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May 31, 1999 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lured by promises of a rosier future, the small, independent cities of San Pedro and Wilmington in 1909 joined themselves to their burgeoning neighbor to the north, port-hungry Los Angeles. Now they might get out again, led by activists in these contrasting harbor-side neighborhoods of picturesque hillsides, historic waterfronts, towering refineries and grimy industrial districts.
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July 17, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
A 20-month-old girl was killed after being run over by her uncle's car while he was backing out of a driveway in the 1300 block of West 251st Street, police said. Los Angeles Police Department officials said the uncle, who was not identified, told officers that he saw the toddler before he started backing up but also knew that her father was nearby and assumed he had gotten her out of the way of his vehicle.
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December 30, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the far southern reaches of Los Angeles, where cargo-laden 18-wheelers rumble by day and a thick blanket of fog rolls in most nights, 50 people have been killed this year. So far. With two days yet to go, the body count in the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division--which includes San Pedro, Wilmington and Harbor City--is up 72% from 29 in 1996. The increase in the Harbor Division is perplexing because it comes amid a citywide decrease in homicides of about 17%.
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September 14, 2005 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
The strange summer of urban alligators grew wackier Tuesday when local and international media reported the capture of Reggie, the elusive critter residing in a Harbor City lake -- only to learn hours later that it was a hoax. The false report was the latest twist in the saga of the wayward reptile, whose owner abandoned him sometime before he was spotted Aug. 12 in the man-made Lake Machado. At 2:35 a.m.
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April 22, 1993 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials hope a tough gang abatement program in Harbor City will return calm to an eight-block area that has been rocked by gang activity and illegal drug sales. In a 10-0 vote Tuesday, the City Council directed city prosecutors to seek a court order to bar the activities of a Harbor City street gang. The measure is similar to one taken against the Blythe Street gang in Panorama City.
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November 16, 1999 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn on Monday announced the filing of a court injunction to severely restrict the activities of two Harbor City gangs accused of terrorizing and intimidating residents of their neighborhood. Hahn alleged that 30 people named in the court papers have helped turn a working-class community near the Port of Los Angeles into a "24-hour-a-day drug dealing hell and a battleground where violence frequently erupts."
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May 3, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nothing, it seems, can insulate Ann's paint store from the violence that drug dealers visit on Harbor City--not her 10-foot chain-link fence, not the barbed wire coiled on top, not even her big German shepherd. When a drug deal on the street soured recently, one of the people involved scaled her fence and sprinted through her shop, gunshots ringing out behind him. "I couldn't believe it, but I looked up and there's this guy just running by me," said Ann, who declined to give her last name.
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April 26, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent setback to secessionists, a study concluded Wednesday that a breakaway city in the harbor area of Los Angeles would generate $35.4 million less in revenue than is needed to pay for existing city services. Leaders who oppose a breakup of Los Angeles said the study proves that independence for Wilmington and San Pedro would cost residents dearly.
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February 11, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A study of San Fernando Valley and Harbor cityhood should be completed in 22 months, soon enough for a potential vote in two years, officials said Thursday. "If we keep to that schedule, we can make the 2002 ballot," said Larry Calemine, executive officer of the Local Agency Formation Commission. The ambitious schedule and details of the study are contained in a work plan released Thursday by LAFCO and developed by Pacific Financial Management Inc.
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May 10, 2002 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Efforts to save the harbor area's faltering secession bid went down to the wire Thursday as officials for a state commission struggled to draft a budget that would allow the proposed city to survive apart from Los Angeles. The cityhood application for San Pedro and Wilmington will rise or fall on a financial viability report expected to be released today by the Local Agency Formation Commission.
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September 8, 2005 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
In the summer drama that is Find the Gator, Wednesday's installment opened with a reptile basking in a Harbor City drainage ditch and closed with a cliffhanger. Again. "He stuck his snout and his eyes out, then he sunk back under the water," said Nick Reagan, 16, who will have some kind of back-to-school tale for today.
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January 19, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Police fatally shot an armed man and arrested two others in a confrontation Sunday, authorities said. The incident began about 1:45 p.m., when officers patrolling near Lomita Boulevard and Western Avenue saw three men, one with a handgun in his waistband, said Officer Don Cox of the Los Angeles Police Department. Police did not release information about what happened next. The unidentified man died at the scene, Cox said.
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September 24, 2003 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles police officer fatally shot a 16-year-old in Harbor City after the boy got out of a vehicle taken in a carjacking and allegedly pointed a replica handgun at the officer, an LAPD spokeswoman said Tuesday. Max McDaniel died at 11 p.m. Monday at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, two hours after he was wounded by Officer Michael Villareal, police and coroner's officials said.
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May 12, 2002 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, PATRICK McGREEVY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The harbor region of Los Angeles would not survive financially if it split off from the rest of the city, a state analysis concluded Saturday, dealing a major setback to those who hope to place a secession proposal for the area on the November ballot.
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April 26, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent setback to secessionists, a study concluded Wednesday that a breakaway city in the harbor area of Los Angeles would generate $35.4 million less in revenue than is needed to pay for existing city services. Leaders who oppose a breakup of Los Angeles said the study proves that independence for Wilmington and San Pedro would cost residents dearly.
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February 11, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A study of San Fernando Valley and Harbor cityhood should be completed in 22 months, soon enough for a potential vote in two years, officials said Thursday. "If we keep to that schedule, we can make the 2002 ballot," said Larry Calemine, executive officer of the Local Agency Formation Commission. The ambitious schedule and details of the study are contained in a work plan released Thursday by LAFCO and developed by Pacific Financial Management Inc.
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January 20, 1998
Responding to the increased number of homicides and violent crime in Wilmington and the harbor area, U.S. Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Carson) has planned a crime summit Friday to address public safety issues. Homicides in the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division, which covers Wilmington, San Pedro and Harbor City, increased 72% last year. Homicides in the rest of the city dropped 17%. Millender-McDonald has asked several law enforcement officials to speak at the public meeting.
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February 3, 2000
A Superior Court judge has granted a permanent injunction that severely restricts the activities of two gangs accused of terrorizing and intimidating residents in a Harbor City neighborhood. The order, approved Monday by Judge James L. Wright, bars 24 reputed gang members from gathering in public with other members of their gangs. The named defendants also are banned from approaching, signaling or talking to people in any vehicle, except for police cars or public buses.
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