September 18, 1989 |
"Who told you to buy a brownstone in my neighborhood, on my block--on my side of the street?" yells Buggin' Out, a character in Spike Lee's latest movie "Do the Right Thing," when a white urban pioneer inadvertently stepped on his brand-new gym shoes. Across the country, black viewers painfully familiar with rampant gentrification nodded in empathy.
August 1, 1993 |
By her own admission, Bonita Cooper is no activist. The former educator and mother of two, although conversant on topical issues and quick to offer well-informed opinions, has devoted most of her 10 years in View Park to raising her family. But when she realized two weeks ago that the View Park Library was on the county hit list of libraries slated to close because of budget cuts, Cooper snapped into action.
March 3, 2011
Boys SOUTHERN SECTION 3AA Los Angeles Price (22-6) vs. La Canada (27-3), 4:45 p.m. at Anaheim Convention Center ? Price is a heavy favorite because of players such as 6-foot-9 Norvel Pelle, 6-8 Skylar Spencer and Colorado-bound guard Askia Booker. But veteran La Canada Coach Tom Hofman is known for having one of the best passing-game offenses in high school. Dario CiVon and Michael McGlashan are 6-2 players who thrive in Hofman's scheme, averaging 15 and 17 points.
March 18, 2007 |
The last time Santa Ana Mater Dei played a game at UCLA, the Monarchs lost by six points to Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary's in the 2003 Pango Dream Classic. "Yeah, that team had some guy named LeBron James," Monarchs Coach Gary McKnight said. The top-seeded Monarchs probably will have better memories of Pauley Pavilion after a 70-62 victory over Redondo on Saturday in the Southern California Regional Division II championship game.
April 20, 2003 |
A longtime renter with a stellar credit rating and a stable job, Nicolette Janssen lacked two keys she needed to becoming a homeowner: the courage to try and the right financing. The courage was bolstered by her boyfriend, Michael Stackhouse, a 27-year-old art student whose tenacious insistence that she could buy a house led Janssen to find, purchase and fix up a 1923 Craftsman bungalow near View Park in Los Angeles.
July 9, 2005 |
Coming off the Rodney G. King-inspired uprising of 1992, L.A. was, for a time, a pretty dismal place. But for African Americans, a bright spot emerged on, of all places, the local bestseller list of July 5 that year, where three novels written by black women jostled for position -- Terry McMillan's "Waiting to Exhale" landed the top spot, Alice Walker's "Possessing the Secret of Joy" hit No. 6 and Toni Morrison's "Jazz" No. 8.