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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1998 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The two cities are home to the largest concentration of entertainment companies in the world. One began as a blue-collar town that produced military aircraft for World War II and the Cold War before blossoming into a global media center. The other was built on white-collar industries and retail stores before joining the entertainment boom. Sharing common economic interests and a common border, Burbank and Glendale would seem likely to form the perfect symbiotic union.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1998 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The two cities are home to the largest concentration of entertainment companies in the world. One began as a blue-collar town that produced military aircraft for World War II and the Cold War before blossoming into a global media center. The other was built on white-collar industries and retail stores before joining the entertainment boom. Sharing common economic interests and a common border, Burbank and Glendale would seem likely to form the perfect symbiotic union.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1985
Memorial services have been scheduled in both Los Angeles and Sacramento for Nancy Skelton, a Times reporter who died Sunday. Police attributed her death in her Los Angeles home to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 46 and had been with The Times since 1978 after working as a reporter, political writer and columnist for the Sacramento Bee for 16 years.
NEWS
July 21, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an event that resembled a coronation more than a political campaign kickoff, state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) announced her candidacy Tuesday to succeed Orange County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley as representative of the county's sprawling southern region. Bergeson's announcement drew a unanimous endorsement from the Board of Supervisors and a wide range of community leaders, a show of political strength that is expected to clear the field of potential opponents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994 | MIMI KO
A new community association has been created to tackle political issues that affect Latinos. The group is the Greater Orange County/Anaheim chapter of the Mexican American Political Assn., an offshoot of the Orange County chapter of MAPA formed in March. The county chapter is based in Santa Ana, however, so the new group was created to make it convenient for residents in Anaheim and surrounding cities to join.
NEWS
March 1, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Olusegun Obasanjo, a retired army general and onetime ruler of Nigeria, Sunday appeared set to return to power nearly 20 years after leaving office. Early returns from voting Saturday suggested that Obasanjo would defeat rival presidential aspirant Olu Falae, a former finance minister. But Falae, the joint candidate of the southwest-based Alliance for Democracy and the right-wing All People's Party, called the vote a farce and said he will challenge the result.
NEWS
March 23, 1997 | SUSAN JAQUES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is about this time of year that parents start to picture their teenagers out of school, on endless summer vacation. If the image includes three months of beaches, malls and body piercing parlors, don't panic. Help is at hand: Here are 40 summer programs designed to keep young people challenged--from cleaning up National Parks to programming computers and learning to ace the SATs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than two months before the June 7 election, state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) effectively won her bid to succeed retiring County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley when Wednesday's filing deadline passed leaving her without an opponent. "I'm very pleased not to have opposition, but we will still be continuing our campaign," Bergeson said. "We have scheduled (campaign) appointments into the spring, and I intend to keep them."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1995 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may come as a shock to people around the world who are following the saga of the Fuhrman tapes--and to the 3.5 million people who live here--but Los Angeles is a "racism-free city." That's right. On paper at least, it has been since Jan. 6, 1993, when the City Council responded to the riots that had erupted eight months earlier by declaring it so.
OPINION
December 13, 1992 | Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior associate at the Center for Politics and Policy at the Claremont Graduate School
Last Monday, two California Legislatures convened. One was composed of 27 new Assembly members, the first genera tion of post-Proposition 140 lawmak ers. They sounded much like the electorate who sent them to Sacramento--fed up with policy gridlock, concerned about jobs and the economy. These lawmakers didn't learn the rules of the game warming the bench as legislative staff. They have not been socialized in the Sacramento political culture.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2007 | Jim Stratton, Orlando Sentinel
In the most closely watched hearing of this small city's 102-year history, supporters made emotional pleas early into the morning Saturday to convince city commissioners that City Manager Steve Stanton, who has announced he is having a sex change, deserves to keep his job. It didn't work. After six hours of testimony and discussion, Largo commissioners voted 5-2 to reaffirm their earlier decision that Stanton had to go.
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