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September 22, 2013 | By Denise Florez
Growing up, Evelyn Martinez's mother didn't want her to ride a bike. "She thinks it's not safe for women to be riding late at night, and cars are dangerous too," Martinez said. Moreover, her mother told her: "Bicycles are for men. " But after a chance meeting last year, Martinez joined an all-female, predominantly Latino cycling group that is both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture. Like men's bike crews, it defies L.A.'s monolithic car culture with an in-your-face ethic, reflected in its name: the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2001 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old cemetery on Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights has long compelled people to travel its borders. Not much deters its devotees: the young people running with purpose, seniors fast-walking at dawn or mothers working out while pushing baby strollers. However, the poor condition of the sidewalks around the cemetery, uprooted by ficus trees or cracked by weather, can be a challenge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1988 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
In 1951, Henrietta Oxe helped an older friend move into the Hollenbeck Home, the first licensed residence for the elderly in California. Oxe liked what she saw. When she retired as a storage company manager in Beverly Hills in 1982, Oxe moved onto the eight-acre spread on South Boyle Avenue, across the street from Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights. "I'd made up my mind a long time ago that that was how it was going to be," Oxe, 72, said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1999 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Orchestral music lovers in Ventura County might have taken slight umbrage in past years, considering the conspicuous absence of that towering Southern Californian entity, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The orchestra--which under the crack guidance and cutting-edge thinking of conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has become an internationally respected unit--has held court in its usual home at the Music Center, and it's also shown up in Santa Barbara, under the auspices of the Community Arts Music Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1994 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly 50 years, Tapia Remigio has sat or snipped hair in the worn barber's chair closest to the front window of his dimly lit shop on Hill Street in Chinatown. It is the only chair he will use. Back when Chinatown was booming and a haircut cost $2 ($4 with a shampoo), there were three other barbers at the New China Town Barber Shop and they cut hair from dawn to dusk seven days a week. All that remains now is the shop's heart and soul, Remigio.
NEWS
October 10, 1993 | LEE HARRIS
CITY COUNCIL * LIQUOR STORE: Upheld the findings of the Board of Zoning Appeals, which imposed several conditions on the operation of a liquor store at 1430 Martin Luther King Blvd. that nearby residents consider a nuisance to the neighborhood. One condition prohibits the use of advertising on windows that would block the visibility of the police into the store. Another condition--designed to discourage the sale of single cups--only allows the sale of cups if they are in packages.
NEWS
August 10, 1995 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scavenger hunts and Capture the Flag, lanyards and s'mores, skits and softball. Is anything more fun than to be a kid at camp in August? Not much, according to a late summer survey of happy campers. So what if it's hotter than blazes? From the cool San Gabriel Mountains to the dusty San Fernando Valley to the gritty inner city, camp is gloriously in session. HOLLENBECK PARK 'This Place Is So Much Fun, So Much Fun' * Nature class is taught by pigeons nesting in the eaves.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
It's the mark of the cyclist: one pant leg rolled up to the shin. And it's a sight that's becoming more and more common, according to the cycling community, as people opt to ditch their cars and get around town on a bike. In a time when people are more environmentally conscious (and balking at gas prices north of $4 a gallon), bicycles have become more than just a way to beat the pump or get some badly needed exercise: They've become cool again, particularly with the younger crowd.
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