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September 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Stock prices fluctuated but nonetheless showed signs of stability Tuesday as some investors looked for bargains after last week's precipitous drop. The major indexes closed modestly higher after withstanding several waves of profit taking from Monday's big rally. Analysts were generally pleased with Wall Street's performance and noted that just holding steady is good news, given stocks' recent volatility.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2001
Re "Some Street Signs Get a Little Squiggle of Linguistic Respect," Aug. 21: I think Santiago Pozo misses the historical point of the Anglicized Spanish street names in that they perfectly reflect the mixed history of Los Angeles. They show the adoption of the Spanish language and its aura by an English-speaking population that really hadn't the grasp of the language to include the tilde--well-intentioned people, not fully informed, who went ahead with full self-confidence and little self-awareness and did what they wanted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2001 | PATT MORRISON
Mrs. Brannick would have been so very happy today. The actual degree of her pleasure would have been rather hard to discern, Mrs. Brannick managing to live in a constant state of beatific happiness that defied the hard fact that she was a teacher of seventh-grade Spanish, and as such a martyr to language and learning. From pale red braids wrapped around head to sandals almost as wide as they were long (which fairly described the configuration of Mrs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Up to 70 new billboards could be erected along freeways in Los Angeles in exchange for the removal of up to several thousand signs on city streets under a measure given initial approval by the City Council on Tuesday. The plan proposed by Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas also calls for a permanent ban on all new billboards other than those approved for nonlandscaped industrial areas overlooking freeways under the exchange program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Up to 70 new billboards could be erected along freeways in Los Angeles in exchange for the removal of up to several thousand signs on city streets under a measure given initial approval by the City Council on Tuesday. The plan proposed by Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas also calls for a permanent ban on all new billboards other than those approved for nonlandscaped industrial areas overlooking freeways under the exchange program.
NEWS
May 24, 2001 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Must be a sign of the times. Must be that enough people have commented on how confusing it is to get from one district in downtown L.A. to the next. Problem solved, or at least it soon will be. Starting this fall, between 300 and 400 street signs will begin to be posted throughout a 350-square-block area downtown. The idea is to delineate and define separate districts as well as help pedestrians find their way within one district and visit another one. The "Downtown L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 | MARVIN PETAL, Marvin Petal lives in Oxnard
Oxnard is about to hire a sign consultant. As near as I can make out, this is a person who gives (actually sells) expert advice on the design and deployment of street signs. It occurs to me that if the city is about to invest in new street signage, this would be a propitious time to change the names of some of the streets in Oxnard's urban core. The identity of Oxnard's Original Sign Consultant (OSC) is, mercifully, obscured in history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. Michael Walker is nuts about Los Angeles history, but that's not really his calling. "I'm an artist, not a historian," said the 48-year-old transplant from Little Rock, Ark. Nevertheless, Walker is in the midst of a three-year quest to learn as much as he can about the 78 streets in the City of the Angels that are named after saints and to honor them by creating pieces of art that tell the streets' history.
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