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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1992
A rowdy crowd smashed windows at a hamburger stand and attempted to stop a television news van near a South Los Angeles park Thursday, leading to 13 arrests, police said. The crowd, at Leimert Park at Crenshaw Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, began to disperse after more than 20 police cars arrived, but as they left, "they attacked a news van and broke windows at a burger place nearby," said Police Sgt. Pete Trilling.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1993
After nearly nine years of delays, the Los Angeles City Council this week gave preliminary approval to a proposal by Food 4 Less Supermarkets Inc. and Bakewell Development to build a supermarket at Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles. The council gave the supermarket chain and Danny Bakewell, president of the Brotherhood Crusade community group, three months to negotiate a deal to build the market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1992
A South Los Angeles minister on Monday unveiled a plan that would provide work for about 100 gang members marketing a long-distance telephone service. The Rev. James Stern said he had struck a deal with the Affinity Network Inc., a Los Angeles-based firm that provides AT&T service at discounted prices. An Affinity official said that his company will train the gang members, who will initially be paid about $5 an hour to find businesses interested in signing up for the service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1992
KNBC-TV business reporter Doug Kriegel and cameraman Peter Garrow were forced to lie in a gutter and then robbed at gunpoint Monday after they had filmed an "ongoing success story" at 92nd Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles, police said. "Community members had obtained financing and are rebuilding the mom-and-pop store" at that intersection, Kriegel said. He and Garrow were climbing into their van on a side street at noon when a man with "a very large .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2003
Two men died in separate shootings 25 blocks apart along the same street early Wednesday in South Los Angeles. Just after midnight, Dewayne Herring, 28, was killed while walking out of his home in the 4200 block of Budlong Avenue. Neighbors heard a single gunshot and described a white Chevrolet Camaro fleeing the scene, said Det. Dave Garrido of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division. About 10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2002 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to a 71-year-old former school custodian and the contributions of several philanthropic institutions and government agencies, South Los Angeles has its first community garden--an 8,000-square-foot plot straddling Vermont Avenue near the Coliseum where residents can grow food for their families. Helen Johnson is the true founder of the Vermont Square Community Garden, although she is quick to stress that it was the S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1993
Ten gang members were arrested Thursday and four guns, $8,100 in cash and $38,000 worth of cocaine were seized during raids stemming from a series of crimes in South-Central Los Angeles, police said. Cmdr. Art Lopez, acting commander of the LAPD's South Bureau, said the investigation started after Jesus Francisco Hernandez, 24, was shot to death during the attempted carjacking at Vermont Avenue and 29th Street on March 12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1994
A proposed $3-million federal grant for a youth job-training center in South Los Angeles was sent to two City Council offices for further study after a hearing Monday in which questions were raised about the no-bid grant. After personal lobbying by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), the U.S. Labor Department recently announced plans to provide the funds to Community Build Inc., a riot recovery organization that Waters was instrumental in launching.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1992
A federal grand jury indicted seven men on charges of running a national cocaine and crack ring that allegedly supplied drugs to street gangs in South Los Angeles, the U.S. attorney's office announced this week. Two of those men and an eighth suspect were indicted for conspiring to distribute PCP, and one of them also is charged with beating a government informant with a tire iron. Another defendant was indicted on a separate count of distributing crack cocaine.
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August 19, 1992
Police officers arriving at the scene of an apparent gang-related homicide in South Los Angeles were met by a barrage of rocks and bottles thrown from an angry crowd of about 100 friends of the dead man, authorities said Tuesday. No officers were injured in the disturbance late Monday night at 48th Place and Figueroa Street, which was broken up after about 1 1/2 hours by 40 officers in riot gear.
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