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April 19, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Magic Mountain reopened Sunday to an enthusiastic spring break crowd as law enforcement officials, park managers and a music promoter tried to pinpoint blame for two melees that damaged both the park and its reputation as a place for family entertainment. An all-night repair job replaced broken windows and looted merchandise in time for Sunday's 10 a.m. opening.
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November 16, 2001
Two Long Beach men were sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday for their roles in a May Day demonstration in Long Beach in which about 100 people were arrested during clashes with police, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Robert Middaugh, 29, who pleaded guilty to felony assault on a police officer, was sentenced to three years in prison.
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May 17, 1992 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As many as 1,700 guns were stockpiled for sale inside the Western Surplus store on South Western Avenue when rioting broke out last month. Within hours, suspected gang members broke in and carted off every last one of them--plus ammunition. Outside the riot-damaged areas, fearful residents crowded into gun stores, clamoring for firearms and buying the only ones immediately available--surplus rifles from World War II.
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November 13, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although Sunday's disturbance was Huntington Park's sixth soccer riot since 1994, police and businessmen expressed relief Monday that damage to the city's shopping district and the number of arrests were not as high as in earlier incidents. Tom Weselis of the Huntington Park police force gave no dollar estimate of the damage, but said it was fairly minimal, most visibly broken windows at three stores.
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May 3, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If his killers had known of his anger at the system, or that he shared their outrage at the Rodney G. King verdict, maybe, just maybe, Matt Haines of Long Beach might not have been murdered when the rioting in that city turned its streets into battlefields. But the white 32-year-old mechanic never had a chance to talk with his murderers. Or to tell them where he was headed--to the home of a black friend who could not start her van.
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May 3, 1992 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was not long after 6 a.m. and Venice Beach local Chris Wieczorek was just settling onto his board for a morning of surfing. But a squad of green-uniformed National Guardsmen had different ideas, striding onto the sand and ordering the beefy blond man out of the water before he could shred a single wave. "I've lost my freedom because some hoodlums are causing trouble," a glum Wieczorek said later. "Surfing is my freedom. (But) they have M-16 (rifles) and all I have is a surfboard.
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May 3, 1992 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the dusk-to-dawn curfew lifted Saturday morning, Juan Manuel boarded his Southern California Rapid Transit District bus in downtown Los Angeles and headed for the construction site he has not seen since the outbreak of rioting disrupted his daily commute. With his own neighborhood struck by looting and burning--and bus service temporarily curtailed--a stranded Manuel had been absent from his $60-a-day laborer's job on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1988
The district attorney's office filed misdemeanor charges Wednesday against Jewish Defense League leader Irv Rubin, a deputy public defender and a college teacher, stemming from their participation last November in a tumultuous rally in Glendale. The three men were among more than 250 people protesting an appearance of avowed racist J. B. Stoner. Some of the demonstrators ran down and beat two neo-Nazi "Skinhead" youths who showed up to support Stoner.
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May 24, 1992 | Paul Feldman, This story was reported by Paul Feldman, Marc Lacey, Victor Merina and Henry Weinstein. It was written by Feldman
The deadliest sector of Los Angeles on the first night of rioting was the heart of Watts, four miles from the now infamous intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues where people were beaten on live TV. Far from the cameras, as shops blazed on the perimeter of the Nickerson Gardens housing project, police fired 88 rounds in firefights with snipers. When the smoke had cleared, longtime Watts residents DeAndre Harrison, Anthony J. Taylor and Dennis R. Jackson were dead, killed by LAPD bullets.
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May 14, 1992 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When hospital dietetic employee Linda Savage left work the day after the riots began, she was startled and frightened to find signs of civil unrest close to her office at Inglewood's Centinela Hospital Medical Center. Stores were being looted on nearby Prairie Avenue, and a car full of men yelled insults at her passing car, she said. "I knew on the way home that I couldn't go back the next day. It was just way too scary," said Savage.
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August 5, 2001 | From Staff Reports
Police used rubber bullets and beanbag rounds early Saturday in Pomona to restore order after punk rock fans pelted officers with rocks, cans and bottles, authorities said. No one was injured, said Pomona Lt. Darrell Cummings. The disturbance started with a fight about 11 p.m. outside the Glass House concert venue in the 200 block of West 2nd Street, Cummings said. When officers arrived, about 300 fans scuffled with them, Cummings said. Ontario and Claremont police were called in, he said.
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June 29, 1994 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and BOB ELSTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Boisterous fans celebrating Mexico's advance in soccer's World Cup clashed Tuesday with police in Huntington Park, resulting in a near-riot in the city's central business district. Several businesses were looted, police said, but there was no immediate estimate of damage. A 3-year-old girl was hit with a bottle and several officers suffered minor bruises, police said. There was no word on the girl's condition.
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June 26, 1994 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A festive World Cup celebration turned violent in Huntington Park late Friday as about 5,000 fans, jubilant over Mexico's win earlier in the day, threw rocks and bottles at police, fired guns into the air and looted stores in the city's central business district, authorities said.
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March 14, 1994 | J. E. MITCHELL
A drunken melee involving more than 100 people broke out in front of a popular Malibu roadside eatery Sunday afternoon, authorities said. More than 16 deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department and at least one California Highway Patrol unit converged on a section of beach in front of Neptune's Net restaurant, 42505 Pacific Coast Highway, about 4 p.m. to quell a drunken party that had apparently grown out of control, according to Sheriff's Lt. Michael Gullon.
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November 24, 1993
Repercussions from a weekend fight between graffiti taggers boiled over to John C. Fremont Junior High School this week when a 14-year-old youth stabbed a rival tagger four times with a paring knife he had brought on campus. The 12-year-old victim was wounded in the chest, neck, back and arm around lunchtime Monday on the school's basketball court, police said.
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November 11, 1993
An Orange County man was convicted Wednesday on charges that he set his Long Beach liquor store on fire during the riots, an act he contended was meant to draw police to the store to prevent looting. Jack Thomas Stout, 58, was found guilty of causing a small blaze in Eddie's Jr. Liquor Market on April 30, 1992, that was quickly put out by firefighters. He was found not guilty of causing a later blaze that burned the store to the ground.
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June 5, 1992 | JAMES GRANELLI and PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Resolution Trust Corp. and another federal agency have given or loaned more than 30 houses and apartment buildings to the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach to provide housing, at least temporarily, for families whose homes were damaged or destroyed in April's riots. Though officials still aren't sure how many people were displaced from their homes, they have begun moving some families into the units provided by the RTC and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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May 10, 1992 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and GEORGE HATCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Los Angeles burned in the nation's worst urban riots this century, many a carefully laid campaign plan also went up in smoke, leaving legislative and congressional candidates scrambling to find ways to respond to the upheaval. Campaign consultants say the rioting, looting and burning have so altered the political landscape that the unrest must be addressed in the last three weeks before the June 2 primary.
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July 23, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City officials are disappointed by Six Flags Magic Mountain's reluctance to air anti-gang programming on its in-park television system, as the city had requested. Magic Mountain declined, saying the anti-gang messages don't fit in with the park's theme of fun and entertainment. Discussion of gangs does not work with the atmosphere that Magic Mountain is trying to create for its patrons, said park spokeswoman Bonnie Rabjohn.
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May 14, 1993
The violence at Six Flags Magic Mountain last month was caused by a "devil's brew" of bad planning by the park, possible gang activity, release of tension over long-awaited verdicts in the Rodney G. King beating trial and the draw of a popular rap group, a report by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department concludes. The department's costs for the hours-long melee was $285,717, according to the report.
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