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December 6, 2003
Alliance for Survival will present a "60th Birthday Peace Party and Concert" for peace activist Jerry Rubin on Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight at the 14 Below club, 14th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica. The event will feature KPFK-FM host Michael Benner as emcee, the Beatles tribute performance Imagine, musicians, comedians, peace and environmental speakers, and others. Proceeds will benefit a planned Santa Monica Youth Commission. Admission is $5-$10.
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January 4, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" sculpture in Santa Monica, the subject of a grass-roots preservation campaign, might well survive to remind future generations of the horrors of nuclear war. Now that activists have raised funds to pay for some of the needed upgrades, the city manager said he plans to recommend that the city cover the remaining costs. A City Council vote is scheduled for Feb. 25. Conrad, a three-time Pulitzer winner who died at 86 in 2010, was paid $250,000 by a private donor to sculpt the work.
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June 18, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Is it live or is it Memorex or is it just an impostor with a future as a Las Vegas showman? On Thursday, Day 5 of 44-year-old peace activist Jerry Rubin's proposed 63-day fast to protest the violence in Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo III," Rubin received a message on his answering machine from a man he said sounded suspiciously like Rambo himself. Rubin, director of the L.A. chapter of the Alliance for Survival peace group, said he's fasting a day for each million the film purportedly cost to make.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
The Children's Tree of Life in Santa Monica's Palisades Park got off to a rough start after it was planted 30 years ago. In its first years of life just north of the Santa Monica Pier, it was twice destroyed by vandals and once accidentally hit by a city maintenance vehicle. The fourth New Zealand Christmas Tree to be planted in front of the small plaque now stands tall and strong. This week, on Earth Day, people gathered around it to drum and sing and commune. The eventĀ  was organized by activist Jerry Rubin, who married his wife, Marissa, in June 1983.
NEWS
August 7, 1994
Most days, Jerry Rubin stands up for peace. On Thursday, he sat down for a table. Rubin, a longtime peace activist who operates an informational and vending booth on the Venice Beach boardwalk, is upset about a new pilot program that, among other things, seeks to regulate the size of the tables political and charity groups set up on the western side of the walkway. So on Thursday, he led a sit-in at the Westchester offices of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter.
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November 29, 1994 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry Rubin, the anti-war radical who once told his peers never to trust anyone over 30, died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center. He was 56. Rubin--an inveterate rule-breaker for most of his well-publicized life--had been in intensive care since Nov. 14, when he was hit by a car while jaywalking in Westwood. Hospital officials said the Yippie-turned-businessman suffered a cardiac arrest about 7:45 p.m. and could not be resuscitated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 | FRED BRANFMAN, Fred Branfman, former director of Rebuild America, is a policy consultant living in Santa Monica. and
I had shared Jerry Rubin's rage against the Vietnam War and followed his adventures during the Chicago trial. But I met him only recently, when he volunteered to support our Making a Difference project to help inner-city youth learn how to start their own businesses. He had become a successful entrepreneur with a nutritional supplement company and a passionate advocate of multilevel marketing. He believed that such skills could be the key to revitalizing the inner city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2004 | Sue Fox, Times Staff Writer
It was noon Saturday, the appointed hour for peace activist Jerry Rubin to begin his latest hunger strike. This time, Rubin would shun food in an attempt to persuade independent candidate Ralph Nader to drop out of the presidential race so as not to draw progressive voters from the Democratic nominee, Sen. John F. Kerry. But first, as shoppers meandered past his "peace table" on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, Rubin bit into an apple. No one appeared to notice.
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November 16, 1994 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Chicago Seven anti-war activist Jerry Rubin was reported in critical condition Tuesday at UCLA Medical Center after he was hit by a car while jaywalking in Westwood, Los Angeles police said. Officers said the Yippie turned businessman was crossing Wilshire Boulevard at mid-block between Selby and Manning avenues about 8:30 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a car heading west on Wilshire.
