CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
August 12, 2002
Re "Billboard Fight May Change State Landscape," Aug. 6 and "Senate Tables Billboard Plan," Aug. 7: Under the smokescreen that the plan would give cities more control over billboards, it would actually allow hundreds of these visual polluters on our freeways and highways statewide, where they are not allowed at present. Assembly Bill 2087, carried by Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach), which actually passed the Assembly, is the work of the same billboard lobbyist who tried to put billboards on L.A.'s freeways last year but, fortunately, failed.
January 22, 1995
Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. has begun looking for a new field deputy for the Watts area to replace Nicole Jones, who has taken a job with state Assemblyman Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles). Barry Glickman, Svorinich's chief of staff, said the councilman's office began reviewing candidates this week to replace Jones, who left her community liaison position at the end of last year.
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.
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.
August 8, 2001 |
State and federal lawmakers are planning to launch hearings into music industry business practices after a series of high-profile lawsuits and newfound activism among recording artists. Sharp criticism of industry customs is resonating in Washington and Sacramento, where officials are preparing to examine what rock stars such as Courtney Love and Don Henley are calling the "unconscionable" contracts and accounting practices of the Big Five music conglomerates.
September 10, 1988
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. placed Texas A&M on probation for two years and declared it ineligible for bowl competition this season, and the Southwest Conference said that the Aggies could not compete for the league football championship because of major recruiting violations. According to the NCAA Friday, Texas A&M committed 16 violations and failed to "exercise appropriate institutional control" over its athletic department.
April 5, 1988
National Collegiate Athletic Assn. investigators have accused the Texas A&M football program of 31 rules infractions and 7 procedural violations, including a coach who lied to the investigators, the school said in a letter released Monday. The letter listed no names of players or coaches who were found at fault. No punishment will be determined until hearings are held and A&M officials present their side of the story.