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NEWS
November 28, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder, Los Angeles Times
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 10 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Silver Lake (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.5 over the last three months. Toluca Lake (G) topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts.
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WORLD
March 7, 2010 | By Batsheva Sobelman
The gym is packed with dozens of children, all dressed up for the Jewish holiday of Purim: Spider-Men, Batmen, fairies, Aladdins and princesses. Mothers sit on the side in bubbly chatter, some wearing Muslim head scarves, others gold or silver crosses. The clown hosting the event invites the children on stage to show off their costumes and sing a song in Arabic that everybody knows. Even though most of them are Arabs, they can't think of one. They ask to sing a Hebrew Purim song instead.
HEALTH
October 20, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
People who move from a poor neighborhood to a better-off one could end up thinner and healthier than those who stay behind, according to an urban housing experiment that tracked low-income residents in five major cities for 10 to 15 years. The research, set up by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, shows that health is closely linked to the environments people live in — and that social policies to change those environments or move people away from blighted areas could be a key tactic in fighting the "diabesity" epidemic.
OPINION
March 30, 1997
I took great interest in "They Did Go Home Again" (March 23), about Angelenos resettling in the neighborhoods where they grew up. Although I grew up in San Pedro, I've lived the past 20 years in the neighborhood where my grandfather grew up. When he was riding his donkey cart here on dirt streets (I have a photo of him with his sister in this cart), this neighborhood was called Exposition Park. It is now called North University Park. My great-grandfather moved his family here because it was the best neighborhood in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Eleven Los Angeles neighborhoods--including three in the Valley--should begin reaping the benefits of the Targeted Neighborhoods Initiative by the beginning of next year, city officials said Monday. Created by Mayor Richard Riordan and approved by the City Council in March, the $33-million program will use federal funds to help community organizations make a variety of improvements in their areas.
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