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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1988
The column "Sanctuary for the Undocumented: Above the Law, but Faithful to a Higher Authority," by Fathers Gregory Boyle, Luis Olivares and Michael Kennedy (Op-Ed Page, Sept. 21) was a brilliant and concrete exposition of the dilemma in the conscience of a person when human law conflicts with values coming from God and church. Especially in serious life issues the question arises: Who is the ultimate guide in my life when there is a conflict in values. For the believer the answer must be God and church.
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June 16, 2009 | Rich Connell
Los Angeles City Atty.-elect Carmen Trutanich announced Monday he had recruited teams of volunteer lawyers, homeowners, educators and others to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the sprawling government law office he takes over July 1. The working groups will develop "an action plan to restructure and reform the office of the city attorney to better serve the people," Trutanich said in a statement. Among other topics, the examination will cover anti-gang programs, public integrity enforcement, how the office is administered and a new unit of professional investigators that Trutanich wants to create.
OPINION
June 11, 2003
After reading "The Care He Has Given Returns to Ailing Priest" (June 7), the inspiring front-page article on Father Gregory Boyle and Homeboy Industries, I am convinced that the best way to bring about peace in the Middle East is to send them there to teach what it means to get along with your fellow man. If anybody could do it, they could! Joanne E. Sargeant Glendale The moving story of the flood of affection coming to Father Boyle in his time of illness should be a strong message to all of us. Only love can conquer hate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1999
Corporate sponsors and local residents have raised nearly $300,000 to reopen a gutted Boyle Heights bakery that provided work and job training for former gang members, officials said Thursday. Homeboy Bakery, which employed 11 ex-gang members, closed last month after an electrical fire caused more than $40,000 in damage to the bakery's front office and packaging area.
NEWS
May 15, 1994
A daylong workshop will seek to help staff members and volunteers address the issue of ethics in the nonprofit sector. "Are We Still the Good Guys? Ethics and the Nonprofit Sector" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St.
OPINION
August 11, 2004
Re "The Scars of Graffiti," editorial, Aug. 9: Father Gregory Boyle's decision to close down Homeboy Industries' graffiti-removal program is sadly understandable. Who can put young men in front of drive-by firing squads and not pull back? Young men killing young men in a nightmare game of tag is not acceptable and yet has continued for generations. This is terrorism, not some villain hiding in a cave, but a toxic stew of poverty and ignorance and fear. We have not even come close to ending the unholy war of youth against youth in our city.
BOOKS
August 18, 2002 | TOM HAYDEN, Tom Hayden chaired a state Senate task force on gang violence prevention. He teaches a course on gangs at Occidental College and is writing a book on the subject.
Ten thousand deaths, nearly all African American and Latino young men, is the body count of Los Angeles gang violence in the last two decades, but when was the last time anyone read a headline declaring, "Death Toll in Gang Conflicts Reaches 10,000, Government Proposes Peace Strategy"? Given the silence and disregard concerning these casualties, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that gang deaths are deemed lesser deaths than law-abiding ones. Some people even shrug them off as deserved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN
Father Gregory J. Boyle, the Catholic priest famous for his efforts to help Los Angeles youth stay out of gangs, will speak in Oxnard on Wednesday about his experiences. Boyle heads Jobs for a Future, an employment referral center for youth in East Los Angeles. Peter Martinez, a senior deputy probation officer with Ventura County's Correction Services Agency, said he hopes the talk will help Oxnard residents learn more about who is at risk.
OPINION
June 30, 2002
Orange County in recent years has made significant progress in developing programs in the law enforcement and educational communities to help troubled youth and reduce gang activity and violence. The Orange County Human Relations Commission deserves credit for encouraging this work through its long-standing practice of honoring schools and police departments that make solid contributions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1999
The Comedy Club in Hollywood is donating the proceeds from every Sunday night show in December to help reopen a Boyle Heights bakery that has provided training and paychecks to ex-gang members. The Homeboy Bakery, which employed 11 former gang members, closed in October after an electrical fire caused an estimated $40,000 in damage.
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