CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1990 |
Female junior and senior high school students have been invited to attend a conference today at Cal State Fullerton. Participants will be given an opportunity to meet successful professional women working in fields that require scientific and mathematical training, according to Liz Hickman of the American Assn. of University Women, which is sponsoring the event. Sixteen workshops will be offered in areas ranging from archeology to medicine.
January 15, 1988
Episcopal Bishop-elect Frederick Borsch said he would consider the application of Joanna Clark, who underwent a sex change operation 13 years ago, if she formally applies to establish her own religious community in Orange County. Her status as a transsexual would not disqualify her from forming a new order or from becoming an Episcopal nun, he said. But he would take the operation into account, along with other traits, in his decision, he said.
August 21, 1989 |
Car sales are expected to downshift to 9.9 million units this year, compared to 10.5 million last year, because consumer spending is exhausted after several strong years for the auto industry, analysts say. In the first six months of the year, car sales fell 7.6% compared to the 1988 period. Truck sales dipped 5.3%. Sales were last this slow during the slump of 1982-83, said Christopher Cedergren, an analyst with J. D. Power & Associates, an automotive market research firm in Agoura Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1995 |
When she speaks to girls about pursuing science careers, author and engineering consultant Judith Cohen often finds that age makes a difference. Elementary school students "see no boundaries," she said, while older girls tend to be more image conscious. "When you start talking to girls in high school and junior high school, they're concerned about how people will view them," Cohen said. "If it's not considered ladylike to be a scientist, they're a little concerned about it."
August 29, 1989 |
Rebecca Binder launched her architectural practice 10 years ago with a rare boldness. Rather than wait for a client to come along with a first commission, as most hopeful young architects do, Binder became her own developer. With her husband, Gary Fisher, she purchased a site in Santa Monica and built a row of condominiums that immediately caught the attention of the design community and won a national award from the American Institute of Architects in 1985.
April 20, 1992 |
If George Bush's reelection team were a rock group, it probably would be called Mary and the White Boys. Just look at the photographs. Although official Washington remains a town blanketed by white men in dark suits, that was rarely so striking as last December, when Bush announced the people in charge of his political future. There they stood, seven men, middle-aged, hands folded in front of them, sternly listening.