CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 |
May Day protesters marched down streets across the country Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants who have entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas. The crowds numbered in the thousands, not the hundreds of thousands who turned out for the historic immigration marches of 2006. But with a major immigration package being debated in Washington, reform advocates wanted their voices heard. "Listen up, Obama: We are in the fight," people chanted in Spanish in Los Angeles and Chicago.
April 20, 2013 |
NEW DELHI - Several hundred people protesting the rape and kidnapping of a 5-year-old girl descended on police headquarters Saturday, waving signs, overrunning barriers and calling for the resignation of the capital city's police commissioner. The angry demonstration, which spread to a hospital and the homes of two senior officials, was reminiscent of the outcry seen after a 23-year-old student was brutally raped and killed in December, a crime that shook the nation and led to tougher laws and the creation of special courts for rape cases.
April 17, 2013 |
Showcasing the burgeoning and dynamic culinary scene represented in Los Angeles, The Taste includes local restaurant tastings and cooking demonstrations from celebrity top chefs, wine tastings/seminars, and signature events that will prove to be the talk of the town.
April 11, 2013 |
If anyone needs further evidence of how much Ryan McMahon of Santa Ana Mater Dei has matured as a player in his senior baseball season, just examine what he accomplished last week when he was named the most valuable player of the Southern California Boras Classic. On the first day of the tournament, he struck out four times in four at-bats against Newhall Hart. Then, in a marvelous demonstration of possessing the much-desired "short-term memory" skill found in quarterbacks and top athletes, he proceeded to collect eight consecutive hits over the next three games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2013 |
Several dozen demonstrators led by CodePink activists were in downtown San Diego on Saturday to protest the use by the U.S. of unmanned drones to conduct surveillance and air strikes. On a patch of public property adjacent to the carrier Midway museum, demonstrators read the names of teenage civilians purportedly killed in Yemen and Pakistan by drone air strikes. Among the protest signs were those reading "Made locally, Killing globally" and "Drones Kill Children. " "San Diego is ground-zero for the production of these lethal weapons that are killing innocent people and making the U.S. hated around the world," said CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin, author of "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
March 27, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - As lawyers debated gay marriage inside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, activists outside delivered speeches, cranked up boom boxes and hoisted hand-made signs. "Kids do best with a mom and dad," one said; "Jesus had two dads, he turned out OK," another declared. Advocates for same-sex marriage turned out in larger numbers than supporters of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to legally married gay couples and was before the court. But the crowd of hundreds was smaller than the raucous gathering for Tuesday's arguments on California's ban on same-sex marriage.