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October 23, 1991 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The photographs show young policemen in uniform. Standing in groups of three or four in front of a van that is supposed to be used for surveillance, the officers are having a party, posing with beer cans and showing off their revolvers. If the problems within the Southern California Rapid Transit District police force were confined to such conduct, the 1989 party might be nothing but an embarrassing footnote in the agency's 13-year history.
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October 23, 1991 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The photographs show young policemen in uniform. Standing in groups of three or four in front of a van that is supposed to be used for surveillance, the officers are having a party, posing with beer cans and showing off their revolvers. If the problems within the Southern California Rapid Transit District police force were confined to such conduct, the 1989 party might be nothing but an embarrassing footnote in the agency's 13-year history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1991
RTD police have announced that they will increase the visibility of uniformed officers along the downtown Broadway corridor in Los Angeles during the holiday shopping season. As part of that effort, the transit police have opened their first downtown substation, at 3rd Street and Broadway in the Million Dollar Building. The RTD force, established in 1978, now comprises 198 officers. RTD Police Chief Sharon K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995
In commenting on the alleged sexism on the Los Angeles City Council, Warren Farrell (Platform, "Public Sector Sexism," July 7) rushes to defend white males and falls into a common trap. He attacks women for "defining as harassment something that men have defined historically as hazing and did to all people who entered the workplace as part of the initiation." Wrong. Hazing is giving new employees a hard time by, for example, pointing out their ineptness in a sarcastic manner. ("I guess you haven't worked since they invented computers, have you?"
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April 28, 1994 | HENRY CHU
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday selected its own security force to patrol the region's transit system instead of a joint squad of Los Angeles police officers and sheriff's deputies. Despite an attempt by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan to delay the decision, the MTA board of directors voted 11-2 to go with its in-house force, citing substantial cost savings for the cash-strapped agency.
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June 22, 1995 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick has appealed to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority not to eliminate its corps of police officers in the west San Fernando Valley as part of the agency's budget cutbacks. Faced with a $350-million deficit for the coming fiscal year, the MTA has recommended trimming $2 million from its $36-million police budget. MTA Police Chief Sharon K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1995 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Transit police will be stripped from all West Valley bus lines and transferred to the new Metro Green Line route in the South Bay within the next three weeks, a transit official said. Because of budget cuts, MTA Police Chief Sharon K. Papa said she has no choice but to reassign the nine West Valley officers, who are needed less urgently there than elsewhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1994 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To close a massive budget shortfall next year, the county transit authority must consider reducing bus service, cutting superfluous administrative positions, and slashing salaries and benefits of thousands of employees, a team of independent auditors said Wednesday. A report presented to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority recommended that the agency eliminate bus routes that run parallel with trolley and subway lines, and cut back service on weekends.
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November 22, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After praising their own transit police as a "very fine, very excellent" agency, Southern California Rapid Transit District directors Thursday withdrew their plan to let transit police patrol the Blue Line, opting instead to rehire the Sheriff's Department for two more years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1995
Late last month, Los Angeles Councilwoman Laura Chick called the City Council itself a "sexist, good-old-boys work environment." She described off-color remarks directed at her and said "dirty pictures and dirty cartoons" had been passed around during council meetings. Councilwomen Rita Walters and Ruth Galanter generally agreed with Chick. JAMES BLAIR talked with Chick and women in other municipal jobs about the atmosphere where they work. Some asked that their names not be used.
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October 24, 1991 | RONALD L. SOBLE and MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Now that Los Angeles has settled the political questions of where rapid transit trains will run, roughly how much they should cost and who will pay to build them, the Southern California Rapid Transit District faces an equally sticky decision: Will its transit police be able to police its transit?
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