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January 19, 1999 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who died in the Holocaust? The short, awful answer is 6 million Jews. Sid Wolinsky prefers a longer and also grim reply: Six million Jews. And, among others, nearly 300,000 people with disabilities, dubbed "lives not worth living" by a Nazi regime that despised them. Wolinsky has spent years helping disabled people shoulder their way into American life, into schools and stores, onto streets and buses.
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January 19, 1999 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who died in the Holocaust? The short, awful answer is 6 million Jews. Sid Wolinsky prefers a longer and also grim reply: Six million Jews. And, among others, nearly 300,000 people with disabilities, dubbed "lives not worth living" by a Nazi regime that despised them. Wolinsky has spent years helping disabled people shoulder their way into American life, into schools and stores, onto streets and buses.
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NEWS
May 20, 1988
Claiming that a third of the state's 24,000 polling places are inaccessible to the handicapped, groups representing disabled people have sued Secretary of State March Fong Eu. Berkeley attorney Sid Wolinsky of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund filed lawsuits in San Francisco Superior Court and U.S. District Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In a decision hailed by advocates for the handicapped, a federal judge ruled that a 9-year-old mentally disabled girl should be allowed to attend a regular public classroom. U.S. District Judge David Levy rejected the argument of Sacramento City Unified School District officials that Rachel Holland should spend at least half of her time in a special-education class.
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May 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A high school senior who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair has filed suit, charging that school officials are excluding her from the senior class picnic and a trip to Disneyland. "I'm very angry and frustrated," said 17-year-old Sascha Bittner. "It's kind of sad because I was really looking forward to my senior year." The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund of Berkeley on Bittner's behalf.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1999
Victor Barrios' wheelchair has run smack into Rule 10, Article 7 of the California Interscholastic Federation: Equipment such as crutches, canes and wheelchairs are prohibited on the baseball field. Casts, splints and braces may be worn, if padded. On Tuesday, Barrios, a third-base coach for the Westminster High School baseball team, filed a civil rights suit in U.S. District Court against the federation and the Orange County Baseball Officials Assn.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2001 | KATHY M. KRISTOF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An advocacy organization for the disabled sued Bank of America Corp. and Provident Life & Accident Insurance Co. on Tuesday, alleging they are discriminating against disabled people by effectively barring them from buying life insurance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2002 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For former big-business lawyers Larry Paradis and Sid Wolinsky, the move was a risky about-face: trading the security of corporate work for the dice-roll of championing often-underdog disabled clients. Their goal was to get corporate institutions to see that people with disabilities would no longer accept being treated as second-class.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2008 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Harlan Hahn, a longtime USC professor of political science and champion of disability rights who successfully sued the university to improve access for disabled people campuswide, died April 23 at his Santa Monica home. He was 68. The cause was a heart attack, said his daughter, Emily. Hahn was already in the vanguard of the disability rights movement when he joined the USC faculty to teach political science in 1972. He pushed for the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Jenny Platt, one of Gil Chesterton's students at Beverly Hills High, phoned the school to say she'd be late for a very 90210-ish reason. Because of a power outage, the electronic gate at her residence wouldn't open, trapping her car. It's the most colorful excuse Chesterton has heard since another student told him she couldn't get out of her driveway because it was blocked by the media, who were checking on the condition of her next-door neighbor, Frank Sinatra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1999 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Barrios' wheelchair has run smack into Rule 10, Article 7 of the California Interscholastic Federation: Equipment such as crutches, canes, wheelchairs, etc., is prohibited on the baseball field. Casts, splints and braces may be worn, if padded. On Tuesday, Barrios, a third-base coach for the Westminster High School baseball team, filed a civil-rights suit in U.S. District Court against the CIF and the Orange County Baseball Officials Assn.
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