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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1994
Funeral services have been finalized for longtime journalist and former UC Irvine public relations specialist Helen Johnson, friends said Thursday. Johnson died last week of cancer at age 71. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 600 N. Main St., Santa Ana. The Orange County Register employed Johnson from 1948--when she arrived from her native Pennsylvania--until 1953.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine days ago, Mayor Richard Riordan put his personal and political credibility on the line by promising to revamp a troubled park in South-Central within two weeks. Friday, he presided over a community celebration of his vow's fulfillment. During the past nine days, Vermont Square Park has undergone a striking transformation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Helen Johnson, a longtime Orange County journalist and UC Irvine public relations specialist, died Tuesday of cancer. She was 71. In 1982, Johnson won the Orange County Press Club's Sky Dunlap Award for career excellence and contribution to the community. Johnson worked as a reporter for the Orange County Register from 1948, when she came west from her native Pennsylvania, until 1953, when she joined the first group of Los Angeles Times reporters based in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1999
Helen Merle Johnson, a retired secretary, died Sunday at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. She was 81. She and a twin sister, Viva, were born May 25, 1918, in Melbourne, Ark. Two years later, the family moved to Oklahoma where Johnson attended school and grew up. Johnson furthered her education at the University of Central Oklahoma. In the mid-1940s, she and her sister moved to Washington, D.C., where their eldest brother, Glen, was a U.S. congressman.
TRAVEL
July 25, 1993
I am in agreement with the letter written by Jack and Helen Johnson (July 11) regarding amplifiers adjusted to ear-piercing volume on cruise ships. We are not all deaf and would prefer music played at a more comfortable level. The passengers would enjoy the shows much more. DORIS J. RAE LaVerne
TRAVEL
July 11, 1993
We have been on five cruises so we are writing this letter with some experience. In the June 6 Cruise Views column, "On Seagoing Shows, Anything Goes," there was a long description of entertainment on cruise ships. What it didn't mention is that if you take several cruises with the same line, you see the shows over and over again. This is boring and insulting to the passengers. The article also did not cover the various bands, duos and trios playing in the cruise ship lounges and lobbies and the fact that they are all too loud, using microphones and amplifiers adjusted to an ear-piercing volume.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1994
Re "Huffington Ad Calls for an End to Welfare," Aug. 5: So (Republican Senate candidate) Mike Huffington wants to cut off welfare tolet volunteers and donors take care of the poor? What a harebrained idea. It would take us back to the 16th Century and rob poor people of whatever dignity they have. At least under the present system welfare clients have responsibilities such as registering for employment and accepting training courses. The system is not designed to make clients feel as if they are receiving charity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997 | JOSEPH HANANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Where have you gone, Juan Dzyl? Two years ago, the Vermont Square Neighborhood Assn. in South-Central Los Angeles sponsored a contest for best artist. You remember that contest, don't you, Juan? The association wanted to put a new face on the area with the help of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, a federal program. The art contest winner's work was to have been displayed on banners hanging from dozens of street lights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine days ago, Mayor Richard Riordan put his personal and political credibility on the line by promising to revamp a troubled park in South-Central within two weeks. Friday, he presided over a community celebration of his vow's fulfillment. During the past nine days, Vermont Square Park has undergone a striking transformation.
NEWS
February 23, 1997 | JOSEPH HANANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Helen Johnson, 66, thinks South-Central has gotten a bum rap. And she's out to do something about it. So, she's growing gardens. She's putting in lights, so neighbors can safely sit in the gardens on hot, summer nights. She's gotten a stretch of Vermont Avenue repaved. She's gotten the neighborhood free of graffiti.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997 | JOSEPH HANANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Where have you gone, Juan Dzyl? Two years ago, the Vermont Square Neighborhood Assn. in South-Central Los Angeles sponsored a contest for best artist. You remember that contest, don't you, Juan? The association wanted to put a new face on the area with the help of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, a federal program. The art contest winner's work was to have been displayed on banners hanging from dozens of street lights.
NEWS
February 23, 1997 | JOSEPH HANANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Helen Johnson, 66, thinks South-Central has gotten a bum rap. And she's out to do something about it. So, she's growing gardens. She's putting in lights, so neighbors can safely sit in the gardens on hot, summer nights. She's gotten a stretch of Vermont Avenue repaved. She's gotten the neighborhood free of graffiti.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1994
Re "Huffington Ad Calls for an End to Welfare," Aug. 5: So (Republican Senate candidate) Mike Huffington wants to cut off welfare tolet volunteers and donors take care of the poor? What a harebrained idea. It would take us back to the 16th Century and rob poor people of whatever dignity they have. At least under the present system welfare clients have responsibilities such as registering for employment and accepting training courses. The system is not designed to make clients feel as if they are receiving charity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1994
Funeral services have been finalized for longtime journalist and former UC Irvine public relations specialist Helen Johnson, friends said Thursday. Johnson died last week of cancer at age 71. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 600 N. Main St., Santa Ana. The Orange County Register employed Johnson from 1948--when she arrived from her native Pennsylvania--until 1953.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Helen Johnson, a longtime Orange County journalist and UC Irvine public relations specialist, died Tuesday of cancer. She was 71. In 1982, Johnson won the Orange County Press Club's Sky Dunlap Award for career excellence and contribution to the community. Johnson worked as a reporter for the Orange County Register from 1948, when she came west from her native Pennsylvania, until 1953, when she joined the first group of Los Angeles Times reporters based in Orange County.
TRAVEL
July 25, 1993
I am in agreement with the letter written by Jack and Helen Johnson (July 11) regarding amplifiers adjusted to ear-piercing volume on cruise ships. We are not all deaf and would prefer music played at a more comfortable level. The passengers would enjoy the shows much more. DORIS J. RAE LaVerne
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1999
Helen Merle Johnson, a retired secretary, died Sunday at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. She was 81. She and a twin sister, Viva, were born May 25, 1918, in Melbourne, Ark. Two years later, the family moved to Oklahoma where Johnson attended school and grew up. Johnson furthered her education at the University of Central Oklahoma. In the mid-1940s, she and her sister moved to Washington, D.C., where their eldest brother, Glen, was a U.S. congressman.
NEWS
January 29, 1989
Helen M. Johnson, 66, longtime news producer with NBC-TV on a national level and after that producer of the weekly "News Conference" program on Channel 4 here. Miss Johnson, who left the station in 1986, had her beginnings in the 1956 national political conventions and over the years was credited with helping guide the careers of Tom Brokaw, Bob Abernethy, Tritia Toyota and others. In Burbank Jan. 20 of brain cancer.
TRAVEL
July 11, 1993
We have been on five cruises so we are writing this letter with some experience. In the June 6 Cruise Views column, "On Seagoing Shows, Anything Goes," there was a long description of entertainment on cruise ships. What it didn't mention is that if you take several cruises with the same line, you see the shows over and over again. This is boring and insulting to the passengers. The article also did not cover the various bands, duos and trios playing in the cruise ship lounges and lobbies and the fact that they are all too loud, using microphones and amplifiers adjusted to an ear-piercing volume.
NEWS
January 29, 1989
Helen M. Johnson, 66, longtime news producer with NBC-TV on a national level and after that producer of the weekly "News Conference" program on Channel 4 here. Miss Johnson, who left the station in 1986, had her beginnings in the 1956 national political conventions and over the years was credited with helping guide the careers of Tom Brokaw, Bob Abernethy, Tritia Toyota and others. In Burbank Jan. 20 of brain cancer.
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