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January 3, 1997 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
No longer will students have to trudge through a dank side entrance. No longer will they have to scour the campus looking for an available terminal to check their e-mail. No longer will they roam the stacks--or the World Wide Web--puzzled over the myriad of resources. The newly renovated UC Irvine main library, which opened Thursday, promises to ensure not only smoother access to the building but also to its increasingly high-tech services.
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November 10, 1995
By the end of the century, West Hollywood residents could be flipping pages in a new state-of-the-art library. The West Hollywood City Council agreed Monday to appoint a committee to head up a library construction effort, determining the types of services the library should offer, the design and location of the building and other concerns.
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December 20, 2006 | From City News Service
Ray Charles' original Los Angeles studios will be turned into a memorial library in the late musician's name, and equipment will be updated so musicians can produce new music at the site. The studios, now a cultural landmark, were set to become a Ray Charles Museum, but the Ray Charles Foundation opted to make the site a library instead, foundation publicists said Tuesday. Groundbreaking for the renovations, at 2017 W. Washington Blvd., will be Jan. 25.
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November 23, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Trustees of the Placentia Library District cut staffing, reduced library hours and eliminated programs for children this week to deal with a tightening budget, officials said. The city's voters rejected a tax measure Nov. 5 that would have raised an estimated $460,000 annually for five years to maintain and restore library services and programs. The library operates as an independent special district and does not receive city funds.
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October 24, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
There was ample praise to go around Thursday for those who helped to make Los Angeles Baptist Junior/Senior High School's new $1.75-million library and media center a reality, but in the end all the credit went to God. Quoting Psalms 127:1, Principal Gary Smidderks told students, faculty, parents and guests invited for the dedication ceremony that "unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1995
They came, they saw and they checked out books. More than 11,000 bookworms descended on Redondo Beach's new main library Saturday for a grand opening celebration that included everything from a magic show to free ice cream. "It was Grand Central Station on a crowded day," library Director Shari Petresky said. "It was absolutely packed." The slate and copper building, which contains 130,000 books and state-of-the-art computer services, has remained busy throughout the week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1997 | DADE HAYES
With patriotic fervor, students, teachers and administrators at Kester Avenue Elementary School marked the opening of a new library Friday. The $40,000 library, built in two rooms formerly occupied by a workroom and the school's old library, was partly funded by the Wonder of Reading. The Los Angeles nonprofit organization was founded three years ago to help city schools bolster library resources. L.A.
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August 8, 1997 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
In the early 1950s, Danish-born artist Kay (rhymes with sky) Nielsen spent two years on scaffolding in the library of Sutter Middle School, restoring and extending his masterpiece. Called "The First Spring," the enormous mural is still housed in the Canoga Park school, a little-known treasure threatened by the Valley's punishing climate and the Los Angeles Unified School District's lack of funds.
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October 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
The architects who designed Bill Clinton's presidential library, a gleaming glass-and-steel building over the Arkansas River that invokes his administration's theme of "building a bridge to the 21st century," has won a National Design Award for excellence in architecture.
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September 21, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO
The Canoga Park branch library, an example of mid-1950s architecture, has been approved as a city historic-cultural monument. Designed in the late 1950s by the architectural firm of Bowerman and Hobson, the library at 7260 Owensmouth Ave. opened in 1959. It is the first mid-1950s design city library to receive the historic designation, said Susan Kent, city librarian. The historic designation was approved Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council.
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