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January 19, 2003 | Frank del Olmo
Frank del Olmo is on assignment.
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November 2, 2006 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
The new campus on the edge of Koreatown occupies the site where the first American version of "Godzilla" was filmed. So one early suggestion for a name was Godzilla Elementary, which would go with the motto: A monster of a school. But Principal Eugene Hernandez and the naming committee inclined another way.
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NEWS
October 15, 1998
Frank del Olmo, who has been assistant to Los Angeles Times Editor Michael Parks, was promoted to associate editor of the newspaper, Parks announced Wednesday. As associate editor, Del Olmo will focus on expanding The Times' coverage of Southern California's rapidly growing Latino communities. The effort will include additional staff focusing on Latino issues and interests, ranging from labor to business and popular music to religion.
OPINION
December 26, 2004 | Magdalena Beltran-del Olmo
"Did Jesus steal my daddy?" my 12-year-old son, Frankie, asked me earlier this year as I prepared his breakfast. I was stunned, not just by the elegant simplicity of his question, but because it came from a young man battling autism, and who is still learning to grieve for his father 10 months after his death. For nearly a decade, my husband, Frank del Olmo -- who died on Feb. 19 at age 55 -- wrote a Christmas column about our son on this page.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2004 | Kristina Sauerwein, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 900 mourners Tuesday honored the accomplished life of Frank del Olmo, a Los Angeles Times associate editor and columnist who championed Latinos in and outside the newsroom. Family and friends attending funeral services at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena remembered Del Olmo as a quiet man who had broken ethnic barriers and advocated social justice. Del Olmo died at age 55 of an apparent heart attack Thursday after collapsing in his office at The Times.
OPINION
December 13, 2001
Frank del Olmo does a great service for all residents of L.A. County by bringing our attention to the despotic politics in our southeastern cities ("Latino Activists Should Not Ignore the Dirty Pols," Commentary, Dec. 9). These Latino communities are being victimized by Latinos. Maria Chacon and her cronies have ruined Bell Gardens. They have squandered the city's money and give the illusion of caring for the community by putting on "bread and circus" events throughout the year (with an occasional real circus brought in!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1993
Never has the struggle of "the working poor" been more eloquently defined than in the column about Cesar Chavez by Frank del Olmo ("The Circular Ripple of Justice," Commentary, April 27). It was at once an obituary and an eye-opener. Indeed, the vast majority of Latinos today are more likely to be found at work cleaning the offices of a high-rise in Century City than picking grapes in the fields of Salinas. And yes, the spirit that inspired and propelled Cesar Chavez through the '60s, '70s and '80s is alive and well in the labor unions of the '90s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1995
I strongly object to Frank Del Olmo's proposal for a Mexican "guest worker" program ("Open the Door to Mexican Workers," Commentary, Jan. 31) in the United States, especially since unemployment remains stubbornly high (over 8% in California). Also, the welfare reform proposals now being considered would require that current welfare recipients go to work. Should these people be forced to compete with Mexican nationals for scarce jobs? Any politician who supports Del Olmo's guest worker plan had better look for new employment, and hope that a "guest worker" doesn't get there first.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2000
Re "Democrats May Have Lost Latinos," by Frank del Olmo, Commentary, Aug. 20: If Democrats are losing Latinos it is not just because of indignation at the treatment of Loretta Sanchez and Cruz Bustamante during the convention. A more important reason is that Latino Democrats are beginning to realize that the party's current leadership will not accommodate traditional Latino abhorrence of abortion and open homosexuality. Even many Latino elected officials are out of sync with their constituents on these issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1988
The outrage over the use of GOP polling "guards" in Orange County should serve as a reminder to all Latinos about the dangers of becoming a Republican. First, you'll get a full stomach, forget where you came from and act like any other Orange County conservative. Second, you'll become window dressing for Republican administrations which fight equal opportunity and civil rights for Latinos. Third, as long as you vote Republican, Bush will appear at your tortilla-making contests and President Reagan will assure you that Latinos and Republicans share many of the same values.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2004 | Kristina Sauerwein, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 900 mourners Tuesday honored the accomplished life of Frank del Olmo, a Los Angeles Times associate editor and columnist who championed Latinos in and outside the newsroom. Family and friends attending funeral services at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena remembered Del Olmo as a quiet man who had broken ethnic barriers and advocated social justice. Del Olmo died at age 55 of an apparent heart attack Thursday after collapsing in his office at The Times.
