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Thursday, April 12, 2012

USC shooting: Campus stunned

USC shooting: Campus stunned; concerns about neighborhood revived - latimes.com

Both of the students killed were from China.  USC is a great school (my Father went there), but the neighborhood is not the greatest.

And yes, I am a bit biased. I was helping out a friend in the area,  and after we went out to eat, and my are was broken into and they took a bag full of receipts. That taught us when parking in challenging areas, to clean out the car and put everything in the trunk. I had to get a new side window. The same thing happened later in SF, this time they got a leather jacket, and another side window (we forgot).

4/13/2012 Update

Slain USC students' path a familiar one to school's Chinese - LA Times
Ming Qu and Ying Wu were like many international students at USC: seeking a better future, studying hard, and living west of campus — away from parties but in a more dangerous neighborhood.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trunk isn't necessarily a safe place either. Many years ago, we went to the pan-Asian Lotus Festival in Echo Park Lake in the Echo Park area of L.A. - I daresay is not exactly a savory area. The car was parked in the surrounding residential area and the thief or thieves managed to get into the trunk and steal my large ice chest in it. Needless to say, the lock on the trunk was damaged.

April 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Ray Ritchey said...

I agree, my wife one time had a bunch of clothes stolen out of our trunk when she was picking up some items in downtown. What I have learned is if they can't see you have anything of value, its less likely they will break into your car. And there is the other saying I heard, locks are to keep honest people honest. When I was student teaching in Bell, somebody tried to break into my passenger side door and messed up the lock a bit.

April 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM  

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