CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1999 |
Improved race relations and greater tolerance in society in general have produced an unfortunate effect--alienated people who feel "compelled to take more outrageous actions to attract attention," a speaker told the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission on Monday.
April 5, 1991 |
Elnora Cole was going door to door, gathering signatures to remove Police Chief Daryl F. Gates from office, when she learned the chief had been put on a leave of absence. "You have got to be kidding, I can't believe it," said Cole, a 71-year-old retired nurse. "This will make the city a better place. It will restore confidence in the police. Cole savored the moment, and then resumed knocking on doors, gathering more signatures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1993 |
The Board of Harbor Commissioners on Wednesday received an unusual prescription for easing ethnic tension in Los Angeles--allow drag racing on Terminal Island. Drag racing organizer Willie (Big Willie) Robinson, president of the International Brotherhood of Racers, told the board he had been negotiating with port staff members for more than a year in a fruitless effort to use a quarter-mile strip of land on the island.
May 31, 1992 |
The way DeShon Andrews tells it, he and a buddy walked into a Belgian waffle shop in a Torrance shopping mall one morning last year to have breakfast. It was a place where they frequently ate. The rest of the mall was closed. The two young men ordered breakfast. The owner went out briefly and returned with a security guard who stood by the cash register. Then, after Andrews and his friend had eaten and paid, the guard followed them out of the restaurant.
April 6, 1991 |
The Los Angeles City Council ordered the reinstatement of Police Chief Daryl F. Gates on Friday, just one day after the Police Commission relieved him of his duties pending the outcome of a wide-ranging investigation. The council's action followed an extraordinary four-hour closed session at which Mayor Tom Bradley and Police Commission President Dan Garcia tried to persuade the council to back away from plans to thwart the commission's action.
May 4, 1992 |
Mayor Tom Bradley's choice of Peter V. Ueberroth to lead Los Angeles' rebuilding efforts drew divided reaction Sunday, with some questioning whether the man heralded for his organizing skills in the 1984 Olympics can effectively relate to the plight of the city's riot-torn neighborhoods. Black, Asian and Latino politicians and business leaders acknowledged that Ueberroth brings considerable financial acumen to his new post as czar of the city's "Rebuild L.A." extragovernmental task force.