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January 29, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
About a month ago, attorney Theodore M. Shaw of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund stepped into an elevator outside his Spring Street office and rode upstairs. On the 11th floor, he walked a few steps to the office of Richard J. Fajardo, a lawyer for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. The subject of the meeting: The suits by the U.S.
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September 10, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martha Erives had just stepped out of a Target store after finishing a tiring shift setting out merchandise Saturday when she was approached by a voting registration volunteer. But rather than wave away the volunteer, Erives, 39, eagerly started filling out a registration form. Although she came to the United States from Mexico 20 years ago, working and raising her four kids had kept her busy, and Erives became a U.S. citizen only last year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1992 | BILL BOYARSKY
Assuming Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton survives New York, he faces another dangerous path through urban ethnic politics here in L.A. Latinos, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Jews, Armenians, Greeks and other groups are political players in this once predominantly white Protestant city that has become a magnet for minorities. And, there are groups within groups, factions within factions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2000 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Jim Rogan (R-Glendale) sends voters a letter typed in the Armenian alphabet to trumpet his record as a "true friend and staunch ally" of anyone who can read it. Not to be outdone, his challenger, state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), stammers through a banquet speech in Armenian, one syllable at a time. Perhaps most daring of all is Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena), who is contending for state Senate.
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | CLAUDIA LUTHER and FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writers
Sheila Goldberg of Venice, Calif., is the wife of a stockbroker. She got into politics in the civil rights struggle of the early 1960s, went on to the anti-war movement, now devotes much of her time to raising money for homeless people by sponsoring tours of Venice art studios. She is white.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995 | EDWARD J. BOYER, LOS ANGELES TIMES
It is not a question of if it will happen. The only question now is when will Los Angeles' shrinking African American population result in fewer black elected officials? "A lot of us have been handicapping this one for a long time," said veteran political consultant Chris Hammond. "The assumption is that somewhere down the road--I don't know if it will be the year 2000--we're going to lose a council seat."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2000 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Jim Rogan (R-Glendale) sends voters a letter typed in the Armenian alphabet to trumpet his record as a "true friend and staunch ally" of anyone who can read it. Not to be outdone, his challenger, state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), stammers through a banquet speech in Armenian, one syllable at a time. Perhaps most daring of all is Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena), who is contending for state Senate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martha Erives had just stepped out of a Target store after finishing a tiring shift setting out merchandise Saturday when she was approached by a voting registration volunteer. But rather than wave away the volunteer, Erives, 39, eagerly started filling out a registration form. Although she came to the United States from Mexico 20 years ago, working and raising her four kids had kept her busy, and Erives became a U.S. citizen only last year.
NEWS
April 8, 1988 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
The 12 burly men solemnly twirled and twisted, arms held high, dancing the tsamiko in a circle to the plinking bouzouki music of the Markogiannakis Orchestra. Cheering onlookers showered dollar bills on the sweating dancers in traditional Greek applause. Suddenly, as the guest of honor arrived, the music at Nikos Restaurant stopped. Then came thundering cheers: "Yasu leventi mou!"--Hail, my little brave one! And over and over: "Duu-kaa-kees! Duu-kaa-kees!" Up on stage, Michael S.
OPINION
August 13, 1995 | David E. Hayes-Bautista and Gregory Rodriguez, David E. Hayes-Bautista and Gregory Rodriguez are , respectively , executive director and senior fellow at the Alta California Research Center
It could not have happened at a more opportune time. Just as California is leading the nation in undoing policies designed to integrate and ensure equality for minorities, the state is entering a "post-minority" era. Early next year, when the percentage of white residents will dip below 50, America's most populous state will boast no single majority group. For the next quarter century, all Californians will be minorities. This demographic shift hardly crept up on us.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995 | EDWARD J. BOYER, LOS ANGELES TIMES
It is not a question of if it will happen. The only question now is when will Los Angeles' shrinking African American population result in fewer black elected officials? "A lot of us have been handicapping this one for a long time," said veteran political consultant Chris Hammond. "The assumption is that somewhere down the road--I don't know if it will be the year 2000--we're going to lose a council seat."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1992 | BILL BOYARSKY
Assuming Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton survives New York, he faces another dangerous path through urban ethnic politics here in L.A. Latinos, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Jews, Armenians, Greeks and other groups are political players in this once predominantly white Protestant city that has become a magnet for minorities. And, there are groups within groups, factions within factions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
About a month ago, attorney Theodore M. Shaw of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund stepped into an elevator outside his Spring Street office and rode upstairs. On the 11th floor, he walked a few steps to the office of Richard J. Fajardo, a lawyer for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. The subject of the meeting: The suits by the U.S.
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | CLAUDIA LUTHER and FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writers
Sheila Goldberg of Venice, Calif., is the wife of a stockbroker. She got into politics in the civil rights struggle of the early 1960s, went on to the anti-war movement, now devotes much of her time to raising money for homeless people by sponsoring tours of Venice art studios. She is white.
NEWS
April 8, 1988 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
The 12 burly men solemnly twirled and twisted, arms held high, dancing the tsamiko in a circle to the plinking bouzouki music of the Markogiannakis Orchestra. Cheering onlookers showered dollar bills on the sweating dancers in traditional Greek applause. Suddenly, as the guest of honor arrived, the music at Nikos Restaurant stopped. Then came thundering cheers: "Yasu leventi mou!"--Hail, my little brave one! And over and over: "Duu-kaa-kees! Duu-kaa-kees!" Up on stage, Michael S.
NEWS
November 7, 1998 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.), the epitome of the philosopher-politician and one of the leading scholars of the U.S. Senate, announced Friday that he would not seek reelection when his term is up in two years. "I surely will miss it, but there are other things to do in life, and there comes a time," the 71-year-old Moynihan said.
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