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ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, Times Television Critic
It has its moments. But the "Los Angeles History Project" is not nearly as compelling as Los Angeles. Airing at 7:30 p.m. Mondays on Channel 28, this four-part KCET series--examining one of the world's great cities on a human level--premiered last week with a half-hour surveying the history of Los Angeles, from its settlement to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II to the era of Mayor Tom Bradley. Nice, but a little dull. Where is Randy Newman when we need him?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1994
Releasing final audits of the 1993 mayoral campaign, the costliest in Los Angeles history, the city Ethics Commission Thursday found Mayor Richard Riordan and his opponent, former Councilman Michael Woo, received several thousand of dollars in contributions in excess of legal limits. Overall, however, the reviews concluded that both candidates substantially complied with tougher election laws enacted after the ethics controversies in the latter years of former Mayor Tom Bradley's Administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992
Adelyn (Ade) Banks, a former newspaper columnist and city editor, has died at a Burbank hospital. She was 64. A longtime Burbank resident, Ms. Banks died Thursday of complications of heart and lung disease, said longtime friend Jim Bacon. Born in Hull, Iowa, she began her newspaper career as a teen-ager on the weekly Burbank News.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
One of the largest rewards in Los Angeles history -- $100,000 -- was offered Friday for information in the 11-year-old murder of a Huntington Park mother and daughter. Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes announced that the city would offer $75,000, with an additional $25,000 from county Supervisor Gloria Molina's office, for information about the 1993 murder of Veronica Ultreras, a 22-year-old kindergarten teacher's aide, and her 3-year-old daughter, Cynthia.
NEWS
May 27, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER
Those 500th anniversaries are rare. Try to outdo Christopher Columbus. His quincentenary will be the topic at a reception Thursday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center. Talk will focus on the international tall ship Parade of Sail that will escort the three Columbus replica caravels--the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria--into the Port of Long Beach on Sept. 27, 1992. Los Angeles County Supervisors Peter F. Schabarum, Kenneth Hahn, Edmund D. Edelman, Deane Dana and Michael D.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2012 | By Leo Braudy, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Growing up in Philadelphia, I could hardly avoid history. Virtually every semester in grammar school, we would be packed on to buses to visit all the approved historical stops: the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin's grave, Betsy Ross' house, then lunch and back to improper fractions. Southern California was different. When I first arrived in the 1960s, all I could see was the absence of the East, no overhanging past, no famous history. There were palm trees and open spaces, as well as a fair number of buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2000
Long before the term "multicultural" became popular in Los Angeles, Boyle Heights was the city's melting pot. Today, the Eastside area contains only fading remnants of the Jewish, Japanese, Italian and Russian communities that once shared the area with Mexican families, who are still there. But the Japanese American National Museum is launching a two-year project to preserve the ethnic history of the 120-year-old community, and it is calling on former and current Boyle Heights residents to help.
NEWS
December 28, 1990 | TRACY WILKINSON and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gilbert W. Lindsay, the flamboyant political figure who worked his way up from the cotton fields of Mississippi to become the first black politician on the Los Angeles City Council, died early today. Lindsay, who helped shape the emergence of downtown Los Angeles as a major metropolitan center, was 90. Left speechless and nearly motionless by a massive stroke Sept. 2, Lindsay died shortly after 2 a.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1993 | CHARLES FISHER, Former president, Highland Park Historical Society, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to start the process of changing the name of one of our major streets to honor the late Cesar Chavez. As a lifelong resident and historian of Los Angeles, I am delighted and dismayed with this plan. I am delighted because of Chavez's contribution to our society. He is emblematic of the spirit that has built our country.
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