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September 30, 1990 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"OC Rules" is scratched out and painted over with "Crown Town" along the "Alley of Hell," a back street near Paseo Grande and 6th Street that bears the scars of gang rhetoric. On the alley's walls and fences, Corona's well-established Latino gangs constantly hurl spray-painted insults in a war of words with imperialistic homeboys from Orange County interested in annexing more turf.
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April 14, 1997 | DIANA MARCUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cora Crawford is weary of the misery brought on her neighborhood by yesterday's children. She's tired of the drugs, the random shootings, the gang members who rule her neighborhood after the young children retreat from the day's play. She's tired of the encroaching blight of abandoned homes and barred windows that frame her street. She indulges the community leaders who champion all the good people--like herself--who live in the tight-knit neighborhood known as Desert Highland-Gateway Estates.
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August 11, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
William had had enough. The 33-year-old apartment manager moved here from Los Angeles three months ago after discovering that his teen-age son was involved in a gang and was selling rock cocaine. But his hopes of a new life free of gangs and their influence were soon dispelled. "A tenant told me a guy asked her how much she'd charge if he could sell rock cocaine from her apartment.
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September 4, 1996 | Associated Press
A 5-year-old girl was shot Tuesday after she was caught in the cross-fire between rival gangs, one of which allegedly included her father, authorities said. Priscilla Williams, who was struck in the thigh, was taken to a local hospital, where she is expected to recover from her injuries, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Her father, 23-year-old Greg Williams, was struck numerous times in the upper body and was in serious condition Tuesday evening.
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June 12, 1987 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Police Officer Manny Rodriguez was warned by Palm Springs High School authorities that Elika Staggs was trouble. "They said, 'He's bad; he'll hurt you if he can and he's been booked for attempted murder,' " recalled Detective Rodriguez, 34, who was then a campus officer. "He hated himself and the world." The cop and the kid met a few weeks later in late September, 1985, when Staggs was threatening a group of students and a bus driver with a knife.
NEWS
May 5, 1988
Riverside police vow that a new anti-gang squad will follow drug-dealing street thugs anywhere, until they are driven from gang-ridden neighborhoods and the entire city. The team, activated this week, is a response to growing gang activity and gang-linked crime. "If they give us any excuse to stop them, we'll stop them," Chief Linford L. (Sonny) Richardson said of the gangs, who have set up shop on the city's east side.
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September 4, 1996 | Associated Press
A 5-year-old girl was shot Tuesday after she was caught in the cross-fire between rival gangs, one of which allegedly included her father, authorities said. Priscilla Williams, who was struck in the thigh, was taken to a local hospital, where she is expected to recover from her injuries, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Her father, 23-year-old Greg Williams, was struck numerous times in the upper body and was in serious condition Tuesday evening.
NEWS
July 3, 1988
At least four people were wounded in gang-related shootings at a Fourth of July weekend fair at the Riverside County Raceway, authorities said. Three women and a man were taken to Riverside hospitals, but were not believed to be critically wounded, Sgt. Doug Borden said. It was not immediately known whether any of the victims were gang members. The shootings erupted during a fistfight between gang members at the fair grounds about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Borden said.
NEWS
June 2, 1988
Several incidents of gang-related violence at UC Riverside student dances have caused university officials to call off such functions until the end of the school year while they seek some way to "handle the problem," campus Police Chief William Howe said Wednesday. Cancellation of the remaining "two or three" dances scheduled before the school year ends June 19 came after a brawl erupted during a sorority party on campus last Saturday, Howe said.
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July 4, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An armed Riverside teen-ager killed in a tussle with police was struck by 10 police bullets, including two in the back, according to the Riverside County coroner's office. Neither back wound was fatal, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Tuesday. Riverside police said their preliminary investigation showed Johnny Lozano Jr., 16, was shot Saturday night after pointing a gun at one of two officers who stopped him while on patrol in the Casa Blanca neighborhood.
