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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.
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NATIONAL
June 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
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 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1987 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Two wardens, an ex-deputy warden and seven guards at the municipal jail in Ensenada have been formally charged with negligence in connection with the escape of 66 prisoners last week, Mexican officials said Friday. A Baja California state judge could sentence all 10 to jail terms of between 4 and 12 years, according to Ensenada Mayor Ernesto Ruffo Appel. The 10 are being held by the Baja California state judicial police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1995 | JON NALICK
About a dozen outraged parents have threatened to pull their children out of the Garden Grove Unified School District unless officials accept partial financial responsibility for providing crossing guards at certain campuses. "I don't think a child's life should be in danger just to get a public education," parent Jennie Jakstis told the Board of Education on Tuesday night.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1991
Ah, the old song, "Privatization Gets a New Chance With Cash-Short Local Governments" (June 16). Get rid of all these underworked, overpaid civil servants and all of government's ills will be instantly and magically cured. I am a correctional officer with the California Department of Corrections at the Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego. And I will be blunt. I work at this job for the good pay, benefits and job security. It took almost two years from the time I first applied for employment with the CDC until the time I was actually hired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1991
This is in reference to "U.S. Judges Restore Suit Accusing State GOP of Poll Guard Conspiracy" (July 27) that reported: "In a unanimous decision released Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that a trial must be held to determine whether the state GOP conspired with Orange County officials to scare minority voters away from the polls." This change of events will bring back some of the faith lost in our political system here in the city of Santa Ana where the Republican Party violated the civil rights of Latinos who make up more than 65% of its population.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Universal Studios security guard who had been on the job less than two months was arrested Wednesday in the multimillion-dollar arson fire that gutted part of the historic studio's back lot, authorities said. The blaze destroyed sets used in such pictures as "Dick Tracy" and "The Sting" and delayed production of the latest Sylvester Stallone film. Michael J. Huston, 40, of Tujunga was booked on suspicion of arson at 4 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles City Council last week put off discussion for more than two weeks the possible removal of a crossing guard at Wilbur Avenue School. The matter was delayed at the request of the city Department of Transportation, which asked for more time to compile a report that reanalyzed the need for a crossing guard at the elementary campus site, reviewed the department's criteria for assessing crossing guard needs citywide, and prioritized all the crossing guard needs in the city.
NEWS
June 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An uprising at a Southport prison in Upstate New York last month began when inmates were left unsupervised in an outdoor recreation area by guards who wanted to eat lunch inside, a report from state Correction Commissioner Thomas Coughlin said. "At one point, there were no officers in the yard at all. . . . An incident of serious magnitude could--and, in fact, did--take place without being detected," the report said.
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