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November 29, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Woe to him who builds his house on wrong, his terraces on injustice; who works his neighbors without pay, and defrauds them of their just wages. --Jeremiah 22:13 For Los Angeles' busiest crusaders of social change, these are heady times. Once shunned by politicians as a belligerent rabble, they celebrated their 10th birthday this year by hiring the Shrine Auditorium. Seven thousand people showed up, including friends like Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Archbishop Roger M.
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July 25, 1988 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
The United Neighborhoods Organization, and its sister community-based groups in the San Gabriel Valley and South-Central Los Angeles, Sunday launched a voter-registration drive and set a multifaceted agenda to tackle such issues as crime, housing and child care. The immediate goal of the campaign, dubbed "Sign Up, Take Charge" by its leaders, is to register 60,000 voters in Los Angeles County for the Nov. 8 general election.
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July 25, 1988 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
The United Neighborhoods Organization, and its sister community-based groups in the San Gabriel Valley and South-Central Los Angeles, Sunday launched a voter-registration drive and set a multifaceted agenda to tackle such issues as crime, housing and child care. The immediate goal of the campaign, dubbed "Sign Up, Take Charge" by its leaders, is to register 60,000 voters in Los Angeles County for the Nov. 8 general election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Woe to him who builds his house on wrong, his terraces on injustice; who works his neighbors without pay, and defrauds them of their just wages. --Jeremiah 22:13 For Los Angeles' busiest crusaders of social change, these are heady times. Once shunned by politicians as a belligerent rabble, they celebrated their 10th birthday this year by hiring the Shrine Auditorium. Seven thousand people showed up, including friends like Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Archbishop Roger M.
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October 19, 1989
Two groups that want to put low-cost housing in the Compton Auto Plaza jammed the City Council meeting again Tuesday night to announce that they will hold a public hearing on the development plan if the city refuses to set up such a session. The South Central Organizing Committee (SCOC) and the United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO) have set Nov. 19 for the mock hearing and rally. The location has not been announced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1989 | MARITA HERNANDEZ and JOHN DART, Times Staff Writers
Father Luis Olivares, the activist priest who is best known for his work on behalf of the city's illegal immigrants and refugees, confirmed Thursday that he is leaving his church next summer. Olivares said he is not leaving the downtown Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church because of his controversial--some charge illegal--stances on behalf of immigrants and refugees but because it is time for him to rotate elsewhere.
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December 30, 1986 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
In a continuing effort to reach out to the area's ethnically diverse Roman Catholic population, a Latino and a black were among three auxiliary bishops appointed Monday for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the most populous and heavily Latino archdiocese in the United States. The three priests, who were appointed by Pope John Paul II, will join two other bishops in helping Archbishop Roger M. Mahony in administrating the five "pastoral" regions that compose the vast archdiocese.
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March 1, 1985 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
Several hundred Catholic, Protestant and Jewish clergy from throughout Los Angeles County met Thursday to launch a "battle against crime" and pledged to mobilize their congregations to work with public officials to "regain control of our communities." The broad spectrum of religious groups, represented by about 600 people at a packed meeting at Mount St.
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September 21, 1992 | LOUIS R. NEGRETE, Louis R. Negrete is a professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State Los Angeles
Candidates for public office now ask us to trust our future to them, saying they can cure the civic failures that culminated in last spring's civil unrest. But we have learned from years of experience to expect grandstanding, especially in an election year, with too few results. Instead, we need ordinary citizens and taxpayers to assume leadership to make the city whole again. If we don't succeed, government will go back to unacceptable denials of the deep-seated social causes of civil disorder.
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June 30, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Despite a pending legal challenge, the state Friday will begin enforcing a two-tier minimum wage that will raise the wage floor to $4.25 per hour for most California workers but will place perhaps a million others in a special "sub-minimum" category of $3.50 an hour, officials said Wednesday. The state Division of Fair Labor Standards Enforcement announced that workers who normally get $60 or more a month in tips will be eligible for the $3.
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March 15, 1993 | GEORGE RAMOS
When the L.A. metro chapter of the Mexican-American Political Assn. handed out its endorsement for mayor Saturday evening, the reactions were understandable. Mike Woo's supporters let out a holler when he won the group's nod. Julian Nava politely declined to talk about it afterward. John Borunda, Frank Teran, Oscar Valdes, Leonard Shapiro and Ted Hayes--who aren't as well known as Woo and other officeholders in the race--said they weren't discouraged.
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December 17, 1987 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Vons, the largest supermarket chain in Southern California, joined a growing list of businesses and other organizations supporting an increase in the state's minimum wage Wednesday, calling for an "immediate and significant increase" in the $3.35-an-hour rate that has prevailed since 1981. The Rev.
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