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September 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Two games into the season, Napoleon Banks said Thursday he has resigned as football coach at West Adams, citing lack of support from the school administration. The program was 0-10 last season and is 0-2 this season. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 28, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Amid an outcry from worried residents and environmental activists, Los Angeles is poised to ban hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and other technologies used to increase production from oil and gas wells. The City Council voted unanimously Friday to start drafting rules that would bar such practices until city politicians are sure Angelenos and their water are safe. The council asked the city attorney and other staffers to prepare an ordinance that would change the city zoning code.
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SPORTS
July 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For canceling its scheduled football game against Crenshaw last season at the last minute and also canceling another game, West Adams has been penalized by the City Section, losing two games for the 2013 season and will only have eight regular-season games, according to Commissioner John Aguirre. Crenshaw had scheduled West Adams as its homecoming game, causing lots of Crenshaw alumni to change plans that had been months in the making. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
February 22, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
CITY BOYS' SOCCER DIVISION I Second round, Friday Birmingham 3, South East 0 El Camino Real 4, Los Angeles Marshall 2 San Pedro 4, Monroe 3 (OT) Locke 2, Fairfax 1 Bell 1, Sylmar 0 Granada Hills 1, Narbonne 0 Palisades 1, South Gate 0 (OT) Huntington Park 5, Los Angeles Hamilton 1   Quarterfinals, Wednesday, 3 p.m. #8 El Camino Real at #1 Birmingham #12 San Pedro at #4 Locke #14 Bell at #11 Granada Hills #7 Palisades at #2 Huntington Park     DIVISION II Second round, Friday Canoga Park 1, Los Angeles University 0 West Adams 5, Northridge 0 Arleta 1, Roybal 0 Los Angeles Kennedy 4, Bravo 2 Marquez 7, Dorsey 1 Los Angeles Wilson 3, Manual Arts 2 Belmont 1, Sotomayor 0 Chavez 2, Contreras 1   Quarterfinals, Wednesday, 3 p.m. #8 West Adams at #1 Canoga Park #12 Arleta at #4 Los Angeles Kennedy #11 Los Angeles Wilson at #3 Marquez #7 Belmont at #2 Chavez     DIVISION III Second round, Friday Sun Valley 3, Animo de la Hoya 0 Animo Venice 3, Rancho Dominguez 3 (Animo Venice advances on penalties, 6-5)
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May 21, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Los Angeles firefighter was taken to a hospital Tuesday night after he was burned in a West Adams house fire that was being investigated by arson squad members. The burns to the firefighter's hand were described as minor by a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was not immediately clear how the firefighter sustained the burns. The cause of the blaze at the single-story home in the 4100 block of  West Jefferson Boulevard was under investigation by the LAFD's arson section, department spokesman Erik Scott said.
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December 18, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police Wednesday night were investigating a possibly gang-related shooting that left two people injured in the West Adams neighborhood. About five gunshots were reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of Geer Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Two victims -- a man and one boy -- were down when officers arrived. Both victims were taken to hospitals and were expected to survive, Officer Norma Eisenman said. The attacker or attackers fled, police said.
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July 26, 2011 | Sandy Banks
The crowd was small but energetic and ready to give an earful to city officials. They'd been struggling for months to draw attention to a big problem in a small section of their West Adams neighborhood. An onslaught of prostitutes, pimps and johns had turned their quiet network of side streets into an urban combat zone. Fed-up neighbors had pushed for the meeting at the LAPD's Southwest Division last month. It was a collegial affair. Police officers and city officials opened with facts about shrinking budgets, criminal networks, law enforcement's balancing act. Residents submitted questions on index cards, then segued into indignant complaints.
REAL ESTATE
November 10, 1985
The renovation of West Adams related by Laura Meyers (Nov. 3) brought back memories of those neighborhoods when I arrived in Los Angeles soon after World War II. The St. James Armenian Church was located there and was the center of community activities open to all, as it is today at its present location on West Slauson Avenue. Among those who appreciated the warmth of St. James was writer William Saroyan. Its ambiance was also part of his heritage and reminded Saroyan of his growing-up years in Fresno.
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November 12, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in eight L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Two neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. West Adams (A) was the most unusual, recording nine reports compared with a weekly average of 4.9 over the last three months. Cheviot Hills (C) topped the list of six neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 13 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 4.9 over the last three months.
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November 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An early morning drive-by shooting in the West Adams area of Los Angeles left one person dead and another injured, police said Wednesday. The shooting occurred in the 3700 block of West 36th Street at 1:42 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Officer Gregory Baek.  A man and a woman were sitting in a vehicle when someone drove up alongside them in a pickup truck and opened fire, Baek said. The man was hit in the upper torso and later pronounced dead at a hospital. His identity was not immediately available.  The female was shot but is in stable condition, Baek said.
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February 21, 2014 | Sandy Banks
Sixty years ago, the Wilfandel House in the West Adams district was a hub of high society for black Los Angeles. Back then, Negroes couldn't book rooms in posh hotels or upscale party venues. So the wives of dozens of successful black men formed a club and purchased a home in what then was one of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods. "Everybody who was anybody who lived in L.A. or came through town was entertained at the Wilfandel," recalled Heilindia Brown, a former club president.
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Bill Coan, who coached Chatsworth to a City Section divisional championship in 1998 when Matt Cassel was the quarterback, has been selected as the new football coach at Arleta. He has been a teacher at West Adams. He replaces Dan Kelley, who resigned to become the coach at Golden Valley. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 18, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police Wednesday night were investigating a possibly gang-related shooting that left two people injured in the West Adams neighborhood. About five gunshots were reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of Geer Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Two victims -- a man and one boy -- were down when officers arrived. Both victims were taken to hospitals and were expected to survive, Officer Norma Eisenman said. The attacker or attackers fled, police said.
SPORTS
December 11, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There were so many intriguing story lines for Wednesday's Beverly Hills tournament game between Loyola and Brentwood. There was former Loyola assistant Ryan Bailey taking on his mentor, Loyola Coach Jamal Adams. There was Arizona State-bound point guard Tra Holder of Brentwood facing off against Arizona-bound Parker Jackson-Cartwright. There was 7-foot UCLA signee Thomas Welsh of Loyola taking on 6-7 Maxwell Kupchak, the son of the Lakers general manager. It created for an intense, tight battle, with No. 3-ranked Loyola (6-0)
NEWS
November 12, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in eight L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Two neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. West Adams (A) was the most unusual, recording nine reports compared with a weekly average of 4.9 over the last three months. Cheviot Hills (C) topped the list of six neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 13 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 4.9 over the last three months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An early morning drive-by shooting in the West Adams area of Los Angeles left one person dead and another injured, police said Wednesday. The shooting occurred in the 3700 block of West 36th Street at 1:42 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Officer Gregory Baek.  A man and a woman were sitting in a vehicle when someone drove up alongside them in a pickup truck and opened fire, Baek said. The man was hit in the upper torso and later pronounced dead at a hospital. His identity was not immediately available.  The female was shot but is in stable condition, Baek said.
REAL ESTATE
May 11, 1986
The West Adams Heritage Assn., has donated $2,500 to the AIDS Project Los Angeles. The donation came out of proceeds raised during the Heritage Assn.'s annual tour of historic homes in the West Adams area. About 300 turn-of-the-century homes just northwest of USC have been purchased and restored during the last four years.
NEWS
October 24, 1993
The West Adams Heritage Assn. has been named the recipient of the John Anson Ford Award by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.
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