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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1991
These Los Angeles Police Department figures show the number of reported crimes by precinct from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.
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February 4, 2014 | By David Ng
In 1989, actor Chazz Palminteri debuted his one-man show "A Bronx Tale" at a small theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. The modest play would later catch the attention of Robert De Niro, who turned it into a movie, which in turn helped to propel Palminteri's screen career. In May, Palminteri is set to debut a new play at another small theater in L.A. "Unorganized Crime," written by Kenny D'Aquila, will open at the Elephant Theatre in Hollywood's Theatre Row on May 1 for a three-week run through May 25. Preview performances are scheduled to begin April 26. "Unorganized Crime," which will be directed by David Fofi, tells the story of Gino (D'Aquila)
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NEWS
May 13, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the intersection of Florence and Normandie, where television cameras caught the violent early moments of the Los Angeles riots, the 8-Trey Gangster Crips have established their stronghold. From this corner, where trucker Reginald O. Denny was brutally beaten, the loose affiliation of about 350 gang members claims an impoverished territory that runs roughly from Gage Avenue on the North to Manchester Avenue on the South and from Van Ness Avenue on the West to Vermont Avenue on the East.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
With the first quarter of 2013 in the books, crime in Los Angeles is continuing its decade-long decline, according to statistics released Friday. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced the notable gains at a press conference that served as a swan song for the mayor, who will leave office this summer after being termed out. More than anything else, the continued drop in crime has been a reliable, powerful success for the mayor to trumpet throughout his time in office.
NEWS
April 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
Seven American cities recorded more than one fourth of all murders in the United States, the FBI said Sunday in releasing its preliminary crime report for 1990. Six of the seven cities saw more murders last year than in 1989. The exception was Detroit, where there were 582 killings, or 42 fewer than in the year before. According to 1990 Census figures, the seven cities account for slightly less than 7.5% of the U.S. population.
NEWS
January 30, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now and then, when a dark mood strikes, Kevin Toshima returns to the Westwood Village street where his older sister was killed and tries to envision the last moments of one of Los Angeles' most famous innocent bystanders. He thinks about how Karen never saw the young South L.A. gunman who fired twice into a crowd of Saturday night strollers 10 years ago today while trying to shoot a rival gangster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2012 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Even since the economy began stalling several years ago, there have been dire warnings that crime would rise. But in Southern California, crime continues its long decline despite the weak economy. Indeed, 2011 brought new worries about a "double dip recession," yet streets in many parts of the region were the safest they've been in decades. The trend continues to puzzle some criminologists but has reinforced the view of many in law enforcement that factors other than the economy determine the rise or fall of crime.
OPINION
July 11, 2011 | Jim Newton
By almost every measure, Los Angeles police are succeeding: Crime is down, public confidence up, and police who were once reviled in many neighborhoods get far more respect. So it's particularly strange that assaults against police officers, rather than falling along with crime, instead have shot up. In the first half of 2010, the LAPD recorded 68 serious assaults against police; so far this year, that total is 105. That's discouraging because the number had dropped significantly in 2010, and police were hoping that was the beginning of a long-term trend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2002 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The city of Los Angeles experienced a second year of increases in homicides, as well as jumps in other categories of violent and property crimes, according to 2001 statistics released Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department. Figures showed that 584 people were killed citywide over the past year, an increase of about 6% from 2000, when 551 people were slain, and about 37% above the 1999 level. Last year's total was half the record high of 1,096, set in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2001 | MILTON CARRERO GALARZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 11:15 a.m., and Gabriel Montoya sits calmly on a MacArthur Park bench staring at the group of crack dealers who control the south side of the lake. By noon, Montoya, who has visited the park for the last 18 years, will have seen a woman run around the park naked after getting her crack fix; a man casually urinate on the grass bordering Alvarado Street; and two men threatening to fight in front of him. Nothing out of the ordinary for a Friday morning in this park, he says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2001 | DALONDO MOULTRIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of Highland Park worried that an abandoned property near Garvanza Elementary School was being used for illegal activities, so they sought a way to make the neighborhood safer. On Thursday, the property, an abandoned house at 312 N. Avenue 62, was demolished by Los Angeles city workers as a "nuisance property." City Councilman Nick Pacheco, who arranged for the property to be boarded and fenced before demolition, and City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2001 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks and City Councilman Nick Pacheco met with about 500 Boyle Heights residents Saturday to pledge their support for a community-policing project. Community leaders, motivated in part by the drive-by shooting death of a 10-year-old Boyle Heights girl in October 2000, developed the one-year pilot program and presented it to city officials at Dolores Mission Catholic Church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Crime reports in Los Angeles' public housing projects have climbed 21%, while the number of Housing Authority police officers has declined and many areas have no patrols for 12 hours at a time, city officials said Monday. The problem has prompted City Council President Alex Padilla to call for an examination of the authority's police deployment practices. "The resources we are giving the Housing Authority projects are insufficient," Padilla said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2001 | BETH SHUSTER and SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The two Los Angeles mayoral rivals held dueling news conferences Thursday morning to discuss their differing crime agendas--one emphasized suppression while the other talked about prevention. City Atty. James K. Hahn, standing outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor station, announced a new lawsuit aimed at curbing gang activity in Wilmington.
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