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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1990
Police barricades are the wrong approach (Metro, Feb. 2). When the latest police barricade in South-Central Los Angeles is removed will there be more job opportunities, programs for youth employment, or a higher literacy rate? No. Will the huge illegal Central American resident population be legal? No. It's time to put an end to these marshal law tactics that accomplish nothing more than to promote racism. Education is the solution, not this type of police action. C.E. EUBANKS Monrovia
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A man believed to be armed with a shotgun barricaded himself inside of a disabled veterans facility in Woodland Hills on Friday and has threatened to kill himself, authorities said. Los Angeles police responded to reports of a barricaded gunman in the 6500 block of Corbin Avenue around 7:30 a.m., said Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andy Smith. Helicopters and a  SWAT team were dispatched to the scene and authorities have evacuated the surrounding areas, Smith added. The man is not believed to be a veteran, but he worked in the military for six months, said LAPD Cpt. Charles Hearn, who did not specify which branch.
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WORLD
December 12, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine -- As thousands of pro-European-integration protesters were rebuilding barricades in Kiev's Independence Square which were destroyed the previous day by police, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained a focus Thursday on Ukraine. Putin, in his annual state of the union address, said that Ukraine's leaders are continuing to consult with Moscow about about post-Soviet economic reintegration. “Even before all these [protests] which we now see in Kiev … Ukraine more than once declared its interest in joining some agreements of the customs union [with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan]
WORLD
March 12, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela - Government forces used water cannons and tear gas Wednesday to turn back opposition marches in the capital, where borough mayors defied a Supreme Court order that they clear street barricades. Clouds of gas hovered near the entrance to the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and at the adjoining Botanical Garden, where protesters had converged to join a march headed to the public defender's office. "It was horrible. I had to run a long way," said Maria Alfonzo, a 22-year-old science student who was leaving the campus when she was overcome by the gas. "The National Guard is supposed to protect us, not threaten and mistreat us. We should have the right to protest.
NEWS
October 1, 2013 | By Becca Clemons
WASHINGTON -- Lloyd Grace, an 89-year-old Navy veteran, called his visit to the National World War II Memorial "an extraordinary experience. " But it was an experience he and 90 other World War II veterans were almost denied. When his group arrived Tuesday at the National World War II Memorial after traveling more than 1,000 miles from southern Mississippi, they were greeted with barricades and signs alerting them that the site was closed. "We were very afraid we weren't going to be able to get onto the site," said Kimberly Foster-Moody, president of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight, a nonprofit group that raised $90,000 to bring the veterans to the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works on Monday approved installation of steel-pipe barricades to replace temporary barriers erected at five intersections around a Sepulveda neighborhood to curtail drug traffic. "The barricades have been a positive thing, and I have not heard one complaint," said Mila Casper, one of about 12 apartment owners who will share the $5,000 cost of installing the permanent barricades. "Residents feel more secure, and children are playing out on the street again."
NEWS
February 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Mayor Sidney Barthelemy ordered city workers Saturday to remove two steel barricades that block automobile access from a mostly black section of the city to a mostly white suburb. "I can't stand for it," Barthelemy said after dispatching workers to remove the barricades, strips of steel railing affixed to wooden posts sunk in the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1996 | SARAH A. KLEIN
To discourage crime on residential streets, the city on Thursday installed temporary barricades on Josephine and Wilson streets at Garden Grove Boulevard. Police say the metal blockades will stop people from cruising the area. A city-run traffic survey found that as many as 150 vehicles travel down Josephine and Wilson nightly between 1 and 2 a.m., apparently seeking prostitutes who work in the area.
NEWS
January 20, 1992 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: The world premiere Thursday at Mann's Chinese on Hollywood Boulevard for Morgan Creek and Warner Bros.' "Freejack." The film, a sort of "Blade Runner" with more pyrotechnics, stars Emilio Estevez, Anthony Hopkins and that well-worn though undiminished Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger. A party, hosted by executive producer James Robinson, followed at the Beverly Hills honky-tonk, Asylum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1989
The city of Diamond Bar has agreed to remove wooden barricades blocking entrance into the city from San Bernardino County, ending a bitter dispute over traffic. On Monday, Diamond Bar and San Bernardino ratified an agreement reached last week, when city officials announced that they no longer oppose the extension of a six-lane road through the city.
