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March 28, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maria Jose Mateo's midday routine is a daring act of defiance against a force that has ruled Spain for centuries. The 29-year-old bank employee tries to stay awake. Up at 6 a.m. after six hours of sleep, she works 8 to 3, has a heavy lunch at her parents' home and dashes back to the office by about 5 p.m. to work till 9, leaving her father dozing on the couch and feeling quite drowsy herself. As hard as she resists, the 40-minute subway ride usually lulls her into submission.
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August 13, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
An 89-year-old La Mesa man seeking to recover an Impressionist masterpiece seized from his Jewish family by the Nazis has the right to sue Spain and the cultural foundation that has the painting on display at a Madrid museum, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Claude Cassirer, who fled Nazi Germany as a youth, said he was delighted by the 9-2 decision of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals clearing the ownership dispute for trial. But he expressed concern about the long legal road still ahead.
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NEWS
August 1, 1990 | TIMOTHY HAWKINS, Hawkins, a free-lance writer based in New York, often covers fashion for The Times
Spanish menswear for spring and summer 1991 is the most promising new entry on the international scene. The clothes are not unlike the famous architecture for which this city is noted--extraordinary in the extreme.
WORLD
July 29, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
The independence-minded region of Catalonia on Wednesday became the first on the Spanish mainland to outlaw bullfighting, a move some say is as much about nationalist politics as animal rights. Lawmakers in Catalonia's regional parliament approved the controversial ban, 68-55, with nine abstentions, after emotional speeches that mixed expressions of support for preserving tradition with denunciations of bullfighting as institutionalized cruelty. The ban will take effect in the region, of which Barcelona is the capital, in 2012.
MAGAZINE
May 14, 1995 | Bruce Schoenfeld, Bruce Schoenfeld is the author of "The Last Serious Thing: A Season at the Bullfights" (Simon & Schuster). He lives in Colorado.
He was just a stick figure then, a skinny teen-ager with a shock of black hair who had never fought in a real bullfight. He called himself Jesulin, or "Little Jesus," and looked about 13 years old. When we saw him step onto the sand wearing a suit of lights like a party costume, we figured it must be a joke. I had brought my American friends to the bullring in Ronda, a strikingly romantic town of 22,000 in the mountains above the Costa del Sol, for a taste of quintessential Spain.
NEWS
February 20, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
The Spanish cape, that classic swirl of mystery and elegance, is making a modest comeback on the frosty streets of Madrid this winter as a cloak of many guises. The king of Spain has a cape, and so do a growing number of Eurocrats in Brussels. Picasso and Hemingway wore Spanish capes; Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve still do. Capes are still rare in the swank precincts of Paris or Rome, but the sight of a caped Madrileno on an evening prowl is more arresting than unusual.
NEWS
June 18, 1992 | JANICE L. JONES, Janice L. Jones is a member of The Times Orange County Edition staff.
At the Festival Espanol being hosted by the San Juan Capistrano Regional Library on Saturday, you'll be able to check out rarely performed Andalusian music and dancing while sampling food and crafts from all regions of Spain. Amid the displays of Spanish ceramics, icons, enamels, silver and damask will be booths offering paella, empanadas and other examples of Spanish regional cuisine.
NEWS
July 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fourteen people were injured in an especially bloody running of the bulls during Pamplona's annual San Fermin Festival. Two Pamplona natives were gored as they bolted through the cobbled streets ahead of six fighting bulls and a herd of steers. Also, one animal hooked his horn on the belt of a runner and dragged him about 30 feet before the red sash snapped. Later, some runners slipped and caused a pileup in the street.
SPORTS
December 25, 1991 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jared and Patti Black's fashionable suburban home has all the Christmas trimmings. There are lights outside, and a majestic tree stands in the living room. The family began their holiday celebration on Christmas Eve with a 5 p.m. church service and then the traditional Cheddar cheese fondu for dinner. It's a typical Christmas at the Black family home--with one exception. This year, the Blacks are playing host to Mikel Reta, a foreign exchange student from Pampalona, Spain.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 1998 | DANNY FEINGOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Back in the early 1960s, a young Jewish vocalist stumbled upon a few unusual Spanish-language songs. Assuming they were from South America, she incorporated them into her eclectic repertoire of ethnic music. It was a nice addition, but nothing more. Judy Frankel had no idea that the songs were artifacts of an endangered culture, nor that she would one day devote herself to preserving this rich heritage.
