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August 1, 1988 | JOHN A. OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
Saba HileMaskel has worked almost single-handedly for six years to help ease the transition of Ethiopian refugees to a new way of life in California. From her tiny office between a printing shop and a carpet store on Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles, she has helped newcomers, as well as Ethiopians who have been in the United States for several years, cut through the red tape of government assistance agencies and find food, emergency shelter, housing and medical care.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1999 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a Saturday night at Rosalind's, and mingling with the swaying beat of the house band are the echoes of a distant war. Sitting at a table of the popular Fairfax district Ethiopian restaurant, Bruke Abaynhe says he heard that his cousin is home from the front with a hand injured by mortar fire but is eager to jump back into the fray.
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June 20, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the front line of war, a family loses its home, bodies lie bloating in the sun, tons of grain are black and smoldering from fire, wounded cram a hospital, and suddenly a bright future has turned to dread. "War is not the World Cup--there are no winners," observed Mesfin Haileselasse, a young man recently hired to manage the nightclub in a tourist hotel here. He fears that he will have no customers now--no one in northern Ethiopia feels like dancing.
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June 20, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the front line of war, a family loses its home, bodies lie bloating in the sun, tons of grain are black and smoldering from fire, wounded cram a hospital, and suddenly a bright future has turned to dread. "War is not the World Cup--there are no winners," observed Mesfin Haileselasse, a young man recently hired to manage the nightclub in a tourist hotel here. He fears that he will have no customers now--no one in northern Ethiopia feels like dancing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988
A South-Central Los Angeles center that attempts to provide Ethiopian refugees and immigrants with emergency shelter, food, financial aid and immigration information will be able to stay open for a time after almost $10,000 was raised at a dinner and Ethiopian fashion show, staff members said Monday. Ethiopian Community Center Outreach Services volunteer worker Peter Haberl said between $8,000 and $10,000 was raised for the facility from Friday night's event at the Proud Bird Restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
Six young refugees from the political turmoil in Ethiopia will begin a tour today of area high schools to share their experiences. The students are staying with local Jewish American families as part of a program founded in 1992 by the Anti-Defamation League to promote harmony between blacks and Jews, said Marjorie B. Green, director of education for the league. The youngsters have been staying in Israel since fleeing their homeland.
NEWS
September 22, 1988
Ethiopia is facing a "flash flood" of refugees from Sudan and Somalia, with more than 750,000 pouring over the borders in recent months, a top U.N. official reported. "The Sudanese and Somali refugees are surging into Ethiopia in an alarming proportion," said Arthur Dewey, deputy director of the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.
NEWS
December 15, 1989 | Associated Press
The voluntary repatriation of tens of thousands of Ethiopians who sought refuge in Somalia 12 years ago during a war between Ethiopia and Somalia should begin in March, officials said Thursday. The refugees are predominantly ethnic Somali Ethiopians who fled the fighting during the two nations' war in 1977-78 over a piece of arid land in southeastern Ethiopia called the Ogaden. The number of refugees has never been certain. Somalia says there are 700,000, the Office of the U.N.
NEWS
January 7, 1987 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Abeze Belew gave up on the land of her birth two years ago, when the withered soil of Ethiopia's Wollo province was at its most parched and unforgiving. The elderly widow looked to her future there and saw only more of the past. The government resettled Abeze and her daughter's family in this muggy valley, three hard days away by bus, where 75,000 strangers were trying to start new lives without such things as roads, medication or drinking water. Today that dismal picture has changed.
SPORTS
January 18, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every so often, Ben Mesfen, a senior miler at Venice High, remembers the night his family decided to leave civil war-torn Ethiopia because the future in their native country did not look bright. Mesfen, 17, remembers how frightened he was as a 6-year-old, traveling 500 miles in a small caravan across the desert to neighboring Sudan. He remembers the family having to leave his father behind, and his mother and younger sister walking alongside him during the night in constant fear of being caught.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
Six young refugees from the political turmoil in Ethiopia will begin a tour today of area high schools to share their experiences. The students are staying with local Jewish American families as part of a program founded in 1992 by the Anti-Defamation League to promote harmony between blacks and Jews, said Marjorie B. Green, director of education for the league. The youngsters have been staying in Israel since fleeing their homeland.
