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June 12, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suspected tagger stranded high above the San Diego Freeway after allegedly painting "OZIE" in huge letters on the side of an overpass plunged 100 feet down to an embankment early Wednesday, fracturing his spine, according to the California Highway Patrol. Daniel Supple, 19, of Woodland Hills was found by CHP officers in a bushy area near the Skirball Center drive exit about 5:45 a.m., said Officer Karen Faciane, a CHP spokeswoman.
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May 5, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
A 32-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with the pasting of swastikas on the district office door of Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss, according to a spokesperson for the LAPD. Adonis A. Irwin was arrested about 8:30 a.m. after fleeing his home on Natick Avenue in Sherman Oaks, police said. He was taken into custody without incident on suspicion of felony vandalism and jailed in lieu of $40,000 bail.
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May 30, 1991 | CAROL McGRAW and PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two 12-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday after a woman told police her children were responsible for a $27,000 vandalism rampage that left a North Hollywood elementary school a shambles. The children, including the woman's son and daughter, were once students at Colfax Avenue Elementary School and apparently vandalized the school because one of the boys held a grudge, Los Angeles police said.
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March 30, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY and MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police said they have identified two teenagers suspected of causing an estimated $30,000 in damage to a Pacoima elementary school that has recently suffered a series of break-ins. Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan voiced outrage Thursday over the vandalism. He plans to visit the school today to survey the damage and praise a local company for stepping in to repair the classrooms.
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March 10, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Epic and Rival are kicking it with the TIKs. One minute, they are scribbling street hieroglyphics on the kiddie slide at some park. The next, they are jumping a chain-link fence into the nearby flood-control channel, cans of ultra-flat black spray paint angrily hissing over ink-scarred concrete walls.
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August 11, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The city's 2-year-old graffiti reward program is almost bankrupt, forcing Los Angeles officials to scramble for new funding to compensate people who aid in apprehending the relentless taggers. Trying to revive a program that has only $1,300 in cash, a City Council panel will consider proposals today that would both reduce the size of individual rewards from $1,000 to $500 and appeal to business leaders to help finance the fund. The program's financial difficulties could not come at a worse time.
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March 23, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three masked men, two armed with guns, forced their way into a Sikh temple in North Hollywood early Monday morning and held two church members at gunpoint as they destroyed a $14,000 security system and vandalized the temple's telephones, church members and police said. "This is the first time this has happened in a temple by a Sikh group," said Gursharan Singh Nat, treasurer of the Sikh Gurdwara of Los Angeles, on Lankershim Boulevard. "The whole community is shocked."
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May 12, 1991 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days before a massive nighttime raid on two suspected "crack houses" in 1988, Los Angeles police officers talked strategy. Capt. Thomas Elfmont told his troops he wanted the places "hit hard"--so hard, according to one officer in attendance, that Elfmont promised the officers "100%" backing even if they shot someone. "He said that (such a) shooting wouldn't be as scrutinized . . .
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June 12, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suspected tagger stranded high above the San Diego Freeway after allegedly painting "OZIE" in huge letters on the side of an overpass plunged 100 feet to an embankment early Wednesday, fracturing his spine, the California Highway Patrol said. Daniel Supple, 19, of Woodland Hills was found by CHP officers in a bushy area near the Skirball Center Drive exit about 5:45 a.m., said Officer Karen Faciane, a CHP spokeswoman.
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June 13, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Studio City teen-ager who Ventura Boulevard barbers said often complained about getting bad haircuts was charged Friday with torching and vandalizing three hair salons, including starting a fire that spread through an Encino mini-mall last week and caused $3.5 million in damage. Jacob Mandel, 18, pleaded not guilty in Van Nuys Municipal Court to four counts of arson, one count of attempted arson and four counts of vandalism.