WORLD
July 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Tens of thousands of people, many dancing or banging drums, packed the streets of Madrid on Saturday to celebrate Spain's new law legalizing gay marriage. "This is infinitely gay. There are no words to express it," Ivan Sanchez, a 26-year-old pharmacist, said as the throng snaked its way through the capital.
NEWS
March 28, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maria Jose Mateo's midday routine is a daring act of defiance against a force that has ruled Spain for centuries. The 29-year-old bank employee tries to stay awake. Up at 6 a.m. after six hours of sleep, she works 8 to 3, has a heavy lunch at her parents' home and dashes back to the office by about 5 p.m. to work till 9, leaving her father dozing on the couch and feeling quite drowsy herself. As hard as she resists, the 40-minute subway ride usually lulls her into submission.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 1998 | DANNY FEINGOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Back in the early 1960s, a young Jewish vocalist stumbled upon a few unusual Spanish-language songs. Assuming they were from South America, she incorporated them into her eclectic repertoire of ethnic music. It was a nice addition, but nothing more. Judy Frankel had no idea that the songs were artifacts of an endangered culture, nor that she would one day devote herself to preserving this rich heritage.
MAGAZINE
May 14, 1995 | Bruce Schoenfeld, Bruce Schoenfeld is the author of "The Last Serious Thing: A Season at the Bullfights" (Simon & Schuster). He lives in Colorado.
He was just a stick figure then, a skinny teen-ager with a shock of black hair who had never fought in a real bullfight. He called himself Jesulin, or "Little Jesus," and looked about 13 years old. When we saw him step onto the sand wearing a suit of lights like a party costume, we figured it must be a joke. I had brought my American friends to the bullring in Ronda, a strikingly romantic town of 22,000 in the mountains above the Costa del Sol, for a taste of quintessential Spain.
NEWS
February 28, 1995 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plain metal locker at the San Fernando Mission archives belies its magnificent contents--a 200-year-old homage to God and proof of the glorious, long-denied heritage of Old California. But the treasure, much like the period of history it represents, remained hidden for centuries, all but forgotten.
NEWS
July 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fourteen people were injured in an especially bloody running of the bulls during Pamplona's annual San Fermin Festival. Two Pamplona natives were gored as they bolted through the cobbled streets ahead of six fighting bulls and a herd of steers. Also, one animal hooked his horn on the belt of a runner and dragged him about 30 feet before the red sash snapped. Later, some runners slipped and caused a pileup in the street.
NEWS
April 16, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, Chris Pasles covers music and dance for The Times Orange County Edition
For nearly five generations of Americans, the name Jose Greco has been synonymous with Spanish dance. But when Greco comes to the Irvine Barclay Theatre tonight through Saturday, Orange County audiences will also see a second generation of family dancers. The 72-year-old patriarch will be joined by daughters Carmela, Lola and Alessandra, and son Jose Greco II. Jose Luis Greco, the eldest of his three sons, will serve as musical director.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leonide Massine's comic ballet "The Three-Cornered Hat" is an other of those enduring works that emerged from the creative ferment of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Created in 1919, the work was a collaboration between Massine, composer Manuel de Falla and painter Pablo Picasso, who created the sets and costumes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1992 | DONNA ROSENTHAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Racist graffiti is scrawled on this city's only synagogue, groups of young soccer fans wave swastika banners in the stadium, some toy shops sell Adolf Hitler dolls, and a common expression seems to be, " Hacer una judiada, " which means to do something Jewish--bad or greedy.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leonide Massine's comic ballet "The Three-Cornered Hat" is an other of those enduring works that emerged from the creative ferment of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Created in 1919, the work was a collaboration between Massine, composer Manuel de Falla and painter Pablo Picasso, who created the sets and costumes.
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