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March 23, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hate crimes in Los Angeles became more brutal and frequent in 1992, while racially motivated incidents shot up substantially from the year before, county officials reported Monday. The 13th annual County Human Relations Commission hate crimes report documented a record 736 incidents in 1992, up 11% from 1991. African-Americans and gay men were the top two targets of hate crimes. Racially motivated hate crimes increased by nearly 24%, while crimes related to sexual orientation and religion decreased slightly.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hate crimes in Los Angeles became more brutal and frequent in 1992, while racially motivated incidents shot up substantially from the year before, county officials reported Monday. The 13th annual County Human Relations Commission hate crimes report documented a record 736 incidents in 1992, up 11% from 1991. African-Americans and gay men were the top two targets of hate crimes. Racially motivated hate crimes increased by nearly 24%, while crimes related to sexual orientation and religion decreased slightly.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than a decade, Bunny Nightwalker Hatcher has waged a war she knows she cannot win. A consultant for the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, Hatcher has gone toe-to-toe with the bigotry and ignorance that have fueled an increase in hate crimes in Los Angeles County over the last eight years. Despite her efforts, her foes persevere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than a decade, Bunny Nightwalker Hatcher has waged a war she knows she cannot win. A consultant for the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, Hatcher has gone toe-to-toe with the bigotry and ignorance that have fueled an increase in hate crimes in Los Angeles County over the last eight years. Despite her efforts, her foes persevere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1989
The July 3 firebombing of a Northridge home where Buddhist services were held was a "hate crime" motivated by religious or racial prejudice, a report presented Monday to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission concluded. Pradit and Pachri Phongpharnich and their two children escaped unharmed after three firebombs were thrown at their house on Yolanda Avenue, authorities said. The roof was badly damaged. No suspects have been identified.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991
The Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission has decided that the Alhambra school districts do not need outside help to deal with racial tension among students. The commission had considered intervening after Asian and Latino parents complained that Alhambra High School District officials ignored the seriousness of two fights, possibly racially motivated, last school year at San Gabriel High School.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 1999
We have an enormous public health problem in Los Angeles with street people, day laborers and assorted others "doing it" because of inadequate facilities, ignorance and anger. Now we have Dennis Dugan, Adam Sandler and Columbia Pictures "promoting it" with their witless billboards for "Big Daddy," apparently driven by an absence of taste and common sense and an abundance of greed. Now we even have The Times "encouraging it" by publication of the film ads and gratuitous publicity, most recently the interview with Dugan (Whatever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1993
The Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission has started a rumor hot line to receive information about racial tension and related issues. By calling 1-800-2GO-TALK, county residents can hear an explanatory message and then record rumors about racial problems and similar kinds of concerns. Commission staff will attempt to verify reported rumors and call back those who leave their names and numbers, said Eugene Mornell, the commission's executive director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993
Los Angeles County supervisors must make $600 million in cuts to balance the county's $13.1-billion budget. Supervisors have scheduled 15 days of hearings and deliberations to help determine what services to cut. AT ISSUE The proposed budget calls for more than 5,000 layoffs and at least $215 million in wage and benefit concessions opposed by the coalition of 13 unions representing most of the county's 80,000 rank-and-file workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1993
Los Angeles religious and civic leaders will hold a summit Thursday to discuss barriers to healing racial divisions in the city. Sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition to Heal L.A., the conference at Holman United Methodist Church comes at a time of anticipation and concern as the federal trial of four Los Angeles police officers charged with violating the civil rights of Rodney G. King continues.
NEWS
July 16, 1993 | BEA MAXWELL
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles will receive more than $200,000 raised June 11-13 at Knott's Berry Farm. The weekend event featured the Childrens Hospital International Music and Entertainment (CHIME) Festival presented by Lou Adler. * ACLU Foundation of Southern California netted $25,000 at its 34th annual garden party on June 13 at the home of Betty and Stanley K. Sheinbaum. The event honored Paul Conrad, Rabbi Laura Geller, Stewart Kwoh, the Rev.
NEWS
August 15, 1993
The county Human Relations Commission has reactivated a rumor hot line to answer questions about racial tensions or other problems related to the Reginald O. Denny trial. "If someone has a rumor, we'll verify it and get back to them," said the commission's executive director, Eugene S. Mornell.
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