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January 5, 1989 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
The McKinley Mansion, a historical landmark that was saved from the wrecking ball at the last minute, has been given a temporary reprieve by city officials who revoked a demolition permit that had been issued by mistake. Tim Taylor, chief of the city Department of Building and Safety, said he is adding a new post, preservation coordinator, to prevent similar errors.
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June 22, 1991 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flanked by civil rights activists, a former Air Force captain came forward Friday to accuse Los Angeles police officers of hog-tying him and breaking his ankle in what he said was an unprovoked attack last June near Lafayette Park. Jerry Wayne Walker, 38, who spent 10 years in the military, said at a news conference that what happened to him often happens to African-American men in Los Angeles "who are not given the benefit of the doubt" by authorities. Walker is black.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989 | ELIZABETH J. MANN, Times Staff Writer
Six months ago, neighbors barely saved a 72-year-old Lafayette Park mansion from demolition after the city, through an administrative foul-up, mistakenly issued a wrecking permit to a developer. To avoid such errors in the future, the City Council will be asked today to approve a proposal to hire a full-time administrator to watch over Los Angeles' 430 historic and cultural landmarks. The legislation, sponsored by council members Gloria Molina and Joel Wachs, is also designed to toughen demolition permit regulations and give the city a more active role in historic preservation.
NEWS
July 21, 1996 | DONNA ABU-NASR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Oblivious to the clamor of rush-hour traffic and drunks scavenging for food, a group of chess players sits on stone benches slamming their palms against timers, shouting or silently studying their boards. The players have turned sections of the park at Dupont Circle in downtown Washington into a mini-melting pot where issues like class, race, sex and politics fade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1989 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the historic but dilapidated McKinley Mansion to be moved from Lafayette Park to a posh San Fernando Valley neighborhood. Rod Daniels, the new owner who has been trying for more than a year to move the 13,000-square-foot home to Chatsworth, said he faces just one remaining hurdle: Money. "But it's not going to stop us at all," Daniels said. "We're going to be out begging."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1989 | AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the historic McKinley Mansion to be moved from Lafayette Park to a posh San Fernando Valley neighborhood. Rod Daniels, the new owner who has been trying for more than a year to move the 13,000-square-foot home to Chatsworth, said he faces just one remaining hurdle: money. "But it's not going to stop us at all," Daniels said. "We're going to be out begging."
NEWS
August 15, 1991 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators last week arrested a man who they suspect may be responsible for a string of 11 arson fires that caused a total of $233,000 in damage in the Silver Lake and Los Feliz areas. Algimantas Endrekus, 56, was arrested Aug. 7 after allegedly setting a fence on fire in front of arson investigators who had tailed him since his release from psychiatric custody the day before, Capt. Stephen Ruda said.
REAL ESTATE
February 9, 2003 | Allison B. Cohen, Special to The Times
The basics The community of 236 homes is bordered by Crenshaw, Venice, Washington and West boulevards. Although founded in 1913 by developer George Crenshaw, it is named after the French marquis who fought alongside Colonists in the American Revolution. Other than sharing his namesake, the neighborhood has no connection to Lafayette Park in the Westlake area near downtown Los Angeles. Calling card For a large house on a comparatively modest budget, Lafayette Square may be the answer.
NEWS
September 8, 1994 | Associated Press
President Clinton and his wife returned from vacation Wednesday and took up temporary residence in a government guest house as workers scrambled to complete repairs on the White House's aging heating and ventilation system. The Clintons will remain in Blair House at least until Sunday, aides said. Blair House is across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. New security arrangements were hurriedly put in place. Police barricades were erected in front of Blair House to stop pedestrian traffic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1990
A nude man believed to be under the influence of drugs died after police struggled with him and shot him twice with a Taser gun, authorities said Monday. The 26-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at Hospital of the Good Samaritan shortly after the Sunday evening incident near McArthur Park, Lt. William Hall said. Officers who struggled with him reported that he appeared to be under the influence of drugs. An autopsy and toxicological tests were ordered.
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