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September 3, 1988 | MICHAEL WELZENBACH
Labor Day traditionally means the end of summer: time for kids to go back to school, for swimming pools to close until next year and for stores to hold massive sales. It means that it's time again for the Brady, Tex., Annual World Championship Barbecue Goat Cook-off. And lots of us get a three-day weekend. But, though the first Monday in September does signify the end of summer to some, Labor Day was not intended to be remembered as the day swimming pools close.
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March 29, 2014 | By David Colker
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, said her husband, George Ryon. For Angelenos, some of whom visit homes for sale even if they're not looking to buy, Ryon's column quickly became a guilty-pleasure must-read. The first column, which appeared Nov. 25, 1984, led with Johnny Carson buying a house in Malibu for $9.5 million, at the time the most ever paid in that area for a single-family home.
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SPORTS
April 28, 1996 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Hector Monsalve, then a young, top-flight cyclist, competing for Colombia at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia, was the crowning moment of his athletic career. "Being so far away on the other side of the world and seeing all those athletes from all the countries, that was impressive," Monsalve said. "It was wonderful just to compete." Forty years later, Monsalve again is linked to the Olympics. He is among those carrying the Olympic torch through the Southland this afternoon.
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October 20, 2013 | By Esmeralda Bermudez
Pratik Vyas and his friends hit the dance floor early; they carried a roll of bandaging tape for the long night that lay ahead. For Navratri, an annual Hindu dance festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil, it is best to come prepared. "There's jumping and shoving and intricate movements that go back and forth," the 27-year-old graduate student from Norwalk said. "People get very passionate, and by the end of the night, your feet are beat. " On Saturday night, Vyas joined more than 2,000 Hindu Indians at the Anaheim Convention Center for Southern California's largest celebration of Navratri, an ancient tradition stretching nine days.
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January 20, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered Monday with parades, prayers and a few pointed remarks as Southern Californians celebrated the birth and legacy of a man whose civil rights work was abruptly ended by an assassin's bullet 30 years ago this spring. A crowd of thousands, at times standing 10 deep, lined a 3-mile stretch of Martin Luther King Jr.
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April 23, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO and BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
What do a surfboard, toaster and hypodermic needle have in common? All three were among items found floating in Marina del Rey on Saturday by a fleet of volunteers, who drifted out in boats and kayaks to fish garbage out of the harbor. More than 250 people lent a hand at the all-day cleanup, just one of dozens of events held across Southern California on Earth Day. In Lake View Terrace, another 250 volunteers planted 450 trees around the man-made lakes and pool at Hansen Dam Recreation Area.
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July 5, 1995 | From A Times Staff Writer
From a festive balloon parade with equestrian teams and antique cars to fireworks exploding in the night skies, events celebrating Independence Day drew tens of thousands of Southern Californians on Tuesday. The Fourth of July observances marked the 219th anniversary of the fledgling nation's Declaration of Independence from England in 1776. Throughout the day, family picnics, neighborhood celebrations and figures of Americana from cowboys to square dancers joined in the festivities.
NEWS
November 2, 1992
Tens of thousands of costumed revelers crowded Hollywood and West Hollywood on Saturday night without major incident, making for a generally peaceful Halloween in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Sunday. Gatherings were more boisterous in Isla Vista, outside Santa Barbara, where throngs of college students jammed the streets and sheriff's deputies arrested more than 1,500 people on mostly alcohol-related offenses Friday and Saturday night.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1993 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu --holiday messages vary in the polyglot Southland, but it all means "Seasons Greetings" . . . and sales for the region's retailers. For example, Las Posadas--the nine-day observance that re-creates Mary and Joseph's search for shelter on Christmas Eve--generates festive spirits and crowds for Olvera Street merchants and other Los Angeles businesses that cater to the Latino market.
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May 29, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Celes King III, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots who escorted bombers in Italy and North Africa in World War II, had just finished one of three speeches he made over the Memorial Day weekend in Los Angeles in honor of the nation's war dead. A member of the Assn. of Black Military Officers, he laced his talk with praise for minority servicemen.
