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December 27, 1998
As mayor of Gardena, I must take strong exception to the overall tone of "Living by Casinos, Losing by Casinos" (Dec. 14), which portrayed Gardena as a moribund town whose past and future are dependent solely upon the success or failure of card clubs. The burden of our current financial condition cannot be placed on the card clubs. The current City Council has tackled our fiscal situation and is developing a strategic plan that will not only address our financial health but also help ensure the quality of life for our community.
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SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After having eight players sign letters of intent last month, Gardena Serra still has plenty of talent left for the upcoming football season. Seniors Rasheem Green (lineman) and John Houston (Pac-12) have been offered scholarships by numerous schools from the Pac-12 and SEC. Running back Malik Roberson, who missed last season with a knee injury, is being recruited by UCLA, Arizona State and Nebraska. Defensive lineman Corey Adolphus has been offered from Washington State, San Jose State and San Diego State.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are helping with the investigation of a man's fatal shooting by Gardena police officers, officials said Monday. The shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, when officers responded to a robbery call at a drug store in the 15700 block of Western Avenue, the sheriff's department said. En route to the scene of the robbery, which police were told involved a stolen bicycle, an officer in the 1600 block of Redondo Beach Boulevard spotted two men on bicycles coming from the direction of the robbery.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Gardena Serra's defending Southern Section Division 3 baseball championship team will have two of the best outfielders anywhere in Marcus Wilson and Denz'l Chapman, but lack of pitching could be a big problem. Solomon Bates, the Cavaliers' ace from last season, transferred to Oaks Hills, and that's going to create a big roadblock for Serra. Serra won't be lacking in hitters. Wilson, who hit a home run last season at Dodger Stadium, is one of the Southland's top pro prospecrts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A man shot and killed by Gardena police officers was identified Monday as 34-year-old Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino. Diaz-Zeferino, whose city of residence was not immediately available, was shot about 2:30 a.m., when officers responded to a robbery call at a drug store in the 15700 block of Western Avenue, the L.A. County Sheriff's  Department said. En route to the scene of the robbery, which police were told involved a bicycle, an officer in the 1600 block of Redondo Beach Boulevard spotted two men on bicycles coming from the direction of the robbery.
REAL ESTATE
February 4, 1990
Your article on the city of Gardena (At Home, Jan. 21, by Evelyn De Wolfe) only presented one view of the city. While the city is approximately ethnically balanced, there is not a great deal of positive interaction among all the ethnicities. I should know. I have been through the junior high school and high school, and there is quite a lot of racial tension among the students. The city is no longer an ideal place to raise a family, as the city has few "family-oriented" activities.
NEWS
March 26, 1987
The City Council voted unanimously to transfer control of the city cable television franchise from Group W Cable to Paragon Communications, a partnership formed by American Television and Communications Corp. and Houston Industries Inc. In a report to the council, City Manager Ken Landau said the Colorado-based firm owns and operates cable television systems under 129 franchises serving 500,000 subscribers in seven states.
SPORTS
March 1, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Dushone Brown made two game-changing three-point field goals in the fourth quarter and finished with 20 points to help sixth-seeded Gardena knock off top-seeded Granada Hills Kennedy, 55-47, in the City Section Division II boys' basketball final Friday night at Roybal. Brown's three-pointer with 6 minutes 4 seconds left gave Gardena (17-13) a 41-32 lead. When Kennedy (27-7) closed to within 44-40 with two minutes left, Brown delivered another three-pointer to end the Golden Cougars' momentum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Gardena City Councilwoman Rachel Johnson has joined the list of those running to replace school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. In Gardena, Johnson first was elected city clerk before being appointed to fill out a council term. She has since won two full terms on the council, most recently in 2011. She also has been a Los Angeles Unified elementary instructor for more than 30 years. She currently teaches kindergarten at Purche Avenue Elementary School in Gardena.
NEWS
July 24, 1986
A two-year rate increase for residential trash pickup was approved Tuesday by the City Council. Monthly rates of $6.25 charged by Browning Ferris Industries will be increased to $6.85, retroactive to July 1. In July, 1987, rates will increase to $7.12. Homeowners will be charged the new trash collection fee on their annual property tax bills in December. Browning Ferris Industries cited rising landfill and labor costs as reasons for the increase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Eight people were injured in a bus accident in Gardena on Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The accident occurred just after 7 a.m. at the intersection of El Segundo Boulevard and Western Avenue.  About eight people in the city bus received minor injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals, fire officials said. Gardena Police Department did not immediately have details about the crash, such as which direction the bus was heading or what led to the crash.
