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July 5, 1992 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In much of suburban Southern California, outside the areas where stores were being burned and looted, many residents repeatedly asked a single question: Why are people destroying their own communities? But this was no mystery to those in the inner city, and Ivon Allen, who has lived in South-Central Los Angeles for more than 40 years, responded with a brief answer: "Many of us don't feel like it's our community anymore."
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October 2, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission granted its first approval Thursday of plans for one riot-damaged market in South-Central Los Angeles to rebuild and sell liquor, but postponed a vote on a second store cited by residents as a community problem until the environmental effects of its alcohol sales can be studied.
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August 22, 1992 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to what inner-city activists consider one of South-Central Los Angeles' most pressing needs, the Walt Disney Co. is raising $1 million for loans to small business owners unable to obtain conventional bank financing. Disney's contribution will provide initial financing for a First African Methodist Episcopal Church program that will offer loans of $2,000 to $20,000 to community residents who own or are starting a business in the inner city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1992
Angry that a supermarket closed since the riots has not reopened, about 50 Watts residents Wednesday night protested plans by the food chain that owns Boys Markets to reopen the store as a grocery warehouse. "The bottom line is we want a full-service supermarket, not a warehouse-type operation," said Davis L. Rodgers, president of the Watts chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. The Boys Market in the Martin Luther King Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1992
Angry that a supermarket closed since the riots has not reopened, about 50 Watts residents Wednesday night protested plans by the food chain that owns Boys Markets to reopen the store as a grocery warehouse. "The bottom line is we want a full-service supermarket, not a warehouse-type operation," said Davis L. Rodgers, president of the Watts chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. The Boys Market in the Martin Luther King Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission granted its first approval Thursday of plans for one riot-damaged market in South-Central Los Angeles to rebuild and sell liquor, but postponed a vote on a second store cited by residents as a community problem until the environmental effects of its alcohol sales can be studied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1992 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to what inner-city activists consider one of South-Central Los Angeles' most pressing needs, the Walt Disney Co. is raising $1 million for loans to small business owners unable to obtain conventional bank financing. Disney's contribution will provide initial financing for a First African Methodist Episcopal Church program that will offer loans of $2,000 to $20,000 to community residents who own or are starting a business in the inner city.
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In much of suburban Southern California, outside the areas where stores were being burned and looted, many residents repeatedly asked a single question: Why are people destroying their own communities? But this was no mystery to those in the inner city, and Ivon Allen, who has lived in South-Central Los Angeles for more than 40 years, responded with a brief answer: "Many of us don't feel like it's our community anymore."
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