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TRAVEL
April 23, 2000 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRES
Selected nonsmoking rooms have become standard in many hotels. A handful of others, such as San Francisco's Hotel Vintage Court, ban smoking everywhere: guest rooms, lobbies and other public areas. Now a small California hotel group has gone entirely nonsmoking.
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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
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.
NEWS
August 19, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- On the Sunday morning TV news shows, surrogates for President Obama and Mitt Romney were duking it out over healthcare, Medicare and whether their ads are getting too nasty. Both candidates, meanwhile, were at worship with their families. The Obamas walked from the White House and across Lafayette Park on Sunday morning to attend a service at St. John's Episcopal Church, where they heard a message about working together despite political division. Delivering the sermon was Rev. Michael Angell, who mentioned the shooting at the Family Research Council building in Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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