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October 5, 1989 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
Nearly two years after San Pedro residents first expressed concern about apartment development along Pacific Avenue, the Los Angeles City Council has enacted an ordinance intended to curb such growth and promote commercial revitalization along a 26-block stretch of the street. The Pacific Avenue interim control ordinance, adopted Wednesday by a 12-0 vote, is a temporary measure that will place restrictions on development for the next year, while city planners draft permanent controls.
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May 6, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, who starred in the 1970s show "Welcome Back, Kotter," was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic abuse, police said. Jacobs, who played Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington on the show, was roller-skating with his girlfriend at 2:30 p.m. near Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard when they got into an argument, authorities said.
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May 6, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, who starred in the 1970s show "Welcome Back, Kotter," was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic abuse, police said. Jacobs, who played Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington on the show, was roller-skating with his girlfriend at 2:30 p.m. near Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard when they got into an argument, authorities said.
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September 29, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Two young men were arrested Saturday on suspicion of raping an unconscious 17-year-old acquaintance in a car, authorities said. Santiago Gutierrez, 19, and Franco Holguin, 18, were taken into custody about 1:30 a.m. after Oxnard Police Officer John Brisslinger found them in a car in the 600 block of Pacific Avenue. The victim was treated at St. John's Regional Medical Center and released, police said.
NEWS
April 16, 1989
A financial emergency has forced the California Historical Society to close the doors of its Pacific Avenue library in San Francisco and lay off about half its staff of 21, directors said. The library is filled with photographs, artifacts, diaries, manuscripts and historic documents of early California. Although the library will be closed to the public indefinitely, the collection will be maintained, safeguarded and insured, according to executive director Nathan Sumner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1996
A 12-year-old boy and his 16-year-old friend were shot and critically wounded early Friday by suspected gang members who yelled a gang name before opening fire from their van, police said. The boys, whose names were not released for their own protection, were taken to an area hospital after the 12:14 a.m. shooting at Pacific and Warner avenues, said Santa Ana Police Sgt. Bob Clark. Both were listed in critical but stable condition and are expected to survive, Clark said.
NEWS
May 18, 2002
An explosive device found in a car at a Glendale gas station Friday forced the evacuation of everyone within several blocks of Colorado Boulevard for more than four hours, authorities said. The city's bomb squad "said it appeared to be a good explosive device," said police Sgt. Bill Halvosen. It was taken away to be destroyed. The device was found in the parked car at 4:45 p.m. at Colorado and Pacific Avenue, officers said. Police and the sheriff's arson-explosives detail are investigating.
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September 29, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Two young men were arrested Saturday on suspicion of raping an unconscious 17-year-old acquaintance in a car, authorities said. Santiago Gutierrez, 19, and Franco Holguin, 18, were taken into custody about 1:30 a.m. after Oxnard Police Officer John Brisslinger found them in a car in the 600 block of Pacific Avenue. The victim was treated at St. John's Regional Medical Center and released, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1993
As a native, and longtime resident of South Bay (San Pedro) and one who was interested (in) motorcycle activities, may I applaud your article "A Motorcycle Lover in Life--and Beyond," by Mr. Gordon Dillow (South Bay Edition, Dec. 10). I had the pleasure and honor of knowing the late "Wild Bill" Cottom and attended school with his son. Mr. Cottom used to eat at my father's restaurant on 10th Street and Pacific Avenue, The Place Grill. Truly, he shall be missed by those who knew him. My simple eulogy to "Wild Bill": To rest, my dearest Mr. Cottom Go rest, go rest, Our tears and joy will remain with you always.
NEWS
November 29, 1990
The parking crunch in north Venice will be eased somewhat by the addition of 150 spaces on Pacific Avenue that will be available from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter announced on Wednesday. Galanter said the plan to turn the normally four-lane Pacific into a two-lane street after 6 p.m. gives the community the largest single addition of resident-oriented parking in a decade.
