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July 18, 1990
Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey has been recertified. Barry Nidorf, chief probation officer of Los Angeles County, told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that the California Youth Authority restored Los Padrinos' certificate Monday night after deciding that the crowded facility is providing proper sleeping conditions. Los Padrinos was decertified because youths were sleeping on four-inch mattresses that didn't meet state standards.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1998
Police have arrested a 15-year-old Gardena boy in the shooting death of his classmate. Sang Ho Lee, 15, died Tuesday at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a day after his friend pointed a gun at him and squeezed the trigger, said Gardena Police Lt. Ron Panter. "He thought it was unloaded," Panter said. Lee was at his friend's home in the 17500 block of South Budlong Avenue in Gardena when he was shot in the back of the head at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Panter said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1990 | From United Press International
Undercover sheriff's deputies posing first as narcotics buyers and then as street dealers arrested a cocaine seller and 10 customers in the Scottsdale Estates area of Carson, authorities said Sunday. The area around Scottsdale South Street, from Boot Hill Lane to Cactus Lane, was targeted by narcotic deputies from the Carson, Lakewood, Lomita, Lynwood and Firestone stations.
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January 22, 1993 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of a teen-ager after a struggle with staffers in county Juvenile Hall was ruled a homicide in an autopsy report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Anthony Dion Bowie, 16, did not die from a chokehold but from a spinal cord injury, according to the autopsy. Coroner's spokesman Scott Carrier said Bowie's injuries were not of the sort that would have been evident had a chokehold caused the death. Bowie died Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989
A teen-ager was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon Wednesday in connection with the burning of a 6-year-old playmate in Cudahy earlier this week. The incident occurred as five boys were playing in a lot behind the Atlantis Motel. Police said motel residents reported that the 14-year-old suspect and 6-year-old Phil Kowal Jr. were fighting, and that the older boy dumped gasoline over Kowal and set him on fire. One of the playmates, Raul Silav, 10, said the incident, which left Kowal with first- and second-degree burns on his face, neck and left arm, happened while the boys were running in and out of puddles of ignited gas. Kowal was in serious but stable condition at County-USC Medical Center, hospital officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1998
Police have arrested a 15-year-old Gardena boy in the shooting death of his classmate. Sang Ho Lee, 15, died Tuesday at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a day after his friend pointed a gun at him and squeezed the trigger, said Gardena Police Lt. Ron Panter. "He thought it was unloaded," Panter said. Lee was at his friend's home in the 17500 block of South Budlong Avenue in Gardena when he was shot in the back of the head at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Panter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1990 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county juvenile hall in Downey became a mattress factory on Thursday as workers frantically stitched, stuffed and stacked four new beds an hour in an effort to bring the facility into compliance with state regulations. The frantic effort at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall came a day after the California Youth Authority decertified the overcrowded 33-year-old facility because minors were sleeping on the floor and it failed to meet fire safety codes.
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June 6, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed near South Gate Monday, and two 13-year-olds were arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, authorities said. Investigators said all three belonged to the same gang. However, the 20-year-old sister of one of the suspects said the shooting was an accident and that "all three boys were friends." "They hung around together," she said. The victim was killed by a shotgun blast shortly before 2 p.m. in the 2400 block of Cole Place in Walnut Park, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, Sheriff's Deputy Pat Hunter said.
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February 27, 1989 | From United Press International
Two of eight gang members who beat up a pair of guards and escaped from a county juvenile facility in Downey were back in custody Sunday, one arrested by police and the other turning himself in after 12 hours of freedom, authorities said. Shirley Gray, superintendent of Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, said six other youths, one 16-year-old and five 17-year-olds, remained free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1993 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of a teen-ager after a struggle with staffers in county Juvenile Hall was ruled a homicide in an autopsy report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Anthony Dion Bowie, 16, did not die from a chokehold but from a spinal cord injury, according to the autopsy. Coroner's spokesman Scott Carrier said Bowie's injuries were not of the sort that would have been evident had a chokehold caused the death. Bowie died Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1992 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 16-year-old juvenile court ward died of an apparent chokehold in a high-security wing of Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall after a struggle with two staff members trying to restrain him, authorities said Wednesday. Police and the Los Angeles County coroner's office are investigating the death of Dion Anthony Bowie, an alleged Los Angeles gang member, who was taken to Downey Community Hospital by paramedics Tuesday night after they found him on the floor of his single cell.
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July 18, 1990 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for a teen-ager who says he was brutalized by police last month then denied adequate treatment for nearly two days while being held at Central Juvenile Hall demanded Tuesday that county supervisors launch a full-scale investigation into medical conditions at the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1990
Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey has been recertified. Barry Nidorf, chief probation officer of Los Angeles County, told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that the California Youth Authority restored Los Padrinos' certificate Monday night after deciding that the crowded facility is providing proper sleeping conditions. Los Padrinos was decertified because youths were sleeping on four-inch mattresses that didn't meet state standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1990 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county juvenile hall in Downey became a mattress factory on Thursday as workers frantically stitched, stuffed and stacked four new beds an hour in an effort to bring the facility into compliance with state regulations. The frantic effort at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall came a day after the California Youth Authority decertified the overcrowded 33-year-old facility because minors were sleeping on the floor and it failed to meet fire safety codes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unprecedented move, the California Youth Authority on Wednesday decertified one of Los Angeles County's three juvenile hall facilities because it was in violation of health and safety regulations. The move against 33-year-old Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey could render the county "highly vulnerable to liability lawsuits," regional CYA Administrator Rito Rosa said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1990 | From United Press International
Undercover sheriff's deputies posing first as narcotics buyers and then as street dealers arrested a cocaine seller and 10 customers in the Scottsdale Estates area of Carson, authorities said Sunday. The area around Scottsdale South Street, from Boot Hill Lane to Cactus Lane, was targeted by narcotic deputies from the Carson, Lakewood, Lomita, Lynwood and Firestone stations.
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February 13, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Two juveniles, including a 14-year-old boy, were booked for investigation of murder in Sunday's shooting death of a Union Oil Co. official, Claremont police said Tuesday. Taken into custody Monday afternoon were a 17-year-old boy, the alleged gunman; and a 14-year-old boy, Detective Mike Cushman said. Their names cannot be released because they are juveniles. The boys, both residents of adjacent Pomona, were taken to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unprecedented move, the California Youth Authority on Wednesday decertified one of Los Angeles County's three juvenile hall facilities because it was in violation of health and safety regulations. The move against 33-year-old Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey could render the county "highly vulnerable to liability lawsuits," regional CYA Administrator Rito Rosa said.
NEWS
June 6, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed near South Gate Monday, and two 13-year-olds were arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, authorities said. Investigators said all three belonged to the same gang. However, the 20-year-old sister of one of the suspects said the shooting was an accident and that "all three boys were friends." "They hung around together," she said. The victim was killed by a shotgun blast shortly before 2 p.m. in the 2400 block of Cole Place in Walnut Park, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, Sheriff's Deputy Pat Hunter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989
A teen-ager was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon Wednesday in connection with the burning of a 6-year-old playmate in Cudahy earlier this week. The incident occurred as five boys were playing in a lot behind the Atlantis Motel. Police said motel residents reported that the 14-year-old suspect and 6-year-old Phil Kowal Jr. were fighting, and that the older boy dumped gasoline over Kowal and set him on fire. One of the playmates, Raul Silav, 10, said the incident, which left Kowal with first- and second-degree burns on his face, neck and left arm, happened while the boys were running in and out of puddles of ignited gas. Kowal was in serious but stable condition at County-USC Medical Center, hospital officials said.
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