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
National signing day could not have gone better for USC. New Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff closed with a flourish as three top Southland players announced Wednesday that they would become Trojans. Bellflower St. John Bosco lineman Damien Mama, Gardena Serra cornerback and receiver Adoree' Jackson and Long Beach Poly receiver and defensive back John "Juju" Smith said during news conferences at their schools that they were headed to USC. Euphoria pulsated through USC's McKay Center and on Trojans-related message boards as the announcements were made.
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Scott Altenberg won't be winning any UCLA alumni awards any time soon. Altenberg, a UCLA graduate who is the football coach at Gardena Serra High, wins a lot of football games but can't seem to deliver to Bruins fans what they want - his star players in powder blue and gold. Altenberg's father, Kurt, caught one of most famous game-winning touchdown passes in UCLA history to beat USC, 20-16, in 1965. But what has Scott Altenberg done for us lately, Bruins fans want to know. Their complaining hit a fever pitch Wednesday when yet another blue-chip prospect, wide receiver and defensive back Adoree' Jackson, picked USC over UCLA.
SPORTS
January 22, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 First place in the Del Rey League was on the line on Wednesday, and the Gardena Serra duo of Jason Richardson and Ron Freeman came through in a 71-70 victory over Bishop Montgomery. Richardson scored 23 points and Freeman had 21. Justin Bibbins tried to give Bishop Montgomery the victory, but his last-second shot failed to connect. Serra improved to 13-6 overall and 2-0 in league. Bishop Montgomery dropped to 17-3 and 2-1. In the Trinity League, Orange Lutheran knocked off St. John Bosco, 62-55.
SPORTS
January 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The NFL mock drafts have begun to come out, and it's looking good for former players from Gardena Serra and Loyola. Linebacker Anthony Barr, from Loyola and UCLA, is tabbed as the No. 3 pick in a mock draft from NFL.com . Two players from Serra, receivers Marqise Lee and Paul Richardson, are picked at No. 16 and No. 23. Lee played at USC and Richardson at Colorado.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Stanley Norman, a standout junior receiver-defensive back from Culver City, appears headed to Gardena Serra. He has filled out enrollment papers for Serra and is expected to transfer by the start of the new semester next week. Coach Scott Altenberg said he has heard of Norman's intentions but must wait to see if he shows up next week. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
February 7, 1993
Regarding James Flanigan's column headlined "Using Gambling as a Source of Revenue Is a Sucker's Bet" (Jan. 13). I'd like to suggest that he review the financial records of the City of Gardena from 1936 to about 1982. He would discover that it was a small, agricultural-based community with a couple thousand people, poor roads and no city facilities to speak of. The first legal poker club opened in 1935 or '36. For almost 50 years since, card club license fees and taxes were a major source of the city's revenue.
NEWS
October 16, 1986
The City Council voted unanimously to approve a deed restriction on Village Mobile Home Park at 17100 Gramercy Place that guarantees that the property will continue to be used as a mobile home community for 20 years. Last November the council approved its first bond issue to help tenants buy the park. In exchange for selling the site to the city, the park owners--a group of South Bay doctors and businessmen--received 6.5 acres of city-owned land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2014 | By Howard Blume
Gardena City Councilwoman Rachel Johnson has joined the list of those running to replace school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. In Gardena, Johnson first was elected city clerk before being appointed to fill out a council term. She has since won two full terms on the council, most recently in 2011. She also has been a Los Angeles Unified elementary instructor for more than 30 years. She currently teaches kindergarten at Purche Avenue Elementary School in Gardena.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
When West Hills Chaminade High kicker Ben Kreitenberg booted a 27-yard game-winning field goal Friday night as time expired to hand Gardena Serra its first defeat, 38-35, in the Western Division final, he didn't even see the ball go through the uprights. "Oh my gosh, it was insane," Kreitenberg said. "I was face-first on the ground tackled by Bar Milo . " Milo is Chaminde's 280-pound offensive tackle who had promised Kreitenberg, "If you ever make a game-winning field goal, I'm going to tackle you. " The celebration pile grew larger and larger, with Kreitenberg on the bottom.
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