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July 4, 1996
An employee of the Los Angeles Building and Safety Department has pleaded no contest to soliciting a bribe in exchange for issuing building permits, and a second department employee may soon face similar charges, officials said Wednesday. Fardad Foroutanniaini, an engineer who checked plans for the city, faces up to a year in jail for soliciting a $700 bribe from an applicant who wanted to build a beauty shop in the San Fernando Valley. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1996
An employee of the Los Angeles Building and Safety Department has pleaded no contest to soliciting a bribe in exchange for issuing building permits, and a second department employee may soon face similar charges, officials said Wednesday. Fardad Foroutanniaini, an engineer who checked plans for the city, faces up to a year in jail for soliciting a $700 bribe from an applicant who wanted to build a beauty shop in the San Fernando Valley. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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BUSINESS
January 25, 1994
Most stores in the Fallbrook Mall in West Hills will reopen by today, mall officials said. However, restricted or limited access to the enclosed mall remains in place for Mervyn's, Sears and the J. C. Penney outlet store. These stores are expected to announce reopening dates later this week, officials said. The mall was given a "safe to occupy" posting by the Los Angeles Building and Safety Department, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1996
A Miracle Mile mini-mall, where construction was halted this spring because the project violated many city regulations, will be scaled back to about 60% of the original proposed size, officials said Tuesday. Developers have submitted new plans for the commercial structure at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Detroit Street that meet all codes, said Art Devine, executive officer of the Los Angeles Building and Safety Department.
SPORTS
January 26, 2007 | Helene Elliott
What do you give as a 90th birthday present to a man who survived a plane crash into the Pacific Ocean during World War II, only to endure unspeakable horrors as a prisoner of war, who admits he was "an alcoholic, chain-smoker, rotten, lowdown stinker" before he found redemption in his religion and never looked back? Who set a track record for the scholastic mile at Torrance High that lasted 20 years, and a collegiate mile record at USC that stood for 15 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988
A Northridge man was convicted Tuesday of punching out the eye of a city building inspector who told him his fence was too tall. San Fernando Superior Court Judge Meredith Taylor ordered Samuel D. Duran, a 41-year-old auto mechanic, held without bail in County Jail pending his sentencing April 20. He could receive seven years in state prison on charges stemming from the May 11 attack on Calvin W. O'Daniels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles Building and Safety Department employee has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting a $10,000 bribe to expedite a building permit, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Friday. John A. Kaldawi, 30, of Van Nuys, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of bribery as he left a downtown restaurant after pocketing a check from a Century City lawyer, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney. The lawyer's name was not released.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2001
Thirty-four citations were issued to illegal vendors in North Hollywood on Saturday morning in a raid by inspectors of the Los Angeles Building and Safety Department, authorities said. Nine senior lead officers and eight bike officers from Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division accompanied the inspectors as they issued the tickets to vendors who did not have permits in several neighborhoods north of Victory Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
A Bel-Air developer is one step closer to getting two housing projects off the ground in Sylmar, after months of contention with residents who want to maintain the rustic flavor of their neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Planning Commission recently approved requests by Mark Armbruster to change the zoning for Dronfield Avenue from Bledsoe to Tyler streets, and Foothill Boulevard east of Glenoaks Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1995
A former Los Angeles city Building and Safety Department employee was convicted Thursday of soliciting a $10,000 bribe from a Century City attorney to expedite a building permit he was seeking, authorities said. John A. Kaldawi, 33, of Van Nuys, was found guilty after a non-jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court and faces a maximum of three years in prison when he is sentenced May 10, Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard Goul said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1995 | TIM MAY
A network of community-based organizations and government emergency services agencies is sponsoring a series of seismic retrofitting workshops throughout Southern California beginning in September. Information for the workshops--geared toward contractors, framers and building officials--was gathered through analysis of the damage wreaked by the '94 Northridge quake. Material for the sessions was developed with the expertise of structural engineers, architects and contractors.
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