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October 25, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
DALLAS - I hadn't been standing in Dealey Plaza more than five minutes when I watched a man dash out into the street to pose for a picture. He was heading straight for a white X in the pavement that marks the location of John F. Kennedy's limousine when the 35th president was fatally shot on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963. The man stopped on the X, adjusted his feet and smiled. Then he looked nervously in the direction of oncoming traffic before running back to the safety of the sidewalk.
April 27, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year said he has a new mission in life. Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but he remains resilient as he works to shed light on a traffic-safety issue plaguing several Los Angeles County cities - hit-and-run collisions. "It's not only about me. An entire city is starting to galvanize around the idea that it's unacceptable to hit and run," he told Times Community News.
February 14, 1990
Now it's rock music as a weapon against Washington state sea lions (Part A, Jan. 29)! Where's the SPCA? AL HIX Hollywood
April 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Two small planes collided Sunday afternoon over a northern area of the San Francisco Bay, sending one crashing into the water, according to the Coast Guard. The collision involved a Cessna 210 and a Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20, which collided over San Pablo Bay about 4:05 p.m., said Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the Federal Aviation Administration. The Hawker landed safely at a Northern California airport and its pilot was reportedly not injured, Gregor said. The Cessna fell into the water, spurring the Coast Guard to launch four rescue boats and a helicopter to search the waters, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Loumania Stewart.
September 15, 1988
Now that the minority is the majority in California's schools ("Minorities Now a Majority in State's Schools," Part I, Sept. 7), will they be known as the majority and the majority as the minority? Or will the minority always be the minority even though they are the majority? LINDA PARK NISHIDA Walnut
December 7, 1997
What part of janet reNO don't you understand? LYLE TALBOT Lancaster
August 23, 1992
Why should I have to wait until I'm older to be liberated? Why should I have to spend any part of my life satisfying someone else's (especially a man's) image of who I should be? I agree with Heilbrun that being free from such false demands creates the opportunity for "the best part of a female life." I see no reason to put off having that best part. KRISTINE L. OLSEN South Pasadena
November 12, 1996
Stock listings--Part of the New York Stock Exchange listings did not appear in some editions Sunday.
February 21, 1993
Shame on you! You forgot a very important part of Clinton's garb and overall look: the wedding ring. NANCY SCHOETTLER Los Angeles
January 25, 1988
So the Postal Service will be reducing service (Part I, Jan. 17). How will we notice? JOHN M. STALBERG Pacific Palisades
April 25, 2014 | David Lazarus
Karen drives a 2003 Saturn Vue. She says it's experiencing the same ignition troubles that have resulted in the recall of about 2.6 million General Motors vehicles. So far, only the Saturn Ion and the Saturn Sky are part of the recall. The Vue is not. Karen wants to know what she should do in a situation like this. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions She's not alone. I found a number of other Vue owners online who say they, too, are experiencing ignition issues.
April 25, 2014 | By Bob Pool
Los Angeles' chief surveyor stood above the newly unearthed brick and mortar pipe and carefully opened a 127-year-old leather book. "Here is the pipe. It's exactly where they said it was in 1887," said Tony Pratt, carefully pointing to a hand-drawn map in the ancient field guide. Freddie Eaton was the chief surveyor back then, the field guide noted. Eaton would eventually go on to become the city's mayor and a prominent figure in the expansion of L.A. Pratt pulled the old city surveyor's field report from city archives this week after reading a news account about the discovery of a remnant of the original Zanja Madre - the town's original water network - beneath a Chinatown construction site.
April 24, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali and Hashmat Baktash
KABUL, Afghanistan - The fatal shooting of three Americans in a charity hospital Thursday punctuated a dismal new trend that has emerged in the waning months of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan: Just as many foreign civilians are being killed as troops. The brazen attack by a police officer at the CURE International hospital in Kabul, which serves 37,000 Afghans a year, shocked even this war-weary city and seemed likely to diminish the already dwindling population of foreigners working in the capital.
April 23, 2014 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO - The state's new effort to map the areas most at risk from pollution features hot spots up and down California. But nowhere are there more of the worst-afflicted areas than in Fresno - in particular a 3,000-person tract of the city's west side where diesel exhaust, tainted water, pesticides and poverty conspire to make it No. 1 on California's toxic hit list. "I'm looking at this map, and all I see is red. We're right here," Daisy Perez, a social worker at the Cecil C. Hinton Community Center, said as she located the center of the red areas that represented the top 10% most-polluted census tracts in California.
April 22, 2014 | By Bob Pool
A 4-foot-diameter brick pipe discovered recently underneath a former restaurant by workers excavating a site was once part of the so-called Mother Ditch that carried water from the L.A. River to the city. The antiquity was uncovered April 10 as workers were beginning construction on the Blossom Plaza, a five-story mixed-use apartment and storefront project on North Broadway. About 73 feet of the Mother Ditch has been exposed at the project site. When first created in 1781, the Mother Ditch, or Zanja Madre, was an open ditch fed by a small dam built in the river, the city's main water source at the time.
April 21, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
Sichen Hernandez-Martinez is the type of undergraduate who is increasingly in demand at four-year colleges: She had been a community college honors student, a member of campus government and was active in school clubs. After three years at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, she was admitted to USC, UC Riverside and Cal State San Bernardino. She accepted a scholarship to Pomona College, a selective, private school in Claremont, which she entered as a junior this year. The Pomona admissions committee was as impressed with her academics as it was with her community involvement.
February 7, 1993
I am not offended by the opulence of Vail as that is part of its charm to me. I think the "beautiful people" are fun and part of the scenery. As for the "boycott," when I feel that gays and lesbians are worried about my rights, maybe I'll be more concerned about theirs. MIKE KAHRS Mission Viejo
May 10, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A renovated 1,800-year-old Roman amphitheater in Beit Shean, 80 miles north of Jerusalem, will be the site this evening of a concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra launching the First Roman Theater Festival. The restoration, part of the largest archeological dig in Israeli history, was funded in part by the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, which also is a co-sponsor of the festival. The four-week festival will include performances by various international attractions. Mark Lainer of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation is part of a delegation of Angelenos in Israel for the opening.
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