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February 27, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
When San Diego's port commission refused last week to name the city's new $160-million bay front convention center after the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., longtime civil rights activist Vernon Sukumu, a black man, recalled thinking, "Same old story, new chapter."
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November 4, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Mayor Maureen O'Connor, emerging from seven years of near total silence on civic issues, pleaded with the police chief Wednesday night to review the Police Department's rules on the use of deadly force in the wake of outrage among some African Americans over the fatal shooting of ex-pro football player Demetrius Dubose.
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February 10, 1994 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three teen-agers were wounded in a drive-by shooting after an apparent racial confrontation involving gang members in front of a school Wednesday, authorities said. The gunfire hit Tracy Jackson, an 18-year-old volunteer teacher's aide, in the ribs; he was hospitalized in good condition, authorities said. The two other victims, a 13-year-old student wounded in the hand and a 17-year-old student shot in the foot, were also in good condition. The shooting occurred about 2:55 p.m.
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February 10, 1994 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three teen-agers were wounded in a drive-by shooting after an apparent racial confrontation involving gang members in front of a school Wednesday, authorities said. The gunfire hit Tracy Jackson, an 18-year-old volunteer teacher's aide, in the ribs; he was hospitalized in good condition, authorities said. The two other victims, a 13-year-old student wounded in the hand and a 17-year-old student shot in the foot, were also in good condition. The shooting occurred about 2:55 p.m.
NEWS
July 26, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
An 18-month effort to select a memorial to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ended in failure Tuesday when the San Diego Unified Port District commissioners rejected the City Council's request to rename the city's bay-front convention center for the slain civil rights leader.
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February 24, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego man convicted on federal charges in connection with a racial hate campaign he waged against a black family here in 1984, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison and fined $800,000. However, the sentence could be reduced pending the outcome of a psychological evaluation that the defendant, Michael Eugene Maas, will undergo within 90 days. Asst. U.S. Atty. Lynne Lasry, who prosecuted the case, said U.S. District Judge Earl B.
NEWS
February 23, 1989 | ARMANDO ACUNA and LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writers
One day after the San Diego Board of Port Commissioners refused to rename the city's new $160-million harbor-side convention center after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Mayor Maureen O'Connor said Wednesday that chances now are slim that the structure would be named for the slain civil rights leader. "I've been around politics long enough to know that, realistically, you should not hold out much hope that the convention center is going to be named for Martin Luther King Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
When jurors in the trial of accused police killer Sagon Penn filed from the courtroom last June to begin their deliberations on the difficult case, there was hope that a painful, divisive episode in the history of this city was drawing to a close. For this was no ordinary trial.
NEWS
November 4, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Mayor Maureen O'Connor, emerging from seven years of near total silence on civic issues, pleaded with the police chief Wednesday night to review the Police Department's rules on the use of deadly force in the wake of outrage among some African Americans over the fatal shooting of ex-pro football player Demetrius Dubose.
NEWS
April 12, 1993 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city set on edge by the recent slayings of two boys, police wasted no time last week in responding aggressively to a report of a kidnaping of a blond preschool boy by a man at a cafe. Officers quickly tracked a taxi to suburban Coronado on Thursday, entered an empty house with guns drawn and, finding no one there, combed the streets where they finally found the suspect walking with the boy. It was no kidnaping, however.
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April 12, 1993 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city set on edge by the recent slayings of two boys, police wasted no time last week in responding aggressively to a report of a kidnaping of a blond preschool boy by a man at a cafe. Officers quickly tracked a taxi to suburban Coronado on Thursday, entered an empty house with guns drawn and, finding no one there, combed the streets where they finally found the suspect walking with the boy. It was no kidnaping, however.
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November 22, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a deadlocked jury and without a verdict, the double-murder trial of La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick leaves an emptiness hard to describe, a juror in the case said. "I'm disappointed it ended the way it did," with two jurors seeking a manslaughter conviction and 10 urging a murder finding in the killings of Broderick's ex-husband and his second wife, juror Michael A. (Mickey) Byrd, 39, of Rancho Bernardo said after a mistrial was declared in the case Tuesday.
NEWS
July 26, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
An 18-month effort to select a memorial to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ended in failure Tuesday when the San Diego Unified Port District commissioners rejected the City Council's request to rename the city's bay-front convention center for the slain civil rights leader.
NEWS
February 27, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
When San Diego's port commission refused last week to name the city's new $160-million bay front convention center after the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., longtime civil rights activist Vernon Sukumu, a black man, recalled thinking, "Same old story, new chapter."
NEWS
February 23, 1989 | ARMANDO ACUNA and LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writers
One day after the San Diego Board of Port Commissioners refused to rename the city's new $160-million harbor-side convention center after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Mayor Maureen O'Connor said Wednesday that chances now are slim that the structure would be named for the slain civil rights leader. "I've been around politics long enough to know that, realistically, you should not hold out much hope that the convention center is going to be named for Martin Luther King Jr.
NEWS
January 13, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Blacks seeking to rent apartments in seven sections of San Diego faced some form of discrimination 40% of the time, according to a covert test of the housing market presented to the city's Housing Commission on Thursday. In 14 of 35 locations, black test renters seeking apartments were treated differently from white test renters who applied for the same apartments on the same day, according to the report by the Urban League of San Diego, which conducted the test for the commission.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a deadlocked jury and without a verdict, the double-murder trial of La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick leaves an emptiness hard to describe, a juror in the case said. "I'm disappointed it ended the way it did," with two jurors seeking a manslaughter conviction and 10 urging a murder finding in the killings of Broderick's ex-husband and his second wife, juror Michael A. (Mickey) Byrd, 39, of Rancho Bernardo said after a mistrial was declared in the case Tuesday.
NEWS
January 13, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Blacks seeking to rent apartments in seven sections of San Diego faced some form of discrimination 40% of the time, according to a covert test of the housing market presented to the city's Housing Commission on Thursday. In 14 of 35 locations, black test renters seeking apartments were treated differently from white test renters who applied for the same apartments on the same day, according to the report by the Urban League of San Diego, which conducted the test for the commission.
NEWS
February 24, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego man convicted on federal charges in connection with a racial hate campaign he waged against a black family here in 1984, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison and fined $800,000. However, the sentence could be reduced pending the outcome of a psychological evaluation that the defendant, Michael Eugene Maas, will undergo within 90 days. Asst. U.S. Atty. Lynne Lasry, who prosecuted the case, said U.S. District Judge Earl B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
When jurors in the trial of accused police killer Sagon Penn filed from the courtroom last June to begin their deliberations on the difficult case, there was hope that a painful, divisive episode in the history of this city was drawing to a close. For this was no ordinary trial.
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