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March 7, 1993 | ELSTON CARR
In an effort to improve public transportation in South-Central Los Angeles, two DASH shuttle buses began limited service last week along a six-mile route that connects with RTD lines. The new transportation comes after a yearlong campaign by Councilwoman Rita Walters to expand public transportation in the 9th District, which has one of the highest bus riderships in the county, according to the RTD.
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March 28, 2008 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
The sun splashed onto the roof of a church, filling the faces of two golden statues of angels who opened their arms to the sky. It was the first light of the morning, which made everything look pretty, even the hardened heart of South Los Angeles. Don't be fooled, said 50-year-old Darrell Pruitt, waving a crooked cautionary finger. He walked down Central Avenue, carrying a dripping cup of coffee back to his one-room apartment, as he does each morning before work.
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March 28, 2008 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
The sun splashed onto the roof of a church, filling the faces of two golden statues of angels who opened their arms to the sky. It was the first light of the morning, which made everything look pretty, even the hardened heart of South Los Angeles. Don't be fooled, said 50-year-old Darrell Pruitt, waving a crooked cautionary finger. He walked down Central Avenue, carrying a dripping cup of coffee back to his one-room apartment, as he does each morning before work.
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March 7, 1993 | ELSTON CARR
In an effort to improve public transportation in South-Central Los Angeles, two DASH shuttle buses began limited service last week along a six-mile route that connects with RTD lines. The new transportation comes after a yearlong campaign by Councilwoman Rita Walters to expand public transportation in the 9th District, which has one of the highest bus riderships in the county, according to the RTD.
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February 23, 1995
An infant was found dead in a South-Central Los Angeles home Wednesday after fire crews doused a blaze there. The child's mother escaped the 4:48 p.m. fire in the 1900 block of West Vernon Avenue, but she suffered smoke inhalation and was hospitalized for treatment.
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February 3, 1986
A slow-moving Southern Pacific switch train was derailed in the industrial section of Los Angeles, officials reported, blocking traffic for several hours at the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Alameda Street. According to Andrew Anderson, Southern Pacific spokesman in San Francisco, the 19 tank and flat cars had come from East Los Angeles and all were empty. None of them overturned in the derailment.
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September 9, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A 37-year-old man who died after struggling with police Sunday afternoon had been pepper-sprayed by officers and also placed in a neck hold known as a "carotid control hold," authorities said. Jeffery Dale Watts of Montclair was transported to Montclair Doctors Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The altercation occurred after officers received a domestic disturbance call in the 9300 block of Vernon Avenue.
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August 14, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police are investigating a shooting on the Harbor Freeway early Monday that left a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the jaw. Investigators did not have a motive for the shooting, which was reported about 4 a.m. in northbound lanes near Vernon Avenue, said LAPD spokesman Kevin Maiberger. Police said the shot was fired from a black sport utility vehicle, and they had no description of a suspect. The victim was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
NEWS
December 16, 1987
An apparently homeless man found lying unconscious in a South Los Angeles doorway died Tuesday, becoming the first reported victim of Southern California's recent cold snap, officials said. The man, believed to be in his early 50s, was pronounced dead at California Medical Center shortly after noon, said nursing supervisor Beth Jackson. The cause of death was tentatively listed as hypothermia, or subnormal body temperature. An autopsy was scheduled.
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July 5, 2000
Kudos to firefighter Reynaldo Lopez, who stood up to racism at Fire Station 46 on Vernon Avenue (June 25). The only thing, and a very important one, missing from your story was the names of those who perpetrated this injustice and torture on Lopez. I want to know where they are and what they are doing. Have they had a change of heart? Are they willing to come forward and apologize for their behavior? Or are they going to hide behind their anonymity? Thank you, again, Reynaldo, for your courage.
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December 27, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 20-year-old man was shot to death on Monday during a family celebration, police said. Jesus Martinez was shot in the chest at about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of South Vernon Avenue, said Sheriff's Deputy Rich Pena. His family was having a party in the backyard when Martinez went outside to his car, Pena said. He was shot once in the chest, police said. Police have identified no motive or suspect, Pena said. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 890-5500.
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