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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1995 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once, before congressional hearings, newspaper headlines and the word gangsta overwhelmed it, rap music was a world in which Puma tennis shoes with colorful fat shoelaces, sweat suits, breakdancing battles in the street and boom boxes were more important than posing with guns and drinking malt liquor. It was fun.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990 | WENDY PAULSON and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When almost 72% of this city's voters passed a $21-million bond issue to preserve open space for parkland, they reaffirmed a stance toward controlled growth that has been growing in the historic community since the early 1970s. But Tuesday's special election did more than solidify longtime sentiments to substitute land preservation for land development. City officials agreed that people were also voting to safeguard a lifestyle they believe is unique within Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1990 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He clocks in punctually each day a bit before noon, bearing the tools of his trade. A fishing pole is in one hand, an old scuffed tackle box in the other. He sports a plaid flannel shirt, baggy blue jeans and a dirt-smudged, canvas hat with a thin twine of dock rope stitched to the brim and gold portholes on the sides. Gene Peach has arrived.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A blue tattoo that reads "White Pride" etched along Scott Toglin's neckline once defined the person he was, but now it only reminds him of the life he wants to leave behind. Toglin, 23, said he joined a skinhead gang during his teens but has since been in search of a different kind of life. Through a program sponsored by the Orange County Probation Department and the Beckman Laser Institute at UCI and championed by Superior Court Judge David O.
NEWS
January 1, 1991 | JAN HOFMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Warning: Living in Orange County may be hazardous to your health. So says Dr. Barbara Best North of Laguna Niguel's Healthworks Medical Group. It's not just the often-brownish air, or the noise level, or the stresses of crowded freeways and hefty mortgage payments, she says.
NEWS
August 7, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their entrance is always impressive--in a London hotel, a Zurich business suite or in one of the sun-baked capitals of the Middle East. A door swings open, and in stride three or four stern-faced men in gleaming white robes and flowing headdresses, their beards and mustaches neatly trimmed. Kuwaitis. The shoes are Bally and the watches Rolex. These are among the richest people in the world, per capita, and they move with a confident bearing.
NEWS
April 2, 2000 | P. SOLOMON BANDA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
1. Keep your SUV on the road. 2. Don't snowmobile across fragile mountainsides. 3. Stay on the hiking trails and take your trash home. These are just three recommendations Westerners have made for "A Handbook for the New West," being compiled by the Center of the American West, based at the University of Colorado.
NEWS
January 12, 1992 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The world will degrade into a virtually uninhabitable sphere littered with "economic decline and social instability" unless a global environmental cleanup effort is undertaken soon, says a report issued Saturday by the research group Worldwatch Institute. The group's annual "state of the world" report urges individuals, corporations and governments worldwide to fashion "an environmental revolution" on the order of the earlier industrial and agricultural revolutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2005 | Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer
Democrats in the Legislature on Wednesday unveiled a package of proposals designed to help curtail urban sprawl, mushrooming housing prices and ever-expanding commuting times. The proposals are the centerpiece of Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata's strategy of addressing quality of life issues for middle-class voters and presenting the Legislature as a pragmatic body to an electorate that dislikes it.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 1990 | ANN LEVIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A kosher craze spreading across the country has added a new word to the marketing lexicon. Fruppie. That's a Jewish yuppie who is fromm , the Yiddish word for religious. And rabbis, sociologists and marketing consultants say the number of fruppies is growing as Jewish baby boomers return to their orthodox religious roots after experimenting with and rejecting other lifestyles. "Orthodox Jews today are far more visible than they were 10 or 15 years ago.
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