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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON
Until this year, the first impression created by the Anaheim Convention Center could be captured in one word: orange. Not the muted orange fashionable in today's Southwestern decor, but pumpkin orange, tangerine orange, screaming bright orange. To maximize Anaheim's identification with Orange County, the interior designers of the city-owned building decided to go all out, with orange walls, orange carpeting, orange chairs and orange signs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2004 | James Ricci, Times Staff Writer
Draped belly-down across two folding chairs, Tim Conrad contemplated his personal journey as emerging work of art. In a distant corner of Fairplex's Building 5 in Pomona, a bank of audio speakers the size of offensive linemen boomed heavy-metal music. Around Conrad milled hundreds of men and women with black or sherbet-colored markings on their arms, necks, spines and heads. Behind him, Terry "Wookie" Hoffman of Club Tattoo in Tempe, Ariz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican Party representatives are beginning to consider possible sites for the 1992 GOP national convention, including Anaheim, a stronghold of conservatism in Southern California. Leslie Goodman, press secretary for the Republican National Committee, said Tuesday that the county's largest city is one of four California municipalities being studied by the GOP and William D. Harris and Associates, a Washington, D.C., consulting firm.
NEWS
October 3, 1990 | United Press International
City Health Department officials were attempting Tuesday to determine the cause of the apparent food poisoning of more than 150 people attending a convention. The officials said the apparent cause was food served Sunday at a hotel, but they added that it could be several days or even weeks before a determination is made. A survey of area hospitals showed that at least 155 people were treated for symptoms of food poisoning.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
American Muslims opened their largest annual gathering, emphasizing the importance of voting as the Muslim community struggles for political recognition. More than 30,000 people were expected to attend the three-day meeting in Rosemont organized by the Islamic Society of North America, an umbrella association representing Muslim groups and mosques nationwide. The conference is the third for the Islamic Society since the Sept.
SPORTS
July 14, 1990
The Anaheim Convention Center will be the site of the 12th National Sports Collectors Convention next summer. A proposal to bring the convention to Anaheim was approved at the 1990 national convention held earlier this month in Arlington, Tex. The convention will be July 4-7, 1991. Promoters Jack Petruzzelli and his wife, Patti, put together the proposal to bring the 1991 convention to Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
At the Faithdome in South-Central Los Angeles this week, one of the most dynamic religious movements in the world is out in full force. A man from the Philippines has collapsed on the floor and is murmuring sweet praises to Jesus. An Asian and an African are hugging, praying and weeping. A leader of the faith, Thomas Trask, voice booming and face perspiring, has laid his thick hands over a Korean woman's head and is exhorting God: "Heal! Heal! Heal! We rebuke the attackers in the name of Jesus!"
BUSINESS
December 6, 2000 | Marla Dickerson
Southern California has been accused of having a plastic culture. Now it has a trade show to prove it. PLASTEC West will debut Jan. 8-10 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Convention organizers say California was a natural location for the event. Over the last five years, the state has led industry expansion with a 24% increase in employment and a 38% jump in the value of plastic shipments.
NEWS
June 25, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
The first politically open Teamsters convention began Monday as an unprecedented pastiche of democracy in all its catharsis, chaos and change. In a symbolic demonstration of their lingering resentment of government oversight, the 1,900 delegates voted against incorporating the democratic reforms of a 1989 consent decree into their constitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
Fandom is a way of life. Just ask the hundreds of dreamers who wandered through displays of movie props and fantasy paintings at the Burbank Convention Center Friday and the hundreds more expected over the weekend for the science fiction, fantasy and horror convention being held at the center. "It's a very family thing," said convention manager Roxanne Smith. "I'm odd, you're odd. We can all be odd together."
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