SPORTS
October 16, 1991 | RON TWERSKY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As difficult as the recruiting process can be for college coaches, there are rare occasions when all it takes to find a high-caliber athlete is a Sunday walk in the park. Marwan Ass'ad, Cal State Northridge's soccer coach, found Matador players Belete Bekele and Teferi Michael precisely that way. Ass'ad received a phone call from Michael--who had heard of the Matador coach through the soccer grapevine--last spring inviting him to watch a pickup game at a park.
SPORTS
January 18, 1991 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every so often, Ben Mesfen, a senior miler at Venice High, remembers the night his family decided to leave civil war-torn Ethiopia because the future in their native country did not look bright. Mesfen, 17, remembers how frightened he was as a 6-year-old, traveling 500 miles in a small caravan across the desert to neighboring Sudan. He remembers the family having to leave his father behind, and his mother and younger sister walking alongside him during the night in constant fear of being caught.
NEWS
July 22, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bloody conflict in Ethiopia is presenting Israel with a dilemma: whether to continue to supply arms to the battered Marxist government of Mengistu Haile Mariam and keep the flow of black Jewish immigrants open, or cut off the weapons and risk a bottleneck in Addis Ababa, Foreign Ministry officials here say. The decision is complicated further by the sinking fortunes of the Communist government in Ethiopia.
NEWS
December 15, 1989 | Associated Press
The voluntary repatriation of tens of thousands of Ethiopians who sought refuge in Somalia 12 years ago during a war between Ethiopia and Somalia should begin in March, officials said Thursday. The refugees are predominantly ethnic Somali Ethiopians who fled the fighting during the two nations' war in 1977-78 over a piece of arid land in southeastern Ethiopia called the Ogaden. The number of refugees has never been certain. Somalia says there are 700,000, the Office of the U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988
A South-Central Los Angeles center that attempts to provide Ethiopian refugees and immigrants with emergency shelter, food, financial aid and immigration information will be able to stay open for a time after almost $10,000 was raised at a dinner and Ethiopian fashion show, staff members said Monday. Ethiopian Community Center Outreach Services volunteer worker Peter Haberl said between $8,000 and $10,000 was raised for the facility from Friday night's event at the Proud Bird Restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1999 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a Saturday night at Rosalind's, and mingling with the swaying beat of the house band are the echoes of a distant war. Sitting at a table of the popular Fairfax district Ethiopian restaurant, Bruke Abaynhe says he heard that his cousin is home from the front with a hand injured by mortar fire but is eager to jump back into the fray.
NEWS
July 22, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bloody conflict in Ethiopia is presenting Israel with a dilemma: whether to continue to supply arms to the battered Marxist government of Mengistu Haile Mariam and keep the flow of black Jewish immigrants open, or cut off the weapons and risk a bottleneck in Addis Ababa, Foreign Ministry officials here say. The decision is complicated further by the sinking fortunes of the Communist government in Ethiopia.
NEWS
September 22, 1988
Ethiopia is facing a "flash flood" of refugees from Sudan and Somalia, with more than 750,000 pouring over the borders in recent months, a top U.N. official reported. "The Sudanese and Somali refugees are surging into Ethiopia in an alarming proportion," said Arthur Dewey, deputy director of the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1988 | JOHN A. OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
Saba HileMaskel has worked almost single-handedly for six years to help ease the transition of Ethiopian refugees to a new way of life in California. From her tiny office between a printing shop and a carpet store on Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles, she has helped newcomers, as well as Ethiopians who have been in the United States for several years, cut through the red tape of government assistance agencies and find food, emergency shelter, housing and medical care.
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