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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1995
OK, let's see if I have this right. The Santa Ana Unified School District has recruited/imported 10 teachers from Spain to teach Mexican kids who now reside in America to help them become productive, contributing members of American society. ("Task Force to Study Bilingual Education," July 28.) Where's the common sense? It is amazing to see out-of-country teacher recruitment when many U.S.-born teachers--from families who have contributed to our nation's greatness--can't find a permanent teaching job in Orange County.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1999 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No More Neon: Monty's Steakhouse, the Westwood fixture set atop the Westwood Center building at 1100 Glendon Ave., has closed. Arden Realty Inc. purchased the building in early '98 with plans to renovate it completely from the outside in. Monty's had been entrenched in the penthouse since 1969 (the structure dates from '65). During its reign, its neon sign became a landmark and its dark interior saw lots of interesting events, including Snoop Doggy Dogg's acquittal party.
SPORTS
February 15, 1987 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
They way they're playing, UCLA should be investigated. What? They are? The Bruins have been playing under the cloud of a Pacific 10 and NCAA investigation of their basketball program for some time now and it seems to have caused an unexpected reaction from the conference co-leaders. Through it all, the Bruins keep on winning. UCLA completed a difficult 48-hour period Saturday with a 77-65 victory over USC in the Sports Arena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2005 | By Valerie Reitman and Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writers
The divisions are still there, 40 years later. To many, the events that began in Watts on Aug. 11, 1965, remain a riot, pure and simple - a social breakdown into mob rule and criminality. To others, they were a revolt, a rebellion, an uprising - a violent but justified leap into a future of black self-empowerment. To mark the 40th anniversary of the riots, The Times asked nine people, all of whom witnessed the events firsthand, to recount their memories of six days that changed their lives and the course of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1985 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
The Palomar Pomerado Hospital District, dissatisfied with depending on blood trucked from an hour away in San Diego, will set up a North County blood bank in February. The district's board of directors made the decision Tuesday and hopes to enlist the cooperation of Tri-City Hospital in Oceanside, North County's other major medical center. Palomar officials expect that a North County bank will attract new donors, who would be more likely to give blood to a community-based operation.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As far back as Fannie Johnson can remember--and that's all the way back to World War I--her family has dutifully heeded the nation's call to arms. "I was little, but I remember my relatives being in that war," said Johnson, sitting erect in her favorite chair by the front window. Fighting in France during the war was Ernest Johnson, a fellow destined to be her first husband.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1992 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The image is of a lonely Korean woman in her late 60s, working in a back street bar in Shanghai. It could be Manila. Or Taipei. She is quiet. No one asks how she got there, so no one answers. The image and the silence haunt Bok Lim Kim, a La Jolla resident who has for a decade tried to raise awareness of sex crimes committed against Korean and other Asian women during World War II. The euphemism was "comfort girls." In reality, they were sex slaves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Ching-Ching Ni and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
He called himself the "supreme commander. " From a storefront in Temple City decorated to look like a military recruiting center, David Deng raised an army of more than 100 Chinese nationals and claimed they were members of an elite U.S. special forces unit, authorities said. Together, they marched in local Chinese New Year parades and even received a special military tour in uniform at the USS Midway museum in San Diego. Chinese-language newspapers ran photos of the troops with prominent community leaders.
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