April 26, 1995
Dora Ashford, 51, coordinator of Santa Monica's Fair Housing Project that pioneered rent control. From 1977 to 1981, Ms. Ashford was also executive director of the Fair Housing for Children Coalition in Santa Monica. In that capacity, she worked for the adoption of an ordinance banning housing discrimination against families with children. Her community activities prompted her to study criminal justice at Cal State Long Beach and to obtain a law degree from UCLA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1997
Water at most beaches bordering Santa Monica Bay received high marks for cleanliness for a second consecutive month, officials from the environmental group Heal the Bay said Thursday. Of the 61 locations where water is monitored daily or weekly for bacterial content, 53 spots received grades in the A or B range for July, said Heal the Bay spokesman James Alamillo. Fifty-two locations received As and Bs in June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1998
In response to opposition from businesses and residents in the Ocean Park neighborhood against parking restrictions, hours of parking meters operation on Main Street will be reduced beginning today. In July, parking meter hours in the Main Street commercial area were extended from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. as part of a pilot program implemented by the city and the Main Street Merchants Assn.
June 17, 1990
In the controversy surrounding the University Elementary School move to Ocean Park we see the interests of UES parents pitted against progress. The proposed relocation of University Elementary School to a site adjoining a beautiful neighborhood park in Santa Monica is an unusual opportunity for the UCLA School of Education, the Santa Monica Unified School District, and parents and children of the Ocean Park neighborhood. By extension, the benefits of this model will extend to public education throughout the state.
December 22, 1988
Dora Ashford, a well-known community activist, has been sentenced to five years in prison for the 1986 shooting death of a former boyfriend. Superior Court Judge James Albracht, saying Ashford suffered from physical and mental stress at the time of the killing, gave Ashford a minimum 3-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter and another two years for using a gun. The sentence was handed down at a hearing Tuesday.
December 5, 2009 |
Artist Raymond Pettibon swathed the blank canvas with a black-and-white image of a woman's face. The vintage beauty, whose mouth pops with a shade of red lipstick, has four bars -- the signature logo for his brother's punk rock band Black Flag -- stamped across her face. It's not a flier for the band. Nor cover art for their record. The image graces a skateboard. In "Skateboard: Evolution and Art in California," on view through May, the California Heritage Museum traces the progression of boards from pre-1950 to the present, showcasing the riders, designers, artists and manufacturers who propelled the homegrown activity into a worldwide cultural phenomenon.