YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsCommunity Leaders

Community Leaders

October 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Federal immigration authorities in Paterson said they will try to speed up the release of people arrested after the terrorist attacks once the FBI clears them of criminal involvement. Immigration and Naturalization Service officials told representatives of area Muslim communities they will expedite paperwork and approvals and inform community leaders. The meeting followed Tuesday's death of Muhammed Rafiq Butt, who was arrested Sept. 19 but cleared of involvement.
February 28, 1997 | REGINA HONG
Hoping to forge ties between the business community and schools, campuses throughout Ventura County will be hosting guests to shadow a principal for the day. The March 18 event, geared toward business and community leaders, will allow a guest to work alongside a principal from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at participating schools. "This program, which we try to offer every year, provides insights to both educators and community leaders," said Charles Weis, county superintendent of schools.
January 31, 1991
Enough! I read today that Ventura County wishes to build a jail on 157 acres of agricultural land near Santa Paula. I also recently read that the city of Oxnard hopes to condemn a large parcel of agricultural property for a new school. And, of course, builders constantly hunger for other wonderfully flat, ready-to-build-on pieces of agricultural land in this area. When are our community leaders going to wake up and smell the coffee? Parts of California are blessed with soil and climate conditions unmatched anywhere else in the country.
November 16, 1992 | HYUNG-KI JIM, Economic adviser to the Los Angeles-based Korean-American Business Assn. and professor of finance, Cal Poly Pomona.; Compiled by George White and Danielle Masterson for The Times
To improve relations and meet the human relations needs, we all need to respect and understand the cultural heritage and the cultural characteristics of the various communities in Los Angeles because there are a lot of perception problems and misunderstandings. The first thing we have to do is get leaders from the various racial and ethnic communities to meet and identify problems and areas of misunderstanding.
November 3, 2007 | My-Thuan Tran, Times Staff Writer
For years, people stumbling into Little Saigon knew they were in the heart of Orange County's Vietnamese community only when they noticed restaurant signs advertising pho noodles or caught snippets of conversations in Vietnamese. Now, community leaders hope the place will be hard to miss: Plans are to build two ornate archways at the entrances of the bustling ethnic business district centered around Bolsa Avenue in Westminster.
May 23, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Gigabit Squared, a start-up based in Ohio, announced it would bring gigabit broadband speeds to six communities across the country through a new program that has secured $200 million in funding. The Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program will be in partnership with Gig.U, a group of more than 30 research universities across the country, and will bring the select communities Internet speeds "from 100 to 1,000 times faster than what Americans have today," according to a statement released Wednesday.  "To see Gigabit Squared emerge so strongly today proves that yes, America needs an upgrade; and that yes, there are innovators and investors willing to step up to get it done,” said Blair Levin, executive director of Gig.U.
November 26, 1991
The Santa Clarita Valley's largest developer received tentative approval Monday for the second phase of a 12,000-unit, master-planned community north of Valencia. The county Regional Planning Commission unanimously approved a proposal by Newhall Land and Farming Co. to build 1,815 housing units and two shopping centers in the community of North River. The Board of Supervisors is expected to give final approval in coming months to this phase, known as East Copperhill.
February 6, 1992
Re: "Eu Criticized for Attending Soka Event" (Jan. 22): Soka spokeswoman Bernetta Reade is quoted as saying the Japanese language classes were a first for American students--"an offering to the community." If this is true, why were no community leaders invited to this little "tea party?" Perhaps they were not invited because community opposition to the planned Soka expansion is too strong, and local involvement has been found to generate unfavorable publicity. Much easier to sneak in an unsuspecting (possibly)
December 13, 1996 | SUSAN ABRAM
Coro Southern California, a national nonprofit organization that provides free training for potential community leaders, will accept applications through Monday for a leadership training course in Pacoima. The Los Angeles-based group is looking for 16 community members interested in participating in the Neighborhood Leaders Program.
Los Angeles Times Articles