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April 26, 1993 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jesus Vasquez was as brave as a 2-year-old can be as a nurse plunged a needle into his pudgy arm Sunday during a free immunization clinic at the San Fernando Gardens housing project in Pacoima. Minutes before, the wide-eyed toddler watched his 6-year-old sister, Maria, wince and cry as she got her shots. But when his turn came, Jesus' lower lip quivered only slightly as vaccines for everything from polio to meningitis coursed into his veins. And then he got candy.
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August 27, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Maria Jimenez sat patiently Tuesday morning aboard the mobile health-care unit at the San Fernando Gardens housing project. Waiting to see the doctor about a kidney ailment, Jimenez said she came to the unit because doesn't have health insurance and can't afford an office visit. "Hopefully, the doctor here will give me medication for the pain or a referral to another doctor," Jimenez said in Spanish.
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June 6, 1990 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday voted to close portions of two public streets that intersect the crime-ridden San Fernando Gardens housing project, the first phase of a long-awaited plan to upgrade security. The street closures, approved without debate on a 10-0 vote, are needed to restrict access to the 448-unit project, said David Mays, chief deputy for City Councilman Ernani Bernardi, who represents the area.
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October 25, 1996 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Calvin Klein jackets and Nike sweatshirts were all fake. But the wide eyes and smiles at the San Fernando Gardens housing project in Pacoima were definitely real. Under an unusual arrangement Thursday, city officials donated hundreds of fake designer clothes to the housing project's "Gift of Christmas" giveaway program, which distributes toys, necessities and other goods to low-income families over the winter holidays.
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August 20, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Accompanied by Tarzana resident, actor and former screen heartthrob Billy Hufsey, about 20 children from the San Fernando Gardens city housing project took a ride from Santa Barbara to Glendale on a historic train Tuesday. Paired with the San Fernando Gardens children were kids from various Valley middle schools. The group left the project in the morning by bus and arrived a few hours later in Santa Barbara.
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April 7, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to spend $2,200 to help equip a detail of bicycle-riding Foothill Division police officers who will patrol several crime hot spots in the east San Fernando Valley. Without debate, the council approved a motion by Councilman Ernani Bernardi to use money from his office budget account to purchase three bikes and equipment for the new detail, which is expected to begin patrolling this month.
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December 23, 1988
A Pacoima gang member who was shot and seriously injured by members of his own gang has been arrested on a parole violation, Los Angeles police said Thursday. Willie King, 22, recovering at an undisclosed hospital from gunshot wounds to his hip, leg and arm, was arrested Wednesday. He had been paroled after being in prison for a 1985 conviction on assault with a deadly weapon. When he recovers, he will be held in County Jail without bail, police said.
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December 22, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although ethics experts say he did nothing wrong, Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla has come under political fire from opponents for asking a city contractor to donate buses to ferry dozens of residents who share his enthusiasm for redevelopment to a critical local election. At the request of Padilla's office, Laidlaw Transit Inc.
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April 24, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As of Tuesday, this year's body count in the longtime war on the streets of the northeast San Fernando Valley was nine, mostly casualties of rivalries among established Chicano gangs and Central American and Mexican-born newcomers, according to gang experts. The nine gang-related homicides in 3 1/2 months in the area patrolled by the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division, surpasses that area's total of eight for all of 1990.
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