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May 2, 1989
Jean Sharley Taylor, who as associate editor of The Times directed the paper's features sections for the last 14 years, retired Monday. Taylor came to The Times in 1971 as women's editor and later edited the View section. Named associate editor in 1975, she presided over the creation of a number of sections, including daily Calendar, the Book Review and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. During that period, The Times won three Pulitzer Prizes for arts coverage. In the last two years, Taylor has been the moving force behind the creation of The Times' computerized reading lab and a member of the literacy committee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
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February 2, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
The centerpieces were the giveaway. Rather than the usual eruptions of imported out-of-season flowers, each table was topped with a leather-bound tome by an author such as William Shakespeare, George Eliot, Edith Wharton or Pearl S. Buck. The books were propped on mini-word processors with the words "Family Literacy" on the screen. The theme of the annual Town Hall of California dinner was reading and writing--in today's parlance, literacy.
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NEWS
February 2, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
The centerpieces were the giveaway. Rather than the usual eruptions of imported out-of-season flowers, each table was topped with a leather-bound tome by an author such as William Shakespeare, George Eliot, Edith Wharton or Pearl S. Buck. The books were propped on mini-word processors with the words "Family Literacy" on the screen. The theme of the annual Town Hall of California dinner was reading and writing--in today's parlance, literacy.
NEWS
May 2, 1989
Jean Sharley Taylor, who as associate editor of The Times directed the paper's features sections for the last 14 years, retired Monday. Taylor came to The Times in 1971 as women's editor and later edited the View section. Named associate editor in 1975, she presided over the creation of a number of sections, including daily Calendar, the Book Review and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. During that period, The Times won three Pulitzer Prizes for arts coverage. In the last two years, Taylor has been the moving force behind the creation of The Times' computerized reading lab and a member of the literacy committee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
OPINION
January 15, 1989
Your criticism of George Bush for selecting only one woman to serve in his 15-member Cabinet ("Cabinet: Familiar Faces," Dec. 30), was well-taken. I couldn't help but notice, however, that of the 15 members of The Times' senior management listed on the same page, it appears that only one, Associate Editor Jean Sharley Taylor, is a woman, and she is at the bottom of the list. Surely it is no more difficult to recruit qualified female newspaper executives than it is to find qualified women to serve in the President's Cabinet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1987
The UCLA School of Law held its 35th graduation ceremonies Sunday in the Architecture Quadrangle. Malcolm Lucas, chief justice of California, was the keynote speaker. He said . . . Prof. Eric Zolt, chosen 1987 Professor of the Year by the graduating class, also spoke. Degrees: 295 juris doctorate and 10 master of laws degrees awarded. Other Graduations: Mount St. Mary's College, in the Circle and Chapel Terrace on the Chalon Campus.
NEWS
February 5, 1987
John P. Lindsay, acting editor of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, has resigned to accept the newly created position of projects editor for View, Calendar and the special sections of The Times, it was announced Wednesday by Times Editor William F. Thomas. Lindsay has been with the Herald for more than 15 years and has held several executive positions, including executive news editor and, since 1981, managing editor. He was named the Herald's acting editor one year ago.
NEWS
March 21, 1988
The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of Women in Communications Inc. will honor Dorothy Kirsten French, founder of the John Douglas French Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease, and Los Angeles Times Associate Editor Jean Sharley Taylor at its Women of the Press Awards Luncheon on April 12 at the Four Seasons Hotel. French will be recognized as the "Woman in the News" for having created a national awareness of Alzheimer's disease.
NEWS
July 15, 1986
Shelby Coffey III, senior vice president and editor of the Dallas Times Herald, will join The Times as deputy associate editor effective Sept. 1, William F. Thomas, editor and executive vice president, announced Monday. Coffey, 39, will be deputy to Associate Editor Jean Sharley Taylor, whose responsibilities include The Times' View, Calendar, Food, Travel and Real Estate sections, as well as the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Television Times and the Book Review.
REAL ESTATE
February 26, 1989 | DAVID W. MYERS, Times Staff Writer
Times Real Estate Editor Dick Turpin, who began his journalism career nearly half a century ago and has edited the real estate section for more than two decades, is retiring Tuesday. Turpin will be succeeded by Dick Barnes, the city editor of The Times for the past five years. Barnes will oversee several changes in the section, including the introduction of color photography and a renewed focus on residential real estate in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2004 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Jody Jacobs, the society editor of the Los Angeles Times for 14 years at a time when Los Angeles was rapidly changing and expanding, died Wednesday at her home in Atascadero, Calif. The cause was congestive heart failure, said her husband, Bernard Leason. She was 82. Widely considered the last and one of the best society reporters of the era, Jacobs covered the social life of the city from 1971 to 1985.
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