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December 6, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
On Monday, Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas opened his new district office in an old bank building on Vermont Avenue in South-Central L.A. It was a small but important event in the continuing story of a poor part of town where blacks and Latinos are suffering more than most from the stresses and strains of living in late 20th Century urban America.
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May 23, 1999 | ED BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas is justifiably credited with having done more than any other elected official to make the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum the likely home for a new National Football League franchise--the local political equivalent of completing a "Hail Mary" pass. What kept him at the table so long, battling for a neighborhood the NFL had seemingly written off?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1999 | ED BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas is justifiably credited with having done more than any other elected official to make the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum the likely home for a new National Football League franchise--the local political equivalent of completing a "Hail Mary" pass. What kept him at the table so long, battling for a neighborhood the NFL had seemingly written off?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
On Monday, Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas opened his new district office in an old bank building on Vermont Avenue in South-Central L.A. It was a small but important event in the continuing story of a poor part of town where blacks and Latinos are suffering more than most from the stresses and strains of living in late 20th Century urban America.
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February 18, 1996 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
'Yani! Te busca!" Yanira Merino's sister calls from the front door of the aging wood-frame house they share with their kids in an old part of Pasadena. It's not yet 10:30 on a chilly Sunday morning, and the first appointment of the day is waiting on the porch. Merino was up very late and must leave for a business meeting soon, but she wouldn't think of canceling a date for something as selfish as more rest.
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March 3, 1996 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
'Yani! Te busca!" Yanira Merino's sister calls from the front door of the aging wood-frame house they share with their kids in an old part of Pasadena. It's not yet 10:30 on a chilly Sunday morning, and the first appointment of the day is waiting on the porch. Merino was up very late and must leave for a business meeting soon, but she wouldn't think of canceling a date for something as selfish as more rest.
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