CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988
In California, prisoners double-up in cells meant for one inmate, but that is only the beginning. They bunk together in classrooms, television rooms and gyms. They are housed with barely enough room to stretch out, in every inch of available space and still there is not enough room. A yes vote on Proposition 80, an $817-million bond issue for prison construction, will relieve the severe and chronic overcrowding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1994 |
A second videotape to surface in the beating death of a 23-year-old Huntington Beach woman was being examined by police Sunday while the manhunt continued for a recently paroled felon suspected in the case. The videotape was filmed by a patron inside the Australian Beach Restaurant and Nightclub here, where Lenora Annette Wong is believed to have met Edward Patrick Morgan, 28, of Orange, before leaving with him early Friday.
January 7, 1988 |
Prisoner rights attorneys alleged in a civil suit Wednesday that inmates housed in the AIDS ward at the state medical prison at Vacaville are treated like "lepers" in inhumane conditions that further endanger their lives.
March 3, 1992 |
"Working W/ People," a sometimes touching exhibition at the Municipal Art Gallery, dramatizes a contemporary paradox. These days it seems everyone wants to be considered a member of a special category. Usually, these classifications are based on singular characteristics visited on individuals who belong to a particular gender or race, prefer companions of the same sex, or who just happen to be young, old or ill.
March 1, 1989 |
American expatriate soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy will make an unusual return stop Monday on the Western swing of his current U.S. tour when he performs for the inmates at the California Institute for Men at Chino. Hornman Lacy, who has been living in Paris for more than 20 years, will bring his sextet to the same prison at which he played a duo concert with pianist Mal Waldron last September.
September 25, 1995 |
The Japan Foundation's annual Japan Today film festival begins Friday at the Monica 4-Plex, and this year it is part of an ongoing series of performances, exhibitions and forums taking place in Santa Monica. Among the films in the festival are a pair of major productions from the venerable but ever-vital Shochiku Co., "Nowhere Man" (at 7 p.m.) and "We Are Not Alone" (at 9:30 p.m.). The latter will be repeated several times through Oct.