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July 14, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A lethal rash of violence that marred the opening of "Boyz N the Hood," a movie depicting the struggles of growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, prompted several theaters Saturday to cancel the feature and many others to increase security amid fears of a repeat of Friday night's bloodshed. Eleven people were wounded, one critically, as gunfire erupted in and around three Southern California theaters.
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April 28, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
A strange thing happened at City Hall last week. For the first time anyone can recall, the Los Angeles City Council handed out awards to a group of filmmakers for simply shooting in town. That the city would bestow honors on those who chose to film in their backyard might seem odd for a place that is the epicenter of entertainment, but these are unusual times for local production. Last year, on-location filming posted its steepest ever year-over-year decline on record, thanks largely to heavy competition from more than 40 states vying for the same business by offering generous tax incentives and rebates.
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March 14, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least five people were killed and four were injured in several shootings in the Los Angeles area late Monday and Tuesday, authorities said. In Watts, 17-year-old Luis Quinones was shot and killed late Monday in the courtyard of the Imperial Courts housing project, said Los Angeles Police homicide Det. John Zambos. An unidentified 21-year-old man who was also shot was listed in critical condition at a hospital, police said.
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April 14, 2010 | By Richard Verrier
Some Hollywood star power is lighting up local film production. Topping the list is Tom Hanks, whose production company, Playtone Productions, is about to begin shooting "Larry Crowne" next week in various locations around Los Angeles. Hanks directs and stars in the comedic drama opposite Julia Roberts, with whom he paired in the 2007 Universal Pictures film "Charlie Wilson's War." Adam Sandler also is starring in and producing a romantic comedy with Jennifer Aniston called "Just Go With It" that has been filming for several weeks around town, including scenes last week at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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July 13, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An evening at the movies turned into a harrowing night of violence in Universal City, Upland and Chino as shootings involving suspected gang members marred Friday's opening of "Boyz N the Hood," a critically acclaimed film depicting life in South Central Los Angeles. In the Cineplex Odeon theaters at Universal City, three people were wounded, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Larry Lincoln, in what deputies described as "gang-related" clash at about 10:15 p.m.. "It was horrible.
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July 24, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven people died in five separate shootings in Los Angeles County late Sunday and early Monday, and only one person has been arrested. "It was a very rough night," Sheriff's Department spokesman Richard Pena said. "Not a good night in anyone's book. It happens, but that's a busy night." Double fatalities occurred in a Downey residential neighborhood and outside a Montebello restaurant, and separate killings occurred in Whittier, Lancaster and the Athens area.
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July 8, 1993 | THUAN LE and MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As terrified shoppers ducked for cover or hid in nearby stores, a teen-ager fired more than five rounds from the upper level of Westminster Mall on Wednesday afternoon into a knot of youths below, scattering the group and hitting a 13-year-old girl twice in the back. The girl, whom police declined to identify, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange. She was in stable condition after the 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1988 | TERRY PRISTIN
It seemed like the quintessential Southern California story. Frustrated motorists, no longer able to put up with bumper-to-bumper freeway tie-ups, soaring temperatures or the everyday inconveniences of life in general, vent their anger by firing guns at other drivers. The phenomenon began June, 18, 1987, when a Valencia motorcyclist traveling on the Antelope Valley Freeway was shot at but not hit.
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June 27, 1998 | From Times staff and wire reports
A California Highway Patrol officer was shot in the shoulder early Friday after he and two other officers stopped to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist in the Mojave Desert, authorities said. The 36-year-old officer, a 10-year CHP veteran, was in serious but stable condition at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, a nursing supervisor said.
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April 6, 1991
One of two off-duty Los Angeles police officers in Palm Springs at the end of spring break opened fire at a van that allegedly tried to run down the other officer, authorities said Thursday. Officers Hurley Criner, 26, and Christopher Jordan, 24, were driving their motorcycles along Palm Canyon Drive after midnight Monday when a van drove alongside and one of five men inside the vehicle tried to grab a woman riding with Criner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven people died in five separate shootings in Los Angeles County late Sunday and early Monday, and only one person has been arrested. "It was a very rough night," Sheriff's Department spokesman Richard Pena said. "Not a good night in anyone's book. It happens, but that's a busy night." Double fatalities occurred in a Downey residential neighborhood and outside a Montebello restaurant, and separate killings occurred in Whittier, Lancaster and the Athens area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least five people were killed and four were injured in several shootings in the Los Angeles area late Monday and Tuesday, authorities said. In Watts, 17-year-old Luis Quinones was shot and killed late Monday in the courtyard of the Imperial Courts housing project, said Los Angeles Police homicide Det. John Zambos. An unidentified 21-year-old man who was also shot was listed in critical condition at a hospital, police said.
NEWS
June 27, 1998 | From Times staff and wire reports
A California Highway Patrol officer was shot in the shoulder early Friday after he and two other officers stopped to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist in the Mojave Desert, authorities said. The 36-year-old officer, a 10-year CHP veteran, was in serious but stable condition at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, a nursing supervisor said.
NEWS
July 8, 1993 | THUAN LE and MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As terrified shoppers ducked for cover or hid in nearby stores, a teen-ager fired more than five rounds from the upper level of Westminster Mall on Wednesday afternoon into a knot of youths below, scattering the group and hitting a 13-year-old girl twice in the back. The girl, whom police declined to identify, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange. She was in stable condition after the 4 p.m.
NEWS
July 14, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A lethal rash of violence that marred the opening of "Boyz N the Hood," a movie depicting the struggles of growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, prompted several theaters Saturday to cancel the feature and many others to increase security amid fears of a repeat of Friday night's bloodshed. Eleven people were wounded, one critically, as gunfire erupted in and around three Southern California theaters.
NEWS
July 14, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A lethal rash of violence that marred the opening of "Boyz N the Hood," a movie depicting the struggles of growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, prompted several theaters Saturday to cancel the feature and many others to increase security amid fears of a repeat of Friday night's bloodshed. Eleven people were wounded, one critically, as gunfire erupted in and around three Southern California theaters.
NEWS
July 14, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A lethal rash of violence that marred the opening of "Boyz N the Hood," a movie depicting the struggles of growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, prompted several theaters Saturday to cancel the feature and many others to increase security amid fears of a repeat of Friday night's bloodshed. Eleven people were wounded, one critically, as gunfire erupted in and around three Southern California theaters.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2010 | By Richard Verrier
Some Hollywood star power is lighting up local film production. Topping the list is Tom Hanks, whose production company, Playtone Productions, is about to begin shooting "Larry Crowne" next week in various locations around Los Angeles. Hanks directs and stars in the comedic drama opposite Julia Roberts, with whom he paired in the 2007 Universal Pictures film "Charlie Wilson's War." Adam Sandler also is starring in and producing a romantic comedy with Jennifer Aniston called "Just Go With It" that has been filming for several weeks around town, including scenes last week at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An evening at the movies turned into a harrowing night of violence in Universal City, Upland and Chino as shootings involving suspected gang members marred Friday's opening of "Boyz N the Hood," a critically acclaimed film depicting life in South Central Los Angeles. In the Cineplex Odeon theaters at Universal City, three people were wounded, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Larry Lincoln, in what deputies described as "gang-related" clash at about 10:15 p.m.. "It was horrible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1991
One of two off-duty Los Angeles police officers in Palm Springs at the end of spring break opened fire at a van that allegedly tried to run down the other officer, authorities said Thursday. Officers Hurley Criner, 26, and Christopher Jordan, 24, were driving their motorcycles along Palm Canyon Drive after midnight Monday when a van drove alongside and one of five men inside the vehicle tried to grab a woman riding with Criner.
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