May 4, 1994 |
Among the many surprises in "Paul Revere's Ride" by David Hackett Fischer is the revelation that Revere--the so-called "Mercury of the American Revolution"--did not shout: "To arms! To arms! The British are coming!" "In 1775, the people of Massachusetts still thought that they were British," Fischer explains. "One of them, when asked why he was preparing to defend his house, explained, 'An Englishman's home is his castle.'
August 17, 1993 |
The owner of Avco Financial Services Inc. said Monday that it will sell up to 19% of one of its insurance subsidiaries but has no plans to sell all or part of its Avco group of finance and insurance companies. Textron Inc., a Providence, R.I., conglomerate, said it has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek approval for the public sale of 17% to 19% of its Paul Revere Corp.
March 21, 1993 |
Faced with dropping enrollment but also an influx of enthusiastic students from the elementary science magnet that feeds into it, Paul Revere Middle School in Brentwood hopes to launch Los Angeles' newest science magnet program this fall. It will mean real science labs and learning through experiments for 500 students as young as 10, as well as science electives such as marine biology and zoology--offerings not currently available to most junior high students.
August 6, 1992 |
As former front man of Paul Revere & the Raiders, Mark Lindsay was at the epicenter of where the action was back in the '60s--the decade your parents say they remember and then get hazy when it comes to any details. Lindsay, yet another veteran rocker on that ol' comeback trail, will stir up some memories Friday night when he performs in Port Hueneme at the Dorill B. Wright Cultural Center. The "view tax" for this one will be a dozen bucks.
March 15, 1992
I am writing regarding your Feb. 23 article, "Officials Urge Restructuring in More Schools." As a teacher at Paul Revere, a junior high that just became a middle school this year, I want to point out two major problems with our middle school in the hope that other schools can avoid them. The concept of a middle school made up of sixth, seventh and eighth grades is excellent. The three grades fit together much better than seventh, eighth and ninth did. Most of us were in favor of this change because it would benefit our high school by allowing more subjects to be offered.
August 11, 1991
Councilman Michael Woo's characterization of the role played by my wife and me in the saving of Hollywood's historic Dunning House from demolition as only "sounding the alarm" (Times, Aug. 4) is like saying Paul Revere was only a bit player in the Revolutionary War. For seven years we lived here and watched as house after house in this neighborhood--designated by a Community Redevelopment Agency-sponsored survey as a potentially historic district--has been destroyed; three other houses listed as potentially eligible for the National Register have been demolished, 14 others are boarded up and abandoned.
June 29, 1989 |
The Orange County Fiesta, an annual carnival of edibles, rides and rock 'n' roll, starts today with rock oldies and culminates on Tuesday, the Fourth of July, with what is being billed as Orange County's largest free fireworks display. The fiesta will run each day from 5 p.m. to late in the evening at Mile Square Park, Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue in Fountain Valley. Musical highlights include shows by Paul Revere & the Raiders, below, tonight at 7 and 10 p.m., and a show Tuesday at 5 p.m. featuring the Coasters and Bobby Freeman, top right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1989
Some thoughts on the Long Beach police incident: - By law one must comply with any order issued by legal authority. - Control of a situation may entail more than a police request. - Long Beach police Officer Mark Dickey ought to be fired for being so stupid as to slam anyone into a glass window, destroying property, endangering himself and the suspect while losing control of the situation. - Activists like suspect Don Jackson are a pain for the prevailing majority but they are revered in this country for being the point men in effecting political change.
September 13, 1987
Allan Bloom knows some history but no rock 'n' roll. Robert Hilburn knows some rock 'n' roll but no history. Put them together, and they are apt to come up with something just as profound as any lyrics penned by Paul Revere & the Raiders. Listen, Bobby and Al. Children, rock 'n' roll is the music of rebellion against the patriarchal institutions of family, school, politics and business. The music is also unsparing of women who have developed their own wiles and manipulations as a response to centuries of male domination--"American Woman, get away from me / American Woman, mama let me be."