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October 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police began shutting down four buildings at the notorious Cabrini-Green public housing project Tuesday and boosting security at other buildings, but some residents viewed it as just another crackdown. "Six months from now everything is going to come back," said Eddie Leason, 38. He watched police search the 10- and 19-story towers and carpenters construct entryways at other buildings that will house armed guards and metal detectors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1999
Clad in blue uniforms with yellow patches on their shoulders, 14 residents of Jordan Downs became the first security guards in the country Thursday to begin patrolling their public housing project. The program is the latest effort by federal and city housing officials to crack down on crime and improve quality of life conditions in public housing developments, said George McQuade, spokesman for the city's Housing Authority. "This is a one-of-a-kind pilot program," McQuade said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A security firm affiliated with Minister Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam won city approval Tuesday to begin patrolling 15 federally aided apartment buildings in a section of Venice that has experienced widespread gang activity and drug dealing. Tenant activists who first proposed hiring the group to guard their buildings cheered after the Los Angeles City Police Commission voted unanimously to grant a patrol permit for N.O.I. Security Agency, effectively ending the controversy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1995
A resident patrol program at Avalon Gardens housing project in South-Central Los Angeles kicked off with a celebration Thursday. The resident patrol consists of five Avalon Gardens residents who have gone through three months of training, security trainer Reggie Stewart said. Patrollers walk the area, carrying radios to contact the security kiosk in case of any problems. "The main deal with this is to observe and report," Stewart said. The city Housing Authority has invested $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The streets and alleys of the labyrinthine San Fernando Gardens housing project transform at night: They become drive-through drug markets, gang war zones, speedways where drunk drivers crash into parked cars. So Rosa Roman and other tenants are pleased that the Los Angeles Housing Authority has begun constructing an eight-foot fence to enclose the 30-acre, 2,000-resident public housing complex in Pacoima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1995
A resident patrol program at Avalon Gardens housing project in South-Central Los Angeles kicked off with a celebration Thursday. The resident patrol consists of five Avalon Gardens residents who have gone through three months of training, security trainer Reggie Stewart said. Patrollers walk the area, carrying radios to contact the security kiosk in case of any problems. "The main deal with this is to observe and report," Stewart said. The city Housing Authority has invested $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1999
Clad in blue uniforms with yellow patches on their shoulders, 14 residents of Jordan Downs became the first security guards in the country Thursday to begin patrolling their public housing project. The program is the latest effort by federal and city housing officials to crack down on crime and improve quality of life conditions in public housing developments, said George McQuade, spokesman for the city's Housing Authority. "This is a one-of-a-kind pilot program," McQuade said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1994 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton's call for tougher security in public housing projects, including metal detectors and random searches, was generally rejected Monday by residents at the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts. "We should not have any more sets of rules than the public at large just because we live in public housing," said Nora King, a past president of the project's Residents Advisory Council.
NEWS
November 24, 1993 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teddy Medina lives in the sprawling Vista Hermosa public housing project, where rent is cheap and so is life. When automatic weapons fire used to break out, signaling what might be a routine business negotiation between rival drug gangs, Medina and her neighbors routinely hit the floor. "I took my TV to the floor with me," says Medina, 54. "I didn't want it to get killed either." Bullet holes are in the walls of building No.
NEWS
April 17, 1994 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to get guns out of gang-infested public housing projects, President Clinton called Saturday for installing metal detectors at the entrances to crime-ridden buildings and for regular frisking of people who might be carrying weapons. "Every law-abiding American, rich or poor, has the right to raise children without fear of criminals terrorizing where they live," Clinton said in his weekly radio address.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1994 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton's call for tougher security in public housing projects, including metal detectors and random searches, was generally rejected Monday by residents at the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts. "We should not have any more sets of rules than the public at large just because we live in public housing," said Nora King, a past president of the project's Residents Advisory Council.
NEWS
April 17, 1994 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to get guns out of gang-infested public housing projects, President Clinton called Saturday for installing metal detectors at the entrances to crime-ridden buildings and for regular frisking of people who might be carrying weapons. "Every law-abiding American, rich or poor, has the right to raise children without fear of criminals terrorizing where they live," Clinton said in his weekly radio address.
NEWS
November 24, 1993 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Teddy Medina lives in the sprawling Vista Hermosa public housing project, where rent is cheap and so is life. When automatic weapons fire used to break out, signaling what might be a routine business negotiation between rival drug gangs, Medina and her neighbors routinely hit the floor. "I took my TV to the floor with me," says Medina, 54. "I didn't want it to get killed either." Bullet holes are in the walls of building No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Closeted in a cramped apartment with her two youngsters, Maria Diaz Agrinisoni was wary nonetheless of moving to a more spacious unit in Sun Valley. The Strathern Park Apartments, after all, was a low-income housing project. Then she saw the place. The immaculate, 241-unit complex dotted with graceful pepper trees belies the image of a subsidized housing project as a crime-ridden slum.
NEWS
October 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police began shutting down four buildings at the notorious Cabrini-Green public housing project Tuesday and boosting security at other buildings, but some residents viewed it as just another crackdown. "Six months from now everything is going to come back," said Eddie Leason, 38. He watched police search the 10- and 19-story towers and carpenters construct entryways at other buildings that will house armed guards and metal detectors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A security firm affiliated with Minister Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam won city approval Tuesday to begin patrolling 15 federally aided apartment buildings in a section of Venice that has experienced widespread gang activity and drug dealing. Tenant activists who first proposed hiring the group to guard their buildings cheered after the Los Angeles City Police Commission voted unanimously to grant a patrol permit for N.O.I. Security Agency, effectively ending the controversy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Closeted in a cramped apartment with her two youngsters, Maria Diaz Agrinisoni was wary nonetheless of moving to a more spacious unit in Sun Valley. The Strathern Park Apartments, after all, was a low-income housing project. Then she saw the place. The immaculate, 241-unit complex dotted with graceful pepper trees belies the image of a subsidized housing project as a crime-ridden slum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The streets and alleys of the labyrinthine San Fernando Gardens housing project transform at night: They become drive-through drug markets, gang war zones, speedways where drunk drivers crash into parked cars. So Rosa Roman and other tenants are pleased that the Los Angeles Housing Authority has begun constructing an eight-foot fence to enclose the 30-acre, 2,000-resident public housing complex in Pacoima.
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