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May 11, 1992 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Los Angeles--the epicenter of the deadly rioting--lagged far behind the rest of the county during the 1980s in nearly every measure of prosperity, and has a higher poverty rate now for its families than it had in 1965, according to new Census Bureau figures. The statistics underscore numerically the social problems that have plagued the area since the Watts riots more than a quarter century ago: joblessness, hopelessness and a crippling lack of skills and education.
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May 11, 1992 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Los Angeles--the epicenter of the deadly rioting--lagged far behind the rest of the county during the 1980s in nearly every measure of prosperity, and has a higher poverty rate now for its families than it had in 1965, according to new Census Bureau figures. The statistics underscore numerically the social problems that have plagued the area since the Watts riots more than a quarter century ago: joblessness, hopelessness and a crippling lack of skills and education.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1997 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth Thomas, the publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Sentinel--the largest African American-owned newspaper in the West--died Friday morning. He was 68. A Sentinel spokesman said Thomas died of respiratory failure after being hospitalized twice since Sept. 4 for two aneurysms. "As publisher, he was dedicated to ensuring that the Sentinel was a crusader on behalf of the African American community," said John Mack, Los Angeles Urban League president.
NEWS
October 25, 1992
Los Angeles County voters will elect two supervisors and a district attorney on Nov. 3, as well as deciding on more than two dozen local measures, ranging from reform of county government to a police tax to authorizing card clubs on the Queen Mary and at Hollywood Park Race Track. In the 2nd Supervisorial District, former Rep. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and state Sen. Diane Watson are battling to become the first black person elected to the Board of Supervisors.
OPINION
May 28, 1995 | Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a fellow at Pepperdine University and business-trends analyst for KTTV.
To most investors, Compton would hardly seem an ideal locale in which to invest money. Memorialized in the NWA rap album, "Straight Outta Compton," the city has a national reputation as a center for the worst of the urban gang and drug culture. Yet, to Jose de Jesus Legaspi, Compton and much of South-Central Los Angeles, the epicenter of the 1992 riots, is "the new frontier" in part because years of neglect have created a huge unmet demand for retail and other services.
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | ASHLEY DUNN and SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In years to come, when historians examine the roots of the Los Angeles riots of 1992, they will be led not to the city's most desperate housing projects, but to neighborhoods of manicured lawns, weekend barbecues and unbarred windows. And when they sift through police records for the first documented act of violence, they will find not the armed hand of a gangster, but the raised fist of a 19-year-old store clerk who was so enraged at the verdicts in the Rodney G.
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