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January 16, 2008
Re "San Diego Minutemen adopt a road," Jan. 12 That was a nice piece about the Minutemen adopting a highway, but I think you gave credit to the wrong group. The Campo Minutemen adopted Buckman Springs Highway in Campo, Calif., more than a year ago, and there was no controversy or complaints. The group has at least one man cleaning up literally every day, and every few weeks there is a crew out on a Saturday. They are doing a great job. Indy Britton Campo, Calif. The Minutemen may wish to be simply characterized as a community activist group, but it is a loose network of anti-immigration groups whose primary goal is to stop an alleged invasion of the United States by immigrants from Mexico.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2012 | Steve Lopez
On vacation, I generally try to ditch the Blackberry and tune out breaking news. But of course I always fail. How am I supposed to read about a state legislator from San Bernardino trying to board a plane to Sacramento with a loaded Colt .45 and not wish I was back at work? How can I enjoy my vacation when I open the paper and read about a fabulous Malibu beach that was donated to the public in 1979 and transferred to county control in 1995 that's still not accessible to beachgoers?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2008 | Richard Marosi
The San Diego Minutemen have filed a federal lawsuit against Caltrans, accusing the state agency of discrimination in its handling of the group's participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program. The California Department of Transportation last month decided to move the Minutemen from a stretch of I-5 near the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint to a quieter, less visible state highway. Caltrans officials said the presence of the anti-illegal immigration group posed a safety risk because members could draw protesters during clean-ups.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2011
Punk pioneer and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer rounds out a trio of grizzled rock vets as they reinterpret the music of the Stooges for this one-night-only Hellride concert. He plays with former Minutemen bassist and L.A. hardcore gadabout Mike Watt and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club, 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Sat. $12. http://www.centralsapc.com/.
OPINION
October 16, 2005 | Marc Cooper, MARC COOPER is a contributing editor to the Nation and a columnist for L.A. Weekly.
THE LEADERS of the anti-immigration Minutemen have begun another monthlong sweep along the Southwest border, searching for illegal aliens. But a rugged, mountainous desert border is the toughest place to find large groups of the undocumented. These guys should stow their binoculars, fold up their lawn chairs and head not south but, rather, north to California's lush Central Valley. All the Minutemen have to do is go up to the flyspeck towns around Fresno or Bakersfield, get up around 4 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2010 | By John Payne, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Mike Watt banged up a knee while onstage thumping his bass with legendary proto-punk band the Stooges a few weeks back, so, at least for a while, there won't be any kayaking or morning bicycle rides around his beloved San Pedro for the local art-punk champ. But that doesn't mean he's going to stop playing. "I'm still doing the gigs," he says with a crusty laugh, "I ain't quit, but it's like an ironing board, man. It's totally stiff, and it's just immobilized. But I got more gigs to do. I gotta stay in motion.
SPORTS
November 16, 1986 | BOB CHEVALIER
Maranatha 38, L.A. Baptist 13--Running back Greg Jackman carried 17 times for 148 yards and four touchdowns to lead Maranatha in the Alpha League game at Monroe High. The victory gave Maranatha (8-2, 6-1 in league) a share of the league title with Western Christian. Jackman scored on touchdown runs of 17 and 13 yards in the second quarter to help the Minutemen take a 17-0 halftime lead.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2011
Punk pioneer and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer rounds out a trio of grizzled rock vets as they reinterpret the music of the Stooges for this one-night-only Hellride concert. He plays with former Minutemen bassist and L.A. hardcore gadabout Mike Watt and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club, 1348 14th St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Sat. $12. http://www.centralsapc.com/.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1986 | STEVE POND
"We're a new band called Firehose," said bassist Mike Watt midway through the show Friday at Club Lingerie. He was right, sort of: Firehose has only been together for a few months, and most of its stark, jagged rock/funk/jazz concoctions are of recent vintage. But Watt and drummer George Hurley were two-thirds of one of L.A.'
