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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1998
Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a husband and wife for alleged health and building safety code violations at a three-story apartment complex in the 700 block of South Westlake Avenue, authorities said. Ramin Akhavan, 32, and Aida S. Akhavan, 29, of Encino were charged by the Los Angeles city attorney's office with 27 code violations, including operating an apartment without heat. The Akhavans are scheduled for arraignment Nov.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1998
Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a husband and wife for alleged health and building safety code violations at a three-story apartment complex in the 700 block of South Westlake Avenue, authorities said. Ramin Akhavan, 32, and Aida S. Akhavan, 29, of Encino were charged by the Los Angeles city attorney's office with 27 code violations, including operating an apartment without heat. The Akhavans are scheduled for arraignment Nov.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997
Thompson Memorial Medical Center, recently cited by state inspectors for health code violations, abruptly closed its emergency room overnight Thursday, shut down its mental health unit and fired about 300 staff members. The medical center, formerly called Burbank Community Hospital, was disqualified from the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs as of April 1. It will remain open with about 50 employees. Three in-patients, who are not dependent on federal insurance, were still being treated there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1997 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At 7:30 on Thanksgiving morning, Mayor Richard Riordan was at the Original Pantry dialing an 800 number to county health officials. The mayor was attempting to get an inspector to come downtown and reopen the restaurant, which was closed the previous day for health code violations. "This is Dick Riordan from the Pantry," said the mayor, who is majority owner of the popular restaurant. He was asked to spell his last name. He was then put on hold for 10 minutes. Then the mayor was disconnected.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | SCOTT SANDELL
City and county officials have closed a residential hotel in Lomita because of health and fire code violations. The Lomita Hotel on Narbonne Avenue was boarded up by the county Building and Safety Department on Monday, City Administrator Walker J. Ritter said. Neighbors had complained that the two-story building, which is across the street from city and county offices in Lomita, attracted loitering and drug use, Ritter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bowing to county dictates, members of the Ojai Foundation packed the last of their belongings Tuesday and moved out of their 40-acre hilltop village of canvas buildings, gardens, terraces and stone-lined walkways. Faced with an eviction notice for building, fire and health code violations, the encampment's 22 residents loaded their belongings into vans and pickup trucks and left the upper Ojai Valley property that had been the home of their group for more than a decade.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UFW Protests Vons Health Code Violations: The United Farm Workers staged a demonstration charging repeated health code violations at the Montebello Tianguis market, part of a chain of Latino-oriented markets owned by Vons Cos. The union, which has been urging a boycott of Vons stores because the chain advertises grapes, said the Montebello store rolled up 114 violations during the 21 months ended in July and that a second store on Brooklyn Avenue had 106 violations during the same period.
NEWS
January 12, 1986
An apartment house owner who was jailed for 30 days last year for health code violations has been named by the city attorney's office in a second complaint accusing him of allowing substandard conditions at the same 33-unit building at 1312 Maryland St. Robert Avila, 42, of West Covina was charged with 20 code violations, ranging from vermin infestation to defective wiring and substandard plumbing.
NEWS
January 23, 1986 | RALPH CIPRIANO, Times Staff Writer
A Huntington Beach resident was sentenced Tuesday to 15 days in County Jail for operating what a deputy district attorney said was slum housing in Bell. Gary Garth Robinson, 53, received the jail term as part of a suspended 150-day sentence imposed by Los Angeles County Municipal Judge Porter deDubovay. As part of the sentence, Robinson also was placed on three years' probation and fined $1,700. Robinson was convicted by a jury Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A Granada Hills man is facing 16 criminal misdemeanor charges stemming from his failure to correct slum conditions at an apartment complex he owns in North Hills, City Atty. Jim Hahn said. Moti Amar, 37, has been ordered to appear at an Oct. 23 arraignment at which he will be charged with 16 fire and health code violations, Hahn said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A Granada Hills man is facing 16 criminal misdemeanor charges stemming from his failure to correct slum conditions at an apartment complex he owns in North Hills, City Atty. Jim Hahn said. Moti Amar, 37, has been ordered to appear at an Oct. 23 arraignment at which he will be charged with 16 fire and health code violations, Hahn said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997
Thompson Memorial Medical Center, recently cited by state inspectors for health code violations, abruptly closed its emergency room overnight Thursday, shut down its mental health unit and fired about 300 staff members. The medical center, formerly called Burbank Community Hospital, was disqualified from the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs as of April 1. It will remain open with about 50 employees. Three in-patients, who are not dependent on federal insurance, were still being treated there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The historic Wheeler Hot Springs resort was put on the auction block for a modest $40,000 Friday after being seized by the Internal Revenue Service for failing to pay nearly $300,000 in employee payroll taxes, IRS officials said. The public auction was postponed, however, when few bidders showed up at the IRS office in Oxnard, a spokesman said. The resort is now tentatively scheduled to be sold to the highest bidder Sept. 27.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | SCOTT SANDELL
City and county officials have closed a residential hotel in Lomita because of health and fire code violations. The Lomita Hotel on Narbonne Avenue was boarded up by the county Building and Safety Department on Monday, City Administrator Walker J. Ritter said. Neighbors had complained that the two-story building, which is across the street from city and county offices in Lomita, attracted loitering and drug use, Ritter said.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UFW Protests Vons Health Code Violations: The United Farm Workers staged a demonstration charging repeated health code violations at the Montebello Tianguis market, part of a chain of Latino-oriented markets owned by Vons Cos. The union, which has been urging a boycott of Vons stores because the chain advertises grapes, said the Montebello store rolled up 114 violations during the 21 months ended in July and that a second store on Brooklyn Avenue had 106 violations during the same period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bowing to county dictates, members of the Ojai Foundation packed the last of their belongings Tuesday and moved out of their 40-acre hilltop village of canvas buildings, gardens, terraces and stone-lined walkways. Faced with an eviction notice for building, fire and health code violations, the encampment's 22 residents loaded their belongings into vans and pickup trucks and left the upper Ojai Valley property that had been the home of their group for more than a decade.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1988 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
Circle K stores in Orange County have been ordered by a Superior Court judge to follow state health code rules for food storage and handling pending trial of a suit seeking $400,000 in fines for alleged code violations. The order, issued Monday, enables the district attorney's consumer protection unit to seek contempt of court penalties for any new health code violations discovered by county health agency inspectors, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Wendy Brough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1988 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
The offerings at Tommy Lasorda's South Pasadena restaurant include several family recipes as well as five kinds of linguine, the Dodger manager's culinary sine qua non . At one marathon sitting , he is rumored to have eaten six helpings of linguine with clams. A rat isn't listed. A customer reported one of Mickey Mouse's more nefarious cousins scurrying past the big-screen TV on Oct. 14, the eve of the Dodgers' come-from-behind triumph in the World Series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1991 | Researched by: KATHIE BOZANICH / Los Angeles Times
The environmental health division of Orange County's Health Care Agency performs routine unannounced inspections of the county's more than 6,000 restaurants, markets and other food establishments. When conditions violate state law or applicable county and municipal codes, inspectors can issue notices of violation. If inspectors find during an announced recheck that conditions cited in the notice have not been rectified, they can effectively close the business by suspending its health permit.
NEWS
January 20, 1991 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the entrance to the run-down California bungalow at 932 St. Louis Ave. is a collection of notices tacked to the wall. One warns against using hot plates in the rooms. Another discusses the Bible. A third is a city Health Department permit for a six- to 10-room hotel. The trouble with the city permit is that it was granted last August for a building that appears to violate any number of city codes.
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