October 27, 1990 |
Dozens of people protesting Santa Barbara's new law that prohibits sleeping in many public areas feigned sleep Friday night in the hopes of getting arrested, but police would not cooperate. They refused to arrest anyone for sleeping in public. Some protesters curled up in sleeping bags in front of City Hall. Others lay on blankets. Some just sat on the steps and closed their eyes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1998 |
A municipal judge ruled Thursday that the Rev. Wiley Drake and his church have taken reasonable steps to comply with city building codes by limiting the number of vagrants on the property to 52, a prosecutor said. Assistant city prosecutor Greg Palmer criticized the decision by Judge Gregg L. Pricket, calling it a double standard that allows the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park and its pastor to break the law.
August 1, 1991 |
Sandwiched between a closed theater and a shoe store on Hollywood Boulevard, Roma Fashion seems to have in place all the elements for good sales: prominently displayed, trendy dresses and helpful salespeople. But the owner of the women's fashion store is waiting patiently for the store's main ingredient for success: tourists. "Every day business goes down. . . . I don't know what happened," Saimak Fark said recently while rearranging the dress displays in the small shop.
March 26, 1991 |
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand the ruling of a California court that a hospital patient does not own rights to tissues taken from his body, even if they prove immensely valuable to scientists. The high court action ends a financial threat to the burgeoning field of biotechnology. By genetically altering human cells, medical researchers have been able to produce new treatments for a variety of ailments including cancer, diabetes, hepatitis and ulcers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
About a dozen homeless people remained at Venice Beach on Tuesday morning in violation of a new city law, but they said they would accept vouchers for free housing and gradually left their campsites. "I'll take the vouchers, but when they run out I'll just come back here," said a man who called himself Gypsy. "I've been living here for 10 years." Gypsy, 30, said he supports himself by selling jewelry and castoff goods he finds in trash bins.
July 21, 2012
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June 24, 1991 |
Queena, the odds-on favorite, regained the lead in the final strides to beat Missy's Mirage by a nose in the $91,800 Grade II Vagrancy Handicap for fillies and mares at Belmont Park in New York Sunday. Queena, a 5-year-old mare by Mr. Prospector, covered seven furlongs on the fast track in 1:22 to earn $55,080 for her second victory in four starts this year. Queena, ridden by Mike Smith, paid $3.80, $2.40 and $2.20.
June 25, 1990 |
Mistaurian joined the leaders entering the stretch, then drew away to a 7 1/4-length victory over Feel The Beat in the $83,400 Vagrancy Handicap Sunday at Belmont Park. Ridden by Herb McCauley and carrying 113 pounds, Mistaurian had to go wide at the turn but easily won the race for older fillies and mares, returning $9.40, $3.80 and $2.10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1988
The Orange County Employees Assn., the largest union for county workers, complained to the Board of Supervisors on Monday that vagrants and homeless people loitering in the Civic Center are presenting an "intolerable condition."
August 6, 1989 |
Yamid Reza Pahlavi, a younger brother of the late Shah of Iran, grinned a toothless smile in the cell he shares with 23 other convicts in notorious Evin prison and said, "Things could be worse." Speaking in broken English to a group of foreign reporters on a conducted tour of the prison in north Tehran, he said he was serving a 10-year sentence "for a family reason" but refused to be more specific. He said he had seven more years to serve.