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2000 | LINA LECARO
A funky soul sister, some gothic monster rockers and a punk legend were just a few of the assorted musical offerings Saturday at the first day of the weekend Sunset Junction Street Fair in Silver Lake.
NATIONAL
January 25, 2011 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
As her mother tells it, 9-year-old Brisenia Flores had begged the border vigilantes who had just broken into her house, "Please don't shoot me. " But they did ? in the face at point-blank range, prosecutors allege, as Brisenia's father sat dead on the couch and her mother lay on the floor, pretending that she too had been killed in the gunfire. FOR THE RECORD: Border vigilante: A story in Wednesday's Section A on the trial of a border vigilante in Arizona accused of killing a 9-year-old girl and her father misidentified a defense attorney in the case.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2010 | By John Payne, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Mike Watt banged up a knee while onstage thumping his bass with legendary proto-punk band the Stooges a few weeks back, so, at least for a while, there won't be any kayaking or morning bicycle rides around his beloved San Pedro for the local art-punk champ. But that doesn't mean he's going to stop playing. "I'm still doing the gigs," he says with a crusty laugh, "I ain't quit, but it's like an ironing board, man. It's totally stiff, and it's just immobilized. But I got more gigs to do. I gotta stay in motion.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Mike Watt, bassist for the Minutemen and Firehose, was invited in 2003 by Iggy Pop to join the Stooges when the seminal Michigan band reunited for its first performance in nearly 30 years at the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival. He continued to perform and record as a Stooge alongside founding members Ron Asheton, the guitarist who was found dead this week; his brother, drummer Scott Asheton; and saxophonist Steve Mackay. Watt spoke Tuesday to The Times' Randy Lewis about his close friend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Caltrans has abruptly suspended its popular Adopt-A-Highway program several months after an anti-illegal immigration group sued the state agency for discrimination after it was forced to move its stretch of highway farther from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint along Interstate 5 in San Diego County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2008 | Richard Marosi
The San Diego Minutemen have filed a federal lawsuit against Caltrans, accusing the state agency of discrimination in its handling of the group's participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program. The California Department of Transportation last month decided to move the Minutemen from a stretch of I-5 near the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint to a quieter, less visible state highway. Caltrans officials said the presence of the anti-illegal immigration group posed a safety risk because members could draw protesters during clean-ups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2008 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
Caltrans has given the San Diego Minutemen a new stretch of road to clean up for the Adopt-A-Highway program, moving the group that fights illegal immigration from Interstate 5 near the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint to a quieter, less visible state highway. Caltrans officials say the change was made because of safety concerns.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1991 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Remember when plaid flannel was a fashion statement? It was again on Wednesday at the Whisky, where the veteran San Pedro trio Firehose celebrated its first major-label album, "Flyin' the Flannel," with a vibrant set as full of cross-patterns as the favored fabric. With a multifaceted attack that far transcends the standard mosh-makers, Firehose has been among the best in the business since rising from the ashes of the Minutemen in 1985. And the Minutemen was the best in its day.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1985 | RICHARD CROMELIN
In this occasional feature, The Times' pop music contributors will spotlight out-of-the-way albums that have gained a special place in their hearts. "RADIO TOKYO TAPES, VOL. 3," various artists (PVC Records).
OPINION
January 16, 2008
Re "San Diego Minutemen adopt a road," Jan. 12 That was a nice piece about the Minutemen adopting a highway, but I think you gave credit to the wrong group. The Campo Minutemen adopted Buckman Springs Highway in Campo, Calif., more than a year ago, and there was no controversy or complaints. The group has at least one man cleaning up literally every day, and every few weeks there is a crew out on a Saturday. They are doing a great job. Indy Britton Campo, Calif. The Minutemen may wish to be simply characterized as a community activist group, but it is a loose network of anti-immigration groups whose primary goal is to stop an alleged invasion of the United States by immigrants from Mexico.
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