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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1988 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Black and Latino leaders of two influential community groups called on Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates on Monday to immediately heed a study released last week that would scrap the way patrol officers are deployed and assign more of them to inner-city neighborhoods.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1986
Tougher laws and enforcement to battle the drug problem in the city's poverty areas were promised Sunday by political leaders at a gathering of two of the Los Angeles-area's largest neighborhood organizations. "We are reaping the whirlwind of the notion that drugs are a victimless crime," Los Angeles County Dist. Atty Ira Reiner said. "The problem hasn't been over-reported. . . . The problem has been under-reported. Reiner said he was calling together the state's district attorneys Oct.
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June 21, 1987 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Known for nearly a decade for its confrontational techniques of pressuring politicians into taking action on urban problems, the South-Central Organizing Committee has moved into three cities in Southeast Los Angeles County. And true to its image, the grass-roots group has immediately gotten into a confrontation with a politician. More than 200 members attended its first organizational meeting Wednesday night at Martin Temple AME Zion Church in Compton.
NEWS
June 21, 1987 | LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Known for nearly a decade for its confrontational techniques of pressuring politicians into taking action on urban problems, the South-Central Organizing Committee has moved into three cities in Southeast Los Angeles County. And true to its image, the grass-roots group has immediately gotten into a confrontation with a politician. More than 200 members attended its first organizational meeting Wednesday night at Martin Temple AME Zion Church in Compton. But the main invited guest, Compton Mayor Walter R. Tucker, failed to appear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1985
Kudos for your editorial (March 3), "Ganging Up on Crime." It cogently analyzes the South Central Organizing Committee's and United Neighborhoods Organization's innovative proposals to adopt locally a united, interfaith grass-roots strategy against crime, violence, and drug-trafficking and to secure commitment from prominent political and law enforcement leaders to implement that strategy. Ironically, on that same day the Eisenhower Foundation, a non-public heir of President Johnson's National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, released a study urgently recommending steps to promote inner-city self-help neighborhood organizations empowering residents with "a stake in their own turf."
NEWS
January 25, 1990
A final agreement guaranteeing Compton $250,000 this year in sales tax revenue from a Mack truck franchise was passed Tuesday by a 4-1 vote of the City Council. Councilwoman Patricia A. Moore voted against the contract to sell land in the Auto Plaza to Universal Mack Truck Sales and Services Inc., which will move its Los Angeles and Signal Hill operations to Compton. Moore wanted a comprehensive development plan for the 24-acre plaza. Mack is buying 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1988
Saying that Los Angeles public schools and parks have become centers of gang activity, local officials and three community organizations announced Wednesday that they will unite to make the facilities safe for children. Mayor Tom Bradley, Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks director James Haddaway, Los Angeles Unified School District Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1988
Faced with a dilemma pitting neighborhood preservation against jobs, the Los Angeles City Council ended an emotional, two-hour debate Tuesday by putting off for one month a decision concerning the fate of a garment factory in hopes that a resolution would emerge. More than 100 neighborhood residents organized by the South Central Organizing Committee had urged the council to kill the rezoning plan that would allow the Kluger Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1989
Black community leaders Monday urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to pass an ordinance that would ban the sale and possession of semiautomatic assault rifles in unincorporated areas of the county. The proposal, scheduled to be discussed at today's board meeting, is similar to an ordinance passed last week by the Los Angeles City Council.
NEWS
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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