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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1986
William C. Baer pontificates on how it is unimportant to preserve historic places. After tearing down City Hall, the L.A. Times building and other dated structures, perhaps Professor Baer would suggest setting up tents, which could be thrown away when they get dirty so the new tents might replace them. JIM WALKER Glendale
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1987
Los Angeles police Sunday monitored a group of homeless people who have pitched tents on the Venice Beach, but did not issue citations enforcing a law prohibiting tents on the beach. Police action last week that cleared out makeshift shelters established by other transients along the beach prompted homeless activist Ted Hayes and a group of about 20 men and women, following him on a "trek for justice," to pitch their own tents on the beach at the foot of Rose Avenue and Ocean Front Walk.
TRAVEL
April 23, 2006
REGARDING "A City of Great Magnitude" [April 16]: We recently toured the 1906 San Francisco quake sites and found two restored quake cottages at the Presidio, along with three tents in which many refugees stayed. Both the tents and cottages are furnished as they would have been by the refugees. The tents came from the Army, which played a significant role in solving many of the immediate problems post-quake. The Presidio Visitors Center (now on the northern side of the Parade Ground)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1985
Humane treatment of prisoners in the County Jail should certainly include a bed to sleep in, however, I am perplexed about a recent statement by one authority that "tents are not considered acceptable." Before the landings in Italy by the U.S. 7th Army, our battalion spent eight months in North Africa in eight-man tents that had double bunks. Not far from us were 600 Italian prisoners of war with similar arrangements. What was our sentence? The duration plus six months! JOSEPH E. IRVINE Santa Ana
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
Alex Weinschenker was born 23 years ago last month. He was his parents' only child, and he was beautiful. He had a sparkle in his eye and as a small boy in Hancock Park, he loved reading "The Lorax" and "The Phantom Tollbooth," and making three-dimensional cities out of paper and tape. He was so smart, but different. He did not go with the flow. Less than one year into UC Santa Cruz, he declared himself done with formal education. "You're always taking the hard road," said his father, Greg, to which he replied, "No, I'm taking the road less traveled.
NEWS
June 18, 1985 | Associated Press
Queen Elizabeth II led a procession of horse-drawn carriages down the track at the start of the Royal Ascot races today but gray skies and cold winds drove many racegoers inside refreshment tents. On a day when Britons traditionally parade their summer finery, umbrellas and heavy clothes were the fashion, although a few brave souls shivered in strapless tops and light jackets. The temperature didn't rise above 64 degrees.
MAGAZINE
May 21, 2006
The article by Jim Hayes ("Kaboom, Swat, Clang," The Generations Issue, April 30) really hit home. I lived in both Venice and Santa Monica. I went to school in tents after the earthquake. And I rode the Big Red Cars--the last time in 1942, when I went to Ft. MacArthur to be inducted into the Army. Give us more stories like this one. Paul Giampaolo Carlsbad
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1986 | JERRY BELCHER, Times Staff Writer
Ted Hayes' hopes for a Christmas Eve "miracle on 1st Street"--the setting up of Tent City II to provide holiday shelter for 300 of Los Angeles' estimated 30,000 homeless people--came close to happening Wednesday night but collapsed under the weight of governmental red tape and misunderstanding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Downtown Los Angeles was transformed into a set for political theater over the weekend, with protesters pitching tents in front of City Hall and performance artists dancing on floats meandering through the streets. Inspired by the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, several hundred people set up camp in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday and announced that they were there to stay. Whether that will change when City Hall workers find themselves walking a gantlet of sign-wielding protesters Monday, or when vendors arrive to set up the regularly scheduled Thursday farmers market on the lawn, was unclear.
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