CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1993
A coalition of Latino activists urged to Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday to promote someone to the vacant position of deputy chief who can speak to the Latino community in Spanish. After making the official request, Ray Perez, president of the Latin American Law Enforcement Assn., and Xavier Hermosillo, a member of Chief Willie L.
November 8, 1992 |
City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores, who lost her bid for a seat in the U.S. House last week, could face five challengers next April when she is up for reelection. Spokeswoman Niki Tennant said Flores, who was unavailable for comment, is undecided on whether to seek a fourth term; a decision is expected within the next two weeks. Flores' 15th Council District stretches from Watts and South-Central to San Pedro and Wilmington.
November 16, 1989
The Irwindale General Plan has been amended to allow for construction of a stadium, a minor step toward landing the Los Angeles Raiders. The City Council voted unanimously last week to permit stadium uses in one of two locations: a gravel pit north of the Foothill (210) Freeway or another gravel pit west of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway. Earlier this year, city officials virtually abandoned the first site after they failed to gain control of land there for a stadium parking lot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1989
The owner of the Sacramento Kings basketball franchise sharply denied a report on KCBS-TV in Los Angeles that he and a Sacramento real estate man have entered into serious negotiations with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis to move the football team to a new stadium to be built in Sacramento. "This is irresponsible journalism running amok," said Kings owner Gregg Lukenbill of the Monday night report. "No such talks have been held. I haven't had a conversation with Al Davis since mid-1987 and neither has (real estate man)
October 24, 1991
Officials of the United Neighborhoods Organization on Wednesday said they are "prepared to fight" if Chem-Clear Inc. does not quickly abandon its plan to build a hazardous waste treatment plant near Huntington Park High School. UNO leaders, speaking at a press conference on the steps of Huntington Park City Hall, set a Nov. 4 deadline for Chem-Clear to agree to withdraw. But Father Rody Gorman, pastor of St.
May 26, 1991 |
As a teen-ager growing up in a San Pedro housing project, Xavier Hermosillo thought being a gang member was cool--until two of his friends were fatally shot as they climbed the stairs to crash a house party. His life was spared because he hadn't gotten out of the car as fast as they had. The violent death of his friends, combined with a beating by his mother for stealing a 1959 Chevy Impala, made him realize that gang life wasn't for him.
August 1, 1992 |
Hazardous materials teams combing a 100-acre cattle feedlot outside of San Jacinto began unearthing dozens of metal and plastic containers Friday, suggesting that a large amount of toxic waste could be buried at the site, according to sources close to the investigation. "They're bringing all kinds of stuff out," said one official, who asked not to be identified. "They're very concerned about contamination." A spokesman for Agri-Empire Corp.
May 18, 1986 |
A decision by the city manager to hire the city's own public relations firm to investigate a bitter feud between Anglo and Latino policemen has sparked sharp criticism from city officials and police officers. They said the feud is affecting service to the public and called on City Manager Charles Martin to appoint an outside consultant with no ties to the city to investigate longstanding turmoil in the department that has festered into death threats and intimidation.
November 7, 1993 |
* REWARDS: Approved a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the slaying of Joong Kun Lee, 55, who was killed in an apparent robbery Oct. 23 at his store at 7213 S. Broadway. Lee was killed just seven months after he reopened Cat's Liquor, which was ransacked but not burned during last year's riots. The council also approved a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the slaying of Myung Lee, who ran a doughnut shop at Figueroa Street and Florence Avenue.