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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1997
There's a children's show on public television called "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" It's a geography detective show in which contestants follow clues and try to pin down the ever elusive Carmen. City Hall appears to have its own version of this game, only with Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre as the star. Alatorre is not only a powerful member of the council but a key board member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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September 2, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre helped win approval for a financially disastrous downtown housing project, allegedly in exchange for a $100,000 donation to a charity that hired a firm his wife founded, according to new accusations lodged in court documents. The allegations were made by some of those who invested in an ill-fated plan to overhaul the 70-year-old Hayward Hotel and turn it into a showcase low-income housing development near skid row.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a half-acre patch of dirt, just a fence and sidewalk away from a busy six-lane road. But for hundreds of Eastside boys and girls, it is their "Field of Dreams." An El Sereno youth center Wednesday opened the playground, named after the Kevin Costner movie, to dozens of eager neighborhood youngsters who were treated to games of baseball, soccer and some much-welcomed ice cream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a half-acre patch of dirt, just a fence and sidewalk away from a busy six-lane road. But for hundreds of Eastside boys and girls, it is their "Field of Dreams." An El Sereno youth center Wednesday opened the playground, named after the Kevin Costner movie, to dozens of eager neighborhood youngsters who were treated to games of baseball, soccer and some much-welcomed ice cream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre helped win approval for a financially disastrous downtown housing project, allegedly in exchange for a $100,000 donation to a charity that hired a firm his wife founded, according to new accusations lodged in court documents. The allegations were made by some of those who invested in an ill-fated plan to overhaul the 70-year-old Hayward Hotel and turn it into a showcase low-income housing development near skid row.
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July 7, 1997 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Created with the noble goal of helping disadvantaged youngsters, two charities championed by Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre are being investigated by transit authorities for steering money to an event-planning firm founded by his wife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1997
Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at an El Sereno youth center Thursday. The tree lighting is set for 6 p.m. at the El Sereno Youth Development Corp., which offers classes, activities and services to more than 500 young people. The center's members regularly participate in community cleanups, tree plantings and graffiti removal, organizers said. "Both the Youth Corp.
NEWS
January 31, 1993 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
A recent dinner to mark Councilman Richard Alatorre's 20 years in public office raised $700,000 for the construction of the El Sereno Youth Center. The El Sereno Youth Development Corp. was formed in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to raise money and build the center. Few recreational opportunities for youths exist in the area, said Alatorre press deputy Luisa Campano. Organizers are searching for a site for a two-story center that would include a swimming pool, a gym and several classrooms.
NEWS
January 8, 1995 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Friends and relatives of Joe Dominguez Martinez, who died Christmas Day after a yearlong struggle with congestive heart problems, hope to name the new indoor swimming pool at the El Sereno Recreation Center after him. Martinez, 79, who was active in local youth activities with his wife, Marina, had worked as a community representative at El Sereno Junior High School for 18 years and was a Pop Warner football coach while his sons were growing up.
NEWS
January 10, 1993 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Parents whose children have been killed by gangs have found help and consolation in a support group called VOCES--Victims of Crime in El Sereno. The group, founded two years ago after El Sereno Junior High School special education student Mario Martinez was killed in gang cross-fire, has started focusing more attention on reducing the number of gangs and the violence that often accompanies them, said president Marina Martinez (no relation to Mario).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1997
There's a children's show on public television called "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" It's a geography detective show in which contestants follow clues and try to pin down the ever elusive Carmen. City Hall appears to have its own version of this game, only with Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre as the star. Alatorre is not only a powerful member of the council but a key board member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
NEWS
July 7, 1997 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Created with the noble goal of helping disadvantaged youngsters, two charities championed by Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre are being investigated by transit authorities for steering money to an event-planning firm founded by his wife.
NEWS
February 19, 1995 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
For the first time, the El Sereno Recreation Center is undergoing major rehabilitation that will replace the baseball diamonds and add a heated indoor swimming pool. With over $2 million set aside by the city of Los Angeles for the project, a large portion of the park, at 4721 Klamath St., has been turned into a muddy field as workers turn over soil in preparation for the new grass, sprinkler system, lighting, bleachers and baseball and softball diamonds.
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