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July 22, 1993 | BOB SIPCHEN, Bob Sipchen's Magazines column is published Thursdays.
"No!" you shout, choking back a shell-shocked sob. You close your eyes and clap your palms against your ears, chanting: "No more Spur Posse stories! No more Spur Posse stories!" But wait! LISTEN! This one's by Joan Didion, California's unofficial journalist laureate in exile (New York). And it's in the New Yorker, so it's probably chock full o' redeeming social significance!
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1993 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with evidence that came to light only after a blitz of nationwide publicity, prosecutors Tuesday filed two new felony sexual assault charges in the Lakewood High School "Spur Posse" case--this time involving an alleged incident four years ago. The filing accuses a member of the group, whose members kept score of their sexual conquests, of forcibly molesting a 13-year-old girl in 1989, when he was 14.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1993
In what he called a "stark contrast and counterpoint" to teen-agers caught up in the Spur Posse sex scandal, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony has honored 50 high school seniors for service to the community. Mahony said their efforts to help AIDS victims, the poor, homeless and elderly people, and to aid their parishes demonstrated courage, self-giving and generosity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 11-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a member of the Spur Posse in Lakewood said she was telling her story publicly for the first time Tuesday to encourage other victims to do the same. The 16-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting her admitted to the charge earlier this week and was sentenced to a county juvenile facility, authorities said. "What he did to me was wrong," the girl, her voice quivering, said at a news conference at her lawyer's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 16-year-old member of a Lakewood High School gang admitted in court Monday that he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl and was sentenced to a county juvenile facility, authorities said. The boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was one of two teen-agers charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office after allegations that members of the Spur Posse raped underage girls and kept points to chronicle their sexual conquests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1993 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After reviewing the evidence against a dozen additional suspects in the Lakewood High School sex scandal, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office on Monday filed only a single new felony charge of child molestation against a 16-year-old boy accused of having sex with a 10-year-old girl, authorities said.
NEWS
April 19, 1993
It is apparent that the young men of the Spur Posse were raised in a moral, ethical and spiritual vacuum. Their parents have failed miserably, and their deficiencies are reflected in their children. To respect one another is a human imperative. MARY YASOIAN South Pasadena
NEWS
April 7, 1993 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
In 1991, a torrent of publicity followed the release of Wilt Chamberlain's autobiography, nearly all of which focused on the basketball player's sexual scorekeeping. In 1993, an avalanche of publicity followed revelations that members of a Lakewood boys clique named for a professional basketball team were accused of coercing sex from girls and keeping tally. A lot has been written about the Spur Posse sex-for-points scandal, but one question has gone begging: So what else is new?
NEWS
April 6, 1993 | DAVID FERRELL and SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The bomb--made from an eight-inch length of pipe--was detonated on a porch at 3 in the morning. The force shattered the tranquil night near Lakewood High School, blowing out windows, knocking down a porch stanchion and punching holes in the home's beige stucco large enough to reach a fist through. "It was intended to kill," concluded Sgt. Larry Crookshanks of the Los Angeles County sheriff's arson-explosives detail, who learned that the Feb.
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