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March 16, 1996 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A half dozen businesses along Lankershim Boulevard filed insurance claims against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority this week, charging that subway tunneling damaged their properties, officials said Friday. The claims followed the closure Monday of El Sombrero nightclub for safety reasons after the owner complained that MTA tunneling caused cracks and sunken floors on the property. The new claims, submitted to Argonaut Insurance Co.
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November 16, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 75 people rallied at Metropolitan Transit Authority headquarters Wednesday, protesting that two years of digging and dynamiting subway tunnels in the hills above Hollywood and Studio City will endanger their homes and the environment. "This project has more to do with ego trips than passenger trips," said State Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica), a subway critic who organized the rally. The MTA is scheduled to fire up two boring machines in February to burrow twin 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of property owners in the hills above Hollywood and Studio City are pondering a dirty question these days: Just what is the earth 800 feet below their land worth? $1,000? $250,000? $5.5 million? Zip? The conundrum has provoked strenuous debate from the Santa Monica Mountains to City Hall as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority goes full-speed ahead with its plan to dig and blast twin Red Line subway tunnels from Universal City to Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1995 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Allen has high hopes for the cavernous building on Vine Street. Inside the onetime Hollywood theater he envisions a bustling mental health center where fellow counselors help needy clients overcome their troubles. But business owner Bob Goldfarb envisions an altogether different scenario in which unruly patients harass customers at nearby stores and attract riffraff to a neighborhood struggling for its economic life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority left 72 frustrated residents of the Hollywood Hills and Studio City hanging Wednesday when it postponed for a month a decision on whether to seize a subterranean ribbon of land beneath their homes to dig a Metro Rail subway tunnel. The MTA needs to acquire the underground rights to 94 parcels of land in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains before it can dig and blast a tunnel from its Hollywood subway station to its Universal City station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority left 72 frustrated residents of the Hollywood Hills and Studio City hanging Wednesday when it postponed for a month a decision on whether to seize a subterranean ribbon of land beneath their homes to dig a Metro Rail subway tunnel. "We're between a rock and a Red Line," said Marylane Farris, the owner of a home on Woodrow Wilson Drive whose subsurface property rights face condemnation by the public agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1995
A citizens group that helps guide redevelopment in Hollywood is out of business, at least for the time being. Nearly half the members of a committee that advises the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency resigned this week, forcing the group to cancel its meeting Monday for lack of a quorum. The committee has been torn by dissension since its 35 members were elected last year. Of 30 remaining members, 13 quit in the last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg, a new facility serving homeless adults is just what Hollywood needs. To many of her constituents, Hollywood needs almost anything but. Goldberg has thrown her support behind a proposed center in central Hollywood that would offer counseling, job training and housing referrals to homeless adults.
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June 23, 1994 | HEIDI SIEGMUND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scene 1, Las Palmas and Hollywood Boulevard: A thin, tall man with glazed eyes and a high-pitched voice approaches you at midnight as you park your car. He tells you he needs some help. Seems he's lost his dope, and he's convinced if he doesn't find it soon, someone else will and that'll be the end of his stash. Nearby, a couple of young guys begin to chuckle at the stranger, who by now has scooted under the car to take one last look around.
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June 12, 1994 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
Forget Frederick's of Hollywood's racy underwear, his 'n' hers spike heels in every color of the psychedelic rainbow, leather jackets splashed with images of Marilyn and Elvis. When you consider the attractions of Hollywood Boulevard, think contemporary art. Sequined string bikinis and other bizarre enticements still twinkle in shop windows along the legendary thoroughfare, just as transvestites and tourists continue to parade on sidewalks embedded with stars named for celebrities.
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