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May 23, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than three hours of heated debate, a city commission Tuesday sided with a developer who wants to build homes in a Studio City canyon that opponents had hoped to save by persuading the city to designate it a cultural landmark. The Board of Building and Safety Commissioners, rejecting arguments from Mayor Tom Bradley's representative that an environmental review be required, voted 3-2 to extend a grading permit issued in 1988 to developer Fred Sahadi.
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June 6, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top Riordan administration appointee is under criminal investigation for soliciting a teenage prostitute, impersonating a police officer and alleged conflicts of interest connected to his position, officials said Wednesday. Scott Z.
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June 6, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top Riordan administration appointee is under criminal investigation for soliciting a teenage prostitute, impersonating a police officer and alleged conflicts of interest connected to his position, officials said Wednesday. Scott Z.
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May 23, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than three hours of heated debate, a city commission Tuesday sided with a developer who wants to build homes in a Studio City canyon that opponents had hoped to save by persuading the city to designate it a cultural landmark. The Board of Building and Safety Commissioners, rejecting arguments from Mayor Tom Bradley's representative that an environmental review be required, voted 3-2 to extend a grading permit issued in 1988 to developer Fred Sahadi.
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November 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners voted Tuesday to support a sanction imposed on a builder who demolished the last 19th century home on Bunker Hill without a permit. In response to the April leveling of the Giese house by G.H. Palmer Associates, city officials invoked the so-called scorched-earth ordinance to halt for five years construction on the site at West Cesar Chavez Avenue and Figueroa Street.
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March 3, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
Two months after she bowed out of a run for City Council, Corina Alarcon was confirmed Tuesday by the council to serve on the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners. Alarcon, the estranged wife of state Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Sylmar), said her appointment by Mayor Richard Riordan will give her a chance to ensure that developers comply with building and safety codes. "I just want to preserve the quality of life for the citizens of Los Angeles," she said.
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August 9, 2000
Attorney Lee Kanon Alpert and independent management consultant Mark Edward Schaffer were confirmed Tuesday as members of the Board of Airport Commissioners by the Los Angeles City Council. The new members are joining an expanded seven-member board led by President John J. Agoglia, a veteran broadcaster and consultant; educator and housing developer Warren W. Valdry; architect Christopher C. Pak; and Miguel Contreras, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
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July 11, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied a Studio City residents group's request for a court order to stop the In-N-Out Burgers chain from building a controversial restaurant at the corner of Cahuenga Boulevard and Regal Place. On Friday, Judge Diane Wayne denied the Studio City Residents Assn.'s request for a temporary restraining order, calling it unnecessary.
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September 27, 2006 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners on Tuesday signaled their intention to ease a five-year ban on development imposed after developer Richard Meruelo tore down four old industrial buildings near Union Station without obtaining demolition permits. After a two-hour hearing, the commissioners voted 3 to 1 to uphold the Department of Building and Safety's decision to penalize Meruelo, the largest landowner in downtown Los Angeles.
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July 30, 1995
As reported in The Times on July 12, the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners voted 5 to 0 that the city Department of Building and Safety "erred and abused its discretion" when it granted a building permit for a proposed In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Studio City. Our question is, how did this occur? Since there are numerous agencies within the city government (i.e. community safety, city planning, Department of Traffic, etc.,) whose job it is to review a site before approval by Building and Safety, why didn't they do their respective jobs and why wasn't City Hall aware of this?
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July 12, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners decided Tuesday that the city Department of Building and Safety "erred and abused its discretion" when it granted a building permit for a proposed In-N-Out Burgers restaurant. The issue turned on whether building officials had erred in their interpretation of a city law that requires significant development projects to undergo a special site plan review, which includes a public hearing and an environmental review.
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August 7, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Before his recent removal as president of the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners, Efren Abratique voted three times to approve permits for an engineering firm that was paying at least $10,000 annually to a company he headed, according to city records. Neighborhood activists who attended the votes involving Psomas Inc. said last week that Abratique should have recused himself because he faced an apparent conflict of interest.
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