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July 17, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
A music festival last weekend at Hansen Dam raised $102,306 for an anti-gang program operating in the San Fernando Valley, it was announced Thursday by Los Angeles Police Chief Willie Williams. Williams made the announcement as he thanked executives of Spanish-language radio stations KTNQ and KLVE for holding the fund-raising event Sunday for the Jeopardy program, an anti-gang effort under way for nearly two years in the Police Department's Foothill Division.
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July 8, 2002 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Reseda youth center that has served 5,000 children since its inception is in danger of closing after losing $200,000 in state funding. Although other Police Activity League Supporters programs in the Los Angeles Police Department are stable, the West Valley PALS Youth Center could shut down in three months if more money isn't found. The closure would affect kids ages 7 to 17 who come to the storefront on Reseda Boulevard to box, shoot pool or play arcade video games.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1993 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 23 youths sitting around a large rosewood conference table in a Universal Studios office building had problems on their minds. Some were being pressed to sell drugs or share their test answers. Others were worried about their parents' fighting, or were facing punishment for messing up in school. The problems were from their own lives, but this time the solutions were turning out just fine, with lots of giggling and applause. That's because they were deciding the endings themselves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL
The LAPD's Jeopardy Foundation learned Wednesday that two other youth-oriented organizations will share its northeast Valley facility, officials said. Before the end of the year, the one-story building at 11844 Glenoaks Blvd. will house Valley Youth Initiative, which operates a job skills training program for youth, and Los Angeles County Juvenile Traffic Court.
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May 29, 1988 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
Everything about him said it was no big deal: How he kicked back in his chair. How he tossed his blue gang-rag on the table in the interrogation room. Threatening to kill a woman--so what? The woman was a sixth-grade teacher. The suspect, the case-hardened veteran sitting across from Detective Jeffrey Greer, was 11 years old. "I thought that was, like, the worst," Greer remembered thinking. The worst came when officers brought in two kids, ages 3 and 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Department's popular but cash-poor Jeopardy anti-gang program got a needed infusion of money Sunday as more than 35,000 people attended a daylong musical benefit at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area. Ticket sales from the seven-hour Latin music festival will go toward funding sports and recreational events for youths involved in Jeopardy, which was expanded this year from one division to cover the entire San Fernando Valley. The event raised about $70,000.
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September 25, 1992 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Jeff Schnaufer is a San Fernando writer
To Eddie Medina, Jeopardy is no TV game show, but another type of program that is keeping him out of trouble. Eddie, 14, of Arleta is one of a dozen youths participating in a new Los Angeles Police Department boxing program for those at risk of dropping out of school to become gangbangers. The program, called Jeopardy--Balancing the Odds, has been attracting formerly unreachable youths like Eddie since February with a disciplined mix of study time and boxing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
A Valleywide anti-gang program operated by the Los Angeles Police Department has received a $21,000 grant from the San Fernando Assn. of Realtors. "Only through the concerted efforts of all citizens, all businesses and all professionals will we be able to loosen the grip gangs have on many of our children," said Pat A. Zicarelli, the association's president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
Trying to make a difference in their community, an organization of San Fernando Valley realtors will donate $21,000 to a Los Angeles Police Department anti-gang program today. Representatives of the 6,800-member San Fernando Valley Assn. of Realtors will present a check for that amount during a news conference at the Foothill Youth Center in Pacoima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
The Los Angeles Police Department plans to hold a family music festival at the city's Hansen Dam Sports Center on July 12, with the proceeds used to help finance the department's anti-gang program in the San Fernando Valley. Councilman Ernani Bernardi, who represents the Hansen Dam area, introduced a motion Wednesday asking that city departments waive all fees that they would normally charge for use of the dam site. The motion is expected to be adopted next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Ten-year-old Domonique Paton may face dangers in her life, but stage fright isn't one of them. "I wasn't nervous at all," said the pigtailed Valley Village girl after bringing down the house Sunday at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood with her rendition of the folksy "We Haven't Finished Yet." Domonique's solo kicked off the first performance by the Martin Children's Dance Company, a 16-member troupe made up of at-risk youths ages 7 to 12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Los Angeles Police Officer Antonio Azpetia is trying to teach families in violent neighborhoods west of downtown how to resist the lifestyle of street gangs, he offers a simple mantra: "Ignorance is the seed of gangs."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1996 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A trio of Los Angeles Police Department youth programs may soon be bolstered by a substantial donation from an unnamed foundation, Mayor Richard Riordan said Sunday as he donned a hockey uniform to help raise funds for one of the programs. The mayor was at the Iceoplex to take part in a game pitting cops against celebrities to raise funds for the LAPD's Jeopardy anti-gang effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elizabeth Urbina learned at an early age how to move to the rhythms of her neighborhood. If one of her junior high schoolmates tried to bully her, Elizabeth would curl her fists--ready to fight for the respect she knew was crucial to a teen-ager's life in Pacoima. But when local gang members said that respect could come more easily if she joined their ranks, Elizabeth would sidestep that lifestyle with a smile and a "no, thank you." She did so because she's smart, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
Trying to make a difference in their community, an organization of San Fernando Valley realtors will donate $21,000 to a Los Angeles Police Department anti-gang program today. Representatives of the 6,800-member San Fernando Valley Assn. of Realtors will present a check for that amount during a news conference at the Foothill Youth Center in Pacoima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
A Valleywide anti-gang program operated by the Los Angeles Police Department has received a $21,000 grant from the San Fernando Assn. of Realtors. "Only through the concerted efforts of all citizens, all businesses and all professionals will we be able to loosen the grip gangs have on many of our children," said Pat A. Zicarelli, the association's president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles City Council this week allocated $4,000 to two youth programs at the Van Nuys Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. On Wednesday, the City Council granted $2,000 each to the police station's Jeopardy and Explorer Scout programs on a motion by Councilwoman Laura Chick. The money will come from community service funds of Chick's office. The Jeopardy program provides a sports program, tutoring and counseling to disadvantaged and at-risk youth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Los Angeles Police Officer Antonio Azpetia is trying to teach families in violent neighborhoods west of downtown how to resist the lifestyle of street gangs, he offers a simple mantra: "Ignorance is the seed of gangs."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles City Council this week allocated $4,000 to two youth programs at the Van Nuys Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. On Wednesday, the City Council granted $2,000 each to the police station's Jeopardy and Explorer Scout programs on a motion by Councilwoman Laura Chick. The money will come from community service funds of Chick's office. The Jeopardy program provides a sports program, tutoring and counseling to disadvantaged and at-risk youth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
The Hansen Dam Recreation Area will host thousands of families Sunday in a celebration of Mexican music to benefit a Los Angeles Police Department gang-intervention program. Sponsored by radio stations KLVE-FM 107.5 and KTNQ-AM 1020, "Extravaganza Sin Fronteras" (Extravaganza Without Borders) will feature such performers as Mijares, Pedro Fernandez, Marcos Llunas, Los Fugitivos and Alvaro Torres on two stages.
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