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September 12, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
Comedian John Mendoza didn't have any trouble coming up with a title for his Showtime special to be taped at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Saturday. He calls it "Just Jokes." Short and to the point, just like Mendoza's sharp and succinct comedy style. The ex-New Yorker with the laid-back I've-seen-it-all-and-I'm-not-impressed attitude never lingers long on any one subject.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001
On April 24, the 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court threw a clean white sheet of respectability over de facto segregation by declaring that its existence was once again acceptable, unless proven deliberately discriminatory, reversing decades of hard-won progress. [The court ruled states and schools can't be used for racially biased policies unless they're deliberate.] Now, less than 90 days later, unsurprisingly, we hear from Evelyn G. Aleman ("Segregation to Some Serves as a Protective Niche for Others," Commentary, July 16)
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1994
An evening of comedy, hosted by "Ellen" co-stars Arye Gross and Joely Fisher, will be held as a benefit for KidsPeace, at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood on Nov. 3. The evening will feature John Mendoza, Stephanie Hodge, Rick Overton, Wayne Cotter, Dom Irrere and surprise guests. KidsPeace is an organization that helps children in crisis. Tickets are $35. Information: (310) 535-0450.
OPINION
January 21, 2001
Eliminating authoritarianism, "patronism" and "caudilloism" and supporting women's rights need to be a continuous part of Vicente Fox's agenda as the leader of Mexico. Roderic Ai Camp is absolutely correct ("Vicente Fox's Election Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg," Commentary, Jan. 14) in stating that "political process affects the political culture rather than political culture determining the characteristics of the process." However, suggesting that the PRI take a path of "rebuilding its strength through grass-roots organizations" won't be easy because "traditional linkage to and control over the state" have been a part of the culture for centuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2000
Re "Health Care Workers Get Raise, Call It Too Small," Sept. 13: The effort of health care workers to establish a livable wage must extend beyond the realms of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and their own craft industry. A living wage of $8.50 an hour set by the federal government could end the feudal bickering with local government and bureaucrats who seek to harness the widespread dissent among workers being paid poverty wages. A decent wage is the right of every worker and not just government workers.
OPINION
January 2, 2000
Once again blood spilled in white suburbia has become the impetus for an all-out assault against gun sales by the media and elected officials. All across America the plea to examine our consciences about gun sales and violence has occurred among elected officials, as mentioned in Al Martinez's Dec. 26 column, "The Guns of August." On the other hand, the blood spilled for decades in black and Latino neighborhoods from gun violence has only become an impetus for strict laws and get-tough policies by law enforcement.
OPINION
January 21, 2001
Eliminating authoritarianism, "patronism" and "caudilloism" and supporting women's rights need to be a continuous part of Vicente Fox's agenda as the leader of Mexico. Roderic Ai Camp is absolutely correct ("Vicente Fox's Election Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg," Commentary, Jan. 14) in stating that "political process affects the political culture rather than political culture determining the characteristics of the process." However, suggesting that the PRI take a path of "rebuilding its strength through grass-roots organizations" won't be easy because "traditional linkage to and control over the state" have been a part of the culture for centuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"The Second Half" introduces stand-up comic John Mendoza as a likable slob of a Chicago sports columnist adjusting to his new lifestyle as a divorce. What the NBC premiere (at 9:30 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39) doesn't introduce, though, is enough sharp writing to sustain interest in him even for a half hour. John Palmaro (Mendoza) lives in a virtually bare apartment next door to his sister, Denise (Jessica Lundy).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2000
Re "Sheriff Takes Dramatic Step for Closer Civilian Oversight," June 5: Not taking anything away from the honest cop who walks the beat, but the recent scandal at Rampart has brought up some serious questions about police misconduct and policing in predominantly black and Latino impoverished communities. Sheriff Lee Baca's proposal that would "add attorneys with civil rights expertise at various levels of the Sheriff's Department" will be a great asset for communities like Rampart where some individual rights are as worthless as fool's gold or an opportunist politician.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001
