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December 7, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of Nelson Mandela's family spoke for the first time Saturday of their grief at losing a "great man, a pillar of the family," who was always humble, despite his global fame. Mandela's family, deeply sensitive about the intense global media interest in his upcoming funeral, is walking a difficult line between a need for privacy to grieve, and the sense that Mandela belonged to to the world. The family is deeply concerned about the possibility of photographs circulating of Mandela lying in state, according to a spokeswoman for the Government Communication and Information System.
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December 14, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - Disabled since birth, Liza Shaposhnik, 27, came to the capital city two months ago from the depressed mining region of Donetsk in search of work. What she found instead is a community that needs and cherishes her - fellow protesters occupying the Trade Unions building in downtown Kiev. Smiling warmly, Shaposhnik, who has cerebral palsy, cuts lemons and sorts tea bags in the kitchen of the opposition headquarters, which feeds the thousands of people staging a sit-in to press for closer bonds with the European Union and protest President Viktor Yanukovich's preference for continued ties with traditional ally Russia.
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WORLD
December 7, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Tens of thousands of South Africans are expected to line the streets of Pretoria in the coming days as Nelson Mandela's body is borne daily to the Union Buildings, the seat of national government, to lie in state. Mandela's coffin will travel from Pretoria's main military hospital and back each day for three days, offering the public perhaps the best opportunity to personally bid farewell to the beloved former president and human rights icon who died Thursday.
WORLD
December 11, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Draped in a South African flag and carried by eight warrant officers representing the armed forces, Nelson Mandela's coffin was taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday to lie in state. Thin crowds lined the road as the coffin passed on its journey to the seat of government. The way was led by a phalanx of motorcycle police with their headlights on, many of them moved to tears, underscoring the somber reality of Mandela's death. The mood was a departure from the joyful celebrations of recent days, which have marked the anti-apartheid hero's contributions as a freedom fighter and peacemaker.
WORLD
December 11, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Draped in a South African flag and carried by eight warrant officers representing the armed forces, Nelson Mandela's coffin was taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday to lie in state. Thin crowds lined the road as the coffin passed on its journey to the seat of government. The way was led by a phalanx of motorcycle police with their headlights on, many of them moved to tears, underscoring the somber reality of Mandela's death. The mood was a departure from the joyful celebrations of recent days, which have marked the anti-apartheid hero's contributions as a freedom fighter and peacemaker.
WORLD
December 6, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 10 days of national mourning, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be buried on Dec. 15 in a private service in his home village of Qunu, President Jacob Zuma told journalists Friday. The former president, who died Thursday, will be accorded a state funeral in Pretoria after lying in state in the Union Buildings, the seat of government, for three days beginning next Wednesday, Zuma said. Huge crowds are expected as South Africans and visitors try to see Mandela for a last time and pay respects to the man who peacefully negotiated an end to the brutal system of apartheid.
WORLD
July 11, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's king is a colorful figure. Perhaps a little too colorful. Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's greatest claim to fame is that he counts South Africa's first black president among his subjects. But the king of Mandela's AbaThembu clan made local headlines Thursday with a string of invective against South Africa's current leader, Jacob Zuma, so blunt that members of his own entourage reportedly gasped. Dalindyebo lashed out at Zuma as he delivered a letter to the president's Pretoria office Wednesday.
REAL ESTATE
November 1, 1987
Koll Construction Co. has begun construction of a $5.3-million headquarters office building at Raymond Avenue and Corson Street in Pasadena for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12. The union is now headquartered in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Designed by Langdon Wilson Mumper, architects, of Los Angeles, the building, located alongside the Foothill Freeway, will reflect the tone of the nearby St. Andrews Church, according to Trent C.
REAL ESTATE
March 31, 1985
A group of Hollywood actors and producers are taking on a new role: real estate developer/landlord of the $25-million, eight-story Business Arts Plaza being built on a site bounded by Hollywood Way, Riverside Drive and Olive Street in the heart of the Burbank media district.
