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July 8, 1989 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County has filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the city's redevelopment agency from siphoning off money from under-funded county programs to subsidize the private development of a shopping center near USC. At issue is the Los Angeles City Council's approval in May of a plan to expand the Hoover Redevelopment Project. The subject of a bitter neighborhood dispute, the plan calls for the removal of homes to make way for a shopping center that includes a Boys Market.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1989 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County has filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the city's redevelopment agency from siphoning off money from under-funded county programs to subsidize the private development of a shopping center near USC. At issue is the Los Angeles City Council's approval in May of a plan to expand the Hoover Redevelopment Project. The subject of a bitter neighborhood dispute, the plan calls for the removal of homes to make way for a shopping center that includes a Boys Market.
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REAL ESTATE
January 6, 1985
Low interest loans and technical assistance in home rehabilitation projects are currently being made available to property owners in the Hoover area through the Community Redevelopment Agency. Bill Jones, director of the agency's rehabilitation department, said that with the beginning of the loan program in Hoover in 1983, the agency set a goal of 50 units to be improved in the first year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1996
I am dismayed by the negative comments directed at my community in the current debate over the Coliseum, including those comments by James F. Large in Voices on Sept. 28. I have lived and worked in the area for over 40 years. It is a community of hard-working families and individuals striving to live the American dream. I have always felt as comfortable and safe here as in any other part of this great city. I am proud to work in a community that has hosted (without incident) numerous national and international award ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium.
REAL ESTATE
June 9, 1985
Councilman Gilbert Lindsay will preside at today's 2 p.m. ground-breaking ceremonies for Stovall Terrace, a 97-unit, $5.5-million federally subsidized housing project designed specifically for senior citizens or handicapped tenants. Completion is projected for July, 1986, according to a spokesman for Stovall Development Corp., the developers. The site at 4075 S. Figueroa St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990
A formula for community alarm: Have a big, faceless government agency plan major changes that will cause upheaval in the neighborhood. Then send out information to residents that is written in such dense bureaucratic jargon that it almost seems a foreign language. When neighborhood residents ask whether the agency will condemn homes and tear them down, make the agency noncommittal. The Community Redevelopment Agency certainly has this formula down pat.
NEWS
May 23, 1993 | ELSTON CARR
In the latest push to have a supermarket built at Vermont Avenue and Adams Boulevard, neighborhood residents have posted a sign at the site and are circulating a petition calling on City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas to do a better job of letting the community know where the project stands. Erected during a May 16 rally attended by 200 residents, the sign reads: "705 Days of darkness. There is no rebuilding here. Mark Ridley-Thomas, where's the market?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1999 | BETH SHUSTER and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles City Council kept open the possibility Tuesday that public funds could be used to bring professional football back to the Coliseum, but barred the use of money from the city's general fund or new tax revenue. A majority of council members, however, backed away from a proposal to completely ban the use of city taxpayers' dollars for the effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1994 | JAKE DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sun broke through the clouds momentarily Thursday as Food 4 Less and City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas announced plans to build a supermarket at Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, a commitment cheered by community residents who now see the light at the end of a decade-long tunnel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Although city officials have promised not to use public funds to build a professional football stadium in Los Angeles, the City Council will meet next week to consider a plan that would allow the use of property taxes to construct a parking garage and improve streets that could serve a stadium. The council will hold a public hearing with the city redevelopment commission Friday to consider extending the life of the Hoover Redevelopment Project for another 12 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in the 1960s, when a redevelopment plan was used to reshape the neighborhoods near USC and allow for expansion of its campus, some opponents called the plan a land grab that was aimed at "Negro removal--not urban renewal." The remark still makes some associated with the university wince because it evokes a time when USC was seen as an elite enclave for rich kids in South-Central Los Angeles.
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