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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2006 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
On his dead-end street of Section 8 apartments and slumping clapboard bungalows, Christopher Bowser cut an audacious figure for a young black man who had just arrived on the turf of a Latino gang with a record of killing going back half a century. Whenever Bowser left the Highland Park apartment he shared with his mother, he cruised the streets with a boombox thundering rap music, acting as if "the neighborhood was his neighborhood," in the words of one gang member.
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NEWS
February 9, 1989 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
Assemblyman Richard Polanco (D-Los Angeles) has urged elected officials in the San Gabriel Valley and northeast Los Angeles to unite behind the Highland Park route for the proposed light-rail line from Los Angeles to Pasadena. Polanco said a letter signed by elected officials could help persuade the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission to give the line priority over competing lines proposed along the coast and in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1990
A distraught 35-year-old Highland Park woman set herself ablaze on a neighborhood street early Saturday morning, suffering third-degree burns on 90% of her body, a Los Angeles police spokesman said. Horrified neighbors saw Louisa Jiminez of 5514 Marmion Way engulfed in flames about 6:15 a.m., police said. One neighbor who ran to extinguish the flames with a garden hose told police that Jiminez tried to wave him away.
NEWS
November 5, 1992
City Councilman Richard Alatorre will meet with community members tonight to discuss a plan to build an artists' village and child-care center on a vacant city-owned lot on York Boulevard. The plan for the 30,000-square-foot lot at North Avenue 53 and York Boulevard is part of a larger effort to improve the boulevard by attracting new business to the area, organizers said.
NEWS
January 30, 1992
A man was arrested last week in a 1989 rape and murder case after detectives tackling a backlog of unsolved slayings turned up new leads, police said. Los Angeles Police Detective Ron Vega said Margarito G. Martinez, 28, was charged with burglarizing a house in the 5300 block of Monte Vista Street in Highland Park on Aug. 8, 1989, then sexually assaulting and killing Brigita Kreismanis, 43, after she arrived home. Vega and a partner conducted fresh interviews in the unsolved case this month.
NEWS
March 30, 1989 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted this week to approve an ordinance that would severely limit development in parts of Highland Park. The measure was approved without discussion, in stark contrast to the bitter opposition that it met from small business and property owners when it was first proposed in December.
NEWS
May 29, 1986 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
The old house on North Avenue 56 looked somewhat dilapidated, but Pat Samson of Highland Park Heritage Trust advanced undeterred, past the unkempt lawn, sagging front porch and wood crying out for new paint. "1909 Colonial Revival," she pronounced, stepping inside. "Look at the leaded-glass windows. And . . . a very large entryway," she told the owner excitedly, turning around slowly in the wood-paneled room to envision how it must have appeared almost a century ago.
NEWS
July 21, 1988 | DAVID USHERY, Times Staff Writer
Twelve Highland Park houses built around the turn of the century were designated cultural-historic monuments Friday by the Los Angeles City Council, saving two of the buildings from possible demolition. The City Council's 11-0 vote in favor of the designation increased by 50% the number of cultural monuments in Highland Park. Diana Barnwell, who chairs the Highland Park Neighborhood Assn.
NEWS
November 15, 1990
Two men were stabbed and a third was attacked in an apparent racial incident early Monday on York Boulevard in Northeast Los Angeles, police said. Joe Beltran, 24, of Arizona and Larry Delgado, 20, of Hacienda Heights were each stabbed once in the chest about 1 a.m., Los Angeles Police Detective Ron Whitt said. The men had been driving around the Highland Park area looking for their uncle, Jack Delgado, 40, also of Hacienda Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1993 | ED BOND
A Highland Park man was being sought as a suspect in the stabbing death of a Glendale man Monday, Glendale police said. The victim, Mark Anthony Sandigo, 25, of Glendale, died after a stab wound to the chest during an argument just before 10 p.m. Monday, police said. Police said that the argument started as the suspect, Ronald Fiera Martinez, also 25, of Highland Park, was driving on East Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale while Sandigo was sitting in the passenger seat.
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