WORLD
March 6, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela - In signs of a crackdown on protests that have paralyzed parts of Venezuela for three weeks, President Nicolas Maduro's government said Thursday that two mayors faced charges of neglecting their duties, and it issued an arrest warrant for a university rector. The government actions came as two more people were killed in violence related to protests against the Maduro administration over crime, food shortages, a weak economy and human rights. The dead were identified as a member of the National Guard and a member of the pro-government militant groups known as colectivos . They two died during a clash in the Los Ruices barrio when government supporters tried to remove a barricade erected by protesters.
WORLD
February 28, 2014 | By Kate Linthicum
HEBRON, West Bank - Nidal lives just steps from the mosque where his life changed forever. It was there, during early morning prayers in 1994, that an Israeli physician named Baruch Goldstein walked in and opened fire, killing 29 Palestinians and wounding 125. Nidal, then 25 and engaged to be married, was shot twice in one arm and once in the back. The massacre at the Ibrahim mosque at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a holy site for Muslims, Jews and Christians in the West Bank city of Hebron, occurred 20 years ago this week.
WORLD
February 21, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine -- Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich acknowledged the opposition's victory Friday by initiating early presidential and parliamentary elections and a plan to form a coalition government. “In these tragic days when Ukraine suffered such heavy losses, when people died on both sides of the barricades, I consider it my duty in solemn memory of the slain to state that there is nothing more important than human life,” Yanukovich said in a statement published on his official website after a meeting with opposition leaders in Kiev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells
A man who barricaded himself inside a home in Pico Rivera caused a brief standoff with Los Angeles County sheriff's SWAT officers Friday morning after authorities served a narcotics-related search warrant. The standoff in the 4800 block of Grape Street started about 7 a.m. and ended a few hours later when SWAT officers stormed the house. They emerged a short time later with the man handcuffed.  There were no hostages involved in the standoff and authorities did not immediately release the man's name.
WORLD
December 12, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine -- As thousands of pro-European-integration protesters were rebuilding barricades in Kiev's Independence Square which were destroyed the previous day by police, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained a focus Thursday on Ukraine. Putin, in his annual state of the union address, said that Ukraine's leaders are continuing to consult with Moscow about about post-Soviet economic reintegration. “Even before all these [protests] which we now see in Kiev … Ukraine more than once declared its interest in joining some agreements of the customs union [with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan]
WORLD
December 8, 2013 | By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - Protesters toppled a monument to Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin on Sunday during the biggest march and rally in central Kiev since President Viktor Yanukovich galvanized his opposition by turning down a trade deal with the European Union. The protesters blocked and barricaded government offices and said they were giving Yanukovich 48 hours to disband his government before marching on his country residence near Kiev. A government spokesman said Yanukovich's administration was "ready for negotiations.
WORLD
July 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
British army engineers erected barricades of barbed wire and steel to keep Protestant Orangemen from marching through the main Roman Catholic section of the bitterly divided town of Portadown in Northern Ireland. But military and police commanders said they expected today's standoff to fizzle out. Since 1998 they have refused to let about 2,000 members of the Orange Order make a march from a rural Anglican church past the Catholic homes, because previous marches had inspired violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2000
Authorities are searching for a gunman who vanished Monday after barricading himself in a Lakewood house with his two children. Ryan Broussard, 31, showed up at his girlfriend's house at Edgefield and Woodruff streets about 1 a.m. Monday, said Deputy Val Rosario. About 10:30 a.m., the woman ran to a neighbor's house, where she called police, Rosario said. Hostage negotiators tried to reach Broussard by phone but were unsuccessful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
An armed man who barricaded himself inside a Verizon store in La Crescenta on Friday apparently took his own life, police said, though an investigation continued. The standoff began about 5 p.m. when the man barricaded himself in the cellphone store at the Marketplace Shopping Center in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard, a a Los Angeles County sheriff's station spokeswoman said. Before entering the Verizon store, the man apparently first robbed a Rite Aid store in the same shopping center, one shopper told The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Adolfo Flores
Authorities were involved in a standoff Friday afternoon at a La Crescenta shopping center after a man barricaded himself in a Verizon store, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said. There were no hostages involved in the standoff at the Marketplace Shopping Center, located in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard, said the spokeswoman at the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station. The man was armed and had threatened to kill himself, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported . The shopping center was evacuated.
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