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November 28, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Port officials Tuesday celebrated the first local graduating class of "sea marshals"--a new corps specially trained to prevent terrorists from turning commercial vessels and cruise liners into weapons of mass destruction. Wearing bulletproof vests and armed with 9-millimeter Beretta pistols, collapsible batons and pepper spray, the 69 new marshals will soon begin boarding and inspecting every vessel entering and leaving the 15,000-acre Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Port officials Tuesday celebrated the first local graduating class of "sea marshals"--a new corps specially trained to prevent terrorists from turning commercial vessels and cruise liners into weapons of mass destruction. Wearing bulletproof vests and armed with 9-millimeter Beretta pistols, collapsible batons and pepper spray, the 69 new marshals will soon begin boarding and inspecting every vessel entering and leaving the 15,000-acre Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
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May 3, 1992 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calm descended on troubled communities from San Francisco to Las Vegas on Saturday as curfews and heavy police patrols deterred protesters from returning to the streets. Over the objections of San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted overwhelmingly Saturday to rescind an emergency declaration that had allowed police to arrest demonstrators simply for refusing to disperse. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was ended.
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December 21, 1993 | PAMELA WARRICK and ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"There are mothers in (Venice) who tuck their babies into bed at night in bathtubs because of the bullets." -State Treasurer Kathleen Brown at a fund-raiser in Beverly Hills * It's come to this: police stations installing ATMs, mothers afraid to take their kids to the supermarket, businessmen trading in their bulky briefcases for backpacks. Slowly and subtly, fear of crime is reshaping the way many Southern Californians live.
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December 21, 1993 | PAMELA WARRICK and ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"There are mothers in (Venice) who tuck their babies into bed at night in bathtubs because of the bullets." -State Treasurer Kathleen Brown at a fund-raiser in Beverly Hills * It's come to this: police stations installing ATMs, mothers afraid to take their kids to the supermarket, businessmen trading in their bulky briefcases for backpacks. Slowly and subtly, fear of crime is reshaping the way many Southern Californians live.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite the concerns of U.S. intelligence experts, President Bush on Wednesday approved a longstanding Polish request to open a consulate in Los Angeles and lifted travel restrictions on Polish diplomats. The FBI and other U.S. counterintelligence officials have strongly resisted efforts by a number of countries to open missions in Southern California, fearing increased opportunities for espionage in the region's sensitive defense and aerospace facilities.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1994
Security Environmental Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it has won a $500,000 hazardous waste disposal contract from a leading aerospace company in Southern California. Security Environmental officials said the aerospace company did not grant permission for its identity to be revealed. The one-year account is the first that Security Environmental has won from a major aerospace client.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2000 | JENIFER RAGLAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucy Delgado, an accounting clerk at Marian Business Services in Oxnard, had just locked up for the night when she remembered that she had left an important piece of paper inside and dashed back in to grab it. But she wasn't quick enough. In less than a minute, police cars were on the scene, responding to the blaring security alarm she had accidentally set off. Delgado says that it's a mistake she won't repeat and it's not just because of the embarrassment it caused her.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, Times Staff Writer
In a reversal of a trend, Security Pacific Corp. agreed Thursday to buy a 20% stake in Japanese-owned Mitsui Manufacturers Bank of Los Angeles for $38 million, strengthening international ties between Security Pacific and Mitsui Bank Ltd.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1993 | MARY GUTHRIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spurred by concerns that economic hard times, layoffs and declining worker loyalty may prompt more employees to steal, retailers and other businesses are stepping up efforts to curb worker theft. Private security firms said the biggest growth area in their industry is in keeping dishonest employees from helping themselves to computers, office equipment, supplies or merchandise. To nab workers, companies are trying everything from high-tech security systems to undercover agents.
NEWS
May 3, 1992 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calm descended on troubled communities from San Francisco to Las Vegas on Saturday as curfews and heavy police patrols deterred protesters from returning to the streets. Over the objections of San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted overwhelmingly Saturday to rescind an emergency declaration that had allowed police to arrest demonstrators simply for refusing to disperse. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was ended.
NEWS
March 22, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite the concerns of U.S. intelligence experts, President Bush on Wednesday approved a longstanding Polish request to open a consulate in Los Angeles and lifted travel restrictions on Polish diplomats. The FBI and other U.S. counterintelligence officials have strongly resisted efforts by a number of countries to open missions in Southern California, fearing increased opportunities for espionage in the region's sensitive defense and aerospace facilities.
NEWS
March 27, 1986 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
The 16 contestants were excited as they were led into the darkened television studio at Cal Expo where the California Lottery's "Big Spin" is taped each week. After all, Wednesday was to be their lucky day. On the surface, at least, each had submitted $100 winning tickets and had been invited to participate in a new "second chance" lottery drawing for prizes ranging from new cars and ocean cruises to thousands of dollars in merchandise. Most brought their friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2000 | JENIFER RAGLAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucy Delgado, an accounting clerk at Marian Business Services in Oxnard, had just locked up for the night when she remembered she had left an important piece of paper inside and dashed back in to grab it. But she wasn't quick enough. In less than a minute police cars were on the scene, responding to the blaring security alarm she had accidentally set off. Delgado says it's a mistake she won't repeat, and not just because of the embarrassment it caused her.
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