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December 14, 2005 | Richard Verrier
The Screen Actors Guild has tapped one of its executives, Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, to serve as executive director of the guild's Hollywood division. Kichaven, who joined the union as a consultant in 2000 and served as its national director of communications, will represent nearly 70,000 members in Hollywood. -- Richard Verrier
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March 30, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
As bars in the area finished their last call, a fatal gunshot rang out in front of a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning, in what police described as a gang-related shooting. When officers arrived at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue just before 2 a.m., more than 100 people had spilled into the intersection and were hovering around a man bleeding onto the street, said Sgt. David Legaspi of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.
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July 29, 1993 | DIANA S. KIM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If it weren't for Officer Peter R. Repovich, the pranksters in the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division would be an unhappy bunch. If this were elementary school, in fact, Repovich would clearly be a favorite with his classmates' parents and the butt of playground teasing for his "goody-goody" ways. At one point, his fellow cops sent through bogus papers to make him believe he had been transferred to one of the LAPD's most hazardous divisions.
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April 27, 2009 | Ruben Vives
More than 20 years ago, Erika Scarano went on a crusade to clean up her Hollywood neighborhood of prostitution. The effort led her to start a community action group, and soon she was spearheading a movement to establish a courthouse in Hollywood. The Hollywood branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court opened in 1986, followed by a drop in prostitution and petty theft. As for Scarano, she faded into the background as a public figure -- until two weeks ago, when homicide detectives began investigating her death.
OPINION
August 11, 1991
I am writing to clarify a statement in the article on crime in Hollywood ("Gangs Blamed for Rising Crime in Hollywood," Part A, July 29). The reporter included a paraphrased quotation which suggests that I described Hollywood Division police officers as "vindictive" in response to my earlier position calling for Chief Daryl Gates to resign. The word "vindictive" is the reporter's choice, not mine. I have never used the word "vindictive" to describe Hollywood Division officers, nor do I believe that Hollywood Division officers have reduced their level of service to the Hollywood community in any way since the beginning of the controversy about the police department.
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April 27, 2009 | Ruben Vives
More than 20 years ago, Erika Scarano went on a crusade to clean up her Hollywood neighborhood of prostitution. The effort led her to start a community action group, and soon she was spearheading a movement to establish a courthouse in Hollywood. The Hollywood branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court opened in 1986, followed by a drop in prostitution and petty theft. As for Scarano, she faded into the background as a public figure -- until two weeks ago, when homicide detectives began investigating her death.
NEWS
March 31, 1985
One man was killed and another seriously wounded in a parking lot shooting outside a Hollywood store in what police said may have been a gang-related attack. A 20-year-old man whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives was fatally wounded in the shooting at Vine Street and Willoughby Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Detective William Humphry. A second man whose identity was not immediately available was in serious condition at Kaiser Hospital.
NEWS
January 16, 1986
Capt. Robert B. Taylor, a 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, is the new commanding officer of the Hollywood Division. Taylor, 43, replaced Lawrence E. Fetters, also 43, who has been promoted to commander and assigned to the Police Department's support services bureau downtown. Before his Hollywood assignment, Taylor was commanding officer of the Northeast Division and, before that, commanding officer of the department's Juvenile Division.
NEWS
July 14, 2005 | Dog Davis, Special to The Times
The Pregnant Cheerleaders didn't deliver, Ace of Base got trumped and the Coalmine Canaries were snuffed out quickly. In fact, of the 10 teams in the Hollywood division of the World Adult Kickball Assn., the championship game would be between the two teams with the worst reputations. Some players on D. Sanchez & Pals and the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers were obnoxious, intoxicated, trash-talking jerks. And they were proud of it. This concerned Orion Walker.
