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July 18, 1990 | KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, Bates is a Los Angeles writer who writes frequently about black issues. and
When the NAACP's conference ended here last week, civil rights leaders left behind a portrait of black men in crisis. Too many young black men, said the civil rights group, are underemployed, alternately feared and reviled, and living at risk. Now come the men of Sigma Pi Phi, a once-secret black fraternity that celebrates the professional and material success of black men.
April 27, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND - Doc Rivers sounded as if he has been forced to contemplate his future as coach of the Clippers. With so many NBA players around the league saying they wouldn't play for controversial Clippers owner Donald Sterling in the wake of racist comments he allegedly made, Rivers was asked if he needed to hear something from someone within the organization in order for him to continue working for Sterling. "Don't know yet," Rivers responded. "I'm just going to leave it at that.
December 4, 1986
The National Council on Alcoholism of the San Fernando Valley (NCA / SFV) held its annual Volunteers Awards banquet last month. This year's recipients for outstanding contributions to the prevention and treatment of alcoholism were: Gary Bernard of Dataproducts, Bill Nathan of Vista Recovery Center, Judy Kaufman of the Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office, Matt Tracey of the NCA / SFV and David Nisall with the NCA / SFV board of directors. Gerald S.
April 18, 2014 | From a Times staff writer
Organizers of the  Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival expressed sadness Friday over the death of a concertgoer after an apparent drug or alcohol overdose. The woman, identified as Kimchi Truong of Oakland, collapsed in the taxi area of the festival about 2 a.m. Saturday and was taken to JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, said Sgt. Curt James of the sheriff-coroner's office. Truong  was later taken to the Desert Regional Medical Center, where she remained until she died about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
August 13, 1987 | MARY ELLEN STROTE, Strote is a Calabasas writer
"There is a deterioration in the city's environment. Litter, graffiti, dumping. . . . I see a sliding of the sense of responsibility among the public." These strong and worried words come from an official whom many consider the foremost public authority on the appearance of Los Angeles' streets--Ed Avila, vice president of the city's Board of Public Works, Department of Public Works. (The department has among its responsibilities the maintenance of city streets.
June 6, 1985
The council of Long Beach Organizations, an independent coalition of area organizations and affiliated individuals working together on City Council and school and college board elections and issues, has announced its election of officers. Officers and the organizations that they represent on the council are as follows: chair, Dr.
September 25, 1999 | Associated Press
The Clinton administration Friday announced a series of initiatives for increasing organ donation. Vice President Al Gore was joined at the announcement by organ donors and recipients. The initiatives include a $13-million grant to community organizations to improve the donation request process, increase outreach to minority communities and implement school-based and workplace donor education programs.
October 19, 1993
The foundation that distributes the Southern California youth share of the 1984 Olympic profits has given away another $191,887 to 22 organizations offering sports programs, bringing total grants so far this year to $1.57 million. The largest of the grants made by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles was $50,000 to the Foundation for the Junior Blind to build a swimming pool in the Windsor Hills area of South-Central Los Angeles. San Pedro Softball Inc.
June 17, 1995
Five Los Angeles-area organizations on Friday received more than $3 million in federal grants to provide disadvantaged youths with education and training in construction. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department's Youthbuild grants will give the teen-agers an opportunity to work and get an education and will help the agency expand the supply of affordable housing for low-income and homeless people, according to HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros.
October 22, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
About 200 Soviet soldiers and sailors met in Moscow and formed an unsanctioned organization to fight military corruption and ensure that "the army is not used against the people." The founding of Shchit (Shield) went ahead despite heavy opposition from high-ranking officers, a spokesman said. He said that the group wants to ensure that the military is not used as it was in Tbilisi in April, when troops fired on demonstrators in the Georgian capital.
April 18, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Maria Rodale is the third generation to lead Rodale Inc., the independent publisher of health and environmental books and magazines in Pennsylvania. Her grandfather started Organic Gardening Magazine, and she is a longtime organic advocate but says she drinks coffee and wouldn't describe herself as a "purist. " She has three daughters, ages 7, 16 and 32, and these days is focused on the e-commerce site You've written a whole book on organics ("Organic Manifesto"), so this may not be easy.
April 18, 2014 | By Monte Morin
Talk about clingy! A newly discovered cave insect can copulate for up to 70 hours, possibly because the female has a "penis-like" sexual organ that penetrates deeply into her male partner, anchoring him for the duration, scientists say. In a paper published recently in the journal Current Biology, researchers described the exotic sexual characteristics of Neotrogla , a genus of winged insects that inhabit guano-speckled Brazilian caves....
April 14, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
AURORA, Mo. - The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., was known even more for his white supremacist beliefs that led him to try to incite a race war, pepper local papers with anti-immigrant letters and get into a shouting match with a Jewish student at Missouri State University. Police arrested Cross on Sunday on suspicion of shooting and killing a 14-year-old Boy Scout and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., and a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living center.
April 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Most UCLA football fans would say, "Who?" when asked to point out Sam Handler . That doesn't mean they haven't noticed him. Handler, the walk-on receiver who had Fabio -like hair, was easy to spot. Those locks earned him the nickname "Sunshine. " He has been harder to pick out this spring. Handler shed the hair for charity this past Christmas, donating it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged people younger than 21 who had long-term hair loss because of medical treatments.
April 11, 2014 | By Anh Do
The owner of a Little Saigon lounge who federal agents say was victimized in a loan shark operation has filed a lawsuit against the Police Department in Westminster, charging that officers formed a "team" to provide muscle for the key suspect. Hanh Le said officers threatened and intimidated her, pulled her over on bogus traffic stops and showed up at her lounge unannounced, pushing her to pay her monthly installments on a high-interest loan. "My client lived with so much fear," said Mark Eisenberg, Le's attorney.
April 9, 2014 | By Jessica Wohl
CHICAGO - Wal-Mart is trying to make organic food more accessible to its budget-conscious shoppers. The retailer is making a bigger bet on the fast-growing category, teaming with Wild Oats to sell organic packaged food priced in line with conventional foods and at least 25% cheaper than other organic brands it currently carries. The effort by Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer and the largest single seller of food in the United States, could have a ripple effect in the grocery industry.
April 26, 1997 | From The Washington Post
The suspicious package discovered Thursday at B'nai B'rith--sparking an hours-long chemical-hazard alert that closed several downtown streets--was sent by someone claiming to be associated with a group called the Counter Holocaust Lobbyists of Hillel, according to the FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force.
At New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Pablo Picasso's famed "Portrait of Gertrude Stein" usually hangs, there will be only a placard Friday. The note will say that the missing masterpiece symbolizes the loss suffered by the art world from those who have died of AIDS. In Los Angeles, visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the County Museum of Art will find that the museums' usual admission fees are being waived for the day.
April 6, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Organizers of the car-free CicLAvia event proclaimed the latest outing a success. Thousands of people took to the street Sunday on bicycles, skateboards, and on foot for the event, which spanned six miles of Wilshire Boulevard, from downtown to the Miracle Mile area. Event spokesman Robert Gard said the event went smoothly, with no serious crashes or public safety incidents, and attendance appeared to be up "significantly" from the last time CicLAvia was held along the Wilshire route last year.
April 5, 2014 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Mexican federal authorities have detained the interior minister of Michoacan state after determining that he has "possible contacts with criminal organizations," according to a statement released by prosecutors Saturday night. The aggressive action against Interior Minister Jesus Reyna, is a sign that the federal government, which has struggled for months to control the drug-plagued state, is considering the possibility that the influence of narcotics trafficking has spread nearly to the pinnacle of state government.
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