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February 1, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Some time today, Dr. Joseph L. Alexander, a 58-year-old surgeon and former Army colonel, is to sign the register to become the first black member in the California Club's 101-year history. It is a sign of the sensitivity of membership issues in the exclusive downtown club that some members interviewed about Alexander said they believed that it would be better if the event was not reported. "He has to come in like Joe Doakes down the street," one said.
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May 13, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Joseph L. Alexander, a military and civilian surgeon who achieved many firsts for African Americans, including becoming the first black member of the all-white California Club in Los Angeles, has died. He was 72. Alexander died May 6 in Los Angeles after a brief illness. No cause of death was given. The doctor became a member of the city's oldest private club in February 1988, less than a year after Los Angeles enacted an ordinance banning discrimination by private-membership organizations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Joseph L. Alexander, a military and civilian surgeon who achieved many firsts for African Americans, including becoming the first black member of the all-white California Club in Los Angeles, has died. He was 72. Alexander died May 6 in Los Angeles after a brief illness. No cause of death was given. The doctor became a member of the city's oldest private club in February 1988, less than a year after Los Angeles enacted an ordinance banning discrimination by private-membership organizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Some time today, Dr. Joseph L. Alexander, a 58-year-old surgeon and former Army colonel, is to sign the register to become the first black member in the California Club's 101-year history. It is a sign of the sensitivity of membership issues in the exclusive downtown club that some members interviewed about Alexander said they believed that it would be better if the event was not reported. "He has to come in like Joe Doakes down the street," one said.
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March 17, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The members of the exclusive California Club have voted by a 2 1/2-1 margin to remain committed to admitting women members, a tabulation of a special poll of 1,275 regular members and 300 non-resident members showed Wednesday. The vote was the second in nine months in which members of the downtown club approved breaking a century-old all-male tradition and obeying a Los Angeles city ordinance banning membership discrimination.
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February 3, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Tom Bradley told the president of the California Club in a strongly worded letter Tuesday that a second vote planned in the exclusive downtown club on whether to admit women as members should not be held. Reminding the club's president, Lawrence P.
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November 8, 1998 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
It began as a hangout over a livery stable, a place where business pals could break bread, cut deals and indulge their mutual fondness for Cuban cigars, hard liquor and good times. Over the next century, the California Club--Los Angeles' first "city" club--rose from those rough-and-tumble beginnings to become one of the city's bastions of corporate and civic power.
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