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Can we hide from the "refugee" fuss? The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the word is racist. Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) huffs that it's almost a hate crime. President Bush declares that Hurricane Katrina's dislocated aren't refugees but Americans. But...
Times Staff WriterWillis Edwards had been in some deep holes before, but nothing had prepared him for that moment, late in 1996, when he arrived at the Veterans Administration hospital in Westwood, 130 pounds left on his 6-foot-3 frame, suffering from AIDS. For most of...
Mary King (Klohs) Mary was born in Sydney Australia 12/27/1925, she leaves us peacefully on 6/15/2011. Moving from Australia in her 20’s she went to live with family in Windsor Ontario where she met and married Bill Klohs in 1949. They would...
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) will succeed Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) as the chair of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus in the 112th Congress, which convenes in January. The Entertainment Industries Caucus was established...
The Associated PressCalifornia Assembly Speaker Karen Bass is running for a Los Angeles-area congressional seat. She quickly picked up an endorsement Wednesday from Rep. Diane Watson, the Democrat who holds the seat and will retire at year's end. The 56-year-old Bass - a...
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The Associated PressCalifornia Assembly Speaker Karen Bass plans to run for Congress. A Democrat with knowledge of her plans says the Assembly leader will declare her candidacy Wednesday in Los Angeles. She'll be endorsed at the event by Democratic Rep. Diane Watson, who...
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The Swampby Mark Silva and Richard Simon The United States House of Representatives marked a moment of silence today for Michael Jackson, the pop music icon who died in Los Angeles at the age of 50. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)......
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LOS ANGELES -- Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas has scored a landslide victory over L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks, making him the new representative of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' 2nd District. Ridley-Thomas, who entered the race as a perceived...
The Swampby Frank James What do rum, motorsport race tracks and wooden arrows used by kids all have in common? The financial markets bailout bill, that's what. Taxpayers for Common Sense has compiled a handy list of what it called the......
Los Angeles TimesSometimes much good can bloom from inauspicious beginnings. So it was when the women of Alpha Gamma Omega went looking for a home for their burgeoning Los Angeles sorority, more than 40 years ago. They gazed with envy at the beautiful old houses on...
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