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September 29, 2002 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An African American political organization on Saturday endorsed Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez as its choice to lead the Los Angeles Police Department. Lopez is one of three finalists for police chief, and leaders of the Black American Political Assn. of California said they are backing him because of his record in Oxnard.
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February 4, 2005 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez will end a 34-year career in law enforcement today and immediately begin a second career as part owner of an investigations and security firm in Los Angeles County. "I wanted to relax a little bit, but it just didn't work out that way," said Lopez, who turns 55 next week. "On Monday morning, I'm back at work again."
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October 3, 2002 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing his bid for top cop in Los Angeles, Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez said Wednesday that he plans to head the 200-officer Oxnard force until he retires in a few years. "This was just one of those golden opportunities," said a deflated Lopez minutes after Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn called with the news. "It would have been [a dream come true]. I'm a competitive person, so it doesn't come easy. It's a difficult pill to swallow when you lose."
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October 3, 2002 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing his bid for top cop in Los Angeles, Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez said Wednesday that he plans to head the 200-officer Oxnard force until he retires in a few years. "This was just one of those golden opportunities," said a deflated Lopez minutes after Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn called with the news. "It would have been [a dream come true]. I'm a competitive person, so it doesn't come easy. It's a difficult pill to swallow when you lose."
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September 28, 1998 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plaque did not come from a prestigious law enforcement organization. Many of the words of thanks etched across the thin metal plate are misspelled. But to incoming Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez, the keepsake presented to him from Los Angeles residents about a decade ago--a thank-you for cracking down on gangs and drugs in their Hollenbeck neighborhood--stands as a symbol of community policing. "It came right from the heart of that community," said Lopez, "and it means a lot to me."
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September 21, 2002 | BETH SHUSTER and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles Police Department is home to 9,000 police officers, from the 39 newest graduates of the academy to veterans whose experience includes some of the best and worst times in the storied department's history. As news of the Police Commission's decision to tap three outside candidates as finalists to lead the LAPD spread Friday, the rank and file absorbed the names with reactions that often varied by tenure and rank.
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February 26, 1998
Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks on Wednesday announced the promotion of Cmdr. Art Lopez to the rank of deputy chief. Parks said Lopez will fill the vacancy left by Deputy Chief Ronald C. Banks, who is leaving the LAPD to become chief of the Inglewood Police Department. Lopez, currently the LAPD's ombudsman, will replace Banks as head of the Central Division, Parks said during a briefing with reporters.
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September 23, 2002 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he makes his pitch to head the Los Angeles Police Department, Art Lopez argues against history: He contends that his affability, his willingness to listen to civilians and his record of reaching out to those who distrust the police qualify him best to take over an organization long renowned for its insularity and independence. It's time to change that, Lopez says.
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September 24, 2002 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor James K. Hahn met with Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez on Monday, the first of three candidates for LAPD chief to be interviewed by the mayor In a parlor at Getty House, the mayor's ceremonial residence in Hancock Park, Lopez spent nearly six hours chatting with Hahn, several deputy mayors, City Council President Alex Padilla and Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski, chairwoman of the council's Public Safety Committee.
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October 2, 2002 | TINA DAUNT and MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Searching for a role in the selection of the next Los Angeles Police Department chief, members of the City Council have begun lobbying Mayor James K. Hahn behind the scenes in favor of Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez, the only one of three finalists for the job who has worked in the LAPD.
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October 2, 2002 | TINA DAUNT and MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Searching for a role in the selection of the next Los Angeles Police Department chief, members of the City Council have begun lobbying Mayor James K. Hahn behind the scenes in favor of Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez, the only one of three finalists for the job who has worked in the LAPD.
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September 29, 2002 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An African American political organization on Saturday endorsed Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez as its choice to lead the Los Angeles Police Department. Lopez is one of three finalists for police chief, and leaders of the Black American Political Assn. of California said they are backing him because of his record in Oxnard.
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September 27, 2002 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn grilled three candidates for chief of the Los Angeles Police Department this week, attempting to assess their political skills, labor relations talents and management experience with pointed questions formed after conversations with more than a dozen friends and associates.
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September 24, 2002 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor James K. Hahn met with Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez on Monday, the first of three candidates for LAPD chief to be interviewed by the mayor In a parlor at Getty House, the mayor's ceremonial residence in Hancock Park, Lopez spent nearly six hours chatting with Hahn, several deputy mayors, City Council President Alex Padilla and Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski, chairwoman of the council's Public Safety Committee.
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September 23, 2002 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he makes his pitch to head the Los Angeles Police Department, Art Lopez argues against history: He contends that his affability, his willingness to listen to civilians and his record of reaching out to those who distrust the police qualify him best to take over an organization long renowned for its insularity and independence. It's time to change that, Lopez says.
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September 21, 2002 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMOTHY HUGHES and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez, flush from making the short list of candidates for top cop in Los Angeles, accepted a flood of congratulatory calls Friday and prepared for a meeting with Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn. "I've had so many calls from people expressing their support I had to turn off my pager," Lopez said. As for his 9 a.m. interview with Hahn on Monday, Lopez said he asked a friend what he should do to prepare. "He said, 'You've prepared for 31 1/2 years as a police officer.'
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July 15, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Art Lopez would rather take a chance than lose an opportunity. So for the second time, Lopez is seeking the department's top position. He is one of six semifinalists being interviewed by the Police Commission to fill the chief's job. The commission will forward three names later this month to Mayor Richard Riordan, who will select one for City Council approval.
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September 21, 2002 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMOTHY HUGHES and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez, flush from making the short list of candidates for top cop in Los Angeles, accepted a flood of congratulatory calls Friday and prepared for a meeting with Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn. "I've had so many calls from people expressing their support I had to turn off my pager," Lopez said. As for his 9 a.m. interview with Hahn on Monday, Lopez said he asked a friend what he should do to prepare. "He said, 'You've prepared for 31 1/2 years as a police officer.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2002 | BETH SHUSTER and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles Police Department is home to 9,000 police officers, from the 39 newest graduates of the academy to veterans whose experience includes some of the best and worst times in the storied department's history. As news of the Police Commission's decision to tap three outside candidates as finalists to lead the LAPD spread Friday, the rank and file absorbed the names with reactions that often varied by tenure and rank.
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September 20, 2002 | TINA DAUNT and MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles Police Commission on passed over all contenders from the LAPD and chose three outsiders Thursday as its top candidates to become the city's next police chief--former New York Police Commissioner William Bratton, Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez and former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney.
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