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February 23, 1986
A former Los Angeles City Housing Authority police officer was sentenced to three years' probation and six months in the county jail for robbing a Pasadena gas station of $200. Leander Charles Moore Jr., 45, was convicted of robbery by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alexander Williams III after it was shown in a non-jury trial that the officer showed his police badge and claimed to be on emergency police business to gain access to the cashier's office of the filling station.
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February 7, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Inglewood woman has been sentenced to four months in jail for defrauding the Los Angeles City Housing Authority out of nearly $33,000 in rent subsidies. Gerry Colwart, 50, was sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. She pleaded no contest to one count of grand theft for illegally taking housing subsidies. Colwart was also placed on three years probation and was ordered to pay restitution, the amount of which will be determined at a hearing April 5.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Inglewood woman has been sentenced to four months in jail for defrauding the Los Angeles City Housing Authority out of nearly $33,000 in rent subsidies. Gerry Colwart, 50, was sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. She pleaded no contest to one count of grand theft for illegally taking housing subsidies. Colwart was also placed on three years probation and was ordered to pay restitution, the amount of which will be determined at a hearing April 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
An Arleta woman has been charged with grand theft in connection with an alleged scam in which she posed as a landlord to bilk a federal disaster relief program out of $11,309, authorities said. Patricia Kahn, 37, conducted the scam for more than a year, while the real owner of the Van Nuys dwelling was away attending to personal business, said Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn. The money came from a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
An Arleta woman has been charged with grand theft in connection with an alleged scam in which she posed as a landlord to bilk a federal disaster relief program out of $11,309, authorities said. Patricia Kahn, 37, conducted the scam for more than a year, while the real owner of the Van Nuys dwelling was away attending to personal business, said Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn. The money came from a U.S.
NEWS
February 9, 1989 | GLENN F. BUNTING and JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writers
In a bold effort to upgrade low-income housing in Watts, the Los Angeles City Housing Authority is planning to sell the dilapidated Jordan Downs public housing project to a private developer and use the proceeds to create new rent-subsidy programs in the inner city, The Times has learned.
NEWS
July 22, 1987
Funeral services for Homer Smith, former executive director of the Los Angeles City Housing Authority, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Sunnyside in Long Beach, family members said Tuesday. Smith, 54, who resigned from the Housing Authority in 1985 after 27 years as an employee of the city, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack while playing handball.
NEWS
March 18, 1986
The Los Angeles City Housing Authority announced Monday it is accepting applications from qualified senior citizens and disabled or handicapped persons at 10 city-owned low-cost rental apartment buildings. A spokesman said this is the first time in several years that there have been openings in these buildings. For information, applicants may phone (213) 732-0114.
REAL ESTATE
October 13, 1985
Construction is to begin later this month on Mariposa Gardens, a $5.2-million, two-story, 71-unit apartment complex that will have 20% of its one- and two-bedroom units administered by the Los Angeles City Housing Authority under its affordable housing program while the rest will be rented at the market rate. Designed by Ruegger Architects of Marina del Rey, the complex is being developed by Shapell Housing Inc.
NEWS
February 9, 1989 | GLENN F. BUNTING and JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writers
In a bold effort to upgrade low-income housing in Watts, the Los Angeles City Housing Authority is planning to sell the dilapidated Jordan Downs public housing project to a private developer and use the proceeds to create new rent-subsidy programs in the inner city, The Times has learned.
NEWS
February 23, 1986
A former Los Angeles City Housing Authority police officer was sentenced to three years' probation and six months in the county jail for robbing a Pasadena gas station of $200. Leander Charles Moore Jr., 45, was convicted of robbery by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alexander Williams III after it was shown in a non-jury trial that the officer showed his police badge and claimed to be on emergency police business to gain access to the cashier's office of the filling station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1985
A former Los Angeles City Housing Authority police officer was found guilty Wednesday of robbing a Pasadena self-service gas station of $200 last February. Leander Charles Moore Jr., 45, of Altadena was charged with having shown his badge and claiming that he was on emergency police business to gain access to the cashier's office. The attendant noted his car's license number.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996
It is often said that children in the inner city grow up too fast. The Los Angeles City Housing Authority on Thursday took a step to prolong childhood when it dedicated seven playgrounds in the Aliso Village Housing Community in Boyle Heights. The 685-unit complex, home to more than 2,500 people, was presented with new green, yellow and white swings, slides, sandboxes, monkey bars, and other playground equipment in a dedication ceremony led by Councilman Richard Alatorre.
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