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March 3, 1998
Clara Fraser, 74, social activist who fought for rights for women, minorities, union workers, gays and prisoners. A native of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, Fraser studied literature and education at UCLA and worked briefly as a Hollywood screenwriter. She joined the Socialist Workers Party and soon moved to Seattle to help build its branch there, later leading it to secede and become the separate Freedom Socialist Party.
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April 6, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came Sunday to celebrate the unsinkable Clara Fraser, a former Boyle Heights girl and raspy-voiced socialist-feminist who in a restless half-century of activism championed the causes of everyone from blue-collar workers and gays to women, prisoners and American Indians. The 74-year-old Fraser, who died in February of emphysema in her Seattle home, was remembered by friends and family as a scrappy street fighter and union sympathizer who never met a labor-rights battle she didn't relish.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They came Sunday to celebrate the unsinkable Clara Fraser, a former Boyle Heights girl and raspy-voiced socialist-feminist who in a restless half-century of activism championed the causes of everyone from blue-collar workers and gays to women, prisoners and American Indians. The 74-year-old Fraser, who died in February of emphysema in her Seattle home, was remembered by friends and family as a scrappy street fighter and union sympathizer who never met a labor-rights battle she didn't relish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1998
Clara Fraser, 74, social activist who fought for rights for women, minorities, union workers, gays and prisoners. A native of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, Fraser studied literature and education at UCLA and worked briefly as a Hollywood screenwriter. She joined the Socialist Workers Party and soon moved to Seattle to help build its branch there, later leading it to secede and become the separate Freedom Socialist Party.
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February 2, 1996 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here, tall dogwoods from little acorns grow. All is not what it seems at California Country Trees in Vista in north San Diego County, where faux (don't call them artificial, please) flora destined for hotels, shopping centers, theme parks and casinos worldwide take root. Proprietors Bennett Abrams and Gary Hanick lead the way down a mossy path through a fake forest into an enormous studio where, under a 25-foot ceiling, artisans are creating olive trees, birches and yuccas.
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February 22, 1990 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their message was simple: We told you so. Stalinism is dead, socialism is the future, they said. Only days earlier, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela had been freed. Communist governments had been toppling throughout Eastern Europe.
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