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July 12, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
The Christopher Commission Report provides Councilman Richard Alatorre the chance to step from the wheeling-dealing of political back rooms into the bright spotlight of citywide leadership. Alatorre is chairman of the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee, which will begin hearings Monday on the reform proposals contained in the commission's 228-page report on racism and brutality in the Los Angeles Police Department.
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July 12, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
The Christopher Commission Report provides Councilman Richard Alatorre the chance to step from the wheeling-dealing of political back rooms into the bright spotlight of citywide leadership. Alatorre is chairman of the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee, which will begin hearings Monday on the reform proposals contained in the commission's 228-page report on racism and brutality in the Los Angeles Police Department.
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January 15, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Van Nuys Airport is replacing fencing around the airfield as part of plans to beef up security, city officials said. Officials told the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday that they also are looking at increasing police patrols, providing more uniform badges for and increasing background checks on those working on airport property, and reducing the number of vehicle access points at the nation's busiest general aviation airport.
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February 28, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Following nightclub disasters in Chicago and Rhode Island, Mayor James K. Hahn on Thursday urged improved safety at local nightclubs, restaurants and other places where crowds gather. The mayor recommended that announcements indicating the location of all exits be required at indoor venues, and that emergency exit plans -- similar to those found in hotel rooms -- be posted in nightclub restrooms and lobby areas.
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October 3, 1995
The Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday called for public hearings next month to discuss the problem of roaming packs of stray dogs in South-Central Los Angeles. City officials debated the issue Monday after a weekend article in The Times detailed an explosion in the population of strays in the area. "We are going to put on the agenda specifically the issue of wild roving packs of dogs," said Councilwoman Laura Chick, who heads the committee.
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April 22, 1997
A proposal to designate 311 as a nonemergency police phone number took a small step forward Monday as the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee advocated the formation of a task force to study the idea. Funding for the task force has not been set, however, and it will not meet until reports on the plan from participating city departments have been received by the council committee, which is expected to happen in mid-May.
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June 21, 1994
A proposed ordinance would require owners of new residential swimming pools in Los Angeles to install piping that would allow firefighters to tap the miniature reservoirs in an emergency. The Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee asked city attorneys Monday to draft such a measure, but Chairman Marvin Braude conceded that the full council might not pass it.
NEWS
June 17, 1993
The park that shares the name of the Highland Park community is among 20 in the city of Los Angeles that would receive increased police security this summer as an alternative to a proposed ban on gang members at recreational facilities. The park, located at 6150 Piedmont Ave., serves Highland Park and surrounding communities, including Mt. Washington, Cypress and Eagle Rock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1994
The Northridge earthquake affected 72,000 buildings in Los Angeles, 11,000 of which sustained moderate to major damage, a city official said Monday. A more accurate damage assessment is expected in mid-April, when city officials release a preliminary report and recommend changes in building codes and seismic reinforcement requirements.
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August 8, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee ordered a revision Monday of a proposed ordinance that would fine hosts of loud parties $500 if police are called at least twice in one night. Committee Chairman Richard Alatorre ordered the section of the ordinance requiring the complaining neighbor to sign a form before the fine could be issued to be rewritten.
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September 12, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN
To reduce gun violence and protect against injuries during earthquakes, the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday will consider a package of gun-control measures and a new requirement for gas shut-off valves. The package of gun-control measures, which has been proposed by Councilman Mike Feuer, includes requirements that gun shop owners sell trigger locks with each gun sale and take fingerprints of people who buy ammunition.
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