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December 1, 1985
A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday at the mid-point of a study of the seismic upgrading of historic buildings in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Conservancy, which is conducting the study jointly with the Community Redevelopment Agency. The study, which began in October and will be completed in February, examines structural and architectural methods for upgrading selected historic buildings that are required by city ordinance to be demolished or structurally reinforced.
October 9, 1997
The City Council has approved a ban on all new building permits for the next 45 days in the city's historic district while officials draft an ordinance regulating such properties. The ban, approved by a 4-1 vote late Tuesday, could be extended for up to nearly 11 months if more time is required, city officials said. Councilwoman Cristina Degrassi opposed the temporary ban.
April 11, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
The city is compiling a list of historic structures and is seeking volunteers to help with the project. The survey, to include all buildings erected before 1940, will serve as a foundation for future historical preservation. Volunteers are needed to help evaluate properties in the field, photograph structures and research tax and building-permit records. People with expertise in local history, architecture and construction are sought.
August 20, 1990 | SHANNON SANDS
After two years of exhaustive research and many walks around the city, Tustin's Cultural Resource Committee produced a survey of the city's historic buildings. "It was a labor of love," said Councilwoman Leslie Anne Pontious after the report was presented to the City Council last week. The survey identified 271 pre-1940 buildings, 94 of which were rated as "premier historic resources" on the basis of their historic significance, architectural style and uniqueness.
July 7, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
One of this city's historic buildings will be demolished if someone doesn't step forward to claim it and take it away from its Main Street home. City officials are giving away the two-story Siemson building to anyone who can relocate it in the next 60 days. Otherwise, it will be flattened so construction of a new building can begin at 1818 N. Main St.
October 30, 1997
Three weeks after imposing a temporary building moratorium on structures in the city's historic district, the City Council has replaced the moratorium with a two-tiered permit process. The moratorium was adopted after a court ruling that the city could not demolish buildings in its historic core before assessing the structures' historic value. But city officials said the moratorium was unwieldy and the council repealed it in a 4-1 vote Tuesday night.
October 2, 1987 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, Times Staff Writer
With a few notable exceptions, historic buildings, libraries and museums in the Los Angeles Basin seem to have come through Thursday's frightening quake with relatively minor damage, although some have been closed for structural inspections. Officials from the California Historical Society, Los Angeles Conservancy and Pasadena Conservancy said they had no reports of serious damage to historic buildings in the areas hit by the quake.
July 2, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
Plans to move structures on the historic Buffalo Ranch to the Orange County Fairgrounds received a boost this week when the City Council approved the concept. The 4-1 vote came as a disappointment to some local preservationists who had hoped the red barn buildings would remain at their current home on MacArthur Boulevard and that the site might be transformed into a park.
More than 25 years of hard work by the Garden Grove Historical Society is being threatened by years of rainfall and the blistering sun. Elderly volunteers who have saved many of Garden Grove's oldest homes from demolition say they do not have the expertise or numbers to protect the old wooden buildings from the elements.
July 29, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Judgment Day came Tuesday for the "Jesus Saves" church. After almost five months of delay, the Los Angeles City Council decided to declare the Church of the Open Door (the building) a historic monument, even though the Church of the Open Door (the congregation) objected. In making its 10-3 decision, the council provided up to a one-year moratorium on demolition of the downtown church known for the "Jesus Saves" signs on its roof.
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