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August 20, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to soothe fears that rogue officers are rampant in the Los Angeles Police Department, Police Chief Willie L. Williams met with community leaders Saturday to assure them that he will not tolerate activity such as that described in the recently disclosed Mark Fuhrman tapes. Williams told the 75 people in attendance that he was concerned about the community's reactions to the Fuhrman tapes, in which the former LAPD detective described in graphic detail a bloody police beating.
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April 17, 1996 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Hey, what are all those Thousand Oaks big shots doing behind bars? It's not what you might think. Several dozen community and business leaders took part in a "Jailathon" on Tuesday, a two-day fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society at Los Robles Bank in Westlake. The event ends this afternoon. The Jailathon has "parole officers," actually community figures, physically handcuff about 10 of their friends and bring them down to a makeshift jail. Sheriff's Cmdr.
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August 30, 2003 | Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of two Southeast Los Angeles County community groups called for an investigation Friday into two incidents of tire slashing that they suspect may be retaliation for their success in temporarily ending police checkpoints in Maywood. Speaking outside the Bell Police Department, about 10 members of L.A. Metro Organizing Strategy and Comite Pro Uno said the incidents happened two days after a meeting at which the victims had been prominent speakers. Hundreds of people met Aug. 20 at St.
OPINION
January 28, 1996 | Xandra Kayden, Xandra Kayden, a political scientist at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Research, is writing a book on the political structure of Los Angeles. She is the author of "Surviving Power" (Free Press.)
Los Angeles remains racially tense. But the reason isn't racism. It's the anger that results from a lack of empowerment. Indeed, the real danger today is that a sense of lost empowerment is felt everywhere, including on the wealthier, mostly white Westside. To many, the strain between Mayor Richard Riordan and the city's black leadership typifies how little has been done since the 1992 riots to make racial peace.
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February 22, 1996 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the fervor of an old-time revival meeting, religious, political and community leaders filled a South-Central Los Angeles church Wednesday to push for prevention programs as an important, but increasingly overlooked, weapon in the uphill battle against escalating gang violence.
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December 28, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A meeting of community and city leaders will be held this week to discuss the implications of a possible move by the Los Angeles Rams out of Anaheim, Mayor Tom Daly said Monday. Daly said he has asked about 30 people to attend the private meeting after hearing concerns from the community about the team's possible departure. The meeting will be held Wednesday morning at Anaheim Stadium.
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August 7, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Los Angeles planning official Friday refused to grant a permit for a Pacoima restaurant to serve alcohol after community leaders opposed the request, saying it would add to a heavy concentration of liquor outlets along Van Nuys Boulevard. City Councilman Richard Alarcon and Police Capt. Tim McBride were among those who attended a hearing at the Van Nuys Woman's Club Friday morning.
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December 7, 2007 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Jewish and Asian American leaders, whose communities represent nearly 20% of Los Angeles County's population, are trying to forge friendships in hopes of combating such chronic issues as racism and stereotyping.
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March 25, 1993 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Weekly prayer meetings are being held in a hotel. A city councilman has taken to playing basketball so he can talk to young men between jump shots about the need for cool heads. Ministers and council members are helping the Brotherhood Crusade set up a food and emergency aid tent, and the city held a candlelight peace march last weekend.
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August 12, 1990 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though a federal appeals court has stayed creation of a new Latino-majority supervisorial district in Los Angeles County, community leaders remain locked in talks to determine a unity candidate who could become the first Latino on the powerful Board of Supervisors.
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