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September 22, 2002
As the owner of the Morris Department Store and a longtime Delano resident, Matthew Heller's article ("Delano's Grand Illusion," Sept. 1) covers in a nutshell the snow job creating the "illusion." My thanks to Heller on a story well done and to resident Jean Flores for remembering. Morton V. Slater Atherton
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO -- More than 1,000 farm workers are expected in Delano on Tuesday night to watch the first feature film about Cesar Chavez. The film, directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Pena as Chavez, is set in the 10 years surrounding the grape boycotts that began in the Kern County farm town in the 1960s. The film will screen outdoors at the Forty Acres , a parcel of land on Delano's outskirts that is now a National Historic Monument. It was here that Chavez's 1968 fast drew national attention to harsh working conditions in the fields.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | Los Angeles Times staff reports
A funeral service for labor organizer Richard Chavez will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the United Farm Workers' 40 Acres complex at 31068 Garces Highway in Delano, Calif. An all-night vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday. Chavez, younger brother of UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, died Wednesday at 81.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2013 | By Ashley Powers
In 1979, Brenda Anderson testified that a young man with whom she had gone to high school shot her elderly neighbor to death. Thirty-four years later, Anderson's sister Sharon took the stand and said the account, which helped send the young man to prison, was a lie. On Thursday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge sided with Sharon Anderson and threw out the conviction of Kash Delano Register, who maintained his innocence during more...
NEWS
February 16, 1987
Two cars full of teen-agers collided head on near Delano, killing six youths and injuring five others, authorities said. A California Highway Patrol team that specializes in major crashes was investigating the accident, CHP dispatcher John Sanchez said. Sanchez said he had no information on what caused the accident, and said there was no evidence that any of the people were wearing seat belts.
OPINION
April 6, 2002
I never thought I would become a single-issue voter. However, Gov. Gray Davis' granting an indefensible pay increase to correctional officers after their union gave him the largest single check he has received since taking office pushes me to the edge. I am a retired employee of the Department of Corrections with over 30 years of service, so I should be glad for my former brothers. But this is too much. As a taxpayer I object to giving such a gigantic increase to a single group of employees when the rest of the state departments are being asked to take cuts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Jack V. Pandol, a leader of the California produce industry whose innovations included pioneering global partnerships that made fresh fruit available to North Americans year-round, has died. He was 87. Pandol, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Wednesday at his longtime home in Delano, Calif., his family said. He was a second-generation farmer who thought far beyond the borders of the San Joaquin Valley land that he had worked since the 1940s. "When everybody else just saw problems, he saw opportunities," said Bryan Silbermann, president of the Delaware-based Produce Marketing Assn.
SPORTS
March 15, 1986 | DAVE HATZ
In terms of size, the Lynwood High School girls' basketball team does not match up with Point Loma. Forward Shurell Johnson, at 5-feet 9-inches, is the Knights' tallest player. But that doesn't mean the Knights won't match up well at 6 tonight when they play the Pointers in the Division I Southern Regional championship game at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
SPORTS
April 28, 1994
Mike Delano, one of three players dismissed from the North Hollywood High baseball team last week because of disciplinary reasons, was reinstated Wednesday by vote of secret ballot by teammates. "The team voted him back in," Coach Rick Pally said. Delano, a junior left-hander who has 39 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings, will return to the team next week. Seniors Patrick Fields and Robert Talamantes did not express an interest in returning.
