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    Los Angeles Times Magazine looks at the war on cancer being carried out at the growing scientific center in La Jolla, Calif., Feb. 19, 1989.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine documents the history of cocaine in Southern California; a veteran drug reporter chronicles cocaine's decline from champagne of the rich to plague of the 1980s, May 7, 1989.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine follows five AIDS patients to illustrate how poorly that city's medical bureaucracy has dealt with the crisis, Aug. 12, 1990.
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    Freedom Magazine (Los Angeles) reports on "Operation Bird Dog," a secret 1970 IRS plot to attack blacks by collecting license plate numbers of expensive cars at the Muhammed Ali-Jerry Quarry fight, then singling the owners out for audits; includes stories on others seeking IRS reform, including Sens. Richard Brown and Harry Reid, Dec. 20, 1989.
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    The Los Angeles Times exposes the Bush administration's efforts to expand the definition of allowable military operations; the change would re-open the door for assassinations of terrorists, drug lords, and, more immediately, Manuel Noriega, Oct. 14, Nov. 16, 1989.
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    The Los Angeles Times uncovers a group of Saudi Arabian businessmen and arms brokers that, with approval from the Board of Supervisors, secretly acquired long-term leases on public property at Marina del Rey, Nov. 12 - 13, 1989.
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    Los Angeles Times exposes jailhouse informants who lie about hearing confessions from other inmates in exchange for favors, including early release; discovered hundreds of wrongly prosecuted cases; prosecutors knowingly used lying informants, October 1988.
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    L.A. Weekly (Los Angeles) devotes an entire issue to the downfall of South Central Los Angeles during the tenure of Mayor Tom Bradley; alleges Bradley diverted funds to wealthier, more politically important neighborhoods, and turned his back as the area fell to gangs and crack cocaine, Jan. 5, 1989.
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    L.A. Weekly examines the power struggle between developers, enviromentalists, and politicians over the transition of the Los Angeles River as railroad companies begin selling portions of its corridor and developers position themselves to exploit the opportunity; environmentalists are fighting to recover some of the natural beauty in a publicly protected urban green belt, Sept. 1 - 7, 1989.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner finds the poor pay more for the necessities of life than the middle class or wealthy; food, insurance, financial services, and housing costs more in poverty areas, June 18 - 21, 1989.