CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2003 |
Numerous antiwar protesters arrested in Santa Rosa agreed to a day in jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of civil disobedience. Some of those pleading Monday chose 10 hours of community service instead of jail. Protesters had snarled traffic in Santa Rosa on March 20, the day after allied forces began bombing in Iraq. Fifty people were arrested when they refused to leave a sit-in at a downtown intersection.
February 4, 1995 |
Demonstrators dumped milk outside supermarkets in 50 U.S. cities Friday to protest the use of a genetically engineered hormone that boosts milk production. Milk was spilled in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis, New Orleans, Milwaukee and dozens of other cities, said Ronnie Cummins, an organizer of the campaign.
November 20, 2004 |
About 3,000 Lebanese university students and right-wing Christian activists in Beirut defied government warnings and demonstrated against Syria's domination of their country. Large numbers of security forces watched but did not intervene as the crowd converged downtown, shouting, "Syrians out!" One demonstrator dressed as Osama bin Laden wore a sign on his chest that read "Syrian Terror." He held a toy gun to the head of a protester who was wrapped in the Lebanese flag.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2005 |
Scores of Ventura County community college students staged a sit-in Wednesday at the president's office at Oxnard College to protest sweeping cuts to programs and personnel to close a $7.5-million budget gap this year and next. The demonstration came just hours after Ventura County Community College District trustees shuttered cafeteria services at all three campuses, eliminated or reduced nearly two dozen academic programs and laid off about 130 instructors, most of whom work part time.
March 30, 2003 |
Thousands of Canadians marched to show solidarity with the United States and counter antiwar rallies. The biggest demonstration was in the capital, Ottawa, where about 5,000 people braved rainstorms. In the United States, as many as 12,000 people packed the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg. A rally in Cape Cod, Mass., supporting U.S. troops drew about 2,000 and in Miami, thousands of Cuban exiles and others marched to support the U.S. military and to oppose relations with Cuba.
January 18, 2006 |
U.N. peacekeepers fired warning shots and tear gas at protesters trying to breach the security walls of the world body's headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In San Pedro, west of Abidjan, protesters hurled firebombs into a United Nations office, but no injuries were reported. A U.N. official accused the government of orchestrating the demonstrations. Protests began Monday after U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2006 |
Feeling power in their numbers, hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully, even joyously, through the streets of Los Angeles on Monday as part of a nationwide demonstration of economic and political clout by immigrants -- legal and illegal. Thousands of businesses were shuttered on the "Day Without Immigrants" as workers and their families, most of them from Mexico, participated in a boycott of work and commerce, rallying to demonstrate their importance to the U.S.
June 16, 2011
EVENT Whet your appetite for the Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival, which features cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, interactive food demonstrations, wineries from around the globe, and tasty bites, beers and cocktails from local restaurants and breweries. Entertainment includes the 17-piece Fabulous Esquires Big Band; the Satin Dollz USO-style song-and-dance performances; and a variety of jazz bands. Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. $150-225.
May 27, 1989 |
In a significant defeat for liberal members of the new national assembly, the Congress of People's Deputies refused Friday to suspend a controversial law restricting political demonstrations here after crowds gathered outside the Kremlin wanting to meet their deputies. Although the liberals complained that the riot police had prevented people from meeting them as their elected representatives, conservatives voted to keep in force--even during the current session of the congress--legislation that bans unauthorized public gatherings.
April 16, 1989 |
Grass-roots groups dedicated to preserving the dwindling remnants of architectural history in their neighborhoods will gather this week to recommit themselves to their goals at the 14th annual California Preservation Conference at the Biltmore Hotel. The public is invited to special events that include all-day demonstrations of restoration techniques Friday and Saturday, and 19 neighborhood tours next Sunday. Award Presentation About 1,500 preservationists will participate in seminars on supportive federal legislation, local zoning practices and methods of organizing neighborhoods.