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April 30, 1988 | JOHN McKINNEY
Elysian Park, close to downtown Los Angeles, is a 575-acre retreat from urban Angst. Its hilly acreage is an undeveloped remnant of the original 17,172-acre Spanish land grant from which Pueblo de Los Angeles grew. Although it's near the central city, the park is usually uncrowded. It has a remote feeling--possibly because access is a bit confusing. Elysian Park appears to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
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March 7, 1993 | IRIS YOKOI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Because of complaints from neighbors about a temporary police training center in Elysian Park, the Police Department will stop outdoor tear-gas exercises and will move noisy training involving sirens and helicopters. The action resulted from a meeting between residents and Lt. Mike Hillman prompted by reports that youths playing basketball at Elysian Park Recreation Center became ill while police were holding drills in preparation for possible civil unrest.
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March 31, 1994 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suddenly, in the shadows of a canyon above Downtown Los Angeles, there was a glint. Not from something shiny in the ground. From Marvin Baker's eye. "There! There's one of the treasure signs!" he exclaimed, pointing to a boulder jutting from a nearby hillside. "It shows where the treasure is." Baker scampered to the rock and brushed away the dust on top. There, scratched into the stone, were symbols--lines and circles worn by age and almost invisible. To Baker, it was a road map to riches.
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August 1, 1985 | LARRY GORDON, Times Staff Writer
Responding to protests from park preservationists, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has abandoned its plan to build a water pumping and chlorination station in Elysian Park. The decision appears to end a five-year controversy that had pitted city agencies against each other. "We're doing what everybody seems to want us to do," Henry Venegas, senior water planning engineer with the DWP, said of the reversal.
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July 26, 1989 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Agricultural officials have found a single Mediterranean fruit fly in a peach tree near Dodger Stadium and have stepped up trapping in an 81-square-mile area to determine whether the crop-destroying pest has again gained a foothold in Los Angeles. But officials announced Tuesday that they do not plan to begin aerial spraying of the pesticide malathion unless they find a second fly. The fly was discovered last Thursday in the yard of an Elysian Park home during a routine inspection of traps.
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May 22, 1994 | TOMMY LI
It turned out to be a real drag for the 400 who recently showed up to participate in or watch drag-racing along a quarter-mile stretch near Dodger Stadium. Acting on neighbors' complaints about engine exhaust, noise and a street littered with empty beer bottles, 25 police officers issued 305 citations to the speedsters and spectators on Stadium Way. No arrests were made, but six vehicles belonging to drivers without valid licenses were impounded.
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July 6, 2009 | Corina Knoll
Firefighters quickly knocked down a small brush fire in Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium today, authorities said. The fire broke out about noon near the Los Angeles Police Academy and burned about five acres of medium to light brush, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. -- Corina Knoll
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February 16, 1995 | SUSAN STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Neighbors of the Los Angeles Police Academy in Westchester turned out in surprising numbers last week for the new training center's formal inauguration. Several thousand visitors on Saturday took tours of the 18,000-square-foot academy, where police officials hope to train more than 1,000 recruits a year. "The more cops around, the better," said Westchester resident Jerry Kobs, shortly before touring the academy. Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and police Chief Willie L.
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March 8, 1986 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
For a 100-year-old Los Angeles native who has fought off hot-rodders, forest fires, murderers and real estate men, Elysian Park is looking pretty good. Although it was on April 5, 1886, that the City Council set aside the 585 rolling acres as parkland, the 100-year birthday celebration began on Friday, with an Arbor Day gathering that unveiled a new park sign, and added four trees to the sylvan site.
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March 5, 1985 | MARC IGLER, Times Staff Writer
Sgt. Bob Freet slid out of his unmarked police car, dug into his pocket for a ring of keys and prepared for what has become an almost pointless task--locking the gates to Los Angeles' Elysian Park. "We'll lock 'em up again tonight, but they won't stay locked for long," Freet lamented. "They'll use bolt cutters, wrenches, maybe even blowtorches. There's not much we can do about it."
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