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August 11, 1997 | DIANA MARCUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In any of the 25 libraries in the Riverside County library system, patrons can sit down at a computer, type in the keyword "privatization" and read about how public agencies are being transformed by private businesses. Or they can just look around them. This summer, Riverside County's public library system became the first and only one in the nation operated by a private company. The librarians are no longer government employees. The county won't be sending out purchase orders for books.
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August 11, 1997 | DIANA MARCUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In any of the 25 libraries in the Riverside County library system, patrons can sit down at a computer, type in the keyword "privatization" and read about how public agencies are being transformed by private businesses. Or they can just look around them. This summer, Riverside County's public library system became the first and only one in the nation operated by a private company. The librarians are no longer government employees. The county won't be sending out purchase orders for books.
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April 28, 1990 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expansion of the Corona Public Library will begin in March, two years behind schedule and at double the original estimated cost, but library officials say it will be worth the wait and extra money. Under the plan, the city's only library will increase in size from 16,000 square feet to 58,800 square feet. Completion is scheduled for April, 1993. "It seems like we've been working on it for ages," said Roger Clements, deputy library director.
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April 28, 1990 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expansion of the Corona Public Library will begin in March, two years behind schedule and at double the original estimated cost, but library officials say it will be worth the wait and extra money. Under the plan, the city's only library will increase in size from 16,000 square feet to 58,800 square feet. Completion is scheduled for April, 1993. "It seems like we've been working on it for ages," said Roger Clements, deputy library director.
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October 25, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Set amid subdivisions and strawberry fields, Camarillo's rambling public library is decorated with elaborate tile work, mosaics and Spanish-style light fixtures. It's an airy Mission-style homage to the town's rancho heritage ? and it's soon to be run by a private for-profit company based in Maryland. Hoping to spend less and exert more control, the city has withdrawn from Ventura County's library system and contracted with Library Systems and Services, the only U.S. company that operates public libraries.
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