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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1997 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a short-lived experiment in running their own police force, Hawaiian Gardens officials want to rehire the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to protect their one-square-mile community in order to trim costs. There's just one problem. City officials are hoping the Sheriff's Department will retain the Hawaiian Gardens officers, many of them popular fixtures in the community.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997
As the clock struck midnight on Halloween, the Hawaiian Gardens Police Department closed its doors and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department began street patrols. City Administrator Jack Simpson said Monday that the Police Department had earned a good reputation and that the department was closed only because the city is undergoing drastic budget cuts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997
As the clock struck midnight on Halloween, the Hawaiian Gardens Police Department closed its doors and deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department began street patrols. City Administrator Jack Simpson said Monday that the Police Department had earned a good reputation and that the department was closed only because the city is undergoing drastic budget cuts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1997 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a short-lived experiment in running their own police force, Hawaiian Gardens officials want to rehire the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to protect their one-square-mile community in order to trim costs. There's just one problem. City officials are hoping the Sheriff's Department will retain the Hawaiian Gardens officers, many of them popular fixtures in the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the better part of a year, the GSR electronics shop in a tan stucco Hawaiian Gardens strip mall blended in with its surroundings, tucked neatly between a thrift store and a Hallmark card shop. Sure, its owners kept odd hours and seemed to draw a peculiar clientele, but they never made any trouble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1997
Hawaiian Gardens' precarious financial condition has forced the City Council to consider laying off the entire Police Department and about a third of the City Hall staff. In executive session Tuesday, the council voted to ask the Sheriff's Department how much it would charge to patrol the one-square-mile city. Council members also decided to pass out pink slips to 20 city staff members, most of them recreation workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1995 | DUKE HELFAND and STEVE EAMES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hawaiian Gardens on Tuesday became the first Los Angeles County city in 25 years to launch its own police force, as leaders of this blue-collar town officially unveiled a new 20-officer department that will patrol streets known for rampant crime. Residents of this mostly Latino community in the southeast corner of the county met their new officers during a balloon-filled ceremony that attracted state and federal law enforcement officials, including California Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1998
The former chief of the defunct Hawaiian Gardens Police Department faces criminal charges that he filed a false police report and perjured himself while testifying at a preliminary hearing last year, according to court records. Walter McKinney, 36, has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts alleging that he lied on a police report and under oath in court when he said he collected a handgun that a fleeing suspect had tossed into a backyard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1998
The family of the reserve Maywood police officer who was left paralyzed after he and his son were shot in the garage of their Pico Rivera townhome has set up a fund for his medical bills. Richard Elizondo, 34, remains hospitalized in critical condition since an unidentified gunman shot him in the neck Thursday. His family said Tuesday that the 16-year law enforcement veteran can mouth words and his 15-year-old son, also named Richard, is reportedly recovering from wounds to the chest and arm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1998 | SCOTT GLOVER and JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Crime may be down, but American society remains an armed camp, violence involving firearms continues to erupt with tragic frequency and police work is as dangerous as ever. Those sobering facts were on the minds of many law enforcement officials Friday, as a reserve officer fought for his life and three other Southland peace officers recovered from injuries following a series of unrelated shootings across Los Angeles County. A 34-year-old off-duty Maywood reserve officer, Richard Elizondo Sr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1997
Hawaiian Gardens' precarious financial condition has forced the City Council to consider laying off the entire Police Department and about a third of the City Hall staff. In executive session Tuesday, the council voted to ask the Sheriff's Department how much it would charge to patrol the one-square-mile city. Council members also decided to pass out pink slips to 20 city staff members, most of them recreation workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the better part of a year, the GSR electronics shop in a tan stucco Hawaiian Gardens strip mall blended in with its surroundings, tucked neatly between a thrift store and a Hallmark card shop. Sure, its owners kept odd hours and seemed to draw a peculiar clientele, but they never made any trouble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1995 | DUKE HELFAND and STEVE EAMES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hawaiian Gardens on Tuesday became the first Los Angeles County city in 25 years to launch its own police force, as leaders of this blue-collar town officially unveiled a new 20-officer department that will patrol streets known for rampant crime. Residents of this mostly Latino community in the southeast corner of the county met their new officers during a balloon-filled ceremony that attracted state and federal law enforcement officials, including California Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1998 | LINDSEY M. ARENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lying flat on the linoleum tiles of his garage, blood seeping from a wound in his neck, 13-year veteran cop Richard Elizondo tried to move his limbs and wondered why he couldn't feel them. "I remember a loud explosion, and I fell to the floor and couldn't get up," he said in a recent interview. "My first thought was that something blew up and my arms were blown off."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memories of racist terror linger among the African Americans who remain in this small town, even though nearly three years have passed since the last black man was slain in public. Black residents say they still don't dare to walk the streets at night. They remember the two men shot point-blank. They remember the young man beaten to death with a baseball bat by a mob in the supermarket parking lot.
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