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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times
People with Chinese or Vietnamese roots are as segregated as Latinos in neighborhoods nationwide, a study from Brown University has found. In Los Angeles and Orange counties, the pattern is even more extreme - and has grown more so over the last two decades. But the same study suggests that that may not necessarily be a problem. In many cities, some Asian Americans live in neighborhoods that appear "separate but equal," with incomes and education levels as high or higher than largely white neighborhoods, researchers said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2010 | By Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
Serious gang-related crime has tumbled 40% over the last three years in the troubled neighborhoods surrounding the sites of Summer Night Lights, Los Angeles' park program designed to curb violence, newly assembled police data show. This was the third summer that City Hall has run Summer Night Lights, offering recreational activities, mentoring and counseling programs, meals and other services at parks and public housing complexes. Launched in the summer of 2008, Summer Night Lights expanded to 24 sites this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 13 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Arleta (A) was the most unusual, recording five reports compared with a weekly average of 1.4 over the last three months. Elysian Valley (I) topped the list of five neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded three property crimes compared with its weekly average of 1.2 over the last three months.
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