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August 15, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison for repeatedly stabbing a Native American in Huntington Beach, a crime that shocked the city into action against its skinheads and white supremacists. Erik R. Anderson, 22, of Huntington Beach was convicted of attempted murder with premeditation for stabbing 20-year-old George Mondragon 27 times on a night in 1996.
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August 5, 1998 | ERIKA CHAVEZ and YUNG KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In what Cypress police suspect was a hate crime, four to six gang members with shaved heads and swastika tattoos hit a Latino over the head with a beer bottle and stabbed two of his friends in the back, one of them multiple times, outside a pool hall late Monday. Police in the normally quiet city arrested two men Tuesday in the attack and called in the FBI, which investigates possible civil rights violations in hate-crime situations.
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June 25, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two 16-year-old boys pleaded guilty Wednesday to burning a cross on the front lawn of a Jewish family's home in Huntington Beach and were sentenced to the California Youth Authority, the state prison system for juveniles, for an undetermined length of time, a prosecutor said. The Huntington Beach teenagers admitted to two felony counts each of arson and burning a religious symbol during a hearing at the Betty Lou Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Joe D'Agostino.
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June 13, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The trial of a self-admitted white supremacist charged with trying to kill a Native American man in an attack at the Huntington Beach pier in 1996 began this week in Orange County Superior Court. Deputy Dist. Atty. Bryan Kazarian said Erik Roy Anderson nearly stabbed 20-year-old George Mondragon to death Feb. 3, 1996, in an effort to earn the respect of other white supremacists.
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June 5, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When David and Barbara Shostak found a wooden cross in flames on their front lawn in Huntington Beach, their neighbors and other community members rallied against the apparent hate crime that targeted the Jewish family, sending flowers and mailing homemade cards. In recent weeks, the pain of that May 19 incident has deepened with the arrest of four teenagers, apparently including the Shostaks' 15-year-old son.
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May 31, 1998 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested a fourth teenager suspected of participating in the burning of a cross outside the Huntington Beach home of a Jewish family, officials said Saturday. The latest suspect, who was not identified because he is a minor, was arrested Friday night "as the result of an ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident," Officer Mike Kelly said.
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May 24, 1998 | BONNIE HAYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As police arrested a third Huntington Beach teenager suspected of burning a cross outside the home of David Shostak, the relieved homeowner said Saturday that he is trying to put the hate crime horror behind him, with the help and support of neighbors and strangers alike. "It's just been overwhelming," Shostak said of the cards, flowers and unexpected visits his family has received. "People are reaching out. . . . People we don't even know are saying they care about us.
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May 23, 1998 | MARCIDA DODSON and VALERIE BURGHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two Huntington Beach teenagers have been arrested in connection with the burning of a cross outside a Jewish family's home this week, Huntington Beach police said Friday. Daniel Patrick Carr, 18, of Huntington Beach was arrested about 3 p.m. Friday in Fountain Valley on suspicion of a hate crime, arson and burning a religious symbol. He is being held at Huntington Beach City Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
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May 22, 1998 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A reward of up to $3,000 was offered Thursday to help authorities find and convict whoever burned a 6-foot wooden cross outside the home of a Jewish family in Huntington Beach. "When one finds a cross burning in 1998 in an Orange County community, it is something to take very seriously," said Joyce Greenspan, director of the Anti-Defamation League, which offered the reward. "Cross burnings are incredibly difficult for victims to deal with."
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May 21, 1998 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The burning of a cross on the front lawn of a Huntington Beach home Tuesday night is being investigated as arson and a hate crime, police said. The homeowner discovered the blazing 6-foot-tall cross about 10 p.m., Huntington Police Lt. Jon Arnold said. The 46-year-old homeowner, who is Jewish, said he was in the living room when he saw a "big blaze of light" through a window. He said he rushed outside, knocked the burning cross to the ground and doused it with water from a garden hose.
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