May 17, 1990 |
It looks like the best of times for Nosotros, an organization that honors Latinos in the entertainment industry. Members are happily celebrating their 20th anniversary and what they call a boom time for Latinos in the arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1995 |
Think Harvard is tough? Try the U.S. Congress. Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills) has experienced both. His grades as an undergraduate at Harvard in the 1950s were high enough to send him on to the prestigious Harvard Law School. In Congress, for every A he receives, it seems there is an F not far behind. Using techniques that are far more arbitrary than those of any university professor, special interest groups ranging from the Children's Defense Fund to the National Assn.
September 15, 1997 |
Work and the workplace are morphing at tremendous speed. In short order, we have evolved from a predominantly industrial nation to a land of "knowledge workers." Are yesterday's management styles obsolete? What approaches will be appropriate for managing tomorrow's workers? Here, two California authorities on organizational behavior speculate about the management model for--dare we say it?--the millennium.
May 16, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - In spring 2010, agents in the Cincinnati office of the Internal Revenue Service, which handles applications for tax-exempt status, faced a surge of filings by new advocacy groups, with little guidance on how to treat them. Their decision to deal with the problem by singling out tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny has now triggered a criminal inquiry, congressional investigations, the departure of two top IRS officials and the naming of a new acting commissioner Thursday.
July 30, 1999 |
Across the state and nation, among many organizations that provide legal services to the poorest of the poor, merger mania is in the air. Although there have been marriages between legal aid groups in the past, the current wave of consolidations and merger talks is occurring at a speed and scale unprecedented in legal services history. The driving force is the Legal Services Corp., the quasi-government agency that allocates congressional funding for legal aid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1998 |
After years of serving as an outspoken leader for the Republican right at the local level, Simi Valley activist Steve Frank appears ready to hit the big time. The 51-year-old printing supplies salesman is fast at work building himself a broader platform as president of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies--a grass-roots movement aimed at molding the GOP in its own, rigidly conservative image.
September 14, 1991 |
Los Angeles attorney Melanie Lomax and her mother, Almena, are beyond the standard mother-daughter squabbling, but one subject is guaranteed to incite debate: the NAACP. Almena Lomax, a retired newspaper publisher in her 70s, has been a lifetime member of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People and continues to support it. But her daughter, general counsel of the Los Angeles chapter from 1984 to 1987, quit the national organization and is now a critic.
July 31, 1990 |
Julia Garmash wants to be a journalist, but she knows that it takes more than wishes and hopes. And to get an idea of how the press operates--and perhaps some experience herself--she's working part time in a foreign news bureau in Moscow. What could be more natural for a university-bound 17-year-old? In most places, nothing. But Garmash is a Soviet teenager, and Soviet youth typically have not worked their way through school in the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1991 |
Down through the century-long history of the Tournament of Roses, candidates for Rose Queen and her court do their best to win approval from the panel of nine men who determine who will preside over the Rose Parade. To a man, this year's judges are men. Ditto, last year. And the year before. Only once, in 1988, has a woman served on the prestigious Queen and Court Committee that members of the Tournament of Roses Assn. consider the sugar plum among plum assignments in the volunteer association.
April 17, 1993 |
Mounting their first detailed defense against allegations of illegal spying, officials of the Anti-Defamation League sought Friday to distance themselves from a controversial longtime investigator but acknowledged they were still paying him because he is "damn good." Barbara S.