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March 5, 1997
A discussion of options for the city's unsettled shooting range has been rescheduled for this Monday's City Council meeting. About a dozen concerned residents, mostly local National Rifle Assn. members, waited for 4 1/2 hours at last week's council meeting while council members discussed another issue. The council apologized to the audience, but adjourned the meeting at 11:30 p.m. rather than start the range talks then. The Huntington Beach Police Officers Assn.
January 19, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
A man shot himself in the head with a borrowed handgun at a Los Angeles shooting range, and coroner's investigators believe it was suicide, officials said Sunday. Demetrio Ulloa Jr., 29, of Los Angeles fatally shot himself with a .45-caliber handgun about 6 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Gun Club at 1375 E. 6th St., L.A. County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz said. Ulloa was pronounced dead at the scene, Dietz said. “He entered the gun club alone and without a gun of his own,” Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr.
February 17, 1994
Rejecting arguments that Inglewood's high crime rate makes the city unsuitable for a business that promotes firearms, the City Council decided to allow a businessman to open the first firing range and gun club in the city. The Redondo Beach police chief, however, turned down a request for a private shooting range in his city. Should South Bay cities allow indoor shooting ranges? Sam Kash Inglewood businessman who plans to open an indoor firing range Why not?
October 18, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
When will Kobe Bryant get back on the court? While there's still no time frame, the Lakers All-Star continues to ramp up his activity as he works his way back from an Achilles' tendon injury. Before Friday's exhibition game in Shanghai against the Golden State Warriors, Kobe Bryant got in some on-court sprints. Big cheers from the crowd for the sprinting Mamba: - Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 18, 2013 Bryant was injured on April 12 in a win over the Warriors.  He had surgery the following morning.
The Huntington Beach Police Officer's Assn. proposed Friday that the city reopen the city's controversial public shooting range. In May 1993, the public section of the shooting range was closed for construction because it was deemed unsafe. The structure, built on unsteady land, was sinking. Since then, however, no work has been done because of disagreements within the City Council and among residents, said Richard Wright, association president.
March 18, 1997
A decision on what to do with the city's shooting range is on hold while officials seek more information on the options. At a recent study session, City Council members said they would prefer building a new indoor range rather than reopen the now-closed outdoor range that had operated in Central Park since 1968. The council shut that down Jan. 4, citing safety and noise concerns.
December 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
City officials say they will push ahead with plans to clean up a contaminated shooting range near Horseshoe Lake. State approval is expected in February or March for the $1.6-million project, which is to be completed by May, according to the city's consulting firm, EMKO of El Dorado Hills. Soil surrounding the shooting range is contaminated with lead and other toxic residue from shattered trap targets, analysts say.
June 12, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The Police Department this week dedicated its shooting range to the memory of range master Joseph S. Boyd, who died in a shooting accident at the facility in February. A street that runs in front of police headquarters was also renamed Boyd Way by the city to commemorate the contribution the former Marine and weapons expert made to Santa Ana. The dedication ceremony was attended by members of Boyd's family as well as law enforcement officers from agencies across Orange County.
April 6, 1996
Budget and staffing cuts have forced the U.S. Forest Service to schedule indefinite closures at three of the Angeles National Forest's five shooting ranges. Beginning April 17, target practice will be banned at the Kentucky Target Shooting Area, followed by the same restriction at the Pinyon and Horse shooting areas as of May 1. The two that will remain open are controlled areas where target shooters must pay a fee to enter.
August 17, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Rebuilding the police shooting range at Huntington Central Park for law-enforcement and public use could cost as much as $8 million, according to a study released Friday. Of that amount, about $2.5 million would go for soil remediation and site preparation, the study says. The outdoor shooting range, operated by Huntington Beach Police Officers' Assn. on city-owned land, is off Gothard Street on a former landfill site where leakage of methane gas has been a problem in the past.
March 25, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
OAKLAND - The doors opened near the end of the Lakers' shoot-around, revealing the surprise of the day: Dwight Howard shooting mid-range jumpers. From 14 feet, 16, and a few from 18 feet. He needs to keep working on it. His 16-foot bank shot was too hard off the backboard early in Monday's game against Golden State. His 15-footer from the left elbow was way off the mark a minute later. He finished with 11 points on four-for-eight shooting in the Lakers' 109-103 loss. "We want to just expand his game all over," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said beforehand.
