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October 16, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Had Russian ultranationalists succeeded in toppling President Boris N. Yeltsin's government earlier this month, Claudia Padula of Orange and Stasya Hodatskaya of Novo Kosino, a small municipality on the outskirts of Moscow, might never have been able to play tag. And for the two 8-year-olds, the simple children's game--or salochki, as it is called in Russia--bridged an otherwise formidable language barrier and helped forge a new international friendship.
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January 9, 1995
The Mexican peso has dropped 35% in value against the dollar since Dec. 19, when that nation's government began devaluing its currency in response to falling foreign reserves and a mounting trade deficit. Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo has announced a new economic plan calling for deep sacrifices that will likely affect many in Southern California.
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August 20, 1991 | MATHIS CHAZANOV and TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From Southern California's synagogues, Orthodox churches and immigrant enclaves, Soviet emigres who had gained the most under glasnost-- those from the Baltic states, Jews, Armenians--uttered a collective cry of despair and dread as they learned of Mikhail S. Gorbachev's ouster. As they frantically searched for news and information from the Soviet Union, many of them said they feared for the fate of their homeland and of their families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Had Russian ultranationalists succeeded in toppling President Boris N. Yeltsin's government earlier this month, Claudia Padula of Orange and Stasya Hodatskaya of Novo Kosino, a small municipality on the outskirts of Moscow, might never have been able to play tag. And for the two 8-year-olds, the simple children's game--or salochki, as it is called in Russia--bridged an otherwise formidable language barrier and helped forge a new international friendship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1992 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While growing up in Riga, Latvia, Alexander Zaks was never taught about Jewish traditions. Friday, three days after arriving in the United States, he and his family got their first taste of religious freedom when they celebrated Passover at a Seder with his brother Yuri. "We never had these traditions," Alexander Zaks, 38, said as he fingered a yarmulke at his brother's apartment in Simi Valley. "This was lost in Russia."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1988 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
The two Soviet refuseniks, sitting in the back seat of a Toyota Tercel, were chattering. "What are they saying?" asked a passenger, curious about what triggered the lively discussion between the two who had arrived at Los Angeles International Airport with their extended family just the night before to start a new life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1991 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The week after the coup collapsed, Panorama, Southern California's Russian-language newspaper, quoted Lenin: "The revolution, the necessity of which the Bolsheviks have spoken of for so long, has been . . ." Then came the joke: Instead of sovershilos (accomplished), as the founder of the Soviet state boasted in 1917, the headline ended with the word zavershilos! (ended).
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1991
In response to the column by Joel Fox (Column Right, Commentary, March 31), I would like to mention some significant facts about Proposition 13. Fox stated that "if proposed increases (in taxes) piled up a surplus, the state would be ripe for a replay of Proposition 13." This comment is quite interesting since it was Proposition 13 that played a key role in the financial disaster that faces the residents of California today!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1995
The Mexican peso has dropped 35% in value against the dollar since Dec. 19, when that nation's government began devaluing its currency in response to falling foreign reserves and a mounting trade deficit. Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo has announced a new economic plan calling for deep sacrifices that will likely affect many in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1992 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While growing up in Riga, Latvia, Alexander Zaks was never taught about Jewish traditions. Friday, three days after arriving in the United States, he and his family got their first taste of religious freedom when they celebrated Passover at a Seder with his brother Yuri. "We never had these traditions," Alexander Zaks, 38, said as he fingered a yarmulke at his brother's apartment in Simi Valley. "This was lost in Russia."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1991 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The week after the coup collapsed, Panorama, Southern California's Russian-language newspaper, quoted Lenin: "The revolution, the necessity of which the Bolsheviks have spoken of for so long, has been . . ." Then came the joke: Instead of sovershilos (accomplished), as the founder of the Soviet state boasted in 1917, the headline ended with the word zavershilos! (ended).
NEWS
August 20, 1991 | MATHIS CHAZANOV and TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From Southern California's synagogues, Orthodox churches and immigrant enclaves, Soviet emigres who had gained the most under glasnost-- those from the Baltic states, Jews, Armenians--uttered a collective cry of despair and dread as they learned of Mikhail S. Gorbachev's ouster. As they frantically searched for news and information from the Soviet Union, many of them said they feared for the fate of their homeland and of their families.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1991
In response to the column by Joel Fox (Column Right, Commentary, March 31), I would like to mention some significant facts about Proposition 13. Fox stated that "if proposed increases (in taxes) piled up a surplus, the state would be ripe for a replay of Proposition 13." This comment is quite interesting since it was Proposition 13 that played a key role in the financial disaster that faces the residents of California today!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1988 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, Times Staff Writer
The two Soviet refuseniks, sitting in the back seat of a Toyota Tercel, were chattering. "What are they saying?" asked a passenger, curious about what triggered the lively discussion between the two who had arrived at Los Angeles International Airport with their extended family just the night before to start a new life.
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