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March 6, 1986
Jerry W. Johnston has been named executive vice president of Security Pacific National Bank and deputy administrator of the capital markets system, where he is chief financial officer. He will also serve on the management committee of the bank, the primary subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Security Pacific Corp.
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August 20, 2003 | Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writer
A yearlong effort to unionize Los Angeles security guards got a boost Tuesday from a coalition of African American community leaders, including City Councilman Bernard C. Parks, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and the Rev. Norman Johnson, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of L.A.
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December 6, 1987
A guard and a field supervisor for a Los Angeles security firm have been accused of conspiring in an attempted armed robbery Wednesday night at a Redondo Beach Thrifty drug store. Police arrested Kevin Taylor, 27, of Los Angeles and John Gardoza, 64, of Carson shortly after the 10 p.m. closing of the Hawthorne Boulevard Thrifty on Wednesday. Redondo Beach detectives charged that Taylor, a supervisor with USPS Security Inc., used a pistol to force employees into the back office of the store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2003 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Representatives of the nation's shippers, truckers and dockworkers offered a congressional panel a host of ideas Thursday on how to better secure U.S. seaports from terrorist attacks. Meeting in San Pedro, they brainstormed about worker identification cards, thicker cargo containers and high-tech sensors to track cargo from Singapore to Los Angeles. But despite the wealth of ideas, no one could answer the most nagging question of all: Where is the money to pay for it?
BUSINESS
August 20, 2003 | Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writer
A yearlong effort to unionize Los Angeles security guards got a boost Tuesday from a coalition of African American community leaders, including City Councilman Bernard C. Parks, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and the Rev. Norman Johnson, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2003 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Representatives of the nation's shippers, truckers and dockworkers offered a congressional panel a host of ideas Thursday on how to better secure U.S. seaports from terrorist attacks. Meeting in San Pedro, they brainstormed about worker identification cards, thicker cargo containers and high-tech sensors to track cargo from Singapore to Los Angeles. But despite the wealth of ideas, no one could answer the most nagging question of all: Where is the money to pay for it?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1988 | EDWARD J. BOYER
With their red berets, red-and-white T-shirts and paramilitary demeanor, the New York City-spawned Guardian Angels arrived in Los Angeles nearly seven years ago amid a cascade of publicity. The band of mostly young male volunteers, the self-described "extra eyes and ears" for the police, has patrolled crime-ridden streets, on the lookout for criminal activity.
NEWS
June 5, 1992 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County residents, evidently alarmed by law enforcement's problems in protecting them from violent crime, bought a record number of firearms in the wake of the recent riots, California Department of Justice officials said Thursday. A tally of dealers' sales records required by state law confirms the widely held perception that Californians in general, and Los Angeles-area residents in particular, have armed themselves as never before. State Atty. Gen.
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May 10, 1992 | STEPHEN BRAUN and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four thousand Army soldiers and Marines sent to quell the recent week's civil disorders were sent home Saturday from riot-scarred Los Angeles, leaving the streets patrolled by National Guard units and a battle-weary police force demoralized by public bickering over their readiness and performance during the unrest.
NEWS
May 3, 1992
In the past, federal troop deployments have included: * 1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered 26,500 federal troops sent to Baltimore, Chicago and Washington when disorder erupted across the country after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. * 1967: President Johnson ordered federal troops sent to Detroit after two days of rioting in July. * 1960s: Federal troops were used during anti-war demonstrations in the 1960s and 1970s.
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November 29, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the chill of winter bearing down on Southern California, emergency shelter operators are preparing for homeless people seeking to come in from the cold. But this year, emergency shelters operating in National Guard armories in Los Angeles and Orange counties will enforce tighter security measures, requiring homeless people to show photo identification (those without will be issued an ID) and to allow their belongings to be searched nightly, officials said.
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October 27, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only some of the hundreds of commercial drivers who pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport have undergone security background checks, despite having access to the terminal's curbs that have been made off-limits to the driving public. Limousine and shuttle bus drivers are not required to undergo special screenings for their jobs, unlike taxi drivers, who for years have had their backgrounds scrutinized, officials said.
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October 25, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn's task force on waterfront security has opened talks on the most politically sensitive item on its anti-terrorist agenda: possible background checks of the 25,000 people who work each day at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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October 6, 2001 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn on Friday announced the formation of two task forces to deal with local security and economic concerns in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The 16-member Economic Impact Task Force will assess financial fallout from the attacks and develop proposals to assist businesses and workers. "There is no question the economy is slowing down," Hahn said at a news conference announcing the formation of the group.
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October 2, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON and RICHARD O'REILLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
News helicopters are back in the air, but those high-speed car chases and brush fires may have to occur in the San Fernando Valley or eastern Los Angeles and southern Orange counties to get any coverage. It's just one of the many effects--some social, some economic--of lingering flight restrictions. Although the Federal Aviation Administration has eased some restrictions on flying, it is still roping off much of the airspace above the Los Angeles area and 29 other cities with major airports.
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August 3, 2000 | JIM NEWTON and MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Conflicted over how to react to projected traffic tie-ups and protests during this month's Democratic National Convention, some downtown businesses are closing their doors while others, including some of the area's biggest property owners, are urging their tenants to show up for work and welcome delegates to town. Among those preparing to shut down their downtown offices and send employees elsewhere are the Gas Co. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
NEWS
September 17, 1987 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer and
Marguerite Ewing dressed her toy poodle in the Vatican colors and clutched it tightly to keep it from being blown away when the Pope landed in her San Fernando Valley neighborhood Wednesday morning. Helicopters carrying Pope John Paul II and U.S. bishops to the San Fernando Mission landed on a ball field about 100 yards from a 130-home subdivision where Ewing lives.
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October 6, 2001 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn on Friday announced the formation of two task forces to deal with local security and economic concerns in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The 16-member Economic Impact Task Force will assess financial fallout from the attacks and develop proposals to assist businesses and workers. "There is no question the economy is slowing down," Hahn said at a news conference announcing the formation of the group.
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July 28, 2000 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal by the Los Angeles Police Department to take charge of a media helicopter for shooting videotape of protests and other events downtown during the Democratic National Convention is raising questions of press independence and police tactics. Some fear it will make local television a branch of the LAPD. Others say it is the only way to provide vital images to the public.
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July 26, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office will avoid calling police to testify in court during the Democratic National Convention to allow the Los Angeles Police Department to keep as many officers as possible on the streets when as many as 50,000 protesters are expected to converge on the city. A memo being circulated to prosecutors asks them "to assist LAPD in maintaining the public's safety during the convention," which runs Aug. 14-17 at Staples Center.
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