July 22, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
DEER TRAIL, Colo. -- When Glenn Rotkovich reviewed the application from an Aurora, Colo., resident to become a member of the shooting range he runs out on the remote prairies east of town, he made a routine telephone call to invite the applicant for a personal orientation. But what he heard was anything but routine, he said of the June call. The applicant was James Holmes -- a name that didn't ring any bells, since it was weeks before the theater shooting in Aurora. But the message on Holmes' answering machine unsettled Rotkovich.
April 14, 2012 | By Andrew McGill, Morning Call
Barley Pop Bill showed no mercy. Those outlaws were fixing to steal his beer, and he went vigilante, blasting away with his double-barreled shotgun. Not satisfied, he drew his twin Ruger Old Army revolvers and riddled the outlaws with lead. As the smoke cleared, he smiled. Weren't nobody in Orefield, Pa., who'd be taking that brew bucket. Most friends call him Dale Green. Most people also pass their weekends in more sedate pursuits. But Green was spending his Sunday here at Guthsville Rod & Gun Club in eastern Pennsylvania, dressed from head to toe as a gunslinger of the Old West, sharing pistol smoke with 50 others doing exactly the same thing.
December 13, 2010 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
For years this tiny desert town in western Imperial County has been a haven for retirees and others who desire a slow and quiet existence. Howard Kelly, 62, a Vietnam War veteran, moved here to escape the urban noise that triggers his incapacitating post-traumatic stress disorder. Joseph Asciutto, 64, a retired firefighter from San Diego, built a home in this stark landscape he visited as a boy and grew to love, and which he now calmly observes from a lawn chair on his front porch.
November 30, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Mike Boyd and his wife, Ruth Christy, moved to this quiet, sidewalk-lined Midway City neighborhood 18 years ago, attracted to what they call an "old-fashioned" place to live. But Boyd, 73, and a handful of other residents are up in arms about a proposed 6,380-square-foot indoor gun range in their neighborhood, an unincorporated area of Orange County that borders Westminster. Residents say the range would destroy their quiet, their property values and their peace of mind. "I'm not opposed to a shooting range," Boyd said.
November 1, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
For five decades, shotgun enthusiasts were able to visit the Miramar military base for target practice and skeet shooting. In 2008, 95,000 rounds were fired by members and guests of the San Diego Shotgun Sports Assn., which ran a 29-acre range on the base. Now the military has closed the facility out of concern for the toxic contamination caused by years of lead shotgun pellets landing in a 13-acre "overshot" area next to the range. The issue has provoked an unusual clash between the Marine Corps and possibly its biggest supporter in Congress, Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Alpine)
February 22, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
The city shooting range and a Bolsa Chica housing development--two of the hottest topics in the city these days--will be hashed out during a City Council workshop Monday. Koll Co. is planning a 2,500-home community on the Bolsa Chica mesa, in unincorporated Orange County surrounded by Huntington Beach. The City Council is examining the plan's potential impact on city services such as sewage, police, fire, traffic, libraries and water.
May 15, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The future of the police shooting range at Huntington Central Park remains uncertain pending completion of a study, city officials said. As a result, negotiations between the city and the police union to make the facility safer and to accommodate both police and uses are also on hold, Community Services Director Ron Hagan said. "We can't do negotiations until we find out the costs to rebuild," Hagan said.
April 13, 2010 | By David Kelly
Authorities are investigating whether an early morning fire Monday at a Hemet police shooting range was yet another attack on the department, which has been hit with repeated booby traps over the last three months. The fire at the remote training facility off Warren Road broke out shortly after 2 a.m. Much of the building was destroyed in the blaze. "In light [of] the incidents involving our department over the past three months, we are investigating the possibility that this is related, but we will not speculate at this point until the investigators are able to complete their work," said Hemet Police Capt.
November 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A fire tore through an indoor shooting range in southern South Korea, killing 10 people, including at least two Japanese tourists. Some people were on fire as they ran out of the building, Yonhap news agency quoted a witness as saying. An official at the National Emergency Management Agency said authorities were having trouble identifying the dead because of their burns. Nine Japanese tourists and their South Korean guide were inside the facility in the southeastern port city of Busan when the fire broke out on the second floor of the five-story building.
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