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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only months after installing surveillance cameras along Huntington Park's thriving shopping district, officials this week are adding emergency call boxes to quash crime fears and retain its title as Los Angeles County's busiest Latino shopping district. Together, the cameras and call boxes on the six-block stretch of Pacific Boulevard are believed to be the most intense use of security measures in an outdoor shopping district in Southern California.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only months after installing surveillance cameras along Huntington Park's thriving shopping district, officials this week are adding emergency call boxes to quash crime fears and retain its title as Los Angeles County's busiest Latino shopping district. Together, the cameras and call boxes on the six-block stretch of Pacific Boulevard are believed to be the most intense use of security measures in an outdoor shopping district in Southern California.
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February 19, 1997 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tacos for 80 cents, cookware from Tijuana, handmade corn tortillas, seafood cocktails of the kind made in Veracruz. . . . You can have them all in a one-block walk along Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park. Along with eating places, you'll notice frilly bridal shops, places where you can buy belt buckles emblazoned with the names of Mexican states, shops that sell boots crafted from exotic leathers, Latino music outlets and a botanica that sells religious goods and healing herbs.
FOOD
February 19, 1997 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tacos for 80 cents, cookware from Tijuana, handmade corn tortillas, seafood cocktails of the kind made in Veracruz. . . . You can have them all in a one-block walk along Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park. Along with eating places, you'll notice frilly bridal shops, places where you can buy belt buckles emblazoned with the names of Mexican states, shops that sell boots crafted from exotic leathers, Latino music outlets and a botanica that sells religious goods and healing herbs.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Los ANGELES had never seen an event like this before, an awards show honoring the colorful, raunchy, outrageous array of performers arising from the region's blue-collar Latino neighborhoods. This was the Grammys for the immigrant underground, artists who had built grass-roots followings in barrio nightclubs with swaggering, foul-mouthed songs about drug smugglers, fugitives, coyotes and killers, often spiced with sex and social defiance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1995
Huntington Park officials may soon unveil a new weapon in the battle against leaflet litter. For nearly a decade, city officials have tried to put an end to the distribution of pamphlets along Pacific Boulevard, Huntington Park's main commercial strip. Too often, they say, the leaflets end up on the sidewalk. But the 1st Amendment has hindered them every time they have tried to crack down on advertisers who print the handbills. But City Atty. Steven Skolnik has a plan.
NEWS
November 19, 1987
The City Council has authorized the city administration and the Chamber of Commerce to arrange for free bus service for Christmas shoppers patronizing businesses on Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park. City and chamber officials met with Diversified Paratransit Inc. to discuss bus service on the boulevard during the four weeks preceding Christmas. "We're probably talking about a weekend situation--Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays," City Administrator Donald Jeffers said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2000
SEPTEMBER Today: Brazilian Street Carnival and Independence Day Celebration, Long Beach Promenade. Today: Thai Cultural Day, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles. Today: Revolutionary Weekend, Reagan Library, Simi Valley. Today-Oct. 1: Los Angeles County Fair, Fairplex, Pomona. 23: Book & Author Festival, De la Guerra Plaza, Anacapa Street and De le Guerra Street, Santa Barbara. 23-24, 30; Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29: Camp Spooky, Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park. 29-Oct.
NEWS
December 25, 1994 | SIMON ROMERO
Botanica owner Carmen Mujica doesn't believe the warnings about rattlesnake capsules, even if county officials say they caused three deaths in recent months. "I've taken rattlesnake capsules my entire life and I'm strong and healthy," said Mujica, who last week heard on a Spanish-language radio station the warnings that the capsules can cause illness and death. "What else are poor people going to cure themselves with?"
REAL ESTATE
April 28, 1985
Ground breaking ceremonies were held this week for the new Lugo Plaza shopping center, a $2-plus-million retail and officefacility on a 1.32-acre site at the southwest corner of Slauson Avenue and Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park.
NEWS
November 3, 1994 | SIMON ROMERO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Sylvia Lozano began charging a few dollars for haircuts out of her living room nine years ago, she had high hopes and little money. A longtime resident of Mexico, Lozano came to California thinking of the state as a place where a woman could succeed in the male-dominated world of business. "In Mexico at that time, men didn't respect a woman with ambitions," said Lozano, 46, the mother of five, who was born in the United States but raised in Guadalajara.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2000
7:30pm Theater In Patrick Stewart's solo show "Uneasy Lies the Head," the actor brings to life kings and emperors, generals and prime ministers. The former Starship Enterprise captain is performing the show as a benefit for the Lobero Theatre Foundation and the Shakespeare School. * "Uneasy Lies the Head," Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. Friday, 7:30 p.m. $40 to $100. (805) 963-0761.
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