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January 9, 1985 | NANCY HEFFERNAN, Times Staff Writer
Assemblyman Frank Hill (R-Whittier) Tuesday introduced legislation that would make English the official language of California, citing the passage of Proposition 38 last November as a clear indication that Californians are becoming less desirous of a bilingual society. Hill--joined by S. I. Hayakawa, former Republican U.S.
March 27, 1986
I attended the recent San Marino City Council meeting where Kevin Forbes presented his English language resolution to the council. I was shocked by Councilman Howard Privett's diatribe against Forbes, who really should have been supported for his logical solution to preserve unity and communication in San Marino by encouraging the use of English. Privett appeared all the more ridiculous because, while only a local politician, he had the audacity to attack, in effect, the widely known and respected former U.S. Sen. S.I. Hayakawa, who leads our Official English Movement at the state level.
June 8, 1985
So Del Olmo believes the movement to make English the official language of our country is un-American, and that it results from "fear of immigrants and foreigners." May I remind him that the honorary leader of this movement, S. I. Hayakawa, is himself a "foreigner," having come from Canada and being of Japanese ancestry. His background as a semanticist has given him valuable insights into the role of language in a culture. He has long been convinced of its power to unite; or, in the case of multiple languages, to create disharmony and conflict.
December 2, 2001 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Michael A. Hiltzik last wrote for the magazine about how DVDs changed filmmaking
The event depicted in the photograph belongs to a familiar genre: the triumphal luncheon. At the head of a long table draped in white linen and covered with drained wine bottles and half-empty coffee cups sits Bill Shockley, square-jawed and grinning widely in a Hawaiian shirt, flanked by 11 of the smartest engineers and physicists in America. They are all on his payroll. It is Nov.
William Wesley Peters, an architect who was considered "Frank Lloyd Wright's right arm" and was formerly married to Wright's daughter and to the daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, died Wednesday. He was 79. Peters, who died of a stroke in a Madison, Wis., hospital, was chairman of the board of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and senior architect, planner and vice president of Taliesin Architects Ltd., Wright's design company.
February 13, 1994
Valentine's Day will bring heartache to Hollywood, where funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. for the famed Brown Derby Restaurant. The landmark eatery at 1628 Vine St. was damaged in the Jan. 17 earthquake. Demolition of the restaurant, which has been closed for nine years, began Jan. 24 and is still under way.
July 15, 1986 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
In a biting speech before one of the nation's largest Latino groups, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley on Monday assailed a November ballot initiative that would declare English the state's official language and rebuked its proponents as "evil and uninformed." Taking his first public stand on the so-called "English only" statewide initiative, Bradley predicted that its passage would have life-threatening results in a city such as Los Angeles, where many people are not fluent in English.
March 31, 1990 | BARRY HORSTMAN
Republican lawyer Helen Rowe withdrew from the special 78th Assembly District race Friday, continuing the party's bid to unify its efforts to ensure that Democrat Mike Gotch does not win election outright in next month's primary in San Diego. Rowe, one of the three Republicans in the eight-candidate race, said that her decision to drop out of the April 10 race and back fellow GOP contender Jeff Marston stemmed from the county Republican Assembly delegation's earlier endorsement of Marston.
June 29, 1992 | BILL STALL
California voters will fill both of the state's U. S. Senate seats in the Nov. 3 general election for the first time since California became a state in 1850. The unique twin election was triggered by the resignation of Republican Pete Wilson in January, 1991, from the U. S. Senate to take the oath of office as governor. Wilson appointed Republican John Seymour to fill the Senate vacancy through the next general election.
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