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.
March 3, 1985
Scott Co. of California, a mechanical contracting firm based in Oakland, has purchased five industrial buildings totaling 60,000 square feet at 14825 S. Avalon Blvd., Gardena, for more than $1.6 million from Smith International. The Klabin Co. of Inglewood represented Scott Co., and Coldwell Banker represented Smith.
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 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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2014 |
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.