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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1990 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of local artists have spent federal grant money to rent 25 bus benches for ads that criticize the use of deadly force by the San Diego Police Department, triggering controversy and leaving the police chief and many others furious. The art on the benches features the outline of seven human bodies silhouetted in black against a blood-red background. Within each human figure is a target, similar to those at police shooting ranges.
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NEWS
March 24, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly a year ago, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power drained the moat in front of its Hope Street headquarters, hoping the dry cement would dramatize the agency's commitment to conservation in a time of severe drought. Today, three weeks into mandatory rationing, the moat is filled with at least six inches of water-- rainwater-- dumped by storms that began drenching the state as soon as the cutbacks took effect.
BUSINESS
November 14, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Advertisers are falling all over themselves to keep Earvin (Magic) Johnson happy. In the process, they are struggling to look sensitive, avoid the pitfalls of the basketball star's new kind of fame and maybe even make some money. Converse Inc. on Wednesday said it plans to pump more than $1 million into a new acquired immune deficiency syndrome public education ad campaign that mwill feature Johnson and other sports stars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was early summer, 1990, and things were going famously for Don Flowers. The city of Sacramento had just launched a water conservation campaign and Flowers, its coordinator, had cause to be gleeful as capital residents responded by cutting consumption 25%--more than the amount called for under the mandatory program. Then came August. Temperatures soared. Garden greenery wilted. Grass turned brown. Terrified of losing their landscaping, Sacramento residents opened the spigot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1988
A dairy company has agreed to print notices on milk cartons in a new campaign to publicize the May 4 amnesty deadline, the Immigration and Naturalization Service said. INS Regional Commissioner Harold Ezell said in Los Angeles that Ross Swiss Dairies has agreed to distribute up to 50,000 milk cartons per day that will carry a special message in English and Spanish urging immigrants to apply for amnesty before the May 4 deadline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
A citizens committee formed to promote Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s plans to drill for oil beneath the Pacific Palisades has been funneling company money into newspaper advertising aimed at the city's black and Latino communities, a financial disclosure statement shows. The pro-drilling group, which calls itself the Los Angeles Public and Coastal Protection Committee, collected $35,000 between Dec. 17 and Dec. 31--all of it from Occidental.
NEWS
March 3, 1988 | Elizabeth Mehren
A full-page newspaper advertisement running today in four Southern cities as well as in Boston and New York challenges presidential candidates to address a topic family planning advocates say has been ignored by all but one major White House aspirant. "We know what they think about arms control," the ad reads. "But where do they stand on birth control?" The Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1988
Los Angeles County officials kicked off a bus poster and billboard campaign Wednesday designed to warn pregnant women to stay away from drugs and alcohol. "It's a serious, serious problem," Supervisor Ed Edelman said at a news conference, citing statistics showing a 122% increase in the number of babies born to drug abusing mothers in the county since 1985. Babies born to women who abused drugs or alcohol during pregnancy are believed to suffer various developmental problems.
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