April 14, 1985
For research purposes, I am trying to locate former black members who were connected or affiliated with the Civilian Corps (CCC) during the 1930s and 1940s. It is known that many of these persons reside in California and areas serviced by the Los Angeles Times. As a native of Oakland, I have over the years become very interested in to what extent black Californians participated in the CCC, one of the most popular relief agencies created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Depression years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1992
I wonder if there are enough people to help me start a "one WO-man" campaign to encourage (or force) business establishments to display their address in numbers large enough to read from a passing vehicle. I have heard so many of my friends, neighbors, etc., complain because the traffic is so heavy that one can barely slow down to locate a specific address on a business or store that is new to them. Very few businesses display an address, or, if they do, the numerals are very small or in a location that is not visible when passing in a vehicle.
July 25, 1987
I've been a Dodger fan for over 30 years and I'm really excited. With the addition of John Shelby, Phil Garner, Danny Heep and now Tito Landrum, we finally have a team that could give the '27 Yankees a run for their money. Provided, of course, that you could still locate at least nine of those Yankees. BEN OSTROW Van Nuys
June 14, 2009
Thank you for Tom Winters' article on Jarbidge and the surrounding area ["Hot Peaks and Cool Views in Nevada," June 7]. My brothers and I used to hunt and fish the area in the '60s and '70s. Judging from his descriptions, not much has changed. It is one of the least-visited wilderness areas I have been to. The picture of Emerald Lake brings back memories of trying to locate it on a cold and snowy day, only to return in defeat, after getting lost. Some years later we finally got there and took an amazing shot of the frozen lake.
December 29, 1985
"Drawback to Owning Bearer Bonds" (Money Talk, Nov. 7) would have us believe the usual Internal Revenue Service propaganda that Congress outlawed the tax-free aspects of bearer-bonds in order to eliminate the problem of locating the bondholders on the part of the bond issuers. That is not true. Congress' intent was for the IRS, not the issuers, to be able to locate the bondholders, and the easiest way to accomplish this was to require that tax-free municipals must be registered bonds.
August 25, 1988
The pro and con arguments about casual workers loitering in Glendale's commercial zones are difficult to mesh. It is the difference between freedom and restriction. These approaches should be considered: Set up a placement booth at which the workers would check in and register; Have employers contact the placement personnel to hire their required casual people; Locate the placement booth on city property, say, in the parking lot at City Hall. The registration requirement should help assure various payroll taxes are paid, and the City Hall location should rid the commercial zones of the loitering complaints.