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August 24, 1988
The state Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would authorize the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency to buy back more than $10 million worth of damaged property in the sinking Monterey Hills Development complex. A less detailed version of the bill, authored by Assemblyman Richard Polanco (D-Los Angeles), passed the Assembly earlier this year. The amended bill is expected to go back to the Assembly for a concurrence vote next week.
April 6, 1990
A judge ruled this week that the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, the city of Los Angeles and a development company are liable for millions of dollars in damage to two sections of the troubled Monterey Hills condominium project. The tentative ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Eli Chernow ended the nearly two-year trial of a suit brought by owners of Eaton Crest, a section of the 1,611-unit CRA project. A jury decided in April, 1989, that 164 owners of Eaton Crest suffered $9.
August 22, 1989
The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency has voted to take legal action for repayment of a controversial $250,000 loan to the owners of the downtown Stock Exchange nightclub, according to the CRA's chief deputy administrator, Judy Broverman. Broverman said Monday that the CRA board voted to sue two owners of the club who had pledged personal assets against the loan, which she said came due at the end of June.
July 10, 1997
A Superior Court judge sided with the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency on Wednesday in a skirmish over the contents of the boarded-up Ebony Showcase Theater, which served as an important forum for African American actors. Charging that the CRA is about to discard important memorabilia from the Mid-City theater on Washington Boulevard, Ebony's founder and former owner, Nick Stewart, sought a restraining order from the court. In a hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Irving S.
The Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency has allowed properties it bought for $49 million to sit idle for years when it should have leased or sold them, according to an audit released Thursday by City Controller Rick Tuttle. The CRA's failure to carefully manage its real estate has meant that "the land has remained vacant resulting in lost economic benefits that should have accrued from the expenditure of public funds," Tuttle wrote in the audit.
October 16, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
In its final vote on the proposed Roman Catholic cathedral downtown, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency adopted a number of measures Wednesday aimed at easing environmental concerns over the $50-million project. The CRA board's actions clear the way for the City Council to review and vote on construction of the proposed Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on a parking lot next to the Hollywood Freeway on Grand Avenue.
August 18, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The head of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency said Tuesday that he planned to move ahead with a major overhaul that would effectively create seven regional agencies to better focus the department's limited resources in different parts of the city. CRA Administrator Robert Ovrom said the plan, set to go to the agency board Thursday, is based on his belief that smaller organizations are more nimble and successful than large ones.
Los Angeles city officials broke ground Monday for a $12-million project they say will revitalize a formerly blighted section of North Hollywood, but picketers attending the ceremony disagreed. Carrying signs that read "Homes Crushed for Ralphs" and "CRA is killing North Hollywood," about 10 protesters rallied at the groundbreaking ceremony at the corner of Vineland Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard. A Ralphs supermarket, a Carl's Jr. restaurant and other retail stores will be built on the 5.
November 19, 1992 | NANCY ZUBIRI
* Awards are adding up for Jesse Oyervides of Boyle Heights, a young janitor who fought alongside a few beleaguered security officers to keep angry protesters from smashing their way into the Los Angeles Federal Courthouse after the verdicts in the Rodney G. King beating case. The men put out dozens of fires and sprayed intruders with fire extinguishers in defending the building.
May 24, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
The Los Angeles City Council voted 9 to 2 Tuesday to eliminate an elected advisory council for the controversial Hollywood redevelopment project and replace it with a group appointed by the area's councilman, Michael Woo. The advisory council, called a project area committee, had been set up three years ago to give residents more of a say in the redevelopment of the Hollywood area, a project marked by bitter clashes between pro-development business...
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