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  • Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race

    Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race
    When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...
  • Was it a 'riot,' a 'disturbance' or a 'rebellion'?

    THE TIMES' word of choice for one of the most destructive weeks in L.A.'s history — from April 29 to May 4, 1992, when more than 50 people died, thousands were injured and hundreds of millions of dollars in property was destroyed — is "riot."...
  • Victory in the voting rights battle

    We've come to the end of a remarkable journey. In the early 1960s, most Southern blacks were barred from voting. Yet today, just over four decades later, blacks and whites from across the country have selected an African American man as the presidential...
  • The Bradley Effect is still in effect

    Times columnist Gregory Rodriguez and University of Washington political scientist Matt Barreto step out to combat comments by Clinton staffer Sergio Bendixen about Latino voters not being overly friendly toward black candidates. They are wrong,...
  • Bernard Parks' record as LAPD chief and city councilman is a mixed blessing in his race for L.A. County supervisor

    At a Mardi Gras-style opening of his campaign headquarters, City Councilman Bernard C. Parks received a candid assessment of his entrance into the race for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. "I saw Barack Obama dance on the television, and that...
  • Villaraigosa meets with Jordan Downs community group

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa answered questions from the Jordan Downs Community Advisory Committee on Wednesday about the proposed $1-billion redevelopment of the housing project in Watts. "I just want to say how important it is for me to hear from you,...
  • For Gertrude Baines, reaching 115 isn't old hat

    For Gertrude Baines, reaching 115 isn't old hat
    Through it all, she smiled. Gertrude Baines, who holds the record as the world's oldest living person, celebrated her 115th birthday Monday, as a crowd of well-wishers that included President Obama and the Dodgers sent their regards. Plaques,...
  • The Latino vote is pro-Clinton, not anti-Obama

    The results of Tuesday's primaries brought a renewed and vigorous debate about the Latino vote and the "Latino gap" for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). States such as California, Illinois, New York, Arizona and New Mexico have very large Latino electorates...
  • A choice, for a change

    Like popes, Los Angeles County supervisors have to win an election to land the job, but once in, they're sitting pretty. The last time there was a contested supervisor election, George Bush was president -- the Bush who didn't send U.S. forces into...
  • Letters to the editor

    And the homeless? Re “Connecting the spots,” March 12, and “L.A. hopes its park will be as grand as Chicago’s,” March 14 The Times' two long articles on the new Civic Center Park downtown did a great job of discussing...
  • The 2nd District's second round

    While Barack Obama was making history by claiming the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, Mark Ridley-Thomas was creating some historical ripples of his own in the 2nd District race to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. In a...