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June 3, 1992 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city will not issue a parade permit to the white supremacist group National Movement but will not stop its march Saturday in support of the Rodney G. King beating trial verdicts, officials said Tuesday. By issuing a permit, the city might be seen as supporting the views of the Mississippi-based group, Simi Valley officials said. According to the National Movement's permit application, the group promotes white supremacy, city officials said.
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August 22, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has been quietly investigating this city's electoral history after receiving a complaint that the system of at-large elections keeps Latinos off the City Council. Nobody knows exactly what the government will do. But if it decides that minorities have been denied power in a city in which two-thirds of the 27,000 residents are Latino, it could sue to carve the 4.5 square miles into separate political districts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
Members of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is will string together multicolored ribbons to symbolize cultural equality when the group holds Race Unity Day at Mission Park in downtown Ventura on Sunday. The 2 p.m. event will feature music and guest speakers, including Ventura Mayor Greg Carson, to focus attention on what Baha'is believe to be the most challenging moral issue facing the country: prejudice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stringing together brightly colored ribbons urging ethnic unity, a small crowd assembled in downtown Ventura's Mission Park on Sunday and pledged to defeat racism. The gathering commemorated the 36th annual Race Unity Day of the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais. Sunday's event was the first time the Bahais have celebrated Race Unity Day in Ventura County, where about 200 Bahai members practice their faith.
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February 27, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mainstream newspapers here were restrained in their reporting of the stabbing death of Yasuo Kato in Camarillo, but Japan's most popular tabloid went to town with the story. The tabloid, Nikkan Sports, devoted half of its Wednesday morning front page to covering the story under the headline: "Japanese murdered, is anti-Japanese feeling the motivation? Threatened with murder, told recession is Japan's fault. Sense of crisis among 1.09 million Japanese and Japanese-Americans."
NEWS
April 12, 1993 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the aftermath of the first Rodney G. King beating trial in Simi Valley last spring, the Rev. John Baylor launched a series of forums on racism so frustrated Ventura County residents could vent their feelings and work together for racial unity. In Oxnard, African-American political activists responded with an unprecedented voter registration drive that some say helped propel the second African-American in county history into a city council seat.
NEWS
August 16, 1989 | LESLIE BERGER, Times Staff Writer
A black Northridge Junior High School teacher and his family returned from a cross-country trip early Monday to find their Simi Valley home heavily vandalized and defaced by racial epithets, police said Tuesday. A swastika and the word "skinheads" were spray-painted on the inside walls of the Niles Street house, and a racial epithet was carved into the dining-room table, Simi Valley Police Detective Anthony Anzilotti said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stringing together brightly colored ribbons urging ethnic unity, a small crowd assembled in downtown Ventura's Mission Park on Sunday and pledged to defeat racism. The gathering commemorated the 36th annual Race Unity Day of the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais. Sunday's event was the first time the Bahais have celebrated Race Unity Day in Ventura County, where about 200 Bahai members practice their faith.
NEWS
February 26, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Japanese businessman stabbed to death in his Camarillo home had told sheriff's deputies earlier that a motorcyclist claiming to be "an unemployed American worker who lost his job because of the Japanese" threatened his life, authorities said Tuesday. The Feb. 9 confrontation is the only firm lead the Ventura County Sheriff's Department has in the killing Sunday of Yasuo Kato, said Sheriff's Cmdr. Vincent W. France.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1999 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has been quietly investigating this city's electoral history after receiving a complaint that the system of at-large elections keeps Latinos off the City Council. Nobody knows exactly what the government will do. But if it decides that minorities have been denied power in a city in which two-thirds of the 27,000 residents are Latino, it could sue to carve the 4.5 square miles into separate political districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
Members of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is will string together multicolored ribbons to symbolize cultural equality when the group holds Race Unity Day at Mission Park in downtown Ventura on Sunday. The 2 p.m. event will feature music and guest speakers, including Ventura Mayor Greg Carson, to focus attention on what Baha'is believe to be the most challenging moral issue facing the country: prejudice.
NEWS
April 12, 1993 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the aftermath of the first Rodney G. King beating trial in Simi Valley last spring, the Rev. John Baylor launched a series of forums on racism so frustrated Ventura County residents could vent their feelings and work together for racial unity. In Oxnard, African-American political activists responded with an unprecedented voter registration drive that some say helped propel the second African-American in county history into a city council seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1992 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city will not issue a parade permit to the white supremacist group National Movement but will not stop its march Saturday in support of the Rodney G. King beating trial verdicts, officials said Tuesday. By issuing a permit, the city might be seen as supporting the views of the Mississippi-based group, Simi Valley officials said. According to the National Movement's permit application, the group promotes white supremacy, city officials said.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mainstream newspapers here were restrained in their reporting of the stabbing death of Yasuo Kato in Camarillo, but Japan's most popular tabloid went to town with the story. The tabloid, Nikkan Sports, devoted half of its Wednesday morning front page to covering the story under the headline: "Japanese murdered, is anti-Japanese feeling the motivation? Threatened with murder, told recession is Japan's fault. Sense of crisis among 1.09 million Japanese and Japanese-Americans."
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER and KARL SCHOENBERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Along with investigating whether the slaying of a Japanese businessman from Camarillo was a hate crime, detectives are exploring whether he may have been killed by Japanese gangsters because of business dealings, authorities said Wednesday. While pursuing the possibility that Yasuo Kato's killing was committed by a motorcyclist who threatened his life two weeks earlier, Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt.
NEWS
February 26, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Japanese businessman stabbed to death in his Camarillo home had told sheriff's deputies earlier that a motorcyclist claiming to be "an unemployed American worker who lost his job because of the Japanese" threatened his life, authorities said Tuesday. The Feb. 9 confrontation is the only firm lead the Ventura County Sheriff's Department has in the killing Sunday of Yasuo Kato, said Sheriff's Cmdr. Vincent W. France.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER and KARL SCHOENBERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Along with investigating whether the slaying of a Japanese businessman from Camarillo was a hate crime, detectives are exploring whether he may have been killed by Japanese gangsters because of business dealings, authorities said Wednesday. While pursuing the possibility that Yasuo Kato's killing was committed by a motorcyclist who threatened his life two weeks earlier, Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1991 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the track record for blacks in Ventura County's courts abysmal, the head of the local NAACP chapter has blasted the decision to move the trial in the Rodney G. King beating case from Los Angeles to Ventura County. John R. Hatcher III, president of the National Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1991 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the track record for blacks in Ventura County's courts abysmal, the head of the local NAACP chapter has blasted the decision to move the trial in the Rodney G. King beating case from Los Angeles to Ventura County. John R. Hatcher III, president of the National Assn.
NEWS
August 16, 1989 | LESLIE BERGER, Times Staff Writer
A black Northridge Junior High School teacher and his family returned from a cross-country trip early Monday to find their Simi Valley home heavily vandalized and defaced by racial epithets, police said Tuesday. A swastika and the word "skinheads" were spray-painted on the inside walls of the Niles Street house, and a racial epithet was carved into the dining-room table, Simi Valley Police Detective Anthony Anzilotti said.
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