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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1994
Charging that rebuilding efforts since the 1992 Los Angeles riots have failed to focus sufficiently on women's concerns, a coalition of women's organizations issued a series of recommendations Tuesday including calls for expanded funding for child care and women's entrepreneurial efforts. If the cycle of poverty is not broken in neglected neighborhoods where female-led families live in desperate circumstances, additional riots are inevitable, said Abby J.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2011
Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival 'Saving Grace B. Jones' Where: Laemmle's Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood When: 12:45 p.m. Saturday Tickets: $12 Contact: http://www.womensfilmfest.com
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NEWS
February 14, 1988
The man suspected of being Los Angeles' "impostor rapist" was back behind bars in Oregon Saturday, a day after he escaped from Washington County Jail near Portland. Terrance W. Westfall, also known as Wayne Taira, has been accused of attacking 13 Los Angeles women between December, 1986, and May, 1987. He escaped from the jail Friday by throwing a fan through a second-story window and jumping out. Sheriff's deputies used a helicopter equipped with a searchlight to find Westfall, 28.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2010 | By Paloma Esquivel
Rodney James Alcala has been sentenced to death twice after being convicted of killing a 12-year-old Huntington Beach girl who was kidnapped as she rode her bicycle to ballet class. Twice those convictions were reversed on appeal. Now Alcala, who has been behind bars for three decades, is on trial a third time and has chosen to represent himself. This time he is charged not only in Robin Samsoe's death but in the murders of four Los Angeles County women. Starting in 2001, while Alcala's second conviction was going through the appeals process, Los Angeles County investigators discovered DNA evidence they say links Alcala to the murders of women who were sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled in the two years before Samsoe's murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Cal State Northridge women's studies department will hand out its Phenomenal Woman Awards on Sunday, honoring four women who "embody feminism in action," CSUN officials said. This year's honorees are Times columnist Robin Abcarian; Juana Beatriz Gutierrez, director of Madres del Este de Los Angeles (Mothers of East Los Angeles); Betty Kozasa, senior citizen activist; and Avis Ridley-Thomas, administrator of the dispute resolution program of the Los Angeles city attorney's office.
NEWS
June 6, 1986 | MARY ROURKE
There is a volcano on Faith Porter's ear. It's the color of violets, it's shaped like an Art Deco angel's wing and it's made of crystal. Porter is modeling it at the jewelry counter of Neiman-Marcus in Beverly Hills. A sculptor of glass turned jewelry designer, she has a knack for unearthing such unusual stones as her "volcano" crystal. It has an iridescent cast that has been fired onto the glass, she explains, and it offers a variation on the classic stone with which she most often works.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1988
Two Los Angeles women arrested in the disappearance of millionairess Jean Fay Drexler were released from custody Friday after the district attorney's office decided not to file charges against them, at least temporarily. District attorney's spokesman Al Albergate said prosecutors need more time to talk to Drexler, 74, and other witnesses before finally determining whether Lillian Kahn, 50, and her daughter, Cynthia Deaver, 18, should be charged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1994 | CARLA RIVERA
Against a backdrop of grainy photographs of more than 50 Los Angeles women killed last year by their spouses or boyfriends, county officials Wednesday unveiled a new toll-free hot line offering victims of domestic violence advice on how to protect themselves and their children. The number is (800) 978-3600.
MAGAZINE
January 19, 1997 | KATE BRAVERMAN, Kate Braverman is a regular contributor to the magazine
Sometimes the rites of passage that mark our lives are simple and manifest, like the landmasses on a nautical chart. We know the currents and depths with astonishing precision. They're indisputable. There are moments, too, that are like emotional compass points. They tell us we have reached a distinct era in our personal history. Such junctures arrive with an almost magical clarity, erased of complexity and ambiguity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1992 | ELSTON CARR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Melvia Darden, a colon cancer patient, lost her apartment because of the medical bills. Tracy Newsome said she had to leave home after her boyfriend threatened her with a butcher knife. Ann Quakenbush, who took a bus to Los Angeles from Grand Rapids, Mich., ran out of money and had no place to stay. At Harmony House, a 62-bed women's shelter in South-Central Los Angeles, these women receive the basics to begin a new life.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 2008 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
Iago is notorious not just for making Othello run amok with jealousy. He's also a brazen scene stealer, offering an actor abundant opportunities to eclipse the play's tragically duped protagonist. In the Theatre @ Boston Court's all-female take on "Othello," a co-production with the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company, Iago actually deserves title-character status.
NEWS
September 30, 2004 | Howard Leff, Special to The Times
Cheer up girls, help has arrived. It's come to my understanding that many of you Cute Los Angeles Women (CLAW) are frustrated -- and from all accounts, a tad hostile over the lack of suitors in this town. Despite the fact that you're smart, pretty, interesting, warm, funny, serious, dazzling, sensitive, carefree and vegetarian -- you just can't seem to attract a single guy with a decent credit score who's not currently on trial for aggravated assault. Worry not.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2004 | Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writer
For 10 years, Laura Robles has held two jobs while raising three children, working toward her bachelor's degree and planning for law school. The juggling of work, school and child-rearing weighed on the single mother. Her financial load got lighter, though, when she received a scholarship from Ebell of Los Angeles, a women's group that has been helping people like Robles since the 1900s.
SPORTS
September 3, 2000 | TOM LaMARRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fred Couples got his first look at Lost Canyons Golf Club in its nearly completed state and the 36-hole layout in Simi Valley knocked his socks off. Couples, 1992 Masters champion, is a consultant on the project with famed course designer Pete Dye. "Pete Dye is a magician," said Couples, who lives in Santa Barbara. "What he's done here is build a remarkable golf course. I've been here a couple of other times and looked around a little, but this time we went over darn near every hole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2000 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
She was one of a handful of determined Los Angeles women who overcame personal hardships and the 19th century's endemic sexism to win a place in the medical profession. In fact, Rose Talbot Bullard's perseverance against an all-male medical establishment ultimately made her the Los Angeles County Medical Assn.'s first female president. It was a measure of her singular achievement that no other woman would fill that post for another 90 years.
SPORTS
February 6, 2000 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Look who blew into town. The LPGA is bringing big-time golf to Wood Ranch Golf Club for the first time since the over-50 crowd huffed and puffed and complained its way through the GTE Seniors tournament in 1987 and 1988. Howling winds, undulating greens and narrow fairways had the likes of Arnold Palmer and Bob Charles pledging never to return. But that was then and these are the ladies.
NEWS
September 30, 2004 | Howard Leff, Special to The Times
Cheer up girls, help has arrived. It's come to my understanding that many of you Cute Los Angeles Women (CLAW) are frustrated -- and from all accounts, a tad hostile over the lack of suitors in this town. Despite the fact that you're smart, pretty, interesting, warm, funny, serious, dazzling, sensitive, carefree and vegetarian -- you just can't seem to attract a single guy with a decent credit score who's not currently on trial for aggravated assault. Worry not.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
Five Valley businesswomen are being honored by the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic for their community involvement and professional accomplishments. "These women have contributed much to their communities through both their work and their volunteering," said Lori Kent, assistant director for the clinic's office of development. "Most of the women are involved in more than one organization and it's important we honor their efforts."
NEWS
February 17, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Emilee Klein, the end came with a thud. Her drive off the eighth tee struck one of the scenic but lethal oak trees that adorn Oakmont Country Club. A groan rose from the gallery of loved ones and fans who had watched her grow up on this course and followed her every stroke in the LPGA's Los Angeles Women's Championship on Sunday. Klein never quite recovered from her subsequent bogey on No. 8.
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