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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner investigation shows that police shootings and payouts in use-of-force lawsuits have reached record levels in Los Angeles, as the system to review shootings has repeatedly failed to provide sufficient independent examinations, Oct. 22-24, 1986.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner discovers a scheme by one of California's most powerful Hispanic politicians to illegally finance his Los Angeles City Council campaign with funds from his state assembly campaign committee.(Feb. 18-Dec. 19, 1986)
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner checks the safety record of Southern California Rapid Transit; finds one of the worst accident rates in the nation, improperly licensed drivers and drivers who used drugs on the job; transit company officials spent lavishly on food and junkets while the company operated in the red, May-December 1986.
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    Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram series examines safety problems in the air-traffic control system in the wake of a Long Beach area air disaster; the number of controller errors and near mid-air collisions has tripled since the Patco strike; the ground radar at Los Angeles Airport was out of service for seven months; FAA ignored, contradicted and suppressed vital information about collision-avoidance systems, Sept. 4-Nov. 23, 1986.
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    Los Angeles Times stories represent some of the first information on the Iran-contra affair, reporting how arms were vital to Iran's war effort, and beginning to unravel who in the Reagan administration knew of the secret deals, Nov. 6-Dec. 6, 1986.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine publishes article by a local homeowner who searched through public records to find the history behind the home he bought, July 20, 1986.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine article details the disappearance of a child and the subsequent search for her by her father and police, and the animosity that developed between them, July 20, 1986.
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    Los Angeles Times runs series on Latin America's cocaine industry, Dec. 1, 1985.
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    New York Times Magazine looks at the controversy surrounding a proposed 20-year plan to clean the air in Los Angeles; finds the $3 billion strategy proposed by California's South Coast Air Quality Management District deals with the pollution from printer's ink, swimming pool heaters, computer chips, bakeries, cars, and much more, July 30, 1989.
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    Los Angeles Times reports U.S. industry is regaining its competitive edge as the last decade's efforts at modernization are beginning to pay off in increased productivity, and the growing number of small firms has created millions of new jobs, August-December 1987.