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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1992
Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Lomita City Council in the April 14 municipal election. The top two vote-getters will be seated for four-year terms. Charles Belba Age: 58 Occupation: incumbent council member; computer coordinator. Key issues: wants to hire a consultant to examine the cost of pumping and treating water from the west basin aquifer; favors positive incentives to conserve water by giving low water users credit on their bills. Harold S.
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March 22, 2012 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a civil rights law firm have filed a joint complaint against the city of Lomita for denying the Islamic Center of South Bay's application to build a new mosque.‬ ‪The federal complaint, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles, contends that the city is discriminating against the center and that there is no evidence to back up neighbors' concerns about...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1996
The Lomita City Council has selected a new city manager. Bradbury City Manager Keene Wilson has been named for Lomita's top job. Wilson, 48, has spent the last three years as the city manager of the small San Gabriel Valley community near Arcadia. He said he is taking the position because Lomita is a much larger city and offered more opportunity. "Working in Bradbury has been great, but I'm looking forward to a new challenge," Wilson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a public investigation into whether the city of Lomita discriminated against a religious institution when its council denied an application from the Muslim community to expand the Islamic Center of South Bay. Lomita City Atty. Christi Hogin said federal investigators interviewed 13 people this week involved with the city's decision after launching an initial inquiry in June. She said that there is not "any evidence at all" of anti-Muslim sentiments in Lomita.
NEWS
May 5, 1994
The Lomita City Council will soon begin televising its meetings. Council members voted 5 to 0 Monday to videotape their sessions for play on local cable TV. Officials have yet to set a start date, time or channel for the broadcasts. The cost is expected to be minimal, officials said. City officials say they may use a donated home video camera or buy one. Copley/Colony Cablevision will supply technical assistance and videotapes as part of its contract to provide cable service in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1987
The Lomita City Council has voted unanimously to reappoint Traffic Commissioner Rick Luther and Railroad Museum Board member Hilton Beiro to four-year terms. The council agreed, however, not to reappoint Parks Commissioner Sharon Glancy and Railroad Museum Board member Fred Frederking, who said they wanted to step down. Applications for the vacancies are being accepted. Those interested can call City Hall, (213) 325-7110.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1990
The Lomita City Council voted unanimously Monday night to hire an independent consultant to help prepare a plan for recycling the city's trash. The consultant, to be chosen by City Administrator Walker Ritter, will work with Ritter and the city's current trash collector, John M. Shubin Inc., to develop a pilot program to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991
With little discussion, the Lomita City Council this week unanimously approved a $5.4-million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that contains no layoffs or service cuts. An additional $1.1-million was allocated for capital projects and $379,222 was set aside for special programs, such as community development or park improvement projects. Unlike many South Bay cities, Lomita's spending plan does not require dipping into its reserves to balance its general fund.
NEWS
August 8, 1985
The Lomita City Council voted unanimously this week to close a walkway between Via Vera and Palos Verdes Drive North in response to complaints from neighbors. The city opened the walkway in 1970 to help children get to and from school. Neighbors said the walkway has become a youth hangout and complained of incidents of vandalism, theft and noise. Residents presented photos showing broken bottles, beer cans and graffiti.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1990
By a 2-1 vote Monday night, the Lomita City Council passed a resolution asking the state to stop aerial spraying of malathion in the Los Angeles area until more health studies on the insecticide are performed. Similar resolutions have been passed by the city councils of Los Angeles and Monterey Park, demanding that the state perform new studies on malathion, create a public panel to monitor spraying and investigate alternative methods of destroying the Medfly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2004 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Joining a rising volume of discontent over pollution and traffic from the region's two seaports, the Lomita City Council has voted unanimously to oppose the predicted expansion of the Port of Los Angeles. "This is a first step," Councilman Tim King said after Monday's 5-0 vote. "Our hope is that it will encourage adjoining jurisdictions to address the burgeoning problems that will be caused by the port."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1997
A former Lomita City Councilman's yearlong effort to gain recognition for prisoners of war and those still missing in action came to a successful conclusion Tuesday when President Clinton signed the 1998 Defense Authorization Act, which calls for the POW/MIA flag to be flown at federal buildings and post offices on the six patriotic holidays celebrated annually. "We did it," said Dave Albert, who finished his four-year term last week after declining to seek reelection. "It feels great."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1996
The Lomita City Council has selected a new city manager. Bradbury City Manager Keene Wilson has been named for Lomita's top job. Wilson, 48, has spent the last three years as the city manager of the small San Gabriel Valley community near Arcadia. He said he is taking the position because Lomita is a much larger city and offered more opportunity. "Working in Bradbury has been great, but I'm looking forward to a new challenge," Wilson said.
NEWS
May 5, 1994
The Lomita City Council will soon begin televising its meetings. Council members voted 5 to 0 Monday to videotape their sessions for play on local cable TV. Officials have yet to set a start date, time or channel for the broadcasts. The cost is expected to be minimal, officials said. City officials say they may use a donated home video camera or buy one. Copley/Colony Cablevision will supply technical assistance and videotapes as part of its contract to provide cable service in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ignoring the complaints of angry residents, Lomita officials have decided to allow a developer to build a 13-unit condominium on Pennsylvania Avenue. Residents of a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue between Lomita Boulevard and 246th Street complain that traffic problems in their neighborhood will be worsened by the complex, to be built at 24354 Pennsylvania Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1992
Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Lomita City Council in the April 14 municipal election. The top two vote-getters will be seated for four-year terms. Charles Belba Age: 58 Occupation: incumbent council member; computer coordinator. Key issues: wants to hire a consultant to examine the cost of pumping and treating water from the west basin aquifer; favors positive incentives to conserve water by giving low water users credit on their bills. Harold S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1987
The Lomita City Council delayed a vote on whether to put a moratorium on development along Pacific Coast Highway, the city's major commercial thoroughfare, pending further study. Although the Planning Commission had recommended imposing a moratorium while the city studies how to better regulate development along the highway, council members voted 5-0 to postpone a vote until their next meeting Dec. 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991
The Lomita City Council last week unanimously approved picking up the costs for removing graffiti from residents' fences or outdoor walls. Mayor Pete Rossick said the program will be available to all residents but will be especially helpful to the elderly and to people who are unable to remove graffiti on perimeter walls because of financial or physical hardships. City officials said the council's vote Tuesday was also a response to recent increases in graffiti.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991
With little discussion, the Lomita City Council this week unanimously approved a $5.4-million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that contains no layoffs or service cuts. An additional $1.1-million was allocated for capital projects and $379,222 was set aside for special programs, such as community development or park improvement projects. Unlike many South Bay cities, Lomita's spending plan does not require dipping into its reserves to balance its general fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991
The Lomita City Council last week unanimously approved picking up the costs for removing graffiti from residents' fences or outdoor walls. Mayor Pete Rossick said the program will be available to all residents but will be especially helpful to the elderly and to people who are unable to remove graffiti on perimeter walls because of financial or physical hardships. City officials said the council's vote Tuesday was also a response to recent increases in graffiti.
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