April

Hollywood to the docks labor power fills the streets

LOS ANGELES — More than 5,000 union activists and supporters rallied at the harbor here, April 17, roaring their approval of an assertive, one-for-all and all-for-one strategy to change the national and local direction this year.

Honoring Ruben Salazar

Salazar was a Los Angeles Times reporter who covered the Vietnam War and then became news director for the Spanish-language television station KMEX in January 1970.

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CARTOON: Bitter?

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Celebration honors Robesons 110th anniversary

OAKLAND, Calif. — African American Renaissance man Paul Robeson would have turned 110 on April 9. To celebrate, the Bay Area Paul Robeson Centennial Committee presented “A Hero For All Time,” an exhibition from its holdings, illustrating Robeson’s legacy as a “world-renowned scholar, athlete, singer, actor and fighter for freedom, peace and social justice for all.” The exhibition is installed at Oakland’s City Hall, One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, through April 30, and is open for public viewing weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Whats on - April 19, 2008

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Oceans in trouble

Disturbing news continues to emerge from beneath the waves. In December, science journals reported that disappearing deep-sea species could trigger an ocean-wide collapse of sea life, that global warming is destroying coral — and that loss of top predators is knocking ocean ecosystems out of whack.

What are the jobs of the future?

Trends in privately funded research and development tell a lot about the kinds of investments corporations are planning for the future, and what kinds of occupations will be growing or declining both in the United States and around the world.

Food price crisis

Among the necessities for human life — indeed, all life — food obviously occupies a central place. In recent decades advances in agriculture and in the ability to distribute food around the world seemed to promise an end to the age-old scourge of famine.

Earth Day 2008

The first Earth Day in 1970 symbolized our growing awareness of problems in the relationship of human production to nature on which we depend for survival. The problems are rapidly escalating.

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