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July 13, 1994 | Rose Aguerrebere, A fifth-grade bilingual teacher at La Merced Intermediate School and school board member for the Whittier City Schools, Aguerrebere lives in Whittier
Juanita is the sweetest girl and I adore her. But she has one flaw that drives me crazy. She thinks she knows it all. She's very stubborn and she doesn't take a step back to observe what's going on around her. When my second daughter turned 15 recently, Juanita decided to plan the birthday party. She's the type to take charge. They were supposed to have a small party in the back yard with 30 friends. They ended up with something else. There were 300 kids there. I almost died.
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January 2, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
When Juanita Moore became only the third African American nominated for a supporting-actress Oscar, she made headlines and history - but that's about it. For a year after her 1960 nomination, she didn't work. She never again appeared in a movie as big as "Imitation of Life," or had a role as big as that of Annie Johnson, a black maid whose light-skinned daughter abandons her and renounces her black roots. The nomination made Moore's name long before Oscar-caliber black actresses were given many challenging roles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1990
The recent disclosures by The Times on the shenanigans at City Hall only illustrates the fact Los Angeles has the best politicians money can buy. If our mayor has no control over his staff or he is not aware of their actions and actions of people he knows who do business with the city such as Juanita St. John and Bishop H.H. Brookins, then how can he run a city of 4 million people? FRED LUE, Alhambra
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January 1, 2014 | By Chris Lee, This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
Juanita Moore, a pioneering African American actress who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the classic 1959 drama “Imitation of Life,” has died. The Associated Press reports that Moore collapsed and died at her Los Angeles home Wednesday. Although accounts of the actress' age have differed over the years, her step-grandson, Kirk Kahn, told Variety that she was 99. Moore received her Oscar nomination portraying Lana Turner's best friend and confidant, a housekeeper whose daughter passes for white, in director Douglas Sirk's hit “Imitation of Life.” The film is a subversive masterwork of socially conscious cinema that gained a cultish popularity in later years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1985
Ernest Shell, president of Golden State Minority Foundation, an organization that has helped provide more than 600 scholarships and grants to college students in Michigan and California, has died in Los Angeles. Shell, 76, also was a vice chairman of the board of Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co., one of the nation's largest black businesses. In 1946 Shell became only the second black to be designated a chartered life underwriter by the American College of Life Underwriters.
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January 16, 1986 | HERB HAIN
Mildred Tierstein of Camarillo would like to find another lightweight raincoat made of 100% Dacron polyester, similar to one her husband bought years ago. The raincoat folds into a small envelope and was "not made of shower-curtain material." Can you help before it rains on Tierstein's parade, or will she begin to wonder whether she's all wet in her search?
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July 6, 2008 | Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press
Hospitals make the healer nervous, and before her lies a long hallway. But she pushes forward -- as she always does -- because she must. The man who needs her is waiting. Never mind the countless bodies she's seen, the bits of human flesh she's cleaned off the streets, the shattering screams of those she consoles after their loved ones have been slain. To the germ-phobic Alicia Rasin, today's hospital mission is scary. Her goal, as always, is to heal. The hospital setting is incidental; the wounds she salves are not physical but emotional.
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October 17, 1991 | LIANNE HART and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history, a man crashed his pickup truck into a cafeteria crowded with lunchtime patrons here Wednesday afternoon and began firing rapidly and indiscriminately with a semiautomatic pistol, killing 22 people. The gunman later was found dead of a gunshot wound in a restaurant restroom, police said. The massacre resulted in injuries to 20 others, many of them listed in "very critical condition."
