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May 1, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Outrage over the verdicts in the Rodney G. King case unleashed chaos in other California cities on Thursday. The Bay Area reeled under the most ominous violence, witnessing at least 950 arrests, a local state of emergency and widespread looting throughout San Francisco's fashionable Union Square.
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May 14, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police Chief Richard Hongisto, already accused of violating the civil rights of protesters, faced three investigations Wednesday for allegedly ordering police officers to seize thousands of copies of a newspaper that criticized him. In a city that has long prided itself on its tolerance, the charge against Hongisto caused an immediate uproar and presented Mayor Frank Jordan with the most serious crisis of his 4-month-old Administration.
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May 3, 1992 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calm descended on troubled communities from San Francisco to Las Vegas on Saturday as curfews and heavy police patrols deterred protesters from returning to the streets. Over the objections of San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted overwhelmingly Saturday to rescind an emergency declaration that had allowed police to arrest demonstrators simply for refusing to disperse. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was ended.
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May 3, 1992 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calm descended on troubled communities from San Francisco to Las Vegas on Saturday as curfews and heavy police patrols deterred protesters from returning to the streets. Over the objections of San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted overwhelmingly Saturday to rescind an emergency declaration that had allowed police to arrest demonstrators simply for refusing to disperse. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was ended.
NEWS
May 14, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police Chief Richard Hongisto, already accused of violating the civil rights of protesters, faced three investigations Wednesday for allegedly ordering police officers to seize thousands of copies of a newspaper that criticized him. In a city that has long prided itself on its tolerance, the charge against Hongisto caused an immediate uproar and presented Mayor Frank Jordan with the most serious crisis of his 4-month-old Administration.
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March 4, 1986 | PATRICK MOTT
Something as simple as a pitcher of orange juice on the meal table at juvenile institutions may help to drastically curb misbehavior among the young inmates. In fact, suggested a pair of California sociology professors, with the proper diet "we can turn behavior problems in the joint on and off like a light switch."
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December 2, 1991 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matt Carlin, a 33-year-old construction worker, is an enthusiastic supporter of mayoral candidate Frank Jordan. They have much in common: Both were born in San Francisco and both are of Irish descent. Most important to the burly laborer, Carlin believes that the former police chief's campaign has given a new voice to San Francisco's conservatives, especially those who believe bitterly that their town has been overrun by gays, lesbians and minorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1992 | NICHOLAS VON HOFFMAN, Nicholas Von Hoffman is the author of "Capitalist Fools," to be published by Doubleday. and
Los Angeles, better than other places, has cause to know that rioting has always been a part, albeit an ugly and frightening part, of the American political process. Watts is close enough to the fire this time to remind us that, despite our image of ourselves as an orderly nation of laws, America has another tradition, one of disorder and lawlessness. Rioting and mob action have been a continuing aspect of the national life from its beginnings.
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July 26, 2002 | TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not long ago, fusion cuisine and music seemed daring and exotic. Now, both are unremarked-upon staples of American life. Fusion literature is the next new thing. Think of it as aesthetic blow-back the unlooked-for but delicious consequence of American popular culture's globalization. Rayo--an imprint of HarperCollins--is one of the publishers in the movement's forefront, and this week it signed the edgy young Chilean author Alberto Fuguet to a two-book deal.
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May 1, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Outrage over the verdicts in the Rodney G. King case unleashed chaos in other California cities on Thursday. The Bay Area reeled under the most ominous violence, witnessing at least 950 arrests, a local state of emergency and widespread looting throughout San Francisco's fashionable Union Square.
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