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June 26, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Van Nuys resident Kenneth Ashford has been hired as a field deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman, specializing on issues and concerns of the east San Fernando Valley. Ashford, a project director with the Los Angeles Community Development Department, will have offices at the Pacoima Community Center and at Edelman's district office in Van Nuys.
August 10, 1991
The Los Angeles City Community Development Department and Bet Tzedek Legal Services are sponsoring a program to bring free legal assistance to poor people over 55. The program specializes in problems relating to housing, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Social Security and other government benefits, wills, consumer fraud, foreclosure and nursing home problems. Bet Tzedek, or the House of Justice, is a nonprofit law center. A paralegal will visit the Thomas Senior Center at 2475 W. Washington Blvd.
October 4, 2000 | Lee Romney
The Women's Enterprise Development Corp. has received a $100,000 grant to provide business training to retailers in the greater San Pedro/Wilmington/Harbor area. The grant, from the Los Angeles Community Development Department, will allow the Long Beach-based nonprofit organization to serve businesses that have been operating for at least a year and are grossing over $500,000 annually.
November 1, 1996
Created to improve existing businesses and encourage new ones to open up in the Harbor area, a business assistance center opened Thursday in San Pedro. The Harbor Area Business Assistance Center officially opened its doors with plans to attract new businesses to the vacant storefronts, but it will also provide guidance to existing businesses.
December 14, 1987
As temperatures dropped near freezing Sunday, city officials distributed hotel vouchers and moved cots into a recreation center to shelter homeless people in the San Fernando Valley. Vouchers were distributed at dinner in the Van Nuys Salvation Army center, said Robert Mortimer, of the Los Angeles Community Development Department. He said the Lake View Terrace Recreation Center in the 11000 block of Foothill Boulevard was opened and outfitted with 100 cots and blankets.
April 13, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA
City workers placed six banners along Van Nuys Boulevard on Monday to advertise the Pacoima enterprise zone to business owners who may not know they are eligible for tax breaks and low-interest loans. Teresa Jones, an assistant manager of the enterprise zone, said periodic mailings by the city might miss some of the 1,200 businesses in the seven-square-mile zone, created to stimulate jobs and economic growth in Pacoima.
December 20, 1990
Construction began this week on a major expansion of the Hollywood Sunset Community Clinic, which provides free or low-cost medical services to more than 24,000 residents of East Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park and downtown Los Angeles each year. The clinic, established in 1968, also provides legal and counseling services. The clinic plans to add a second story to its building at 3324 Sunset Blvd., at the corner of Micheltorena Street.
May 13, 1996 | TIM MAY
The North Valley Occupational Center--Pacoima Skills Center has openings in its Job Training Partnership Act program. The federally subsidized program, coordinated by the city of Los Angeles' Community Development Department, provides classroom vocational training in word processing, computer-assisted accounting, office/clerical work, auto mechanics, medical office work and cable television installation.
January 5, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
The riots of 1992 may be long over, but it's not too late for businesses in areas that were damaged during the unrest to apply for tax relief. State tax information for businesses in the part of Van Nuys targeted for riot relief will be presented at a meeting of the Sepulveda Boulevard Business Watch today. Many business owners are unaware that they are eligible for benefits, said Nancy Kuebel, a senior management analyst with the Los Angeles Community Development Department.
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