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November 8, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just a block away from a sheriff's station and Lakewood City Hall, gunfire erupted in a crowded multiplex theater late Wednesday night, setting off pandemonium that resulted in three injuries and hundreds of screaming patrons ducking or running for cover. About 600 people were inside the Pacific Lakewood Theater for the opening night showing of "Set It Off," a movie about a crime spree starring rap artist Queen Latifah, when the gunfire broke out. No arrests were made.
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July 15, 1996 | THOMAS CURWEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On most Saturday mornings, Donald Waldie is out weeding his frontyard, which he will say desperately needs it, but don't be deceived. The azaleas are a little burned out, but the lawn is green and well-manicured. Waldie lives in Lakewood, and his home is one of the hundreds of homes that make up the nearly anonymous patchwork of suburbs in southeast Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1995
Debt problems are forcing the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce onto the street after the City Council withdrew its offer of free rent at a local community center. Council members voted last week to serve the chamber a 30-day eviction notice to move it out of Burns Community Service Center, 5510 Clark Ave. The chamber had been housed there rent-free on the condition that it reduce its debt, a task t did not accomplish. Chamber officials will not disclose the size of the debt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1995
Lakewood residents won't be hearing talk shows or drive-time disc jockeys on LKWD 1620 AM, but when disaster strikes, they might hear information that could save their lives. City officials recently launched the 10-watt radio station to serve as a lifeline to the city's 74,000 residents in case of an emergency such as an earthquake or flood. Listeners will be able to obtain information about where they can get medical assistance, find shelter and get food and water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1995
An award-winning house--it's a vision that drives ordinary homeowners to spend hours matching paint samples, debating the merits of granite vs. marble, and various shades of bougainvillea. Now imagine the challenge of winning such an award in a city populated by nearly identical tract homes. Take Lakewood, where two-thirds of the housing stock was built from just seven floor plans. About 450 residents entered the annual city-sponsored Lakewood Beautiful contest.
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March 18, 1995 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle is over a piece of ground, a tiny swatch in the vast patchwork that is Southern California. The abandoned Navy hospital, fenced off and locked up, sits on the northeast corner of Long Beach, another casualty of military downsizing. It is here, where the stakes amount to a mere 30 acres of land, that one of the most contentious disputes the Navy can recall over reuse of military land is unfolding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1991
Responding to strong conservation by residents and businesses, the Lakewood City Council has repealed the city's mandatory water conservation program. The decision Tuesday night took effect immediately. The 58,000 residents and 1,000 business and industrial customers served by the municipal water system have cut water use by 28% since the city's mandatory program took effect last March, said Jim Glancy, Lakewood's water superintendent.
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