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December 2, 1994 | JON NALICK
Simon Silva describes his childhood as short and often painful, filled with domestic violence and long days toiling in the strawberry fields of Holtville, Calif., often missing months of school. Today, Silva draws on those experiences to create stunning paintings, including portraits of life on the state's farms and ranches. But the works contain surprisingly little of the frustration and hopelessness Silva says he felt growing up.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1994 | JON NALICK
Simon Silva describes his childhood as short and often painful, filled with domestic violence and long days toiling in the strawberry fields of Holtville, Calif., often missing months of school. Today, Silva draws on those experiences to create stunning paintings, including portraits of life on the state's farms and ranches. But the works contain surprisingly little of the frustration and hopelessness Silva says he felt growing up.
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May 2, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Beer kegs would be banned from San Diego beaches and Mission Bay Park under a measure unanimously approved by a City Council committee. Violators could be fined as much as $250 per keg or alcohol container of more than 3 gallons under the ban, Deputy City Atty. Simon Silva said. More than a dozen people said the ban is needed to prevent situations like a near-riot that occurred in a Pacific Beach neighborhood last July 4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1999
Books recommended for young readers by Ilene Abramson, senior librarian for the children's literature department, Los Angeles Public Library: Americas Award: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these 1998 winners chosen by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Preschool: "Cendrillon," by Robert D. Souci, illustrated by Brian Pinkney Two fine talents in the field of children's literature team up to re-create the fairy tale romance of this Caribbean Cinderella.
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April 19, 1987 | Associated Press
The bodies were laid out Saturday in a narrow hospital hallway, a corridor of death crowded with sobbing relatives and hospital workers putting small tags on the remains from Friday's jungle highway massacre in northeastern Sri Lanka. A total of 126 people were killed when Tamil rebels stopped three buses, two trucks and a car along a jungle road, then sprayed most of the occupants with gunfire. Sixty-four other people were wounded.
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January 1, 1998 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The subject of bilingual education stirred deep passions among teachers, students and parents last year and figures to remain a hot-button issue in 1998. But regardless of bilingual education's fate at the polls, the fact remains that Southern California has become a place with two distinct dominant languages. A number of small imprints, such as Texas' Arte Publico Press, recognized the need for quality bilingual children's books long ago and have done an impressive job meeting the demand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The travel budget for Orange County officials promoting plans for an airport at El Toro has nearly tripled in a year to $98,000, yet two supervisors opposed to the project charge that scant details are provided about trips taken and issues discussed. Supervisors Thomas W.
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April 2, 2009 | Josh Meyer and David G. Savage
In a surprising reversal, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday moved to void the corruption conviction of former Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska and ordered an internal review of the prosecutors, saying their case was riddled with impropriety. The high-profile prosecution of Stevens, who at the time was the Senate's senior Republican, has been criticized by the presiding federal judge. Holder said he was reserving judgment on whether lawyers in the Justice Department's public integrity section had committed misconduct.
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