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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.
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.
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.
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.
July 3, 2004 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
With a new twist on an old tactic, the Los Angeles city attorney's office has won a permanent injunction against the infamous 18th Street gang, barring members from recruiting young people. "We need to find new ways to cut off membership," City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo said. The injunction, which covers gang members in neighborhoods around Wilshire Boulevard in the mid-city area, was signed this week by Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 30, 2009 | Joanna Lin
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday awarded its annual civic medal of honor to Thomas V. McKernan, chief executive and president of the Automobile Club of Southern California and Auto Club Enterprises. First awarded in 2003, the civic medal of honor is given to non-elected civic leaders who are dedicated to community and public service, said George Kieffer, a member of the selection committee that includes a few past recipients and other citizens.
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