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May 25, 2000 | ELISE GEE and JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two more men were shot before sunrise Wednesday in a section of South-Central Los Angeles where there have been at least 12 shooting incidents and eight homicides in a week. Police say some of the havoc is the result of a turf war between two small bands of the Crips gang, though most of the incidents appear unrelated. "This is reminiscent of the kinds of activity we were seeing in the early '90s," said Los Angeles Police Capt. Charlie Beck.
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January 24, 2011 | Hector Tobar
I took an excursion into Historic South-Central Los Angeles last week, using an old tour book that in its day was an essential tool for black visitors to L.A. and many other cities. "The Green Book" is an artifact. First published in 1936, it was meant to aid African American travelers in their journeys across the segregated U.S., by listing places where black people were welcome. "It has been our idea to give the Negro traveler information that will keep him from running into difficulties, embarrassments and to make his trip more enjoyable," the 1949 edition proclaimed in its introduction.
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December 11, 1988 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Elias Lopez never had a chance. He got sucked into something so much stronger than he was, something with a history so powerful, that there seemed no choice but to submit. He was 17, a nice, quietly handsome young man with jet-black hair and a plan. He was going to be a cop, a narcotics investigator. Sure, there were street gangs in his neighborhood, but he did not want to join one. All Elias wanted to do was look like a gang member.
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October 8, 2006 | Lynell George, Lynell George is a senior writer for West. Her work has appeared in Ms. and Essence, as well as in the essay collection "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology."
It is my mother's memory, not mine. Consequently, it is a recollection that doesn't feel observed so much as absorbed. But I was there, and so, too, my father: the three of us launching ourselves into a day of optimistic house-hunting. It is 1964; I am nearly 2; "New Baby" is on the way.
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January 24, 2011 | Hector Tobar
I took an excursion into Historic South-Central Los Angeles last week, using an old tour book that in its day was an essential tool for black visitors to L.A. and many other cities. "The Green Book" is an artifact. First published in 1936, it was meant to aid African American travelers in their journeys across the segregated U.S., by listing places where black people were welcome. "It has been our idea to give the Negro traveler information that will keep him from running into difficulties, embarrassments and to make his trip more enjoyable," the 1949 edition proclaimed in its introduction.
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December 11, 1992
A new liquor store complaint form was unveiled Thursday by Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas to make it easier for 8th District residents to lodge grievances against problem stores in South-Central Los Angeles. Ridley-Thomas said the form--which allows residents to document problem activities such as drug sales or loitering--should strengthen the city's efforts to revoke the licenses of troublesome stores.
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December 17, 1992
Felony charges have been filed against four men arrested during Monday's rock- and bottle-throwing incident at Florence and Normandie avenues. Cerman A. Cunningham, 29, is accused of assaulting a police officer during the disturbance at a flash point of last spring's riots. County prosecutors said that Cunningham threw a 10-inch-long pipe at Officer B. Liddy, who was not harmed. Cunningham pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Wednesday, and his bail was set at $5,000.
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June 28, 1996
A South-Central Los Angeles woman who left her children alone in a filthy apartment was sentenced Thursday to a year in County Jail. Patricia Quiroz, 26, who had pleaded guilty to child abuse charges, also was placed by Superior Court Judge Jacqueline O'Connor on three years probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine and take parenting classes.
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May 24, 1985 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles gang member was convicted Thursday of four counts of first-degree murder in the mistaken-identity shootings of four relatives of retired professional football star Kermit Alexander. Horace Burns, 20, sat motionless as the jury--which must next decide whether Burns receives the death penalty or life in prison without possibility of parole--announced its verdict to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz.
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August 30, 1992 | FRANK CLIFFORD and RICH CONNELL and STEPHEN BRAUN and Andrea Ford, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Somehow, somewhere along the line, connections had been frayed and confidence lost. Conceived in the ashes of Watts, this was supposed to be a municipal administration built to absorb ethnic shocks. In a city of so many colors, of so much wealth and poverty, it was expected to keep the peace. But on a single evening in late April, the flames that lighted the Los Angeles sky revealed that despite its multiracial hues, Mayor Tom Bradley's model City Hall was powerless to keep the lid on.
