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May 8, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN
A 30-year-old Riverside County man died when he was hit by a passenger train near 5th Street and Pacific Avenue in Oxnard, police said. David Cruz Vargas of Hemet was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday after he was struck by an Amtrak train headed to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles, police officials said. He apparently died of head injuries. Police said it is unclear how Vargas came to be hit by the train, which was moving no faster than 30 m.p.h.
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.
December 31, 2009 | By Scott Gold
In a working-class neighborhood east of the Los Angeles city limits, Roberto Becerra ducked under the eave of the Spanish-tile roof he recently rebuilt for his mother and stepped into the RV parked in the driveway. He's been working on the camper for months now. New carpeting. A TV on a swivel. Little houseplants on the bookshelves, tied to the wall so they don't fall over. The thing's got some years on it; the sunset-style paint job screams 1970s. "But it's coming along," he said, brushing his hand along the new drapes.
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.
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.
A man suspected of drunk driving was in critical condition Wednesday after his car flipped over while he was driving at high speeds in a residential neighborhood, police said. Jaime Sanchez Mendoza, 21, of Costa Mesa appears to have been thrown out a back window of his vehicle when it ran off the road on the 2100 block of Pacific Avenue about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.
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