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February 18, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has ousted its president, Larry Kaplan, throwing the beleaguered organization into disarray at a critical point in the movie capital's history. As Los Angeles city officials try to revive their stalled $922-million Hollywood redevelopment effort, they have relied on the politically savvy Kaplan and the chamber as key organizers of film industry and business support. But the chamber, the third-largest in Los Angeles County, has been beset by its own problems.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has ousted its president, Larry Kaplan, throwing the beleaguered organization into disarray at a critical point in the movie capital's history. As Los Angeles city officials try to revive their stalled $922-million Hollywood redevelopment effort, they have relied on the politically savvy Kaplan and the chamber as key organizers of film industry and business support. But the chamber, the third-largest in Los Angeles County, has been beset by its own problems.
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NEWS
September 27, 1990
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 30th birthday of its Walk of Fame with a bash at which celebrities mixed with local merchants, and the chamber's 1990-91 officers and board of directors were installed. At the event, held last Friday evening at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, chamber president Larry Kaplan saluted the Walk of Fame as one of the most enduring and popular tourist attractions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1992
The troubled Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has named Leron Gubler, a veteran administrator of the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, to be its new executive director. Gubler will replace Brooke Knapp, an aviator and former business executive who was terminated in June after less than a year on the job. Her predecessor, Larry Kaplan, also lasted a year. Chris P.
NEWS
January 25, 1990
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hopes a new program with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps will help remove the "5 o'clock shadow" of trash, dirt and graffiti on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. "There is a contractor paid by the city to clean these sidewalks in the early morning, but Hollywood Boulevard has such heavy foot traffic, by 5 p.m. it is dirty again," said chamber President Larry Kaplan. Under the one-year pilot program, set to begin Feb.
MAGAZINE
February 28, 1999
In response to Daniel Nussbaum's article "The L.A. That Never Was" (Jan. 31), in some instances, what could have been still could be. One plan that never came to fruition was that of a greenway system of interconnected trails and parks along the 51 miles of the L.A. River, as envisioned by landscape architect and urban planner Frederick Law Olmsted. If his project had been embraced by city planners 70 years ago, L.A. would look and feel quite different today, with more opportunities for recreation and more habitat for native wildlife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1988
Laurel Canyon Park has officially become the first park in Los Angeles where dogs are permitted to run free. Although dog owners for years have used the park atop the Santa Monica Mountains as a leash-free haven for their pets--and city signs for several months have announced that dogs can run free there during certain hours--the six-month pilot project did not officially start until Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 1996 | SUSAN BLISS
Strong imagery and lush coloration distinguished the concert Saturday night by the Long Beach Symphony, under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. Miguel del Aguila's dreamlike evocations titled "Conga" led the roster at the Terrace Theater with a whirlwind of percussive fantasy anchored with stylish panache by Robert Slack on conga drums.
NEWS
January 7, 1990
In your article on the Hollywood sign trust fund (Times, Dec. 28), Larry Kaplan, the Hollywood chamber executive director, stated in defense of the chamber's unwillingness to share in the management of the trust, "The thing people should remember is that if it weren't for this organization, that sign would still say 'Holywod,' if it even existed at all." That, Mr. Kaplan, is exactly the point. The chamber, with approval from the Department of Parks and Recreation, rebuilt the sign in our back yard without any discussion with our community and then proceeded to leave us with all the problems resulting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN
In a trek that will take her from Agoura Hills to North Hills, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will tour four sites in the San Fernando Valley today as part of a visit to Southern California.
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May 10, 1993 | SUSAN BLISS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Richard Raub's farewell performance as director of the Orange Coast Singers, overall theatricality, rather than subtleties of expression, ruled the occasion. The program--for which 13 alumni singers joined the 34-member group Saturday night at Red Hill Lutheran Church--lent dramatic closure to Raub's 23-year tenure on the Orange Coast College faculty. Choral dynamic levels in Mozart's "Grand" Mass in C minor, K.
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