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July 19, 1985 | United Press International
Authorities said Thursday that no charges will be filed in a freak explosion that injured 30 persons, mostly 4-H youths, during a demonstration by an expert explaining the dangers of fireworks. "They don't feel like there was any criminal action of any kind to warrant any type of charges," Fire Chief James Bates said of investigators from the state fire marshal's office. The explosion occurred in a camping area during a demonstration to about 100 persons Wednesday night.
February 20, 1986
The City Council voted Tuesday night to begin forming the city's first underground-utility district in a 24-block neighborhood in the southern part of the city. The proposed assessment district, which is intended to serve as a demonstration project, is bounded by The Strand, 8th Street, Bayview Drive and 1st Street. The council agreed to begin the legal process of forming an assessment district after reviewing a report from an ad hoc committee on placing utilities underground.
August 28, 1997
More than 200 people listened to speeches by actor Martin Sheen and officials of the United Farm Workers on Wednesday while demonstrating on Wilshire Boulevard in support of union efforts to organize strawberry pickers. The four-hour demonstration was held to call attention to an organizing campaign aimed at strawberry growers, primarily in Northern California.
November 8, 2008 | Times staff reports
More than 2,000 demonstrators marched through Long Beach on Friday night, protesting the passage of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. Fifteen people were arrested. The march started about 7:30 p.m. and within an hour had taken over Broadway, with protesters shouting and holding signs with such messages as, "Did we vote on your marriage?" "They're saying, 'What do we want? Equal rights. When do we want them? Now,' "said Katie Moravec, 30, who watched the demonstration from her house near Broadway and Gaviota Avenue.
March 13, 1994
The Latinos of Los Angeles finally came out to the streets to protest the way some conservatives and liberals alike are attacking with racial fury the immigrants of this frontier land. The Valley Edition of the Los Angeles Times did not report this event. The demonstration, which took place on a sunny Feb. 26, was organized by Proposition One Coalition, a network of political, religious and community organizations which have the common objective of reforming the current immigration law and stopping anti-immigrant hysteria of this recessionary time.
July 16, 1989
We at Doctors Family Planning in Tustin wish to express our appreciation for the superb job the Tustin Police Department did in handling the mass demonstration held here July 8. After seeing what occurred in Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and elsewhere, it made us very proud of how well-organized and in control our local "small-town" Police Department is. As was stated in the press, this Tustin demonstration was the largest nationwide, and yet no...
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