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  • Gangs and Guns

    Herald Examiner (Los Angeles) describes how gang members in Los Angeles, some just children, use their proceeds from the sale of crack to buy high-powered weapons, Feb. 28, 1988.
  • Fighting a losing battle against drug dealers at VA center

    Herald Examiner (Los Angeles) reports on rampant drug dealing and abuse at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West L.A.; finds the low-paid, understaffed Veterans Administration police force is unable to control the dealing and use of drugs, Aug. 14, 1988.
  • Lost in L.A.

    Los Angeles Times Magazine focuses on the trial of a young Vietnamese accused of killing a police officer, becoming a story of the lost generation of young Vietnamese refugees in southern California..
  • An American Contra

    Los Angeles Times Magazine profiles a young soldier of fortune who tried to fight with the contras in Nicaragua; he was arrested and later died of a cocaine overdose, May 31, 1987.
  • The Selling of the Ex-President

    Los Angeles Times Magazine article focuses on the post-presidential life of Gerald Ford; a second career in business has been lucrative and controversial for the former president, Feb. 15, 1987.
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    Los Angeles Times reports on a Danish freighter used by Lt. Col. Oliver North in his secret intelligence network's covert missions, January-March 1987.
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    Daily News (Los Angeles) runs series uncovering a pattern of favoritism and mismanagement in the city's General Services department; department chief awarded leases to friends, hired relatives, 1987.
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    Los Angeles Times series finds drug use among high school athletes from Orange County, and across the country, was the same or greater than the teenage average.
  • Coastal Commission -- an Ideal Gone Astray

    Los Angeles Times articles reveal the state's Coastal Commission, formed to regulate development along the California coast, has become a political machine often siding with campaign donors or bowing to political pressure from politicians, Sept. 7, 1987.
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    Los Angeles Times series profiles the Washington Times, Washington's conservative voice owned by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, April 26-28, 1987.