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March 30, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
As bars in the area finished their last call, a fatal gunshot rang out in front of a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning, in what police described as a gang-related shooting. When officers arrived at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue just before 2 a.m., more than 100 people had spilled into the intersection and were hovering around a man bleeding onto the street, said Sgt. David Legaspi of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2006 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Signaling deepening rifts within the leadership of the Screen Actors Guild, one of the union's top officers and most visible African American leaders was narrowly ousted this week. Actress Anne-Marie Johnson was replaced late Tuesday as the union's first national vice president by actor Kent McCord, a longtime SAG activist. The 17-16 vote by the powerful Hollywood division electing McCord marks a sharp rebuke of SAG President Alan Rosenberg.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2005 | Richard Verrier
The Screen Actors Guild has tapped one of its executives, Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, to serve as executive director of the guild's Hollywood division. Kichaven, who joined the union as a consultant in 2000 and served as its national director of communications, will represent nearly 70,000 members in Hollywood. -- Richard Verrier
NEWS
July 14, 2005 | Dog Davis, Special to The Times
The Pregnant Cheerleaders didn't deliver, Ace of Base got trumped and the Coalmine Canaries were snuffed out quickly. In fact, of the 10 teams in the Hollywood division of the World Adult Kickball Assn., the championship game would be between the two teams with the worst reputations. Some players on D. Sanchez & Pals and the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers were obnoxious, intoxicated, trash-talking jerks. And they were proud of it. This concerned Orion Walker.
OPINION
May 11, 2005
Re "Homicide Isn't in This Picture," May 7: Though the article correctly identified many of the innovative ideas resulting in this dramatic decrease of crime in Hollywood, it failed to mention the one person who brought it all together. Capt. Michael P. Downing's (now commander at LAPD South Bureau) longtime tenure as the commanding officer of Hollywood Division deserves the kudos. His innate ability to bring together the often-disjointed and disparate stakeholders of the multiethnic Hollywood community for the sake of public safety and improving the daily quality of life is a truly remarkable expression of community policing.
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October 15, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shoes, Paul Devitt figured, would be the way to stand out in the recent rush of new bars and clubs in Hollywood. Take a former tattoo parlor on Hollywood Boulevard, stock it with 80,000 pairs of pristine, vintage women's shoes for sale and serve margaritas, beer and wine. Adding a shoeshine stand, shoe-store chairs and a deejay booth, Devitt created a new "concept" bar last month called Star Shoes. He's unconcerned that the club's come-on is aimed at twenty- and thirtysomething women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1998
Police and merchants are collecting toys for children of low-income families in the Hollywood Division's first Christmas toy drive. About 25 cardboard boxes decorated by schoolchildren have been placed at businesses in the Hollywood area for donations, said Senior Lead Officer Vincent Aguirre. Among the locations are Coconut Teasers on Sunset Boulevard and the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. The drive ends Dec.
OPINION
May 11, 2005
Re "Homicide Isn't in This Picture," May 7: Though the article correctly identified many of the innovative ideas resulting in this dramatic decrease of crime in Hollywood, it failed to mention the one person who brought it all together. Capt. Michael P. Downing's (now commander at LAPD South Bureau) longtime tenure as the commanding officer of Hollywood Division deserves the kudos. His innate ability to bring together the often-disjointed and disparate stakeholders of the multiethnic Hollywood community for the sake of public safety and improving the daily quality of life is a truly remarkable expression of community policing.
NEWS
July 29, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood has been hit by a sharp rise in crime in recent months as gang members swarm into the faded movie capital, cruising its famous boulevards and fighting over turf and control of the drug trade, authorities say. In the first 6 1/2 months of the year, there were 29 homicides, a 52.6% increase over the first six months of 1990.
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January 12, 1997 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three men were fatally wounded Friday night in separate, apparently unrelated shootings, including two that occurred within 12 minutes of each other, Los Angeles police said. In the first incident, at 8:20 p.m., Okon Nelson Offem, 37, was shot in the 11100 block of Otsego Street in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer Eduardo Funes said. Offem died several hours later at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.
NEWS
August 29, 1993
Hooray for Hollywood: A lot of people may have thought Richard Riordan did not really mean all those nasty things he said about Hollywood during the spring mayoral campaign. After all, depicting your opponent's City Council district as a blighted, stinking, graffiti- and crime-infested hellhole is what politics is all about, right? Guess what? He did mean it. Mayor Riordan visited Hollywood last week, and he did not change his description of the place all that much.
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