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July 8, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Immigrants from the Mexican state of Oaxaca welcomed its governor, Jose Murat, Saturday as he sought to cement relations with the increasingly organized community of his countrymen in Los Angeles. More than 100 people attended the gathering held in a lecture hall at the University of Southern California and put together by the newly formed Oaxacan Federation of Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Immigrants from the Mexican state of Oaxaca welcomed its governor, Jose Murat, Saturday as he sought to cement relations with the increasingly organized community of his countrymen in Los Angeles. More than 100 people attended the gathering held in a lecture hall at the University of Southern California and put together by the newly formed Oaxacan Federation of Los Angeles.
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June 20, 1994 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emperor Hirohito and Mickey Mouse, posing side-by-side at Disneyland: The image was perhaps the greatest achievement of the former priest-king's first visit to the United States, in 1975. Although some thought it undignified, the photograph conveyed just how much had changed in 30 years. The implacable enemy had become a friend, and the once awe-inspiring emperor had become the grandfatherly symbol of a country with a democratic constitution and a penchant for American pop culture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2001 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congregants of the city's only Melkite Church welcomed Syria's new Catholic leader to Los Angeles on Tuesday, comparing the visit by black-robed Gregory III to an appearance by the Roman Catholic pope. Gregory III addressed about 30 churchgoers and reporters at a news conference in North Hollywood, his bearded and wizened face framed by silver medallions adorning his chest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1995 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chang-Ho Cho saw his mother for the last time 45 years ago, when she came to see him at a train station in Seoul with his favorite rice cakes as he went off to war. * Cho, then a college freshman, had volunteered to defend South Korea, which had been invaded by North Korea on June 25, 1950. "Mother stood on the platform, watching the train for the longest time," Cho, 65, recalled wistfully this week in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When South Korean politicians visit Los Angeles--the capital of Koreans in the United States--they routinely meet with first-generation immigrants at fancy restaurants and conduct their business as they would in Korea. "Like frogs in a well, they don't know how the outside world is going," said Howard Y. Ree, a Korean American banker who has lived in Los Angeles since the early 1960s. "Language [inability to speak English] really hampers them."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993 | CHRISTINA LIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Filipino residents in Carson and other communities are anxiously awaiting Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos' scheduled visit next month to Los Angeles in which he plans to seek American investment in his country and persuade well-educated Filipinos to return. A visit to Carson and Long Beach has not been ruled out, although officials say it is unlikely because neither city has a venue secure enough to satisfy the Secret Service.
BUSINESS
June 21, 1999 | Stephen Gregory
Hoping to drum up new economic investment for Britain's second-smallest region, the Welsh minister of state is scheduled today to visit 10 Los Angeles-based companies that are or will be doing business in Wales to talk about initiatives under the region's new semiautonomous assembly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1999 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Al Gore arrived in Los Angeles on Monday for two days of campaigning in California, but he quickly and repeatedly assumed the mantle of a tough-talking advocate for the Clinton administration's policies in Kosovo. Even before landing here at midday, the vice president placed a call from Air Force 2 to the family of Andrew A. Ramirez, one of three soldiers held captive in Serbia, to offer his prayers as well as official assurances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Law and order is good politics--even on the information superhighway. So, Vice President Al Gore, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, plans to push for tougher laws to protect victims of identity theft when he visits the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's innovative anti-fraud units today. Detectives in these groups investigate nonviolent crimes whose victims rarely are threatened, physically injured or killed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH and MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mexican President Vicente Fox made good Thursday on his campaign pledge to govern his country for 118 million people--the 100 million south of the border and the 18 million of Mexican blood who are living in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2001
'We are making sure that we have a country where peace and tranquillity are a way of life, where corruption and impunity are eradicated and where the rule of law prevails. . . . The best business you can do is Mexico.' -- VICENTE FOX, At Century Plaza Hotel Thursday
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2000 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His political party once spurned capitalism and launched guerrilla warfare against the U.S.-backed government of El Salvador. This weekend, though, Hector Silva, a leading representative of El Salvador's FMLN--the former guerrilla group turned political party--has come to Southern California armed with a far different ideology, based on the importance of a free global economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When South Korean politicians visit Los Angeles--the capital of Koreans in the United States--they routinely meet with first-generation immigrants at fancy restaurants and conduct their business as they would in Korea. "Like frogs in a well, they don't know how the outside world is going," said Howard Y. Ree, a Korean American banker who has lived in Los Angeles since the early 1960s. "Language [inability to speak English] really hampers them."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet on Sunday kicked off a new alliance between Southland Tibetans and Taiwanese, uniting in a common plea for freedom from China's territorial claims over their homelands as he began a weeklong series of public events in Los Angeles. Then, shifting from politics to religion, Tibet's spiritual and temporal leader delivered a Buddhist teaching on transforming the mind toward compassion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Law and order is good politics--even on the information superhighway. So, Vice President Al Gore, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, plans to push for tougher laws to protect victims of identity theft when he visits the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's innovative anti-fraud units today. Detectives in these groups investigate nonviolent crimes whose victims rarely are threatened, physically injured or killed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1997 | JOHN M. GONZALES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philippine President Fidel Ramos swept through Los Angeles on Wednesday as part of a four-day mission to strengthen economic and political ties with the Pacific Rim, finding a warm public reception at several of his speaking engagements but some protesters who oppose his policies.
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April 10, 1995 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Sunday sought to reassure anxious American Jews that his Administration will not sacrifice the security of Israeli citizens in its desire to promote the Middle East peace process. Speaking to a Jewish fund-raising luncheon in Los Angeles hours after terrorist attacks left at least six Israelis dead and 47 injured in the Gaza Strip--including three Americans, according to White House officials--Clinton said that the bombings demonstrated the risks of peace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1999 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask Hector Silva, the Boston-born gynecologist who is the mayor of San Salvador, about politics in his country, and he is likely, as he did with a Los Angeles audience Saturday, to describe the current situation with a slogan from an American cigarette ad: "You've come a long way, baby." Silva, whose gray-speckled beard evokes a slight resemblance to Fidel Castro, claims to embody a new kind of leader in a country that was once a focal point of the U.S.-Soviet superpower standoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the North Valley Jewish Community Center on Friday to praise, to soothe and to drum up support for tougher gun-control and hate-crime laws. Speaking in the same center where five people, three of them young children, were wounded during an allegedly hate-inspired attack this August, Clinton said the country could learn a lot from the families of the shooting victims.
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