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April 14, 1992 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marina del Rey, the image: In a resort-like setting, affluent professionals lead the good life. Their gracious waterfront apartments overlook the white sails and blue water of the gleaming harbor. Marina del Rey, the reality: The apartments are 25 and 30 years old and they look it. In some of the complexes, kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrical systems are wearing out. Some roofs leak. In the harbor, some docks and boat slips are crumbling.
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March 11, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Desert Haven Training Center, a school for handicapped people in the Antelope Valley, was awarded a four-year landscaping contract at High Desert Hospital on Tuesday by Los Angeles County supervisors. Desert Haven students have tended the hospital's gardens since 1981, but in October, the county decided to see if it could find a lower-cost alternative and sought proposals from other bidders. In the end, the training center offered the best deal, at $84,954 this year and $361,658 over four
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January 14, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Assembly on Monday joined a wave of protest against the decision by Los Angeles County transportation officials to construct a high-tech, driverless rail system and to award the contract to the Japanese-owned Sumitomo Corp. of America. Pointing to rising unemployment in California, the Assembly voted 70 to 0 to urge that the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission withdraw its approval of the $121.
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November 18, 1992 | AMY PYLE
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with the state Department of Corrections on Tuesday that will provide water for the future state prison in the Antelope Valley. A state law passed in October, 1991, required the state to ensure adequate water supplies for the prison to avoid further depletion of ground water in the Antelope Valley. Under the agreement, the state will build a 12-inch water line to connect the prison with state aqueduct water supplies.
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November 25, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday approved a contract with a Santa Rosa firm to prepare plans and conduct an engineering survey for reconstruction of the runway at Whiteman Air Park in Pacoima. The runway, a county report indicates, needs "major repairs and upgrading to meet current" Federal Aviation Administration standards. The plans and studies to be performed by Hodges & Shutt Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to spend more of its budget locally, thus creating jobs at home, the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission today is scheduled to release a directory of 500 local companies that could provide goods or services useful to LACTC contractors. The agency cannot hire many of the firms itself but assembled the list to make it easier for bidders on its major contracts to include as many local subcontractors and suppliers as possible in their proposals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to extend the contract of the Pacoima Community Youth Culture Center through December. The center, at 11243 Glenoaks Blvd., provides such services as drug-abuse counseling and self-defense workshops to youths ages 6 to 18. A $12,000 grant was awarded for the center's use in December from federal funds earmarked for the 3rd District, which includes Pacoima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1993 | KURT PITZER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.7-million contract this week for the widening and improvement of the Parkway Calabasas on-ramp and off-ramp on the south side of the Ventura Freeway. The project, expected to get under way in October, will include widening the ramps and installing a storm drain system, curbs and lights for safer driving at night, said county Department of Public Works spokeswoman Donna Guyovich.
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February 19, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What's wrong with this picture? On a day when freeways disappeared under water, houses teetered on their foundations and rescuers kept a wary watch on swollen flood control channels, a cloud-seeding company was collecting $400 from Los Angeles County to stand by in case anyone needed . . . rainmakers.
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May 2, 1993 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top county education officials misled the Los Angeles County Board of Education by exaggerating the need to buy an $8.6-million computer system, county auditors have concluded. Board members had approved the purchase in 1991 after senior staff members said a new computer was necessary. "Misleading data was included in the board's proposal" for the computer, auditors reported.
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