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March 15, 2009 | Steve Chawkins
For 81 years, Carpinteria residents have cheered on their high school's Warriors. And for about that long, graduating classes, community boosters and students have bestowed on the campus an array of Native American-themed logos, statues, murals and decals -- all without any public protest. But last year, a student of Chumash descent named Eli Cordero asked the school board to eliminate the symbols, though not the Warriors name. It was the kind of request that has rattled educators elsewhere for decades, and it triggered an uproar that could resound even after Tuesday, when the board finally is to rule which images to keep and which to ditch.
March 30, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien and Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city - luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow. The nerd convoy, ferrying workers to technology companies in Silicon Valley, has raised the ire of civic activists who see it as a symbol of a divide between the haves and have nots as the region's tech boom has sent housing costs and evictions soaring. But as heated as that backlash has become at times, it has obscured a much broader story that these buses have to tell about changes sweeping across not just San Francisco but also the entire Bay Area.
July 31, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
You can now use the $ on Twitter to turn stock symbols into clickable links. The new feature came Monday afternoon when the company announced it in a tweet. Now you can click on ticker symbols like $ GE on to see search results about stocks and companies - Twitter (@twitter) July 31, 2012 The use of $ before stock symbols was already common, especially among those working in Wall Street-related fields, but by giving the symbol clickability, Twitter is making the practice more worthwhile.
March 29, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - Michael Robertson put the bag of chemicals in an inside pocket of his sport coat, the pump in the other. He snaked the tubes between the buttons of his shirt to the port in his chest. He adjusted his tie to cover them. Then he sat down in a cavernous room in the White House complex and pulled his chair close to the table, hiding the bulges. Robertson, an aide to President Obama, was meeting with top officials from federal agencies working to implement the Affordable Care Act. He was also in treatment for stage IV colorectal cancer.
November 15, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
As the months separate us from the intensity of the April-May riots, the "No Justice, No Peace? Resolutions . . . " exhibit at the California Afro-American Museum brings back the chills. But the multimedia show also tries to explain the causes of the unrest and offers suggestions for avoiding more violence. The exhibition features expressions of anger in O.
April 16, 1995
How did Easter bunnies and colored eggs come to be associated with a major religious observance? The explanation lies in the convergence of cultures and religions over thousands of years. * The Easter Bunny The rabbit is the symbol of the Eostre, the goddess of spring worshipped on ancient Northern Europe. The rabbit's awesome reproductive power made it a ready symbol of fertility.
June 18, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Aaron Patzer lives in a 600-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto with an old couch and TV. His favorite shoes are hand-me-down brown leather wingtips that, at 39, are older than he is. He gets $12 haircuts. He drove a 1996 Ford Contour until he ran it into the ground at 150,000 miles. His new ride is a Subaru Outback that he bought for $29,000. You'd never know that the 30-year-old entrepreneur sold his Internet start-up for $170 million in 2009 or that he is now a top executive at Intuit Inc., the financial software company.
January 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Arab and Muslim groups erected a new Islamic star and crescent near the White House to replace a display that was torn down and spray-painted with a swastika last weekend. The Islamic symbols, which represent peace and tolerance, were displayed for the first time together with the national Christmas tree and a Hanukkah menorah on the Ellipse behind the White House. President Clinton last week condemned the attack on the Islamic symbols.
May 6, 2007 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Clashing symbols are sweet music to cartoonists' ears. A twisted picture is worth a thousand twisted words. So George Tenet's silky Medal of Freedom was just waiting for Tom Toles to sling it around a sow's neck. And it was only a matter of time until the late Pat Tillman, erstwhile symbolic war hero, was paint-balled with a broader brush, and until we applied the coup de grace to the prematurely celebratory "Fait Accompli" banner.
