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February 22, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County officials unveiled a pedestrian-safety project Thursday in City Terrace in an area notorious among local residents for its fast traffic rushing in front of two elementary schools. The project on City Terrace Drive features a "smart crosswalk"--the first in an unincorporated area of the county. Officials hope to replicate it elsewhere.
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September 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Homicide detectives Tuesday were investigating a deputy-involved shooting that left a man dead in East Los Angeles. Deputies responded early Tuesday to a report of a woman screaming in the City Terrace neighborhood. They were flagged down by a witness who reported seeing a man with a gun, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "While searching the area for the suspect, the deputies heard a gunshot," department authorities said in a statement. The deputies tried to detain a suspect, who allegedly began fighting, and at least one deputy opened fire, according to authorities.
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June 19, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Crime and loitering are down in a seven-square-mile area after a Sheriff's Department crackdown on young curfew violators. At the request of neighborhood groups, sheriff's deputies started a pilot program in January to ticket curfew violators. Residents complained that too many teen-agers and children were out late at night, in some cases tagging buses and causing other problems.
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July 16, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum, Ruben Vives and Matt Hamilton
Protesters took to Los Angeles streets for the fourth night in a row Tuesday, waving signs and chanting slogans to denounce the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. Marches downtown and in Leimert Park appeared peaceful as of late Tuesday evening, a break from the violence that pocked Monday protests and spurred dozens of arrests in Los Angeles and Oakland. In downtown Los Angeles, about 200 people joined in a march from City Hall to the nearby Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, where officers in riot helmets stood with batons.
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June 26, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Residents will hear firsthand Tuesday how increased law enforcement patrols in their neighborhoods have affected crime and safety. The City Terrace Coordinating Council community meeting at St. Lucy's Catholic Church was called to address the efforts of the California Highway Patrol and Sheriff's Department over the past four months.
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September 18, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
A new mural at City Terrace Elementary School depicts an event in Mexico's history in which six young cadets gave their lives to defend their country. But it also honors today's children who risk their lives, sometimes just getting to school each day. Los Ninos Heroes del Este Los Angeles, painted by students at the Academia de Art Yepes, is based on an 1847 battle in which 13- to 20-year-old Mexican Army cadets died in a battle against the U.S. Army. The date that "Los Ninos Heroes" died, Sept.
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May 14, 1995 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Rita Cruz thought it was bad enough when a car pummeled into her house on Meisner Street four years ago. But then Olga Suarez, who had just moved into a trailer on Cruz's property in April, was hit by a passing car a couple of weeks ago and died of her injuries. "I don't know why that lady had to (die)," said Cruz, 72. "They said it happened so fast. She landed on the hood of the car and they kept right on going."
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August 8, 1993 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
There is a buzz in the air as children go through their math and reading exercises in a large classroom at Kennedy Elementary School, where the Creative Thinking Program is wrapping up its summer session. The noise is from the children and their teen-age tutors, some of whom went through the 6-year-old program as children. They write multiplication tables on chalkboards or sit in groups reading books and writing sentences.
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January 31, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a clear day in City Terrace, residents say they can see Santa Catalina Island. But most of the time, what they see up close is a lot more unsightly--gangs, drugs, graffiti, prostitution and even speeding taxis careening down narrow streets of their East Los Angeles neighborhood, close to the San Bernardino Freeway.
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July 23, 2000 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Muralist Paul Botello has painted one of the most democratic works of art in Los Angeles County. The 82-by-36-foot mural, which adorns the side of a new City Terrace Park basketball gym, might also be among the largest. The mural was unveiled Saturday at a party that included live music and poetry readings. There also were tours to show off $4.5 million in recent park improvements.
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July 16, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Angel Jennings
As small groups of rogue protesters wreaked havoc along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night following a George Zimmerman verdict protest, some within the demonstration tried to warn potential victims. City Terrace resident Cuauhtemoc Negrete said he was told: "You better blend in or you're going to get hurt. " The group eventually approached him, someone punched him in the head and another person stole his bicycle.  Police estimated that about 150 people took part in the violence after the peaceful vigil at Leimert Park following a Florida jury's Saturday acquittal of Zimmerman, 29, on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in last year's shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old  Trayvon Martin . “I figured with all the evidence [Zimmerman]
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February 1, 2009 | Ruben Vives and Richard Winton
A 49-year-old off-duty Los Angeles police officer was in serious condition Saturday night after being shot in the shoulder during a struggle with two assailants who approached him as he was leaving his City Terrace home, police said. The 14-year-veteran, Anthony Razo, is assigned to the Hollenbeck division and previously worked with the station's gang detail. He was leaving his house in the 800 block of North Gage Avenue about 5 a.m. Saturday to play golf when he was attacked near his SUV.
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April 9, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Two teenage girls were killed in a taxicab crash early Tuesday in City Terrace after one of them allegedly attacked the driver of the cab they were riding in with box cutters and he lost control of the vehicle, authorities said. Relatives and coroner's officials identified the dead teens as Daisy Orozco, 17, and Alexous Ann Sandoval, 17, both students from Los Angeles. Police have detained two men in connection with events leading to the fatal crash. Los Angeles Police Capt.
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September 24, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was shot in the shoulder early Friday and a suspect was arrested after a 9 1/2 -hour manhunt, authorities said. The man was taken into custody about 1:30 p.m. in an area near the shooting scene, Deputy Colin Matsumoto said. The suspect's identity was not immediately released. Deputy Jesse Melgoza and his partner were questioning a person about 4:10 a.m. when a man a "short distance away" began firing at them with a rifle, officials said.
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February 22, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County officials unveiled a pedestrian-safety project Thursday in City Terrace in an area notorious among local residents for its fast traffic rushing in front of two elementary schools. The project on City Terrace Drive features a "smart crosswalk"--the first in an unincorporated area of the county. Officials hope to replicate it elsewhere.
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August 2, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 27-year-old Lancaster man was charged Wednesday with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for allegedly hitting a woman with his van and fleeing. Jesus Ruelas is to be arraigned today in East Los Angeles. Authorities allege Ruelas was driving a 1996 Dodge Caravan when it struck and killed Marina Carrillo, 40, in City Terrace last month. He allegedly fled the scene and was arrested by the California Highway Patrol the next day. If convicted, Ruelas faces up to five years in state prison.
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April 7, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to reduce crime in the gang-plagued City Terrace neighborhoods of the Eastside, residents must speak out about problems there. That was the message delivered Wednesday at a community forum to kick off a yearlong effort by a special sheriff's task force formed to fight crime in the hillside community along the San Bernardino Freeway southwest of Cal State L.A. "If you don't tell us, then we can't do anything," Deputy Robert Ruiz Jr.
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September 5, 1989
I never knew Maria Navarro or her family; she could easily have been my own neighbor. But I do know that had Maria called 911 from Beverly Hills instead of City Terrace, she would be alive today. LILY URRUTIA Los Angeles
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July 23, 2000 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Muralist Paul Botello has painted one of the most democratic works of art in Los Angeles County. The 82-by-36-foot mural, which adorns the side of a new City Terrace Park basketball gym, might also be among the largest. The mural was unveiled Saturday at a party that included live music and poetry readings. There also were tours to show off $4.5 million in recent park improvements.
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May 8, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Willie Herron hoped the mural would grow old with his Eastside neighborhood, absorbing the scars of graffiti as venerable signs of aging on the tough, oil-stained alley behind his mother's bakery. Instead, it was coated with layer upon layer of "bureaucratic" beige. That's Herron's name for the paint that county work crews slather all over certain neighborhoods in their efforts to cover up graffiti.
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