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July 6, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When first starting out, saxophonist Sonya Jason found it tough gaining acceptance with her fellow musicians, both male and female. "I would walk into a club and want to sit in and there'd be a few raised eyebrows," she explains, "like, 'Sure, but can she really play?' They were hesitant to let me in. "And it wasn't just the men," she adds. "Women, particularly vocalists, weren't very supportive."
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July 6, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When first starting out, saxophonist Sonya Jason found it tough gaining acceptance with her fellow musicians, both male and female. "I would walk into a club and want to sit in and there'd be a few raised eyebrows," she explains, "like, 'Sure, but can she really play?' They were hesitant to let me in. "And it wasn't just the men," she adds. "Women, particularly vocalists, weren't very supportive."
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April 10, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Any problems Sonya Jason faced as a woman saxophonist pretty much disappeared when she started leading her own groups. * "In terms of booking myself," she said, "it's actually an asset that I'm a woman. Agents and club owners understand the marketing value of that. I have good photos, make a good visual, I'm good with the audience on stage and I can play, so why not?"
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April 12, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Look out world. Here comes Sonya Jason. Previewing her first album to have major distribution, the 28-year-old saxophonist showed herself Saturday at Randell's to be a competent alto and soprano player with an ear for melodic hooks and accessible rhythms. If her performance this night is any indication, Jason should be in line to join the upper echelon of contemporary jazz musicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1986
I am appalled at your scurrilous editorial (Sept. 5), "The Circus Is in Town--Again," against one of the most courageous, committed public servants we have. I refer to Harold Ezell, Western District director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Your self-serving, pro-illegal stance is well known but not supported by the public in general. Perhaps you are not a victim of job displacement, crime, your children in overcrowded schools, or seeing any savings you try to accrue from your salary check dissipate in oppressive taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1986
It is not often that I agree with your editorial writers, but in the case of Frank del Olmo I do for the most part. Indeed now that the immigration bill has been passed, it is time to properly implement it. American citizens are fed up, and if this one doesn't work, then the pressure will be applied full force for a more stringent law. Where I disagree is with the same cliche criticisms of the "la migra" or as he put it, "the good old INS."...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Look out world. Here comes Sonya Jason. Previewing her first album to have major distribution, the 28-year-old saxophonist showed herself Saturday at Randell's to be a competent alto and soprano player with an ear for melodic hooks and accessible rhythms. If her performance this night is any indication, Jason should be in line to join the upper echelon of contemporary jazz musicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1986
Cheers to courageous Mike Antonovich for his stand on the truth about illegal invasion of our borders. And raspberries to Archbishop Mahoney on his predictable, biased defense of it. As a first-generation American interested in ethnic matters, I worked for a dozen years in the barrios of the San Fernando Valley as a welfare social worker and probation officer. I know, firsthand, problems caused by illegals. Recently, as a concerned citizen, I visited the border to personally study the current situation.
TRAVEL
August 21, 1994 | MARY FRANCES SMITH
SAN LUIS OBISPO--The 12th annual Central Coast Wine Festival pays tribute to the area's wines with tastings and a live auction in downtown's Mission Plaza, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 3. Between bids and sips, enjoy food prepared by local chefs, live entertainment and arts and crafts. $25. Proceeds benefit the Central Coast Region of the Arthritis Foundation. (800) 549-3153. SANTA BARBARA--Spend Labor Day weekend at the sixth annual Santa Barbara International Jazz Festival, Sept.
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April 25, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lenetta Kidd trained as an opera singer, began her career in musical comedy, and acted in a touring production of "The Grapes of Wrath." But it wasn't until she started singing jazz in 1982 at the now-defunct Nucleus Nuance that she found her niche. "Jazz was a different world. Where musical comedy or opera have a sort of strictness, jazz left room for interpretation, for making a tune my own," says Kidd, a San Diego native with a lustrous soprano voice.
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April 10, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Any problems Sonya Jason faced as a woman saxophonist pretty much disappeared when she started leading her own groups. * "In terms of booking myself," she said, "it's actually an asset that I'm a woman. Agents and club owners understand the marketing value of that. I have good photos, make a good visual, I'm good with the audience on stage and I can play, so why not?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1986
It is not often that I agree with your editorial writers, but in the case of Frank del Olmo I do for the most part. Indeed now that the immigration bill has been passed, it is time to properly implement it. American citizens are fed up, and if this one doesn't work, then the pressure will be applied full force for a more stringent law. Where I disagree is with the same cliche criticisms of the "la migra" or as he put it, "the good old INS."...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1986
I am appalled at your scurrilous editorial (Sept. 5), "The Circus Is in Town--Again," against one of the most courageous, committed public servants we have. I refer to Harold Ezell, Western District director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Your self-serving, pro-illegal stance is well known but not supported by the public in general. Perhaps you are not a victim of job displacement, crime, your children in overcrowded schools, or seeing any savings you try to accrue from your salary check dissipate in oppressive taxes.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | EMILY ADAMS
Every year in San Francisco, the symphony kicks off its season with an enormous, very fancy event called the Black and White Ball. Streets are blocked off. Discrete parties are held under white tents, pitched in the shadow of the Symphony Hall. Champagne flows, men wear tuxedos, women parade their gowns of black or white. Sound like fun?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1994 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Elliot, Keiko Matsui and Everette Harp will headline a three-day jazz festival to be held Mother's Day weekend, May 6 to 8, on two outdoor stages at the Koll Center North office complex, festival organizers announced Tuesday.
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