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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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1996 | MONICA VALENCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Aldo Aldana, then a high school senior from East Los Angeles, completed the 26-mile L.A. Marathon last year in 3 hours and 30 minutes in a wheelchair, long after the cameras, crowds and dignitaries had left. He received no medal, no trophy, no ribbon--but what Aldana won was a job. A representative from an organization called Bridges saw Aldana rolling across the finish line, tracked him down later at his school--Woodrow Wilson High--and asked him if he wanted a job.
NEWS
July 9, 1991 | LEE DYE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Some of the largest and most prestigious scientific organizations in the country will call today for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to back away from plans to build the Space Station Freedom. The unprecedented action dramatically illustrates the deteriorating support for the costly program.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1989 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ad hoc group of more than a half dozen major writers' organizations and literary associations has taken preliminary steps to organize a national coalition to protest censorship pressures on the National Endowment for the Arts. A two-day organizational meeting of the still-unnamed coalition ended Monday afternoon in Washington after members held a private--but reportedly frank and candid--90-minute meeting with John E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican plans to cut off funding for more than two dozen special-interest caucuses on Capitol Hill--from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to the Congressional Hunger Caucus--will affect every member of the San Fernando Valley's congressional delegation. Valley lawmakers, however, are divided on the merits of the plan, which would do away with with 28 of the so-called "legislative service organizations" now operating with taxpayer money. Rep. Howard P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1998 | JASON TAKENOUCHI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They stood, they clapped, they signed cards, and in the end the members of Dos Vientos Amigos got their wish. The self-described "grass-roots," "all-volunteer" group wanted the massive Dos Vientos housing development, and now it is being built. But the group, which has crowded City Council and Planning Commission meetings for nearly two years, does not meet the usual definition of a grass-roots organization.
NEWS
July 17, 1994 | ADAM BAUMAN / Los Angeles Times
ANIMALS The Amanda Foundation Rescues cats and dogs from extermination by city shelters and finds new homes 351 No. Foothill Road Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210 Contact: Staff Need: Volunteers to walk dogs and play with cats (310) 278-2935 * Ark Trust Advocacy organization to facilitate progressive coverage of animal issues 5461 Noble Ave. Sherman Oaks, Calif. 91411 Contact: Kirsten Rosenberg Need: General office staff, animal protection (818) 786-9990 * Great L.A. Zoo Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2008 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
The director of the anti-gang organization No Guns, which the city of Los Angeles once paid $1.5 million to steer Latino youths away from a life of crime, pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally selling assault weapons to federal undercover officers. Hector "Big Weasel" Marroquin, 51, was sentenced to eight years in prison, said Eric Harmon, the Los Angeles County prosecutor in the case. Marroquin's accomplice and girlfriend, Sylvia Arellano, 26, pleaded guilty to illegal weapons sales.
NEWS
August 9, 1996 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the clamor of rumba music, Jamaican-accented English drifts from the open door of a neatly painted clapboard house. A sign identifies the building as the West Indian Welfare Centre, an organization that has existed for most of this century--ever since Jamaicans arrived to cut sugar cane. Founded to help Jamaicans in financial trouble, it became a social center and has now taken on a new vibrancy.
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