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October 2, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal officials, launching an aggressive effort to clean up publicly subsidized housing, Monday seized control of a run-down, 300-unit project in South-Central Los Angeles that authorities say has been plagued by drug trafficking, gang gatherings and dilapidated facilities.
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October 3, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I can't believe this!" Beatrice Bentley, 37, shouted to a neighbor as she surveyed a batch of newly planted flowers and a working sprinkler system that doused the browned grass of her apartment courtyard Tuesday. "I am so happy!" This was a new beginning.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I can't believe this!" Beatrice Bentley, 37, shouted to a neighbor as she surveyed a batch of newly planted flowers and a working sprinkler system that doused the browned grass of her apartment courtyard Tuesday. "I am so happy!" This was a new beginning.
NEWS
October 2, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal officials, launching an aggressive effort to clean up publicly subsidized housing, Monday seized control of a run-down, 300-unit project in South-Central Los Angeles that authorities say has been plagued by drug trafficking, gang gatherings and dilapidated facilities.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writers
Citing mismanagement and unpaid debts, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's regional director is recommending that the government repossess two of California's most troubled housing projects from their private owners. Robert J. De Monte, Western regional administrator of HUD, sent letters earlier this month to Washington requesting authority to foreclose on Ujima Village in Los Angeles and Geneva Towers in San Francisco.
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November 25, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brentwood multimillionaire A. Bruce Rozet was having a hard time understanding why so many officials in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development were saying such nasty things about him. For nearly 20 years, Rozet's firm has done large amounts of business with HUD. But now, the agency was attacking the company, threatening to foreclose on two large substandard housing projects in California and banning the firm from doing new business with HUD for one year in Oklahoma and Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1990
A security guard was wounded early Tuesday when suspected gang members exchanged gunfire with security officers at a housing project in Willowbrook, police said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies said they heard Monday that a murder attempt would be made on security officers at the Ujima Village housing project. They warned the officers to be cautious and on alert for suspicious emergency calls. About 1:15 a.m.
NEWS
April 2, 1992 | GEORGE RAMOS and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As horrified classmates looked on, a 10-year-old boy shot and critically wounded a 12-year-old girl at their church school in South-Central Los Angeles, using a pistol he had taken from a locked cabinet at home as an April Fool's prank, authorities said. Paramedics rushed the wounded girl, Shameka Fletcher, to Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition with a chest wound.
NEWS
November 25, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brentwood multimillionaire A. Bruce Rozet was having a hard time understanding why so many officials in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development were saying such nasty things about him. For nearly 20 years, Rozet's firm has done large amounts of business with HUD. But now, the agency was attacking the company, threatening to foreclose on two large substandard housing projects in California and banning the firm from doing new business with HUD for one year in Oklahoma and Washington.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writers
Citing mismanagement and unpaid debts, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's regional director is recommending that the government repossess two of California's most troubled housing projects from their private owners. Robert J. De Monte, Western regional administrator of HUD, sent letters earlier this month to Washington requesting authority to foreclose on Ujima Village in Los Angeles and Geneva Towers in San Francisco.
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