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July 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
San Bernardino police are investigating a possible hate crime in which a wooden swastika was apparently set on fire. Authorities said residents in the 2800 block of Sepulveda Avenue called police just after midnight Sunday to report a wooden swastika ablaze in the middle of the street. Officers arrived and found a resident had already extinguished the fire, said Lt. Paul Williams. It was unclear whether the incident was targeted to anyone specifically. “We need a victim to have a hate crime,” Williams said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By KTLA
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for tagging seven cars in Pacific Palisades with swastikas and racial slurs on Sunday. Seven cars parked curbside in a 3-square-mile area north and south of Sunset Boulevard were defaced between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to Los Angeles police. Maritza Roberts, whose car was among those targeted, told KTLA that she felt “violated, invaded, disgusted” after she discovered a swastika and an apparent misspelling of the word “fuhrer” spray-painted on her vehicle.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Dear Madonna: When it comes to edgy statements, cone bras are one thing - but  swastikas point to lawsuits. During the matriarch of pop's Bastille Day concert near Paris on Saturday, a video montage featured a creepy image of French National Front party leader Marine Le Pen with the Nazi symbol flashing on her forehead, Entertainment Weekly reported . Today in obvious: Le Pen didn't appreciate the not-so-subtle comparison....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
San Bernardino police are investigating a possible hate crime in which a wooden swastika was apparently set on fire. Authorities said residents in the 2800 block of Sepulveda Avenue called police just after midnight Sunday to report a wooden swastika ablaze in the middle of the street. Officers arrived and found a resident had already extinguished the fire, said Lt. Paul Williams. It was unclear whether the incident was targeted to anyone specifically. “We need a victim to have a hate crime,” Williams said.
NATIONAL
July 18, 2010 | By Jenny Deam, Los Angeles Times
For almost 80 years the pretty quilt, hand-stitched from scraps of old farm clothes and backed with fabric from flour sacks bought at a local mill, had been forgotten at the bottom of a family trunk. Then one day two summers ago, an elderly couple walked into a local museum, shyly offering up the surprisingly well-preserved quilt for sale. The 90-year-old man, who had lived his whole life on the flat plains an hour north of Denver, was divvying up family heirlooms when he found the mysterious quilt.
NEWS
August 25, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A farmer in Mansfield Township, N.J., made a disturbing discovery when a newspaper reporter showed him an aerial photo of his property: A 60-foot swastika had been hacked into his 30-acre cornfield. "I have no idea who would do it or anything about it," said Joe Goodenough, who farms 240 acres with his family. Now police are trying to find out how long it has been there and who is responsible.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
Someone burned a swastika into the lawn of an apartment house near Beverly Hills High School last week. The 7-by-4-foot Nazi symbol, burned in with chemicals, is barely visible from the street, but tenant Harvey Myman said he found it disquieting. "If the (apartment) house was toilet-papered it wouldn't bother me so much," he said. Dr. Wilmore B. Finerman, owner of the eight-unit building on Spalding Drive, said he believes the swastika was etched onto his lawn as a prank.
NEWS
June 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 72-year-old survivor of a Nazi death camp was bludgeoned and stabbed to death in a boarding house by a man he had accused of scrawling a swastika on his door, police said. Max Kowalski's body was found Saturday in the room of Ruben Martinez Zucarino, 36, who was charged with second-degree murder, police said.
