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March 3, 1997 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart
Sun 'n' Shamrocks The Irish community in Los Angeles may pale in comparison to Eastern cities, where St. Patrick's Day is a major holiday each March 17. Still, the Emerald Isle is well-represented in the Southland. According to the 1990 census, 238,264 residents of the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys are part-Irish. Staying Put The East's larger Irish-American communities are a product of history and geography, says professor James P. Allen of Cal State Northridge.
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March 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An ice storm wiped away the traditional green stripe painted on Fifth Avenue, but it could not keep thousands of St. Patrick's Day celebrants from New York's parade. "We came to party!" declared Una Murray of Dublin, Ireland, who carried green, white and orange balloons and sported fake green braids. Revelers -- some with green hair and green eyebrows -- watched the 246th parade pressed against police barricades to cheer marching bands and men and women in uniform.
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April 16, 1989 | Zan Thompson
I have vexed a lady in Ventura on two counts. The first one I can wiggle out of. On the second, I will just flapdoodle around because she is right. It was the column that appeared on St. Patrick's Day. The lady's name is Elaine O'Brien, and she's probably a cousin because my paternal grandmother was named Bridget O'Brien. I wonder if Elaine has ever been to Dromoland Castle, the centuries-old seat of the O'Briens. As you enter the castle, you walk down a long gallery with portraits of departed O'Briens.
SPORTS
March 19, 2005
Was it the "luck of the Irish" that two of Ireland's sons won the PGA event in Florida and the Champions Tour event at Valencia just a few days before St. Patrick's Day? I hope it rubs off on this lassie in the lottery. Joan McRae Northridge
NEWS
March 17, 2001 | Associated Press
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first St. Patrick's Day greeting to the president of Ireland, an apparent sign of warming relations between the two countries. "I send my greetings to you on the occasion of Ireland's National Day, together with my best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of your country," said the British monarch's message to President Mary McAleese.
HEALTH
March 8, 1999
Erin, Go Vegetarian A non-beef idea for St. Patrick's Day: cabbage with barley and lemon grass.
NATIONAL
March 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An ice storm wiped away the traditional green stripe painted on Fifth Avenue, but it could not keep thousands of St. Patrick's Day celebrants from New York's parade. "We came to party!" declared Una Murray of Dublin, Ireland, who carried green, white and orange balloons and sported fake green braids. Revelers -- some with green hair and green eyebrows -- watched the 246th parade pressed against police barricades to cheer marching bands and men and women in uniform.
SPORTS
March 19, 2005
Was it the "luck of the Irish" that two of Ireland's sons won the PGA event in Florida and the Champions Tour event at Valencia just a few days before St. Patrick's Day? I hope it rubs off on this lassie in the lottery. Joan McRae Northridge
OPINION
March 24, 1985
Honest to Pat! You would think the fair citizens of Beverly Hills could find something better to do with $40,000 worth of carpet besides laying it on Rodeo Drive. I don't know what vulgar displays of opulence have to do with St. Patrick's Day anyway. It's a wonder anyone from anywhere else takes us seriously! LYNN D. SHEPODD Pasadena
NEWS
March 17, 2002 | From Associated Press
St. Patrick's Day celebrations unfolded across America on Saturday, led by the nation's oldest and largest parade, which paused for a silent moment to honor the dead in a city healing from terrorism. As bagpipers played the last chords of "God Bless America," thousands of marchers and hundreds of thousands of spectators along Fifth Avenue faced south in silence toward where the World Trade Center towers had stood. "Many of those who were lost on Sept. 11 would otherwise be marching proudly. . .
NEWS
March 17, 2001 | Associated Press
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first St. Patrick's Day greeting to the president of Ireland, an apparent sign of warming relations between the two countries. "I send my greetings to you on the occasion of Ireland's National Day, together with my best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of your country," said the British monarch's message to President Mary McAleese.
FOOD
March 14, 2001 | DONNA DEANE, TEST KITCHEN DIRECTOR
Steaming is an easy and healthful way to make the traditional St. Paddy's Day feast. It's great for the vegetables, and it works wonderfully for the corned beef too. You'll find steaming makes the meat firm, full-flavored and not at all stringy. To steam the corned beef, just line a steamer basket with the large outside leaves of a cabbage and set the meat on the leaves. Steam 21/2 to 3 hours. Start steaming the vegetables when the corned beef has just 30 minutes left to go.
NEWS
March 18, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Irish cheer mixed with political jeers at New York's St. Patrick's Day parade on Friday as U.S. Senate rivals Rudolph W. Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton made the traditional march up Fifth Avenue before a rowdy crowd. Thousands of onlookers lined the famous parade route to look at-- and shout at--the New York City mayor and the first lady as they made separate appearances, like countless New York politicians before them, in the event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1999
Since the Hawaiian luau at Dartmouth was canceled because it was culturally insensitive (Aug. 22), on behalf of all Irish Americans I hereby request that everyone quit partying on St. Patrick's Day as some of us might find it offensive. Yeah, right. MARK McCARTIN Laguna Niguel
FOOD
March 14, 1991 | MARCIA CONE and THELMA SNYDER, Cone and Snyder are the authors of five books on microwave cooking. and
There is something about St. Patrick's Day that entices even the non-Irish to search out a meal from the "old sod." Even though my parents were immigrants from Germany, I still faithfully serve corned beef every March 17. Marcia, whose father's grandmother was Irish, feels compelled to celebrate it although she has found that St. Patrick's Day stirs up more fanfare in this country than in Ireland.
NEWS
March 18, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Irish cheer mixed with political jeers at New York's St. Patrick's Day parade on Friday as U.S. Senate rivals Rudolph W. Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton made the traditional march up Fifth Avenue before a rowdy crowd. Thousands of onlookers lined the famous parade route to look at-- and shout at--the New York City mayor and the first lady as they made separate appearances, like countless New York politicians before them, in the event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1999 | JAMES MEIER
Green beer, bagpipes and shamrocks mark St. Patrick's Day in America. But who was this Saint Patrick for whom the holiday--which comes on Wednesday--is celebrated? The patron saint of Ireland is best known for converting the Irish to Christianity in the 5th century. Kidnapped as a 16-year-old boy in Britain by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland, he chose the priesthood upon his escape.
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