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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1997
With more than 50 murals, the Estrada Courts Housing Project in Boyle Heights has a national reputation for outdoor art. On Thursday it will strengthen its artistic fame when six new murals are dedicated at the new Estrada Courts Community Center. The Social and Public Art Resource Center will unveil the 8- by 9-foot digitally produced murals at 2:30 p.m. during a ceremony that will include live entertainment and refreshments.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1997
With more than 50 murals, the Estrada Courts Housing Project in Boyle Heights has a national reputation for outdoor art. On Thursday it will strengthen its artistic fame when six new murals are dedicated at the new Estrada Courts Community Center. The Social and Public Art Resource Center will unveil the 8- by 9-foot digitally produced murals at 2:30 p.m. during a ceremony that will include live entertainment and refreshments.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1996
The Housing Authority of Los Angeles will open its largest community center today at the Estrada Courts housing project on the Eastside. A gymnasium, preschool and a community service center are in the pastel-colored facility, located at the center of the 143-unit complex. "We decided to build the center there because it was an area very much in need of such a facility," said Donald Smith, executive director of the housing agency. "Before, they used a small social hall next to the office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1996
The Housing Authority of Los Angeles will open its largest community center today at the Estrada Courts housing project on the Eastside. A gymnasium, preschool and a community service center are in the pastel-colored facility, located at the center of the 143-unit complex. "We decided to build the center there because it was an area very much in need of such a facility," said Donald Smith, executive director of the housing agency. "Before, they used a small social hall next to the office.
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August 23, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"We want to be able to run our own apartments, to show the city we can do it," Andres Castellon, a tenant at the Estrada Courts public housing project, said as he tried on a rented cap and gown. The outfit was for graduation ceremonies this weekend at Estrada, where tenants have pioneered a small but growing movement to run and eventually own their housing complexes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Last month, Margarito Gutierrez went door to door in the Estrada Courts public housing project, collecting money from his neighbors so he could attend a housing conference in Washington. One tenant gave four pennies. Another kicked in two quarters. In all, Gutierrez raised $627.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1996
More than 500 children lined up at Estrada Courts housing project in Boyle Heights on Monday eagerly waiting for Santa to bring them Christmas gifts. "It's well worth the wait," Maria Castellanos said just after her 2-year-old grandson, Joshua, hopped off Santa's lap. "There's so much here for him . . . toys, food, balloons. I like it all." The children were treated to clowns, decorated sugar cookies, photos and other gifts as part of the Feliz Navidad Project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1992
A Los Angeles policeman pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report and was sentenced to 12 days in jail for arresting a teen-ager on a trumped-up gun charge. In addition, Los Angeles Municipal Court Judge Veronica Simmons placed Officer Jerry Cradduck on nine months' probation. After the patrolman entered his plea, Simmons dismissed two other charges--false imprisonment and false arrest--in an apparent plea bargain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1997
"Dreams of Flight", a mural on the wall of a Boyle Heights housing project, tells the story of a popular fantasy--a boy dreaming of piloting a flying machine. Created in 1973 by local artist David Botello, the artwork was rededicated Friday in a ceremony celebrating completion of its restoration. Located at 3241 E. Olympic Blvd., "Dreams of Flight" is one of the 50 artworks that have helped earn the Estrada Courts Housing Project a national reputation for mural art.
NEWS
July 10, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
The Housing Authority Board of Directors has approved plans to build a $1.9-million community center at the Estrada Courts housing project. Construction on the 13,600-square-foot center, which will include a gymnasium, classrooms and preschool, will probably begin within months, said Estrada Courts manager Phillip Chavez. The Estrada Courts Resident Management Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"We want to be able to run our own apartments, to show the city we can do it," Andres Castellon, a tenant at the Estrada Courts public housing project, said as he tried on a rented cap and gown. The outfit was for graduation ceremonies this weekend at Estrada, where tenants have pioneered a small but growing movement to run and eventually own their housing complexes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Last month, Margarito Gutierrez went door to door in the Estrada Courts public housing project, collecting money from his neighbors so he could attend a housing conference in Washington. One tenant gave four pennies. Another kicked in two quarters. In all, Gutierrez raised $627.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN
CITY COUNCIL * BIKE LANES: Approved the use of $1.28 million in funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for several new bike lanes. Two of the lanes will be in Watts and Highland Park, although the exact locations have yet to be determined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 3 a.m. Saturday, architect Greg Herman shivered in the parking lot of the Farmers Market, surrounded by more than 900 cans of fruit cocktail, beef stew, jellied cranberry sauce and other food staples. Three hours later, Herman, 29, would complete a minor masterpiece--a 10-foot-tall Christmas CanTree to be donated to the needy by Los Angeles real estate brokers.
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