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March 7, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
On March 6, 1968, more than 1,000 high school students in East Los Angeles marched out of their classrooms and into the streets, setting off a chain of events they hoped would change their schools forever. So began the East Los Angeles "blowouts," a series of student walkouts to expose substandard education for Latinos in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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November 9, 2001 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of donors picketed the North Hollywood studios of KPFK-FM (90.7) on Thursday and pledged to withhold their usual contributions until the station's parent--the liberal Pacifica Foundation--settles lawsuits with disgruntled listeners and board members.
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August 12, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Closed-circuit cameras, electronic highway sensors, and real-time computers normally used for traffic control will be Big Brother-like observers as events unfold during the Democratic National Convention.
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October 28, 2001 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of people peacefully demonstrated Saturday against the U.S. war in Afghanistan during a rally at Pershing Square and a march through downtown Los Angeles. The protest was organized by the LA/Orange County Coalition to Stop the War and the Coalition for World Peace, said James Lafferty, one of the leaders.
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August 31, 1989 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
The battle over abortion moved Wednesday to a Los Angeles fast-food restaurant--a Carl's Jr. outlet--where 100 pro-choice picketers protested the financial support that the founder of the Orange County-based chain has given to anti-abortion efforts. The picketers described the late-afternoon action as part of a national strategy to fight back against major funders of anti-abortion organizations, including Carl's Jr. founder Carl Karcher and Domino's Pizza magnate Thomas S. Monaghan.
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January 31, 1993 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what Hollywood preservationists are calling a "classic" mistake, Coca-Cola USA has removed its flashing red and white neon sign from Hollywood Boulevard, leaving only a washed-out red billboard in the spot where its trademark had blinked for half a century. Coke executives say finances forced them to retire the sign, which was one of about 50 neon displays the soft drink company maintains around the world. The price of leasing the billboard atop the J.J.
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March 6, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI and JOE VELAZQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Declaring that "creativity will be the currency of the 21st Century," the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts said Monday it is appropriate for the federal government to fund potentially offensive artworks. John E. Frohnmayer, the NEA chairman, made the remarks before a hearing conducted by the postsecondary education subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee.
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August 18, 1991 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony on Saturday took part in a statewide "prayer vigil" aimed at stopping legalized abortion, praising anti-abortion activists for their efforts in Los Angeles and pleading with them to continue to expose what he called "the power of evil, of Satan, of darkness." In a mostly upbeat address to about 300 people at Pasadena's First Nazarene Church, Mahony drew an analogy between the battle over abortion and a televised effort to save a beached whale in Australia on Saturday.
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April 30, 1992 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four Los Angeles police officers won acquittals Wednesday in their trial for the beating of black motorist Rodney G. King, igniting renewed outrage over a racially charged case that had triggered a national debate on police brutality. Hours after the verdicts were announced, angry demonstrators torched buildings, looted stores and assaulted passersby as civic leaders pleaded for calm. Gov.
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May 3, 1992 | IRENE CHANG and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An estimated 30,000 people--some wearing white headbands of mourning, some carrying brooms and plastic garbage bags--marched through Los Angeles' Koreatown on Saturday in a massive show of support for beleaguered merchants. "It hurts right here," said marcher Joyce Kim of Diamond Bar, putting her hand over her heart to show anguish over the Korean-owned stores that were looted or set afire since the Rodney G. King verdict. "Koreatown is all our family."
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September 8, 2001 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scattered, politically quiescent and far smaller than its counterpart in Miami, Los Angeles' Cuban American community faces an uphill struggle to organize a protest outside this year's Latin Grammy awards Tuesday night. Activists opposed to participation by artists from Fidel Castro's Cuba so easily mobilized forces to protest staging the event in Miami that organizers, citing the fear of disruption, decided to hold it in Los Angeles again this year.
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August 15, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Los Angeles police ruthlessly attacked scores of lawful protesters at last year's Democratic National Convention, according to a federal lawsuit, the second such suit in as many weeks. Monday's suit centers on the LAPD's attempt to roust hundreds of demonstrators from an officially designated protest area outside Staples Center Aug. 14 of last year. After coming under rock-throwing attack from a few protesters, police ordered everyone in the area to leave.
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August 10, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Demanding that Los Angeles police change their crowd-control tactics, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, charging that the department illegally and brutally stifled protesters' rights to free speech and assembly at last year's Democratic National Convention and a follow-up demonstration in October.
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July 23, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In a show of solidarity with Israelis, about 5,000 members of Los Angeles' Jewish community rallied Sunday to reaffirm their support in the face of ongoing violence, economic hardship and demoralization in the Holy Land. The rally was billed as a "people to people" demonstration, rather than a more controversial display of political support for the Israeli government, now led by conservative Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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June 16, 2001 | SARAH HALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of janitors, housekeepers and day laborers gathered downtown Friday in a rally and march to demand immigration reform and greater respect for their work. Labor and political leaders argued for legislation that would grant amnesty to thousands of illegal immigrants, including many who work as janitors. Nearly 2,000 service employees clad in purple T-shirts chanted, beat drums and waved signs reading "Reward Work" to show their support.
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May 20, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of people lined the streets near the Federal Building on Saturday to protest U.S. aid to Israel and to garner support for Palestinian liberation. At 2 p.m, the crowd chanted, "Free Palestine," and waved signs calling for an end to the violence that some Palestinians in the United States said they doubt will end. Some said the recent surge in violence forced them to join the protest.
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March 8, 1992 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vandals splattered red paint on the doors of a Sherman Oaks church and otherwise defaced its front entrance early Saturday before about 200 Catholics arrived to attend Mass and, afterward, hold an anti-abortion prayer vigil at a nearby women's clinic. "This kind of vandalism is not going to deter the pro-life movement," said Auxiliary Bishop Armando Ochoa of the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese, who celebrated the Mass at St.
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March 11, 1989 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
Two members of the City Council charged on Friday that the Los Angeles Police Department is still too vague about its plans for handling massive demonstrations scheduled for later this month at area family planning clinics and they demanded a clearer statement from Chief Daryl F. Gates.
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April 25, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Armenian genocide. The Turkish government denies it ever happened. But to the throngs of Armenian Americans who marched Tuesday through the streets of Hollywood on the Armenian Day of Remembrance, that denial only fueled their zeal to never forget what occurred during World War I. Blocking parts of Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, thousands chanted slogans, waved flags and walked 1 1/2 miles to honor the 1.
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April 18, 2001 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chanting, "Japan, apologize," and "Japan, tell the truth," more than 200 Asian American protesters Tuesday demanded that the Japanese government pull back new history textbooks that they say whitewash Japan's crimes against its neighbors before and during World War II.
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