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April 5, 1998 |
It was a race against time and mortality to preserve the memories of jazz musicians who made Central Avenue in Los Angeles such a hot spot in the '30s and '40s. Sadly, those bandleaders, trumpeters and singers have been dying in alarming numbers in recent years. But an effort to collect their oral histories, even with some gaps caused by death, has paid off with a new book published recently by the University of California Press.
November 1, 2003 |
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."
January 30, 1991 |
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 |
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.
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.
June 11, 1989 |
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.
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.
May 1, 1992
Regarding Ben Dobbs: His comprehensive oral history, completed by the UCLA Oral History Program in 1990, is available to readers at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA Research Library, and at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. DALE E. TRELEVEN, Director UCLA Oral History Program
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June 17, 2013 |
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.
March 14, 1993 |
In late January, Larry Farmer was still in Kuwait, where he coaches and oversees the development of basketball. But after returning to Los Angeles on Jan. 29, he figured it was time to get going on something he had wanted to pursue for some time--broadcasting. His previous experience consisted of two 1987 Denver Nugget telecasts when, on Feb. 8, he worked as a commentator on an ESPN telecast of a Cal State Long Beach-Nevada Las Vegas game. CBS was impressed.