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August 21, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The word for "signal" in Tagalog is senyas. The word for "brake" in Spanish is freno. And the phrase for "stop the car" in Mandarin Chinese is ting che. It helps to know such terms when you are a driving examiner for the Department of Motor Vehicles, particularly in Southern California, one of the most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the nation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The word for "signal" in Tagalog is senyas. The word for "brake" in Spanish is freno. And the phrase for "stop the car" in Mandarin Chinese is ting che. It helps to know such terms when you are a driving examiner for the Department of Motor Vehicles, particularly in Southern California, one of the most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the nation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2000 | AGUSTIN GURZA
We have an entire vocabulary for making fun of old people. We call them codgers, coots, geezers, fogies and old goats. We say dirty old men so often it seems the two concepts are inseparable--perversion and aging. You would think newspapers would avoid such slang for slandering seniors. But many of these pejorative terms were liberally used in reviews of the recent movie, "Space Cowboys," starring 70-year-old Clint Eastwood and three other veteran actors.
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August 11, 1991 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Members of a new minority, black residents in South-Central Los Angeles, were complaining recently to their City Council member about how Latino immigrants were disrupting their neighborhood. Chickens clucking in back yards. Cars parked on front lawns. Soccer players commandeering parks. Ranchera music at all hours of the night. "It's a different culture, a different breed of people. They don't have the same values. You can't get together with them.
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