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May 1, 1994 | DIANNE KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the grounds of a majestic home in Hancock Park, the traces of the epidemic are subtle. Patches of dirt stand out as scabs in what had been a lovely corner garden. Littering the ground are shards of glass, an automobile headlight and, wrapped in cellophane, a wilting bouquet. A hit-and-run driver killed Marcy Lewis in a horrific flash right here. On a barren sidewalk in Harbor City, outlining a vacant corner lot claimed by weeds, votive candles burn for Porfiria Lopez.
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May 1, 1994 | DIANNE KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the grounds of a majestic home in Hancock Park, the traces of the epidemic are subtle. Patches of dirt stand out as scabs in what had been a lovely corner garden. Littering the ground are shards of glass, an automobile headlight and, wrapped in cellophane, a wilting bouquet. A hit-and-run driver killed Marcy Lewis in a horrific flash right here. On a barren sidewalk in Harbor City, outlining a vacant corner lot claimed by weeds, votive candles burn for Porfiria Lopez.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2005 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
Once upon a time, had they met on a prison yard, inmates Emilio Soto and Gerardo Fuentes might have sliced each other to pieces. Soto was a gang member from Stockton, Fuentes one from Los Angeles. "Any little look that I thought was disrespectful or he thought was disrespectful," Fuentes said, "and it would have been on." For almost 40 years, Latino gangs from Northern and Southern California have been at war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 1,700 people were left without power briefly Wednesday morning after a car struck a power pole support and caused a short circuit, officials said. An unidentified driver drove a car into a tension wire that supports a power pole near the intersection of 20th and Main streets, said Southern California Edison Co. spokesman Brad Martin. Homes and businesses in a rectangular-shaped area were without power for about half an hour after the 10:28 a.m. accident, Martin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1991
Service in the Metro Blue Line tunnel in downtown Los Angeles was interrupted for more than an hour Friday when power in the overhead line went out. The outage forced transit officials to bus passengers to their final destination at 7th and Figueroa streets, said Southern California Rapid Transit District spokesman Greg Davy. Passengers got off the rail cars at Pico Boulevard and Flower Street and were bused into downtown Los Angeles, Davy said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1993
Telephone service was restored Saturday to about 2,500 Pacific Bell customers after vandals sliced wires inside two inter-connect boxes located about half a mile from each other, company officials said. Service was restored to the area between 2 and 4 a.m., said Chuck Oswald, a maintenance supervisor in Agoura Hills. Crews labored throughout the day Friday to repair two boxes at Calabasas and Park Granada roads, Oswald said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1995 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The reputed godfather of the Mexican Mafia prison gang and another alleged syndicate leader pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that they helped direct a ruthless move to control narcotics trafficking among hundreds of Latino street gangs from behind bars at the state's maximum-security prison in Pelican Bay. Benjamin (Topo) Peters, 54, described by law enforcement sources as the godfather of the Mexican Mafia, is charged with crimes including conspiracy to murder rivals who stood in the way of the prison gang's alleged efforts to flex its muscle on the streets of Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1985
To accommodate repair work on several downtown Los Angeles streets, the Southern California Rapid Transit District this week began rerouting several lines from Spring Street to Main Street that run north to the San Fernando Valley. The changes, affecting nearly 4,000 daily riders who take northbound routes from 9th to 1st streets, will be in effect for 18 months, an RTD spokeswoman said. Time schedules of the altered bus routes will not change, and southbound bus lines will remain the same.
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December 15, 1999 | JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Many residents of the Jeffrey-Lynne neighborhood in Anaheim have never had a reason to trust their landlords. Take the case of Juanita Sandoval, who lives in a one-bedroom apartment on Jeffrey Drive with her 4-month-old daughter, boyfriend and his family. Their apartment has hot water only intermittently. The kitchen has faulty plumbing. The bedroom window is cracked. But perhaps most astounding, occupants don't have a key to the apartment. Until Dec.
NEWS
June 16, 2005
I have great sympathy for Lynell George's jazz in L.A. cover story, "Off the Radar but Still Flying" (June 9). I have walked that walk, talked that talk, rather naively, for the better part of my life. I too have stood behind the counter at the Jazz Bakery with Ruth Price and sweated out an opening-night headliner selling less than a dozen tickets in a house that seats 200. I've been backstage at any number of clubs and venues and watched the owners struggle to meet the bills. Is jazz dead in L.A.?
NEWS
May 26, 1991
A May 5 article concerning the routing of Metro Rail quoted me, but the quote did not reflect the extent of my concerns regarding the routing of Metro Rail. The city of West Hollywood is home to two of the most heavily traveled and congested streets in Southern California: Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. In addition, we have large numbers of seniors and recent immigrants who are heavily dependent on public transit. Despite this, the proposed route for Metro Rail makes no provisions to serve our residents.
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