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September 26, 1993
I commend you for publishing Lynell George's portrayal of bookstore owner Rita Dyson ("A Common Cause," Sept. 13). While supermarket-sized discount book chains begin to dominate the landscape, it is refreshing to hear about a small businesswoman fighting for her unique voice to be heard. That her competitors as well as customers and friends would come to her support is almost unheard of. Dyson's store is more than an independent outlet. It is a resource for those seeking knowledge of the black and Latino experience, a bastion of cultural understanding and a model for community cohesion.
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NEWS
September 26, 1993
I commend you for publishing Lynell George's portrayal of bookstore owner Rita Dyson ("A Common Cause," Sept. 13). While supermarket-sized discount book chains begin to dominate the landscape, it is refreshing to hear about a small businesswoman fighting for her unique voice to be heard. That her competitors as well as customers and friends would come to her support is almost unheard of. Dyson's store is more than an independent outlet. It is a resource for those seeking knowledge of the black and Latino experience, a bastion of cultural understanding and a model for community cohesion.
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September 13, 1993 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sturdier than she thinks, Rita Dyson has weathered everything from mysterious silent boycotts and freak winter floods to full-blown courtroom dramas--some to her own surprise, much with her trademark blast of a laugh--all to keep from forfeiting her Black and Latino Multicultural Bookcenter. For the most part, she has proven hardy in the complicated struggle for her Pasadena enterprise, keeping the bill collectors at bay while walking linguistic minefields.
NEWS
September 13, 1993 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sturdier than she thinks, Rita Dyson has weathered everything from mysterious silent boycotts and freak winter floods to full-blown courtroom dramas--some to her own surprise, much with her trademark blast of a laugh--all to keep from forfeiting her Black and Latino Multicultural Bookcenter. For the most part, she has proven hardy in the complicated struggle for her Pasadena enterprise, keeping the bill collectors at bay while walking linguistic minefields.
NEWS
June 25, 1992
Several Pasadena businesses were honored at the annual Business Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Pasadena- Foothill Branch of the Los Angeles Urban League and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Assn. Jerry Welch of Glacier Water was named Employer of the Year; Marion and Carolyn Roddy of Pampered Lady Florist, Minority Business of the Year; Victor Franco of Miller Brewing Co.
NEWS
December 27, 1989 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Black & Latino Book Store held its grand opening recently, owners Carl Crudup and Rita Dyson-Crudup treated their guests to an eclectic smorgasbord. A table next to the cash register held pigs-in-a-blanket, anchovies, sour cream, peanuts, taquitos, wine coolers, tuna sandwiches and homemade white cake with lemon frosting. The couple has taken the same idiosyncratic approach to stocking their bookstore.
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