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January 13, 1991 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until now, schools, law enforcement agencies and families have been more or less going it alone to oppose gangs in the south San Gabriel Valley. That era, officials say, is over. At La Puente Park on Saturday, an estimated 3,500 parents, children, law enforcement officers, educators and others rallied to denounce gangs.
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January 13, 1991 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until now, schools, law enforcement agencies and families have been more or less going it alone to oppose gangs in the south San Gabriel Valley. That era, officials say, is over. At La Puente Park on Saturday, an estimated 3,500 parents, children, law enforcement officers, educators and others rallied to denounce gangs.
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June 6, 1991
The Sheriff's Department will hold an anti-gang symposium Friday in the City of Industry for 300 youths from local school districts. The youths, from the Bassett, Hacienda La Puente and Rowland Unified school districts, will hear presentations from law enforcement and community leaders on the dangers of gang involvement and the importance of building self-esteem. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Industry Hills Conference and Recreation Center.
NEWS
February 10, 1991
As a follow-up to its recent anti-gang rally in La Puente, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has established a toll-free Gang Tip Hotline to report gang activity. Individuals can anonymously telephone (800) 56 GANGS. When an operator is not available, callers can leave a recorded message. The tip line is just one element of what the Sheriff's Department promises to be an all-out, anti-gang effort involving schools, businesses, churches and community groups.
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January 17, 1991 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not a gun was fired, but Rowland Unified School District officials said that last Saturday began the most serious battle yet over gang turf in the south San Gabriel Valley. And instead of dodging the bullets, it was district parents, students and employees who fired the first salvo, a verbal barrage of defiance in the form of blaring band instruments and chanting cheerleaders.
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October 27, 2008 | Scott Timberg, Timberg is a Times staff writer.
Over the last few years, Kelly Link has come to be regarded as perhaps the most imaginative writer working the rich territory where fantasy, ghost stories and faerie tales come together with literary fiction. Handbags have entire civilizations in them; a poor woman who needs train fare sells her niece to a wizard. "The zombies were like Canadians," one story goes, "in that they looked enough like real people at first to fool you."
NEWS
October 31, 1991
Clinton Nixon, 69, 19-year incumbent, former retail grocery manager and businessman. As board member, improved teachers' salaries, avoided financial problems and labor disputes, acquired drug-sniffing dogs for district. "It is important that we have continuity of direction as the district continues to grow and expand in programs and facilities." Anthony J.
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