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June 19, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Union Pacific Avenue--a wide, quiet and normally deserted industrial street in Boyle Heights--would seem an unlikely place for one of the city's biggest cruising hot spots to develop. But locals say hundreds of cruisers with sporty cars and boom boxes blaring have turned a quarter-mile stretch of the brick-walled and barbed-wire lined street into a fearsome block party of yelling, drinking and the sound of gunfire.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Union Pacific Avenue--a wide, quiet and normally deserted industrial street in Boyle Heights--would seem an unlikely place for one of the city's biggest cruising hot spots to develop. But locals say hundreds of cruisers with sporty cars and boom boxes blaring have turned a quarter-mile stretch of the brick-walled and barbed-wire lined street into a fearsome block party of yelling, drinking and the sound of gunfire.
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October 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Los Angeles police Friday asked for public help in identifying the person who left a dead infant, burned beyond recognition, in the 3700 block of Union Pacific Avenue in Boyle Heights. A merchant found the baby near an alley late Thursday afternoon and summoned police. Officer Victoria Diaz said the case has been assigned to the LAPD's Abused Child Unit and asked that anyone with information on the death call (213) 485-4220.
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November 11, 1998
A 2-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet in a gang-related shooting Tuesday night, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said. The child and his mother were walking near the intersection of Union Pacific Avenue and Morrow Place when the mother heard gunfire, said Deputy Bob Killeen. "The mother attempted to shield the child and run to her nearby home," Killeen said. "Then she noticed that her son was shot in the upper body." The child was transported by paramedics to County-USC Medical Center.
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October 26, 2001 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Councilman Nick Pacheco announced two $25,000 rewards for information about the deaths of two infants found within days of each other earlier this month. On Oct. 4, a baby's body was found on the ground near railroad tracks in the 3700 block of Union Pacific Avenue near Indiana Street, burned so badly that coroner's investigators couldn't determine the gender, LAPD Det. Christine Ruedas said. On Oct.
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April 22, 2009 | Hector Becerra
The homeless man called the vast asphalt-covered truck yard in Commerce home, and the truckers treated not only him but his two faithful dogs like family. The truckers would buy tacos at the lunch truck for the man and his dogs, Spike and Chaparra. He would polish the rims and wheels of big rigs and watch over the trucks at night. A couple of truckers even took him on hauls to Arizona and beyond, appreciating his skills behind the wheel.
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November 11, 2000 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With rain forecast this weekend and the chill of winter already beginning to bite, Southern California's cold weather shelters are preparing for a crush this season of homeless people seeking refuge from the elements. To prepare shelters to open next week, workers are installing toilets, showers, carpeting and other amenities to transform warehouses and National Guard armories into refuges for large numbers of homeless men and women.
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July 2, 1988 | MAURA DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
A "revolutionary" right-to-know law that requires manufacturing firms throughout the country to disclose each year the hazardous chemicals they released into the environment went into effect Friday, launching a new era of environmental regulation inspired by the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
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