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May 8, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
One man was killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision in South Los Angeles early Sunday, police said.   The accident occurred just after 2 a.m. when a motorist going west on Manchester Avenue attempted to make a left turn onto Figueroa Street and struck a vehicle going east on Manchester. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was taken to California Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His male passenger suffered serious injuries but was expected to live, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Cy Feliciano.
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April 27, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Ruben Vives
From President Obama to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, there has been swift condemnation from political circles to a recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making remarks about blacks. "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said during a press conference in Malaysia. Sterling's alleged comments also met with criticism by L.A. officials.   Garcetti said through a spokesman Saturday that he condemns the "statements and sentiments" attributed to Sterling.  "These statements are offensive and despicable and have no place in Los Angeles.
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June 25, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Robert J. Lopez and Richard Winton
A Los Angeles police officer was reportedly shot Tuesday evening in an unincorporated neighborhood in South Los Angeles, authorities told The Times.  The officer was in an area patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in an area near 117th and Willowbrook, not far the sheriff's Century Station. The officer was shot in the face, one source told The Times. It was not immediately clear why the officer was in the area. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said the officer was taken to a local hospital. There were no immediate details on the extent of the officer's wounds.
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April 27, 2014 | By Victoria Kim and Bettina Boxall
A sign taped on the door of V. Stiviano's duplex near the Beverly Center on Sunday directed visitors to contact her attorney and further stated, "I have no comment. " A woman opened the door slightly and remained behind it while telling a reporter that she was getting ready to go to church and that she had to consult with her lawyer before speaking to the media. A flat-screen TV on the wall was tuned to a basketball game, and a tiny Yorkshire terrier yelped and bandied about. Another woman inside the house, wearing a pink hat with V. Stiviano written on it in white lettering, provided a flier with the attorney's phone number.
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March 23, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
Authorities on Sunday were investigating the circumstances of a fire that swept through a South Los Angeles home and left one man dead. The blaze erupted in a single-story home in the 300 block of East 106th Street about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, said Cecil Manresa of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim's age and identity were not available. Coroner's officials said the body was burned beyond recognition. At least one smoke detector was present in the home, but whether it was functioning is unknown, Manresa said.
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July 16, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton, Ruben Vives and Emily Alpert
Scores of protesters gathered Tuesday evening in Leimert Park for another night of demonstrations against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, hoisting signs reading "Justice for Trayvon. " Officials expressed hope that the event would remain calm in the aftermath of the mayhem that erupted along Crenshaw Boulevard on Monday night. As of early evening Tuesday, the Leimert Park protest was peaceful. Children were mingled in the crowds. More than 50 people gathered to demonstrate as the evening wore on. Cherry Thomas, 27, a hairstylist from West Los Angeles who was born and raised in Leimert Park, said her two sons were her primary motivation for coming out to protest Tuesday night.
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January 27, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A 36-year-old Los Angeles man was fatally struck by a vehicle Sunday night on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles, authorities said. Police and firefighters responded to a report of a pedestrian down in the roadway about 10:30 p.m., according to a statement by the California Highway Patrol.  The pedestrian, whose identity has not been released, was struck by a 2001 Chrysler in the southbound express lane just north of Century Boulevard, authorities...
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May 19, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Sunday identified a man who was fatally shot during a dispute at a nightclub in the Exposition Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Anthony R. Buckner of Los Angeles, 42, was inside a venue in the 3500 block of Normandie Avenue on Saturday about 4 a.m. when he began fighting with another man, coroner's investigator Lt. Cheryl MacWillie and Los Angeles Police Officer Bruce Borihanh said. The suspect produced a handgun and shot Buckner, Borihanh said.
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June 16, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A man died early Sunday when he was unable to escape a fire in his makeshift home in an auto repair shop in South Los Angeles, authorities said Los Angeles firefighters were summoned to the 8000 block of S. San Pedro Street at 1:36 a.m. when a passerby noticed smoke pouring from the one-story building, according to Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Crews forced their way into the well-secured building to battle flames fed by "pack-rat" conditions.  Inside, they found a man who had no pulse and was not breathing.
