January 28, 1991
The Persian Gulf War continues to stir anti-war sentiment across the country and the Southland. In San Diego, a weekly vigil and march at Balboa Park drew between 1,000 to 1,500 people Sunday. The Coalition for Peace in the Middle East, a San Diego-based organization, has sponsored the weekly vigils in an area between the lily pond and the fountain in the park. Those who called for an end to the war marched with placards filled with anti-war messages and the peace symbol.
November 19, 1989 |
Six members of Operation Rescue were arrested Saturday in La Mesa, cited for trespassing at a health clinic that performs abortions. The arrests occurred at one of several anti-abortion demonstrations held throughout Southern California. In Los Angeles, about 60 Operation Rescue pickets were met outside a Sunset Boulevard health clinic by about 40 pro-choice demonstrators. Los Angeles police said both demonstrators were peaceful.
June 6, 1990 |
Anti-abortion lawyer Cyrus Zal, slapped with a 90-day jail term by a judge, was ordered to report to jail by a San Diego appeals court that found the sentence justified. Zal had appealed the sentence stemming from a contempt of court citation El Cajon Municipal Court Judge Larrie R. Brainard imposed at a February trial. But the 4th District Court of Appeal rejected the appeal and ordered the Folsom-based lawyer to report to the San Diego County jail on June 15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1992 |
Nearly 500 people, including garment workers, and labor and environmental leaders, joined Thursday at the U.S.-Mexico border to protest the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement. Chanting "$4 a day, no way!" the demonstration against the trade agreement was one of the largest thus far in San Diego County, which analysts say will feel the most immediate impact from the agreement.
February 6, 1998 |
If all social protest movements need a martyr, the free-the-ferrets campaign in California may finally have found one: Rocky. The 2 1/2-year-old pet and boon companion of Pat Wright, chairman and founder of San Diego-based Ferrets Anonymous, was put to death by order of county health officials here after biting a television cameraman at a pro-ferrets rally last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 |
A year ago, Carlos Nava bought five acres in Boulevard in the hope that its pristine air would soothe his failing lungs. Now Nava is adding his halting voice to the outcry against a hazardous waste incinerator proposed for southeast San Diego County. "I feel a duty to bring my lungs and my voice as testimony to what chemicals can do," Nava said softly, his words punctuated by sharp gasps.