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March 27, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL and DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two 19-year-old Marymount College students--one a Japanese national and the other a U.S. citizen who grew up in Japan--were on life support Saturday and not expected to survive after being shot by a gunman during a carjacking outside a San Pedro supermarket. In a crime that sparked immediate outrage in Japan, Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura were each shot in the head with a handgun about 11 p.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1994
A San Pedro gang member accused of the point-blank shooting deaths March 25 of two Japanese students pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Raymond Oscar (Mugsy) Butler, 19, could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, both 19. The Marymount College students died in a parking lot near a Ralphs supermarket on Western Avenue in San Pedro. Butler is accused of two counts of first-degree murder, with the special circumstance allegation that he committed multiple murders.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1994 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he headed for the courtroom last week, Raymond Oscar Butler, who is accused of killing two young students from Japan, had only one comment for reporters: "Go easy on my parents, all right?" In an interview, his mother said she was not surprised that her 18-year-old son was concerned about his family. Donna Butler, 41, described her son as a young man who gladly helps care for his brother's infant daughters and said he did not commit the murders, which have attracted international attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1994 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he headed for the courtroom last week, Raymond Oscar Butler, who is accused of killing two young students from Japan, had only one comment for reporters: "Go easy on my parents, all right?" In an interview, his mother said she was not surprised that her 18-year-old son was concerned about his family. Donna Butler, 41, described her son as a young man who gladly helps care for his brother's infant daughters and said he did not commit the murders, which have attracted international attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1991
Vandals broke into a Japanese community center in Norwalk, ransacked the building and defaced it with graffiti, which said "Go back to Asia" and included racial slurs, authorities said Friday. Officials of the South East Japanese Community Center discovered the damage Thursday evening, said center spokeswoman Kathy Imahara. The vandals broke a window and painted a blackboard, desk and windows. Sheriff's detectives were investigating the incident, but no one was in custody, Lt. Ron Wagner said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1991
Your article was quite theatrical to read the statements and excuses expressed by the lottery director, Chon Gutierrez. One of the statements: "Gutierrez said it is hard to pinpoint the cause of the marked decline in sales but he said national 'economic uncertainty' and the Persian Gulf War must have played substantial roles."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as some of their counterparts in Japan attack American workers as illiterate, Japanese business people living in the South Bay are giving more than $105,000 in cash and equipment to local schools to thank them for educating their children. In a Torrance ceremony Tuesday night, the South Bay branch of the Japan Business Assn. distributed checks and gifts to 43 schools in three school districts where the children of Japanese nationals are enrolled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1994 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When parents came to the orientation in Little Tokyo for their children's Japanese-language school last week, they were welcomed by a familiar sight--a vertical, seven-foot-tall banner with Japanese calligraphy announcing the event, just like the ones in Japan. But the speech by Principal Atsushi Yoshioka included topics they could not have imagined in Tokyo: Do not let your children wear gang-style clothing to school--it could attract real gang members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1994
A San Pedro gang member accused of the point-blank shooting deaths March 25 of two Japanese students pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Raymond Oscar (Mugsy) Butler, 19, could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, both 19. The Marymount College students died in a parking lot near a Ralphs supermarket on Western Avenue in San Pedro. Butler is accused of two counts of first-degree murder, with the special circumstance allegation that he committed multiple murders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1994
Los Angeles longshoremen will hold a rally at a San Pedro Ralphs supermarket at noon Friday in memory of the two Japanese students who died after being shot in the store's parking lot last week. The rally at Western Avenue and Park Western Drive will be open to the public. The International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union plans to lay a wreath in the students' honor and to announce a program aimed at stemming violent crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1994 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When parents came to the orientation in Little Tokyo for their children's Japanese-language school last week, they were welcomed by a familiar sight--a vertical, seven-foot-tall banner with Japanese calligraphy announcing the event, just like the ones in Japan. But the speech by Principal Atsushi Yoshioka included topics they could not have imagined in Tokyo: Do not let your children wear gang-style clothing to school--it could attract real gang members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1994
Los Angeles longshoremen will hold a rally at a San Pedro Ralphs supermarket at noon Friday in memory of the two Japanese students who died after being shot in the store's parking lot last week. The rally at Western Avenue and Park Western Drive will be open to the public. The International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union plans to lay a wreath in the students' honor and to announce a program aimed at stemming violent crime.
NEWS
March 27, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL and DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two 19-year-old Marymount College students--one a Japanese national and the other a U.S. citizen who grew up in Japan--were on life support Saturday and not expected to survive after being shot by a gunman during a carjacking outside a San Pedro supermarket. In a crime that sparked immediate outrage in Japan, Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura were each shot in the head with a handgun about 11 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as some of their counterparts in Japan attack American workers as illiterate, Japanese business people living in the South Bay are giving more than $105,000 in cash and equipment to local schools to thank them for educating their children. In a Torrance ceremony Tuesday night, the South Bay branch of the Japan Business Assn. distributed checks and gifts to 43 schools in three school districts where the children of Japanese nationals are enrolled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1991
Vandals broke into a Japanese community center in Norwalk, ransacked the building and defaced it with graffiti, which said "Go back to Asia" and included racial slurs, authorities said Friday. Officials of the South East Japanese Community Center discovered the damage Thursday evening, said center spokeswoman Kathy Imahara. The vandals broke a window and painted a blackboard, desk and windows. Sheriff's detectives were investigating the incident, but no one was in custody, Lt. Ron Wagner said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1991
Your article was quite theatrical to read the statements and excuses expressed by the lottery director, Chon Gutierrez. One of the statements: "Gutierrez said it is hard to pinpoint the cause of the marked decline in sales but he said national 'economic uncertainty' and the Persian Gulf War must have played substantial roles."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1999
It has long been believed in East Asia that brush and ink reveal the true character of the artist. Therefore, viewing a painting or calligraphy is a form of communication with the inner spirit of the person who created it. Look into the spirit of 14 prominent artists as "The Art of Twentieth Century Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters" opens today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1995 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
1. UCLA HANNAH CENTER * 10619 Bellagio Road, Bel-Air This two-acre hidden garden has flourished for more than 30 years within blocks of the Hotel Bel-Air and across the street from UCLA. It was created in 1959 by Japanese architect Nagao Sakurai for oilman Gordon Green Guilberson in memory of Guilberson's mother. Six years later, Broadway department store magnate and UC Regents Chairman Edward W. Carter and his wife, Hannah, who had bought the property, donated the garden to UCLA.
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