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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?
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.
April 1, 2007 | Susan Anderson, SUSAN ANDERSON is a visiting professor at Pitzer College in Claremont and managing director of L.A. As Subject at USC, an association of libraries and archives. She will chair an April 4 conference at Pitzer, "Buried Treasure: Discovering Los Angeles Through Its African American Past."
CZECH NOVELIST Milan Kundera wrote that "the struggle of humanity against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting." A recent vote in a corner of the San Joaquin Valley threatens to marginalize the memory of a part of America's cultural inheritance: the only state park in California honoring contributions of African Americans. Last month, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead to build two huge dairies within a mile of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.
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.
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.
Los Angeles leaders paid their last respects to John Ferraro on Monday at a funeral Mass conducted by Cardinal Roger Mahony, who described the late City Council president as an extraordinary leader who had the vision and courage to help lift his city to greatness. A crowd of nearly 1,000 filled St. Brendan Catholic Church, Ferraro's home parish, to hear Mayor Richard Riordan and others praise the longtime councilman for his steadying hand at City Hall.
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.
October 1, 2000 | Cecilia Rasmussen
St. Vincent's Medical Center is Los Angeles' oldest hospital and, in the midst of its sprawling, palm-dotted campus, sits a six-story building, home to the Daughters of Charity, the families of out-of-town patients and the only history center and museum of its kind in the West. What began five years ago as Sister Helen Carmody's personal rescue of dumpster-bound memorabilia is now a 3,000-square-foot repository, research center and museum that encompasses the history of medicine in Los Angeles.
Central Avenue: a long thoroughfare slicing through East Los Angeles from East 1st Street on the north to Del Amo on the south. Not much to look at these days, it was at one time one of America's most legendary cultural arenas. It belongs, first of all, on any short list of America's most vital jazz mainsprings.
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