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April 21, 2005 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Two Baldwin Park gang members responsible for a murderous crime spree that culminated in a shootout on the Santa Monica Pier were sentenced to death Wednesday -- just as they said they wanted. Oswaldo Amezcua, 30, and Joseph Conrad Flores, 34, became partners in crime in April 2000, shortly after their release from prison, prosecutors said. They shot two teenage brothers who were riding on a bicycle, killing one of them, because they thought they were gang members, prosecutors said.
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December 6, 2009 | By Seema Mehta
The bell signaling the end of the school day at De Anza Elementary in Baldwin Park rang more than an hour ago. But hundreds of students are still at school, studying vocabulary, practicing math and completing homework under the supervision of teachers. With the help of state grants, federal funds and teacher volunteers, nearly half of De Anza's students spend extra hours every week learning at school -- hours well beyond the traditional school day. "Until six o'clock at night, you would think we're still in session," said Principal Christine Simmons.
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February 27, 2008 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
A Baldwin Park man suspected in the shooting deaths of his mother, a neighbor and her 4-year-old daughter was twice detained and hospitalized by police before Monday's rampage, authorities said Tuesday. "The suspect apparently had some mental problems," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg. Roy Perez, 28, was arrested on suspicion of murder by Baldwin Park police late Monday night as he stood in the street holding a handgun.
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November 7, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano has a catchphrase for how you know you're in his city. "If you want to know where Baldwin Park is, if you're traveling either east or west on the 10 Freeway and you come to a complete stop, you know you're in Baldwin Park," he says. The area bottlenecks at rush hour, Lozano said, with commuters traveling between Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. Sometimes, he said, it's so bad that commuters pull over and stop at In-N-Out Burger to pass the time, hoping the congestion eases.
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May 15, 2005 | David Pierson and Patricia Ward Biederman, Times Staff Writers
For 12 years, public artwork near the Baldwin Park Metrolink station never caused a stir. But when a Ventura-based group that opposes illegal immigration got wind of what was inscribed on the artwork this month, they organized a protest that garnered attention when it was announced on the "John & Ken Show" on KFI-AM (640). By Saturday, activists on both sides of the immigration issue mobilized, resulting in a sometimes chaotic confrontation in the San Gabriel Valley community.
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March 18, 2004 | Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writer
Baldwin Park City Councilman William Van Cleave pleaded no contest Wednesday to impersonating a police officer and disturbing the peace in a deal that allowed him to walk out of court a free man. Prosecutors dropped the more serious charge of false imprisonment stemming from an incident in which Van Cleave allegedly threatened a woman to collect a debt. Van Cleave is pleased with the outcome because he will be able to continue to serve on the City Council, his lawyer said.
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December 6, 2009 | By Seema Mehta
The bell signaling the end of the school day at De Anza Elementary in Baldwin Park rang more than an hour ago. But hundreds of students are still at school, studying vocabulary, practicing math and completing homework under the supervision of teachers. With the help of state grants, federal funds and teacher volunteers, nearly half of De Anza's students spend extra hours every week learning at school -- hours well beyond the traditional school day. "Until six o'clock at night, you would think we're still in session," said Principal Christine Simmons.
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November 16, 2004 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Citing a "significant" jump in shootings by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies this year, the department's top civilian watchdog called Monday for tightening guidelines to limit shooting, particularly at moving vehicles. "These shootings are lawful but awful," said Michael Gennaco, head of the county's Office of Independent Review.
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April 19, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Councilman William Van Cleave must stand trial on charges that he flashed a city badge and bullied a woman into a car last year, a judge ruled Friday. The case stems from an incident last July in which Van Cleave, 48, got into a dispute over money with a customer at his hardware store. He allegedly pushed the woman toward a car and told her, "I'm the police around here. You're under arrest," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Terry Bork. The woman got out of the car after being driven a few blocks.
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September 24, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A Superior Court jury deadlocked on whether to convict Baldwin Park Councilman William Van Cleave on charges of false imprisonment and unlawful use of a badge. The jurors voted 11 to 1 in favor of conviction. According to prosecutors, Van Cleave got into a dispute with a customer at his hardware store and then flashed a city badge and pushed the woman toward a car. He allegedly told her: "I'm the police around here." Van Cleave was ordered to return to court Oct. 7.
