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July 29, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Touting it as an oasis of entrepreneurship in a neighborhood that lost much of its commercial base during the riots, civic leaders Tuesday opened a new retail center in South Los Angeles--the first project approved under a post-riot city ordinance designed to accelerate the rebuilding process. Paradise Market, on South Broadway at 52nd Street, was unveiled at a ceremony designed to promote entrepreneurship in South Los Angeles.
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November 22, 1992 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days a week, Caroline Adewole displays her boxes of beauty supplies and West African outfits in the small booth she rents at the Paradise Market. And each day, she waits hours for a customer and grows discouraged by the few sales she makes.
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November 22, 1992 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days a week, Caroline Adewole displays her boxes of beauty supplies and West African outfits in the small booth she rents at the Paradise Market. And each day, she waits hours for a customer and grows discouraged by the few sales she makes.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Touting it as an oasis of entrepreneurship in a neighborhood that lost much of its commercial base during the riots, civic leaders Tuesday opened a new retail center in South Los Angeles--the first project approved under a post-riot city ordinance designed to accelerate the rebuilding process. Paradise Market, on South Broadway at 52nd Street, was unveiled at a ceremony designed to promote entrepreneurship in South Los Angeles.
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May 23, 1993 | MARY HELEN BERG, Jose L. Vargas, 24, is a case manager for CARE, the mobile medical unit of the Watts Health Foundation. The foundation's budget for 1993 is $6.5 million, with funding from county, federal and private sources. Since 1988, the program has developed more than 25 sites served by the mobile units in Los Angeles County. They provide primary medical care to thousands of low-income adults and children. The graduate of Jefferson High School and Occidental College was interviewed by Mary Helen Berg
The idea behind the mobile medical units is to bring health care to people who historically have had little or no access to preventive health care. We provide pediatric care, immunization, prenatal care and primary care for kids and adults. We recently acquired a radiology unit where we will provide mammograms for women. We're also expecting to open a dental care unit for the homeless.
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July 16, 1992
Mattel Inc. said its Mattel Foundation will provide $1 million to establish "learning centers" for local children and adults--facilities that will offer day care, educational programs and instruction in English and computer literacy. The El Segundo-based toy maker said the foundation will establish five learning centers over the next three years.
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October 25, 1992
As Halloween approaches here are a few festivities going on in a neighborhood near you: Family Fair--Enjoy food, music and dancing at the Larchmont Family Fair. Sponsored by the Larchmont Boulevard Assn., the 28th annual event features Italian, Mexican, Thai, Korean and Japanese fare. In addition, there will be a merry-go-round, a petting zoo, face-painting, and a costume parade for children younger than 14. Larchmont Boulevard from Beverly Boulevard to 1st Street; today, noon to 5 p.m.
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April 21, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swastikas were painted on a kosher meat shop in Van Nuys before it burst into flame with a neighborhood-jolting roar Monday, apparently set afire by an arsonist, authorities said. But police said it was unclear whether bigotry was the motive. "We're not sure if it's a hate crime or not," Los Angeles Police Detective John Bagnall said. "We're tip-toeing on this one." Police Lt.
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April 19, 1993 | JOHN R. CARROL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are no trendy salad bars, no upscale deli, no yuppie gourmet yogurt. But the small independent grocery market survives, offering fresh produce, quality meat and a guarantee to remember your name. Scattered throughout the San Fernando Valley, these small corner markets cling to a time before supermarkets and mini-marts when housewives in June Cleaver pearls and swirling housecoats would do the weekly shopping.
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October 6, 1995 | MIKE CLARY and JESSE KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hurricane Opal, the second-costliest storm in Florida history, blew itself out Thursday, leaving 15 people dead in four states, 2 million others without electricity and at least 1,100 homes flattened or crumpled like tinfoil.
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April 29, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Garth Brooks AstroTurf Field, situated in the side parking lot of a Compton shopping plaza, is not your prototypical field of dreams. Most afternoons, the unadorned hunk of green carpet sits unused as youngsters zip through their homework, practice computer skills and pump iron next door in the state-of-the-art Youth Education Town after-school complex--a $600,000 response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots by the National Football League, country music star Brooks and the United Way.
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