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NEWS
May 15, 1994
Trinity Baptist Church is hosting a public forum for candidates running for state offices today that will feature panel discussions with candidates for the 47th state Assembly District. The forum will be held at 1 p.m. in the church's J.L. Caston Fellowship Center, 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd. Gubernatorial candidates Tom Hayden and John Garamendi are scheduled to attend, as well as secretary of state candidate Gwen Moore, Supt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1998
A bill that would have allowed Westwood Village developer Ira Smedra to begin construction on Glendon Avenue without waiting for adjudication and payment of claims filed by affected property owners was voted down in the Legislature this week. After hearing lengthy testimony against the legislation, which would have amended state law governing pedestrian malls, the Senate Local Government Committee voted against it.
NEWS
October 11, 1992
I applaud the efforts of health care workers to make children's hospital stays more positive ("It's Super Mario to the Rescue," Sept. 22). However, I was absolutely stunned by the irony of the statement made by Oswaldo Espinoza, coordinator of the Starlight Express program at County-USC, that his hospital "eliminated the Duck Hunt game, the one with the gun (as) we didn't want to promote a lack of respect for living species." Just what are the Nicaraguan soldiers that pediatric patient Kevin Murray blew away "with the touch of a button"--non-living species?
NEWS
March 12, 1995
A local social service coordinator and lifelong area resident has been chosen as the new Watts field deputy for Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. Symone Starr-Parker, former director for social services and youth development at the Watts-based Westminster Neighborhood Assn., will begin work Monday as Svorinich's chief community liaison in the northernmost portion of his district. She will help coordinate city services and work with residents to address local concerns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1997
In light of the tragedy last week in Upland when two toddlers were killed by a Metrolink commuter train, a community forum will be held today in South-Central Los Angeles urging that the freight train tracks that run along Slauson Avenue be fenced off to prevent similar incidents, organizers said. "We need to do something about this before something serious happens," said Brenda Marsh of the Brotherhood Crusade. "We have had young people hurt here, too. This is ridiculous.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2002 | Associated Press
The recording industry came under attack for accounting practices that, according to artists, routinely underreport royalties, cheating them out of millions of dollars. The allegations were made during a state Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Sacramento. Among those addressing the committee was Los Angeles music attorney Don Engel, who estimated that record companies routinely "underpay 10% to 40% on every royalty" and dare artists to challenge it without committing "artistic suicide."
NEWS
May 22, 1994
Five Southwest-area community groups are sponsoring a public forum Thursday for candidates running for state and local offices. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Frank Parent Elementary School Auditorium, 5354 W. 64th St. The Baldwin Hills Estates Homeowners Assn., United Homeowners Assn., Ladera Heights Civic Assn., View Park Community Council and Crenshaw Neighbors Inc. are sponsoring the forum.
OPINION
August 12, 2002
Re "Billboard Fight May Change State Landscape," Aug. 6 and "Senate Tables Billboard Plan," Aug. 7: Under the smokescreen that the plan would give cities more control over billboards, it would actually allow hundreds of these visual polluters on our freeways and highways statewide, where they are not allowed at present. Assembly Bill 2087, carried by Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach), which actually passed the Assembly, is the work of the same billboard lobbyist who tried to put billboards on L.A.'s freeways last year but, fortunately, failed.
MAGAZINE
January 12, 2003 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times staff writer P.J. Huffstutter last wrote for the magazine about the rise of Vivid Video Inc., the nation's leading porn producer.
During production of the 1997 movie "Mimic," American Humane Assn. representatives wandered through the Los Angeles set, ensuring that a herd of cockroaches was well taken care of. Licensed animal handlers were to follow state and federal anti-cruelty laws designed to protect the insects, which had been trained to swirl around actress Mira Sorvino's feet. The roaches had to be fed at a certain time. They could only work a few hours each day. They could not be harmed. At the same time, in studios in the San Fernando Valley, scores of other actors and actresses were working on movies.
SPORTS
September 10, 1988
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. placed Texas A&M on probation for two years and declared it ineligible for bowl competition this season, and the Southwest Conference said that the Aggies could not compete for the league football championship because of major recruiting violations. According to the NCAA Friday, Texas A&M committed 16 violations and failed to "exercise appropriate institutional control" over its athletic department.
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