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January 11, 1990 | MARY LOU FULTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Be not afraid of any man. Not matter what his size; When danger threatens, call on me And I will equalize. --19th-Century motto, Winchester Rifle Co. Mary Ann Escandon steps up to the starting line, her three-inch heels sinking into sandy desert soil, a purse slung jauntily over one shoulder, eyes invisible behind black-tinted sunglasses.
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May 5, 1996 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here is what was on the National Rifle Assn.'s display table of handy "personal protection devices" for women--a fake rock, a key chain, a dummy named Sam. And not a firearm in sight. For the first time in California, the NRA on Saturday put on its popular, women-only "Refuse To Be a Victim" seminar. Twenty-six women attended lectures by three female instructors on more than 100 safety suggestions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1996 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here is what was on the National Rifle Assn.'s display table of handy "personal protection devices" for women--a fake rock, a key chain, a dummy named Sam. And not a firearm in sight. For the first time in California, the NRA on Saturday put on its popular, women-only "Refuse To Be a Victim" seminar. Twenty-six women attended lectures by three female instructors on more than 100 safety suggestions.
NEWS
January 11, 1990 | MARY LOU FULTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Be not afraid of any man. Not matter what his size; When danger threatens, call on me And I will equalize. --19th-Century motto, Winchester Rifle Co. Mary Ann Escandon steps up to the starting line, her three-inch heels sinking into sandy desert soil, a purse slung jauntily over one shoulder, eyes invisible behind black-tinted sunglasses.
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May 30, 1996 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Olympic Shooting Team members will be among the firearms experts on hand at the Angeles Expo '96 Shooting Sports Fair this week at Angeles Ranges, a 100-acre facility in Little Tujunga Canyon, open since 1956. The event includes exhibitions, demonstrations and competitions, including a celebrity Sporting Clays Tournament (featuring Hollywood types such as Robert Stack, Luke Perry, Brad Johnson, Laura McKenzie and others).
NEWS
December 28, 1995
Re "A Dirty Secret" (Dec. 5): Domestic violence is an issue of paramount importance, and the various media are on a roll. However, only one side of the issue is being presented. As a survivor of domestic violence, I do not believe there is any excuse for physically assaulting another human being except in self-defense. Period. Women, however, are portrayed as totally innocent victims, and that is not true. Women use words to assault men. Verbal and emotional abuse leave no visible wounds but are just as insidious as physical abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Calabasas' Community Services Department will offer classes for children, teen-agers and adults this fall in activities ranging from self-defense to computers. Classes, scheduled to begin on Sept. 17 and Sept. 26, will be held at A. E. Wright Middle School, Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, Calabasas City Hall and other locations. The after-school classes for children will include programs on modeling, tai chi, watercolor painting and baby-sitting training.
OPINION
June 6, 2009
Re "Mayor is dating TV reporter," June 2 When I saw the headline about the mayor dating a newsperson, I thought the budget cuts finally got to your editing staff and you mistakenly allowed an old story to be printed again. To paraphrase a well-known quote: Making a mistake once is OK. Making the same mistake twice is not a sign of a wise person. Ted Zachariadis Los Angeles -- It seems that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has an interest in female news reporters. Knowing that, and to prevent further conflict of interest or embarrassments, maybe it would be best to assign only male reporters to cover the mayor's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1991
A 67-year-old retired airline mechanic from Hawthorne who was convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend and another woman was sentenced Friday to two concurrent life terms in prison without possibility of parole. Before sentencing Hoyt Conway Watkins, Torrance Superior Court Judge Francis Hourigan rejected defense attorney Charles T. Mathews' motions asking for either a new trial or a reduction of the charges from murder to manslaughter.
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July 29, 1988 | Compiled by Terry Atkinson
Movies "Father of the Bride." MGM/UA. $19.95. 1950. A young Elizabeth Taylor was the bride and Spencer Tracy was her flustered father in this classic comedy-drama directed by Vincente Minnelli. "A Guy Named Joe." MGM/UA. $19.95. 1944. Tracy as a deceased airman who returns to Earth to help a pilot (Van Johnson). "End of the Line." Lorimar. $79.95. 1987. PG. Charmer/drama about a plan to hijack a locomotive.
NEWS
February 1, 1987 | JANICE MALL
The Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women will offer a free training program to deaf women who would like to become self-defense instructors, the first such program in California. The commission has offered self-defense training to deaf and other diverse populations of women, and decided that the "optimum learning situation" would be for deaf women to learn from other deaf women.
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