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June 6, 1995 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The teens will be the first to admit it: Pride just doesn't come easily when you live on Shalimar Drive. In this residential neighborhood on the industrial side of town, drug dealers unabashedly peddle their wares as children look on. Gang members swagger in the streets. Fights among rival gang members break out regularly, and gunshots punctuate the night. "All we would see around here are problems: gangs, drugs.
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October 7, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Araceli Avila knew she would come back. True friends never hold grudges. Two weeks after parent protests led to the closure of the Shalimar Learning Center, the center reopened this week to a stream of eager children from the gritty Costa Mesa neighborhood. The after-school tutoring center, located in converted apartment units on Shalimar Drive, shut down after about 30 parents protested the dismissal of one of its founders, Maria Alvarez.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Araceli Avila knew she would come back. True friends never hold grudges. Two weeks after parent protests led to the closure of the Shalimar Learning Center, the center reopened this week to a stream of eager children from the gritty Costa Mesa neighborhood. The after-school tutoring center, located in converted apartment units on Shalimar Drive, shut down after about 30 parents protested the dismissal of one of its founders, Maria Alvarez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1995 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The teens will be the first to admit it: Pride just doesn't come easily when you live on Shalimar Drive. In this residential neighborhood on the industrial side of town, drug dealers unabashedly peddle their wares as children look on. Gang members swagger in the streets. Fights among rival gang members break out regularly, and gunshots punctuate the night. "All we would see around here are problems: gangs, drugs.
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June 6, 1995 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The teen-agers will be the first to admit it: Pride just doesn't come easily when you live on Shalimar Drive. In this residential neighborhood on the industrial side of town, drug dealers unabashedly peddle their wares as children look on. Gang members swagger in the streets. Fights among rival gang members break out regularly, and gunshots punctuate the night. "All we would see around here are problems: gangs, drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Save Our Youth and the Shalimar Teen Center, organizations that emphasize academics and recreation for young people at risk of involvement in gangs, drugs and other pitfalls of poverty, recently honored several middle and high school graduates. The fifth annual Save Our Youth awards dinner granted scholarships to teens who graduated from high school and completed middle school by attending the program, doing well in school and staying out of trouble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Once known as the street where nobody wanted to live, Shalimar Drive has gone through a transformation in the last year. Driven by concern for their safety, the residents, mostly Latino renters, asked City Hall a year ago for help combat gang crime and drug dealing. The city's answer was to close Shalimar to vehicles, effectively ending quick through-the-car-window drug transactions. Today, residents say, Shalimar is a different neighborhood.
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December 7, 1995 | CORINNE A. FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Holiday travel generally is not an uplifting experience: crammed airports, irritable passengers, lousy food. You endure it to get from points A to B, but you're not going to profit from it much. There is one seasonal journey, however, that if taken in the proper state of mind can enrich a traveler's soul.
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June 6, 1995 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The teen-agers will be the first to admit it: Pride just doesn't come easily when you live on Shalimar Drive. In this residential neighborhood on the industrial side of town, drug dealers unabashedly peddle their wares as children look on. Gang members swagger in the streets. Fights among rival gang members break out regularly, and gunshots punctuate the night. "All we would see around here are problems: gangs, drugs.
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