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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
June 21, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG and JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Richard Riordan on Tuesday ordered an investigation into the melee that followed the Lakers' NBA championship victory, but said he was confident that police could prevent any similar outbreaks of violence during the Democratic National Convention in August. Police Chief Bernard C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1999 | KURT STREETER
California Highway Patrol officers believe two 17-year-old Sherman Oaks boys arrested early Wednesday while allegedly tagging walls on the San Diego Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard may also be responsible for thousands of dollars of other graffiti damage in the area. Officers spotted the boys about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday spray-painting sound walls on the freeway, according to CHP spokesman Dwight McDonald.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The final straw for Cliff Reston came the day his neighbor's front-yard wall became the latest target of a tagger's illegible scrawl. "It was a very pretty stone wall and somebody marked it up," Reston said of the 1992 incident near his Sherman Oaks home. "We used steel brushes to clean it up but I thought, 'This is too much.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1998
The FBI is investigating the recent distribution of anti-Semitic leaflets in various communities in Southern California and the July 31 vandalism of a West Hills synagogue, officials said Monday. A Los Angeles Police Department detective, meanwhile, said a second synagogue in the San Fernando Valley--Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge--also was vandalized. The vandalism apparently occurred on the same night as the incident at Temple Solael in West Hills, Los Angeles Det. Ed Heissel said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1998 | SUE FOX
The FBI is investigating the recent distribution of anti-Semitic leaflets in the San Fernando Valley and other Southern California communities, and the July 31 vandalism of a West Hills synagogue, officials said Monday. A Los Angeles Police Department detective, meanwhile, said a second synagogue in the San Fernando Valley--Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge--was similarly vandalized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1998 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Less than a week after Agoura residents reported finding anti-Semitic leaflets labeled with an Internet address in their mailboxes, a West Hills synagogue was vandalized with graffiti that included the same Web address, that of a white supremacy group. The graffiti were discovered Friday morning on an exterior wall at Temple Solael on Valley Circle Boulevard, said Bob Howe, a detective supervisor at the West Valley division of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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