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December 19, 1993 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a bright October day in 1955, 5-year-old Joe Martinez stood among 10,000 spectators gathered for the largest parade ever in the Florence-Firestone area. The spectacle marked the opening of the county's first sheriff's station, a state-of-the-art facility that was a prototype for stations that would follow. Martinez didn't know it then, but the Firestone Station would become an integral part of his life.
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August 14, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
The calls started without warning. Every line on every phone in the Compton sheriff's station lighted up at once, hundreds of calls pouring in for hours. One sheriff's official compared the scene to the aftermath of a major earthquake or a mass shooting. But the cause of the deluge wasn't violence or natural disaster. It was Twitter. At 5:23 p.m. Friday, the Twitter feed for Compton rapper The Game posted a message encouraging his 580,000 followers to call the posted number if they wanted an internship.
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OPINION
November 23, 2009
Twenty-four-year-old Mitrice Richardson of South Los Angeles walked out of the Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff's station in the wee hours of Sept. 17 and has been missing ever since. Sheriff Lee Baca insists that deputies followed procedures to the letter: Richardson, who was accused of refusing to pay her bill at a high-end Malibu restaurant and possessing a small amount of marijuana, insisted on leaving after being booked and released, despite invitations to spend the night in an empty cell or in the station's lobby.
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July 29, 2010 | By Carla Hall and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Mitrice Richardson, who vanished after being released from an L.A. County sheriff's station early one September morning last year, may be alive and living in Las Vegas, according to law enforcement officials. On Thursday, at a news conference in that city, they will make a public plea for her to come forward. "Please let us know you're OK," Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, said of their message to Richardson. "You're not in trouble. You've done nothing wrong.
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July 29, 2010 | By Carla Hall and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Mitrice Richardson, who vanished after being released from an L.A. County sheriff's station early one September morning last year, may be alive and living in Las Vegas, according to law enforcement officials. On Thursday, at a news conference in that city, they will make a public plea for her to come forward. "Please let us know you're OK," Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, said of their message to Richardson. "You're not in trouble. You've done nothing wrong.
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April 28, 1989
A leader of the local anti-vivisection group holding rallies around Los Angeles this week was arrested Thursday at UCLA for allegedly trying to steal a pair of handcuffs from a campus policeman. Jack Carone, 41, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft involving an alleged incident that UCLA authorities said took place Monday during the arrests of 22 fellow demonstrators after a sit-in outside the office of the university's chancellor. Carone was taken Thursday to the sheriff's station in West Hollywood and released after posting a $1,500 bail bond, a sheriff's spokesman said.
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September 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Twenty Ventura County Sheriff's Department officers serving the unincorporated area of eastern Ventura County have been relocated to the station in Moorpark. Four sergeants, two senior deputies and 14 deputies moved early this month from the sheriff's station in Thousand Oaks. "The increase in the number of deputies based in Moorpark will provide a significant advantage during emergency situations when rapid response times are critical," Mayor Patrick Hunter said.
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September 12, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS
The Ventura County sheriff's Camarillo station will hold its first open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be exhibits from the station's narcotics bureau, evidence collection and the emergency and disaster response teams. Guided tours of the facility will be conducted every 15 minutes. Representatives from community programs will answer questions and a sergeant will address residents' concerns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1990
West County sheriff's investigators will spend more time following up on criminal cases under a new plan approved by the City Council this week, but the plan includes closing the Cedar Street station on Sundays and holidays. The plan will save the city up to $10,000 a year, Capt. Robert Eason said in a letter to the council. That money will be used to pay investigators for additional hours of working on criminal cases.
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August 10, 1991
Ownership of the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station has been turned over to the county after the debt on the La Crescenta facility, built 20 years ago with government bonds, was retired more than six years ahead of schedule. The early payoff is saving taxpayers almost $1 million in lease payments and still leaves another $150,000 in surplus savings, which were turned over to the county on Thursday. The $1.
OPINION
November 23, 2009
Twenty-four-year-old Mitrice Richardson of South Los Angeles walked out of the Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff's station in the wee hours of Sept. 17 and has been missing ever since. Sheriff Lee Baca insists that deputies followed procedures to the letter: Richardson, who was accused of refusing to pay her bill at a high-end Malibu restaurant and possessing a small amount of marijuana, insisted on leaving after being booked and released, despite invitations to spend the night in an empty cell or in the station's lobby.
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October 25, 2009 | Patrick J. McDonnell
A city councilman was released from jail Saturday after being arrested on suspicion of threatening his wife, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Councilman Rick Ramirez, 41, first elected in 2003, was released on $50,000 bond, said Lt. John Gannon of the Norwalk sheriff's station. Ramirez was booked for allegedly making "criminal threats" against his wife, Gannon said. Sheriff's deputies responded late Friday to the councilman's home in the 11000 block of Pluton Street after his wife notified police of the alleged threats, Gannon said.
NEWS
January 23, 2009
Antelope Valley crimes: An article in Thursday's California section about an overall drop in serious crimes in the Antelope Valley in 2008 misattributed a quote about an increase in rapes in Palmdale to Capt. Bobby Denham, head of the Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Palmdale. It quoted Denham as saying many of the cases were "boyfriend-girlfriend" incidents, as opposed to attacks by a stranger; the statement was made by Capt. Axel Anderson, head of the sheriff's station in Lancaster.
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September 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Twenty Ventura County Sheriff's Department officers serving the unincorporated area of eastern Ventura County have been relocated to the station in Moorpark. Four sergeants, two senior deputies and 14 deputies moved early this month from the sheriff's station in Thousand Oaks. "The increase in the number of deputies based in Moorpark will provide a significant advantage during emergency situations when rapid response times are critical," Mayor Patrick Hunter said.
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April 14, 1988
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional-use permit Wednesday to build a $10.2-million sheriff's station to serve the Las Virgenes area. Ground breaking for the new station is scheduled May 27, and sheriff's officials hope to have the new facility open by January, 1990, said Lt. Bill McSweeney. In approving the project, the commission asked that a 100-foot microwave transmitter tower be placed behind the station, rather than in front.
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