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September 20, 1992 | BLAINE HALLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What's in a name? Plenty, if you're talking about naming the new prison in Lancaster. For all city fathers care, state prison authorities can call it the Desert Big House or the Cage in the Sage. Just don't mention the Antelope Valley. Lancaster City Council members said they only learned recently that the 2,200-bed maximum security prison scheduled to open early next year within the city's boundaries was going to be named "California State Prison-Antelope Valley." They were not flattered.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson, making his first public appearance in the heavily Republican Antelope Valley in more than three years, toured the new state prison in Lancaster on Monday and attended a $250-per-person reelection fund-raiser in Palmdale.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There won't be any fanfare. No dignitaries, speeches or high school bands. When the new state prison in Lancaster opens Monday, its first two dozen prisoners will roll up quietly in buses and disappear through a gate en route to their cells. Born of political compromise, survivor of a court battle with Lancaster and Los Angeles County, the $207-million prison will begin operations by accepting the vanguard of an inmate population that is expected to swiftly exceed its 2,200-bed capacity. The 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his perch within the prison yard, convict David Garcia watches the ravens--the big, black birds whose free flight is a cruel and constant reminder of the minutes, the days and the years he has wasted behind bars. Like indifferent prison guards, the birds roost atop imposing watchtowers. With a mocking call, they hop about the metal workout barbells, strutting with the confidence of weightlifters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson, making his first public appearance in the heavily Republican Antelope Valley in more than three years, toured the new state prison in Lancaster on Monday and attended a $250-per-person reelection fund-raiser in Palmdale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his perch within the prison yard, convict David Garcia watches the ravens--the big, black birds whose free flight is a cruel and constant reminder of the minutes, the days and the years he has wasted behind bars. Like indifferent prison guards, the birds roost atop imposing watchtowers. With a mocking call, they hop about the metal workout barbells, strutting with the confidence of weightlifters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his perch within the prison yard, convict David Garcia watches the ravens--the big, black birds whose free flight is a cruel and constant reminder of the minutes, the days and the years he has wasted behind bars. Like indifferent prison guards, they roost atop imposing watchtowers. With a mocking call, they hop about the metal workout barbells, strutting with the confidence of winged weightlifters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his perch within the prison yard, convict David Garcia watches the ravens--the big, black birds whose free flight is a cruel and constant reminder of the minutes, the days and the years he has wasted behind bars. Like indifferent prison guards, they roost atop imposing watchtowers. With a mocking call, they hop about the metal workout barbells, strutting with the confidence of winged weightlifters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There won't be any fanfare. No dignitaries, speeches or high school bands. When the new state prison in Lancaster opens Monday, its first two dozen prisoners will roll up quietly in buses and disappear through a gate en route to their cells. Born of political compromise, survivor of a court battle with Lancaster and Los Angeles County, the $207-million prison will begin operations by accepting the vanguard of an inmate population that is expected to swiftly exceed its 2,200-bed capacity. The 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1992 | BLAINE HALLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What's in a name? Plenty, if you're talking about naming the new prison in Lancaster. For all city fathers care, state prison authorities can call it the Desert Big House or the Cage in the Sage. Just don't mention the Antelope Valley. Lancaster City Council members said they only learned recently that the 2,200-bed maximum security prison scheduled to open early next year within the city's boundaries was going to be named "California State Prison-Antelope Valley." They were not flattered.
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