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June 13, 1996 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you live in South-Central Los Angeles and aren't willing to take a lengthy drive, your choice of bookstores is woeful. You could brave the parking hell of USC, or veer off west to the Crenshaw Mall. However, if you're not too picky about the book--perhaps you could get into a steamy Danielle Steele novel, or an autobiography of the prophet Muhammad, or maybe something romantic like "The Bridges of Madison County"--there's a closer option: the Vernon & Figueroa Bookstore, where proprietor D.C.
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June 13, 1996 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you live in South-Central Los Angeles and aren't willing to take a lengthy drive, your choice of bookstores is woeful. You could brave the parking hell of USC, or veer off west to the Crenshaw Mall. However, if you're not too picky about the book--perhaps you could get into a steamy Danielle Steele novel, or an autobiography of the prophet Muhammad, or maybe something romantic like "The Bridges of Madison County"--there's a closer option: the Vernon & Figueroa Bookstore, where proprietor D.C.
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January 26, 1992 | ROBERT A. JONES
"Here," she says, and hands me the photograph. "This one gives you the idea." The photograph shows a night scene from sometime in the 1940s. A group of black men and women are celebrating along Central Avenue in Los Angeles. The same Central Avenue that we know now, if at all, for drive-bys, empty storefronts, and quick, furtive movements of pedestrians. The scene in the '40s photograph is different.
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June 28, 1992 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not the type of public works project that is going to solve the problems of inner-city Los Angeles. But the hot pink contraption in Curtis Gray's front yard may not be a pile of junk either. A plumber by trade, Gray turned a bathtub, two laundry basins, a sink and some old pipes into what he calls a "wishing well for peace," a whimsical creation with running water that is drawing interest in a riot-torn South Los Angeles neighborhood.
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July 7, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, Tammerlin Drummond is a reporter for the Orange County edition of The Times.
Nadia Battle found herself fighting tears during a recent screening of "Boyz N the Hood," John Singleton's movie based on life in a South-Central Los Angeles neighborhood. The vivid images were all too real for the 30-year-old Community Youth Gang Services counselor, who lost a brother in a gang shooting. Battle took 17 gang members with her to watch the film at a special preview screening at Columbia Pictures.
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July 7, 1991 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a regular contributor to Calendar
Cruising around his old neighborhood is dredging up memories for John Singleton. As he swings onto Century Boulevard, he points out Red's Liquor Store, where he bought comic books and swiped copies of Players magazine. Driving by an aging apartment complex, he gestures toward a row of one-way street signs. "They used to be regular two-way streets, but when crack came in, they made them one-way so it'd be easier for the cops to chase the drug dealers."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1989
My thanks to The Times in general and to Ben Sullivan specifically for the article on sudden infant death syndrome (Science/Medicine, Oct. 2). Usually stories about SIDS are relegated to "fillers" in newspapers and magazines, even though it is, as Sullivan's story points out, the leading cause of death in children under the age of 1 year. Having lost a beloved son four years ago to SIDS (he was 3 months old), part of the mourning process has been dealing with the fact that there are no answers .
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September 2, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Generations of students at John C. Fremont High School have called themselves the Pathfinders, their slogan "Find a path, or make one." On Sunday, graduates in the class of 1966--the first to follow the Watts riot--came back to say a few words about finding their own path out of the grips of what society calls the ghetto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1992 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is not the type of public works project that is going to solve the problems of inner-city Los Angeles. But the hot pink contraption in Curtis Gray's front yard may not be a pile of junk either. A plumber by trade, Gray turned a bathtub, two laundry basins, a sink and some old pipes into what he calls a "wishing well for peace," a whimsical creation with running water that is drawing interest in a riot-torn South Los Angeles neighborhood.
NEWS
January 26, 1992 | ROBERT A. JONES
"Here," she says, and hands me the photograph. "This one gives you the idea." The photograph shows a night scene from sometime in the 1940s. A group of black men and women are celebrating along Central Avenue in Los Angeles. The same Central Avenue that we know now, if at all, for drive-bys, empty storefronts, and quick, furtive movements of pedestrians. The scene in the '40s photograph is different.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Generations of students at John C. Fremont High School have called themselves the Pathfinders, their slogan "Find a path, or make one." On Sunday, graduates in the class of 1966--the first to follow the Watts riot--came back to say a few words about finding their own path out of the grips of what society calls the ghetto.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, Tammerlin Drummond is a reporter for the Orange County edition of The Times.
Nadia Battle found herself fighting tears during a recent screening of "Boyz N the Hood," John Singleton's movie based on life in a South-Central Los Angeles neighborhood. The vivid images were all too real for the 30-year-old Community Youth Gang Services counselor, who lost a brother in a gang shooting. Battle took 17 gang members with her to watch the film at a special preview screening at Columbia Pictures.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1991 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a regular contributor to Calendar
Cruising around his old neighborhood is dredging up memories for John Singleton. As he swings onto Century Boulevard, he points out Red's Liquor Store, where he bought comic books and swiped copies of Players magazine. Driving by an aging apartment complex, he gestures toward a row of one-way street signs. "They used to be regular two-way streets, but when crack came in, they made them one-way so it'd be easier for the cops to chase the drug dealers."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1989
My thanks to The Times in general and to Ben Sullivan specifically for the article on sudden infant death syndrome (Science/Medicine, Oct. 2). Usually stories about SIDS are relegated to "fillers" in newspapers and magazines, even though it is, as Sullivan's story points out, the leading cause of death in children under the age of 1 year. Having lost a beloved son four years ago to SIDS (he was 3 months old), part of the mourning process has been dealing with the fact that there are no answers .
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