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January 4, 1989 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
They started their law enforcement careers at a time when women were second-class police officers. Carol Painter was a secretary for Pomona with three young children when she joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 1969. "When I came on, the women wore green skirts and white blouses. We didn't wear pants," she said. Jan Carlson was a secretary, too, first in private industry, then with the Los Angeles Police Commission, where she became increasingly interested in police work.
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January 4, 1989 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
They started their law enforcement careers at a time when women were second-class police officers. Carol Painter was a secretary for Pomona with three young children when she joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 1969. "When I came on, the women wore green skirts and white blouses. We didn't wear pants," she said. Jan Carlson was a secretary, too, first in private industry, then with the Los Angeles Police Commission, where she became increasingly interested in police work.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1988
Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates presented badges to 40 recently promoted officers, including Deputy Chief Bernard Parks, one of the highest-ranking black officers, and Capt. Jan Carlson, the only woman captain in the department. "You are key to making this organization run," Gates told the officers and their families in a ceremony at Parker Center police headquarters.
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October 22, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Department officials on Monday took exception to a Christopher Commission proposal that unsustained citizen complaints should be included in the performance evaluations of police officers. To "just wholesale put all unsustained complaints in a personnel evaluation would be unfair" to the officer involved, Capt. Paul Cobel, employee relations coordinator for Chief of Police Daryl F. Gates, told a City Council committee.
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October 13, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to send a busy signal to drug dealers who have monopolized pay phones along Venice Beach, city officials have significantly reduced service to the area. All but six of the 31 telephones along a one-mile stretch of touristy Ocean Front Walk were dismantled this week. Los Angeles police said the move should make it tougher for drug lords and other undesirables to reach out and touch their cohorts. "It was a significant problem," Capt. Jan Carlson said.
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May 17, 1988 | DAVE REYES, Times Staff Writer
The Navy searched for two crewmen Monday, including one from Fountain Valley, who were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed into the ocean off Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands last week. Cpl. Jeffrey E. Tokarz, 23, of Fountain Valley, who was crew chief, and 1st Lt. Andrew G. First, who was a co-pilot, are still missing and believed dead, Chief Warrant Officer Eric Carlson, a Marine spokesman, said from Oahu. The body of the third man aboard, the pilot, has been recovered.
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January 5, 2013 | By Andrew Khouri, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Four people died at an Aurora, Colo., townhome early Saturday morning, including a gunman who barricaded himself inside for hours, police said. Around 9 a.m., police said the suspect shot at officers from a second-story window. They returned fire, hitting the man. The suspect was pronounced dead in an upstairs bedroom. Inside the home, police discovered two other men and one woman dead. Another woman was able to escape early Saturday morning when she jumped from an upstairs window, and called police around 3 a.m., Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told the Denver Post.
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April 12, 1992 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Santa Monica resident Suzanne Jett hopes the popularity of xeriscape gardens continues to grow despite the recent rainfall. Jett is a docent for the city of Santa Monica and has conducted xeriscape/water-wise garden tours for two years. The tours, held every other Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through June, highlight some of Santa Monica's most innovative private gardens. The tours are free to residents of Santa Monica. Non-residents can take the tours for $10.
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November 27, 1988 | BARBARA KOH, Times Staff Writer
More than 100 Venice residents, merchants, artisans and street performers met last week to discuss use of the beach and the boardwalk. The meeting, one in a series of public hearings required to draw up a Local Coastal Plan for Venice, focused on landscaping at the beach, the street performers and the crowds they draw, and open-air vending.
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April 2, 1995 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Council hopeful Richard Niezgodzki walked to the podium at a recent candidates forum in Marina del Rey and said, "I have an endorsement too--my wife." The remark was tongue in cheek, but it sums up the difficulty facing all three candidates seeking to beat Ruth Galanter in her bid for a third term on the City Council. The challengers are up against a well-entrenched incumbent capable of raising money and drawing endorsements.
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December 27, 1992 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In eight weeks on the job, security guards affiliated with minister Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam have quietly brought order to 15 low-income apartment buildings in Venice that had been hostage to drug dealing and gangs. Crime figures show a dramatic drop in incidents at the federally subsidized buildings, and residents and neighbors say the unarmed guards from N.O.I.
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