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October 12, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Homeless activists Thursday protested a new city law that prohibits sleeping in many public areas, the latest in a series of disputes between city officials and homeless activists that date from the mid-1980s. The law, which went into effect Thursday, discriminates against the homeless, activists said. Other cities have similar laws and Santa Barbara has again been unfairly singled out for criticism, city officials said.
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SPORTS
June 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
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
April 30, 1990 | LINDA CHONG and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two rallies concerning the homeless of the Los Angeles area were held Sunday--one sponsored by people aiming to help street people re-enter the mainstream, the other by beach community residents concerned about violence linked to the transient population. Kicking off a weeklong campaign to register homeless people and transients to vote in California's June 5 primary, a local social service agency held an afternoon concert and voter registration drive at a Skid Row park.
NEWS
August 6, 1989 | ALEX EFTY, Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1988 | TIM WATERS, Times Staff Writer
The man who calls himself "New York" was ready to make a few fast moves and a few fast bucks. Standing outside a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, he paid little heed to the travelers who whizzed past him on their way to cars, buses and taxis. What he did pay attention to was their rented baggage carts. And it wasn't long before he broke into a sprint. "It's a hustlin' job.
NEWS
July 10, 1988 | BOB SCHWARTZ and LAURA KURTZMAN, Times Staff Writers
Pat Ford lives amid the government buildings in downtown Santa Ana, and life there of late has been as hard as the concrete porch he sleeps on. Two weeks ago, Ford's belongings were pulled out of the bushes and carted off for disposal by city maintenance crews, who have been on a crusade for the last month, picking up unattended belongings in the city's parks and the Civic Center. Ford, 45, scraped together a sleeping bag, a quilt and some more clothes from friends and the Salvation Army.
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."
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.
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