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July 20, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
Lillian Kawasaki, a veteran Los Angeles city administrator who spearheaded major initiatives to protect air and water quality as the first head of the Environmental Affairs Department, died of cancer Thursday at her home in Long Beach. She was 62. Her death was confirmed by her husband, Craig Carter. An environmental scientist, Kawasaki was named general manager of the Department of Environmental Affairs in 1990 by Mayor Tom Bradley. In making the announcement Bradley said she was the first Asian American to be appointed as a department chief, although others had served as acting heads.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
Lillian Kawasaki, a veteran Los Angeles city administrator who spearheaded major initiatives to protect air and water quality as the first head of the Environmental Affairs Department, died of cancer Thursday at her home in Long Beach. She was 62. Her death was confirmed by her husband, Craig Carter. An environmental scientist, Kawasaki was named general manager of the Department of Environmental Affairs in 1990 by Mayor Tom Bradley. In making the announcement Bradley said she was the first Asian American to be appointed as a department chief, although others had served as acting heads.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and LARRY STAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Fountain Valley woman has become the first Asian-American to be named as head of a city of Los Angeles department. Lillian Kawasaki, 39, who has worked for the Los Angeles Harbor Department since 1978, was named by Mayor Tom Bradley on Friday to head the new Department of Environmental Affairs. The department, created last spring over Bradley's opposition, will have an initial annual budget of $1 million and a staff of 20. Kawasaki's salary will be $82,000 a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Amid widespread criticism that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has not done enough to develop clean energy sources, Mayor James K. Hahn on Thursday announced the appointment of a top city official to a new post in the agency to manage "green power" programs and environmental compliance. Hahn said DWP chief David Wiggs has named Lillian Kawasaki, now the head of the Community Development Department, as assistant general manager of environmental and economic affairs at the DWP.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Amid widespread criticism that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has not done enough to develop clean energy sources, Mayor James K. Hahn on Thursday announced the appointment of a top city official to a new post in the agency to manage "green power" programs and environmental compliance. Hahn said DWP chief David Wiggs has named Lillian Kawasaki, now the head of the Community Development Department, as assistant general manager of environmental and economic affairs at the DWP.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and LARRY STAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley on Friday appointed Lillian Kawasaki, a Los Angeles Harbor Department employee, to head the city's new Department of Environmental Affairs. Kawasaki, 39, is the first Asian-American department chief in the city's history, Bradley said. Kawasaki, of Fountain Valley, has worked for the Harbor Department since 1978, beginning as a port environmental scientist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1990
The Port of Los Angeles has a new director of its environmental management division--Donald Rice, who has been the port's second-ranking environmental officials for the past 10 years. Rice replaces Lillian Kawasaki, who Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley appointed recently as manager of the city's new Environmental Affairs Department. Rice, 45, of Huntington Beach, joined the port in 1974 as a marine environmental assistant and became its assistant environmental management director in 1980.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1990
The Port of Los Angeles has a new director of its environmental management division--Donald Rice, who has been the port's second-ranking environmental official for the past 10 years. Rice replaces Lillian Kawasaki, whom Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley appointed recently as manager of the city's newly created Environmental Affairs department. Rice, 45, of Huntington Beach, joined the port in 1974 as a marine environmental assistant and became its assistant environmental management director in 1980.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1994 | REBECCA BRYANT
The city is offering grants to encourage Angelenos to improve and protect their environment. A grant of $1,000 will be given out in each City Council district. The grants are sponsored by the Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Commission and Southern California Gas Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1994
As Los Angeles sanitation officials study the possibility of hauling trash to Utah, Mayor Richard Riordan has rejected a proposal to temporarily reopen a controversial landfill north of Granada Hills to accept earthquake rubble. Riordan's office notified operators of the closed Sunshine Canyon Landfill Tuesday that there is no immediate need to reopen the dump because adequate landfill space exists for the debris created by the Jan. 17 quake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and LARRY STAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Fountain Valley woman has become the first Asian-American to be named as head of a city of Los Angeles department. Lillian Kawasaki, 39, who has worked for the Los Angeles Harbor Department since 1978, was named by Mayor Tom Bradley on Friday to head the new Department of Environmental Affairs. The department, created last spring over Bradley's opposition, will have an initial annual budget of $1 million and a staff of 20. Kawasaki's salary will be $82,000 a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and LARRY STAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley on Friday appointed Lillian Kawasaki, a Los Angeles Harbor Department employee, to head the city's new Department of Environmental Affairs. Kawasaki, 39, is the first Asian-American department chief in the city's history, Bradley said. Kawasaki, of Fountain Valley, has worked for the Harbor Department since 1978, beginning as a port environmental scientist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000
Just weeks after an audit blasted his agency for mishandling the L.A. Bridges program, Parker Anderson has left his position as general manager of the city Community Development Department for a lower-level job in the library system. Mayor Richard Riordan has named the city's former environmental affairs director, Lillian Kawasaki, to head the department. Anderson announced in January that he planned to move to a new position in the library department.
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