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November 1, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Cornerback Matt Ware will not suit up for today's Pacific 10 Conference game at Stanford, but the UCLA junior made sure his presence was felt this week, hobbling from player to player to deliver a message as the Bruins stretched before Tuesday's practice. "He talked to each guy, and he said, 'Remember the last time we went to Stanford, remember that game, remember what we've got to do,' " said Eyoseph Efseaff, UCLA's junior offensive guard. "This one has a little extra meaning to it."
August 12, 2009 | Mary MacVean
Learning to make stuffed grape leaves is a lesson that reaches far beyond cooking, to world trade, expository writing, even marriage and family traditions. In fact, the requirements of that last part hit home with some of the schoolteachers trying their hands at making dolmas one morning at UCLA. "There may be a couple of you who remain spinsters until you get your technique down," warns Barbara Petzen, outreach director of the Middle East Policy Council, who tells the group that a young woman would be under enormous pressure to make perfect stuffed grape leaves for the family of her fiancé.
It might be early in the season but John Price, coach of the Cal State Northridge volleyball team, has not even remotely tried to downplay the significance of the Matadors' Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. match against UCLA tonight at Pauley Pavilion. "It's giant. Gigantic. Whatever bigger than gigantic is. Huge," Price said. It also could be historic. Northridge has not defeated UCLA in 18 regular-season and postseason matches dating to 1982.
January 14, 2014 | By Daniel Sokatch and David N. Myers
Recently, Israel has been beset by a pair of controversies relating to its Arab minority: first, the proposal over whether to resettle Bedouin Arabs against their will in state-sponsored towns, and second, the renewed call by Israel's foreign minister to "transfer" Arab residents of northern Israel to a new state of Palestine should one be established. At issue here is not only the status of Israel's Arab population but the concept of citizenship in Israel. If threats to the status of Israeli citizenship continue unchecked, Israel's very democracy is imperiled.
June 17, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
For decades, Westwood Village was the heartbeat of Los Angeles nightlife while downtown languished in solitude. Westwood had the movie theaters, fancy restaurants and bustling street traffic, and downtown was known as a quiet and intimidating place to be after dark. These days, a humbled Westwood finds itself in the unexpected position of turning to a resurgent downtown for ideas. Of the more than a dozen movie theaters that once stood in the village, all but three have closed down.
December 12, 1985
Norris C. Hundley, UCLA history professor and editor of the UCLA-based Pacific Historical Review, has received the Blegen Award from the Forest History Society for an article on forest and conservation history.
May 29, 2010 | By Steve Harvey, Special to The Times
Ulysses S. Grant IV, a grandson of the Civil War general and U.S. president, was a geology professor at UCLA. More than 30 Confederate soldiers are buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Rosecrans Avenue was named for Union Army general (and later Los Angeles-area resident) William Rosecrans. UCLA history professor Joan Waugh ticks off such facts to illustrate that, though it's natural to associate the Civil War with cities in the East and the South, links to the struggle can also be found in Southern California.
May 26, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
A UCLA history class studying the 1960s was stunned to learn recently that a violent incident in the black power movement had occurred on the Westwood campus and that there was nothing to mark it. So they and their instructor set out to memorialize two UCLA students, both Black Panther Party members, who were shot to death in Campbell Hall on Jan. 17, 1969, in an alleged dispute over leadership in a fledgling black studies program. On Tuesday, two plaques honoring Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter and John J. Huggins Jr. as social justice advocates were unveiled in a Campbell Hall ceremony attended by relatives of the slain men, among others.
June 11, 1989 | JACQUES LESLIE, Jacques Leslie is a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent
IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE a book less likely than "The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe" to cause a sensation. Its subject matter, the spiritual practices of people living in southeastern Europe 6,000 to 8,000 years ago, usually holds appeal for few people other than a fraction of the world's archeologists. Reflecting the fact that its author, Lithuanian-born Marija Gimbutas, writes for an academic audience, its prose is wooden. Even its publisher, a British firm called Thames & Hudson, was so uncertain of the book's success that it released the work in 1974 without publicity.
April 26, 2009 | Robin Abcarian
The girl's voice in the videotape is tiny and tentative. She is talking to a nursing aide in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bloomington, Ind. The girl wants an abortion. The aide explains that the girl will need a parent's consent because she is only 13. The girl balks; she does not want to name the father. "Cause, I mean, he would be in really big trouble," says the girl. Her boyfriend, she explains, is 31. The aide drops her head into her hands.
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