OPINION
July 14, 2004
Your tribute to community activist Juanita Tate brought me to tears (obituary, July 8). South Los Angeles has lost a champion, and the entire city has lost an innovative and passionate advocate for economic justice. I will miss her strength, leadership and friendship. The best way to honor her memory will be to continue her work to bring quality housing, jobs, financial services, schools and recreation to South Los Angeles. Mary M. Lee Los Angeles
SPORTS
January 24, 1990 | Associated Press
Tia Juanita beat B. J. Brenner by a head Tuesday in the $32,000 Nepal Purse for fillies and mares on the grass at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by Jean Cruguet, Tia Juanita was timed at 1:41 2/5 in the one-mile feature, and paid $18.20, $9.40 and $5.60. B. J. Brenner paid $16 and $5.20. Host of Angels paid $4.20 to show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
In the late 1960s, Judy Juanita was a college undergraduate in the Bay Area and editor of a Black Panther Party newspaper. Now her new novel, "Virgin Soul" (Viking, $26.95), recounts the story of Geniece, an undergraduate who joins the Panthers. But "Virgin Soul" is not thinly veiled memoir. "This young woman and I are two different people," Juanita says. Unlike many books written by former radicals, "Virgin Soul" isn't aiming to settle old scores. Instead, Juanita - a poet, playwright and academic based in Oakland - has penned a witty and deeply engaging coming-of-age story about ideas and the passions generated by revolution and romantic love.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2010 | McClatchy Newspapers
Juanita M. Kreps, a Duke University economist and administrator who became the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of Commerce, died Monday in Durham, N.C., after a long illness, the school announced. She was 89. Kreps was the Commerce secretary from 1977 to 1979 during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. She directed the Commerce Department toward a more active role in promoting international trade and initiated a historic trade agreement between the United States and China in 1979.
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August 19, 2009 | SUSAN KING
The glossy, über-melodramatic films of director Douglas Sirk and producer Ross Hunter, which were so popular in the 1950s, are deceptively simple. The glitz, glamour, Dior necklaces and Russell Metty's florid cinematography are a kind of ruse that allowed Sirk to explore such serious issues as sexual mores, class structure and racism. Todd Haynes was significantly influenced by Sirk, especially his 1955 "All That Heaven Allows," in his acclaimed 2002 drama, "Far From Heaven." Directors including the late Rainer Werner Fassbinder and "Inglourious Basterds' " Quentin Tarantino have also tipped their hat to Sirk.
NEWS
July 6, 2008 | Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press
Hospitals make the healer nervous, and before her lies a long hallway. But she pushes forward -- as she always does -- because she must. The man who needs her is waiting. Never mind the countless bodies she's seen, the bits of human flesh she's cleaned off the streets, the shattering screams of those she consoles after their loved ones have been slain. To the germ-phobic Alicia Rasin, today's hospital mission is scary. Her goal, as always, is to heal. The hospital setting is incidental; the wounds she salves are not physical but emotional.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2007 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) is the overwhelming favorite to win Tuesday's special election in the 37th Congressional District, which encompasses Compton, Carson, much of Long Beach and parts of South Los Angeles. The seat was left vacant by the death of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald last spring. Richardson is running against candidates from three parties: the Green Party's Daniel A.
OPINION
May 14, 2007
AS CANDIDATES LINE UP to run for the congressional seat of the late Juanita Millender-McDonald, it is tempting -- inevitable, perhaps -- to identify them by ethnic group. The Long Beach/South Los Angeles district is the stand-in for much of a region that once was characterized by an African American voting majority and political establishment but has become increasingly Latino. Every vacant seat raises the question: Is Latino power beginning to eclipse the black political structure?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2001
Juanita Belveal of Ventura, a retired waitress, died Monday in a Ventura hospital. She was 74. Belveal was born March 28, 1927, in Milton, Okla. She worked as a waitress for 45 years before retiring in March 1984. Ten years later, Belveal moved from El Monte to Ventura, where she lived at the Silvercrest Residences. She is survived by a brother, Bud Williams of Pocola, Okla. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura, which is handling the arrangements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990
Juanita Bessie Getchell, a professional artist whose paintings sold in the United States and Europe, died Tuesday in Lancaster. She was 68. Mrs. Getchell began oil painting in 1975 and studied for a year under Millie Funk, a Western artist in California City. She painted original works and did some contract paintings that sold worldwide, her husband, Robert, said. One of her last paintings, "Route 66," depicted her family's venture west from Mississippi in the 1930s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2007 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
The race to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald has heated up with the announcements by two candidates -- one African American, the other Latina -- who join a growing list of contenders for the 37th Congressional District seat. Assemblywoman Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach), who served on the Long Beach City Council until she was elected to the Assembly in November, announced her candidacy Tuesday. State Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2007 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has scheduled a special election for June 26 to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, a Democrat whose district encompassed Compton, Carson, much of Long Beach and parts of South Los Angeles. The election is expected to attract a large field of candidates seeking to replace Millender-McDonald, 68, who died last week of cancer.
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