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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991 | ANDREA FORD and JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A security camera videotape that recorded the weekend shooting of a 15-year-old girl by a south Los Angeles grocer shows that the girl was not attempting to steal a bottle of orange juice, as the grocer apparently believed, police revealed Monday. Police called a press conference to try to quell rumors that the shooting was racially motivated and that police were doing little about it.
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April 10, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sandy Tufts works in downtown Los Angeles, but she gave up her lunch hour Tuesday to drive across town to her home in the Crenshaw area so she could vote for Mary Lee Gray for City Council. Tufts, who is black, said these are tough times for African-Americans in Los Angeles, and she wanted to register her outrage. Gray was one of five black candidates running in the largely white 6th District against Councilwoman Ruth Galanter, who is white.
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January 26, 1992 | ROBERT A. JONES
"Here," she says, and hands me the photograph. "This one gives you the idea." The photograph shows a night scene from sometime in the 1940s. A group of black men and women are celebrating along Central Avenue in Los Angeles. The same Central Avenue that we know now, if at all, for drive-bys, empty storefronts, and quick, furtive movements of pedestrians. The scene in the '40s photograph is different.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1987 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
In a reversal of historic trends, a study shows blacks are leaving Los Angeles in increasing numbers and are moving out of the state or to other metropolitan areas such as Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties. Describing what is in effect "black flight," James H. Johnson, associate professor of geography at UCLA, said U.S. Census data shows a steady "migration reversal" of blacks in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, with about 73,000 leaving between 1975 and 1980. Johnson and Dr.
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June 4, 1999 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite a rash of racially explosive episodes in recent years, blacks in Los Angeles voice overwhelming satisfaction with their local police, according to a survey released Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department. In fact, although the survey of a dozen cities around the country found that blacks are less likely than whites to be satisfied with the police, the racial divide is smaller in Los Angeles than the average for all the cities.
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January 11, 1990 | ITABARI NJERI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Michael Yoon, owner of the L. A. Slauson Swapmeet, saw members of the African-American community picketing his store and calling for a boycott of Korean-American merchants recently, his heart sank. The pain was not because of lost sales. The hurt came from the realization that his good intentions and personal efforts to establish positive relations with the community were not enough.
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September 25, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Mayor Tom Bradley deciding to step down after five terms, a coalition of Southside blacks and Westside Jews--the core of Bradley's political support over the years--may be history. As a dozen candidates gear up for the liveliest mayor's race in years, new alliances are expected to form, but political experts say it is unclear who they will include.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven months after the 1992 riots, more than half of a sampling of African-American and Korean-American business owners in Los Angeles say they are deeply troubled by what is happening in their communities. But many more Koreans than blacks are considering moving, according to a new study. Almost 40% of Korean-Americans said they are thinking of leaving Los Angeles. Nine in 10 of those said they would remain in the United States. Only 7% said they would return to South Korea.
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September 13, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Paul A. Orduna joined the Los Angeles City Fire Department, isolation was as much a part of his job as fighting fires. "Every day I would go to work, and nobody would talk to me--except the captain to give me orders. If I walked in a room, (other firefighters) would walk out. "Right from the first day they took me in the office and told me, 'Bring your own pots and pans. You have to cook your own food and eat after every one else has eaten.' " The year was 1957.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1995 | Cecilia Rasmussen
As Los Angeles joins the rest of the country in celebrating February as Black History Month, it's easy to forget that not too long ago, the city seemed to regard its multiracial history as something of an embarrassment. In the 1950s, a plaque was installed in El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, paying tribute to the 11 families who founded Los Angeles on Sept. 4, 1781, after a long trek north from Mexico. They were called pobladores, and more than half of them were black.
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