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August 16, 1990 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vandalism and battery are rarely headline-grabbing crimes, but Father Michael Pfleger hopes his trial on those charges next month will help ignite a national drive to rid minority neighborhoods of liquor and cigarette billboards. Pfleger, an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, has been accused of defacing outdoor signs and tossing paint on the owner of a billboard company who tried to stop him.
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August 16, 1990 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vandalism and battery are rarely headline-grabbing crimes, but Father Michael Pfleger hopes his trial on those charges next month will help ignite a national drive to rid minority neighborhoods of liquor and cigarette billboards. Pfleger, an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, has been accused of defacing outdoor signs and tossing paint on the owner of a billboard company who tried to stop him.
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January 22, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed legislation in Chicago that added "sexual orientation" to an existing law that protected people from bias based on race or religion. It bans discrimination in areas including jobs, housing and credit. "What we're doing today is older than Scripture: Love thy neighbor," Blagojevich told about 150 gay rights supporters and community leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1988
In response to "Chicago Clout Reaches to Santa Monica Mountains," Part I (Jan. 21): Hey Chicago! Did you ever check out the other side's facts of George Murphy Dunne's project with the legislators that represent the area and with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area office? Dunne has insisted on blighting one of the major and as yet undeveloped and magnificent scenic canyons in the Santa Monicas, setting his house on the most visible promontory of the western ridge of Zuma Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1997 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the heart of the uncertainties along the path to the breakup of Los Angeles schools lies one simple fact: Nothing like it has ever been done before. Although "decentralization" has been a watchword of educational reform for years, no large urban school district in America has ever been split into smaller ones with the complete autonomy envisioned by proponents of L.A.'s breakup.
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