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August 18, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of media watchdog and minority groups has sent a letter to CBS advertisers asking them not to buy commercial time for the pilot of the "Driving Miss Daisy" television series that the network is airing Friday. The letter, dated Aug.
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August 3, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Improved race relations and greater tolerance in society in general have produced an unfortunate effect--alienated people who feel "compelled to take more outrageous actions to attract attention," a speaker told the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission on Monday.
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January 17, 1996 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite simmering ethnic tensions, neither the government nor private industry in Los Angeles is spending enough money to improve race relations, according to a report released Tuesday.
NEWS
February 10, 1996 | ED BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The grotesque image was what remained of Emmett Till after a Mississippi lynch mob beat him to death in 1955 and threw his grossly disfigured body into a river. A chorus of gasps arose from the Locke High School students assembled around the television monitor, looking at videotaped footage of the photograph. And then stunned silence. Janine Watkins, their tour guide, let the silence settle over them for an excruciatingly long moment before asking: "Are you going to remember?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Improved race relations and greater tolerance in society in general have produced an unfortunate effect--alienated people who feel "compelled to take more outrageous actions to attract attention," a speaker told the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission on Monday.
NEWS
April 5, 1991 | CHARISSE JONES and JOHN MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Elnora Cole was going door to door, gathering signatures to remove Police Chief Daryl F. Gates from office, when she learned the chief had been put on a leave of absence. "You have got to be kidding, I can't believe it," said Cole, a 71-year-old retired nurse. "This will make the city a better place. It will restore confidence in the police. Cole savored the moment, and then resumed knocking on doors, gathering more signatures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Harbor Commissioners on Wednesday received an unusual prescription for easing ethnic tension in Los Angeles--allow drag racing on Terminal Island. Drag racing organizer Willie (Big Willie) Robinson, president of the International Brotherhood of Racers, told the board he had been negotiating with port staff members for more than a year in a fruitless effort to use a quarter-mile strip of land on the island.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The way DeShon Andrews tells it, he and a buddy walked into a Belgian waffle shop in a Torrance shopping mall one morning last year to have breakfast. It was a place where they frequently ate. The rest of the mall was closed. The two young men ordered breakfast. The owner went out briefly and returned with a security guard who stood by the cash register. Then, after Andrews and his friend had eaten and paid, the guard followed them out of the restaurant.
NEWS
April 6, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles City Council ordered the reinstatement of Police Chief Daryl F. Gates on Friday, just one day after the Police Commission relieved him of his duties pending the outcome of a wide-ranging investigation. The council's action followed an extraordinary four-hour closed session at which Mayor Tom Bradley and Police Commission President Dan Garcia tried to persuade the council to back away from plans to thwart the commission's action.
NEWS
May 4, 1992 | JUBE SHIVER Jr. and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley's choice of Peter V. Ueberroth to lead Los Angeles' rebuilding efforts drew divided reaction Sunday, with some questioning whether the man heralded for his organizing skills in the 1984 Olympics can effectively relate to the plight of the city's riot-torn neighborhoods. Black, Asian and Latino politicians and business leaders acknowledged that Ueberroth brings considerable financial acumen to his new post as czar of the city's "Rebuild L.A." extragovernmental task force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1996 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite simmering ethnic tensions, neither the government nor private industry in Los Angeles is spending enough money to improve race relations, according to a report released Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Harbor Commissioners on Wednesday received an unusual prescription for easing ethnic tension in Los Angeles--allow drag racing on Terminal Island. Drag racing organizer Willie (Big Willie) Robinson, president of the International Brotherhood of Racers, told the board he had been negotiating with port staff members for more than a year in a fruitless effort to use a quarter-mile strip of land on the island.
OPINION
December 6, 1992 | Victor Valle and Rudy D. Torres, Victor Valle teaches journalism at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Rudy D. Torres teaches in the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Chicano Studies at Cal State, Long Beach.
The recent flurry of newspaper articles and TV news retrospectives on Los Angeles six months after the riots shared a common story line: Whether victim, bystander or hero, they were all actors in the great melodrama of "race relations." For audience convenience, it seemed, the cast was color-coded. But racial strife did not create the L.A. communities that went up in flames.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of media watchdog and minority groups has sent a letter to CBS advertisers asking them not to buy commercial time for the pilot of the "Driving Miss Daisy" television series that the network is airing Friday. The letter, dated Aug.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The way DeShon Andrews tells it, he and a buddy walked into a Belgian waffle shop in a Torrance shopping mall one morning last year to have breakfast. It was a place where they frequently ate. The rest of the mall was closed. The two young men ordered breakfast. The owner went out briefly and returned with a security guard who stood by the cash register. Then, after Andrews and his friend had eaten and paid, the guard followed them out of the restaurant.
NEWS
May 4, 1992 | JUBE SHIVER Jr. and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley's choice of Peter V. Ueberroth to lead Los Angeles' rebuilding efforts drew divided reaction Sunday, with some questioning whether the man heralded for his organizing skills in the 1984 Olympics can effectively relate to the plight of the city's riot-torn neighborhoods. Black, Asian and Latino politicians and business leaders acknowledged that Ueberroth brings considerable financial acumen to his new post as czar of the city's "Rebuild L.A." extragovernmental task force.
NEWS
April 5, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Commission, saying it was acting in the "best interests of the Police Department," temporarily relieved Chief Daryl F. Gates of his duties on Thursday until it completes a wide-ranging investigation begun in the aftermath of the beating of Rodney G. King. In his place, the commission appointed Assistant Chief David D.
NEWS
February 10, 1996 | ED BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The grotesque image was what remained of Emmett Till after a Mississippi lynch mob beat him to death in 1955 and threw his grossly disfigured body into a river. A chorus of gasps arose from the Locke High School students assembled around the television monitor, looking at videotaped footage of the photograph. And then stunned silence. Janine Watkins, their tour guide, let the silence settle over them for an excruciatingly long moment before asking: "Are you going to remember?
NEWS
April 6, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles City Council ordered the reinstatement of Police Chief Daryl F. Gates on Friday, just one day after the Police Commission relieved him of his duties pending the outcome of a wide-ranging investigation. The council's action followed an extraordinary four-hour closed session at which Mayor Tom Bradley and Police Commission President Dan Garcia tried to persuade the council to back away from plans to thwart the commission's action.
NEWS
April 5, 1991 | CHARISSE JONES and JOHN MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Elnora Cole was going door to door, gathering signatures to remove Police Chief Daryl F. Gates from office, when she learned the chief had been put on a leave of absence. "You have got to be kidding, I can't believe it," said Cole, a 71-year-old retired nurse. "This will make the city a better place. It will restore confidence in the police. Cole savored the moment, and then resumed knocking on doors, gathering more signatures.
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