September 27, 2010
Taking a spin on your bike should be fun, but wrestling with traffic often isn't. Last year, 630 bicyclists died on U.S. roadways, accounting for 2% of traffic fatalities in the nation. (For a closer look, read 2008 data on traffic safety released this year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Center for Statistics and Analysis.) Many cyclists are working in their states to push for a "3-foot" rule -- a law that requires motorists to stay at least 3 feet from riders before passing; 15 states already have adopted such laws.
March 28, 2014 | By Howard Blume
David Koff, a filmmaker and union activist whose investigation of a campus construction project profoundly changed the Los Angeles school system, has died. He was 74. He committed suicide March 6 in Hastings, N.Y., his family said. Koff was the indefatigable researcher who, in the 1990s, took on the Belmont Learning Complex, turning it into a symbol of civic dysfunction as it became the nation's most expensive high school. Outside Los Angeles, Koff was best known as a talented documentary filmmaker who took uncompromising stands.
February 9, 2014
Re "The cost of a cross," Editorial, Feb. 7 From 1957 until 2004, the central figure on the Los Angeles County seal was the image of the Roman goddess Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees (which seems fitting considering the importance of the citrus industry in the history of Los Angeles County). So my question for those who object to showing an image on the county seal of the San Gabriel Mission as it actually appears - with a cross on top - and to those who view this as somehow an endorsement of Christianity is this: Was the former seal an endorsement of Roman paganism?
January 20, 2014 | By Anh Do
Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade. The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds through Little Saigon as firecrackers pop and the old flag of South Vietnam flutters. The pressing question now is if a rainbow flag will be added to the colorful mix. After firm resistance, organizers of the Tet parade, along with other groups called to a community assembly, relented, agreeing to let a troop of Vietnamese American LGBT activists march.
January 7, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Seema Mehta
A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a cross back to the county's official seal, despite warnings the decision would invite legal challenges. The proposal to change the seal, which appears on flags, vehicles and written communications with residents, was advanced by board members Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe and picked up a required third vote from Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. The cross will be added to a small depiction of the San Gabriel Mission now in the seal.
December 9, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
It's been 22 years since Ukrainians sent the Soviet Communist Party packing and resumed self rule after almost seven decades of Russian domination and enforced incorporation into the Soviet Union. So why are Ukrainian protesters targeting statues of Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik leader whose vision of a communist-ruled superpower has been dead for a generation? The Kremlin officially lost its grip on Ukraine with Kiev's 1991 declaration of independence in the months before the Soviet Union dissolved into its 15 constituent republics.
December 3, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Over the decades, the city of Los Angeles has named more than 1,000 noteworthy spots as architectural and historic landmarks: the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the Theme Building at LAX, the entry gates of Chinatown. And now it has Der Wienerschnitzel. On Tuesday, the City Council added the nondescript, flat-roofed drive-through, the first of the more than 350 opened by the Wienerschnitzel chain, to its registry of historic-cultural monuments. Less than 600 square feet in size, the Wienerschnitzel outlet in Wilmington isn't much to look at. It's emblazoned in the colors of ketchup and mustard.
April 4, 1987
Stereotyping of any kind is always anathema to me, but if there is such a thing as a totally objective view I would say Conrad has it. I, as a Jew, even as a parent with a child, look for integrity within myself and mine as a given. I think it is news (naive as it seems) even to my dearest friends that it is more shocking when morality fails me and mine than others around me. Conrad is a Catholic and a good person on all subjects, even the symbols of the Christian faith, the Immaculate Conception, the Pope and, yes, even the Cross.
November 19, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
The Bluelace Project, which launched on Tuesday via a Kickstarter campaign, wants to make blue shoelaces a symbol of support for American manufacturing that is as visible and instantly recognizable as the yellow ribbon symbolizes support for U.S. troops. The effort, spearheaded by Jake Bronstein (founder and chief executive of the made-in-America Flint and Tinder underwear brand) aims to raise $25,000 by Dec. 19 so that it can fire up the machines and manufacture a run of blue-hued, 51-inch shoelaces -- and inspire some enthusiasm for made in America merchandise.
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