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May 25, 2000 | ELISE GEE and JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two more men were shot before sunrise Wednesday in a section of South-Central Los Angeles where there have been at least 12 shooting incidents and eight homicides in a week. Police say some of the havoc is the result of a turf war between two small bands of the Crips gang, though most of the incidents appear unrelated. "This is reminiscent of the kinds of activity we were seeing in the early '90s," said Los Angeles Police Capt. Charlie Beck.
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May 5, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As scattered parents looked on and puzzled neighbors poked their heads out their doors early Sunday, nearly four dozen children in kayak-shaped cars raced down a quarter-mile stretch of Broadway in the first official All American Soapbox Derby in South-Central Los Angeles. Hunched low in the cockpits of their plastic, gravity-powered race cars with helmets fastened, 44 children hurtled down the pavement at speeds of up to 35 mph. "It's really fun!"
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March 5, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Emily Dow could have gone anywhere--a posh private practice, a secure HMO position. But instead, the soft-spoken physician works long hours navigating the turbulent world of inner-city medicine. In a spartan gray building straddling a corner of San Pedro Place in South-Central Los Angeles, Dow spends her days maneuvering through the narrow maze of halls and exam rooms squeezed into the crowded structure, hurrying past crying children and a flurry of conversations in Spanish.
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February 17, 1997 | JOHN M. GONZALES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 2-year-old girl and her 13-year-old brother remained in critical condition Sunday, both hooked up to respirators, after what police described as a volley of gang members' bullets hit them outside the front gate of their South-Central Los Angeles home. Police spokesmen said Ezekiel Smith, whose 14th birthday is next week, is believed to be a gang associate and the target of the shooting that accidentally caught his baby sister, Shantel, in the cross-fire.
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June 2, 1995 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The plans are big, and surprisingly, the money is there to back it up. With an infusion of at least $3 million in federal money to operate services for the homeless in South-Central Los Angeles, government officials hope to create a network of services in the sprawling community. Each night, an estimated 14,000 homeless can be found in South-Central, a number too great for the small, underfunded agencies in the area to serve.
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May 8, 1994 | DARA AKIKO TOM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
OAKLAND--They are older, grayer. They no longer seek power in the barrel of a gun, and most left the organization long ago. But one thing has not changed in the nearly 30 years since they arose from the mean streets of Oakland: The men and women who once led the Black Panthers still believe in bringing "All Power to All People." And though many former Panther leaders aren't interested in reviving the militant party of the past--the Panthers are now just a service organization in Oakland--they lament that the social work they began remains unfinished.
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December 2, 1993
An ice cream vendor was shot to death on a South-Central Los Angeles street on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The vendor, an unidentified man in his 30s, was struck in the chest during the 2:10 p.m. shooting near the intersection of 42nd Street and Central Avenue, according to homicide detectives in the Police Department's Newton Division. He died less than an hour later at County-USC Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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December 4, 1992
One more damaged liquor store received the go-ahead to rebuild Thursday in South-Central Los Angeles but two others were held up while the city Planning Commission determines whether it can legally scale back the stores' hours of operation. Lee's Market at 4801 Avalon Blvd. became the first store to be unanimously approved by the commission and the 11th to receive approval since the spring riots damaged more than 100 liquor outlets across the city, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1994 | As told to ROBERT SCHEER; Larry Aubry retired last month from the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission. He still serves on the Inglewood school board. and
I started working with Los Angeles County in 1960 as a probation officer. I did that for 7 1/2 years before going to the Human Relations Commission in late 1967. So I've been around. The state of affairs in the greater South-Central area has been the major focus of my career. Tragically, education, housing, employment, even police-community relations, are all now as bad as they were in 1965, when Watts exploded.
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December 3, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten-year-old Wendy Arias colored the moon, launched a rocket, drafted blueprints for the space shuttle, studied the sunrise, picked up seashells and practiced flying an airplane Thursday. All before lunch. "It's more fun here than going to school; it's better right here," said a smiling Wendy, one of 60 fifth-graders from South-Central Los Angeles who have spent the past three days camping out at Doheny State Beach. "They don't smoke here that much, no people stealing, there's no drunk drivers.
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