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April 21, 1991 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former director of a county job-training agency improperly spent $75,000 in federal money and approved another $276,000 in questionable expenditures during the 1980s, state auditors have concluded. The auditors, in a preliminary report to the Job Training Policy Council of Ventura County, said the agency must repay the $351,000 unless it can show that the money was spent properly, according to a memo prepared by the job agency's lawyer.
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August 18, 2010 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times
John Chase, who as a writer and urban designer championed civic space and vernacular architecture in Southern California, finding poetry in stucco-clad apartment buildings, down-market modernism and overlooked corners of the urban realm, died Friday morning. He was 57. The cause was a heart attack, said Deborah Murphy, a longtime friend and former classmate at UCLA, where Chase earned a master's degree in architecture in 1980. As urban designer for the city of West Hollywood, a job he had held since 1996, Chase coaxed architects, developers, public agencies and other groups to carve out room in their projects for civic amenities, including park space, street furniture and shade-giving trees.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2010 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times
John Chase, who as a writer and urban designer championed civic space and vernacular architecture in Southern California, finding poetry in stucco-clad apartment buildings, down-market modernism and overlooked corners of the urban realm, died Friday morning. He was 57. The cause was a heart attack, said Deborah Murphy, a longtime friend and former classmate at UCLA, where Chase earned a master's degree in architecture in 1980. As urban designer for the city of West Hollywood, a job he had held since 1996, Chase coaxed architects, developers, public agencies and other groups to carve out room in their projects for civic amenities, including park space, street furniture and shade-giving trees.
NEWS
June 18, 2001 | CAROLYN RAMSAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Listen as the city of West Hollywood's staff urban designer John Chase describes the effect of having graceful, willowy Chinese elms on either side of a sidewalk. "It's the symmetry of the double row of trees that's powerful. Two rows of trees create a better, fuller, more complete canopy than a single row does, so the space is contained overhead, as well as on either side." Chase personally fought for the double rows in the elaborate and long-awaited face lift of Santa Monica Boulevard.
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June 18, 2001 | CAROLYN RAMSAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Listen as the city of West Hollywood's staff urban designer John Chase describes the effect of having graceful, willowy Chinese elms on either side of a sidewalk. "It's the symmetry of the double row of trees that's powerful. Two rows of trees create a better, fuller, more complete canopy than a single row does, so the space is contained overhead, as well as on either side." Chase personally fought for the double rows in the elaborate and long-awaited face lift of Santa Monica Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1990 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The findings of a 10-month federal probe into whether the former director of a county job-training agency misused or misappropriated more than $100,000 in public funds have been forwarded to the district attorney's office to determine if criminal prosecution is warranted.
MAGAZINE
May 22, 2005 | Greg Goldin, Greg Goldin is the architecture critic at Los Angeles magazine and a contributing writer to L.A. Weekly.
In the middle of the well-groomed block on South Ridgeley Drive--a self-assured, composed neighborhood in the Miracle Mile district--there is a two-story Monterey-Colonial duplex for sale. The postcard the Realtors mailed out to advertise the property presents an image of half a house. On view are a pair of plantation doors flanked by shutters opening onto a pink-hued second-floor balcony. The first floor is entirely hidden behind an 8-foot hedge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
A San Jose school secretary was charged Monday with two felony counts of embezzling nearly half a million dollars that middle-school students had raised to fund yearbooks and school plays. Barbara Jo Price, 44, was charged with grand theft in the disappearance of funds from Bret Harte Middle School over the last six years, said Santa Clara County Deputy Dist. Atty. John Chase. She was being held in a San Jose County jail.
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December 17, 2006 | Greg Goldin, Greg Goldin is Los Angeles magazine's architecture critic.
Here, in two words, is the architecture that Los Angeles, the city that loves and hates architecture, currently loves to hate: Persian Palace. No other coinage so immediately evinces dismissal and revulsion. It is the ultimate form of "mansionization," taking a small lot and building the largest possible box on it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1991 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former director of a county job-training agency improperly spent $75,000 in federal money and approved another $276,000 in questionable expenditures during the 1980s, state auditors have concluded. The auditors, in a preliminary report to the Job Training Policy Council of Ventura County, said the agency must repay the $351,000 unless it can show that the money was spent properly, according to a memo prepared by the job agency's lawyer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1990 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The findings of a 10-month federal probe into whether the former director of a county job-training agency misused or misappropriated more than $100,000 in public funds have been forwarded to the district attorney's office to determine if criminal prosecution is warranted.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2000
Architects, planners and developers will discuss the Los Angeles region's "design dilemma" at a breakfast program Friday sponsored by the Westside Urban Forum. Scheduled for 7 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Regency Club, 10900 Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood, the program will address questions including: Is good design a financially viable investment? Has the design review process created consistency or simply diluted outstanding projects? Who is the arbiter of taste?
NEWS
January 26, 1988
About 400 people marched in Dallas, Tex., from the John F. Kennedy Memorial to City Hall and back in support of the beleaguered Police Department in the wake of the shooting death of a white policeman by a black vagrant. Some carried signs reading "God Bless Our Men and Women in Blue" and "Police Are People, Too." The shooting Saturday has heightened tension between the mostly white department and the city's minority community. Meanwhile, police Capt.
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