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August 15, 1992
I would certainly agree that the current dilapidated condition of the former home of President George Bush (Santa Fe Gardens Apartments) in Compton reveals the stark disparity between the "kinder, gentler" Compton in 1949 (when the President lived there) and the Compton of today--a symbol of the "urban abandonment" throughout America in the past 12 years. However, I must take exception to your statement that a proposed monument to the President's historic presence in Compton is an "unnecessary" gesture (editorial, Aug. 4)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992
I would certainly agree that the current dilapidated condition of the former home of President George Bush (Santa Fe Gardens Apartments) in Compton reveals the stark disparity between the "kinder, gentler" Compton in 1949 (when the President lived there) and the Compton of today--a symbol of the "urban abandonment" throughout America in the past 12 years. However, I must take exception to your statement that a proposed monument to the President's historic presence in Compton is an "unnecessary" gesture (editorial, Aug. 4)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1992 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When George and Barbara Bush lived in Santa Fe Gardens, the sprawling apartment complex in Compton provided clean, affordable housing within minutes of downtown Los Angeles and the Long Beach Harbor. That was 1949, before the apartments became condominiums and before those were purchased by absentee slumlords. Now Santa Fe Gardens is a dull-brown maze of boarded windows, squatters and fear. Crack cocaine, gunfire and prostitution are all too familiar, residents say. But Compton Mayor Walter R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1992 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When George and Barbara Bush lived in Santa Fe Gardens, the sprawling apartment complex in Compton provided clean, affordable housing within minutes of downtown Los Angeles and the Long Beach Harbor. That was 1949, before the apartments became condominiums and before those were purchased by absentee slumlords. Now Santa Fe Gardens is a dull-brown maze of boarded windows, squatters and fear. Crack cocaine, gunfire and prostitution are all too familiar, residents say. But Compton Mayor Walter R.
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