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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1992
You miss the point when you criticize Cardinal Mahony's proposal to revive an independent film code similar to that which existed from 1933 to 1966 (editorial, "Of Movie Codes and Public Morality," Feb. 9). The cardinal's critics seize on code provisions such as, "no movie shall lower the moral standards of the audience," and argue that this assumes a single morality for the whole nation. But isn't that exactly what the entertainment industry itself has done since 1966--impose its own "morality" on our society?
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1992
Howard Rosenberg misses the point when he criticizes Cardinal Roger M. Mahony's proposal to revive an independent film code similar to that which existed from 1933 to 1966 ("Free Speech Includes 'Hate,' " Feb. 5). He seizes on code provisions such as, "No movie shall lower the moral standards of the audience" and argues that this assumes a single morality for the whole nation. But isn't that exactly what the entertainment industry itself has done since 1966--impose its own "morality" on our society?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
A commissioner who has never attended a meeting of the county Commission on Obscenity and Pornography has been reappointed by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who said he was "a good member." "I would like to go to a meeting to see what it's really doing," said Michael B. Bennett, whom Yaroslavsky selected for a second term. "If I found it's outlived its usefulness, I would be first to tell [Yaroslavsky], 'I have better things to do with my time.'
NEWS
May 7, 1990
Milton S. Gelman, whose hundreds of television writing credits began in the early years of that medium and extended through such modern successes as "Quincy," died of heart disease Wednesday in a Sherman Oaks hospital. He was 70 and had undergone heart surgery several years ago, according to his daughter, Maggi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1987 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
A religious crusade against X-rated movies, spearheaded by Roman Catholic Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and other prominent clergymen, won the backing Tuesday of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which called for a crackdown on sexually explicit videotapes. In a unanimous vote, the board agreed to press local and federal law enforcement officials to form special task forces to curb production and distribution of obscene and pornographic videotapes in Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1990 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 75 protesters demonstrated outside a concert by 2 Live Crew on Friday night, led by a coalition of religious and lay leaders who said they were outraged that city officials would allow a group to perform "obscene" lyrics that promote lewd and violent sexual acts. The protesters lined the sidewalk outside the Celebrity Theatre, chastising concert-goers and waving signs that read, "Stop America's slide into the sewer," at cars approaching the theater parking lot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2001 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Commission on Obscenity and Pornography--which had no staff, no budget and no regular meeting schedule--was disbanded Tuesday after 37 years by the county Board of Supervisors. The 15-member commission was established in 1964, though in recent months its roster had dwindled to six. It had met only once since 1995, according to a Feb. 9 letter to supervisors from Richard A. Popper, chairman of the county Audit Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Commission on Obscenity and Pornography was saved from extinction Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors voted to extend its life for two more years. Supervisor Mike Antonovich had vowed to save the obscure 15-member group after the county's Audit Department recommended it be disbanded because of lack of activity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1989 | From Religious News Service
American Baptists denounced U.S. government policies toward Central American refugees and domestic minorities during their biennial meeting that concluded here this week. The more than 3,000 delegates denounced the treatment of Central American refugees being held in federal detention camps on the Mexican-American border. "The biblical injunctions and U.S.
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