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November 11, 2011 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Every night that there's a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, its operator, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, sends beams of light into the sky above. The purpose isn't to create a lot of showbiz hoopla, says Deborah Borda, the Philharmonic's president and chief executive. It's to tell pilots of helicopters and small aircraft to stay the heck away. But increasingly, Borda says, attempts to communicate both in light and in words have fallen on deafening ears. Not a summer concert night goes by now, she says, without the purity of music falling prey to choppers dealing noise pollution.
June 11, 1987
State-mandated hearings on $55-million worth of proposed cuts in county health services are scheduled to begin July 10 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The hearing date will come more than a month later than was originally planned because a judge recently ruled that the first public notice failed to provide enough details of the proposed reductions.
September 27, 2011 | By Mark Rosenbaum
On Tuesday, as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors makes a final decision on how to redraw the lines of the five supervisorial districts, it will have the opportunity to make history — or repeat it. If the supervisors honor the Voting Rights Act and redraw boundary lines in a way that avoids diluting the voting strength of Latinos and gives them a meaningful opportunity to elect candidates of their choice, they will be the first board...
January 15, 1994
Retired Los Angeles County Firefighter Don Wallace, candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 3rd District seat, will speak at a meeting of the Valley West Democratic Club at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Western Federal Savings community room, 22201 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Information: (818) 888-8718.
November 26, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of David A. Garcia, 19, a fugitive suspected of killing a Burbank Police officer. Earlier Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward. Burbank has offered $50,000 and Los Angeles $25,000. Garcia fled the scene of a shootout with police Nov. 15.
March 5, 1993 | JOSH MEYER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved spending more than $430,000 to improve roads and traffic signals in and around Palmdale. R. & H. Paving Inc. of Saticoy in Ventura County will receive $430,453 to make the improvements to Palmdale Boulevard from 10th Street west to the Antelope Valley Freeway. The county will perform the engineering studies and will oversee the construction work.
May 8, 1991
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to transfer 20 unimproved acres of county property to Palmdale for a city park. The property, which was the site of the proposed Tejon County Park, was annexed by Palmdale in 1989. The Palmdale City Council plans to develop the property as a park and playground. The rectangular site is located near Sierra Highway and Barrel Springs Road, a few blocks east of Lake Palmdale.
November 7, 1985
The city of Commerce has received a $40,000 allocation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to resurface Hereford Drive from Hendricks Avenue to Garfield Avenue. The resurfacing will take about 10 days and is scheduled for completion by January, according to Supervisor Ed Edelman's office. Vernon Paving Co. of Anaheim will do the work, which is expected to increase safety, reduce maintenance costs and extend the street's service life, Edelman said.
September 5, 1985
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has awarded a $561,000 contract to American Pacific Concrete Pipe Co. Inc. for the construction of a new animal shelter in Baldwin Park. It will serve residents of the area between the San Bernardino County line and Hacienda Heights. Officials say the new facility, which will include a 48-run kennel, will eliminate overcrowding in existing county-run shelters and make more pets available to the public.
April 29, 2011 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
The state Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would dissolve Vernon, pushing forward an unprecedented effort to wrest control of the embattled city from its current leadership. The bill, which is the first known attempt by the state Legislature to disincorporate a charter city in California, passed on a final vote of 62 to 7, receiving support from Democrats and Republicans. The legislation was authored by Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), who proposed the bill in response to a series of corruption scandals that resulted in criminal charges against two former city administrators and the former mayor of the industrial city south of downtown L.A. The Times last year reported on high salaries, travel expenses and perks enjoyed by top city leaders, including Eric Fresch, a longtime attorney for the city who earned more than $1.6 million in 2008.
April 10, 2011 | By Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
In a political twist few officials appear to have anticipated, the proposed downtown National Football League stadium could require an approval from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, not just officials at City Hall. A Times review of records spanning nearly half a century of financial and development issues involving the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the stadium would be built, shows that the county board has had to consider and vote on a range of city proposals involving the complex.
December 22, 2009 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
L.A. County Supervisors on Tuesday ordered the county's chief executive to review a $707,000 office renovation proposed by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas earlier this month. Ridley-Thomas requested the review after he drew criticism for proposing the renovation Dec. 1 at a time when county finances are spread thin. "Discussion of the proposed repair and renovation work has become a needless distraction inflamed by misleading and erroneous information," Ridley-Thomas said in a statement released after the supervisors' unanimous vote.
November 25, 2009 | By Paul Pringle
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on the federal government Tuesday to authorize the U.S. Forest Service to deploy water-dropping helicopters at night and make greater use of local reinforcements to battle blazes like the deadly Station fire. Acting at the request of the county Fire Department, the board voted 5 to 0 to send letters to Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommending the policy changes for all fires in the Angeles National Forest. "We need to implement every possible measure to allow firefighters to do their work and put out fires," said Tony Bell, a spokesman for Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who introduced the letters.
October 30, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
A ban issued this month to keep reporters out of the rooms and corridors immediately behind the Los Angeles County supervisors' meeting room was extended this week to all non-county employees. Under the latest rule, supervisors or their staff must escort all visitors in the areas, where many department heads and aides watch the meetings on television screens. The most recent memorandum was requested by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who said he wanted staffers to address the "little dust-up" over a policy that kicked out only journalists, who had long had access to those areas for interviews.
October 15, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County officials have been complaining for years about the ever-decreasing number of reporters who cover them. The county press room, once bustling with a dozen or more reporters, now looks like a ghost town, home to three reporters on a good day. Nonetheless, the Board of Supervisors has decided that the few journalists still around are causing problematic "traffic jams" during board meetings. So supervisors have decreed that reporters can no longer interview key personnel in the back rooms and corridors where the officials work during board meetings.
June 26, 1994
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has confirmed Robert M. Abell, 69, a Brentwood resident and president of the A.N. Abell Auction Co., as a member of the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities. Abell, appointed by Supervisor Mike Antonovich, will advise the board on the needs of disabled residents. He serves on Loyola Marymount University's Board of Regents and on the board of the Southern California Arthritis Foundation.
Saudi Arabian businessmen and arms brokers with close ties to the royal family head a group of Middle Eastern investors who secretly acquired a major stake in leases on public land in Marina del Rey, The Times has learned.
September 16, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Filling a job that has been vacant for three years, Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday narrowly approved the hiring of an attorney to investigate the cases of children who die while in the county's care. To take the post, Rosemarie Belda will leave the Office of County Counsel, where she has represented the Department of Children and Family Services, the agency that will now be a central target of her reports. In addition to investigating child deaths, she has been asked to recommend reforms that might prevent future fatalities.
August 19, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to launch an investigation into potential flaws in the child welfare system that might have played a role in the deaths of three children over the last month. Child welfare authorities had at one point investigated the care of the three children who died. Statistics show that in the last three years, a dozen children or more have died annually as a result of abuse or neglect despite the fact that their cases had come to the attention of social workers.
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