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  • Burbank Civitans take pride in awards

    The Burbank Civitan Club held its installation of officers on Oct. 2 at the Burbank Holiday Inn. The officers were installed for a second term by Civitan Lt. Gov. Sandy Lucas. They are President David Holland, President-Elect Randy Garcia, Secretary...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls for Feds to Intervene in Emergency Manager Act

    Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls for Feds to Intervene in Emergency Manager Act
    It is a story that has received national attention: the state of Michigan, declaring an Emergency Financial Manager, in charge of Benton Harbor. Now, a civil rights activist is calling for federal intervention. Benton Harbor is a financially troubled...
  • Darn Those Tiny Screens!

    Darn Those Tiny Screens!
    If you regularly use a Blackberry or other small electronic gadget, you may suffer from "computer vision syndrome," a cluster of symptoms including headaches or neck aches, dry, irritated eyes, sensitivity to light, and blurred or double vision. The...
  • 'After 1968' has a new generation looking back

    'After 1968' has a new generation looking back
    The year 1968 was a transformative one in American history, marred by the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, bringing new dimension to the long-running civil rights struggle. "After 1968," a traveling exhibit on view at the...
  • Paul R. Jones dies at 81; major collector of African American art

    Paul R. Jones dies at 81; major collector of African American art
    Paul R. Jones, a collector of African American art who donated troves of works to universities in Delaware and Alabama, has died. He was 81. Jones died in Atlanta on Tuesday after a brief illness, said University of Alabama spokeswoman Angie Estes. The...
  • PASSINGS

    Abraham Woods Jr. Minister led civil rights sit-in The Rev. Abraham Woods Jr., 80, a founder and longtime president of the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Friday of complications of cancer at Princeton...
  • The Rev. James L. Bevel dies at 72; civil rights activist and top lieutenant to King

    The Rev. James L. Bevel dies at 72; civil rights activist and top lieutenant to King
    The Rev. James L. Bevel, a fiery top lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a force behind civil rights campaigns of the 1960s whose erratic behavior and conviction on incest charges tarnished his legacy, has died. He was 72. Sherrilynn Bevel,...
  • Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South

    Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South
    Charles Morgan Jr., a civil rights lawyer who challenged the racism of his native South and won numerous landmark cases for equal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla. He was 78 and had Alzheimer's disease. In...
  • Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies

    Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies
    Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70. FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
  • Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights

    Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights
    Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
  • PASSINGS: Prescott S. Bush Jr., Deborah Jo White, Vince O'Brien

    PASSINGS: Prescott S. Bush Jr., Deborah Jo White, Vince O'Brien
    Prescott S. Bush Jr. President George H.W. Bush's brother Prescott S. Bush Jr., 87, the brother of one U.S. president and another's uncle, died Wednesday in Hingham, Mass., after a long illness, according to his family. A retired insurance executive,...
  • Military deaths

    The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Esau I. De la Pena- Hernandez, 25, of La Puente; staff sergeant, Army. De la Pena-Hernandez was one of two soldiers who died May 15 at...