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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.
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 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.
September 29, 2002 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
An unremarkable three-story brick building sits on North Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, hard by the concrete channel of the Los Angeles River and the railroad yards behind Union Station. The unwelcoming industrial district was called "Dog Town" by local gangs because an animal shelter was once located there. But, for 16 years, the structure served as the site of the Woman's Building and, therefore, as ground zero in the feminist art movement.
November 7, 2004 | RUSS PARSONS, Russ Parsons is a columnist with The Times' Food section.
As far as I'm concerned, Miss Alice Warmbath has a lot to answer for. It was on the occasion of her marriage to Juan Bautista Martino that the first recorded brunch in Los Angeles history was given on Friday, Feb. 18, 1927. That makes her the spiritual parent to oceans of cheap champagne and pasty hollandaise, overcooked eggs floating on rafts of soggy bacon and, when it's all totaled up, centuries--no, millenniums--of forced conviviality.
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.
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.
November 22, 2000
For more than 14 months, the case of Javier Francisco Ovando remained unresolved; it was the first and perhaps most shocking element of the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division scandal. Today, Ovando saw justice in the form of a $15-million settlement from the city. It was in September 1999 that Police Chief Bernard C.
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