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Lynwood

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September 04, 1986

FOCUS: Path of Progress The path of the proposed Century Freeway cut a swath through the center of this All-American City in the early 1970s, the same time the downtown business area was being cleared for redevelopment. The abandoned Pacific Electric Railway depot, which will be remodeled as a bus terminal, stands as both a landmark and a symbol of the future. Twenty-five years after the city was designated All-American and more than 10 years without a downtown, city officials are confident that the city will be revitalized, saying that the freeway, to be completed in 1992, will bring increased traffic and commerical enterprise. There have been many developers interested in building motels and hotels, officials say. In September, construction is scheduled to start on a $12-million shopping center in the redevelopment area. A $2.5-million neighborhood shopping center is also planned. City Services City Hall 603-0220 11330 Bullis Road Police (business) 537-6111 11330 Bullis Road Fire (business) 631-8305 3161 Imperial Highway Post Office 638-8511 11200 Long Beach Blvd. Library 635-7121 11320 Bullis Road In Emergency, Dial 911 Government City Council: Robert Henning (mayor); Louis A. Thompson (mayor pro tem); John D. Byork, E. L. Morris, Evelyn Wells City Manager: Charles G. Gomez Fire Chief: Ronald W. Lathrope Sheriff's Commander Nick Popovich Area Lawmakers Congress: Mervyn M. Dymally, Democrat, 31st District; 322 W. Compton Blvd., Compton 90220; 297-1930 State Assembly: Maxine Waters, Democrat, 48th District; 7900 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90001; 582-7371 State Senate: Ralph C. Dills, Democrat, 30th District; 16921 S. Western Ave., No. 201, Gardena 90247; 324-4969 County Supervisor: Kenneth Hahn, 2nd District; Hall of Administration, Room 866, Los Angeles 90012; 974-1022 Statistics Population: 54,105 Area: 4.84 square miles Incorporation: July 16, 1921 Median household income: $19,729 Median home value: $59,226 Median age: 24.9 years Race: white, 30.6%; black, 40.5%; other, 28.8%; (Spanish-Hispanic origin, 34.3%)

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