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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.
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.
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 10, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard Winton, Hennessy-Fiske and Winton are Times staff writers.
The request was straightforward, even flattering. Send a few hundred Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies across the country next month to assist Washington, D.C., police at the presidential inauguration. It's the price tag of $1.6 million -- with as much as $1 million coming from the county -- that has given some top officials indigestion. "We're not in a position to police other cities, as worthy as this is," Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said Tuesday. "This is not an emergency.
September 29, 2008 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
In the final stretch before the Nov. 4 election, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks face a formidable challenge in their battle for a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors: how to convince voters -- expected to turn out in record numbers -- to focus on the 2nd District amid the excitement of a historic presidential campaign. Parks and Ridley-Thomas have already waged the most expensive campaign fight in county history.
June 2, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
Candidates for a rare open seat on the county Board of Supervisors visited black churches large and small Sunday, hoping to grab last-minute support before Tuesday's vote in one of the most vigorously contested election campaigns in decades. State Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) and Councilman Bernard C.
May 4, 2008 | Evelyn Larrubia, Times Staff Writer
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas criticized each other's record on issues including police misconduct, development and Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Medical Center on Saturday, during one in a series of debates in their race to win a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. While answering a question about gangs, Ridley-Thomas intimated that Parks did not fully address the Rampart police corruption scandal while serving as Los Angeles police chief.
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.
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.
May 3, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
Using a political tool that sidesteps campaign financing limits, Los Angeles labor unions have raised an unprecedented $2.5 million to elect state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas to the county Board of Supervisors. Before voters head to the polls in June, union officials say they will add an additional $1.5 million to the "independent expenditure committee" pot.
April 25, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud and Rich Connell, Times Staff Writers
Two veteran public officials -- Bernard C. Parks and Mark Ridley-Thomas -- accused each other of catering to powerful special interests in their contest to capture a rare open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, during a charged debate Thursday night. The exchange, which was sponsored by the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, underscored differences that could alter the dynamics of county government for years to come.
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