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May 3, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG
BEVERLY HILLS 1. Beverly Hills was relatively untouched by violence, but a police chase that began within the city early Thursday ended in a fatal car crash in Hollywood. The car's three occupants--two men and a woman--were killed when the vehicle hit a fire hydrant just off Santa Monica Boulevard and flipped on its top.
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May 3, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG
BEVERLY HILLS 1. Beverly Hills was relatively untouched by violence, but a police chase that began within the city early Thursday ended in a fatal car crash in Hollywood. The car's three occupants--two men and a woman--were killed when the vehicle hit a fire hydrant just off Santa Monica Boulevard and flipped on its top.
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May 3, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER
The worst urban riot in contemporary American history exacted its heaviest tolls in inner-city neighborhoods, but several other areas throughout Los Angeles County suffered as well. Last week's violence--which left at least 45 people dead, about 2,000 injured and caused more than $550 million in property damage in the city of Los Angeles alone--extended south to Long Beach, north to the San Fernando Valley and east to Pomona.
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May 3, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER
The worst urban riot in contemporary American history exacted its heaviest tolls in inner-city neighborhoods, but several other areas throughout Los Angeles County suffered as well. Last week's violence--which left at least 45 people dead, about 2,000 injured and caused more than $550 million in property damage in the city of Los Angeles alone--extended south to Long Beach, north to the San Fernando Valley and east to Pomona.
BUSINESS
May 2, 1992 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For weeks now, Tony Everfield has been planning a June vacation with his three children to Disneyland. But after watching two nights of rioting across Los Angeles on the television, Everfield was racked Friday by second thoughts. "I don't want my kids involved in seeing the violence," said the Oakland chef. "Los Angeles was a beautiful city. It just looks awful from what I've seen on the news. It will frighten the hell out of you.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1992
Employees of two of the area's biggest employers have mounted large fund-raising campaigns in the wake of the Los Angeles riots: * Southern California Edison workers are distributing $150,000, mostly to groups that target Latinos, Asian-Americans and African-Americans. An employees committee selected the recipients. The utility's unions--Local 47 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Local 246 of the Utility Workers of America--participated in the fund-raising effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1992
Federal investigators served subpoenas on Los Angeles television stations late Tuesday and demanded tapes of all un-broadcast footage of riot-related violence, but officials at the stations said they would fight turning over the material. "We don't feel that the government has the right to come and get this," Warren Cereghino news director at KTLA-Channel 5, said of the material.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2001
The FBI has been investigating a number of possible hate crimes, including some murders, in the aftermath of the terror bombings, and some Arab Americans report ugly incidents of taunting. But there is a larger picture, showing that organized interfaith and human relations efforts by churches and schools may be paying dividends. At a mosque in Washington on Monday, President Bush quoted from the Koran and said anti-Islamic sentiment should not be tolerated.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Garth Brooks has promised to raise $1 million for Los Angeles riot-relief efforts through two benefit concerts on Jan. 29 at the Forum in Inglewood. Pam Lewis, the country singer's manager, said Monday that Brooks has wanted to do a benefit in Los Angeles since the uprising last spring. "He was in Los Angeles for the Academy of Country Music Awards when the riots started," Lewis said.
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November 11, 1993 | BOB SIPCHEN
A special edition of National Geographic arrived in mailboxes last week like a cruel taunt. As orange flames desiccated greenery and hydrants sputtered air, the issue's uncharacteristically blue cover burbled: "Water." Now, before the rains start, Southern Californians may want to ponder how the primal elements of earth, air, fire and water interconnect, and how vital understanding water is to survive in harmony with the others. "Fresh water is the blood of our land," Geographic says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2005 | David Rosenzweig and K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writers
Two criminal syndicates suspected of smuggling hundreds of South Korean women into the United States to work at brothels in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas have been broken up with the arrest of 45 people, including the ringleaders, federal authorities announced Friday. In raids on massage parlors, chiropractic offices and apartments at both ends of the state, federal agents and local law enforcement officers took into custody nearly 150 suspected prostitutes as material witnesses. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1999 | AGUSTIN GURZA
It struck me recently--while thinking of ways to introduce Orange County readers to this new column--that I've lived through two race riots in Southern California. I survived them 22 years apart, like violent bookends to an otherwise tranquil adulthood spanning both the Disco and Me decades. I displayed no distinguishing valor to speak of in these dual disturbances. Few things are as scary as the collapse of social order. Even war has rules; riots are so darn anarchic.
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