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April 22, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
About 50 Ventura teen-agers and children attended a town hall meeting with civic leaders Wednesday night to discuss everything from the problem of gangs to the city's lack of a skateboard park. "The event gives the youth an opportunity to give their view about what they want Ventura to become," said Mayor Gregory L. Carson, who was host for the two-hour meeting at the Ventura Theatre. Police, recreation and school officials got an earful.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
About 50 Ventura teen-agers and children attended a town hall meeting with civic leaders Wednesday night to discuss everything from the problem of gangs to the city's lack of a skateboard park. "The event gives the youth an opportunity to give their view about what they want Ventura to become," said Mayor Gregory L. Carson, who was host for the two-hour meeting at the Ventura Theatre. Police, recreation and school officials got an earful.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All along Ventura Avenue signs of neglect are obvious. Broken sidewalks, faded buildings and weed-choked lots litter the area. The neighborhood library is threatened with closure. The recreation center now closes early. The roads are potholed. And gang members loiter on street corners. Known as the Avenue, the deteriorating strip on Ventura's western edge--18 blocks long and four blocks wide--is one of the city's oldest and poorest neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All along Ventura Avenue signs of neglect are obvious. Broken sidewalks, faded buildings and weed-choked lots litter the area. The neighborhood library is threatened with closure. The recreation center now closes early. The roads are potholed. And gang members loiter on street corners. Known as the Avenue, the deteriorating strip on Ventura's western edge--18 blocks long and four blocks wide--is one of the city's oldest and poorest neighborhoods.
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