CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989 |
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.
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.
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.
January 15, 1995 |
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.
May 14, 2006 |
FOR Ventura County resident Peter Zinnato, sanctuary is living on a private street in the secluded community of Solano Verde Ranch in Somis. Here, 39 homes sit on 20-acre parcels, and long driveways lead to elegant mansions. Privacy and safety drew Zinnato, 62, to the area four years ago. Peace of mind and a sense of community keep him here.