June 12, 2005 |
Sacramento was apparently feeling a little green during the first days of June, judging from the willingness of the Assembly and Senate to act on two solar-power bills. The Senate passed a bill, introduced by Sens. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) and John Campbell (R-Irvine), that would encourage the creation of 1 million solar energy systems by requiring utilities to subsidize such efforts and new home builders to offer solar roof panels as an option.
May 15, 1994
Trinity Baptist Church is hosting a public forum for candidates running for state offices today that will feature panel discussions with candidates for the 47th state Assembly District. The forum will be held at 1 p.m. in the church's J.L. Caston Fellowship Center, 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd. Gubernatorial candidates Tom Hayden and John Garamendi are scheduled to attend, as well as secretary of state candidate Gwen Moore, Supt.
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August 8, 1998
A bill that would have allowed Westwood Village developer Ira Smedra to begin construction on Glendon Avenue without waiting for adjudication and payment of claims filed by affected property owners was voted down in the Legislature this week. After hearing lengthy testimony against the legislation, which would have amended state law governing pedestrian malls, the Senate Local Government Committee voted against it.
October 11, 1992
I applaud the efforts of health care workers to make children's hospital stays more positive ("It's Super Mario to the Rescue," Sept. 22). However, I was absolutely stunned by the irony of the statement made by Oswaldo Espinoza, coordinator of the Starlight Express program at County-USC, that his hospital "eliminated the Duck Hunt game, the one with the gun (as) we didn't want to promote a lack of respect for living species." Just what are the Nicaraguan soldiers that pediatric patient Kevin Murray blew away "with the touch of a button"--non-living species?
March 12, 1995
A local social service coordinator and lifelong area resident has been chosen as the new Watts field deputy for Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. Symone Starr-Parker, former director for social services and youth development at the Watts-based Westminster Neighborhood Assn., will begin work Monday as Svorinich's chief community liaison in the northernmost portion of his district. She will help coordinate city services and work with residents to address local concerns.
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October 29, 1997
In light of the tragedy last week in Upland when two toddlers were killed by a Metrolink commuter train, a community forum will be held today in South-Central Los Angeles urging that the freight train tracks that run along Slauson Avenue be fenced off to prevent similar incidents, organizers said. "We need to do something about this before something serious happens," said Brenda Marsh of the Brotherhood Crusade. "We have had young people hurt here, too. This is ridiculous.
July 24, 2002 |
The recording industry came under attack for accounting practices that, according to artists, routinely underreport royalties, cheating them out of millions of dollars. The allegations were made during a state Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Sacramento. Among those addressing the committee was Los Angeles music attorney Don Engel, who estimated that record companies routinely "underpay 10% to 40% on every royalty" and dare artists to challenge it without committing "artistic suicide."
May 22, 1994
Five Southwest-area community groups are sponsoring a public forum Thursday for candidates running for state and local offices. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Frank Parent Elementary School Auditorium, 5354 W. 64th St. The Baldwin Hills Estates Homeowners Assn., United Homeowners Assn., Ladera Heights Civic Assn., View Park Community Council and Crenshaw Neighbors Inc. are sponsoring the forum.
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October 23, 2005 |
In the quiet of New Year's Eve morning on the Sunset Strip, hours before partygoers celebrated the arrival of 2005, Brian Kennedy tried to give himself a present -- a new billboard that could bring him a million dollars a year. It didn't matter that he had no permit. Kennedy had gotten his start in the sign business many years earlier by going out at night and pasting movie posters on construction fences without permission. The scofflaw approach seemed to suit him.