OPINION
August 23, 1987 | Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips is publisher of American Political Report and Business and Public Affairs Fortnightly
If Labor Day is coming late this year, so is attention to an important national change: Organized labor is beginning to transcend its image of pinky rings and 10-cent cigar smoke to regroup as a force in modern U.S. political and economic life. By 1988, its hitherto waning political influence could be on the upswing. After all, it could hardly go down. The conservative years of the early and mid-1980s marked a nadir of labor credibility on all fronts.
WORLD
December 7, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Tens of thousands of South Africans are expected to line the streets of Pretoria in the coming days as Nelson Mandela's body is borne daily to the Union Buildings, the seat of national government, to lie in state. Mandela's coffin will travel from Pretoria's main military hospital and back each day for three days, offering the public perhaps the best opportunity to personally bid farewell to the beloved former president and human rights icon who died Thursday.
WORLD
December 7, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of Nelson Mandela's family spoke for the first time Saturday of their grief at losing a "great man, a pillar of the family," who was always humble, despite his global fame. Mandela's family, deeply sensitive about the intense global media interest in his upcoming funeral, is walking a difficult line between a need for privacy to grieve, and the sense that Mandela belonged to to the world. The family is deeply concerned about the possibility of photographs circulating of Mandela lying in state, according to a spokeswoman for the Government Communication and Information System.
WORLD
December 6, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 10 days of national mourning, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be buried on Dec. 15 in a private service in his home village of Qunu, President Jacob Zuma told journalists Friday. The former president, who died Thursday, will be accorded a state funeral in Pretoria after lying in state in the Union Buildings, the seat of government, for three days beginning next Wednesday, Zuma said. Huge crowds are expected as South Africans and visitors try to see Mandela for a last time and pay respects to the man who peacefully negotiated an end to the brutal system of apartheid.
WORLD
July 11, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's king is a colorful figure. Perhaps a little too colorful. Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's greatest claim to fame is that he counts South Africa's first black president among his subjects. But the king of Mandela's AbaThembu clan made local headlines Thursday with a string of invective against South Africa's current leader, Jacob Zuma, so blunt that members of his own entourage reportedly gasped. Dalindyebo lashed out at Zuma as he delivered a letter to the president's Pretoria office Wednesday.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2008 | Andrea Chang, Times Staff Writer
The strike by Los Angeles janitors has been a peculiar one, involving not just the typical rallies and walkouts but also videos posted on YouTube, workers who are still largely on the job and now a cooling-off period brokered by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a onetime labor organizer. The janitors union agreed Thursday to resume contract talks during a meeting with Villaraigosa, one day after they voted to authorize a strike and staged spot walkouts at locations across the county.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2006 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
In an era of "starchitects" who jet off to design attention-getting international projects, each a variation on the same theme, it's difficult to describe a corporate design chief whose key contribution was working with clients and leading design teams. Albert C. Martin Jr., who died last week at 92, never settled into a signature style.
NEWS
May 19, 1988 | AMY HIELSBERG
Unocal Corp. this week unveiled a $2-million plan to renovate Santa Paula's two-story Union Oil Building, the historic Main Street structure in which the company was founded nearly 100 years ago. The plan includes expanding an oil museum on the first floor, constructing a building to house the museum's centerpiece, a vintage wooden drilling rig, and creating a small visitor's park. Offices on the upper story will be restored to their turn-of-the-century appearance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1985 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley praised organized labor on Monday for providing temporary shelter to Skid Row's homeless, then exchanged charges on rapid transit with his campaign rival, Councilman John Ferraro. Bradley drove to Skid Row for a press conference celebrating the opening today of a shelter at 5th and San Julian streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2006 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
In a preview of California's looming court battle over same-sex marriage, scores of religious, civil rights and conservative groups filed briefs on both sides of the issue. Filing in support of the right of gays and lesbians to marry was a broad coalition of more than 250 organizations -- including the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, women's groups and Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1997 | JULIO V. CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Armed with tents, sleeping bags and discontent, members of the Police Officers Assn. plan to erect a two-day "homeless camp" on the steps of City Hall next week to protest the lack of progress in contract negotiations with the city. The union has been working without a formal contract since 1993. Many union members say the impasse is worsening police services, morale and safety because experienced police officers are leaving and few are joining their ranks.
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