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August 29, 1999
My first reaction to your Aug. 25 article about Walnut ("Learning to Look Past Race") was, where have you been? My second reaction was, it's about time! The fact is, the scenes depicted in the article are far more typical than the reporter implies. The article actually describes the reality that many young people in countless communities throughout Southern California have been living for years. Unfortunately, The Times' perverse penchant for playing minor racial incidents into major events and finding a racial slant to every news story have obscured the breakdown in racial barriers that has occurred over the past decade.
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REAL ESTATE
June 7, 1987
Shirley Shanks of Shirley Shanks & Co., is the new president of the Santa Barbara Real Estate Exchangors. Other officers are Barbara Prentice, first vice president; Richard Grossgold, second vice president; Al Sladek, secretary. Directors include Martin Reeder, Jim Sims, Phylis Holmes and Chuck Shultz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1992
Public/private cooperation such as that described in "Cities, Business Offer Ideas for Easing Gridlock" (June 24) is our best hope for easing this region's traffic problems. Too many people currently commute alone because they feel they have no practical alternatives. Our 1992 "State of the Commute" study shows that commuters want options that complement their lifestyle, not complicate it. Creative solutions such as telebusiness centers and combining child-care facilities with park-and-ride lots address some of the most critical commuter concerns.
OPINION
August 29, 1999
My first reaction to your Aug. 25 article about Walnut ("Learning to Look Past Race") was, where have you been? My second reaction was, it's about time! The fact is, the scenes depicted in the article are far more typical than the reporter implies. The article actually describes the reality that many young people in countless communities throughout Southern California have been living for years. Unfortunately, The Times' perverse penchant for playing minor racial incidents into major events and finding a racial slant to every news story have obscured the breakdown in racial barriers that has occurred over the past decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1990
Jim Sims' interview (Metro, Dec. 16) reminds us of Mikhail Gorbachev and his doomed fight to rescue the Soviets by tinkering with the system. Like Gorbachev, our experts will not recognize that the key to congestion relief can only be correction of the wildly distorted market forces that have created the problem. The nation's policies have created a welfare state for motorists. Those who use motor vehicles are subsidized at rates that beggar the imagination; farm and welfare subsidies are trivial by comparison.
OPINION
January 26, 1992
The Times and reporter Mark Stein are to be commended for the article on the rise of car-pooling. While expanding our bus and rail transit systems is rightfully L.A.'s top transportation priority, the excitement (and controversy) generated can overshadow other real progress. As the study by Profs. Wachs and Genevieve Guiliano remind us, car-pooling is still the commuter's most appealing alternative to solo driving because it's cheap and easy. It's also a solution we increasingly depend on to keep traffic congestion down.
NEWS
February 20, 1987 | HECTOR GUTIERREZ, Times Staff Writer
The skipper of the Fish-n-Fool, which two weeks ago was capsized by a 20-foot wave that led to the deaths of 10 people, told passengers minutes before the boat was hit that the area where they were returning to anchor was being pounded by giant swells, one of two survivors of the incident testified Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Tears rolled down the cheeks of Jim Sims as he sat in his home here Friday night, describing the horror of nearly eight hours in the cold water off Baja California as one by one his friends from the swamped fishing boat Fish-n-Fool sank from sight. "I knew if I stopped, I would die," he said.
NEWS
February 7, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Tears rolled down the cheeks of Jim Sims as he sat in his home here Friday night, describing the horror of nearly eight hours in the cold water off Baja California as one by one his friends from the swamped fishing boat Fish-n-Fool sank from sight. "I knew if I stopped, I would die," he said.
OPINION
January 26, 1992
The Times and reporter Mark Stein are to be commended for the article on the rise of car-pooling. While expanding our bus and rail transit systems is rightfully L.A.'s top transportation priority, the excitement (and controversy) generated can overshadow other real progress. As the study by Profs. Wachs and Genevieve Guiliano remind us, car-pooling is still the commuter's most appealing alternative to solo driving because it's cheap and easy. It's also a solution we increasingly depend on to keep traffic congestion down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few subjects are more talked about or boost drivers' blood pressure any higher than gridlock on Los Angeles freeways and streets. "Congestion is the No. 1 transportation problem in Los Angeles County," says Jim Sims, 47, an urban planner and president of Commuter Transportation Services. For more than 25 years, Sims has worked as a transportation specialist for several Southland cities, the Southern California Assn. of Governments and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.
REAL ESTATE
June 7, 1987
Shirley Shanks of Shirley Shanks & Co., is the new president of the Santa Barbara Real Estate Exchangors. Other officers are Barbara Prentice, first vice president; Richard Grossgold, second vice president; Al Sladek, secretary. Directors include Martin Reeder, Jim Sims, Phylis Holmes and Chuck Shultz.
NEWS
February 20, 1987 | HECTOR GUTIERREZ, Times Staff Writer
The skipper of the Fish-n-Fool, which two weeks ago was capsized by a 20-foot wave that led to the deaths of 10 people, told passengers minutes before the boat was hit that the area where they were returning to anchor was being pounded by giant swells, one of two survivors of the incident testified Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Tears rolled down the cheeks of Jim Sims as he sat in his home here Friday night, describing the horror of nearly eight hours in the cold water off Baja California as one by one his friends from the swamped fishing boat Fish-n-Fool sank from sight. "I knew if I stopped, I would die," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few subjects are more talked about or boost drivers' blood pressure any higher than gridlock on Los Angeles freeways and streets. "Congestion is the No. 1 transportation problem in Los Angeles County," says Jim Sims, 47, an urban planner and president of Commuter Transportation Services. For more than 25 years, Sims has worked as a transportation specialist for several Southland cities, the Southern California Assn. of Governments and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.
NEWS
February 7, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Tears rolled down the cheeks of Jim Sims as he sat in his home here Friday night, describing the horror of nearly eight hours in the cold water off Baja California as one by one his friends from the swamped fishing boat Fish-n-Fool sank from sight. "I knew if I stopped, I would die," he said.
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