CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1996
Eugene T. Copsey of Thousand Oaks, a retired supervisor for McDonnell Douglas and World War II veteran, has died. He was 81. Copsey was born on Aug. 19, 1914, in Norwalk, Ohio, and spent his childhood there. After graduating from high school Copsey became a naval corpsman and saw "a lot of service in the Pacific" during World War II, said his brother-in-law, Chuck Bolin, of Lake Chapala, Mexico. Copsey served from 1942 to 1945.
April 20, 1989 |
More thought and planning goes into choosing an international sister city than one might imagine. Recommendations are made to the city council by various civic groups involved in international relations. Upon the council's approval, letters and forms are forwarded to the intended sibling for acceptance. After agreement is reached, there is an exchange of plaques commemorating the event and in some cases officials from the two cities visit each other to see how each conducts city business.
July 27, 1989 |
"I'm moving out of the classroom and the newsroom and into the conference room," said journalism professor Felix Gutierrez after being named the first dean of academic services and special programs at USC's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. "We want to identify good students earlier and establish strong relationships with them, their teachers and their parents," said Gutierrez.
October 21, 2007 |
Dan and Donna Williams conducted a meticulous search for the dream retirement locale: a place with temperate weather and a small-town atmosphere yet close to an international airport and good healthcare. When the Arizona couple finally landed on the shores of Lake Chapala in central Mexico about 40 miles south of Guadalajara, they knew they had found their spot. But they resisted any temptation to become "margarita buyers": first-time visitors who purchase quickly.
September 27, 1987 |
Throughout Mexico, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, better known as the Simpson-Rodino act, is the most absorbing topic since Fernando Valenzuela. It has meant hope to those who seek to qualify for its amnesty provisions, but its main purpose--controlling U.S. borders--inspires mostly scorn. Mexicans conclude that, like the flurry of panic when it went into effect last May, Simpson-Rodino will eventually subside and be forgotten.
January 22, 1989 |
Tucked away in a dim corner of his lodgings in this hilly, rural community, Horace Bristol may look like an old man biding his time, but in fact he has embarked on his third life. When he isn't talking to reporters, curators or publishers about his first life as a photojournalist--explaining how he amassed so many credits and so little recognition--he composes memoires on his word processor.