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November 29, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Woe to him who builds his house on wrong, his terraces on injustice; who works his neighbors without pay, and defrauds them of their just wages. --Jeremiah 22:13 For Los Angeles' busiest crusaders of social change, these are heady times. Once shunned by politicians as a belligerent rabble, they celebrated their 10th birthday this year by hiring the Shrine Auditorium. Seven thousand people showed up, including friends like Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Archbishop Roger M.
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November 29, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Woe to him who builds his house on wrong, his terraces on injustice; who works his neighbors without pay, and defrauds them of their just wages. --Jeremiah 22:13 For Los Angeles' busiest crusaders of social change, these are heady times. Once shunned by politicians as a belligerent rabble, they celebrated their 10th birthday this year by hiring the Shrine Auditorium. Seven thousand people showed up, including friends like Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Archbishop Roger M.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1986
In my position as a Municipal Court judge handling criminal cases, I daily see the unfortunate effects inadequate resources for education, counseling and sports activities have on our city's youth. Two groups of concerned citizens, the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) and the South Central Organizing Committee (SCOC), have joined in an effort to reduce crime in their areas by encouraging law enforcement agencies to focus on hard-core crime sources, and through the UNO/SCOC Olympic Legacy Program providing much needed counseling, sports and arts activities for local youngsters.
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October 19, 1989
Two groups that want to put low-cost housing in the Compton Auto Plaza jammed the City Council meeting again Tuesday night to announce that they will hold a public hearing on the development plan if the city refuses to set up such a session. The South Central Organizing Committee (SCOC) and the United Neighborhoods Organization (UNO) have set Nov. 19 for the mock hearing and rally. The location has not been announced.
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December 7, 1989
A proposal to put a townhouse development in the Compton Auto Plaza was rejected on a 5-0 vote Tuesday by the City Council after the Redevelopment Agency recommended against the project. For months, the South Central Organizing Committee (SCOC), a political activist group organized around local churches, has been pressing the council to give it approximately 13 acres in the auto plaza so it could build 600 townhouses to sell to low-income working families for as little as $69,000.
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February 15, 1990 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The East Valleys Organization, best-known for its efforts to clean up the San Gabriel Valley's contaminated ground water, has launched an ambitious anti-crime campaign aimed at cleaning up the area's gang-infested streets. At a rally Tuesday night at Sacred Heart Church in Pomona, nearly 400 people gathered to launch the "Turn the Tide" campaign. Police chiefs from Baldwin Park, Azusa and Pomona attended, as did Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner.
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December 30, 1986 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
In a continuing effort to reach out to the area's ethnically diverse Roman Catholic population, a Latino and a black were among three auxiliary bishops appointed Monday for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the most populous and heavily Latino archdiocese in the United States. The three priests, who were appointed by Pope John Paul II, will join two other bishops in helping Archbishop Roger M. Mahony in administrating the five "pastoral" regions that compose the vast archdiocese.
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March 1, 1985 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
Several hundred Catholic, Protestant and Jewish clergy from throughout Los Angeles County met Thursday to launch a "battle against crime" and pledged to mobilize their congregations to work with public officials to "regain control of our communities." The broad spectrum of religious groups, represented by about 600 people at a packed meeting at Mount St.
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May 27, 1990 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last year, it seemed as if everybody wanted to develop the southeast corner of the Compton Auto Plaza. One group wanted to build a truck dealership there. Another wanted to build low-cost townhouses. Today, it appears that both contenders in what was a bitter battle to win the development rights may have drifted away. The City Council agreed in December to sell the rights to Universal Mack Truck Sales and Service Inc.
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September 21, 1989 | MICHELE FUETSCH, Times Staff Writer
The City Council has granted a truck firm exclusive rights to negotiate for use of two parcels of land that housing advocates had sought for a low-income housing development. The acting city manager warned the council in a memo Tuesday that its decision adversely affects a previous council mandate to seek a major commercial developer for the site in the Compton Auto Plaza.
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November 12, 1987 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Lois Martin says she has spent many of her 24 years as a resident here pleading with officials to clean up vacant and boarded buildings, abandoned vehicles and litter-strewn streets. Officials, she said, "always seemed so slow" to react to requests from the neighborhood block clubs and homeowner associations to which she has belonged.
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