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September 3, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four months after rioters destroyed hundreds of liquor stores in South Los Angeles, the city Planning Commission will hold its first public hearings today on two markets whose owners are seeking city approval to rebuild.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1995
The Los Angeles City Council directed planning officials Wednesday to make full use of new state laws that help municipalities slow the spread of inner-city liquor stores. Many elected officials, community leaders and residents blame the concentration of liquor stores in South-Central Los Angeles for contributing to crime, blight and alcoholism in their neighborhoods.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1994 | K. CONNIE KANG and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To the distress of Korean American shopkeepers in South-Central Los Angeles, a raft of controversial city restrictions imposed on liquor stores after the 1992 riots withstood a state Supreme Court challenge Thursday. In an order opposed by two of the court's seven members, the high court rejected a challenge that had been mounted by a group of Korean American store owners and a public interest group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1994 | K. CONNIE KANG and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To the distress of Korean American shopkeepers in South-Central Los Angeles, a raft of controversial city restrictions imposed on liquor stores after the 1992 riots withstood a state Supreme Court challenge Thursday. In an order opposed by two of the court's seven members, the high court rejected a challenge that had been mounted by a group of Korean American store owners and a public interest group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1995
The Los Angeles City Council directed planning officials Wednesday to make full use of new state laws that help municipalities slow the spread of inner-city liquor stores. Many elected officials, community leaders and residents blame the concentration of liquor stores in South-Central Los Angeles for contributing to crime, blight and alcoholism in their neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1993
Three owners of liquor stores destroyed in last year's riots filed suit against the city of Los Angeles on Monday in an effort to stop the city from requiring zoning variances and conditional use permits for those who want to rebuild their stores. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit by Soo Chun Cha, David Kim, Daniel Whang and the nonprofit Korean-American Legal Advocacy Foundation also challenges the right of the city to conduct liquor license revocation proceedings in such cases.
NEWS
December 15, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
James Colquitt stocks bread, milk and school supplies at his convenience store in South Los Angeles. But three products--beer, wine and hard liquor--account for about half his sales, and Colquitt acknowledges that alcohol is critical to the little store's profitability. But alcohol also puts Fair-Way Liquor and its competitors at the center of an escalating conflict about drinking's impact on the inner city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People looking for spare change or a place to kill time loved Fred Ruff's convenience store. Those same people were also killing Ruff's business. "They'd worry you to death," he said. "Whenever a customer came in, they'd beg for dimes. And people would give them 50 cents just to get rid of them." Ruff, who has run his small market at 50th Street and Central Avenue since 1969, said the loitering problem has escalated in the last few years. "It would be the same people all the time," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1994 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Myung A. Chung could have just been another angry liquor store owner who fought city codes, ignored his community and turned a blind eye to the crime and blight around him. But instead, he paid attention to community protests and city demands for his cooperation. And on Thursday some of the same people who complained about his store honored him. "He bought into a real tough part of the city," said Jon Perica, a city zoning administrator who could have been Chung's nemesis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
A proposal to open a warehouse-style discount liquor store on Saticoy Street has won approval from the Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals. Howard Meister, owner of the Gourmet Pantry in Encino, wants to move his business to a larger shop in the 16900 block of Saticoy in Van Nuys and run it as a warehouse liquor outlet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1994 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Myung A. Chung could have just been another angry liquor store owner who fought city codes, ignored his community and turned a blind eye to the crime and blight around him. But instead, he paid attention to community protests and city demands for his cooperation. And on Thursday some of the same people who complained about his store honored him. "He bought into a real tough part of the city," said Jon Perica, a city zoning administrator who could have been Chung's nemesis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
A proposal to open a warehouse-style discount liquor store on Saticoy Street has won approval from the Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals. Howard Meister, owner of the Gourmet Pantry in Encino, wants to move his business to a larger shop in the 16900 block of Saticoy in Van Nuys and run it as a warehouse liquor outlet.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN
The City Council, continuing its hard-line stand on rebuilding liquor stores leveled in last year's riots, has agreed to allow a South-Central store to reopen under 18 new and stringent regulations. By a 12-0 vote, the council told the owners of ABEC Liquor, 3115 S. Western Ave., that they must abide by conditions that include shorter operating hours and hiring security guards during nighttime hours to prevent loitering and other public nuisances.
NEWS
October 17, 1993 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
Shorter business hours and additional security are among the conditions the city Planning Commission was asked to impose on owners of a liquor store destroyed during last year's riots. "This area has a lot of gangs, and with the liquor store, there were always a lot of people hanging out in front of it," said Victor Castro, an employee at Alejandra's Furniture in the 4600 block of Broadway. "We know it will reopen, but we want a guard posted there to help out if there are any problems."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1993
Three owners of liquor stores destroyed in last year's riots filed suit against the city of Los Angeles on Monday in an effort to stop the city from requiring zoning variances and conditional use permits for those who want to rebuild their stores. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit by Soo Chun Cha, David Kim, Daniel Whang and the nonprofit Korean-American Legal Advocacy Foundation also challenges the right of the city to conduct liquor license revocation proceedings in such cases.
NEWS
December 15, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
James Colquitt stocks bread, milk and school supplies at his convenience store in South Los Angeles. But three products--beer, wine and hard liquor--account for about half his sales, and Colquitt acknowledges that alcohol is critical to the little store's profitability. But alcohol also puts Fair-Way Liquor and its competitors at the center of an escalating conflict about drinking's impact on the inner city.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN
The City Council, continuing its hard-line stand on rebuilding liquor stores leveled in last year's riots, has agreed to allow a South-Central store to reopen under 18 new and stringent regulations. By a 12-0 vote, the council told the owners of ABEC Liquor, 3115 S. Western Ave., that they must abide by conditions that include shorter operating hours and hiring security guards during nighttime hours to prevent loitering and other public nuisances.
NEWS
October 17, 1993 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
Shorter business hours and additional security are among the conditions the city Planning Commission was asked to impose on owners of a liquor store destroyed during last year's riots. "This area has a lot of gangs, and with the liquor store, there were always a lot of people hanging out in front of it," said Victor Castro, an employee at Alejandra's Furniture in the 4600 block of Broadway. "We know it will reopen, but we want a guard posted there to help out if there are any problems."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People looking for spare change or a place to kill time loved Fred Ruff's convenience store. Those same people were also killing Ruff's business. "They'd worry you to death," he said. "Whenever a customer came in, they'd beg for dimes. And people would give them 50 cents just to get rid of them." Ruff, who has run his small market at 50th Street and Central Avenue since 1969, said the loitering problem has escalated in the last few years. "It would be the same people all the time," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four months after rioters destroyed hundreds of liquor stores in South Los Angeles, the city Planning Commission will hold its first public hearings today on two markets whose owners are seeking city approval to rebuild.
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