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November 15, 1997
Los Angeles' Bureau of Engineering is failing to provide adequate oversight of city engineers who moonlight, according to an audit released Friday by the controller's office. Some vital information was missing from some engineers who reported working for others, including where the engineers were employed and how much money they were earning. Without that information, it is impossible to know whether the engineers are complying with the city's conflict-of-interest laws.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1997
Los Angeles' Bureau of Engineering is failing to provide adequate oversight of city engineers who moonlight, according to an audit released Friday by the controller's office. Some vital information was missing from some engineers who reported working for others, including where the engineers were employed and how much money they were earning. Without that information, it is impossible to know whether the engineers are complying with the city's conflict-of-interest laws.
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January 27, 1994 | JAMES RAINEY and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While Los Angeles police headquarters was flooded by leaking pipes and a pedestrian bridge in Tarzana nearly crashed to the ground in last week's earthquake, the money that might have prevented the damage sat unspent in the city treasury. Repairs for dozens of city buildings and bridges have been mired in the bureaucracy for more than 3 1/2 years, since voters agreed to raise their property taxes to make seismic improvements, a review by The Times has found.
NEWS
January 27, 1994 | JAMES RAINEY and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While Los Angeles police headquarters was flooded by leaking pipes and a pedestrian bridge in Tarzana nearly crashed to the ground in last week's earthquake, the money that might have prevented the damage sat unspent in the city treasury. Repairs for dozens of city buildings and bridges have been mired in the bureaucracy for more than 3 1/2 years, since voters agreed to raise their property taxes to make seismic improvements, a review by The Times has found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989 | Researcher Cecilia Rasmussen
The names of many Los Angeles streets have changed repeatedly over the years, reflecting the city's transformation from a tiny Mexican colonial town to a booming metropolis. Some streets, predictably, honor war heroes and explorers. But others have been named for trees, actors, land developers and--in one case--the proximity of a bullfighting ring. These days, it is not easy to change the name of a street.
NEWS
April 2, 1987
The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission granted historic-cultural monument status Wednesday to the Fletcher Drive Bridge, a 59-year-old span that crosses the Los Angeles River, connecting Glassell Park with Silver Lake and Elysian Valley. The bridge, on Fletcher Drive between Larga Avenue and Crystal Street, is an example of classical bridges built by the city in the 1920s and 1930s, according to Alma Carlisle of the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
A project to convert crime-ridden alleys into parks or recreation areas in Southwest and South-Central Los Angeles is underway. So far, two alleys between 90th and 92nd streets have been converted, said Bob Hayes, spokesman for the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. The alley conversions are the result of a City Council vote in 1993 to develop the Nuisance Alley Conversion Pilot Project in two Central City council districts. Since then, 23 locations have applied for the project, Hayes said.
NEWS
January 13, 1990
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena for Hugo H. Winter, who in his 42 years of full-time service with the city became the engineer in charge of wheedling freeway access and agreement from the dozens of cities in Los Angeles County. Winter was 94 when he died in his sleep Dec. 27 at a Los Angeles retirement home. A native of San Diego, Winter started work with the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering in 1917 as a mechanical draftsman.
NEWS
January 15, 1995 | Researched by Julie Sheer and Doug Smith / Los Angeles Times
Nearly $11 billion in federal assistance has been allocated, including $5 billion in FEMA and SBA aid to individuals and business. * Total FEMA loan applications: 667,801 Funded: 72.5% Pending/denied: 27.5% * Disaster housing: 396,632 households, for $1.13 billion * Individual and Family Grants: 196,399 households, for $188 million * FEMA mortgage and rental assistance program: 1,000 applicants, for $3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
The order issued by city engineers was formal and clear: demolish the 76-year-old Figueroa-Riverside Street Bridge by early spring, clearing the way for completion of a new bridge across the Los Angeles River. The order came after the Los Angeles City Council granted authority to tear down the old concrete and metal truss bridge between San Fernando Road and the 5 Freeway, a connection between the communities of Elysian Valley and Cypress Park. Now, with the $68-million replacement being built mostly with federal funds, a group of architects and activists have launched a campaign to spare the old bridge and transform it into an "elevated green space" for bicyclists and pedestrians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
An artist and a director of the Annenberg Foundation is seeking permission to build a 70-foot water wheel to draw water from the Los Angeles River north of Chinatown to create a stream and shady retreat for the public. The idea is to transform one of the most heavily industrialized stretches of the river into a slice of sylvan tranquillity, said artist Lauren Bon, granddaughter of the late Walter Annenberg, a publishing magnate and philanthropist. "If we succeed, people 100 years from now will wonder how a water wheel and giant canopy of cottonwoods somehow escaped the explosive industrial growth of Los Angeles," Bon said.
NEWS
June 25, 1992
The Los Angeles Police Department is soliciting comment on a draft environmental impact report on the six sites selected as finalists for a new police academy. To acquaint the public with the sites, three of which are in northeast Los Angeles, the department is conducting inspections Saturday and Sunday. Three sites in the San Fernando Valley will be shown Saturday: * The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power property, San Fernando Road at the 5 Freeway, Sylmar, noon.
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