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June 2, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a sweeping response to ethical questions surrounding their earthquake recovery effort, Cal State Northridge officials announced Thursday that they are removing the chief engineering firm on the $350-million repair project and bringing in new leadership to oversee the program.
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June 2, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a sweeping response to ethical questions surrounding their earthquake recovery effort, Cal State Northridge officials announced Thursday that they are removing the chief engineering firm on the $350-million repair project and bringing in new leadership to oversee the program.
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May 28, 1995 | DOUG SMITH and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two university officials with key roles overseeing reconstruction of Cal State Northridge's earthquake-battered campus authorized millions of dollars in no-bid contract increases with an engineering firm after developing a friendship with a company official and receiving help from firm employees on a home construction job, records show.
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May 28, 1995 | DOUG SMITH and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two university officials with key roles overseeing reconstruction of Cal State Northridge's earthquake-battered campus authorized millions of dollars in no-bid contract increases with an engineering firm after developing a friendship with a company official and receiving help from firm employees on a home construction job, records show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
Tests show that drinking water at a county-run jail in Castaic is safe, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday, despite the recent discovery that the soil of a nearby canyon is chemically contaminated, perhaps by confiscated drugs. An independent laboratory determined that drinking and agricultural water from wells at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho are "well within state standards for drinking water," Sgt. Ron Spear said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2001
The family of Holocaust survivor Leon Praport, who died last month in the crash of the Angels Flight funicular, filed a wide-ranging lawsuit Monday alleging that the city of Los Angeles allowed a "dangerous condition" to exist on public property, creating a "substantial risk of injury" when the downtown railway was in operation. Praport, 83, was killed and his wife, Lola, was one of seven injured when a mechanical failure caused the railway's two cars to collide.
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April 16, 1994 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first detailed breakdown of damage at Cal State Northridge from the January earthquake, a university consultant is estimating that repairing and rebuilding just 26 of the campus' more than 100 buildings could cost more than $111 million. Almost one-fourth of that amount, about $25.5 million, would go toward upgrading existing facilities or building new ones to comply with modern seismic safety and other codes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state ethics office has dropped a conflict-of-interest investigation involving two top Cal State Northridge administrators who accepted free home construction work from employees of a contractor that helped rebuild the earthquake-battered campus, officials disclosed Friday. The decision closes out a state review requested by CSUN President Blenda J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1999 | DOUG SMITH and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The safety team investigating environmental problems at the Belmont Learning Complex on Friday called for a probe into why district officials and a private contractor took months to provide important field notes suggesting that tainted soils may have been mishandled. After weeks of wrangling with the firm that monitored soil excavation on the high school construction site, team members said, they received a partial set of notes Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1996 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill and Jane Chatham, the husband-and-wife pair of Cal State Northridge administrators who played a pivotal and sometimes controversial role in the campus' earthquake recovery, are leaving to move out of state, campus officials said Friday. Bill Chatham, CSUN's associate vice president for facilities planning and operations since 1988, has been named vice chancellor for facilities with the University System of Georgia based in Atlanta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The administrator who oversaw the earthquake recovery program at Cal State Northridge for the past two years has been reassigned amid complaints work has lagged and other problems, such as alleged conflict of interest.
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