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U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday led about 20 angry residents of the Imperial Courts housing project to the Los Angeles Police Commission, where they accused police of continually harassing and abusing tenants in the sprawling complex. "Please call off the dogs," the Los Angeles Democrat told commission members. "Keep them from abusing the people." Waters and the residents alleged that, since the Nov.
March 14, 2009 | Richard Simon
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) on Friday defended her efforts to help minority-owned banks -- including one with ties to her husband -- scoffing at the notion that she, a liberal Democrat, could influence the Bush administration in deciding what financial institutions would receive bailout funds.
August 25, 1985 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
The bodies of Vincent Zazzara, 64, and his wife Maxine, 44, were found by a business acquaintance in their ranch-style Whittier home on the morning of March 29. Zazzara, who was shot in the head, was found lying on the living room couch with a bullet in his head. His wife was found in a bedroom. She had been stabbed to death. The assailant apparently entered through an open door sometime between March 27 and 29.
August 4, 1988 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
You don't have to meet Maxine of Maxine's Seafood Cafe to meet Maxine, if you know what I mean. She is the larger-than-life presence at the cafe. You feel her, you see her and you hear her. Mostly hear her. "Do you have the swordfish order," she asks the busboy in a piercing whine that reminds you of moms reprimanding their bratty kids. The response by the busboy is in low tones. From across the room we can't tell if the busboy has the swordfish order or not.
October 3, 1990
Maxine Adams, who operated Pete's Corn Stand in Van Nuys for about 20 years, has died in Panorama City at age 76. Mrs. Adams died Wednesday of heart failure, said her daughter, Joanne Fallet. In the early 1940s, she began working with Pete Masciotra at Pete's Corn Stand at Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards. A second stand, replacing the first, was established on Van Nuys Boulevard north of Ventura Boulevard and continued to offer vegetables, fruit, pumpkins and Christmas trees.
March 24, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maxine Haynes, 85, a nurse who brought down the color barrier in Seattle's hospital nursing ranks, died Sunday at her home in Seattle. The cause of death was not reported. Born Maxine Pitter to one of the city's early black families, she enrolled at the University of Washington in 1936 when there were fewer than two dozen black students on campus, but was denied admission to the nursing school because of dormitory segregation. She earned a degree in sociology in 1941.
December 3, 1993 | LEONARD FEATHER
Maxine Weldon, who opened Wednesday and closes Saturday at the Cinegrill, has been around the local block more than a few times. To paraphrase Shakespeare, age has not withered nor custom staled, her infinite variety. Armed with her perennially radiant smile and warm personality, she kept her audience entranced for almost 90 minutes with a program that moved from pop to jazz to R&B to country.
August 14, 2010 | By Richard Simon and Lisa Mascaro
In her most spirited defense against ethics charges, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) denied Friday that she had used her influence to aid a bank in which her husband has a financial interest, and attacked ethics investigators for drawing the wrong conclusion from her lifetime of work to aid minority-owned businesses. "I won't cut a deal," Waters said in her first Capitol Hill news conference since charges were brought. Her nearly hour-and-a-half response featured a PowerPoint presentation, led by her chief of staff, aimed at rebutting the charges.
May 24, 1986
The San Fernando Valley branch of the NAACP will honor Assemblywoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) at its 13th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on June 5. Waters will receive the Roy Wilkins Award at the event, to be held at the Burbank Airport Hilton. NAACP officials Ora F. Skipper, a board member; Thomas J. Montgomery, first vice president, and his wife, Evelyn Montgomery, an executive board member, will also be honored. The Roy Wilkins Award is presented each year to those whom the National Assn.
October 12, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mary Maxine Reed, who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in 1971 that voided any law that establishes an arbitrary preference for men over women, died of undisclosed causes Sept. 26 near Boise, Idaho. She was believed to be 93. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an Idaho law that automatically gave Reed's former husband preference over her as administrator of their dead son's estate, solely because he was a man, violated the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law.
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