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September 15, 2006 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors on Thursday said they recently learned of a second allegation of domestic violence against a Los Angeles city firefighter accused of killing a female acquaintance. Prosecutors, in court papers, said that during a recent interview, Melissa Dale told investigators that her then-husband, Capt. David Jaime Del Toro, had hit her on numerous occasions in the 1990s. Dale told them that Del Toro, now 50, tried to burn her with a lighted cigarette in 1997, then punched her in the face.
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October 3, 2008 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
To those who live in the hills above Eagle Rock -- iconoclasts and eccentrics, many of them artists and "day sleepers" and people who drop Samuel Beckett lines casually into conversation -- the grassy lot at the end of the main drag was never much of a mystery. Road workers created it 75 years ago when they lopped off part of a hill. Left behind was an awkward triangle of land wedged between Colorado Boulevard and a cliff, which routinely cast off rocks so porous they crumbled in your hand.
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July 10, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Highland Park and Eagle Rock parents is fuming over the loss of a local YMCA child-care center, which officials closed because of dwindling resources and the lack of an appropriate site. At least 35 children who attended the Eagle Rock center will be displaced when the after-school program fails to open in the fall. Many of the children attend the YMCA's summer day camp, which ends Aug. 29 and is not expected to reopen next summer.
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December 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 40-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly choking his brother to death during a fight, authorities said. Randall Rogers, 37, was found dead about 8:40 p.m. Friday, authorities said. His brother, Darren, was being held in lieu of $1-million bail.
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July 25, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The news was staggering for these Eagle Rock and Highland Park parents: An anonymous donor had stepped forward and offered $100,000 to reopen a YMCA branch and its child-care center that is scheduled to close because of financial problems. But their elation turned to frustration this week when YMCA officials said parents need to raise $25,000 in the next three weeks to help match the donation.
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September 16, 1999
Occidental College was awarded a $399,654 grant to help revitalize the neighborhood near its campus. The grant is part of $7.5 million distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to 22 colleges in 16 states, said HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo. The grant will help the college provide local communities with social programs.
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March 1, 1997 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The idea of photographing a particular geographic area during one 24-hour period started on a grand scale with the 1981 coffee-table book "A Day in the Life of Australia" and was followed by books on Canada, the former Soviet Union, China, the United States and other countries. A much more intimate portrayal is being planned for March 8. It's a day in the life of Eagle Rock. Well, technically it's titled "Eagle Rock Snap Shot."
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August 6, 1997
A YMCA child care program slated to close was granted a temporary reprieve after parents protested that they didn't have time to find alternatives for their children. The Eagle Rock after-school program, which officials had planned to close in the fall, will run from Labor Day to Oct. 31. The program was scheduled to be shut down because of a lack of funds and the need for a new site.
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June 15, 1988
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and Councilman Richard Alatorre pledged Tuesday to find city funds or help raise private money to buy the 50-foot landmark boulder from which Eagle Rock gets its name. Alatorre and an aide to the mayor made the offer to about 50 community residents who came to a City Hall hearing Tuesday to oppose a developer's plan to build a two-story apartment house on land next to the rock.
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September 2, 1988
A plan to build a two-story apartment building near the 50-foot boulder from which Eagle Rock gets its name was rejected Thursday by the Los Angeles Planning Commission. The commission voted 3-0 against granting a zone change to Fred Heim, who owns the 2.6-acre lot on which the rock stands. Community activists have fought development of the land, saying it would obscure views of the imposing rock that gives the small community its identity.
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November 16, 2006 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
IT'S taken 10 years, but the prediction seems to have finally come true. Eagle Rock really is the next Silver Lake. In a space that was once a newspaper distribution center, there is now SW Hill Country -- a country-western shop that sells Wrangler jeans and plays Roy Rogers movies during business hours. A rundown house that used to hawk used cars is transforming into Larkin's -- a contemporary soul food joint.
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September 15, 2006 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors on Thursday said they recently learned of a second allegation of domestic violence against a Los Angeles city firefighter accused of killing a female acquaintance. Prosecutors, in court papers, said that during a recent interview, Melissa Dale told investigators that her then-husband, Capt. David Jaime Del Toro, had hit her on numerous occasions in the 1990s. Dale told them that Del Toro, now 50, tried to burn her with a lighted cigarette in 1997, then punched her in the face.
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August 25, 2006 | Peter Hong, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles judge Thursday reduced bail for a city fire captain accused of killing a female acquaintance. David Jaime Del Toro, 50, was charged with murdering Jennifer Teresa Flores, 42, whose nude body was found on a street about one mile from Del Toro's Eagle Rock home. Detectives found Flores' blood on Del Toro's truck and at his house.
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October 22, 2002 | George Ramos, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles planning officer on Monday rejected a plan to tear down a bowling alley in Eagle Rock and replace it with a self-storage business, saying that proponents had not convinced him that another self-serve storage business was needed in the area.
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September 16, 1999
Occidental College was awarded a $399,654 grant to help revitalize the neighborhood near its campus. The grant is part of $7.5 million distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to 22 colleges in 16 states, said HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo. The grant will help the college provide local communities with social programs.
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September 3, 1997
Up to 24 children from Eagle Rock and Highland Park will be bused to South Pasadena today so that they can continue to participate in an after-school program run by the YMCA. The busing became necessary after their neighborhood YMCA closed, leaving many parents in those northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods scrambling for an alternative. But some parents remain frustrated. "I am upset and depressed about it," said Richard Bentley, whose daughter Hope, 6, is in the after-school child-care program.
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December 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 40-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly choking his brother to death during a fight, authorities said. Randall Rogers, 37, was found dead about 8:40 p.m. Friday, authorities said. His brother, Darren, was being held in lieu of $1-million bail.
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August 9, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's official: Eagle Rock, that beak-nosed sandstone landmark of the community of the same name, is about to go public. The new role for the old rock came about with a Los Angeles City Council vote on Tuesday to pay $699,000 to the rock's owner to settle a lawsuit he had filed against the city. With payment, the city Recreation and Parks Department will take possession of the rock and 2.5 acres of surrounding land from its current owner, Frederic A.
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August 6, 1997
A YMCA child care program slated to close was granted a temporary reprieve after parents protested that they didn't have time to find alternatives for their children. The Eagle Rock after-school program, which officials had planned to close in the fall, will run from Labor Day to Oct. 31. The program was scheduled to be shut down because of a lack of funds and the need for a new site.
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July 25, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The news was staggering for these Eagle Rock and Highland Park parents: An anonymous donor had stepped forward and offered $100,000 to reopen a YMCA branch and its child-care center that is scheduled to close because of financial problems. But their elation turned to frustration this week when YMCA officials said parents need to raise $25,000 in the next three weeks to help match the donation.
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