NEWS
May 18, 2002
An explosive device found in a car at a Glendale gas station Friday forced the evacuation of everyone within several blocks of Colorado Boulevard for more than four hours, authorities said. The city's bomb squad "said it appeared to be a good explosive device," said police Sgt. Bill Halvosen. It was taken away to be destroyed. The device was found in the parked car at 4:45 p.m. at Colorado and Pacific Avenue, officers said. Police and the sheriff's arson-explosives detail are investigating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1998
I read with interest your March 29 editorial "Natural Tests of Judgment." As the president of a homeowners association whose units were significantly impacted by a hillside failure on Dec. 6, I have made many surprising discoveries in the last four months. In 1993 I bought a townhouse in a new 16-unit complex on a hillside in Costa Mesa. I accept that with the well-publicized disasters California has suffered I knew there was some risk in buying a house on a hill. However, I believe that when buying a property, a consumer has the right to assume that city officials have insisted that developers follow city laws and that they have enforced their own building codes and regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1996
A 12-year-old boy and his 16-year-old friend were shot and critically wounded early Friday by suspected gang members who yelled a gang name before opening fire from their van, police said. The boys, whose names were not released for their own protection, were taken to an area hospital after the 12:14 a.m. shooting at Pacific and Warner avenues, said Santa Ana Police Sgt. Bob Clark. Both were listed in critical but stable condition and are expected to survive, Clark said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1993
As a native, and longtime resident of South Bay (San Pedro) and one who was interested (in) motorcycle activities, may I applaud your article "A Motorcycle Lover in Life--and Beyond," by Mr. Gordon Dillow (South Bay Edition, Dec. 10). I had the pleasure and honor of knowing the late "Wild Bill" Cottom and attended school with his son. Mr. Cottom used to eat at my father's restaurant on 10th Street and Pacific Avenue, The Place Grill. Truly, he shall be missed by those who knew him. My simple eulogy to "Wild Bill": To rest, my dearest Mr. Cottom Go rest, go rest, Our tears and joy will remain with you always.
NEWS
November 29, 1992 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The house being built in Long Beach will not be the Boys Town that Bob Sullivan remembers. When "Sully" first arrived at Father Edward J. Flannigan's sprawling home for boys outside Omaha, Neb., it was 1947 and regimentation was the key word in controlling youngsters. Sullivan was 9 years old, and he did not like it. So he stole Flannigan's new Chrysler and went to town. "After they brought me back, Father Flannigan sat me down and asked me why I did it," Sullivan remembers.
NEWS
August 27, 1992
City officials thwarted a neighborhood's effort to block off one of its streets from traffic Tuesday, telling an audience of more than 350 residents that officials must first review the city's other traffic projects. Members of the Los Cerritos Improvement Assn. had hoped the city would begin studying its request to shut down Pacific Avenue at the San Diego Freeway (405) underpass, just north of Wardlow Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989
A pedestrian who punched the driver of a car that he said hit him in a Glendale crosswalk Sunday faces possible felony charges after the driver died. The pedestrian, Charles Denman Kountze, 34, of Glendale was arrested about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of felony assault. Witnesses said Kountze struck the driver of the car, Peter Eugene Grepo, 42, while the two were arguing about the accident. Grepo of Eagle Rock collapsed a few minutes later and died at Glendale Adventist Medical Center about eight hours after the altercation.
NEWS
May 25, 1989
Dust off your samba outfit. Carnaval II is coming to town. The streets of downtown Long Beach will be the site Saturday of an outdoor festival modeled after the Mardi Gras of New Orleans and Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro. The day is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. with a parade along Pine Avenue, from Seaside Drive to 9th Street, featuring more than 500 costumed Brazilian and Caribbean musicians. The music will start at 1 p.m. with such bands as War, Poncho Sanchez, the International Reggae Allstars, the Trinidad Steel Band and the tip-toeing Tiny Tim. Four music stages will be set up from the Promenade to Pacific Avenue, each with its own enclosed beer garden.
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June 19, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Union Pacific Avenue--a wide, quiet and normally deserted industrial street in Boyle Heights--would seem an unlikely place for one of the city's biggest cruising hot spots to develop. But locals say hundreds of cruisers with sporty cars and boom boxes blaring have turned a quarter-mile stretch of the brick-walled and barbed-wire lined street into a fearsome block party of yelling, drinking and the sound of gunfire.
NEWS
November 29, 1990
The parking crunch in north Venice will be eased somewhat by the addition of 150 spaces on Pacific Avenue that will be available from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter announced on Wednesday. Galanter said the plan to turn the normally four-lane Pacific into a two-lane street after 6 p.m. gives the community the largest single addition of resident-oriented parking in a decade.
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