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March 27, 1990
A carload of youths chased an off-duty sheriff's deputy about two miles on the 605 Freeway in the Norwalk area, trying to force his car off the road and finally firing a shot that wounded him in the hand, investigators said Monday. Officers said the deputy managed to get the license number of the car that was chasing him. The number was traced, and about a half hour after the chase, Juventino Alvarez Jr.
July 18, 1985 | Associated Press
Seven teen-age computer buffs called around the world for free, used other persons' credit cards and forced the Defense Department, a military contractor and a telephone company to check for security breaches, authorities said Wednesday. The Defense Department said its computer system was not penetrated. AT&T Communications said that its billing systems were possibly bypassed but that satellite communications were not interrupted.
July 19, 1992
As the story "Graffiti Central" (July 9) points out, the proposal to fill a city park with a wall of graffiti is indeed wacky. It is also unbelievable that someone would want to encourage this practice. Graffiti is vandalism and nothing more. The environmental damage done by this despicable practice is evident everywhere. Asking companies to finance this project when they already spend thousands of dollars trying to remove it is ludicrous. Using Arroyo Seco Park for this purpose would create an eyesore in what is now a beautiful area.
October 19, 1985 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
Nearly two dozen North County teen-agers suddenly have become teachers, trying to explain the facts of computer life to their parents. "I don't know a thing about computers," confessed an Escondido parent, "and I don't want to know. I bought the thing for my son, to help him with his homework. He's had it for a couple of years now, and it has helped his grades. "But I do know my son, and I know he's no criminal.
July 30, 1985 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
A psychiatrist testified Monday that Mark Berman, one of two suspected teen-age bank robbers, acted "more out of fear of losing a friend than anything else." "In my opinion, I do not believe that Mark could have acted alone," Ronald Markman, a psychiatrist hired by the defense, testified during a hearing to determine whether Berman, 17, should be tried as an adult. "This is a youngster that could only have acted in concert with someone else."
December 9, 2009 | By Richard Winton
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is debating whether to file criminal charges against three Calabasas youths arrested in connection with recent attacks on redheaded students at a middle school. Sheriff's investigators booked two 12-year-old boys on charges of battery on school property and a 13-year-old boy on charges of cyber-bullying: sending a threat via electronic communication. The case was presented to a juvenile-case prosecutor Monday. The attacks were apparently spurred by a Facebook site and inspired by an episode of the animated "South Park" television show titled "Ginger Kids."
February 22, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
A group of Oxnard youths selling candy and anti-gang novelty items got a rude welcome in the Montalvo area of Ventura when another group of youths beat them with bats and stole their candy. "Basically they started attacking them because they were from Oxnard," said Sgt. Bob Velez. "It was a turf thing." The attack occurred about 7:30 p.m. Thursday near Peacock Avenue and Hummingbird Street.
December 15, 2010 | By Shan Li and Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
Investigators Tuesday were trying to determine why three youths were walking on the railroad tracks in Commerce when a passenger train struck and killed them. The victims were identified late Tuesday as Anthony Sandoval, 15; Gilbert Correa, 17; and Joseph Hernandez, whose age was unknown, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. All three were from Montebello. They were walking about 9 p.m. Monday on an area of the tracks where there was no room for pedestrians, and they were unable to get off in time to avoid the Amtrak train, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
August 20, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
City officials are encouraging kids and youth organizations to take part in a parade being added to this year's Multicultural Festival on Sept. 28. The "parade of nations" will be part of the festival's opening ceremonies. Youths 6 to 18 years old from all ethnic groups are sought. To sign up, call parade coordinator Delilah Garcia at 488-8957.
December 5, 1996
I was happy to see the article by Leslie Knowlton, "New Push Against STDs Is Urged" (Nov. 20). As the director of REACH LA, a youth driven HIV / AIDS prevention organization serving teenagers in South-Central, Central and East Los Angeles, I appreciate the acknowledgment of the need for more public awareness in the arena of sexual health, especially for adolescents. REACH LA helps youths understand their own risk for AIDS through Club Prophylactive, a multimedia educational dance party that provides a comfortable environment for teenagers to learn how to protect themselves.
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