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January 24, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET
One of two teenage boys responsible for trashing West Valley Hebrew Academy in Woodland Hills last fall pleaded guilty to a felony vandalism hate crime charge Tuesday in Sylmar Juvenile Court. Superior Court Referee John Paventi sentenced the 15-year-old Valley resident to three years and eight months of probation, 200 hours of community service, a 10-week tolerance training course and a stay in a group home, the length of which will be determined by the boy's behavior.
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November 9, 2000 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the third time in two weeks, the Islamic Center of Southern California has been vandalized; police are investigating the incidents as hate crimes. Salam Al-Marayati, national director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said that, in the past, similar acts have been triggered by tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in the Mideast. But he could not recall three other incidents in such a short time span.
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September 26, 2000 | RICHARD FAUSSET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rabbi Zvi Block of West Valley Hebrew Academy opened a classroom door Monday morning to point out one of many freshly inked swastikas and anti-Semitic expletives marring his campus. Block, principal of the 200-student Orthodox elementary and middle school, also pointed out an irony: The graffiti was scrawled around a sign in Hebrew advising students, "Guard your tongue from speaking evil."
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September 26, 2000 | RICHARD FAUSSET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rabbi Zvi Block of West Valley Hebrew Academy opened a classroom door Monday morning to point out one of many freshly inked swastikas and anti-Semitic expletives marring his campus. Block, the principal of the 200-student Orthodox elementary and middle school in Woodland Hills, also pointed out an irony: The graffiti was written around a sign in Hebrew advising students, "Guard your tongue from speaking evil."
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June 23, 2000 | MIKE DOWNEY
So, I'm sitting there in Staples Center, watching faces in the crowd, the little kids with hair dyed yellow or violet, a barefoot woman dancing atop her chair, a round dude in a Kobe Bryant jersey who resembles three Kobe Bryants, a blindfolded woman on the hardwood floor at halftime trying to win a free trip on Southwest Airlines, a pep band playing its instruments in a distant balcony higher than Southwest's flights fly.
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June 21, 2000 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some Laker fans saw hardly any police. Some saw too many. One saw the police chief standing around in civilian clothes. Where some saw a riot, others saw drunken revelers dancing around bonfires. "I work in the music business, I've spent time on the road with groups like Metallica," said Ron Laffitte, vice president of A&R for Capitol Records. He said the outside of Staples Center looked like a giant mosh pit. "I was standing by the front door when they had the fires going on.
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April 13, 1993 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David A. Champion's enlistment in the city's war on tagging came at 10:30 p.m. on a recent Friday as he drove past a busy Northridge commercial strip. He and his buddy, just out for the evening, watched in amazement as one youth sprayed paint on a wall while three others stood by, oblivious to the passing traffic. The taggers then drove off, but the adults chased them. "We've been waiting for a long time to catch these kids doing it," Champion said later that night.
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June 13, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Woodland Hills man, whose spine was broken when he jumped off a freeway overpass where he was allegedly painting graffiti, underwent more than six hours of surgery Thursday for his injuries, a hospital spokesman said. Doctors who treated Daniel Supple at UCLA Medical Center said they could not comment on the extent of the injuries, which also include a broken left arm and two broken ankles, until he begins to recover from his surgery, hospital spokesman Warren Robak said.
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June 21, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
Stepping around a bonfire along a trash-strewn street near Staples Center late Monday night, I was passed by a laughing kid in a Laker jersey. "What's he doing out here?" the kid said in my direction while jogging down the road toward another target. I couldn't tell him then, so I want to tell him now. I was walking to my car after watching the Lakers win a world championship, moron.
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December 20, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vandals defaced a statue and other property at a Van Nuys Catholic church that had hosted the replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, police said Sunday. More than two dozen images of the Virgin Mary in the Los Angeles area have been vandalized since a tour of the replica began in September, police investigators said. The tour ended Dec. 11 when more than 50,000 worshipers packed the Los Angeles Coliseum. On Sunday, a pastor at St. Elizabeth Church at 6628 Cedros Ave.
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