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September 19, 2011 | By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
In the kitchen of this Winnetka hall, honey-filled balls of lokma are piled on plates for dessert. Puff pastries called borek are filled with cheese, eggs and dill, then warmed in the oven. Spicy Armenian prosciutto chills in the fridge. The night's main dish — marinated beef called doner on three large spits — is roasting. It takes at least five hours to make a proper doner , says cook Sako Cicek. He places thin ribbons of the meat in a chafing dish. Photos: Turkish Armenians in Southern California The occasion for this feast is Doner Night, an event sponsored by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians, a group of more than 1,000 Turkish Armenians in Southern California.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2001 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Beyond the traditional fireworks at the beach, a Southern California Fourth of July can mean an outdoor concert, family activities and, this year, a bodybuilding contest. Here's a select rundown of noteworthy celebrations Wednesday. Music lovers will have the opportunity to celebrate multiple nights when the Hollywood Bowl celebrates America's birthday with its annual "Fireworks Spectacular."
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January 24, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Southern California's most dramatic demographic shifts of the last two decades will show up vividly in schools today as classrooms celebrate the Asian lunar New Year with red envelopes, sticky rice cakes and colorful mock-ups of snakes. The holiday so important to people of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese heritage has become a common addition to the curriculum on campuses from Walnut to Fountain Valley where people of Asian ancestry have recently settled.
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August 26, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In solemn ceremonies featuring hot coals, pungent sandalwood incense, flowers and plates of fresh fruit, Southern California's Zoroastrian community is celebrating its new year this week. Azrir Bhandara, 37, a Zoroastrian priest, welcomed a dozen of the faithful Wednesday to his Irvine home, where he set out a white sheet on which he and the others knelt in prayer. Before beginning, Bhandara covered his mouth with a white scarf.
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April 23, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO and BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
What do a surfboard, toaster and hypodermic needle have in common? All three were among items found floating in Marina del Rey on Saturday by a fleet of volunteers, who drifted out in boats and kayaks to fish garbage out of the harbor. More than 250 people lent a hand at the all-day cleanup, just one of dozens of events held across Southern California on Earth Day. In Lake View Terrace, another 250 volunteers planted 450 trees around the man-made lakes and pool at Hansen Dam Recreation Area.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1999 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's tradition: About this time every year, Southlanders trim trees, drink eggnog, cook up tamales and shop, shop, shop. Many holiday events and activities have become tradition as well, depicting everything from Christmases past to the ethnic diversity of Southern California to secular celebrations such as lighted boat parades. Here's a rundown of some of the family-oriented events taking place during the next two weeks. For diversity, you can't beat the 40th annual L.A.
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July 5, 1998 | HECTOR TOBAR and PATRICK KERKSTRA and KARIMA HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With won ton in Monterey Park, line-dancing in Agoura Hills and marching Boy Scouts in South Pasadena, Southern Californians celebrated a Fourth of July of glorious weather and good cheer Saturday, the 222nd birthday of the most polyglot nation on earth. The festivities included several dozen parades and pyrotechnic shows both big and small, with fireworks filling the evening sky at the Rose Bowl and at football fields and parks from Northridge to El Monte.
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May 30, 1995 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thousands gathered throughout Southern California to honor the fallen of past wars Monday, while thousands more inched their way along car-choked streets on their way to beaches up and down the coast. On a Memorial Day holiday that featured warm temperatures and brilliant sunshine, parks filled and Frisbees flew, while an estimated 50,000 people turned out for the annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga Park.
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July 5, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From a body building competition on Muscle Beach in Venice to Russian emigres singing America's praises in a balloon-bedecked West Hollywood park, it was a uniquely Los Angeles Fourth of July. After the sun's warm rays broke through the Sunday morning clouds, hundreds of thousands of people headed for the coastline from Zuma Beach in Malibu to Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.
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July 5, 1998 | HECTOR TOBAR and PATRICK KERKSTRA and KARIMA HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With won ton in Monterey Park, line-dancing in Agoura Hills and marching Boy Scouts in South Pasadena, Southern Californians celebrated a Fourth of July of glorious weather and good cheer Saturday, the 222nd birthday of the most polyglot nation on earth. The festivities included several dozen parades and pyrotechnic shows both big and small, with fireworks filling the evening sky at the Rose Bowl and at football fields and parks from Northridge to El Monte.
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