July 31, 1994 |
She was sprayed with tear gas during a college Vietnam War protest, has met with Fidel Castro and Yasser Arafat, and headed a 200-member political action committee of heavy hitters in the entertainment industry. So it's a tad odd to find teddy bears among the Ralph Lauren linens in Margery Tabankin's bedroom. "When people get to know me really well, they know I'm incredibly vulnerable and a complete marshmallow on the inside," Tabankin says, trailing off into a from-the-gut laugh.
September 17, 2013 |
The San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo is probably best known for throwing the final pitch that helped the Giants win the 2012 World Series. But the Giants' closer is also earning a reputation for his political activism. At the team's victory parade, Romo sported a blue T-shirt that read “I just look illegal ” -- a cheeky comment on how the debate over immigration reform is all too often reduced to ethnic stereotypes. Now, Romo is reported to be joining forces with the Three Twins Ice Cream company to develop Sergio Romo's Mexican Chocolate.
July 24, 1994 |
SUSIE BRIGHT WANTS TO TALK ABOUT SEX. AND somebody, it seems, is always trying to shut her up. Back in 1990, for instance, at one of her erotica lectures, a women's studies class passed out flyers that read: "First, slavery in the Roman Empire . . . then the Holocaust . . . Now, Susie Bright comes to the University of Minnesota." In Northampton, Mass., a hotbed of radical feminist activity, police advised her not to eat out because they feared she'd be attacked by anti-porn fanatics.
June 15, 1992 |
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony did not rise to archbishop of Los Angeles--where Mass is celebrated every Sunday in 42 languages and the Roman Catholic flock grows by 1,000 each week--at the age of 49 without arousing suspicions, bruising egos and making enemies. It is a lesson Mahony learned early on.
February 8, 1989 |
In the make-believe world that made Dick York famous, his troubles would have been magically swept away with the twitch of a nose or the wave of a wand. But no television sitcom medicine can cure what ails York, who played Darrin Stephens, the harried, mortal husband of the comely witch, Samantha, in the hit series "Bewitched" more than two decades ago.
January 3, 2010 |
Everywhere he went in Freetown's ghettos, a dreadlocked young vocalist named Innocent heard the plea. People were fed up with lies, theft and corruption. This government had to go, they said, and they begged Innocent to speak out. So late one night, Innocent drove to Forensic Studios, a rundown pair of rooms on a clamorous downtown street. The sound engineer was asleep on an old sofa, and Innocent shook him awake. "Let's do something," Innocent said, "and release it tomorrow."
August 19, 2001 |
Judith F. Baca steps close enough to feel the massive mural she calls "Triumph of the Hearts," a 10-by-30-foot canvas rendered in colors as vivid as her red shoes and matching shirt. The tips of her fingers delicately rub the surface of the canvas, which is being treated for mold damage. "Touch it," invites Baca, L.A.'s pioneering Latina muralist, relishing the sheer sensuality of her large-scale medium. "Feel the stiffness of this section. It's hard to imagine it's living fiber."
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April 21, 2001 |
Black churches' political activism is spotty and focused more on voter registration and getting people to the polls than on shaping public policy, says a scholar who has spent three years studying the churches. The Rev. R. Drew Smith of Morehouse College in Atlanta, a political scientist and Baptist minister, said two-thirds of the 1,893 pastors he interviewed said their churches ran voter registration drives and half said voters would be given rides to the polls on election day.
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March 22, 1994 |
Resident Ora Easley, an active volunteer on the local Republican Party scene, was honored Monday as "Woman of the Year" for the 70th Assembly District by Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach). Easley has held officer posts in the Orange County Black Republican Council, the California Republican Assembly and the Orange County Federated Republican Women.
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August 14, 2005 |
Lupe Moreno knows the immigrant struggle. She has lived all her life in Santa Ana, a gateway community for Mexican immigrants. Her father helped smuggle them into the country; her former husband sneaked in illegally. Now Moreno is part of the growing movement to stem the flow of illegal immigration. "I want people to know that there are Latinos who are law-abiding," she said. "We need to protect our borders."