On April 24, the 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court threw a clean white sheet of respectability over de facto segregation by declaring that its existence was once again acceptable, unless proven deliberately discriminatory, reversing decades of hard-won progress. [The court ruled states and schools can't be used for racially biased policies unless they're deliberate.] Now, less than 90 days later, unsurprisingly, we hear from Evelyn G. Aleman ("Segregation to Some Serves as a Protective Niche for Others," Commentary, July 16)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2000
Re "Health Care Workers Get Raise, Call It Too Small," Sept. 13: The effort of health care workers to establish a livable wage must extend beyond the realms of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and their own craft industry. A living wage of $8.50 an hour set by the federal government could end the feudal bickering with local government and bureaucrats who seek to harness the widespread dissent among workers being paid poverty wages. A decent wage is the right of every worker and not just government workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2000
Re "Sheriff Takes Dramatic Step for Closer Civilian Oversight," June 5: Not taking anything away from the honest cop who walks the beat, but the recent scandal at Rampart has brought up some serious questions about police misconduct and policing in predominantly black and Latino impoverished communities. Sheriff Lee Baca's proposal that would "add attorneys with civil rights expertise at various levels of the Sheriff's Department" will be a great asset for communities like Rampart where some individual rights are as worthless as fool's gold or an opportunist politician.
OPINION
January 2, 2000
Once again blood spilled in white suburbia has become the impetus for an all-out assault against gun sales by the media and elected officials. All across America the plea to examine our consciences about gun sales and violence has occurred among elected officials, as mentioned in Al Martinez's Dec. 26 column, "The Guns of August." On the other hand, the blood spilled for decades in black and Latino neighborhoods from gun violence has only become an impetus for strict laws and get-tough policies by law enforcement.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1994
An evening of comedy, hosted by "Ellen" co-stars Arye Gross and Joely Fisher, will be held as a benefit for KidsPeace, at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood on Nov. 3. The evening will feature John Mendoza, Stephanie Hodge, Rick Overton, Wayne Cotter, Dom Irrere and surprise guests. KidsPeace is an organization that helps children in crisis. Tickets are $35. Information: (310) 535-0450.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"The Second Half" introduces stand-up comic John Mendoza as a likable slob of a Chicago sports columnist adjusting to his new lifestyle as a divorce. What the NBC premiere (at 9:30 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39) doesn't introduce, though, is enough sharp writing to sustain interest in him even for a half hour. John Palmaro (Mendoza) lives in a virtually bare apartment next door to his sister, Denise (Jessica Lundy).
NEWS
September 12, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
Comedian John Mendoza didn't have any trouble coming up with a title for his Showtime special to be taped at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Saturday. He calls it "Just Jokes." Short and to the point, just like Mendoza's sharp and succinct comedy style. The ex-New Yorker with the laid-back I've-seen-it-all-and-I'm-not-impressed attitude never lingers long on any one subject.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian Sue Kolinsky doesn't enjoy going home to see the relatives. Still single at 33, she must pass through what she calls "the negative receiving line." You know the litany: "When are you going to get married?" "When are you going to have kids?" "When are you going to settle down?" Observes Kolinsky: "Isn't it kind of a generalization that you should be married at 33? That's like looking at somebody who's 70 and saying, 'When are you going to break your hip?
SPORTS
December 21, 1986
Nevada Las Vegas basketball player Lawrence West, convicted earlier this month of possessing stolen credit cards, had the charge dismissed by District Judge John Mendoza.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian Sue Kolinsky doesn't enjoy going home to see the relatives. Still single at 33, she must pass through what she calls "the negative receiving line." You know the litany: "When are you going to get married?" "When are you going to have kids?" "When are you going to settle down?" Observes Kolinsky: "Isn't it kind of a generalization that you should be married at 33? That's like looking at somebody who's 70 and saying, 'When are you going to break your hip?
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