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June 25, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Emily Foxhall and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police Tuesday were searching for a gunman who they said ambushed two undercover detectives earlier at the Wilshire Division parking lot. Police spread out across the Mid-City area seeking a suspect but as of Tuesday evening had not arrested anyone in connection with the incident. Authorities said that the two veteran LAPD burglary detectives pulled up to the Wilshire Division parking lot, swiped their key card and waited for the security gate to open. But before they could enter, the gunman opened fire, blasting out the rear window of their undercover sedan.
December 12, 1988 | From Reuters
Stone-throwing youths chanting slogans supporting the outlawed Solidarity trade union smashed the windows of a police station in the Baltic port of Gdansk on Sunday, witnesses said. About 200 teen-agers marched through downtown Gdansk after Sunday Mass at the pro-Solidarity St. Brygida Church, hurling stones at riot police who tried to block their way.
March 23, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Suspected drug cartel gunmen killed five people in an attack on a police station in central Mexico and as they fled, authorities said. At least six masked, heavily armed men raided the police station in the town of Jerecuaro, in the state of Guanajuato, killing two police officers and a secretary. They gunned down two more police officers on a nearby highway, state authorities said. Police found one of the gunmen dead in one of three abandoned, bullet-riddled vehicles.
August 6, 1992
A $2-million overhaul of the Monrovia police station, including the addition of two buildings, was approved unanimously Tuesday by the City Council. The overhaul will take two years. Plans call for basic computer automation of the dispatch and records departments, remodeling of the 12,500-square-foot building and adding a multipurpose meeting room and a 3,200-square-foot wing that will house the detective bureau and narcotics teams.
November 19, 1997
Construction will begin this week on expansion and renovation of the Culver City Police Department's headquarters, city officials said. Completion of a 9,900-square-foot addition and renovation of the existing building at 4040 Duquesne Ave. will take about 18 months, said John Fisanotti, redevelopment project specialist. The expansion is necessary to relieve overcrowding, he said. The $3.3-million project is being funded jointly by the city and its redevelopment agency.
March 18, 1997 | MACK REED
After rejecting earlier bids as too high, the City Council on Monday awarded a Pasadena company a $10,046,000 contract to build the city's new police station. The council voted 5 to 0 to hire Shirley Bros. Inc., the low bidder, to build the 54,691-square-foot headquarters next to City Hall on the northwest corner of Tapo Canyon Road and Alamo Street. Last month, the council rejected several bids--the lowest of them, $10.49 million, was 5% higher than the architect's estimate of the job's cost.
April 11, 1994
A toddler was critically injured Sunday after he fell from a balcony at a Los Angeles police station, authorities said. The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. at the Rampart station after the 18-month-old boy wandered from his mother--who was at the station to make a crime report--and fell from a second-floor balcony, Officer Steven Manriquez said. The boy was knocked unconscious, but paramedics revived him on the way to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, said Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis.
September 9, 1998 | Reuters
Firefighters allowed a police station to burn freely Tuesday, fearing that ammunition and fireworks stored inside could explode, authorities said. A five-block area around the building was cordoned off, and nearby schools and government offices were ordered closed for the day. The evacuated area included the Clayton County Courthouse, three public schools, offices, apartments, a clinic and a church.
February 21, 1996 | DAVID R. BAKER
Simi Valley's plans to replace its aging, earthquake-damaged police headquarters come before the city's Planning Commission tonight. Commissioners will discuss a proposal to build a new, 54,691-square-foot police station next to City Hall, at the corner of Tapo Canyon Road and Alamo Street. The station would include a dispatch center, eight holding cells and an underground parking lot for patrol cars. It would cost an estimated $12.5 million.
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