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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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to extend the life of a redevelopment project in North Hollywood by 12 years would create nearly 5,000 jobs but would also generate unavoidable traffic problems, according to an environmental study. The study was drafted for the city's Community Redevelopment Agency to identify the potential effect of a plan to nearly double the life of a redevelopment project in North Hollywood. The extension would allow the CRA to help build 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1993 | SCOTT SHIBUYA BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A significant piece of the long-delayed Hollywood redevelopment project won approval Thursday from the Los Angeles Planning Commission, marking one of the few forward movements since the project began nearly a decade ago. In sending the Hollywood Boulevard District Urban Design Plan to the Community Redevelopment Agency's board for final approval, the Planning Commission added some recommendations for yet more changes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unusual, $540,000 Hollywood redevelopment deal that has raised eyebrows at City Hall is being promoted by a hotel executive involved in fund raising for Los Angeles mayoral candidate Michael Woo. Woo's City Council office, which serves Hollywood, has backed the unconventional funding of the project, which calls for the Community Redevelopment Agency to prepay six years of rent for rights to move into the refurbished site of the Arthur Murray dance studio.
NEWS
February 21, 1993 | FRANK CLIFFORD and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Michael Woo, the early front-runner in the Los Angeles mayoral race, now faces the toughest test of his campaign in his own back yard--where rhetoric and reality collide on the gritty streets of Hollywood. After nearly eight years of representing Hollywood on the City Council, Woo has a legacy that includes lawsuits, failed revitalization plans and angry constituents.
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