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November 21, 1985
UCLA has begun construction of a new library to provide storage for 3.5 million books on campus near Veteran and Gayley avenues. The new Southern Regional Library Facility is being built as part of the first phase of a state-funded project to provide additional shelving space for less frequently used books from libraries throughout Southern California, officials said.
June 10, 1989
The Assn. of Jewish Libraries of Southern California will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive in West Los Angeles. The first Dorothy Schroder Awards for outstanding contributions to Judaica Librarianship will be presented to Dr. William Cutter, professor of Jewish literature at Hebrew Union College; Sydney Greenberg, past director of programs at the Bureau of Jewish Education; and Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin of Stephen S. Wise Temple. For reservations and information: (818)
February 7, 1993
The Monterey Park Library Foundation is sponsoring a spring dinner to help raise $150,000 for computer systems to organize the library's 30,000-volume collection. The city's Bruggemeyer Memorial Library has more than 200,000 items and is one of the most frequently used public libraries in Southern California, director Jeannette Cheng said. But the library only has a limited in-house computer system that cannot make on-line data searches. The system cannot search for books by subject.
April 6, 1986
Completion is scheduled for October on the $11.9-million Southern Regional Library Facility near the intersection of Veteran and Gayley avenues on the UCLA campus in Westwood Village. The building, designed by Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Associates and built by Tutor-Saliba Inc., is the first phase of a state-funded, three-phase project designed to provide additional book shelving space for libraries throughout Southern California.
April 8, 1990
I am grateful for the recent Times article detailing the erosion of libraries in Southern California ("Saving the Temples of Literacy," March 12). San Diego ranked near the bottom in per capita spending compared to other American cities. But now, recent budget proposals endorsed by the San Diego City Council could mean the end of libraries as we have known them. Think what a 60% cut in an already bare-bones operating budget would mean: All branch libraries would be closed, except for eight--one for each district--and those may be open as little as 12 hours per week.
June 7, 1997 | JOHN DART
Evangelist Billy Graham recalls in his new book the pivotal point in his young ministry when, during a 1949 Los Angeles crusade, a two-word directive from publisher William Randolph Hearst to "puff Graham" made him an instant celebrity nationwide. The sudden front-page coverage showered on Graham by Hearst newspapers in mid-October (after three weeks of little notice) was quickly matched by other newspapers and newsmagazines--literally a media circus descending on his rallies under a big tent.
April 19, 1988 | BOB JAMES, Times Staff Writer
The dust is still flying over a few hundred pieces of movie memorabilia that have been locked away in a jail for the last 20 years as a Hollywood historical organization fights to keep 300 glitzy costumes in the movie town. Hollywood Heritage, which operates a small museum out of a renovated barn used by legendary director/producer Cecil B.
November 16, 1989 | ROSANNE KEYNAN, Keynan is a Los Angeles-based free-lance writer
Gabriela Melendez, 24, recently applied for a library card after not setting foot in a public library since junior high school. She wants to check out books in English and Spanish to read to her 2-year-old son. On the same day, Lupe Reynoso, 24, ventured into her local library for the first time, to peruse instructional books and tapes. She wants to learn English to get a better job.
Locked away in a quiet alcove, the rare-book room at Thomas Aquinas College is a treasure trove of ancient artifacts and leather-bound texts with lambskin pages. With about 2,000 volumes, some dating back almost 1,000 years, the St. Bernardine Library near Santa Paula contains works unavailable anywhere else in the nation. Alongside the books are Near Eastern relics, intricate ivory carvings and handwritten letters from prominent figures throughout history.
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