OPINION
February 21, 2004
We all have friends whom we never actually meet, and Times Associate Editor Frank del Olmo was one of mine (obituary, Feb. 20). When Frank wrote about topics that were outside my scope, he informed me. When he addressed matters that were familiar to me, he invited me to consider new aspects of the issue at hand. And he did so in language that was as clear and precise and controlled as any that has ever been written. Your newspaper and my mornings will both be emptier now. David Wilson Laguna Beach Del Olmo was an inspiration and role model to me. Reading about his passing on Friday morning left me in tears, and that is hard to write as a 51-year-old who is not "Hispanic."
OPINION
February 20, 2004
Frank del Olmo, the associate editor of The Times, died Thursday at the age of 55. Del Olmo began at the paper nearly 34 years ago as an intern on the metro desk and went on to become a Metro reporter, a foreign correspondent and an editorial writer. In 1980, he began writing a column that appeared on the Op-Ed page ever since. During the 24 years that followed, he wrote on a wide variety of subjects, including many issues affecting the Latino community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2004 | Claudia Luther, Times Staff Writer
Frank del Olmo, an associate editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a major voice for Latinos in California, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack after collapsing in his office at The Times. He was 55. Del Olmo was pronounced dead shortly after noon at Good Samaritan Hospital near downtown. In announcing Del Olmo's death to the newspaper's staff, Managing Editor Dean Baquet said Del Olmo was "one of the most beloved and valued members of the Los Angeles Times family."
OPINION
June 12, 2003
Re "Our Two Boys of Summer," by Frank del Olmo, Commentary, June 8: Though the comparison between Fernandomania and rich Mexican American Arte Moreno was interesting and enjoyable, nothing can compare to the advent of Fernando Valenzuela. No sports historian has fully captured the enduring quality he brought to us. He gave a complete commitment to our community and "forced" our society to pay close attention to our heroes. I loved that he refused to speak English, so millions of sports fans heard Spanish on TV for the first time.
OPINION
January 19, 2003 | Frank del Olmo
Frank del Olmo is on assignment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1995
Bravo, Frank del Olmo. Finally somebody at The Times is paying attention to the potential of soccer for the Coliseum, and for the first time somebody in the English media said something good about soccer (Commentary, Aug. 18). The future of soccer in Southern California looks better and brighter everyday. More and more, young and old, are playing futbol in the parks (where they permit soccer) and on schools fields from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Sooner or later the sleeping giant elephant of soccer is going to wake up, and the English media may see this game as they see the rest of the sports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1995
A Los Angeles Times columnist who died after he was hit by a tear gas canister 25 years ago was the subject of a keynote speech by Frank del Olmo, deputy editor of The Times' editorial pages, at the annual scholarship banquet of the National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Wednesday. Del Olmo spoke about Ruben Salazar, who became a well-known voice for the Mexican American community as a Times columnist. Salazar died in 1970 after he was hit by the canister, fired into a bar by sheriff's deputies.
OPINION
October 15, 2002
I am puzzled to understand why The Times' writers like Steve Lopez and Frank del Olmo are so brutal with their columns on incoming LAPD Chief William Bratton -- unless they want him to fail. The headline for Del Olmo's Oct. 13 commentary, "Listen Up When Latinos Speak, Chief Bratton," could be construed as a veiled threat: Do as we say, or else. To attack someone without giving him a chance is an abuse of power and is not what our society is about, or is it? Further, any officers, Latino or otherwise, who tell themselves that a promotion isn't worth the hassle do not have the tenacity required of lead officers and should stay where they are. Lori Graham Los Angeles
OPINION
December 13, 2001
Frank del Olmo does a great service for all residents of L.A. County by bringing our attention to the despotic politics in our southeastern cities ("Latino Activists Should Not Ignore the Dirty Pols," Commentary, Dec. 9). These Latino communities are being victimized by Latinos. Maria Chacon and her cronies have ruined Bell Gardens. They have squandered the city's money and give the illusion of caring for the community by putting on "bread and circus" events throughout the year (with an occasional real circus brought in!
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