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November 29, 1992 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When things got dicey on the Venice Boardwalk last summer, activist-at-large Jerry Rubin did what he often does at such times: He summoned reporters and stopped eating. Rubin recently broke his 87-day fast (his 13th) in the same showy way--with organic grapes, a banana-yogurt blend and, as ever, the press--declaring that he'd won the right to eat because Councilwoman Ruth Galanter had just boosted his bid for a mediated solution to the furor over artists and performers on the boardwalk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
It's hard to be a tree in the city, even one planted for peace. Three times the Children's Tree of Life has been destroyed - twice by vandals, once by a city vehicle that accidentally backed into it. Three times, through replanting, it has been resuscitated. Now a fourth New Zealand Christmas tree has been allowed to grow into young adulthood, standing strong and tall in front of its small plaque. Every day in Palisades Park, people walk by and bike by and run by its home just east of the cannon, just north of the Santa Monica Pier.
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January 24, 2013 | Martha Groves
Paul Conrad's anti-nuclear war "Chain Reaction" sculpture in Santa Monica is out from under a cloud -- at least temporarily. The City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize funds to patch and secure the deteriorated sculpture and agreed to give admirers until Feb. 1, 2014, to raise funds to rebuild it. "We've now got the city on board with us," said David Conrad, son of the late sculptor and political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times....
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March 23, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
It's been almost 30 years since his first protest, and he's still a fixture at political events in Los Angeles, protesting with placards, speaking at Santa Monica City Council meetings and walking thousands of miles cross-country -- all for a cause. He's Jerry Rubin, and he's not afraid to hug a tree in public. On a recent afternoon, in fact, Rubin visited Palisades Park in Santa Monica and wrapped his arms around the tree that marked the site of his wedding 25 years ago.
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March 7, 2008 | Evelyn Larrubia
Determined to save 54 ficus trees in Santa Monica, activists on Thursday appealed a judge's ruling allowing the city to remove the trees along 2nd and 4th streets as part of an $8-million beautification project. At issue is the legal question of when activist Jerry Rubin and others should have filed the lawsuit challenging the city's plan, said the group's attorney, Tom Nitti. A lower court judge sided with the city, ruling that the group should have sued within six months of the October 2005 approval of the streetscape plan.
OPINION
February 24, 2005
Re " 'Gonzo' Journalist Thompson Kills Self," Feb. 21: Now that Hunter S. Thompson has committed suicide, one can truly say that the '60s have ended forever. Funny how most of the main radical players of those heady days have now been laid to rest, for one reason or another. Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, Jerry Rubin, Abby Hoffman, etc., have all passed on. Thompson was, if nothing else, an entertaining fellow who could hardly be taken seriously even in his prime. The same could be said now for most of the "Movement" of the '60s, with this many years gone by. The vitality and hipness of that age seems to have dulled and is revisited more for the sake of curiosity than for any significant meaning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2004 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Citing his health, Southern California peace activist Jerry Rubin said he would end his hunger strike protesting Ralph Nader's presidential bid today. "I still hold out a glimmer of hope that Mr. Nader will realize he's weakened the anti-Bush movement and will drop out of the race," Rubin said Friday. Some political observers view Nader as a "spoiler" who took votes from Al Gore in his narrow loss to President Bush in the 2000 presidential race.
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June 22, 1989
I just read that Ronald Reagan was dubbed a knight. Surely you joust! JERRY RUBIN Venice
OPINION
September 11, 2003
Arnold Schwarzenegger would be as unqualified to be governor as Gov. Gray Davis would be to star in a "Terminator" film. Jerry Rubin Santa Monica
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October 3, 2004 | Sue Fox, Times Staff Writer
It was noon Saturday, the appointed hour for peace activist Jerry Rubin to begin his latest hunger strike. This time, Rubin would shun food in an attempt to persuade independent candidate Ralph Nader to drop out of the presidential race so as not to draw progressive voters from the Democratic nominee, Sen. John F. Kerry. But first, as shoppers meandered past his "peace table" on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, Rubin bit into an apple. No one appeared to notice.
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December 21, 2003 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
All he was saying was give peace a chance. And pacifist and Beatles fan Jerry Rubin has persuaded one judge to do just that. From now on he can legally call himself Jerry Peace Activist Rubin. The name change was prompted by Santa Monica election officials' repeated refusal to list Rubin's occupation as "peace activist" on the ballot when he unsuccessfully ran for City Council.
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