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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.
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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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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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December 15, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
About 150 students marched on Los Angeles Unified's downtown headquarters Thursday to protest the dearth of college preparation classes at their South Los Angeles campuses, and they secured a pledge from Supt. Roy Romer to investigate. Organizers of the loud but peaceful protest advanced to the front doors of the school district's main office late in the afternoon, chanting: "Romer, Romer, come on down. Talk to us, don't be a clown." A few minutes later, Romer emerged from his office.
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December 15, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a noisy rally and that's how the students wanted it. Marching and carrying signs Thursday at Monroe High School, they shouted, "Is there ever an invitation to rape? No." Many motorists on Nordhoff Street honked in support. About 80 students and rape crisis center advocates gathered to draw attention to what they say is a lack of sufficient rape prevention education at schools. The demonstration was triggered by the Dec.
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December 11, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With lighted candles and heavy hearts, family and friends of victims of gun violence held a vigil in Granada Hills on Sunday to remember not only those who died but also those still grieving over the loss of their loved ones. The group of about 40--including Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks and family members of the survivors of the North Valley Jewish Community Center shooting in August 1999--gathered at the Granada Hills center to observe National Victims Memorial Week.
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November 22, 2000
A 20-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to either 30 days in jail or 20 days on a work crew after pleading no contest to dumping four tons of horse manure in front of the Democratic National Convention headquarters, prosecutors said Tuesday. Sean McKinney Diener was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to a charge of illegally dumping a commercial quantity of a noxious substance. Police said Diener, wearing a pink pig costume, was arrested Aug.
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October 25, 2000 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two media watchdog groups have called for protests today at 9 a.m. at North Hollywood's KPFK-FM (90.7), as well as four other Pacifica Foundation-owned, listener-supported radio stations nationwide, in response to what they're calling censorship and intimidation of the network's highest-profile journalist. Amy Goodman, award-winning host of "Democracy Now!
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October 24, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The participants in Sunday's violent confrontation between police and protesters outside Parker Center clashed again Monday, as both sides accused the other of violence and hair-trigger reactions to provocation. Although the Los Angeles Police Department declined to make official comment pending a complete review of the incident, some officers defended their use of batons and rubber projectiles against demonstrators who, according to the LAPD, taunted, defied and pelted officers with debris.
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