NEWS
August 16, 1997
Jack Delano, 83, a photographer, filmmaker, cartoonist, graphic designer and composer. Less known than Dorothea Lange or Arthur Rothstein, Delano was nevertheless among the handful of photographers who recorded the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration. Among his most-praised pictures, which took on the look of Old Masters paintings, was one of a Thanksgiving dinner in Connecticut featuring grapes and a pitcher of water as the cornerstone of the feast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
A group of Filipino nurses who claimed they were mocked for their accents and ordered to speak "English only" won a nearly $1-million settlement against a Central California hospital where bosses and co-workers were allegedly urged to eavesdrop on the immigrant workers. The $975,000 settlement, announced Monday by lawyers from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is believed to be the largest language discrimination settlement in the U.S. healthcare industry, according to the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2011 | By Richard Rayner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The New Deal A Modern History Michael Hiltzik Free Press: 499 pp., $30 Michael Hiltzik's "Colossus," published last year, told the story of the building of what is now known as the Hoover Dam, an epic public works project that was seized upon by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as an icon of his New Deal. Hiltzik's latest, an extension of "Colossus" in a way, moves on to the subject of the New Deal itself, beginning with FDR's election in November 1932 and his inauguration four months later on a cold, damp day when America, in the midst of a banking collapse, was a "stupefied giant standing face to face with insolvency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | Los Angeles Times staff reports
A funeral service for labor organizer Richard Chavez will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the United Farm Workers' 40 Acres complex at 31068 Garces Highway in Delano, Calif. An all-night vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday. Chavez, younger brother of UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, died Wednesday at 81.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Forty-one years ago, Cesar Chavez and local table grape growers gathered in a squat white building surrounded by vineyards and weeds on the western edge of this Central Valley community to sign contracts that brought large-scale unionization to agriculture for the first time in history. Back then, it was the hub of a United Farm Workers complex known as 40 Acres, and "Huelga! Huelga!" — the Spanish word for "strike" — was the familiar battle cry of fieldworkers and their supporters around the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Jack V. Pandol, a leader of the California produce industry whose innovations included pioneering global partnerships that made fresh fruit available to North Americans year-round, has died. He was 87. Pandol, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Wednesday at his longtime home in Delano, Calif., his family said. He was a second-generation farmer who thought far beyond the borders of the San Joaquin Valley land that he had worked since the 1940s. "When everybody else just saw problems, he saw opportunities," said Bryan Silbermann, president of the Delaware-based Produce Marketing Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2009 | Carol J. Williams
Prison guards fired live rounds, pepper spray and rubber bullets to quell a riot at Kern Valley State Prison in which one inmate was stabbed to death and 17 others injured, state corrections officials disclosed Thursday. The deadly melee in the maximum-security section of the overcrowded prison involved 38 inmates, four of whom suffered bullet wounds after guards moved in to contain the riot that began at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported.
NEWS
May 6, 1990 | ZAN THOMPSON
Jean Erck and I were happily lost in Leona Valley when we saw the only wildflowers I have seen this year. The sweep of hillside was covered in purple and gold. The lupine and California poppies flowed from the edge of the highway to the top of the rise. Scarlet Indian paintbrush made explanation points. We had made a wrong turn coming out of Palmdale when we took the road less traveled, which took us to the flowered hillsides and brought us out near the top of the Ridge Route near Tejon Pass.
MAGAZINE
October 6, 2002
State officials do not claim that a prison will be the "economic salvation" of a declining community ("Delano's Grand Illusion," by Matthew Heller, Sept. 1). Economic impacts of a prison are normally spread over a region and the host community receives some of the benefit. We could have told Heller how many paychecks from North Kern State Prison go to people who live in Delano: 229. We also could have told him that the state Board of Equalization has a model suggesting those paychecks generate annual wages and salaries of $15,510,027, which generates retail sales of $7,599,913.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
CAMP PENDLETON -- In past months, Marines from here have been charged with killing Iraqi civilians and prisoners. Now a different kind of allegation has surfaced: A Marine is in the brig awaiting court-martial accused of murdering an Iraqi soldier with his bayonet while the two were assigned to a nighttime sentry post at Camp Fallouja. Marine Lance Cpl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pierre Delanoe, 88, who wrote the lyrics for more than 5,000 songs for French artists from Edith Piaf to Johnny Hallyday, died Wednesday of heart failure, the French federation of authors, composers and publishers said. He was known for writing some of France's best-loved tunes, many with singer-songwriter Gilbert Becaud.
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