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December 17, 1994 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan-born, Seattle-bred poet Mitsuye Yamada spent part of her childhood in an internment camp in Idaho during World War II. But in the 1950s, when she was a graduate student in English at the University of Chicago, " politics was a bad word," she said. "You weren't supposed to say anything in your poems except truth and beauty."
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December 17, 1994 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan-born, Seattle-bred poet Mitsuye Yamada spent part of her childhood in an internment camp in Idaho during World War II. But in the 1950s, when she was a graduate student in English at the University of Chicago, " politics was a bad word," she said. "You weren't supposed to say anything in your poems except truth and beauty."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1989
Why must The Times continue to give aid and comfort to a group of misguided and misinformed Orange County residents? The Irvine Human Rights Ordinance is not, I repeat not, an "Ordinance on Gay Rights" as your blaring headline declared. Richard Beene's reporting style was objective and fair, but your headline gave it a skewed perspective, especially if a less than thorough reader did not get as far as Page 5 to read Larry Agran and James Boone's judicious comments that the ordinance is a broad-based human rights ordinance designed to protect all residents of Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1991
MultiCultural Women Writers of Orange County as a group and as individuals have been working for many years to promote multicultural awareness among us. Through the past two decades, we have had the pleasure of observing the good work of the Human Relations Commission, which has consistently worked for better relations between the dominant Anglo-American and the ethnic minority population in Orange County. It is therefore with great concern that we note the decision of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to no longer fund the work of the Human Relations Commission.
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March 5, 1988
I am dismayed at the way the Board of Directors of Pacific Symphony conducts its business relationships with its personnel, more specifically the manner in which it fired its founding music director, Keith Clark. I am a longtime Orange County resident who cares very much about the cultural life of our county. Mr. Clark has for years contributed greatly towards building the local musical scene with his diligence and passionate caring. I cannot say the same for the board, from which I would have expected a similar kind of commitment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1991
MultiCultural Women Writers of Orange County as a group and as individuals have been working for many years to promote multicultural awareness among us. Through the past two decades, we have had the pleasure of observing the good work of the Human Relations Commission, which has consistently worked for better relations between the dominant Anglo-American and the ethnic minority population in Orange County. It is therefore with great concern that we note the decision of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to no longer fund the work of the Human Relations Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1989
I am a member of the newly formed Irvine Citizens United, a broad-based citizens' committee to defend Irvine's human rights ordinance. A small anti-human rights group in our city has placed an initiative on the local November ballot that would remove the words "sexual orientation" from the ordinance. As an ethnic minority senior woman and an Irvine resident for the past 18 years, I know that I am not the target of this attack by the anti-human rights group. At least not this time.
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February 11, 1990 | Times staff writers Dana Parsons, Nancy Wride, Herman Wong, Jan Herman, Leslie Berkman, Cathy Curtis and Jonathan Weber contributed to this report
DR. ARNOLD O. BECKMAN: Scientist, philanthropist and founder of Beckman Instruments in Fullerton, lives in Corona del Mar. I live on a bluff over the ocean in Corona del Mar just east of the Newport Harbor jetty. I looked down (Friday) morning and the oil hadn't gotten there yet. I'm apprehensive we may have a period here in which our shoreline will be spoiled. It is just too bad. We have to do some heavy thinking to anticipate these things. There was a lot of talk before Valdez about the necessity of requiring double-hulled tankers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1994 | DAYE CLARK
The Interfaith Peace Ministry of Orange County will conduct its annual meeting and dinner on Sunday at Chapman University in Orange. In support of the United Nations 1994 International Year of the Family, the guest speaker will be family therapist Delores Wardell discussing "Building a Family Friendly Community." The Paul Delp Peace Award will be presented to poet and activist Mitsuye Yamada.
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February 11, 1990 | Times staff writers Dana Parsons, Nancy Wride, Herman Wong, Jan Herman, Leslie Berkman, Cathy Curtis and Jonathan Weber contributed to this report
DR. ARNOLD O. BECKMAN: Scientist, philanthropist and founder of Beckman Instruments in Fullerton, lives in Corona del Mar. I live on a bluff over the ocean in Corona del Mar just east of the Newport Harbor jetty. I looked down (Friday) morning and the oil hadn't gotten there yet. I'm apprehensive we may have a period here in which our shoreline will be spoiled. It is just too bad. We have to do some heavy thinking to anticipate these things. There was a lot of talk before Valdez about the necessity of requiring double-hulled tankers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1989
I am a member of the newly formed Irvine Citizens United, a broad-based citizens' committee to defend Irvine's human rights ordinance. A small anti-human rights group in our city has placed an initiative on the local November ballot that would remove the words "sexual orientation" from the ordinance. As an ethnic minority senior woman and an Irvine resident for the past 18 years, I know that I am not the target of this attack by the anti-human rights group. At least not this time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1989
Why must The Times continue to give aid and comfort to a group of misguided and misinformed Orange County residents? The Irvine Human Rights Ordinance is not, I repeat not, an "Ordinance on Gay Rights" as your blaring headline declared. Richard Beene's reporting style was objective and fair, but your headline gave it a skewed perspective, especially if a less than thorough reader did not get as far as Page 5 to read Larry Agran and James Boone's judicious comments that the ordinance is a broad-based human rights ordinance designed to protect all residents of Irvine.
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March 5, 1988
I am dismayed at the way the Board of Directors of Pacific Symphony conducts its business relationships with its personnel, more specifically the manner in which it fired its founding music director, Keith Clark. I am a longtime Orange County resident who cares very much about the cultural life of our county. Mr. Clark has for years contributed greatly towards building the local musical scene with his diligence and passionate caring. I cannot say the same for the board, from which I would have expected a similar kind of commitment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1986
The Irvine Chapter of Amnesty International will conduct a "Write-a-thon for Human Rights" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn, 17941 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. The event, held in conjunction with National Human Rights Day observed last Wednesday, is a fund-raiser for human rights work, said Mitsuye Yamada, an Amnesty member and professor of English at Cypress College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Rancho Santiago College will honor women from throughout the county for their contributions to the community on Friday at its eighth annual Women of Achievement Awards. This year's award recipients are: Jo Cains, director of community relations for KOCE-TV Channel 50; Lorri Galloway, executive director and founder of the Eli Home Inc.
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