October 14, 2011 |
Several Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested Friday after they embarked on an impromptu victory march through Lower Manhattan following the cancellation of a plan to clean the privately owned park where they have been camped for 28 days. Protesters had seen the planned cleanup as a ploy to evict them from Zuccotti Park, even though park owner Brookfield Office Properties said it wanted to move people only temporarily so it could scrub the plaza. But it also said that when protesters returned, they no longer could have tents, sleeping bags or tarps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2011 |
It ought to be easy to decide whom to root for in a feud between these two guys: the crusading cop, champion of clean streets and quiet nights, and the drug-dealing ex-con, hell-bent on living outside the law. But when skid row is your vantage point, it's not as simple as it sounds. Last week I went on a ride along with Deon Joseph, the LAPD's lead officer in skid row, which harbors more homeless people than any other neighborhood in the nation. In my column I mentioned Joseph's effort to get rid of a collection of tents parked on a block of San Julian Street, across from the Union Rescue Mission.
May 6, 1989 |
At least 12 people were killed Friday when thunderstorms packing tornadoes, high winds and heavy rain raked the South, trapping some residents inside their destroyed homes and leaving thousands of people without power. Three died when a twister struck Lawndale, N.C., "leveling homes and everything in its path," said Gene Morrison of the Lawndale Rescue Squad. Seventeen people were injured, some seriously, he said. "It's like you took a chain saw and cut down all the trees and leveled all the houses," said Bill Seagle, a member of the Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1991
This is in response to Ron Taylor's article "Scouts Out at Catalina" (Times, Aug. 17). Let's see if we can convince the Catalina Island Co. to let the Scouts continue their campsite and select another site for the Cousteau Society. I'm a founding member of the Cousteau Society, and I was a member of BSA Troop No. 1, Santa Monica, and among the first to open Emerald Bay Camp in 1924. We had four WWI tents with eight cots in each tent; cooked over open fires with fire by friction or flint stone.
October 11, 2008
Re "Shantytown, U.S.A.," Opinion, Oct. 5 I commend Camilo Jose Vergara for his heartbreaking photographs of homeless encampments. During the Depression, such shantytowns were called Hoovervilles. Will the current versions be called Bushvilles? In today's economic panic, homelessness is bound to rise. Given the lack of shelter beds, perhaps we should set up encampments on vacant land where the homeless could stay safely overnight, in their cars or in tents. This is being done in Santa Barbara.
September 4, 2002 |
Harley-Davidson Inc. is warming up for its 100th birthday bash in Milwaukee next year with a 10-city road tour that arrives Friday at the California Speedway in Fontana. Based on crowds that showed at the first two stops, in Baltimore and Atlanta, the three-day Southern California blowout is expected to draw thousands of Harley riders and fans of the big bikes and the Harley culture they have spawned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2011 |
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.
August 17, 2008 |
Fourteen-year-old Thula Martin knows exactly what she'll say if her teacher asks the class what they did this summer: "I ran away and joined the circus." She did, sort of: Thula, a ninth-grader from Pahoa, Hawaii, is one of 30 teenagers from around the world spending their summer performing in Circus Smirkus, a youth circus that barnstorms the Northeast each summer, showcasing school-aged acrobats, jugglers and clowns under a one-ring big top. It's not the Greatest Show on Earth, but it may be the youngest.
August 19, 2007 |
When 6-year-old Ethan Bondick told his mom and dad he wanted to go fly-fishing in Montana, his well-heeled parents were stumped. "We looked at each other and said, 'Oh, god, now what?' " said Gigi Bondick, 37, a "reformed" attorney whose husband works as a private-equity partner in Massachusetts. "We're just not the camping kind of people. We don't pitch tents. We don't cook outdoors. We don't share a bathroom. It's just not going to happen. This is a kid who has never flown anything but first class or stayed anywhere other than a Four Seasons.
June 29, 1987 |
The first Girl Scout camping trip in 1913 was a far cry from this weekend's 13,000-girl Diamond Jubilee Roundup, according to Mildred Guckenheimer Kerr, 94, of Savannah, Ga., one of the "guide-mistresses" (leaders) who accompanied the Scouts on a two-week excursion to Ossabaugh Island, off the Georgia coast. "It was the biggest mess, when you think of it," Kerr recollects in her soft Savannah drawl.