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January 11, 1994 | From The Washington Post
A huge extended family of neighbors, friends and politicians said farewell Monday to former House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. (D-Mass.), who was hailed as a great-hearted man who never forgot his roots. O'Neill, who was 81 when he died Wednesday, was eulogized at his funeral as the last of the big-time Boston Irish politicians, a warm and caring friend, a natural storyteller and the embodiment of the New Deal spirit in the Democratic Party.
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November 18, 1992
Eight Los Angeles Police Department "community contact centers," built to improve ties between the police and the public, have opened in South-Central Los Angeles within the department's 77th Street Division. Residents in eight patrol areas can use the centers to meet police, report criminal matters and obtain advice on where to turn in order to solve non-police-related matters.
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September 12, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Councilwoman Ruth Galanter and the Community Redevelopment Agency have scheduled a public meeting Tuesday to discuss an ongoing recovery study aimed at revitalizing riot-damaged commercial areas in South Crenshaw. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of St. John the Evangelist Church, 6001 Victoria Ave. Residents, property owners, business people and community leaders are encouraged to attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, a leading intellectual of the Christian right who helped build a new coalition of conservative Protestants and Roman Catholics, and informally advised President George W. Bush, died Thursday in New York. He was 72. Neuhaus died of complications from cancer, said Joseph Bottum, editor of First Things, a journal of religion and public policy that Neuhaus founded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1994
The row of fluttering blue and yellow balloons tethered to a chain-link fence at St. John the Evangelist Church welcomed 190 students recently from earthquake-damaged Nativity School, a small campus in South Los Angeles. "After the quake happened, the diocese was brainstorming about what they could do, and came up with this," said St. John Principal Margaret Welle. "It's real lucky we had the space here. We're glad to be able to accommodate them."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An activist interfaith group has received tentative approval to open three centers--two in the San Fernando Valley--to help interview prospective citizens and shepherd their cases through an unprecedented backlog of applications. Valley Organized in Community Efforts, better known as VOICE, will operate two of the so-called outreach centers at Mary Immaculate Church in Pacoima and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Sun Valley. The third will be located at St.
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January 9, 1994
Leon Aubry, longtime community activist and barbershop proprietor once known as "the mayor of Jefferson Boulevard," died Monday of complications following heart and stomach cancer surgery. He was 77. Aubry, a New Orleans native who moved to Los Angeles in 1951, was active in many community-based groups and social organizations, including Catholics United for Racial Equality, Kiwanis, the League for Community Improvement, Autocrats West, Jefferson Council and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2005 | Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer
On the day he was to report for jury duty, Father James Chevedden said the 11 a.m. Mass at the Sacred Heart chapel in Los Gatos before catching a ride downtown. Shortly after jurors were dismissed on that breezy spring afternoon, security guards at a nearby transit authority building saw something falling from the six-story courthouse parking garage in San Jose. At 4:48 p.m., paramedics found Chevedden's body face up on a patch of dirt. He died on his 56th birthday.
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April 20, 1995 | PAUL FELDMAN and EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than two weeks after the largest street gang crackdown of its kind in Los Angeles history, only one of the 63 people arrested by an 800-member law enforcement task force has been charged with a violent felony, according to records released by authorities.
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