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August 31, 1992
The Column Right on "illegals" and crime (Aug. 16) by Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) once again highlighted the xenophobia and lack of perspective shared by the author and his party. Gallegly's statistics on the number of "illegal" criminals and the rate of crime committed by them appeal to our societal xenophobia while overshadowing the real crime issues facing our society today; 62% of the state's convicted felons (of all ethnic backgrounds) are rearrested while on parole within three years (Feb.
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June 3, 1997 | MATT LAIT and MATEA GOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Standing in the doorway of her Mexican restaurant along 1st Street in Boyle Heights on Monday, Genoveva Mendoza didn't need any crime statistics to tell her life was getting better in her corner of America. "I've been here the last 18 years, and I've never before seen it like this," said Mendoza, 52. "The police come by a lot and make the gang members leave--they've really tried to clean up the street. Hopefully it will stay this way." Nationally, serious crime was down 7% last year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1997 | MATT LAIT and MATEA GOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Standing in the doorway of her Mexican restaurant along 1st Street in Boyle Heights on Monday, Genoveva Mendoza didn't need any crime statistics to tell her life was getting better in her corner of America. "I've been here the last 18 years, and I've never before seen it like this," said Mendoza, 52. "The police come by a lot and make the gang members leave--they've really tried to clean up the street. Hopefully it will stay this way." Nationally, serious crime was down 7% last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1992
The Column Right on "illegals" and crime (Aug. 16) by Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) once again highlighted the xenophobia and lack of perspective shared by the author and his party. Gallegly's statistics on the number of "illegal" criminals and the rate of crime committed by them appeal to our societal xenophobia while overshadowing the real crime issues facing our society today; 62% of the state's convicted felons (of all ethnic backgrounds) are rearrested while on parole within three years (Feb.
NEWS
April 8, 1997
Leanore Isabel Minghini, 82, community volunteer who aided disadvantaged young people. Minghini, a native of Glendora, served on the Los Angeles County Crime Commission. She began her volunteer efforts in schools, quickly learning the needs and problems of at-risk youth. She was president of Project HEAVY, an acronym standing for Human Efforts Aimed at Vitalizing Youth, and president of Friends Unlimited, which attempted to prevent juvenile delinquency.
MAGAZINE
August 5, 1990
There was nothing in "L.A. vs O.C.: A Special Report" (June 17) that a 10-minute drive through either county would not reveal. Generally, the article was a presentation of data of well-known facts. That is, Orange County: Republican, white, "parties," wealth, condos, surfers. Los Angeles County: Polluted, crime, urbane, culture sites, freeways, racial diversity. What I said in two sentences took Patt Morrison ("Family Feud") 12 pages. What a waste. HAATSARI KAGURABADZA Long Beach
NEWS
September 28, 1986
Bellflower and Lakewood are the first among six Southeast cities to help fund a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crime Task Force. The councils of both cities have voted unanimously to participate in the program conducted by the Lakewood sheriff's station. Other cities served by the Lakewood station, and which can join the program, are Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens and Paramount. According to station commander Capt. Stephen O. Batchelor and Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2002 | Nancy Wride and Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writers
A Long Beach man whose job history includes Christmas tree deliveryman and supermarket bag boy has been arrested as the suspected sexual predator responsible for attacking 31 women in Southern California and Seattle, police announced Monday. Police had pleaded with the public for extra vigilance after the latest attack last week, but Long Beach Police Chief Anthony W. Batts on Monday credited old-fashioned police work for the arrest of Mark Wayne Rathbun, 32.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1991 | RON SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Ventura County continues to have the lowest crime rate of any major county in the West, it showed an increase in crime in 1990 in contrast with a general decrease for California, according to FBI statistics. Ventura County had 3,957.5 crimes per 100,000 people last year, an increase of 3.7% over 1989. That contrasted with a 2.4% decrease in crime for the state, the FBI's annual report on crime in the United States said. The report was released this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013
Many remember the fear that swept across Southern California during “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez's months-long rampage of sexual assault and murder in 1984 and '85. Ramirez died Friday morning of natural causes  at Marin General Hospital, state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman said. He was 53. A Los Angeles jury convicted him in the 13 killings. He was sentenced to death and had been serving time on death row in San Quentin since 1989. FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ramirez found guilty   In most of the cases, Ramirez entered homes in the early morning hours through open windows or doors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1986 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
The blood-alcohol level of an alleged wrong-way driver accused of killing four people Thursday in a head-on collision was almost twice the legal limit, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Daniel E. Murray, 25, of Lancaster was driving east on the westbound Ventura Freeway in Agoura, according to the highway patrol, when his pickup truck sideswiped two autos, then rammed into a car containing three family members and the girlfriend of a high school basketball player.
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