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October 1, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A videotape played Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom showed that Latasha Harlins had turned away from a scuffle with a Korean grocer when the black teen-ager was shot in the back of the head. "This is not television. This is not the movies. This is real life," Deputy District Attorney Roxane Carvajal had warned the jury. "You will see Latasha being killed. She will die in front of your eyes."
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March 7, 2006 | Hemmy So and Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writers
Residents at the Colden Oaks apartment complex in Watts are used to the sight of police cars in their neighborhood. But a crime that occurred Saturday afternoon shocked even longtime residents hardened by years of gang violence. Near a grassy common area inside the complex's gates, a 14-year-old boy allegedly sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy at knifepoint. The boy's friend also was attacked but managed to escape.
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June 7, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI and ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER and TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Brentwood doctor was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting four female patients, including two women who were patients at a Panorama City clinic. Superior Court Judge Charles Horan imposed the sentence on Yahya Lavi, 56, during a hearing in Downtown Los Angeles, despite pleas by prosecutors to impose a tougher 37-year prison term. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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August 7, 2002 | AMANDA COVARRUBIAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Christian middle school principal accused of molesting a 13-year-old female student this summer was arrested Tuesday at the Ventura County Courthouse on suspicion of molesting two other girls in Los Angeles County in 2000 and 2001. Jonathan Andreas, 36, who appeared in Ventura County Superior Court for a scheduled arraignment, was led away in handcuffs on an arrest warrant filed Friday in Los Angeles County.
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May 13, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the intersection of Florence and Normandie, where television cameras caught the violent early moments of the Los Angeles riots, the 8-Trey Gangster Crips have established their stronghold. From this corner, where trucker Reginald O. Denny was brutally beaten, the loose affiliation of about 350 gang members claims an impoverished territory that runs roughly from Gage Avenue on the North to Manchester Avenue on the South and from Van Ness Avenue on the West to Vermont Avenue on the East.
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June 27, 1991 | TRACY WOOD and RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The route from USC's fraternity row to the 901 Club on Figueroa Street is marked by broad painted stripes running three blocks, a symbol of the bar's importance to the social life of the campus' affluent "Greeks." The "9-Oh," as the raucous college bar is affectionately known, is where inhibitions, like IDs, are checked at the door. For one fraternity--the prestigious and well-connected Alpha Tau Omega house--it is a path well traveled.
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December 31, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The teen-age youth knocked on the door, then introduced himself and asked for a glass of water and use of a telephone. Edith Rose didn't know the boy personally, but she had seen him around her Reseda neighborhood. According to police, once the youth was inside her home, he demanded money and when the 74-year-old widow refused, he attacked. First he punched her repeatedly, then he grabbed a butcher knife and chased her through the house, stabbing her 20 times, authorities said.
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September 20, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even for detectives hardened by the trivialities that can lead to street violence, these crimes defied reason. In an effort to become the most feared Asian gang in Los Angeles, a group of young men are alleged to have engaged in a spate of violence--shooting and wounding strangers, conducting running gun battles on freeways and staging a deadly ambush against a rival gang. "They did it just for fun," Los Angeles Police Det. Larry Dolley said. "They called it summer madness."
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June 13, 1990 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police shot and fatally wounded a murder suspect they had been seeking for the past month after he allegedly rammed an officer's car and displayed a handgun, authorities said Tuesday. Anthony Lloyd Crumpton, 21, was shot at about 2:15 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of West 64th Street after officers in civilian clothes blocked his car from leaving the street with their own vehicles, said Police Lt. William D. Hall, head of the LAPD's officer-involved shooting team.
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March 2, 1994
A doctor using anatomical drawings gave jurors a graphic description Tuesday of a man's castration by his wife, and a prosecutor said he would show that the woman acted after accusing her husband of infidelity. Deputy Dist. Atty. Larry Longo said in an opening statement that Aurelia Macias, 35, cut off her husband's testicles with a large pair of scissors while he slept. The prosecutor said Aurelia Macias dialed 911 after the attack and told the operator: "I cut my husband's testicles out."
