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Times Staff WritersFor years it has been a heartfelt cry: "This hospital desperately needs more money!" Whenever Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center is criticized, as it often is, the response from supporters is the same. They say Los Angeles County leaders never...
Times Staff WriterOn the sultry evening of Aug. 11, 1965, a 21-year-old black man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol at 116th Street and Avalon Boulevard for driving drunk. A crowd gathered. Frye resisted arrest. A patrolman struck him...
Jack Dunphy is a pseudonym for a Los Angeles police officer who writes for the National Review Online.I grew up reading the Los Angeles Times, but not long ago I canceled the subscription I had held for nearly 30 years. Though I graduated from college a proud liberal, my political views have moved steadily rightward as I've grown older, and I came to find...
Times Staff WriterWhen James K. Hahn won his first elected office as Los Angeles city controller in June 1981, Mayor Tom Bradley hailed the victory as nothing less than the launch of a "dynasty." There was talk that the 30-year-old son of the revered county supervisor,...
The hospital named for Martin Luther King Jr. was supposed to be a realization of the civil rights hero's dream. From the nightmare of the Watts riots would spring one of the best hospitals in America to serve the poorest neighborhoods of Los Angeles...
Times Staff WritersOn a warm July afternoon, an impish second-grader named Dunia Tasejo was running home after buying ice cream on her South Los Angeles street when a car sideswiped her. Knocked to the pavement, she screamed for help, blood pouring from her mouth. Her...
Special To The TimesAs the debate over the social impact of gangsta rap spills over to Capitol Hill hearings, the controversial musical genre has picked up a powerful new ally: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters. "It would be a foolhardy mistake to single out poets as the cause of...
Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals. The event was...
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Ella Ward has always been something of an overachiever. She was valedictorian of her high school class at the segregated East Suffolk High School in 1964 and later graduated at the top of her class at Norfolk State University. She has five college...
KTLA NewsWASHINGTON, DC -- The House Ethics Committee on Friday dismissed charges of alleged wrongdoing against California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, ending a tumultuous investigation that lasted roughly three years and may have cost taxpayers up to $1.3...
Sun SentinelUpdated below with response from Wasserman Schultz' spokesman. Congressman Allen West is once again going after Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz with unusually strong language. During a radio talk show interview in Houston on Monday,...
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