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April 26, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite criticisms by the city's Community Development Department, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted 12 to 0 to approve a new $1.8-million, 10-month contract for Hope in Youth, the controversial anti-gang program backed by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and Mayor Richard Riordan. The new contract, which the council immediately sent to Riordan for his signature, would expire Nov. 30. The program was first funded by the city in October, 1993.
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January 30, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after three Hope in Youth anti-gang centers in the San Fernando Valley were closed and several counselors laid off, a group of teen-agers met to figure out what they would do next and whether they had learned enough to stay out of trouble. "I see this as another challenge," said Giovanna Chan, a 15-year-old San Fernando High School student and former gang member whose best friend was killed in a drive-by shooting when she was in elementary school.
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January 20, 1995
About 1,000 people packed a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hearing Thursday to request funding for Hope in Youth, but board members made it clear that they are unlikely to support long-term financing for the anti-gang program. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, however, placed an item on next week's agenda so that the board can decide whether to grant the year-old program $350,000 to remain active for another month. Hope in Youth, which got $2.
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January 25, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday refused to grant more funds to the anti-gang organization Hope in Youth, a decision that the group said will force it to close 22 centers and lay off 86 employees. "I don't think there's a member on the board who wouldn't like to help," Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said at Tuesday's board's meeting. "But the reality is the county is broke." The motion to not fund Hope in Youth passed 4 to 0.
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March 1, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hope in Youth, a fledgling anti-gang program backed by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and other religious leaders, won a promise from the City Council on Tuesday that Los Angeles will continue funding the as-yet unproven project through December. With Hope in Youth supporters packing the council chambers, Councilman Richard Alatorre pushed through the extension, despite staff recommendations that the funding be continued only through June pending further independent evaluation.
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September 18, 1992 | BILL BOYARSKY
The feud between Mayor Tom Bradley and Cardinal Roger Mahony over an anti-gang program involves much more than the colliding egos of two proud and powerful men. The mayor and the cardinal are fighting about the best way to stop the gang violence that claimed 771 lives in Los Angeles County last year and brought terror to families and neighborhoods from Pomona to Venice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1995 | JEAN MERL
Hope in Youth, a fledgling anti-gang program backed by Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and other religious leaders, won a promise from the City Council on Tuesday that Los Angeles will continue funding the as-yet unproven project through December. With Hope in Youth supporters packing the council chambers, Councilman Richard Alatorre pushed through the extension, despite staff recommendations that the funding be continued only through June pending further independent evaluation.
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May 25, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
When Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg was in the middle of the recent budget fight, she remembered something her mother once told her: "Don't always assume you have all the answers and that other guy is just stupid. Because frequently, you don't have all the answers."
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August 6, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after Mayor Tom Bradley chastised leaders of the Hope in Youth anti-gang program as being unrealistic, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony launched a counterattack on the steps of City Hall, accusing the mayor Wednesday of failing to grasp the severity of Los Angeles' gang crisis.
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March 18, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 1,000 religious and grass-roots activists rallied Tuesday for one of the most ambitious--and expensive--proposals ever to take aim at gang violence in Los Angeles, but they got a dose of political reality when Mayor Tom Bradley said the city has no money to help. The "Hope in Youth" campaign, led by Cardinal Roger Mahony, is seeking nearly $290 million over the next five years for a far-reaching attack on the social and economic ills that have fueled the rise of street gangs.
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