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July 17, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Determined to prevent the Mongols motorcycle club from using a Lancaster motel to host its annual meeting this weekend, the city's mayor has taken steps to shut down the establishment. Mayor R. Rex Parris said the members of the Mongols, which law enforcement agencies consider a violent biker gang, are not welcome in Lancaster because they "are engaged in domestic terrorism . . . and they kill our children."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Determined to prevent the Mongols motorcycle club from using a Lancaster motel to host its annual meeting this weekend, the city's mayor has taken steps to shut down the establishment. Mayor R. Rex Parris said the members of the Mongols, which law enforcement agencies consider a violent biker gang, are not welcome in Lancaster because they "are engaged in domestic terrorism . . . and they kill our children."
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March 30, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Andrea and Greg Killgore were already living on the streets in Las Vegas when they decided to relocate to Lancaster in early March. They thought their job prospects would be better in California. But the couple were unable to find work and feared they would soon end up back on the streets. A few days later, they were on a bus headed to Denver, where a relative had agreed to take them in. To their surprise, a local nonprofit group had agreed to pay for their one-way ticket out of town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Andrea and Greg Killgore were already living on the streets in Las Vegas when they decided to relocate to Lancaster in early March. They thought their job prospects would be better in California. But the couple were unable to find work and feared they would soon end up back on the streets. A few days later, they were on a bus headed to Denver, where a relative had agreed to take them in. To their surprise, a local nonprofit group had agreed to pay for their one-way ticket out of town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
The city of Lancaster is considering adopting stiff penalties for owners of "potentially dangerous" and "vicious" dogs, particularly those that law enforcement officials say are favored by gang members and used for intimidation. The proposed ordinance would also require spaying and neutering of all varieties of pit bulls and Rottweilers, including mutts that have "predominant physical characteristics" of those breeds. "I want gangs out of Lancaster," Mayor R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Despite strong opposition from the city of Lancaster, state officials have decided to move forward with plans to convert a local prison reception center into a long-term facility to house hundreds of "sensitive needs" inmates, including sex offenders and former gang members. Scott Kernan, undersecretary of operations for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said his agency had given "thoughtful consideration" to the city's concerns.
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January 5, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of reports showing the Antelope Valley to be a county leader in child abuse crimes, the Lancaster City Council has voted to establish a panel to find out if the area's reputation as a child abuse center is indeed justified. "Our valley seems to bear the mark or has the distinction of having the highest child abuse statistics," Mayor Frank Roberts said at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. "But it's hard to determine whether it's a statistical problem or an actual problem."
OPINION
September 28, 2009
Getting big-boxed in Re "Politically correct, he isn't," Sept. 20 Thank you for your article about R. Rex Parris. We shop in Lancaster, and relatives live in Quartz Hill near where the proposed Wal-Mart is supposed to go up. I wrote Parris a letter protesting that decision because there is another such store only a few miles away; I think we have too many big-box stores too close already. From what I've read, Parris also is fond of "legislating morality" at Lancaster city meetings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Attorneys for the parents of an 18-year-old man who died two years ago in a collision that involved a Union Pacific Railroad truck announced a $2.75-million verdict Friday in their favor. Blake Cadoret "was driving his car southbound on Sierra Highway when a vehicle going northbound swerved into his lane and collided with his car," according to a news release from the R. Rex Parris Law Firm. "The driver of the 2006 Union Pacific Chevy Silverado while making an illegal left turn caused the crash and fled the scene of the accident," the news release said.
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December 19, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Lancaster retailers that refuse to press charges against shoplifters will risk having their names publicized to entice thieves, the city's mayor, R. Rex Parris, said Tuesday. Parris said the initiative was needed because some retailers believe that the cost of apprehending and prosecuting people who steal outweighs losses from theft. "It's just a balance-sheet issue for them," Parris said in an interview. But the realization that stores won't take legal action emboldens criminals, the mayor said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
The city of Lancaster is considering adopting stiff penalties for owners of "potentially dangerous" and "vicious" dogs, particularly those that law enforcement officials say are favored by gang members and used for intimidation. The proposed ordinance would also require spaying and neutering of all varieties of pit bulls and Rottweilers, including mutts that have "predominant physical characteristics" of those breeds. "I want gangs out of Lancaster," Mayor R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Frank Shyong about the rivalry between Lancaster and Palmdale. For decades, some city officials have treated Avenue M as a battle line. For as long as anyone can remember, the two cities have gone to war over Wal-Marts, Costcos, car dealerships and now, a power plant. The squabbles have cost millions, launched lawsuits and, lately, tended toward the personal. Locals have given a name to the rivalry: the Cactus Curtain. Relations may have reached a low point last year when Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris held a Chuckie doll during an interview with a local television news channel, pretending it was Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Attorneys for the parents of an 18-year-old man who died two years ago in a collision that involved a Union Pacific Railroad truck announced a $2.75-million verdict Friday in their favor. Blake Cadoret "was driving his car southbound on Sierra Highway when a vehicle going northbound swerved into his lane and collided with his car," according to a news release from the R. Rex Parris Law Firm. "The driver of the 2006 Union Pacific Chevy Silverado while making an illegal left turn caused the crash and fled the scene of the accident," the news release said.
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