CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996 |
Agoura Hills will celebrate completion of another portion of a new city park Thursday. A ribbon-cutting event will be held at 4 p.m. at the facility, located at Colodny Road and Driver Avenue. The recently completed portion, consisting of a playground and barbecue area, cost $88,000, officials said, $68,000 of which came from park bond money. The remainder, they said, came from the city's general fund. The 10-acre Old Agoura Park replaces a smaller park nearby.
December 2, 1988 |
President-elect George Bush and Vice President-elect Dan Quayle will celebrate their Jan. 20 swearing-in with at least nine inaugural balls, inaugural officials said Thursday. In addition, the days just before and after Inauguration Day will see a variety of pageants, dinners, receptions, festivals, celebrations, children's events and a prayer service, the officials said.
December 6, 1996 |
President Clinton will have clap-along gospel music and the poetry of a home-state friend at his swearing-in next month, a spokesman said Thursday. The program for the Jan. 20 ceremony, headlined by Arkansas poet Miller Williams, opera diva Jessye Norman and three gospel choirs, was designed as a dual celebration of Clinton's governance and the legacy of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 18, 1989 |
The presidential inaugural committee is spending $25 million on festivities and hauling into town everyone from Frank Sinatra to Big Bird. But the hottest ticket in town this weekend is not one of the committee's events. The party that has women and even men literally sobbing on the phone for tickets is the Texas State Society's Black Tie and Boots ball, to be attended by 5,500 lucky ticket holders Saturday night at the Washington Hilton.
December 14, 1996 |
Antiabortion demonstrators hope to darken President Clinton's inaugural celebrations with grisly abortion photos and a mock cemetery, marking the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Clinton's Jan. 18-20 inaugural events will overlap with antiabortion protests of the Supreme Court's Jan. 22, 1973, Roe vs. Wade decision.
January 8, 1991 |
We meet today to celebrate the people's sovereignty, as old as California itself, and to confront their problems, as fresh as the morning headlines. It is a day for symbolism, and a day for substance. For long after the rituals of inauguration fade from memory, each of us will be held accountable for the oath we take and the vision we offer. I hope you will permit me a personal note on this very public occasion.
December 3, 1992 |
President-elect Bill Clinton will reach out to ordinary people during a five-day "American Reunion" inaugural celebration, beginning with a bus ride into town from Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello and ending with a handshaking marathon at a White House reception open to the public. "We're encouraging all Americans to come," Inaugural Committee Chairman Ronald H. Brown said Wednesday in announcing that eight events from Jan.
January 2, 1995 |
For Gov. Pete Wilson, the economic comeback for the Golden State arrives symbolically this week, with the start of a new year potentially so prosperous that he may offer Californians a tax cut. To celebrate both the projected economic turnaround and his own political rebound, the Republican governor will throw a three-day inauguration party designed to advance his campaign theme, "California is coming back," to "California is back."
August 7, 2001 |
Iran's highest religious and political authority said Monday that reformist President Mohammad Khatami cannot be sworn in for a second term until parliament agrees to place hard-liners on a key panel that oversees constitutional issues. The liberal-dominated Majlis, or parliament, rejected most of the conservative judiciary's hard-line nominees over the weekend, prompting Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to delay Khatami's inauguration.
July 3, 2001
Excerpts from the inaugural address of James K. Hahn, 40th mayor of Los Angeles: First, on behalf of the people of Los Angeles, I would like to thank Richard Riordan for his outstanding service to our city. Through natural and man-made crises, he has guided us with a steady hand and a generous heart. Thank you to every person in every part of this great city, from San Pedro to Sylmar, from Mar Vista to El Sereno, from Watts to Canoga Park.