May 27, 1993
Joining a national student action, about 25 students at Occidental College are protesting the treatment of Haitian refugees held at a U.S. naval base in the Caribbean. Students have participated in a weeklong symbolic fast and have collected more than 400 signatures asking President Clinton to admit Haitians being held at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba into the United States. They have also sent more than 250 postcards and are conducting a phone campaign, calling U.S. Atty. Gen.
January 7, 1995
Regarding the Desert Protection Act and your article "Off The Beaten Path" (Dec. 28): Let me get this straight, the hunter who walked in the desert and left only footprints and the off-roader who drove its dirt roads and left only tire tracks were deemed too destructive, but a mining company is going to blow up 505 acres--oh no wait, my mistake, it's 19,000 acres--of our land, cyanide it for gold, then dig a 47-acre hole in a dry lake to get clay...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992 |
U. S. Sen. John Seymour will discuss California's role in a changing international environment at a meeting Thursday of the World Affairs Council of Ventura County, a Seymour spokesman said. Seymour's speech will touch on such topics as the end of the Cold War and its effect on California defense industries, and the North American Free Trade Agreement, Press Secretary H. D. Palmer said.
August 16, 1987
As a frequent business traveler to the San Francisco Bay Area I often find myself drawn into the fraternal rivalry between our two metropolitan areas and, despite the fact that I quite enjoy these trips, it's not unusual for me to be pressed into advocacy for some outrage or other that "we" have perpetrated on "them." One of the usual complaints is our rapacious thirst for their water. I was therefore amused when the first reports of Hodel's proposal to unblock and drain the Hetch Hetchy Valley reached the San Francisco media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993 |
The most honored, some might say successful, team in Los Angeles does not hit, tackle or dunk, but they sure can make your head spin. And the accolades keep coming. After dazzling 45 other high school teams with their knowledge in the California Academic Decathlon on March 14 in Stockton, the members of the Taft High School decathlon team have been given honor after honor, the latest coming Thursday from the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.
May 17, 1997 |
Gov. Pete Wilson, responding to allegations that many of California's most severely retarded and disabled citizens are receiving substandard care in community homes, is ordering an independent examination of the placement of the developmentally disabled in such programs.