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March 15, 2001 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 30 people, including two boaters, demonstrated Wednesday against bulldozing on wetlands on the site of the proposed massive Playa Vista development. The protesters are upset that the work began before they could appeal a federal court decision that allows the filling of 16 acres of wetlands at various spots in the more than 1,000-acre Westside project and the creation of what developers say will be a freshwater marsh.
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March 15, 2001 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
About 200 students from University of California campuses across the state occupied Royce Hall on the UCLA campus for four hours Wednesday evening, forcing the cancellation of a debate by candidates running for Los Angeles mayor. The impromptu sit-in took place at the end up a long day of marches and rallies to demand that the UC Board of Regents repeal its six-year ban on affirmative action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
About 100 people rallied Thursday in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate International Women's Day and to support a global women's strike. Organizers in several major U.S. cities and more than 60 countries were encouraging women workers to take the whole day or a few hours off from work to draw attention to women's labor issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A crowd of about 1,000 filled the streets near the governor's downtown Los Angeles office Friday to demand better wages for caregivers of people with developmental disabilities. People arrived as early as 9 a.m., many in wheelchairs or using crutches and walkers. They hoped the rally, in front of Gov. Gray Davis' Spring Street office, would help persuade him and members of the Legislature to reevaluate funding for the Department of Disability Services in the May budget revisions.
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February 22, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Crenshaw High School students walked out of class Wednesday morning to protest a proposed name change that they say would rob the school of its history and deal a blow to its pride. It took two hours, several police units and an appearance by Rep. Maxine Waters to corral students in nearby Leimert Park and urge them to go back to school. Students were incensed when they found out last week that administrators had proposed changing the name of Crenshaw to Julian C.
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February 5, 2001 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly 300 former Mexican migrant laborers gathered Sunday near downtown Los Angeles to learn about the latest efforts to find millions of dollars deducted from their paychecks under the World War II braceros work program. After years of being ignored by the Mexican government, the men and their families at the midday Plaza Olvera rally cheered upon learning that Mexican President Vicente Fox recently expressed interest in opening an investigation into the missing funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of abortion opponents gathered in Mission Hills on Saturday to mark the 28th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe vs. Wade. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles--but including an ecumenical array of grass-roots organizations, the sixth annualCommitment to Life Conference tackled other themes that activists view as contrary to what they called "a culture of life," including euthanasia, bioengineering and cloning.
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January 21, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several hours after George W. Bush was inaugurated Saturday, about 2,000 people gathered in downtown Los Angeles for a raucous protest dubbed "The Mourning of the Inauguration." Among the speakers at the rally, staged at Pershing Square and put on by a group of liberal grass-roots organizations, were actors Ed Asner and Ed Begley Jr., Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and former state Sen. Tom Hayden. They charged that Bush is president only because of a fixed Florida vote and a U.S.
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December 19, 2000 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and a group of more than 40 Los Angeles religious and labor leaders Monday called for a week of "moral outrage and indignation" in response to what they said was the disenfranchisement of thousands of Florida voters during the presidential election's aftermath. "The issue now transcends Bush or Gore. Every American who is eligible to vote and who votes should be counted.
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December 16, 2000 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sense of disappointment and betrayal swept through Southern California's Central American community on Friday in response to Congress' rejection of a proposal to grant immigration relief to hundreds of thousands of El Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans. "We're extremely disappointed and even angry," said Angela Sanbrano, executive director of the Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles. "It's too bad that politics was put before justice."
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