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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2001
I would like to thank you for your recent coverage of open space issues. I am a resident of South County and I believe we must preserve the open space that is left to maintain our quality of life. I feel that the proposed Foothill South toll road will jeopardize our open space and the last bit of pristine environment we have left. Phyllis Watson San Juan Capistrano Re "O.C.'s Dilemma: More Housing or Open Space," Aug. 12: In their plan to develop 14,000 homes, Rancho Mission Viejo Land Co. fails to include a single "affordable" or subsidized unit.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2001 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRIER
Malcolm Willis, a man happiest when he's marching with a set of drums, has spent more time rearranging furniture than keeping step since Westminster's old 17th Street School auditorium was demolished. Willis and his band, the Nicholson Pipes and Drums, used to practice their marching routine in the spacious auditorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day when thousands gathered in Westminster's Little Saigon to celebrate Tet, the start of the lunar new year, a veterans group urged planners of a Vietnam War memorial to fly both the U.S. flag and that of the former Republic of Vietnam. "There are 358,000 reasons to fly both," said John Lynch, president of the Orange County chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, referring to the 58,000 U.S. and 300,000 South Vietnamese soldiers who died in the war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2000 | Tami Min, (714) 520-2509
Plans for the installation of the Vietnam War memorial will be presented to the City Council on Wednesday during a public hearing. The plans include a 10-foot-tall bronze statue of a U.S. soldier and a Vietnamese soldier standing together on a 5-foot base, which will be on one acre at Monroe and 15th streets, across from the Civic Center. An executive committee in charge of the project raised most of the needed $530,000 from community donors during the last year.
NEWS
November 5, 2000 | DENNIS McLELLAN
She arrived in the United States from Czechoslovakia on vacation in 1981 and never returned home, her disdain for communism outweighing her love for her native land. Although barely an adult, Veronika Derugin had said goodbye to her parents and three brothers, knowing, but not telling them, that she would stay "in this land of freedom and opportunity."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2000
While Christopher Knight's commentary on the proposed World War II memorial being placed on the site of the present Rainbow Pool exposes some of the politics that may have played into the site selection process (what a shocker), his article has more invective and hyperbole than rational thought on why it's a bad location for the memorial ("Damage to a Prime Piece of Real Estate," July 19). Anyone who has walked the length of the National Mall between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial knows what a lonely, empty space of land it is. The proposed WWII memorial is aesthetically well-suited to the location and vice versa, and is in keeping with the existing Washington architecture (unlike the Vietnam War Memorial, which nonetheless has become a cultural touchstone cherished by the public and art critics alike)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) to create a plaque honoring Vietnam veterans who died during peacetime from service-related injuries, such as exposure to Agent Orange or post-traumatic stress syndrome, won unanimous approval in the Senate on Thursday. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) had drafted a similar bill but decided to move Gallegly's bill instead so it could pass before Memorial Day. Gallegly's bill was approved by the House on May 9.
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