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March 22, 1997
The vacant bank building at 7th Street and Pacific Avenue in downtown San Pedro may not be rich with deposits anymore, but it will be wealthy with culture when the city finishes converting it into a Croatian cultural center. The Los Angeles City Council this week approved the $450,000 purchase of the 1928 building by the Community Redevelopment Agency.
May 26, 1994
A 20-year-old Stanton man who was shot at a Laundromat by unknown assailants has died at a local hospital, the Sheriff's Department said. Efrain Rojas Lobiono was shot about 9:30 p.m. Monday inside the self-service laundry in the 8900 block of Pacific Avenue in Stanton. Sheriff's deputies, responding to the shooting, found the victim on the floor, said spokesman Dan Martini. Rojas was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he died at 4:44 a.m. Tuesday, Martini said.
January 12, 1986
A Stanton man was killed, and another man was jailed on suspicion of murder after an argument early Saturday morning, police said. Two men were arguing at about 4:30 a.m. at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Court Street when one pulled a gun and shot the other, Stanton Police Lt. Don Creel said. Jose Luis Perez Florez, 27, died at the scene, he said. About five hours later, police arrested Antonio Lopez, 36, also of Stanton in an unincorporated area next to the city.
July 31, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Metrolink train struck and killed a person lying on the railroad tracks Monday night just east of the commuter line's Baldwin Park station, authorities said. No description of the victim was available, and it was not determined whether the death was a suicide. The train, which left downtown Los Angeles at 9 p.m. and was bound for San Bernardino, struck the victim at 9:42. The incident occurred in Baldwin Park near Pacific Avenue.
June 20, 1985
Demolition of shops and restaurants at the so-called "Triangle" shopping area near King Harbor began this week to make way for a $46-million Sheraton hotel. Chuck Johnston, a partner in the Redondo Beach Hotel Assn., developers of the site, said construction of the 353-room hotel should begin by the end of next month. The City Council approved the redevelopment project in late 1983, nearly a decade after plans first were proposed.
April 7, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
A Santa Ana man was fatally shot on Civic Center Drive on Wednesday evening in what police say was a gang-related shooting. Richard Lopez, 38, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead. Police are looking for up to three perpetrators. At 6:25 p.m., police responded to calls of shots fired. When they arrived, they found Lopez lying in the driveway of an apartment complex at 1601 W. Civic Center Drive, near Pacific Avenue, suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
Plates heaped with cabbage rolls in sweet-sour sauce, spareribs and sausage nestled in sauerkraut and pot roast with mostaccioli emerge from the kitchen of Ante's Restaurant in San Pedro. Salads that mix iceberg lettuce, cucumber, red cabbage and onion with octopus appear on some tables. And dessert is flaky apple strudel that sends up clouds of powdered sugar at the touch of a fork.
New explanations abound for the downward trend in crime, but the oldest one is the simplest and the most essential: Get the neighborhood involved. That's the story in Long Beach, a city of 1,600 Neighborhood Watch groups that battle drug deals, graffiti, prostitution and other crimes. Long Beach's Neighborhood Watch groups have evolved into a second generation of small, citizen-run offices where the city pays the rent and police and residents staff phones and take unofficial crime reports.
August 29, 1998 | JENNIFER KNIGHT
An Oxnard man was taken into custody Friday after allegedly leading authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen car and a pursuit on foot. Rene Rios, was driving a Nissan Altima when police officers saw him speeding along Pacific Avenue, Oxnard Officer James Crilly said. The officers, who were driving an unmarked police car, flashed their lights in an effort to pull Rios over. Rios sped away and ran several red lights, Crilly said.
July 25, 1990 | DAVID F. BURKE
A proposal to rezone East Pacific Avenue and South Euclid Street to allow two units per lot was rejected by the city Planning Commission this week. "I cannot see how you can think of adding more homes there," Rebecca Nava, a 36-year resident of Pacific Avenue, told commissioners. "I don't see where (the new residents) would park. With more people living there, we'd have more problems," she added, referring to neighborhood crime.
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