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October 18, 2006 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Construction, thy name is Olympics. Those who remember the last-minute dash in Athens in 2004 and recent visitors to 2008 host city Beijing might think that the five Olympic rings represent cranes, forklifts, hard hats, power tools and nuts and bolts. That, thankfully, won't be an area of concern should the Summer Olympics land in Los Angeles for a third time, down the road in 2016.
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November 4, 1997 | JIM COLEMAN, SPECIAL TO TIMES
The former president of the National Assn. of Athletic Directors, speaking at a meeting of the Cal State Northridge Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday, said that Northridge should "bite the bullet" and spend whatever money is necessary to upgrade its athletic facilities. "It all comes down to facilities," Dr. Fred Miller told a standing-room-only crowd of more than 100. "If you don't build a [big football] facility, who wants you?
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September 10, 1997 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A court ruling this week cleared the way for the city to begin work on a 26-acre, $7.7-million sports complex that proponents argue is badly needed in a city they say lacks recreational facilities. But opponents of the complex, who plan to appeal the Los Angeles Superior Court ruling, say the project would bring noise and heavy traffic to an otherwise quiet and peaceful neighborhood. "I am absolutely thrilled," said Nello Iacono, director of Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1999 | DIANE WEDNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Still facing strong opposition from neighbors, a Cal State Northridge committee will hold a final meeting Thursday to consider options for building an 8,000-seat stadium, probably at the north end of the campus, or off-campus at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. The 12-member Athletic Facilities Siting Committee, composed of residents, faculty and administrators, will then forward its recommendation to the university, which will review the report, a CSUN spokesman said.
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September 27, 1997
Hart running back Billy Brecht was released from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital early Friday after spending the night with a concussion suffered in an 18-14 victory over Westlake on Thursday. Hart Coach Mike Herrington said Brecht showed up at game film sessions Friday afternoon at Hart and appeared to be fine. He said Brecht is likely to play next Friday against Palmdale.
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December 12, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
More soccer fields, baseball diamonds and basketball courts may soon be available for Costa Mesa residents as the City Council this week adopted an agreement with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to share school playing fields. Hailed as a "historic agreement," the plan allows city-sponsored and private groups to use the school facilities in exchange for the city maintaining the fields and equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1991 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 70 San Pedro residents turned out this week for a public hearing on the community's recreational needs, urging that work begin immediately to provide new softball fields and a gymnasium to divert youths from the streets. The hearing, called by a San Pedro citizens' panel on recreation, confirmed the results of the panel's June survey of local recreation leaders: That new multipurpose sports fields and a gymnasium are San Pedro's most pressing recreational needs over the next five years.
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May 1, 2012 | By Gary Klein
For an athletic program on NCAA probation, USC shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to constructing state-of-the-art athletic facilities. The $70-million John McKay Center is on schedule to open in time for football training camp in August and USC announced Tuesday that it had received an $8-million gift from former Trojans swimmer Wilfred “Fred” Uytengsu for an aquatics complex. USC said the gift was the largest ever made to the athletic department by a former athlete.
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November 14, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Nearly 400 teachers and coaches have applied for positions at Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, which opens in September. "It's unbelievable," Headmaster Jeff Woodcock said. "We haven't even advertised." Fueling interest is the unprecedented collection of athletic facilities rising from an 18-acre dirt field adjacent to the Ventura Freeway between Lindero Canyon Road and Westlake Boulevard.
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July 31, 1988 | MIKE HISERMAN, Times Staff Writer
James Cleary, president of Cal State Northridge, tells a story he says illustrates why CSUN belongs in major college athletics. It involves a conversation he overheard among a small group of fans from another college who were seated in the Northridge gym for a playoff game. They spoke of the expansiveness of the CSUN campus and wondered aloud what the school's enrollment might be. Then they got the answer. "Thirty thousand!" one cried. "What are they doing in Division II?"
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