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October 15, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Northmore is a man in an awkward position. He used to be the director of the Harbor City Teen Post, but money for the center dried up three months ago, and it is defunct. But even with no money, no building, no staff and only the most meager equipment, Northmore plods along. Northmore, 53, no longer has a job, but more important, Harbor City's youth don't have a teen center.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Northmore is a man in an awkward position. He used to be the director of the Harbor City Teen Post, but money for the center dried up three months ago, and it is defunct. But even with no money, no building, no staff and only the most meager equipment, Northmore plods along. Northmore, 53, no longer has a job, but more important, Harbor City's youth don't have a teen center.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1988 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, Times Staff Writer
At an anti-gang meeting of parents and police Tuesday at LAPD's Harbor Division, Louise DeDeaux learned about a nickname for her east Wilmington neighborhood that has been circulating lately. Ghost Town. The name seemed eerily appropriate in the aftermath of last weekend's bloody gang-related shootings, when four people were killed and seven injured in Wilmington and Harbor City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1993 | CHRISTINA LIMA and staff reports
BALD AND BEAUTIFUL: For 76-year-old Milan Qualls, the best part of winning a baldness competition was the many kisses planted on his pate. "The ladies simply love bald men," said Qualls, who last week bested 25 others to win the Be Bald and Be Free Day competition at the Inglewood Senior Center. The man with the fewest hairs won. This was the first such competition at the center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1990 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The madness began in late April. A car full of Harbor City gang members drove to Wilmington one night and started shooting. They sped back home and were chased by some Wilmington toughs. There were more shots. And one of the Harbor City teen-agers was dead in his own hometown. That's how it started. And ever since that shooting, they'll tell you, it's been crazy, really, in both communities. Especially around Normont Terrace, a crime-plagued housing project in Harbor City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
They shop at the Galleria at South Bay. They take their dates to movies at the Old Towne Mall. And they play video games at the Aladdin's Castle arcade in Del Amo Fashion Center. Police say these three large South Bay shopping malls in Torrance and Redondo Beach--cities with few local gangs--are increasingly attracting gang members. Authorities and some merchants are watchful of the new arrivals from elsewhere in the county, but they say business has continued undiminished so far, and there have been few incidents to alarm shoppers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles police officers responding to a call of "shots fired" arrived at Frampton Avenue in Harbor City just in time to spot a line of teen-agers--dressed gang style in khaki pants and white T-shirts--hurrying into a drab yellow office building. As Sgt. Danny Contreras told it later, he had no idea on that Saturday night that the building where the young men fled was the Harbor City Teen Post.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1990 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The madness began in late April. A car full of Harbor City gang members drove to Wilmington one night and started shooting. They sped back home and were chased by some Wilmington toughs. There were more shots. And one of the Harbor City teen-agers was dead in his own hometown. That's how it started. And ever since that shooting, they'll tell you, it's been crazy, really, in both communities. Especially around Normont Terrace, a crime-plagued housing project in Harbor City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
A new, $1-million federal program will fight gangs and drugs in the harbor area by creating "an integrated community system," says Robert Polakow, the county employee who will oversee it. A few Lakers tickets might help more, says gang worker John Northmore. Tickets to sports events are one of the incentives that Northmore, a counselor with the Harbor City Teen Post, uses to keep the sometimes unruly members of the Harbor City Peewee Gang off the streets and out of trouble.
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December 15, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cruz seemed to be your run-of-the-mill teen-age pothead. The Narbonne High School junior ditched classes regularly. He seldom did his homework. He had a kick-back schedule that included ceramics, auto shop, physical education and work in the main office. He smoked cigarettes and wore a T-shirt advertising the heavy-metal band WASP. And he spent a lot of time looking to buy marijuana and cocaine.
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December 1, 1985 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
Rev. Leo David Nieto confronts the reality of street gangs almost every day. Members of his congregation at the Atlantic Avenue Methodist Church often come to Nieto with tales of gang violence near their homes. Gang members have sprayed graffiti on Nieto's house in central Long Beach and scrawled their names in a bathroom in the church. Those signs of gang activity trouble the minister. More disturbing to him is the city's failure to deal aggressively with the problem.
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