November 12, 1995
James Flanigan made the point in a recent column ("Capital Offensive," Oct. 25) that the need in the inner city is not more welfare but more capital formation. As usual, Flanigan was right on the money, so to speak. To a growing extent, local government recognizes that need. The Community Development Bank is only the latest entry in government's parade of efforts. Of less notoriety is the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission's Micro-Loan Program. That program is of value because it provides below-prime-rate loans for "wanna-be" entrepreneurs as well as for existing businesses.
October 31, 1993
The public will have an opportunity to vote Tuesday on a constitutional amendment, Prop. 168, to update an archaic law, Article 34, that requires local governments to hold an election before building publicly supported housing. That law, passed in 1950 and no longer relevant to today's needs, adds red tape to affordable housing production and is a barrier to construction jobs. Government no longer builds large public housing developments for families. Instead, subsidized housing is well designed and built on small, scattered sites.
February 24, 2002
"Good turns" can be performed by individuals or teams. Your inspiring Feb. 17 story about Gloria Garcia appropriately gave recognition to this fine volunteer at the Community Resource Center in South Whittier. Another inspiring story is the collective "good turn" that a team of players performed for that community. The L.A. County Community Development Commission, which owns and operates the CRC, has spent over eight years working in partnership with the South Whittier community and Supervisors Gloria Molina and Don Knabe to revitalize that low- and moderate-income area.
December 10, 1990 |
The U.S. Postal Service plans to seek damages from the owner of a pit bull described as "a canine crocodile" that attacked a mail carrier. Postal spokesman Dan Demiglio said that because the dog's owner, identified by humane officers as Carlos Jackson, turned the dog in, mail will again be delivered to the two-block area near Mills College. Mail deliveries to the neighborhood stopped after the attack on carrier Cecil Ivey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 |
A $1.1-million federal loan to rebuild a San Fernando apartment complex destroyed by the Northridge earthquake was approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The loan, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's HOME Investment Partnerships Program, will be used to build 11 units at 2020 2nd St., the site of an apartment house that was heavily damaged by the January 1994 quake and later torn down. The owners of the property--Severyn I.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2000
"PC Pediatricians" (Dec. 7), about the inner-city telemedicine center, omitted the fine work performed by my staff at the county Community Development Commission, which includes the Housing Authority agency. The commission has formed a unique partnership with Drew University. We provided the crucial seed money to get the program off the ground and have jointly secured additional funding and support. This led to the opening of ophthalmology telemedicine centers at two of our public housing sites and now a third telemedicine center specializing in pediatrics.