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October 16, 2001 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A knife-wielding man hunting for his girlfriend was shot to death by her neighbor in North Hollywood as he slashed the resident's screen door, police said Monday. Police were still looking for the unidentified neighbor, who fled after the Saturday morning shooting, police Det. Mike Coffey said. Officers received a call at 10:30 a.m. about a loud domestic dispute in the 8300 block of Amboy Avenue, Coffey said.
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September 6, 2001
A man threw his wife from their third-story apartment window Wednesday night, shot her and then killed himself, authorities said. The woman, in her 40s, was in critical condition at a hospital, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee. The attack occurred about 7 p.m. in the 900 block of Bonnie Brae Street in the Pico-Union district, police said. The man, 60, climbed down from the apartment and shot his wife "a couple of times" as she lay in an alley, Lee said.
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August 25, 2001
A melee involving at least 15 people near a mini-mall Friday night sent four people to the hospital with stab wounds, two of whom were in critical condition, Los Angeles police said. The fight started before 8:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of Haskell Avenue near Vanowen Street with some of the participants wielding baseball bats, said Sgt. Kim Kempton of the LAPD's Van Nuys station. From Times Staff Reports
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August 21, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asi Faoa looks at his UCLA teammates and tries to remember what it was like to worry only about football and classes. On Sept. 4, two days after the Bruins return from their opener at Alabama, the redshirt sophomore defensive end will stand before a judge in a pretrial hearing on two felony counts of assault that could bring up to 15 years in state prison. A jury trial is scheduled to begin 10 days after the hearing. "This is impossible to set aside," Faoa said. "It's hanging over me big-time."
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August 9, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
An aide to Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar) was carjacked and kidnapped in San Fernando but escaped by jumping from her moving car, police said Wednesday. Yolanda Fuentes, 26, Cardenas' district director, had left the assemblyman's office in the 1200 block of San Fernando Road between 10 and 11 p.m. and was putting items in the car's passenger seat when a man grabbed her from behind and began choking her, said Det. Jeff Eley of the San Fernando Police Department.
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July 27, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who has sexually assaulted several teenage girls and raped one in northeast Los Angeles since 1995. The latest assault took place Monday when a 15-year-old Marshall High School student was grabbed, fondled and then robbed, said Los Angeles Police Det. Gregory Stone. All but one of the 10 attacks have occurred near the Hyperion Bridge, near Hyperion Avenue and Riverside Drive. The rape occurred in July 1997 in the area.
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March 1, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson was charged Monday with misdemeanor vandalism and assault for allegedly smashing the windshield of a car with a golf club because he believed the driver cut him off in traffic, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said. Robert Scott Blank of Hollywood accused Nicholson of attacking Blank's Mercedes-Benz on Feb. 8 in North Hollywood, the city attorney's office said.
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October 27, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles murder rate shot up 15.7% for the first nine months of the year, police said Thursday, with the most dramatic increase coming in the Rampart Division, where officers last week launched a high-publicity offensive to quell rampant drug dealing. Citywide, there were 649 murders reported through Sept. 30, compared to 561 for the same period last year.
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July 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Police were searching for a driver who shot and wounded two people in a big-rig in an apparent act of road rage on the Golden State Freeway in Boyle Heights. The shooting was reported about 9:25 p.m. Thursday after the victims pulled off the freeway and stopped near Soto and 4th streets to call authorities, LAPD Lt. Greg Jones said. The two victims, the truck's driver and a passenger, were taken to County-USC Medical Center, where they were treated for minor wounds and released, Jones said.
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July 7, 2001
A Brink's armored-truck driver exchanged gunfire with one of four would-be robbers early Friday outside a Chatsworth bank, thwarting a theft attempt, authorities said. No one was injured and no money was taken in the incident outside the Bank of America at 20900 Devonshire St., police said. Shortly before 2 a.m., four men accosted the truck crew in the bank's parking lot. One robber fired a handgun at the driver, who returned fire from inside the truck, police said.
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