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October 19, 1995 | Associated Press
Police searched Wednesday for suspects in shootings that left two teen-age boys wounded at a school in Montclair and a teen-age girl wounded outside a school in Banning. Two reputed gang members also were wounded in the Banning incident. Stunned Montclair High School students watched the lunch-hour shooting Tuesday. Police say the gunman was a former student. Lt. Terry Gibson said detectives know the identity of the teen-age gunman, but refused to release his name.
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July 4, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An armed Riverside teen-ager killed in a tussle with police was struck by 10 police bullets, including two in the back, according to the Riverside County coroner's office. Neither back wound was fatal, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Tuesday. Riverside police said their preliminary investigation showed Johnny Lozano Jr., 16, was shot Saturday night after pointing a gun at one of two officers who stopped him while on patrol in the Casa Blanca neighborhood.
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September 30, 1990 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"OC Rules" is scratched out and painted over with "Crown Town" along the "Alley of Hell," a back street near Paseo Grande and 6th Street that bears the scars of gang rhetoric. On the alley's walls and fences, Corona's well-established Latino gangs constantly hurl spray-painted insults in a war of words with imperialistic homeboys from Orange County interested in annexing more turf.
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April 6, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR and SIOK-HIAN TAY-KELLEY, Times Staff Writers and
A 2-year-old Pasadena girl riding with her mother and grandmother was killed in a flurry of gunshots fired into two vehicles carrying adults, teen-agers and children in the Riverside County community of Rubidoux, authorities said. Witnesses said the assailants were gang members. Karina Williams was pronounced dead at Riverside Community Hospital shortly after the Tuesday evening shooting, Sheriff's Lt. Nick Padilla said.
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August 29, 1988 | SHERYL STOLBERG and JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writers
After a particularly bloody weekend of gang violence, about 75 Los Angeles police officers fanned out into the city's Harbor area Sunday night to deter more shootings and invite the parents of gang members to meet with authorities this week. The violence left seven dead and 13 wounded from Inglewood to Riverside. Three of those killings occurred in the Harbor area, the result of two drive-by shootings, one in Wilmington and the other in Harbor City.
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August 11, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
William had had enough. The 33-year-old apartment manager moved here from Los Angeles three months ago after discovering that his teen-age son was involved in a gang and was selling rock cocaine. But his hopes of a new life free of gangs and their influence were soon dispelled. "A tenant told me a guy asked her how much she'd charge if he could sell rock cocaine from her apartment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1988 | SHERYL STOLBERG and JUDY PASTERNAK, Times Staff Writers
After a particularly bloody weekend of gang violence, about 75 Los Angeles police officers fanned out into the city's Harbor area Sunday night to deter more shootings and invite the parents of gang members to meet with authorities this week. The violence left seven dead and 13 wounded from Inglewood to Riverside. Three of those killings occurred in the Harbor area, the result of two drive-by shootings, one in Wilmington and the other in Harbor City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR and SIOK-HIAN TAY-KELLEY, Times Staff Writers and
A 2-year-old Pasadena girl riding with her mother and grandmother was killed in a flurry of gunshots fired into two vehicles carrying adults, teen-agers and children in the Riverside County community of Rubidoux, authorities said. Witnesses said the assailants were gang members. Karina Williams was pronounced dead at Riverside Community Hospital shortly after the Tuesday evening shooting, Sheriff's Lt. Nick Padilla said.
NEWS
July 3, 1988
At least four people were wounded in gang-related shootings at a Fourth of July weekend fair at the Riverside County Raceway, authorities said. Three women and a man were taken to Riverside hospitals, but were not believed to be critically wounded, Sgt. Doug Borden said. It was not immediately known whether any of the victims were gang members. The shootings erupted during a fistfight between gang members at the fair grounds about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Borden said.
NEWS
June 2, 1988
Several incidents of gang-related violence at UC Riverside student dances have caused university officials to call off such functions until the end of the school year while they seek some way to "handle the problem," campus Police Chief William Howe said Wednesday. Cancellation of the remaining "two or three" dances scheduled before the school year ends June 19 came after a brawl erupted during a sorority party on campus last Saturday, Howe said.
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