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January 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously named Steve Kang, a dean of engineering at UC Santa Cruz, to become chancellor of UC Merced, the newest campus in the university system. Kang, 61, a professor of electrical engineering, has served as dean of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz since 2001. Addressing the regents after the vote, Kang said the opportunity to build a new research university was "a dream come true for me."
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OPINION
April 2, 2007
Re "Iraq not under 'occupation,' U.S. says," March 30 After three years of trying without success to train hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to defend their country, I can only conclude that theocracy trumps democracy. The trainees' commitment to their particular Islamic sect is stronger than their commitment to democracy. And with the king of Saudi Arabia now accusing us of being "illegitimate" foreign occupiers of Iraq, shouldn't President Bush get the message and let them solve this on their own?
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SPORTS
December 15, 1988
Guy Shepard, Valencia High School's wide receiver-defensive back, was named the most valuable player of the Orange League in a vote of the league's football coaches. Shepard caught 34 passes for 519 yards and nine touchdowns and also intercepted eight passes. Fullback Keef Leasure of Valencia was named the back of the year and linebacker Steve Rangel of Valencia was the lineman of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously named Steve Kang, a dean of engineering at UC Santa Cruz, to become chancellor of UC Merced, the newest campus in the university system. Kang, 61, a professor of electrical engineering, has served as dean of the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz since 2001. Addressing the regents after the vote, Kang said the opportunity to build a new research university was "a dream come true for me."
OPINION
April 2, 2007
Re "Iraq not under 'occupation,' U.S. says," March 30 After three years of trying without success to train hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to defend their country, I can only conclude that theocracy trumps democracy. The trainees' commitment to their particular Islamic sect is stronger than their commitment to democracy. And with the king of Saudi Arabia now accusing us of being "illegitimate" foreign occupiers of Iraq, shouldn't President Bush get the message and let them solve this on their own?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2003 | Joy Woodson, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo announced Friday that the city has shut down a recycling center that officials maintained was operating illegally. The city said the center had a building permit but had not received the conditional-use permit needed to operate such a business. The center is next to several homes near Carlin Street and Adams Boulevard. Residents in the area have long complained that the facility attracted transients and was used for purposes other than recycling.
OPINION
October 4, 2004
Re "And Arnold Could Be Its President ... ," Commentary, Sept. 29: I really like Patt Morrison's idea that California secede from the U.S. However, aside from some practical matters -- the intimidating task of writing and adopting a new constitution, new treaties to sign with Mexico, all those unemployed federal workers in West L.A. -- independence from the U.S. would bring one really big problem: Once we're a sovereign nation, with our own nuclear program,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2009 | Larry Gordon
They were the trailblazers, this first full class about to graduate from the University of California, Merced. And like most pioneers, they had to create their own traditions amid adversity and attrition. When they arrived as freshmen in the fall of 2005, classroom buildings weren't ready on the fledgling campus, a former golf course surrounded by cow pastures in the San Joaquin Valley.
REAL ESTATE
November 21, 1999 | JUDITH DANCOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Judith Dancoff is a fiction writer and a part-time English teacher at Cal State L.A. and Los Angeles City College
"It was luck, I'm sure of it," I tell people who ask how I managed to find my house, qualify for a mortgage and then get a no-interest city loan to renovate it. "Luck and following my heart." It was also having the patience to stick it out until I found the house that was exactly right for me. What I wanted was a bungalow in the old section of L.A.'s Mount Washington that was spacious enough for a roommate if I needed one, was in decent structural condition and had a large yard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2009 | Larry Gordon
First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday urged the first full graduating class at UC Merced to help solve society's problems with the same creativity and persistence they showed in wooing her to be their commencement speaker and in pioneering the 4-year-old campus in the San Joaquin Valley. "Why did I chose the University of California Merced to deliver my first commencement speech as first lady? Well, let me tell you something, the answer is simple. You inspired me.
SPORTS
December 15, 1988
Guy Shepard, Valencia High School's wide receiver-defensive back, was named the most valuable player of the Orange League in a vote of the league's football coaches. Shepard caught 34 passes for 519 yards and nine touchdowns and also intercepted eight passes. Fullback Keef Leasure of Valencia was named the back of the year and linebacker Steve Rangel of Valencia was the lineman of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Steve Kang graduated from UC Berkeley, he joined a rock band. "He always said, 'The best way to get your parents to support you in going to film school is to play in a rock and roll band for three years,' " Kang's friend Kuros Charney recalled. At USC's film school, Charney, 22, and Kang, 28, became inseparable. They were partners on student film projects and jogged on the beach in Santa Monica.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1997
* John D. Cosgrove and Dwight W. Decker have been named corporate senior vice presidents of Rockwell International Corp. in Seal Beach. Cosgrove is president of Rockwell Avionics and Communications. Decker is president of Rockwell Semiconductor Systems. * Dale F. Frey has joined the board of directors of First American Financial Corp. in Santa Ana, as well as the board of its principal subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Co.
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