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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1989
Big, modern supermarkets are scarce in South-Central Los Angeles. Most major grocery chains have written off a large territory of nearly 50 square miles between the Santa Monica and Artesia freeways from Crenshaw to Alameda boulevards, according to Times staff writer Jube Shiver. As the largest grocery chains--with the lonely exception of Boys Market--abandon the area, the poorest people end up paying the highest prices for food.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1989 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
A row over progress has erupted anew in North University Park, an island of architectural grace in the midst of a struggling neighborhood near USC. The dispute is dividing neighbors, pitting one Catholic priest against another and irritating racial sensitivities. At issue is a proposed shopping center and the question of whether it is more important to the surrounding community than the homes that would have to be removed to accommodate the center.
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April 22, 1994 | JAKE DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sun broke through the clouds momentarily Thursday as Food 4 Less and City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas announced plans to build a supermarket at Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, a commitment cheered by community residents who now see the light at the end of a decade-long tunnel.
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January 17, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles has become one of the easiest places in the country to drive a taxi--illegally. While tough licensing and franchising rules make it hard for newcomers to break into the business legally, lax enforcement has helped create a flourishing illicit business that operates openly, brazenly and, sometimes, dangerously. City officials say this is the year they will begin to destroy the bandit taxi business.
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