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September 19, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
In Wild West folklore, the local sheriff would deputize a few hardy men to round up the outlaws and clean up the town. Today, the goal for residents around Leeward and Westmoreland avenues is the same. Although the Los Angeles Police Department isn't giving badges to citizens, it is calling for civic participation in the fight against crime.
August 6, 1995 | LESLIE BERESTEIN
A tutoring class has helped 15 junior and senior high school students do more than just improve their grades. For students such as Mikey James, 12, a boy about to graduate from a nine-month tutoring program at the Heart of Los Angeles Youth center, the class has helped them keep their lives together in a neighborhood where many youths end up on the street.
July 29, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The latest Miracle Mile boutique hotel started out as a '50s-era medical building, though you wouldn't know it from the modern glass facade and rooftop pool. Hotel Wilshire -- not to be confused with the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown L.A. or the Wilshire Hotel at 3515 Wilshire Blvd. -- is to open Sept. 1 with introductory rates starting at $195 a night. The deal: The seven-story hotel has 74 contemporary rooms and a pool, restaurant and lounge area with views of the hills called the Roof on Wilshire.
July 3, 1987 | JAMES F. PELTZ, Times Staff Writer
Carnation Co. said Thursday that it plans to move its headquarters out of the Mid-Wilshire district, probably to a site north or east of downtown Los Angeles. No final decisions on the relocation or scheduled moving date have been made, but areas being considered range from Studio City east to Pomona, said Carnation spokeswoman Celeste Miller.
November 16, 1986
A group of Korean investors led by Dr. Kee W. Ha has leased the five-story Transport Indemnity Insurance Building, 3670 Wilshire Blvd., from Great American Insurance Co. in a 10-year lease valued at more than $5 million, according to Thomas N. Klein, partner, L. A. West commercial real estate brokers, Santa Monica. L.A. West represented Great American, and Apple Realty, Los Angeles, the Korean group. Klein said that Ha is purchasing the 12-story Texaco building at 3350 Wilshire Blvd.
March 7, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Luis Rodrigues, a janitor who works in a Mid-Wilshire office building, relies on the same health coverage plan as most of his fellow janitors. "If I get sick I just pray to God that I'll get better because I don't have the money to go to a doctor," he said. About 60% of the approximately 250 janitors in the Mid-Wilshire area belong to Local 399 of the Service Employees International Union, union organizers said. Union janitors earn $5 an hour; non-union janitors generally earn $4.
August 15, 1993
Assistant Chief Bernard Parks, director of operations for the Los Angeles Police Department, will be the featured speaker at a community meeting Friday at Third Street Elementary School, 201 S. June St. Parks will talk about community-based policing, patrol services and the transitional process under way within the LAPD, said Marie Gaines, president of the Wilshire Area Community Coalition, which is holding the 7 p.m. meeting.
January 23, 1994
The 14th annual Run Against Crime, sponsored by the Wilshire Community Police Council, is scheduled for Feb. 20 and includes 5-K and 10-K runs as well as a 2-K run for children up to 10. The races will start and finish at Wilshire and Rimpau boulevards, with the first race beginning at 8 a.m. Registration, which includes a long-sleeved T-shirt, costs $16; registration on the day of the race is $18. George Takei, who played Mr.
March 22, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A 28-year-old man believed to be the so-called Mid-Wilshire bandit was captured Wednesday afternoon by Beverly Hills police, who began pursuing him immediately after he allegedly held up a Wilshire Boulevard bank. When officers arrested Devere A. Jones about two miles from a Bank of America branch in the 8300 block of Wilshire, they found $1,200 stuffed in his socks and underwear.
August 16, 1987
A Westside youth won a gold medal in chemistry at the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics in New York, according to the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. The winner was Robert Jones, who was presented with $1,000 in addition to the medal. He lives in the Mid-Wilshire area and is a student at the King/Drew Medical Health Science Magnet, a high school in the Willowbrook area.
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