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December 5, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
A housing improvement program for low- and moderate-income residents is at the top of the list of community projects city officials hope to launch in fiscal year 1995-96. The projects would be financed with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grants, which are designed to revitalize neighborhoods, spur economic growth and provide facilities and services for low- and moderate-income families.
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July 14, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714)-966-7440
The City Council this week updated its $9.76-million Capital Improvement Plan funded through Measure M, the half-cent county sales tax passed in 1990 for transportation projects. Projects for Los Alamitos include roadway improvements to Los Alamitos Boulevard, Bloomfield Street, Katella and Lexington avenues, citywide sidewalk repairs, new bus turnouts, median construction, traffic signal improvements and a rehabilitation of Old Town West Street.
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February 24, 1999 | Lesley Wright, (714) 966-7824
Faced with a little extra cash flowing into their accounts, City Council members voted unanimously Monday to spend some of it. The council members agreed to bring the Recreation Department's computers up to date with a $15,000 make-over and to spend nearly $100,000 on renovations for the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center Pool, said assistant city manager Gerard Goedhart.
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February 18, 2000
Cal State Northridge rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth game to shock UCLA, 15-9, 15-13, 10-15, 16-14, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's volleyball match Thursday night at UCLA. The Matadors (4-5, 2-4) trailed, 13-5, in the fourth game but came back to defeat the Bruins (11-3, 5-3) for the first time since 1992.
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May 29, 1996 | RUSS LOAR and JOHN POPE and FRANK MESSINA
The City Council has given preliminary approval to join with two nearby cities in creating a new emergency dispatch center to hook up with a new countywide system. By creating a jointly run dispatch center with Los Alamitos and Cypress, each city will save about $60,000, Seal Beach City Manager Keith Till said. The center will enable the cities to join the new 800-megahertz countywide emergency dispatch system.
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April 12, 1995 | STEVE SCHEIBAL
Though expressing reluctance to do so, the City Council has approved Option A of the Orange County bankruptcy settlement. Officials said they will continue to evaluate that decision, however, until the judge overseeing the county's bankruptcy petition makes a final ruling. Under Option A, Los Alamitos would receive about 76% of the $2 million it had in the county's failed investment pool. Part of the remainder would be returned in recovery notes and repayment claims.
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January 26, 1995 | BERT ELJERA
City officials said Monday that they are worried cities like Los Alamitos, which have money invested in the county portfolio but do not have emergency financial needs, may be left fighting for the fiscal crumbs when money from the failed Orange County investment fund is finally distributed. City Manager Robert C. Dunek said that the city has not requested an emergency distribution from the fund because the $2.
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October 31, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
City officials are asking for about $575,000 from the Orange County Transportation Authority to pay for four proposed projects intended to increase traffic flow on some of the city's busiest streets. One of the proposed projects, approved by the City Council this week, is the widening of Los Alamitos Boulevard at Katella Avenue, one of the most congested city intersections.
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June 2, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN
This fiscal year Cypress, Seal Beach, La Palma and Los Alamitos collectively lost more than $1 million due to newly imposed county fees. The cities were hit hard last year when the county started charging them a $154 booking fee for every prisoner sent to County jail. In addition, the cities were charged for property tax assessments, a fee that had also been absorbed by the county previously.
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October 29, 1992 | BERT ELJERA
Ten public facilities, including City Hall, have to undergo structural changes to be more accessible to the disabled, but the city does not have the money to finance the needed improvements. Officials said this week that the improvements, which will cost an estimated $45,000, would likely be funded from a Housing and Community Development Block Grant, which the city receives annually from the federal government.
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June 27, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The $9-million city budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 will keep spending near current levels with a temporary freeze on hiring and new programs. City Council members this week approved the fiscal 1999 budget, which increases spending 0.3% over the current fiscal year. Key projects funded in Los Alamitos next year include restrooms at Laurel and Cottonwood parks and planning for the McAuliffe sports complex, which would be built jointly with the Los Alamitos Unified School District.
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June 13, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
A 1998-99 budget proposal will keep spending near current levels by not introducing new programs or hiring extra employees, City Manager Robert C. Dominguez said. Dominguez introduced the $9-million plan this week to the City Council, which is reviewing the document and expected to approve it June 29. Expenditures are only 0.3% greater than last year, a change officials attributed to inflation. "We have a really stable budget," Dominguez said. About $6.
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March 11, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The City Council says that proposals aimed at eliminating vehicle registration fees could become detrimental to local government. The council adopted a proclamation Monday opposing Assembly and Senate bills that would immediately eliminate or phase out fees for noncommercial cars, trucks and motorcycles. The average California family could save $240 a year if the bills pass, according to some reports. Fees raised $3.
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October 22, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
In the 1989-90 fiscal year, the city donated $16,916 to area charities and nonprofits. This year, the city plans to spend only $400--money for City Council members to attend fund-raisers for the Casa Youth Shelter and Cypress College. The drop in donations can be attributed to the belt-tightening recession and decreased state revenue. Donations in 1996-97 were $875.
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May 1, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A Northern California company has won permission to install a wireless communication network of cellular transmitters citywide. The City Council this week agreed to allow Metricom Inc. of Los Gatos to install the shoebox-size radios on 16 city- and Southern California Edison-owned street lights. Once the "Ricochet" radios are mounted, Metricom subscribers in the city will be able to go online with portable computers without having to hook into phone lines.
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March 10, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
The city government has joined the chorus of California cities urging the state to balance the state budget without "raiding the treasuries of local governments and special districts." The City Council, responding to a request from the city of Buena Park, passed a resolution Monday protesting the anticipated state plan to take property taxes away from cities to help balance the state's 1993-94 budget. "We're putting on the gloves and fighting," Mayor Ronald Bates said.
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