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July 6, 2009
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April 27, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks. The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet.  "He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP," Lorraine Miller, NAACP interim vice president, told NBC's "Meet the Press.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2009
OPINION
April 27, 2014 | By Steven Pressman
In the spring of 1939, on the eve of the Holocaust, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out on a highly unlikely mission. The handsome lawyer and his stylish wife left their two young children and their comfortable home near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and made their way into Nazi-controlled Austria. Their goal: to rescue 50 Jewish children from Vienna and bring them to safety in the United States. The fact that the Krauses were Jewish added to the daunting challenges and long odds that stood in their way. Yet another obstacle was American attitudes and policies during the 1930s that all but shut the door to Jews trapped by the Third Reich.
NATIONAL
January 14, 2009
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2009
NATIONAL
June 3, 2009
OPINION
June 15, 2003
"Honor Sought for Duarte Marine" (June 11) saddened me. I am retired from the U.S. Army, of Hispanic descent, and naturally it bothers me to hear of anyone killed in action. But there has been just too much brouhaha made of these noncitizens who were killed in action. What about the others who were killed who happened to be citizens? Rep. Hilda Solis (D-El Monte) should start representing all of her constituency instead of appeasing Mexican Americans and noncitizens. Floyd Vigil Rosemead
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2000
People in Japan observe Sept. 15 as Respect for the Aged Day. Even without such an official holiday in the United States, we should honor our elders. Although I have been blessed with a very caring family, as a resident of a senior complex for some time I have seen the majority of people here left to fend for themselves. Has it come to the point where elders are mostly forgotten? Some of them may not be as "sharp" as they once were, but each has wisdom to offer for making the most of the precious gift of life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2009
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2014 | By Chris Lee
The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival audience has spoken. And at wrap party Saturday for the Heineken Audience Awards in New York City,  festival entries in the feature film and documentary categories were celebrated with top honors (as well as a pair of $25,000 cash prizes). “ Chef ,” an indie drama starring, written and directed by Jon Favreau -- best known for mega-budget studio fare such as “Iron Man 2” and “Cowboys & Aliens” -- landed TFF's Narrative Award for best feature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks emerged weeks before he was to be honored by the NAACP in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet. At that event, the NAACP chapter also planned to give its first "person of the year" awards to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to the organization's website.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, British pop phenom Ellie Goulding and radio hitmakers OneRepublic are in the running for Billboard's Milestone Award. Launched last year, the honor, which will be handed out during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards,  celebrates musical ingenuity and innovation. Underwood, Goulding and OneRepublic made the cut after weeks of fan voting, edging out Imagine Dragons, John Legend and Luke Bryan. RELATED: Imagine Dragons, Lorde lead 2014 Billboard Music Award nominations The winner of the fan-voted award, which Justin Bieber won last year amid a host of uncomfortable jeers, will be announced late in the telecast, set for May 18, with fans able to vote through the first two hours of the live show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers - that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding. The last steelhead in the Los Angeles River was a 25-incher caught off a bridge in Glendale in 1940, two years after that stretch was paved. Today, the region's steelhead population hovers around 500 - 10% of what it was seven decades ago. "The good news is that steelhead are remarkably resilient if given half a chance," Jerry Schubel, president and chief executive of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, said last week as crews were installing plumbing and temperature controls in an exhibit he said was designed to "reveal some of the secrets of this fish and inspire conservation.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Rosemary McClure
Celebrate the life and loves of actor Charlie Chaplin at an exhibit that opened this week at the Catalina Island Museum, which is toasting the 125th birthday of the iconic silent screen star. Besides the exhibit , Chaplin, known for the lovable "little tramp" figure he often played, will also be honored during the museum's 27 th annual Silent Film Benefit on May 17, which will feature the actor starring in “City Lights,” considered a vintage film masterpiece. “City Lights,” which will be shown at Avalon's Casino building, will be accompanied by a 39-piece symphony orchestra led by Grammy award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman . Tickets cost $18 general admission, $15 for museum members, $9 for children or people wearing period dress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar
Wildflowers bloomed in a tiny garden - some red, purple and pink. Together, Jennifer Bonilla and Hailey Ordonez tended the patch in South Los Angeles, where the high schooler and the preschooler kept the flowers alive. Fourteen years separated the girls, but relatives noticed striking similarities - their coils of brown hair, their spunk. This week, not far from their garden, Hailey, 4, sat near burning candles, a crucifix and flowers as visitors looked at pictures of her aunt Jennifer.
WORLD
November 12, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
One minute before the guns fell silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I took its last American victim. Henry Gunther was hit by German machine-gun fire at 10:59 a.m. in the northeastern French town of Chaumont-devant-Damvillers. A monument honoring the 23-year-old from Baltimore was erected in Chaumont-devant-Damvillers before Tuesday's 90th anniversary of the Nov. 11, 1918, armistice.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2009
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber and Michael Robinson Chavez
Blue and white balloons carried messages scrawled in marker. “Rest in peace,” one read. A glass candle with a picture of Jesus on it flickered nearby, and someone set a bouquet of flowers on the porch. About 200 people gathered at Debra "Granny" Loyd's home in Manchester Square late Tuesday afternoon for a vigil to honor her grandson, Michael Myvett, and the other victims of the fiery collision between a FedEx truck and a tour bus that killed 10 people in Northern California last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | Hailey Branson-Potts
In so many ways, the paths of Dr. A. Richard Grossman and firefighters crossed. When firefighters pulled badly burned people out of the flames, they took them straight to Grossman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who pioneered the comprehensive care of burn patients. When the firefighters themselves were burned on the job, they went to him too. On Sunday, hundreds of uniformed firefighters, nurses and former patients gathered beneath the burning flame of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Hollywood to honor the doctor's life.
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