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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.
May 12, 2010 | James Rainey
Few newspapers or magazines escaped 2009 without losses and the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles suffered like many others. Operators of the weekly news outlet trimmed staff. They cut salaries 20%. Still, they worried whether the Journal — chronicler of a variety of topics including Torah portions, sexual mores, Mideast politics and entertainment industry chatter — would make it to its 25th anniversary next year. But by banking hard on two of the most robust growth trends in 21st century media — niche journalism and philanthropy — the Jewish Journal appears to have extended its life expectancy and expanded its coverage of Jewish life in Southern California.
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 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.
December 8, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
HOUSTON — Jordan Adams still hears the question from time to time, just as he did so often before: Why come to UCLA when more touted freshmen such as Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson might hog the spotlight, the ball, playing time? Why not go elsewhere? His answer: a laugh. Not one to brag, what could he really say? So he lets his actions speak for him. Though overshadowed in a UCLA 2012 recruiting class that was considered the best in the nation — he was the only one among the four signees who was not a McDonald's All-America choice — Adams has been the Bruins' most productive player.
March 20, 1986
"The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China," a book by UCLA history professor Philip C. C. Huang, has been awarded the American Historical Assn.'s John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History for the most outstanding book in its field between 1983 and 1985.
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