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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1996 | KELLY DAVID
In response to calls from Oak Park residents for better law enforcement, the Ventura County sheriff has assigned a full-time crime prevention officer to the small, unincorporated area. Although Oak Park has one of the lowest crime rates in the county, residents have long complained that their neighborhoods are under-patrolled by sheriff's deputies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1996 | ED BOND and KATE FOLMAR
A grass-roots anti-crime group, Mad About Rising Crime, sponsored a "Join the Winning Team" community festival Saturday in Northridge that drew about 3,000 people, organizers said. Los Angeles Police Chief Willie Williams and state Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) spoke at the event, which also included performances by local high school bands, drill teams and cheerleaders. "It went better than we expected," said Joe Sands, a spokesman for MARC.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
Concerned over mounting violent crime, a Woodland Hills homeowners group has organized a meeting tonight with the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss crime prevention. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Pacific Lodge Boy's Home, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Guest speaker will be LAPD Senior Lead Officer Steve Kegley and Capt. Valentino P. Paniccia, both of the West Valley Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995 | MARY F. POLS
The next meeting of the Thousand Oaks Crime Prevention Task Force, scheduled for Thursday, will focus on youth programs and outreach. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at the East County Sheriff's Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Members of the task force hope to solicit ideas from local youths on what type of recreational programs they would prefer. The group also will discuss rehabilitation programs for drug-addicted teen-agers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
To help senior citizens protect themselves from crime, a workshop giving tips for preventing attacks, burglary and other threats will be held June 22. The workshop, sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Aging, will focus on ways to guard against assaults, unlawful entry, elder abuse and fire. Information will also be available on how to respond to an emergency, how victims are emotionally affected by crime and how counseling may help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1995
I want to thank Voices and Noel Anenberg for "Unfairly Drafted in the War on Crime" (Gripe, June 3). As a longtime loyal customer of Orville's Original Donuts, the store Anenberg apparently referred to, and as a lawyer who over the last 15 months has tried to help them and other minority "Moms and Pops," I have become totally disillusioned with the manner in which our city officials operate--their blatant violations of due process and total disregard for...
NEWS
December 4, 1994 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serious crime was 13% lower in Los Angeles in the first six months of 1994 than it was during the same period last year, while the nation as a whole experienced a much smaller 3% decrease, the FBI reported. Not only did the decline in Los Angeles outpace that of the rest of the nation, it was notably greater than the average 6% drop recorded for cities of more than 1 million residents. The semiannual decline nationally followed annual decreases of 2% in 1993 and 3% in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1994 | STEVE RYFLE
The Glendale City Council honored the Glendale Galleria this week for crime prevention programs. The mall, its private security force and the Glendale Police Department were honored with a proclamation by the City Council for maintaining a low crime rate at the mall and for sponsoring such crime prevention efforts as a child fingerprinting program, the Glendale Youth Boxing Program and police recruitment.
NEWS
October 27, 1994 | LISA O'NEILL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's not exactly "America's Most Wanted." But once a month, Glendora Police Officer Brian Summers heads over to the local Cablevision studio to powder his face, assume Peter Jennings' posture and tape "The Police Report," a 30-minute public access show that will air repeatedly throughout the next month. Sitting at a bare table and reading his script from papers in front of him, Summers bemoans the lack of a TelePrompTer while his cameraman, Sgt. Al Wadham, admonishes him to "sparkle. Sparkle."
NEWS
October 6, 1994 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The watchdog Little Hoover Commission has urged Gov. Pete Wilson and the Legislature to make crime prevention their top strategy in seeking to turn the tide of violent juvenile crime in California. In a 158-page report issued Tuesday at the conclusion of a seven-month study, the bipartisan commission recommended the creation of an agency that would consolidate the state's juvenile crime-fighting programs and increase the coordination at the state and local levels.
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