CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 |
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.
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.
March 1, 2013 |
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.
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.
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.
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.