February 8, 2013 |
Get ready for an invasion of private jets arriving from Lexington, Ky.; Durham, N.C.; Gainesville, Fla.; and elsewhere carrying college basketball coaches hoping to woo a growing group of talented guards from the high school class of 2015. The days when Southern California wasn't represented at the McDonald's All American Game will be a thing of the past thanks to an infusion of young talent from the Inland Empire to the San Fernando Valley. College recruiters already have their eyes on three sophomore guards who have established themselves as elite national prospects — Tyler Dorsey of Bellflower St. John Bosco, Marcus LoVett Jr. of Burbank Providence and Aaron Holiday of North Hollywood Campbell Hall.
March 15, 2004
The Times unfairly castigates prison guards in its March 10 editorial when it says, "No other California union's success for its members has been so disastrous to public safety ... the adult system has perhaps the nation's worst recidivism rate." Recidivism is mainly a function of length of sentence. It is partly a function of prison crowding. Sentences are getting longer in California, and the prisons are getting more crowded. We need to increase the scope of community programs to stop criminality before it starts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1988
As an educator, I am especially distressed by the presence of uniformed guards at the Santa Ana High School polling site. Lessons to instill pride and responsibility in our future citizens are hypocritical at best in the face of this outrageous incident. I agree with Raoul Silva, state Republican Central Committee member, that: "It's not only illegal, it's immoral. It's un-American, it's unconstitutional and it's despicable." But it happened. Can we undo the harm it has done to the students who must perpetuate our democratic ideals in this pluralistic society?
May 26, 1994
I want to make you aware of a serious situation that will directly affect everyone who drives in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Last year, state legislators dropped the mandate that required cities and counties to fund school crossing guards. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors plans to cut funding of the guards 50% this year and not fund the program at all next year. This means thousands of school children 5 to 12 years of age will be left unprotected.
May 24, 1987 |
Guards, normally the smallest men on the court, are standing tall in the 1987 NBA playoffs. From Dale Ellis in Seattle to Dennis Johnson in Boston the men of the backcourt are enjoying a more important post-season role. After the Houston Rockets reached the NBA finals last year with their 7-foot Twin Towers of Ralph Sampson and Akeem Olajuwon, it appeared the league would look skyward and place a greater emphasis on posting up with big men.
February 19, 2004 |
Six more jail guards were charged in Pittsburgh in a scheme in which prosecutors say female inmates were given cash, drugs and other contraband in exchange for sex. In all, 10 Allegheny County Jail guards have been charged with institutional sexual assault in the case, which involves at least 24 female inmates, Dist. Atty. Stephen Zappala Jr. said. Zappala said the arrests followed a two-year grand jury investigation.
August 31, 1985 |
Guards at the Menard Correctional Center have ended a protest after meeting with the state corrections chief to air their demands for safer conditions at the maximum-security prison, officials said Friday. About 100 off-duty guards picketed Thursday to protest the stabbing of fellow guard Robert Dilday, 22, of Rockwood. But LaWanda Cross, an assistant to Menard Warden James Greer, said no picket lines were posted Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1988
Although a 20-year-old man was shot to death Monday night at a McDonald's drive-up window in Compton, the Compton City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to rescind a short-lived ordinance requiring restaurants with drive-up windows to station armed guards in their parking lots. The council voted to require the security guards in August, just days after a young woman was shot and killed at a Taco Bell drive-up by a gunman who tried to rob her and her boyfriend.
June 29, 2008 |
The driver of a private security van ferrying prison inmates through southern Arkansas fell asleep behind the wheel, causing a crash that killed two prisoners and injured four others, authorities said. A 43-year-old Texas man was driving a van for U.S. Extradition Service Inc. when he dozed off, the Arkansas State Police said. Seven inmates and two guards were in the van, which was on its way to Little Rock. Both guards were wearing seat belts. The inmates were unsecured in the back of the van.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1998 |
Carmen Garcia isn't a Hollywood stuntwoman or a Los Angeles police officer, yet she was just doing her job when she threw herself into the path of an oncoming car to push a 7-year-old boy to safety. Each day, hundreds of school crossing guards like Garcia brave Los Angeles streets to ensure that thousands of elementary students make it to and from school safely.