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May 28, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To some, the Little Shrimp is the gay community's answer to Cheers, that comfy, inviting bar on the television show--a place, as the song goes, where everybody knows your name. Or, for those who prefer namelessness--well, that's OK too. But after three decades in business, the aging landmark at South Coast Highway and Cress Street will close Monday night, partly because of a dispute between the business and property owners over who should pay to repair a sagging kitchen floor.
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January 15, 2000
Monday is the official observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Here is a list of closings: Mail: All post offices will be closed and no mail will be delivered. Banks: Most banks and savings and loan institutions will be closed. Courts: All courts will be closed. Schools: Most public schools in Los Angeles County, including schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, will be closed. Government: All federal, state, county and municipal offices, except those providing emergency services, will be closed.
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August 21, 1997 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When actress Marla Gibbs purchased a vacant 1,000-seat theater in the Crenshaw district and named it the Vision Theater Complex, she was chasing a dream to build an entertainment center in the heart of the black community. It would be Los Angeles' version of Harlem's internationally known Apollo Theater, and more. That was back in 1990. And since then, from time to time, the theater lived up to its billing. Hillary Rodham Clinton came there to campaign.
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November 20, 1999 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years it has been a quiet symbol of coexistence: Johnson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, once the anchor of a black neighborhood in Santa Ana, stayed after black residents moved out and Latinos moved in. The church and an African American nonprofit organization reached out with a preschool program on which local parents have come to depend. But many parents who learned this week that the Head Start preschool is being closed fear the era of interethnic cooperation is over.
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November 29, 1997 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
To the owner of Eldorado Colleges, his students' loss of federal financial aid was the result of overzealous bureaucrats who unfairly forced the chain of vocational schools to close this week, in the process cutting loose 800 students who were learning skills to land a good job.
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August 12, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
A South County coalition challenging how jurisdiction is awarded over military bases slated for closure will have the support of Mission Viejo. The City Council this week backed a resolution that will be presented to the California League of Cities in October in the hope of winning statewide support.
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March 4, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA and LISA RESPERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The frequently discordant relationship between Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block and the Board of Supervisors erupted anew Friday over Block's decision to release thousands of inmates in response to budget cuts ordered by the board. The releases result from the planned closure of two jail facilities--the Biscailuz Center in East Los Angeles and part of the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Saugus--that will just about cover the $7.3-million cutback ordered in the department's budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2000
Monday is the official observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Here is a list of closings: Mail: All post offices will be closed and no mail will be delivered. Banks: Most banks and savings and loan institutions will be closed. Courts: All courts will be closed. Schools: Most public schools in Los Angeles County, including schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, will be closed. Government: All federal, state, county and municipal offices, except those providing emergency services, will be closed.
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August 30, 1997
Officials closed campgrounds and trails on the eve of the Labor Day weekend as firefighters labored to snuff out the last embers from one of the largest Angeles National Forest fires in decades. Hot spots continued to smolder Friday in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness area near Wrightwood, said Diane Cahir, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. "The fire is still not controlled," she said. "We still have crews out there mopping up. There is still smoke out there."
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January 17, 1998 | TOM BECKER
There used to be five lighting stores in Studio City on Ventura Boulevard, so many that Johnny Carson once made a joke about them on the old "Tonight Show." Now only one of the five stores stands--Valley Lighting and Lamps. The end is near for that store, too, as next week the lights of Valley Lighting will go off after more than 50 years at 12205 Ventura Blvd.
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September 23, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO
It's the place where injured bodies--and souls--come together for a workout or a game of wheelchair basketball. So when the gym at the Sepulveda Veterans Affairs facility in North Hills closed Monday, vets said they felt they had lost an important part of their lives. In a show of support, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion Wednesday opposing the closure.
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September 19, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The United Artists Warner Center movie complex had comfy seats, buttery popcorn, oversized candy bars and a loyal following who watched art-house films in its intimate setting. But there was one problem: The theater couldn't draw enough film buffs to keep its doors open. The venerable movie house closed its doors Sept. 3, after 18 years in business at its Canoga Avenue location, surrendering to the competitive pressures of multiscreen cinemas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1999
The county Department of Health Services has the power to shut down food facilities for as long as necessary for the owners to correct conditions that pose a danger to the public health.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Hitachi Ltd., Japan's largest electronics maker, said it will merge two of its U.S. units, cutting about 650 jobs in California and Texas. Hitachi said it will merge its semiconductor unit in Brisbane and its Micro Systems Inc. unit in San Jose on Oct. 1. The company also said it will idle its Irving, Texas, plant, effective immediately. The merged unit, to be called Hitachi Semiconductor America Inc., will be based in San Jose and employ about 370 people, the Tokyo-based company said.
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June 30, 1998 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Apex Resort Toya, which juts like Hearst Castle from a secluded mountaintop, is a $500-million white elephant, a symbol of the pain yet to come as Japan struggles to clean up its monumental bad-loan problems. The huge loan to the splendid resort--which essentially operated for five years without paying interest or principal on its debt--helped set off a downward spiral that dragged the local economy on the northern island of Hokkaido into a deep funk.
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June 25, 1998 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under pressure from restaurateurs who feel unfairly maligned, the county Department of Health Services has agreed to a minor modification of its monthly list of restaurants closed for unsanitary conditions. The health department list will no longer include establishments whose health code violations were caused by fires, officials said.
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November 20, 1999 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years it has been a quiet symbol of coexistence: Johnson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, once the anchor of a black neighborhood in Santa Ana, stayed after black residents moved out and Latinos moved in. The church and an African American nonprofit organization reached out with a preschool program on which local parents have come to depend. But many parents who learned this week that the Head Start preschool is being closed fear the era of interethnic cooperation is over.
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March 3, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday it will free 200 to 300 prisoners a day, starting before dawn today, blaming budget cuts Sheriff Sherman Block says are forcing him to close two jails. Block, who has repeatedly threatened to make such early releases in the past during budget skirmishes with the county Board of Supervisors, said the releases would continue until he had set free 3,000 inmates already convicted and serving jail sentences.
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