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June 15, 1998 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plot of land along the Los Angeles River is surrounded by a barbed-wire fence and covered with weeds as tall as a child. Underground chemical storage tanks have been dug up and discarded. Graffiti-covered remnants of a factory have been cleared away. Nearby, an empty warehouse stands facing the river. For years this land--where Slauson Avenue crosses the Los Angeles River in Maywood--was dedicated to manufacturing: household detergents, roofing compounds and petroleum products.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1998 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plot of land along the Los Angeles River is surrounded by a barbed-wire fence and covered with weeds as tall as a child. Underground chemical storage tanks have been dug up and discarded. Graffiti-covered remnants of a factory have been cleared away. Nearby, an empty warehouse stands facing the river. For years this land--where Slauson Avenue crosses the Los Angeles River in Maywood--was dedicated to manufacturing: household detergents, roofing compounds and petroleum products.
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July 12, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Popcorn, cotton candy and corn dogs, along with rides on the Ferris wheel and scary walks through the funhouse in Winnetka Park, will entertain area children and their parents this weekend at a fair that will benefit the recreation center. The fair, which began Friday night, will continue from 2 to 10:30 p.m. todayand Sunday.
SPORTS
August 30, 1996 | PETER YOON
Chad Wright paid close attention Tuesday when Tigers Woods officially announced he would turn pro. Wright again devoted his attention to the televised news conference Wednesday so he could hear the words right from Woods' mouth. Then, Wright breathed a sigh of relief. "Now that he's gone, I might be able to win a tournament," Wright said. Woods, who last Sunday became the first golfer to win three consecutive U.S.
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August 17, 1997 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Autry Museum of Western Heritage galas are always superb. Proof? People return every year and raise thousands for the museum. But this year is special. It's a celebration of Gene Autry's 90th birthday Sept. 29 at the museum. Museum President and CEO Joanne D. Hale says the entertainment will include Eddy Arnold, Glen Campbell, Roy Clark, Rosemary Clooney and Willie Nelson. Dick Clark will be master of ceremonies. * Ready for Fall?
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July 3, 1996 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If poet Robert Frost took the road less traveled, he didn't do it on a Fourth of July weekend in Southern California. There's no such thing. The loneliest, most sunburnt stretches of desolate desert highways will be jammed--an extra hour to Las Vegas if traffic sails, an extra three if someone wrecks. Most of the campsites are already gone too, many of them reserved seven months ago. Same with vacation-spot hotel rooms. Same with rental boats.
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May 26, 1996 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once, when all surfboards were long boards and neon neoprene was not even a fever-induced dream, there were more waves than surfers and few man-made obstacles to alter their course or form. Today, Southern California surfers fairly wait in line to catch a respectable wave. And once-mighty surf sloshes in meekly at several beaches, its energy already spent against jetties or piers or pipelines.
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July 3, 1996 | ERIC SLATER and DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If poet Robert Frost took the road less traveled, he didn't do it on a Fourth of July weekend in Southern California. There's no such thing. The loneliest, most sunburnt stretches of desolate desert highways will be jammed--an extra hour to Las Vegas if traffic sails, an extra three if someone wrecks. Most of the campsites are already gone, many of them reserved seven months ago. Same with vacation-spot hotel rooms. Same with rental boats.
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October 1, 1999 | JOSEPH TREVINO and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Those who doubted that soccer would catch on in America, consider Exhibit A: Southern California. Check out the grass field at Exposition Park, a space just large enough for a full-size regulation game. At 7 o'clock on a recent evening, more than 200 players are jammed into the area. Men and women, boys and girls, hundreds of feet kicking dappled soccer balls. Burly forwards chase passes a few feet away from 5-year-old pints who still need their parents to tie their cleat shoes.
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