December 27, 1987 |
Potbellied children play naked in the dust of an unpaved road. Women wash dishes in a pool of stagnant, reeking water. Pigs root in piles of rubbish. People defecate in the open. Families live crammed 10 to a room, sleeping crosswise for lack of space. Shacks are fashioned of corrugated iron, cardboard and plywood. Nightlife centers around rough dance halls where a partner can be had for 25 cents a dance, half the price of a bottle of beer.
July 11, 1987 |
Ten men were charged Friday with illegally producing soft cheese in a South-Central Los Angeles residential garage and other outbuildings under what City Atty. James K. Hahn called "primitive and unsanitary" conditions. Hahn said the clandestine factory, which turned out queso fresco cheese and a sour cream-style milk product called crema , was a "menace to public health" and that the garage housing the processing equipment was infested with cockroaches, flies and ants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2002 |
Luz Reyes made the journey because her rent is increasing $300, and there is no way she can pay it. Esperanza Santiago came because the city is forcing her eviction from the garage she has lived in for 12 years, and she has nowhere to go. Patrick O'Rourke trekked here to tell his story of complaining about unsafe conditions in his building, then being forced to move. He had no means of fighting back.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1992 |
Some college students have turned to the Boy Scouts to break the cycle of poverty and gangs in a San Marcos neighborhood where fourth-graders run with the "Smurfs" branch of an older gang. Few of these Palomar Community College students were in Scouts themselves, but they hope Scouting's discipline and emphasis on service will help the children not only survive without gangs, but also thrive.
June 22, 2001 |
June 22, 2001 Position No. 5643: White to play and win. From the game M. Robertson -K. Tatum, PSW Open, Los Angeles 2001. Solution to Position No. 5642: Black wins with 1 ... Kf5 2 a5 Nd8! 3 axb6 Nf7 4 bxa7 g6 mate. PACIFIC SOUTHWEST OPEN The Pacific Southwest Open, the Santa Monica Bay Chess Club's traditional summer tournament held on the Fourth of July for 40 years, shifted to June 15-17 this year and still attracted a fair turnout of 126 players.
January 25, 1998 |
When he wants to worship, farmer Gustavo Hernandez sneaks out the back of a local grocery store and ducks into a dim storage room, where the Virgin Mary shares space with hundreds of ears of corn and a few scrabbling chickens. The makeshift altar to the Virgin is only a short walk from this village's imposing Spanish-colonial Roman Catholic church. But Hernandez won't go near that structure. "If we go to the church, they'll surround it and kill us," the 46-year-old peasant says softly.