Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSoliciting
IN THE NEWS

Soliciting

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1989
Costa Mesa police arrested 15 women and six men and booked them on suspicion of soliciting prostitution after a seven-hour stakeout of a two-mile strip of Harbor Boulevard, authorities said. Sgt. Jerry Holloway said 19 of those arrested were released on their own recognizance. Police detained two women for whom warrants had been issued after they failed to show up in court to answer previous prostitution charges, he said. Holloway said the operation began around 8 p.m.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1990 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twelve men have been arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution in a reverse sting operation involving female undercover police officers. The roundup, conducted between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday, was made in response to complaints from business owners, residents and motorists in the area of 1st Street, between El Camino Real and A Street. Police Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1995
Police are warning residents not to give money to a man who has been soliciting donations by phone and contending they are for the Huntington Beach Neighborhood Watch program. The man, who has identified himself as Rick Thomas, recently called several residents seeking donations. Police said Tuesday that anyone who receives such a call should know that the man is scamming and that the money will not go to Neighborhood Watch. "We don't do any phone solicitation," said Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1995
The Los Angeles County assessor warned property owners Tuesday not to be fooled by private companies charging for tax adjustment services that the assessor's office provides for free. "Once again private companies are soliciting fees from taxpayers whose property has experienced a decline in value," said Assessor Kenneth P. Hahn. "They employ official looking forms with official sounding names to mislead taxpayers into believing they are dealing with a governmental agency," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1997
Malibu's City Council has amended an ordinance regarding work solicitation, banning day laborers from soliciting employment from motorists. A city law already prohibits employers from pulling over in their vehicles and hiring workers. The council's action Monday night expanded that ban to the workers, who now can be fined for approaching cars for work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1989 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
Fountain Valley Mayor Fred Voss, arrested for soliciting an undercover Santa Ana police officer posing as a prostitute last month, pleaded no contest Thursday to the misdemeanor charge and was fined $300 by a judge. Citing "the continued sensational publicity which has resulted from my arrest," Voss said in a statement released by his attorney that he did not fight the charge because he wanted to avoid a costly and time-consuming trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
In response to complaints about the increasing number of day laborers on Los Angeles street corners, the City Council is considering a proposal that would prohibit the soliciting of work on city streets and sidewalks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1990 | MARY HELEN BERG
A crackdown on day laborers who seek work on street corners and in parking lots began Thursday as four workers were arrested for violating a new city ordinance that makes it illegal to solicit jobs on the street. Police issued citations to four Latino men, checked their identification and determined that they were not legal residents, Mayor Don E. Smith said. The men were then taken to the U.S. Border Patrol station near San Clemente for deportation, Smith said.
NEWS
July 29, 1989 | LARRY GREEN, Times Staff Writer
Ambulance-chasing lawyers are finding the roads to major disasters increasingly blocked these days by state bar associations. For example, within hours of last week's deadly crash of a United Airlines DC-10 at Sioux City, the Iowa State Bar Assn. put up what amounted to a lawyers-not-welcome sign at the scene of the tragedy where 111 died. Another 185 passengers survived.
NEWS
March 23, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer and
Short on cash for the renovation of a rental home she owned, state Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) solicited a $5,000 personal loan last year from a lobbyist who represents health-care clients potentially affected by bills sent to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee that she chairs. Neither Watson nor the lobbyist, Willie Hausey, reported the loan until the transaction was included as evidence in a Sacramento Municipal Court case last week.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|