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May 23, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
Attorney Gloria Allred announced Wednesday that complaints were filed against Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College ,  USC and UC Berkeley , alleging the colleges failed to follow federal laws regarding sex crimes. Allred said the colleges are not properly investigating and reporting sexual assaults on the campuses. “Women from all over this country are demanding that their colleges stop these rapes and sexual assaults from happening,” Allred said.
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NEWS
March 24, 1987
Female arrest rates in California increased by 33.9% during the decade between the mid-1970s and the mid-1980s, while male arrest rates went up only 19.7%, according to the state attorney general's bureau of criminal statistics. A report issued by the bureau said the arrest rate for women in 1976 was 2,137.7 per 100,000 population, while by 1985, it had climbed to 2,862.4 per 100,000.
SPORTS
July 19, 2003 | Rob Fernas, Times Staff Writer
On a typical day in the United States, 8,200 women are battered, 2,345 are raped and 11 are murdered. According to statistics also compiled by law enforcement agencies, domestic violence is the leading cause of serious injury to women ages 18-49, and murder is the leading cause of death for pregnant women in this country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're called "Charlie's Angels," and they're the latest addition to the FBI's local Most Wanted list. Sometimes wearing breezy Hawaiian dresses and clogs, at other times in plain overalls or pants, they are three women who have fast become among the most notorious bank robbers in Southern California. Since April, the three have robbed 11 banks and credit unions in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, federal officials say.
NEWS
January 7, 1991 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Not since legendary outlaw Ma Barker and one of her sons were gunned down here 55 years ago has a local criminal case attracted such worldwide attention. In the past 12 months, eight middle-aged men have been slain while traveling along interstate highways which cut through the hills of north-central Florida. Two other men are missing and presumed dead. The killers may be women. "The possibility that women are involved makes this case unprecedented," says Marion County Sheriff's Capt. Steven A.
NEWS
February 11, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A convicted murderer dubbed the "black widow" for masterminding the slaying of her elderly husband and forging his Social Security checks has been ordered to die in the gas chamber, becoming only the second woman on California's Death Row. June Gravlee, 35, of Tulare, slowly shook her head Friday when a court clerk read the one-word verdict--"death"--for the stabbing and beating death of 71-year-old Andrew Gravlee, who was slain by her brother, Gary Smith, on July 17, 1987.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was quite a show but, as did their small-screen namesakes, Charlie's Angels may just have gotten canceled. FBI agents and Riverside police Thursday arrested three women--saying the three were the women whom agents have tagged with the name of the popular 1970s television show--on suspicion of bank robbery. Tenisha Dawn Norris, 21; Aiesha N. Hewitt, 22; and her sister, Rashida Kamilah Hewitt, 18, were taken into custody without incident at their Riverside apartment complex, said Donald R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
Attorney Gloria Allred announced Wednesday that complaints were filed against Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College ,  USC and UC Berkeley , alleging the colleges failed to follow federal laws regarding sex crimes. Allred said the colleges are not properly investigating and reporting sexual assaults on the campuses. “Women from all over this country are demanding that their colleges stop these rapes and sexual assaults from happening,” Allred said.
NEWS
September 23, 1999 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five California corrections employees have resigned and at least 40 more are under investigation for sexual misconduct with inmates at women's prisons, the state Department of Corrections disclosed Wednesday. One employee resigned after it was alleged that he had fathered an inmate's child. Two other workers quit after they were found to be dating parolees. Another has been placed on administrative leave pending a criminal prosecution for sexual assault, according to the department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2000 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The tearoom at the local branch of a Japanese college has a name that translates as "place of tranquillity, far to the east of Japan." Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute is well east of Japan, but it is far from tranquil. The abduction and rapes of two female students on Nov. 11 have traumatized the campus and upset many in this eastern Washington city. Part of the uproar concerns police response.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was quite a show but, as did their small-screen namesakes, Charlie's Angels may just have gotten canceled. FBI agents and Riverside police Thursday arrested three women--saying the three were the women whom agents have tagged with the name of the popular 1970s television show--on suspicion of bank robbery. Tenisha Dawn Norris, 21; Aiesha N. Hewitt, 22; and her sister, Rashida Kamilah Hewitt, 18, were taken into custody without incident at their Riverside apartment complex, said Donald R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They're called "Charlie's Angels," and they're the latest addition to the FBI's local Most Wanted list. Sometimes wearing breezy Hawaiian dresses and clogs, at other times in plain overalls or pants, they are three women who have fast become among the most notorious bank robbers in Southern California. Since April, the three have robbed 11 banks and credit unions in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, federal officials say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after Burbank police announced the arrest of a convicted sexual predator suspected of raping a woman last month, two more alleged victims have reported sexual assaults by the same man, police said Friday. Daniel Zabuski, 39, was arrested Wednesday at his Canoga Park home on suspicion of raping a Burbank woman he met on the Internet.
NEWS
September 23, 1999 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five California corrections employees have resigned and at least 40 more are under investigation for sexual misconduct with inmates at women's prisons, the state Department of Corrections disclosed Wednesday. One employee resigned after it was alleged that he had fathered an inmate's child. Two other workers quit after they were found to be dating parolees. Another has been placed on administrative leave pending a criminal prosecution for sexual assault, according to the department.
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June 5, 1996 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julianne Williams and Lollie Winans were killed doing what they loved most, their bodies discovered last weekend along the awe-inspiring Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. They had ventured into the wilderness on foot, 80 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., two accomplished hikers who had met last year working as intern guides for hiking tours in the Midwest. They sought nature's beauty. They found something far different.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1990 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than four years ago, Irene Avila faced every parent's worst nightmare: the violent death of one of her children. Beginning this week, Avila must relive the horror surrounding the slaying of her 17-year-old daughter. She hopes that this time the nightmare finally will be laid to rest. In Pasadena Superior Court this week, Karen Severson and Laura Doyle, both 22, will go on trial for the slaying of their childhood friend, Michele (Missy) Avila.
NEWS
May 14, 1989 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
They call themselves Sisters in Crime, but the dozen women gathered in a West Hollywood bookshop weren't up to anything more nefarious than promoting the interests of women mystery writers. The national Sisters in Crime organization was founded three years ago by Sara Paretsky, a successful Chicago-based writer of hard-boiled mysteries. Although women have written some of the greatest mysteries of all time, Paretsky and others believed women mystery writers were being given short shrift, particularly by reviewers for influential publications that have a major impact on sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Navy criminal investigators are looking into allegations that three women were sexually assaulted or harassed by fellow members of a squadron that tests weapons at the Navy base, officials said Monday. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has interviewed more than two dozen people during the three-week probe into allegations of inappropriate grabbing, fondling and comments over a period of months at Point Mugu's detachment of the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 9.
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