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November 2, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing distinctive gray uniforms and red bow ties and stepping with military-like precision, security guards affiliated with the Nation of Islam marched into the crime-plagued Oakwood section of Venice on Sunday to begin patrolling 14 federally subsidized housing projects.
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June 18, 1994 | JIM CROGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four-year-old Darren stands near a doorway at Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista, waiting for his grandmother and his 14-year-old sister, Rasheka, to finish their interviews about the ongoing gang war in their nearby Venice neighborhood. Playfully, he waves a stack of Lego-type blocks that he has fashioned into the shape of a gun. "I like guns 'cause that's what the police have," the little boy says with a smile.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1992 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In eight weeks on the job, security guards affiliated with minister Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam have quietly brought order to 15 low-income apartment buildings in Venice that had been hostage to drug dealing and gangs. Crime figures show a dramatic drop in incidents at the federally subsidized buildings, and residents and neighbors say the unarmed guards from N.O.I.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD
Police stepped up patrols in and around Venice on Monday after a spate of weekend shootings left two people dead and four injured--among them an actor who portrayed a gang leader in the movie "South Central." Actor Byron Keith Minns, 23, was one of four people wounded in back-to-back drive-by shootings Sunday night in Venice. Earlier in the weekend, two people were fatally shot in Venice and Mar Vista in attacks that police said appeared gang-related.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992
Nation of Islam security patrols in the Venice area won't begin next week because of delays in obtaining permits for guards and federal funding. The NOI Security Agency was scheduled to begin patrolling 15 federally subsidized apartment buildings on Oct. 1. But Alliance Housing Management officials say there's been a delay. Additionally, four of seven NOI Security Agency applicants for guard permits have been turned down by Police Commission officials.
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March 25, 1993 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On perfect beach days, Venice shopkeeper Hwan Song worries about tornadoes. "A group of kids dash into a store and throw the merchandise here and there--and then they take it," Song said. "A tornado." Song, who heads a Korean merchants group, sells baseball caps, costume jewelry and bags near Muscle Beach. His business depends on the hordes who flock to one of Southern California's biggest tourist stops. He can't live without them, but at times he wonders how he can live with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD
Police stepped up patrols in and around Venice on Monday after a spate of weekend shootings left two people dead and four injured--among them an actor who portrayed a gang leader in the movie "South Central." Actor Byron Keith Minns, 23, was one of four people wounded in back-to-back drive-by shootings Sunday night in Venice. Earlier in the weekend, two people were fatally shot in Venice and Mar Vista in attacks that police said appeared gang-related.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1994 | JIM CROGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four-year-old Darren stands near a doorway at Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista, waiting for his grandmother and his 14-year-old sister, Rasheka, to finish their interviews about the ongoing gang war in their nearby Venice neighborhood. Playfully, he waves a stack of Lego-type blocks that he has fashioned into the shape of a gun. "I like guns 'cause that's what the police have," the little boy says with a smile.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1993 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oakwood section of Venice does not look like a war zone. Most days, despite troublesome street crime, it is a place of quaint bungalows and front-yard vegetable gardens where you don't need to call before dropping by with slices of fresh-baked pie.
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February 6, 1994 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with green ribbons of neutrality, nearly 50 activists marched through one of Los Angeles' most violent neighborhoods on Saturday, but few hard-core gang members were on hand to heed their pleas for peace. To shouts of "Black Power" and "Viva La Raza," the marchers wound their way through the streets of Venice's Oakwood district, where a fierce rivalry between black and Latino gangs has left 11 people dead and more than 30 wounded in the last four months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1994 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with green ribbons of neutrality, nearly 50 activists marched through one of Los Angeles' most violent neighborhoods on Saturday, but few hard-core gang members were on hand to heed their pleas for peace. To shouts of "Black Power" and "Viva La Raza," the marchers wound their way through the streets of Venice's Oakwood district, where a fierce rivalry between black and Latino gangs has left 11 people dead and more than 30 wounded in the last four months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1993 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oakwood section of Venice does not look like a war zone. Most days, despite troublesome street crime, it is a place of quaint bungalows and front-yard vegetable gardens where you don't need to call before dropping by with slices of fresh-baked pie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On perfect beach days, Venice shopkeeper Hwan Song worries about tornadoes. "A group of kids dash into a store and throw the merchandise here and there--and then they take it," Song said. "A tornado." Song, who heads a Korean merchants group, sells baseball caps, costume jewelry and bags near Muscle Beach. His business depends on the hordes who flock to one of Southern California's biggest tourist stops. He can't live without them, but at times he wonders how he can live with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1992 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In eight weeks on the job, security guards affiliated with minister Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam have quietly brought order to 15 low-income apartment buildings in Venice that had been hostage to drug dealing and gangs. Crime figures show a dramatic drop in incidents at the federally subsidized buildings, and residents and neighbors say the unarmed guards from N.O.I.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing distinctive gray uniforms and red bow ties and stepping with military-like precision, security guards affiliated with the Nation of Islam marched into the crime-plagued Oakwood section of Venice on Sunday to begin patrolling 14 federally subsidized housing projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992
Nation of Islam security patrols in the Venice area won't begin next week because of delays in obtaining permits for guards and federal funding. The NOI Security Agency was scheduled to begin patrolling 15 federally subsidized apartment buildings on Oct. 1. But Alliance Housing Management officials say there's been a delay. Additionally, four of seven NOI Security Agency applicants for guard permits have been turned down by Police Commission officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1992 | SHAWN DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development backed away Tuesday from a controversial proposal to pay security guards from the Rev. Louis Farrakhan's Black Muslim organization to patrol 15 publicly assisted apartment buildings in Venice. A proposal from the Nation of Islam's security arm, N.O.I. Security, had appeared close to winning approval until news of negotiations became public last month, according to some participants in the talks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1992 | SHAWN DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development backed away Tuesday from a controversial proposal to pay security guards from the Rev. Louis Farrakhan's Black Muslim organization to patrol 15 publicly assisted apartment buildings in Venice. A proposal from the Nation of Islam's security arm, N.O.I. Security, had appeared close to winning approval until news of negotiations became public last month, according to some participants in the talks.
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