OPINION
January 23, 2000
What's the difference between a swastika scribbled on a synagogue and a Confederate flag flying over a public building? Nothing. SUE KAY BRAX Lancaster
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1990
I wonder if the public knows what it's going to be like living in a state where public meetings no longer have to be made known and dissent is omitted by law. Why not just raise the swastika over all government buildings and be done with it. BURT WILSON Simi Valley
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
Authorities are investigating a hate incident in Valencia, where the sidewalks, benches and buildings of a recreation center were covered with racist messages and swastikas, Santa Clarita valley officials said Tuesday. The vandalism was discovered Saturday night by someone from the homeowners' association of Rancho Tesoro, said Lt. S. Low of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. The detective bureau and the department's hate crime task force is working jointly on the investigation, Low said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
Swastikas and the word "skinhead" were painted at a Costa Mesa elementary school's baseball field, officials said Monday. Kaiser Elementary School Principal Deborah Granger said staffers first noticed the slurs when they got to school. Swastikas were painted on trash cans, and the word "skinhead" with a swastika had been painted on part of the backstop, Granger said. The tops of benches had also been painted white. Over the weekend, a usually locked gate that is used by other campuses had been left open, Granger said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Many of the elements that make up "Ganesh Versus the Third Reich," the internationally acclaimed offering from the Australian company Back to Back Theatre, will be familiar to theatergoers of an avant-garde bent. There's the mixing of Eastern and Western iconography. There's the metatheatrical high jinks in which a good portion of the show is about the making of the show. And then there's the old standby, the close scrutiny of ever shifting power relations. But it's unlikely that you will have ever seen anything quite like this production, which is being presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA's Freud Playhouse through Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
Dear Madonna: When it comes to edgy statements, cone bras are one thing - but  swastikas point to lawsuits. During the matriarch of pop's Bastille Day concert near Paris on Saturday, a video montage featured a creepy image of French National Front party leader Marine Le Pen with the Nazi symbol flashing on her forehead, Entertainment Weekly reported . Today in obvious: Le Pen didn't appreciate the not-so-subtle comparison....
NATIONAL
July 18, 2010 | By Jenny Deam, Los Angeles Times
For almost 80 years the pretty quilt, hand-stitched from scraps of old farm clothes and backed with fabric from flour sacks bought at a local mill, had been forgotten at the bottom of a family trunk. Then one day two summers ago, an elderly couple walked into a local museum, shyly offering up the surprisingly well-preserved quilt for sale. The 90-year-old man, who had lived his whole life on the flat plains an hour north of Denver, was divvying up family heirlooms when he found the mysterious quilt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
California corrections officials released a photograph taken Wednesday of aging convicted mass murderer Charles Manson, replete with receding hairline, fading forehead swastika carving and a thick, heavily graying beard.
NEWS
June 18, 1996 | Reuters
A church in a racially mixed New York community was defaced with a swastika and the initials "KKK" were burned into the front lawn with chemicals, police said Monday. A New York police spokeswoman said the markings at the Mt. Sinai Seventh Day Adventist Church in Queens Village were made last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1994
When I first saw the photo with the feature "Clashing Symbols" (April 27), I thought, that isn't the Nazi swastika. Being Jewish and the child of Holocaust survivors, I've become very conversant with Nazi symbols. As I read the feature my anger and resentment grew, for I know that in many other cultures the "reverse" swastika, as used by Buddhists, is a symbol of joy and good fortune. Looks like the Nazis did more than cause the deaths of millions of people--they have so perverted an ancient, honorable symbol that we react with fear when we see it. I hope the Buddhists will keep their swastika, and not let the Nazis have the final victory.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2008 | DAVID SARNO
The swastika, the symbol of Nazism, still provokes strong feelings of fear and anger. So it was something of a shock when late this week the swastika suddenly hit the top of Google's Hot Trends page, which tracks the 100 terms that U.S. Google users are searching for most furiously. It hovered there for several hours, then disappeared from the list. It became the Web mystery du jour: How did the swastika get there, why did it become so popular and who, or what, caused its demise?
NATIONAL
March 12, 2008 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
Fifteen black and Latino airport workers in Dallas who alleged that white co-workers intimidated them with swastikas, nooses and other racist symbols have settled a lawsuit for nearly $1.9 million, their lawyer and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday. In addition, Allied Aviation Services -- a New York-based firm that employs about 3,000 workers to fuel airplanes at more than 20 airports -- will institute tough guidelines against racial discrimination and take steps to fire workers who taunt colleagues in the future, officials said.
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