June 27, 1991 |
The route from USC's fraternity row to the 901 Club on Figueroa Street is marked by broad painted stripes running three blocks, a symbol of the bar's importance to the social life of the campus' affluent "Greeks." The "9-Oh," as the raucous college bar is affectionately known, is where inhibitions, like IDs, are checked at the door. For one fraternity--the prestigious and well-connected Alpha Tau Omega house--it is a path well traveled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1991
Fourteen suspected gang members were arrested and 25 weapons were seized on Wednesday during predawn raids at 28 South-Central Los Angeles locations, authorities said. More than 150 officers armed with search warrants were involved in the raids that targeted two street gangs believed responsible for four homicides last year, said Deputy Chief William Rathburn, commander of the LAPD's South Bureau.
January 25, 1991 |
The Los Angeles deputy police chief was selected today as the new Dallas police chief, replacing a man fired after he was indicted on a charge of perjury. Deputy Chief William Rathburn was among more than 100 candidates who applied for the job after the September firing of Chief Mack Vines by City Manager Jan Hart. Vines was indicted for allegedly lying to a special panel investigating a police shooting. Rathburn was chief of security for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
July 10, 1991 |
CHAPTER ONE: THE KING BEATING Rarely has the work of an amateur photographer so captured the nation's attention as did the dramatic and disturbing scene recorded by George Holliday's video camera in the early morning of March 3, 1991--the morning Rodney G. King, a 25-year-old African-American, was beaten by three uniformed officers of the Los Angeles Police Department while a sergeant and a large group of LAPD, California Highway Patrol, and...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1990
Seeking to ensure the safety of schoolchildren, the City Council on Wednesday approved a plan to boost police patrols on streets surrounding schools in gang-plagued neighborhoods in Watts. City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky said the stepped-up patrols, which will cost $150,000 through the end of the school year, would help "create an environment in which young people who want to get an education can do so without taking their lives in their hands."