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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
A forum on the role women play in the current debate about affirmative action programs is scheduled Thursday. Coordinated by the San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter of the National Organization for Women, the meeting will focus on how the national debate has largely excluded the impacts that affirmative action programs have had on women. A look at some demographic trends for women in the workplace will lend some depth to that debate, the meeting's organizers say.
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BUSINESS
June 5, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Women held fewer than 6% of directorships and upper management jobs at the nation's top 20 defense contractors in 1990 and minorities fewer than 2% of the posts, only a slight improvement for both groups over 10 years ago, according to a study by the Center for Public Integrity released Thursday. In singling out the defense industry for scrutiny, the nonprofit organization cited a 1965 executive order by then-President Lyndon B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1992 | LAURIE BECKLUND and ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From sewer permit counters to animal shelters, from corner offices with splendid downtown views to cramped clerical modules, women who work for the city of Los Angeles say they prefer to rely on their own instincts rather than formal channels to fight sexual harassment. Some choose to elbow men in the groin. Others laugh off dirty puns. Some cast their eyes downward and walk on as if they never heard a thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1990
The Los Angeles school board voted Monday to seek court approval to extend for five years a consent decree requiring the school district to promote more women into administrative posts. The decree was part of the settlement of a 1980 class-action lawsuit alleging the district discriminated against women seeking promotions to administrative positions.
NEWS
August 3, 1990 | analysis by Times political writer Bill Stall
The race: Governor. Whose ad?: Dianne Feinstein. Democrat Dianne Feinstein begins running a 30-second TV commercial today that responds to an ad that began airing in mid-July by Republican Sen. Pete Wilson. In his ad, Wilson charged that Feinstein would use a quota system for the appointment of women and racial minorities in state jobs and ignore whether the appointees are qualified. Feinstein has denied both allegations.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1990 | KARI GRANVILLE
Of all the pop culture images of the quintessential career woman, none fits the ideal more neatly than the network TV newswoman. She globe-trots, power lunches, circulates among the influential, and along the way she gets fame, glamour and big-money contracts. The one thing the profile doesn't include is kids. It was no accident that when the fictional archetype of the female broadcast journalist was dreamed up, sitcom heroine Murphy Brown was unmarried and childless.
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two separate actions Wednesday seemed to set the stage for a major legislative battle over job discrimination and affirmative action. A bipartisan coalition in Congress led by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. James M. Jeffords (R-Vt.) introduced a bill to reverse a series of 1989 Supreme Court decisions involving job bias against minorities and women. Hours after the coalition held a press conference, Atty. Gen.
NEWS
February 1, 1990 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In setting ambitious achievement goals for science education, President Bush in his State of the Union address Wednesday night spotlighted one of the nation's most thoroughly documented problems. The abysmal state of science education has been chronicled by more than 300 studies in recent years. Now comes the hard part: There are as many conflicting ideas on how to revamp the system as there are reports. "We know what the goals are.
NEWS
April 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Several thousand of UC Berkeley's 32,000 students boycotted classes for the second day Friday in a protest to push the university to hire more women and minority professors. Student organizers of the boycott estimate that 30% of classes were either canceled or held off campus. University officials declined to confirm the number of boycotting students or affected classes.
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