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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Students arriving at Laguna Beach High School on Wednesday found racist flyers stuffed in their lockers, a discovery that shocked a campus already taking special steps to promote racial harmony. Flyers were put into nearly all of the approximately 300 lockers on campus sometime Tuesday night, Principal Barbara Callard said. The flyers promoted white supremacy and contained racial slurs against several groups, including Latinos.
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January 17, 1994 | DOREEN CARVAJAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this isolated shore town, fabled for its tolerance of a wide array of lifestyles, a string of racially charged confrontations involving young people is testing the liberal values that have attracted so many to the "Riviera of the West Coast." Since autumn, the rambling compound of Laguna Beach High School has been struck by a series of tense incidents pitting white teen-age boys against students of Mexican descent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1993 | RENE LYNCH and DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sheriff's Deputy Darryn Leroy Robins, who died at the hand of a fellow officer, cannot "rest in peace" until questions about the bizarre Christmas Day shooting are answered, the president of the Orange County chapter of the Urban League declared Thursday.
NEWS
December 29, 1993 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You see it in the faces of people on the streets, hear about it at government meeting halls and read about it in newspapers. Orange County is changing rapidly in its ethnic makeup. One in four residents is Latino and about 10% are of Asian descent. The change has resulted in some cultural misunderstandings, and several incidents lately caused some concern over the state of ethnic relations.
NEWS
December 29, 1993 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dolly Shimizu Kaplan was teaching Sunday school at the University United Methodist Church about a decade ago when she noticed that the textbooks her class was using were "racially biased." "The books were telling stories about how children should play fairly, and they had pictures of only black children behaving inappropriately," said Kaplan, 54. "I told the minister about it, and our church changed the school material to different ones."
NEWS
December 29, 1993 | DOREEN CARVAJAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deep in a side pocket of a shopping mall, near the remains of Santa's village, is a storefront focusing on multiculture instead of mega-sales. The clerks here don't indulge in "have a nice day" pleasantries. And among the more popular displays are a portrait of an elegantly dressed mariachi and a backlighted signboard emblazoned with season's greetings: "Remember some white people are very nice people too."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1993 | RICHARD CORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the grand opening for Aliso Viejo Middle School in October, parents and teachers rolled out a red carpet, cheered and applauded as students stepped off arriving buses like the proverbial conquering heroes. This would be the school of the future. Resting in a peaceful South County canyon along meandering Aliso Creek, the new school, with its cutting-edge technology, felt far removed from the problems confronting its urban counterparts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After an ugly confrontation at a monthly noontime dance, many at John F. Kennedy High School feared that clashes over music had become part of a growing problem of racial divisiveness. On Tuesday, music became part of the solution. About 300 students danced and waved their hands in a crowded auditorium where an assembly designed to ease racial tension turned into a showcase of black and Latino rappers and comedians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
Upset by a series of racial incidents, Saddleback College officials have organized discussions and seminars to combat the problem on campus. A forum open to students and the community will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway. Officials also have scheduled three hours of discussions about racial tolerance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Saddleback College student government voted Thursday to offer a $3,000 reward for information regarding campus hate crimes, following the second incident in two months involving an African-American student. In other action Thursday, the college's acting president, Calvin L.
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