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August 24, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Six people were shot in the frontyard of a San Pedro home Tuesday night by a man who escaped in a black SUV, authorities said. Four of the victims were reported to be in critical condition, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The injuries to the other two were not life-threatening, officials said. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of West 24th Street, near Gaffey Street, just before 9 p.m. All six of the injured were reportedly between the ages of 18 and 20.
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November 21, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
City officials announced Wednesday that they are seeking proposals for development on the only vacant commercially zoned property in downtown. The Community Redevelopment Agency issued a request for proposals for the site on the east side of Centre Street between 6th and 7th streets. The agency, which has owned the site for more than 30 years, is looking for proposals to build market-rate housing or mixed- use housing and retail developments.
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December 17, 2007 | My-Thuan Tran
Eight people sustained minor injuries after falling from a patio balcony that collapsed Saturday night, authorities said Sunday. Four women and four men were standing on the balcony of a two-story home when the balcony cracked and gave way, sending those on it tumbling eight to 10 feet to the ground. The Los Angeles Fire Department and other rescue personnel transported the victims to hospitals in stable condition, said Fire Department spokesman Brian Ballton. -- My-Thuan Tran
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1998
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a financial agreement that paves the way for a 14-screen movie theater to be built in downtown San Pedro. It will be the first new theater built in the 15th District--which ranges from Watts to the Port of Los Angeles--in more than 30 years. The City Council voted to give Tennessee-based Regal Cinema $3.
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June 3, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles City Council panel voted 3-2 on Friday to support a legal opinion that could require new cities in the San Fernando Valley and Harbor to pay Los Angeles as a condition of secession. The council's Ad Hoc Committee on Secession recommended that the full council submit the opinion by the city attorney's office to county officials deciding the rules for breaking up Los Angeles. Councilmen Joel Wachs of Studio City and Rudy Svorinich Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
San Fernando Valley and San Pedro residents would be able to testify through video-conferencing during the Los Angeles City Council's downtown meetings under a proposal that advanced Wednesday. The council's Rules and Elections Committee approved the plan and recommended that a pilot program to be tried in San Pedro and the Valley in the next 120 days and said it could be expanded to other far-flung areas of the 469-square-mile city.
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May 29, 2003 | Brenda Rees, Special to The Times
How's a visit to the Pacific Islands this summer sound? At last there's a way to immerse yourself in island culture, song, dance, food, geography, zoology and horticulture that doesn't require dreary hours in flight and a second mortgage on the house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1996
The number of cruise line passengers using the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is up 30% over last year. The cruise center was used by 945,180 passengers in fiscal 1996 compared with 725,970 last year. That makes the Port of Los Angeles the busiest cruise port on the West Coast with most cruise lines going to Mexico.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1988
The Los Angeles City Council is being asked to establish its first ban on skateboarding and bicycling. In response to complaints from some elderly residents of San Pedro that they feel threatened by aggressive riders, City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores has proposed that the sidewalks in a small section of that community's downtown business district be off limits to skateboarders and cyclists.
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