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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1999 | TONY LYSTRA
The mayor, a former council member and the Libertarian Party have come out against a county proposal to build a 24-unit affordable housing complex on Patricia Street. Critics have blasted Ventura County Area Housing Authority officials for proceeding with plans for two dozen western Simi Valley apartment units, which would rent for below-market rates. At issue is the authority not placing the project up for a citywide vote, as required by state law.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1998 | SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Ashley Bryan used to pray every night for a loving father who wouldn't down beers for breakfast or smoke speed late into the night. Before drifting off, she would ask God for something good to happen in her life. For now, for today, her prayers seem to have been answered. By all accounts, Calvin Holloman has begun placing the needs of his two children--Ashley, 11, and Kevin, 9--above his rocky romance with alcohol and drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Three Los Angeles nonprofit organizations working together have won a $1.1-million grant to provide housing and services to low-income people with AIDS, the Clinton administration announced Friday. The West Hollywood Community Housing Corp., in conjunction with the Trinity Learning Center of Project New Hope and the Hollywood Community Housing Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1995 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Northridge earthquake shattered 76-year-old John Novak's house in Newhall, his plight attracted a flood of volunteer helpers, from neighbors to schoolchildren, who rebuilt it under the leadership of Habitat for Humanity. But this dramatic demonstration of old-fashioned goodwill has collapsed in a bitter dispute that exemplifies the cynical mock-proverb: "No good deed goes unpunished."
NEWS
October 11, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE and DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An offer by the federal government to buy the Bolsa Chica wetlands for $17.5 million--and stave off construction of nearly 900 homes--has been turned down by the Koll Real Estate Group, frustrating some environmentalists who have hailed the deal as a way to save the ecologically sensitive area.
NEWS
February 15, 1994 | ROBERT BARKER and DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a dramatic show of opposition to a proposed development on the Bolsa Chica wetlands, two city councils on Monday expressed their dissatisfaction with the project. In Seal Beach, council members unanimously went on record against the housing development, saying it would could clog Seal Beach streets with traffic and strain emergency services in the area. "I want the County of Orange aware that we oppose this project," Mayor Gwen Forsythe said. "We just don't want it here."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1993 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Complaining that the unconventional guards had failed to stem drug dealing and gang crime at 15 low-income Venice apartment buildings, the managers have fired a security firm affiliated with the Nation of Islam. The firm, N.O.I. Security Agency Inc., won the job last year despite opposition from Jewish groups charging that the preachings of the Nation of Islam's leader, Louis Farrakhan, were violent and anti-Semitic.
NEWS
September 16, 1993 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The disparity in death rates between affluent suburbanites and poor residents of inner-city and rural areas is widening, providing further evidence of uneven access to medical care nationwide, the government said Wednesday in its annual report on the state of Americans' health. The report, released by the Department of Health and Human Services, also demonstrated that while Americans' life expectancy is at an all-time high of 75.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Both first-time and step-up buyers found previously owned homes increasingly affordable in the second quarter, a real estate trade group reported Tuesday. "The economic conditions for purchasing a home have been improving steadily for one year now," said President William S. Chee of the National Assn. of Realtors. "With the lowest interest rates in two decades, a recovering economy and healthy home sales, this is the time for consumers to be in the market."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
A Porter Ranch-based homeowners group has questioned plans for a large cluster of housing tracts submitted as part of the giant 1,230-acre Porter Ranch Development Co. project, contending that needed traffic mitigations may have been overlooked. Four proposed tract maps for about 875 new housing lots in Porter Ranch will be considered by the Los Angeles City Deputy Advisory Agency on Wednesday.
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