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October 16, 1986
The City Council voted unanimously to approve a deed restriction on Village Mobile Home Park at 17100 Gramercy Place that guarantees that the property will continue to be used as a mobile home community for 20 years. Last November the council approved its first bond issue to help tenants buy the park. In exchange for selling the site to the city, the park owners--a group of South Bay doctors and businessmen--received 6.5 acres of city-owned land.
September 11, 1986
Financing has been completed for a long-awaited hotel and office complex at the Eldorado Card Club parking lot on Redondo Beach Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. William Taylor Peeler and George Anthony, partners in the Eldorado Center Co., announced that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will provide a $33-million loan for the $55-million project.
June 9, 1989
Free pickup of large items, such as water heaters, furniture, stoves and refrigerators, will be offered Saturday and June 17 by the city of Gardena and Western Waste Industries. The special collections will be made only within the city of Gardena from single-family dwellings, duplexes, triplexes and apartment houses of four units or less. Items too heavy to be lifted by two men will not be taken. All items for special pickup should be placed at the normal trash collection location on the Friday before the special Saturday pickup day. Some residents have Gardena mailing addresses but are not actually within the city limits.
August 18, 1985
A November completion is scheduled for a $2.2-million, 102,000-square-foot Home Club building supplies retail store on the site of the old Rainbow Club, 13829 Vermont Ave., Gardena. Craig Kelford of C.E.I, Harbor City, is the architect; Breton Construction Inc., Irvine, is the contractor and Gray Family Corp., Torrance, is the developer.
August 15, 1985 | KATHEE YAMAMOTO, Community Correspondent
After 40 years of contracting with Gardena-based Municipal Service Co. for residential trash pickup, City Council members voted unanimously this week to transfer the contract to Browning-Ferris Industries Inc., which is buying the local company. Texas-based Browning-Ferris, one of the nation's largest refuse haulers, will begin pickup for Gardena's 15,000 residents by the end of the month. It will operate under the original contract with the city, which includes a basic service rate of $6.
December 11, 1987
The Gardena City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday opposing the construction of the Angeles Pipeline through the city. The resolution blocks the issuance of a local pipeline franchise or construction permit. The proposed pipeline would transport 300,000 gallons of crude oil a day from Kern County through the Los Angeles area, including the South Bay cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale and El Segundo.
September 15, 1985 | SIBYL JEFFERSON, Times Staff Writer
The Police Department says it will begin strictly enforcing the city's youth curfew law in an effort to discourage loitering. The change in policy is effective immediately, said Capt. Robert D. Bohan. Officers have the option of arresting violators or issuing a verbal warning. Gardena's municipal code prohibits people under 18 from loitering in public streets, parks and other public places between 10 p.m. and sunrise when not accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or spouse 21 or older.
January 10, 1986
In a bold diversification effort, Applied Circuit Technology of Anaheim said it has tentatively agreed to acquire Whiteworth International, a privately held non-prescription drug manufacturer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. When the sale is completed, Whiteworth will be operated and managed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Circuit. There are no plans to relocate the company, which employs 150 people.
March 3, 1994 | MARY GUTHRIE
Every month an employee of the Nissan Motor Corp. in Gardena wins the privilege of choosing which nonprofit group will receive $200 to $300 from the company's aluminum can recycling program. The cans are collected throughout the 1,200-employee site, said spokeswoman Tiffany Felix. Nissan was one of five South Bay companies among the 144 California businesses recognized by the state for reducing their waste. Nissan has a variety of programs to promote recycling by employees, Felix said.
August 27, 1987
The city will pay the state Department of Transportation $7.5 million for two parcels north and south of Artesia Boulevard between Vermont and Normandie avenues. The city is negotiating with the state for the purchase of an additional nine-acre parcel on the northwest corner of Artesia and Vermont. The city hopes to buy the entire 27 acres along Artesia Boulevard that the state had originally purchased for the extension of the Artesia Freeway.
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