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March 21, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans on Wednesday unveiled the route for the Olympic torch relay, which will start at the Los Angeles Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. The torch will arrive in Los Angeles from Greece on April 27 and be lighted at the Coliseum, "where it last touched American soil," said David Emanuel of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
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April 21, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The people honored Monday at the 16th annual Los Angeles County Volunteer Recognition and Awards luncheon had at least one thing in common--they give selflessly of their time when a heavily burdened staff can't. "This is a good opportunity to really thank them for the job they do and the difference they make in the lives of people," said Evelyn Gutierrez, director of the county's Office of Workplace Programs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dixie Henrikson leads a hand-bell choir for children who are developmentally disabled. Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Duarte, the son of poor Mexican immigrants, mentors and tutors several students. Glen Smith, 13, makes time to help feed the homeless, work at a Hollywood youth center and care for his five younger siblings. As recognition for their volunteer efforts, they are among 80 "community heroes" selected to carry the Olympic flame through the streets of Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From a few thousand feet above the earth, Tom Potter said Saturday, the daily grind seems less important. Potter, an education professor at Cal State Northridge and a pilot, gazed at a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead, his own feet on terra firma at the Chatsworth Reservoir in West Hills. "I wish I were a bird sometimes," Potter said softly. "I'd love to fly." In some cases, the love of flight binds bird lovers; in others it's a shared interest in being outdoors absorbing nature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kristine Kirsten personifies the fighting Olympic spirit. At age 18, fresh from her 1989 graduation from Cleveland High School in Reseda, she was found to have cancer. A little more than a year later, part of her left leg was amputated. So Kirsten hit the road, lecturing to other people, especially young folks, about beating the disease even when it has claimed part of you.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The people honored Monday at the 16th annual Los Angeles County Volunteer Recognition and Awards luncheon had at least one thing in common--they give selflessly of their time when a heavily burdened staff can't. "This is a good opportunity to really thank them for the job they do and the difference they make in the lives of people," said Evelyn Gutierrez, director of the county's Office of Workplace Programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
From a few thousand feet above the earth, Tom Potter said Saturday, the daily grind seems less important. Potter, an education professor at Cal State Northridge and a pilot, gazed at a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead, his own feet on terra firma at the Chatsworth Reservoir in West Hills. "I wish I were a bird sometimes," Potter said softly. "I'd love to fly." In some cases, the love of flight binds bird lovers; in others it's a shared interest in being outdoors absorbing nature.
NEWS
July 25, 2000
Big Sisters of Los Angeles needs women 21 and older in the South Bay to mentor girls 6 to 18. Orientation and monthly training sessions are offered. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009. * Los Angeles Superior Court needs volunteers throughout Los Angeles County to assist jurors by answering frequently asked questions about jury service. Information: (213) 893-2240.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playing cops and robbers isn't what these average citizens believe they're doing. But for at least a couple nights a month, members of Volunteers Organized to Improve the Community (VOICE) don uniforms and cruise the streets of the Antelope Valley, searching for criminals. The approximately 140 civilian volunteers help Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at the Lancaster station in some relatively risk-free patrol duties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1993 | KURT PITZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It will be a ham radio operator's dream machine: a converted 1975 delivery van loaded with high-tech goodies, which can be taken to a disaster site and be used as a last-resort communications center. With a couple flicks of a switch, someone inside the van could transmit sound and video images to China or the North Pole. Even to space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans on Wednesday unveiled the route for the Olympic torch relay, which will start at the Los Angeles Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. The torch will arrive in Los Angeles from Greece on April 27 and be lighted at the Coliseum, "where it last touched American soil," said David Emanuel of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dixie Henrikson leads a hand-bell choir for children who are developmentally disabled. Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Duarte, the son of poor Mexican immigrants, mentors and tutors several students. Glen Smith, 13, makes time to help feed the homeless, work at a Hollywood youth center and care for his five younger siblings. As recognition for their volunteer efforts, they are among 80 "community heroes" selected to carry the Olympic flame through the streets of Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kristine Kirsten personifies the fighting Olympic spirit. At age 18, fresh from her 1989 graduation from Cleveland High School in Reseda, she was found to have cancer. A little more than a year later, part of her left leg was amputated. So Kirsten hit the road, lecturing to other people, especially young folks, about beating the disease even when it has claimed part of you.
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July 15, 1993 | KURT PITZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It will be a ham radio operator's dream machine: a converted 1975 delivery van loaded with high-tech goodies, which can be taken to a disaster site and used as a last-resort communications center. With a couple flicks of a switch, someone inside the van could transmit sound and video images to China or the North Pole. Even into space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huntington Beach and Irvine placed among the nation's 10 safest large cities last year, helping give California almost a clean sweep in the annual battle for bragging rights among cities. Nine California cities made the top 10 list, while six Orange County communities ranked among the top 25, according to new FBI figures released Wednesday.
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