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September 3, 1990 | DANICA KIRKA
Talking to Joseph Vargas about the 1980 Olympic boycott is a bit like uncorking a champagne bottle after shaking vigorously. The emotions explode and shoot out. "My opinion today was my opinion in 1980. There's no room for political leverage in the Olympic Games. That's not the point of the Olympics. Nothing was accomplished. Let's just put it this way. I don't think the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games led to the fall of the Berlin Wall."
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September 3, 1990 | DANICA KIRKA
Talking to Joseph Vargas about the 1980 Olympic boycott is a bit like uncorking a champagne bottle after shaking vigorously. The emotions explode and shoot out. "My opinion today was my opinion in 1980. There's no room for political leverage in the Olympic Games. That's not the point of the Olympics. Nothing was accomplished. Let's just put it this way. I don't think the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games led to the fall of the Berlin Wall."
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September 3, 1990 | DANICA KIRKA
In 1980, members of the U.S. Water Polo team were on their way to Hungary to play in the Tunsgrum Cup--a prestigious tournament that was to serve as a pre-Olympic warm up--when they heard that they really didn't have to bother. President Jimmy Carter, bolstered by Congress, had made up his mind. After weeks of posturing, Carter decided that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan made U.S. participation in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow untenable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2011 | By Brittany Levine, Los Angeles Times
Residents on Glendale Avenue who had caught the ire of city code enforcers for attaching convex mirrors to city-owned trees to better see oncoming traffic got some relief last week. Mayor Laura Friedman announced at the City Council meeting that even though the mirrors violate city code, the residents would not be required to take them down. The residents say the mirrors are needed to navigate fast, heavy traffic when they back out of their homes' driveways. "We're going to allow them to leave the mirrors there at this point," Friedman said.
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July 28, 2007 | Richard Winton and Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writers
A double killing early Friday in Pasadena is the latest in a string of gang-related shootings over the last year that has officials and residents in the city's northwestern district on edge. The shootings have occurred in a relatively small section of Pasadena and involve what officials believe is a gang clash.
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December 5, 1996 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On his way home from work, Joseph Vargas sometimes wonders if his fellow commuters think he is crazy. "I'm talking to myself, to remind myself of everything I have to do," said Vargas, 53. As the San Fernando Valley regional coordinator for the WISE Senior Services Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, he indeed has a lot on his mind.
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September 12, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seldom have so many come to see so little. Servite and Mater Dei high schools staged their annual football game as the season opener this year after the Angelus League disbanded. Judging by Friday night's performance at Cal State Fullerton, the teams' offenses could have used a few more weeks of practice. Neither team could find the end zone, as defense dominated in a 0-0 tie before a capacity crowd of 10,000.
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September 25, 2011 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
A handful of residents living along a busy stretch of Glendale Avenue say city officials are forcing them to take down mirrors they've attached to trees in the public right-of-way so they can better see oncoming traffic while exiting their driveways. The residents, who live north of the Ventura Freeway, say that in the absence of any speed-reduction enhancements — such as humps — the convex mirrors are one of the few safety measures they have. City officials, though, say the mirrors aren't allowed on city-owned trees.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Some Los Angeles County landlords breathed a little easier in the fourth quarter as office vacancies dwindled -- setting the stage for possible rent increases this year. The overall office vacancy rate fell to 17.4% from 18.8% in the same period a year before, according to a report by real estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield. The average monthly rent was flat at $2.32 a square foot.
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April 14, 2003 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles office market probably won't rebound until next year as leasing activity and rents remain relatively flat, brokers say. The office vacancy rate in Los Angeles County dipped to 18.1% in the first quarter, from 18.6% a year ago, according to Cushman & Wakefield, one of the nation's largest commercial brokerages. Landlords filled more space by cutting prices: the average lease rate was $2.13 per square foot per month, down from $2.19 in the 2002 first quarter.
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July 2, 2003 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County commercial office market appears to have stabilized, with vacancies and rents flattening out in the second quarter and downtown L.A. emerging as one of the strongest central business districts in the nation. The office vacancy rate in the county was 17.9% in the quarter, compared with 18% a year earlier, and the average rent was $2.05 per square foot, compared with $2.
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