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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner series, looks at widespread unemployment insurance fraud scam run by the industry that has cost the state millions of dollars, October 1981.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner series examines use of illegal immigrants in California's garment industry and the labor and health code violations they face, January 1981.
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    San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle looks at the "yakuza," the Japanese equivalent of the Mafia, which controls much of the entertainment and construction industries in Japan, plus tourism, gun smuggling and drugs in Hawaii and Los Angeles; now the group is staking out territory in San Francisco, Dec. 5, 1982.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner tells of former used car salesman who becomes real estate tycoon by purchasing--often from unaware owners--distressed property cheaply, then foreclosing and selling the houses for their true value, March 1979.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner runs series on use of drugs by professional athletes, March 1981.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner does series on problems of General Telephone Co.; series says GTE supplies the worst telephone service in California, has relied on maintenance of out-of-date equipment rather than modernization; among other problems are transient and inexperienced workforce, financial corner-cutting, poor forecasting of telephone growth and inadequate planning, August 1981.
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    Los Angeles Herald Examiner series says State Department suppressed fact that the lone civilian taken hostage in Iran was a drug dealer with Mafia connections who had gone to post-revolutionary Iran as the representative of a company owned by the family of the Shah, March 1981.
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    Los Angeles Times series says leaders of a federally funded community organization, East Los Angeles Community Union, founded to fight poverty in East Los Angeles, have misused federal funds by setting up a $50 million corporate conglomerate, March 1982.
  • Neglect and Speculation Produces Slums in Orange County Sububs

    Los Angeles Times finds unchecked growth, real estate speculation and official neglect combine to produce slums in suburban Orange County.
  • Drug Use at the '83 Pan-American Games

    Los Angeles Times says Olympic athletes continue to use drugs despite drug testing; use of steroids is widespread.