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March 8, 2008 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
Jesus Rodriguez knew he was going to come up short on his bills, so on a recent Friday afternoon he took his accustomed trip to a Baldwin Park strip mall. The produce-truck driver walked into a payday lending business nestled alongside a Chinese fast-food joint and a dental office. He wrote out a personal check for $300 and walked out with $255 cash. The 33-year-old Mexican immigrant basically gave away $45 to get the advance, but he said he didn't see a lot of other options.
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February 27, 2008 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
A Baldwin Park man suspected in the shooting deaths of his mother, a neighbor and her 4-year-old daughter was twice detained and hospitalized by police before Monday's rampage, authorities said Tuesday. "The suspect apparently had some mental problems," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg. Roy Perez, 28, was arrested on suspicion of murder by Baldwin Park police late Monday night as he stood in the street holding a handgun.
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November 16, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Authorities are searching for two suspects in the shooting deaths of a 14-year-old boy and his father. The deaths were reported about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 4000 block of Downing Avenue. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said two Latino men were seen talking with 14-year-old Pedro Estrada after walking up to the teenager's home. His father, Jose Luis Estrada, 40, who was inside the home, ran outside when he heard shots. The elder Estrada ran after the men and was shot.
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July 31, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Metrolink train struck and killed a person lying on the railroad tracks Monday night just east of the commuter line's Baldwin Park station, authorities said. No description of the victim was available, and it was not determined whether the death was a suicide. The train, which left downtown Los Angeles at 9 p.m. and was bound for San Bernardino, struck the victim at 9:42. The incident occurred in Baldwin Park near Pacific Avenue.
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July 17, 2007 | Tiffany Hsu, Times Staff Writer
Day laborers can continue to solicit work in Baldwin Park until a trial is held to determine the constitutionality of a local ordinance that aims to limit such activities, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie issued a preliminary injunction barring the city from enforcing a local ordinance that prohibits laborers from soliciting work on sidewalks or in parking lots if doing so limits pedestrians to less than three feet of walking space.
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February 23, 2007 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
For once, state and local officials hope there will be traffic clogs this morning at the junction of the 10 and 605 freeways. They will be meeting there in Baldwin Park, on the Athol Street bridge overlooking the often-congested interchange, to show state transportation officials the need to fund improvements from $2.8 billion in bond money that will be divided next week. "I live in West Covina and travel that freeway all the time, and it is a mess," Assemblyman Edward P.
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May 30, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
City Councilman William Van Cleave was arrested Thursday after failing to appear at a pretrial hearing in downtown Los Angeles. Van Cleave had been ordered to stand trial for allegedly forcing a woman into his car by using his city badge. He faces charges of false imprisonment and unlawful use of a badge. Investigators arrested Van Cleave at his home, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Terry Bork. He was jailed without bail.
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December 12, 1991
Voters in Baldwin Park will have a chance to decide next April whether to allow legalized gambling in the city, thanks to a 3-1 vote of the City Council that reversed an earlier decision. Last June, the council rejected a proposal to bring card clubs to the city after a storm of protest by residents. But after Councilman Herschel Keyser said he had nearly enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot, the council agreed to put it to a public vote.
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January 23, 2007 | James Ricci, Times Staff Writer
The history of preserving open space in the Los Angeles Basin, critics long have said, has been characterized by a lack of vision, as asphalt and concrete were given free run of the landscape. Vision has won out, however, at what may be the single best vantage point in the metropolitan area, where earthmovers and workmen are laboring to create Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park.
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October 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former city councilman pleaded not guilty Thursday to five charges of misusing public funds to purchase gasoline and a modem, and to rent a car, among other items. William Van Cleave, 51, was arrested Wednesday and remained in jail on $125,000 bond. He is accused of misappropriating public money between 2003 and 2005. A Nov. 30 trial date has been set. Van Cleave served two terms on the Baldwin Park City Council but lost his bid for reelection last year and left office in December.
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