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August 14, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
About 100 residents of Nyeland Acres and El Rio turned out Thursday for the dedication of Nyeland Acres Community Park on Santa Clara Avenue. The three-acre park was built in the low-income area with the cooperation of the Rio Elementary School District, which donated the land. The county chipped in $75,000 for park improvements, and the community raised another $25,000, Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn presided over the dedication, which featured live music and refreshments.
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July 5, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton, Emily Foxhall and Kurt Streeter
The explosion felt like a sonic boom. Danny Morales, 42, heard it crack through his ears and then he felt a sharp blow to his face. A piece of fireworks had hurtled through a crowd of Fourth of July revelers in Simi Valley and hit him between the eyes. Blood poured down Morales' face. He looked for his family and friends. Like everyone else, they were sprinting for cover, desperate to get away from the staging area where fireworks were exploding into the crowd instead of into the sky. The Morales family had staked out front-row seats for the fireworks show two days earlier.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1995 | LISA M. BOWMAN
Thanks to a $20,000 contribution by the Ventura City Council, supporters of Ventura's first-ever community-built park are closer to funding their project. The group still needs to come up with $25,000 to match the funds allocated by the city for the Rainbow Bridge Community Playground, but it has collected $75,000 so far in donated equipment and grants.
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September 9, 2012 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
The president of the California Science Center has "serious concerns" that USC's planned takeover of the neighboring Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum could restrict public parking and cause disruptions at the state museum, which soon will be home to the space shuttle Endeavour. Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph said last week that he was worried USC's bid to control state-owned parking lots near the Coliseum could limit their availability to Exposition Park's three museums. Rudolph also expressed fears that the museum operations could otherwise be overwhelmed by large events USC would stage at the taxpayer-owned Coliseum, apart from Trojans football games.
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June 30, 1992 | ROSE APODOCA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In what will be the largest development here in 20 years, a 381-acre project with 700 homes, a community park and an 18-hole golf course was unanimously approved by the City Council on Monday night. Known as La Habra Hills, the project will occupy part of the West Coyote Hills area owned by Pacific Coast Homes, a branch of Chevron USA. The property is on the southernmost border of the city, south of Imperial Highway between Beach Boulevard and Euclid Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1998 | Jason Kandel, (714) 564-1038
The city will hold a dedication ceremony Saturday for the Col. William Warner Eldridge Jr., USMC, community park at 2933 N. Fallbrook Lane. There will be a public ceremony with a military theme. Information: (714) 571-4200.
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January 25, 2000 | Deepa Bharath, (714) 520-2513
City officials will host a public workshop Thursday to reconsider plans to build a community skate park. Finding a location for the park has been the biggest challenge the city has faced in the two years it has spent on the project, Parks and Recreation Director Steve Rudometkin said. "We're looking for locations that are away from homes because of the noise factor," he said.
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June 30, 1999 | Rebecca Harris, (949) 574-4205
The city will offer a day of free swimming at a community park as part of its Fourth of July celebration. Residents may swim for no charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the pool at Crown Valley Community Park. The cost is usually $2. The park is at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway. Information: (949) 362-4350.
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June 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Conejo Recreation and Park District will hold a groundbreaking ceremony this week for a new community park. The ceremony for the Dos Vientos Community Park will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Borchard Road and Dos Vientos Drive. The park, being built through a joint effort between the district and Operating Engineers Funds Inc., will have two lighted tennis courts, one lighted basketball court, volleyball facilities, playground equipment and trails.
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November 8, 1991
In a compromise with neighborhood residents, the Planning Commission this week banned Sunday softball on two lighted fields that will be added to a community park. To address the concerns of about a dozen neighbors over possible noise and light problems, the commissioners also limited hours of play during the rest of the week at the proposed six-acre sports facility at Oso Viejo Community Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2010
EVENTS Things are looking fairly dire on the Louisiana coast right now, but the Cajun Creole Music Festival should be a reminder of the region's vitality. Two stages of Cajun and blues music complement a wide array of native dishes and a Mardi Gras-style parade. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 10:30 a.m. Sat.-Sun. $18. Simicajun.org.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2009 | By Scott Gold
Not so long ago, South Park looked like Club Med for gang members. The neighbors had given up on the little park -- ceding it, almost entirely, to the 5-Trey Avalon Gangster Crips. Gangsters smoked pot in the gym and bounced their gambling dice against the concrete steps outside the rec center. There was no grass, and, in the mornings, junkies littered the dirt with syringes and tiny, colorful balloons that had been emptied of heroin. There were no youth sports teams. There was one child -- one -- enrolled in the preschool program.
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May 27, 2009 | David Ng
Shakespeare by the Sea, one of Southern California's cultural hallmarks of summer, is facing severe cuts as a result of budget reductions at two cities. The company has presented free performances throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties since 1998. This year, the city of Rancho Palos Verdes has slashed arts funding across the board, including support for the company's July 5 performance of "As You Like It" at Fred Hesse Jr. Community Park. In addition, Irvine has reduced its arts funding, forcing the company to cancel its scheduled performances there.
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September 2, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five people were wounded when a basketball player opened fire during a pickup game at a community park, officials said. The shootings occurred Friday night after a verbal argument turned physical, and police believe gang ties may have played a role, said Sgt. Tim Curran of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Two groups of about a dozen people each met about 8 p.m. on the basketball court at Churchill Downs Community Park in South Sacramento, Curran said.
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June 23, 2004 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
As part of its efforts to ease overcrowding in center-city schools, the Los Angeles school board gave final approval Tuesday to the long-troubled Belmont High School Project and approved plans to build a high school in East Los Angeles. A slightly different board had voted last May to revive the Belmont project and put an additional $111 million into completing the school, which sits above an old oil field and a recently discovered earthquake fault.
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March 4, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Police found 10 plastic Easter eggs laced with extra-strength aspirin in a children's park in Irvine on Wednesday. Because they were scattered in an area frequented by small children, police said they have concluded that there was malicious intent. The eggs, each containing jellybeans and 10 aspirin tablets, were found in Northpark Square, a private community park at Pacific Crest and Amargosa. Investigators urged parents to beware of similar items elsewhere.
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November 17, 1999 | Kristiane M. Ridgway, (949) 764-4309
Though technically in Oak Creek, the Irvine Co. has proposed building the city's next community park at the corner of Barranca Parkway and Sand Canyon Road for residents of Orangetree. Community parks, such as those in Northwood or Deerfield, typically are situated within the heart of a particular village, although they are available to all Irvine residents. But in 1995 the lack of Orangetree play areas prompted the Irvine Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five people were wounded when a basketball player opened fire during a pickup game at a community park, officials said. The shootings occurred Friday night after a verbal argument turned physical, and police believe gang ties may have played a role, said Sgt. Tim Curran of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Two groups of about a dozen people each met about 8 p.m. on the basketball court at Churchill Downs Community Park in South Sacramento, Curran said.
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September 17, 2003 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Activists in Orange have launched a referendum campaign to reverse City Council approval of a controversial housing development near Villa Park Dam and a closed county dump that leaks methane gas. The proposed ballot measure targets a plan by Fieldstone Communities Inc. to build 183 homes on 110 acres off Santiago Canyon Road in east Orange. The City Council approved the project on a 3-2 vote Sept. 9.
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May 30, 2003 | Suzie St. John, Special to the Times
About 80 years after Ventura's first and only municipal pool closed, city officials broke ground Thursday on what will be a multimillion-dollar aquatic center and community park featuring multiuse fields for soccer, softball and football. Dozens of supporters from across the city were on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking of Ventura Community Park, located at Telephone and Kimball roads in east Ventura.
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