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October 27, 1990 | JENNIFER TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congress completed action Friday on legislation giving California and other states with large populations of new immigrants less than half of the $1 billion previously earmarked for 1991 assistance programs, promising to make up the difference next year. The bill, which contains funds for both immigrants and refugees, was sent to President Bush after budget-weary House members accepted changes approved late Thursday by the Senate.
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October 27, 1990 | JENNIFER TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congress completed action Friday on legislation giving California and other states with large populations of new immigrants less than half of the $1 billion previously earmarked for 1991 assistance programs, promising to make up the difference next year. The bill, which contains funds for both immigrants and refugees, was sent to President Bush after budget-weary House members accepted changes approved late Thursday by the Senate.
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NEWS
October 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Leaders of local Lao Family organizations in Fresno and Garden Grove have denied that their agencies are involved in "shakedowns" of ethnic Hmong refugees to fund a resistance movement in Laos.
NEWS
October 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Leaders of local Lao Family organizations in Fresno and Garden Grove have denied that their agencies are involved in "shakedowns" of ethnic Hmong refugees to fund a resistance movement in Laos.
NEWS
July 4, 1988
Cases of the mysterious "sudden unexpected death syndrome" among Southeast Asian refugees have declined in most areas of the United States, but not in the San Joaquin Valley. Nationwide, 117 seemingly healthy men and one woman have died without warning since the first case was reported in 1981. The cases peaked nationwide in 1982--except in the San Joaquin Valley, where many Southeast Asians have moved to be with relatives.
NEWS
October 28, 1997
Ben Reddick, 82, publisher of small California newspapers and a former Orange County supervisor. He was largely credited with coining the term "Okies" for a story he did on the immigration of Dust Bowl refugees into California in the 1930s. Reddick, who made up the word from the "OK" on the license plates on Oklahomans' cars, was named an "Honorary Okie" by the Oklahoma governor in 1968.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1986 | THOMAS OMESTAD, Times Staff Writer
A student congregation at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks has voted to support the movement of sanctuary for Central American refugees, it was announced Tuesday. The group hopes to encourage churches in the Conejo Valley to establish safe havens for those fleeing political persecution. However, the student congregation will not physically shelter Central American refugees, as have several Roman Catholic churches around Los Angeles and the nation.
NEWS
October 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
Newspaper publisher Ben Reddick, the man generally credited with coining the term "Okie," is dead at the age of 82. Reddick, who owned newspapers in Newport Beach and served briefly on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, died Thursday in his sleep at a convalescent home in Templeton, his family said. Reddick started his newspaper career in 1929, when he worked for the Huntington Park Daily Signal. He then moved to the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Los Angeles Examiner.
MAGAZINE
January 5, 1986 | DAVID DeVOSS, Staff writer David DeVoss, was a correspondent in Vietnam and has made seven trips to Ho Chi Minh City since the end of the war
After four years of "re-education," 17 months in a refugee camp, a 16-hour flight across the Pacific and a two-hour slog through immigration at Los Angeles International Airport, Lien Phuoc finally clasps the hands of his two dazed children and leads them cautiously through the pneumatic door into a new life.
OPINION
September 17, 1995 | David E. Hayes-Bautista and Gregory Rodriguez, David E. Hayes-Bautista and Gregory Rodriguez, associate editors at Pacific News Service, are, respectively, executive director and senior fellow at the Alta California Research Center
If the Chicano Movement is not already dead, it has certainly lost enough blood to be rendered unconscious. Recent news reports have paid homage to a pioneering Mexican American journalist, Ruben Salazar, and the political resistance movement that reached its peak on the day he was killed 25 years ago. Inevitable comparisons between then and now were made, but the juxtapositions are not the least bit instructive. We California Latinos are an entirely different people today.
NEWS
July 4, 1988
Cases of the mysterious "sudden unexpected death syndrome" among Southeast Asian refugees have declined in most areas of the United States, but not in the San Joaquin Valley. Nationwide, 117 seemingly healthy men and one woman have died without warning since the first case was reported in 1981. The cases peaked nationwide in 1982--except in the San Joaquin Valley, where many Southeast Asians have moved to be with relatives.
NEWS
June 18, 1989 | RICHARD BEENE, Times Staff Writer
Unable to persuade Hong Kong, Thailand and other "first asylum" countries to change their policies on Vietnamese refugees, Southern California Vietnamese leaders said Saturday that they will focus new attention on establishing regional holding centers to prevent people from being sent back to Vietnam against their will. Returning from the International Conference on Indochinese Refugees in Geneva, the local delegates representing Orange County's estimated 100,000 Vietnamese said the fate of tens of thousands of refugees holed up in camps throughout Southeast Asia remains uncertain because most of the countries housing the refugees have refused to reject the policy of forced repatriation.
NEWS
December 31, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lancer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
To understand the art, it always helps to understand the artist--and it's crucial when trying to comprehend Hmong quilts, the highly personal yet symbolic folk art of these Laotian people. The Hmong--who don't have a written language--use handmade quilts to depict events and activities. In peaceful times, a quilt, usually in the form of a "memory cloth," could be a keepsake to commemorate a marriage, birth or other important occurrence.
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