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October 16, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are hazardous. Some of those gathered in an auditorium at the Doheny Campus of Mount St. Mary's College cradled Styrofoam model heads pierced with sewing needles or bound in rope to demonstrate ailments they believe are linked to the oil pumping operation: dizziness, chronic fatigue, severe headaches and nose bleeds.
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April 27, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks. The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet.  "He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP," Lorraine Miller, NAACP interim vice president, told NBC's "Meet the Press.
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April 26, 2014 | By David Zahniser
This post has been updated, as indicated in the notes below. A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks was met with swift condemnation from Los Angeles city leaders and prompted a call for the city to formally denounce him. Mayor Eric Garcetti said through a spokesman Saturday that he condemns the "statements and sentiments" attributed to Sterling. Councilman Bernard C. Parks, who represents a portion of South Los Angeles, went further, saying the council should take a formal position denouncing the remarks and demanding action from the NBA. [Updated at 4:07 p.m. PDT, April 26, 2014: Garcetti issued further remarks: "These statements are offensive and despicable and have no place in Los Angeles.
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April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks emerged weeks before he was to be honored by the NAACP in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet. At that event, the NAACP chapter also planned to give its first "person of the year" awards to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to the organization's website.
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April 24, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Police said officers shot and wounded a man who charged at them with a 24-inch sword in South Los Angeles. The confrontation took place around 4:30 p.m. Thursday after the officers responded to a radio call regarding an assault with a deadly weapon in the 6600 block of South Main Street , the Los Angeles Police Department said. The officer fired a Taser at the suspect, but that failed to stop him, an LAPD spokeswoman said.  At least one officer opened fire. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
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April 24, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
An oil operation that sent noxious fumes into a South Los Angeles neighborhood has agreed to spend about $700,000 on upgrades to prevent future hazardous emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. The settlement capped a four-month investigation by the EPA into Allenco Energy Inc. that was prompted by hundreds of complaints of chemical odors, respiratory ailments, nosebleeds and other health problems in the University Park community, about a half-mile north of USC. "The company must notify the EPA that they have completed the improvements at least 15 days before reopening," said Jared Blumenfeld, the EPA's regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest.
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April 14, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
Johanna Huerta will usher in her 30 th birthday early Tuesday with the “blood moon.” Huerta, 29, of South Los Angeles, was one of hundreds of people who descended on the Griffith Observatory on Monday night awaiting the first total eclipse of 2014. "It worked out that I got the 'blood moon,' " she said. "It will be my first time seeing it. " Huerta brought her brother, 17-year-old Angel, and family friend Flavia Ibarra, 23, to celebrate her birthday and the eclipse, which will be her first to see. “I dragged them with me,” Huerta said.
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January 8, 2010 | By Catherine Saillant
Hundreds of South Los Angeles homeowners will no longer be required to buy costly flood insurance after a federal agency decided that it had mistakenly put them in a high-hazard zone. After reviewing new topographic data, the Federal Emergency Management Agency removed 876 parcels in the Parks Mesa Heights neighborhood, according to a Dec. 28 letter from FEMA to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works. FEMA added the homes to existing flood-hazard zones when it updated maps in June 2008.
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February 8, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Sam Allen and Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
One of two teachers accused of abusing students at Miramonte Elementary School was charged Tuesday with three felony counts and fired by the Los Angeles Board of Education. Martin Bernard Springer, 49, was arrested Friday after two students at the school accused him of fondling them. But the charges filed Tuesday - three counts of committing lewd acts - involve a single girl. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said the second girl recanted her accusation.
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April 11, 2014 | By Chris Megerian, Kate Mather and Adolfo Flores
Once word spread that a bus carrying L.A.-area high school students was involved in a fiery crash in Northern California on Thursday night, dozens of parents and classmates frantically called and texted the teenagers, hoping their loved ones weren't among those killed. On Friday afternoon, nearly 24 hours after the crash, parents and officials at some schools were still trying to track down missing children. As the hours passed, their fears worsened. When Adrian Castro didn't show up to El Monte High School on Thursday, his best friend assumed he had decided to go on the trip to Humboldt State University.
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