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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police on Thursday afternoon launched the city's second major narcotics sweep under an experimental, federal anti-crime program. Unlike a June 12 sweep which resulted in 30 arrests, Thursday's crackdown on several blocks of Myrtle Street yielded only four arrests. Police said the handful of arrests was a sign that their presence and the city's Operation Weed and Seed program was proving to be a success.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1997 | ELLIOT ZARET
A $225,000 federal grant will help the city keep a program that supporters say has rebuilt neighborhoods and kept at-risk children from gangs. The grant, announced this week by the Justice Department, will allow the city to continue its "Weed and Seed" program, which has been operating in the New Horizons neighborhood since 1995 and in the Mid-City neighborhood since 1992. The New Horizons neighborhood is bounded by Edinger and McFadden avenues and Raitt and Flower streets.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police and federal agents arrested 30 people and seized drugs and nearly a dozen automobiles Friday as part of a daylong sweep in a drug-plagued neighborhood targeted for help in a federal anti-crime, anti-poverty program. The arrests on the 2000 and 2100 blocks of West Myrtle Street represent what Santa Ana police said is the "initial enforcement effort" of Operation Weed and Seed.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before President Clinton took the oath of office Wednesday, Santa Ana already was standing in line for its share of urban aid dollars, lobbying for continuation of the anti-crime Weed and Seed program begun during the Bush Administration. Following a brief discussion this week with Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Henry G. Cisneros, Mayor Pro Tem Miguel A. Pulido Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first step toward implementing what is being described as a key ingredient of post-riot recovery efforts, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved two areas as test sites for Operation Weed and Seed, the widely promoted federal urban program. One of the sites is a nine-square-mile section of South Los Angeles--bordered by Vernon, Manchester, Western and Central avenues. The other is a 4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1992 | AJOWA IFATEYO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department has chosen Santa Ana and 15 other cities nationwide to receive $1 million each for an intense, experimental attack on gangs and drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced here Monday. The cities, chosen in part because of their significant crime problems, will bring together law enforcement and social service agencies in an orchestrated assault on a targeted neighborhood.
NEWS
August 11, 1992 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard (Digger) Phelps has been through this before. He's heard the nasty comments, felt the mounting tension. He knows what it's like to be taunted, to face a frustrated, angry group of people who don't trust him, don't like him, and wish he'd go away. During the 20 years he was head basketball coach at Notre Dame, Phelps would face this kind of hostility in sold-out arenas from Los Angeles to Philly. Fans would rag him for his flamboyant clothes, winning ways and brash persona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ
Few dispute the success of the first phase of an experimental anti-crime program in Santa Ana called Operation Weed and Seed. Drug dealers have been shooed away by intensified police patrols in the central city neighborhood, and residents are telling police that they are beginning to feel safer. But community and city officials conceded Thursday that the operation--one of 16 pilot projects nationwide--may have become a victim of its own success.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Atty. Gen. William P. Barr said Friday that the federal program "Operation Weed and Seed" has shown more dramatic results here than in any of the other 20 cities where it is being tried. "We're not declaring victory, but the initial indications are extremely encouraging," the nation's top lawyer said of the two-pronged program to weed out crime and seed neighborhood support programs in its place.
NEWS
July 25, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the corner of 51st and Main, mention the phrase "weed and seed" to passersby and they will point you in the direction of nearby South Park with instructions to ask for the groundskeeper. The words hold little resonance for residents who live in the neighborhood's mostly decaying tracts, where gunfire, drug dealing and abrupt violence encroach on everyday life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ
Few dispute the success of the first phase of an experimental anti-crime program in Santa Ana called Operation Weed and Seed. Drug dealers have been shooed away by intensified police patrols in the central city neighborhood, and residents are telling police that they are beginning to feel safer. But community and city officials conceded Thursday that the operation--one of 16 pilot projects nationwide--may have become a victim of its own success.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Los Angeles City Council members said Friday they now back a $19-million program to revitalize their inner-city neighborhoods, after winning a name change for the controversial program and assurances that its anti-crime component will not be too heavy-handed. Last week, the objections posed by the three lawmakers threatened to jeopardize the city's receipt of funds for the federal Weed and Seed program targeted at inner-city neighborhoods hard hit by last spring's rioting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling President Bush's key post-riot initiative outdated and divisive, a City Council committee Thursday rejected funding for the anti-crime component of the Weed and Seed program, putting in jeopardy $18 million in social service funding targeted at riot-stricken areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the aftermath of angry objections by residents to a federal anti-crime, anti-poverty program, some City Council members appear to be ready to reject a community-based policing plan that was to be tested in two areas hit hardest by last spring's civil unrest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal crime-fighting program touted as the key ingredient in riot recovery efforts was denounced as potentially racist and unconstitutional at a raucous public meeting in South-Central Los Angeles on Monday night. An overflow crowd of more than 200 residents gathered at Bethany Community Church and voiced a chorus of objections to the Justice Department-sponsored Weed and Seed program, which President Bush has proposed for Los Angeles after last spring's civil unrest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Atty. Gen. William P. Barr said Friday that the federal program "Operation Weed and Seed" has shown more dramatic results here than in any of the other 20 cities where it is being tried. "We're not declaring victory, but the initial indications are extremely encouraging," the nation's top lawyer said of the two-pronged program to weed out crime and seed neighborhood support programs in its place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1997 | ELLIOT ZARET
A $225,000 federal grant will help the city keep a program that supporters say has rebuilt neighborhoods and kept at-risk children from gangs. The grant, announced this week by the Justice Department, will allow the city to continue its "Weed and Seed" program, which has been operating in the New Horizons neighborhood since 1995 and in the Mid-City neighborhood since 1992. The New Horizons neighborhood is bounded by Edinger and McFadden avenues and Raitt and Flower streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1992
The Los Angeles version of President Bush's "Weed and Seed" program was officially unveiled Friday, but officials offered no new details of how the law enforcement and social services program will work. The specifics of the $19-million program will be worked out by two steering committees and will be discussed at of public hearings, local and federal officials said at a downtown news conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan on Thursday presented county school officials with a $3-million grant to provide family support services in two riot-ravaged areas that have become test sites for a controversial federal urban aid program. Ironically, the first grant to be presented under President Bush's Weed and Seed program is one that many critics of the program might otherwise applaud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Department unveiled its plan Thursday for using $800,000 in federal Weed and Seed funds to inaugurate community-based policing, even as a coalition of liberal organizations urged Mayor Tom Bradley and the City Council to reject implementation of President Bush's signature urban program.
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