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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.
August 29, 1986 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Black community leaders from Soweto charged Thursday that the fatal police shooting of at least 20 people this week was a "cold-blooded massacre." They warned that the sprawling black city outside Johannesburg is ready to "explode with anger." But the government, accusing black activists of trying to prevent a return to law and order under the state of emergency, said the fierce clashes late Tuesday and early Wednesday were touched off by the ambush of a police patrol.
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.
June 16, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Responding to a rash of shootings in their community, Santa Monica residents and community leaders will hold a vigil and procession Sunday evening to call for peace and healing. Organizers said a gunman's shooting rampage on June 7 that left six dead was followed by three other shooting incidents that left one dead and two others injured. “Although we have reduced gang and youth violence in recent years, the incidents of the past few days are a wake-up call that our city must not regress in its effort to address” the violence, Oscar de la Torre, a Santa Monica school board member, said in a prepared statement.
June 27, 1987 | GENE YASUDA, Times Staff Writer
A letter distributed by a private language school in East San Diego that disparages a neighboring community college and makes racial remarks about its students has outraged educators and community leaders. The letter from the College Prep English Language Institute warned its students that they risked deportation and exposure to tuberculosis if they took additional classes at the East San Diego Community College Continuing Education Center.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was ousted as Haiti's president in a coup five months ago, urged religious and community leaders in Los Angeles on Friday to lobby U.S. politicians to pressure the Haitian military to return democratic rule. "The more you talk about that, the more you can help us," Aristide told about 75 people at First African Methodist Episcopal Church in the West Adams district. "A lot of people really don't know what is going on."
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