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January 17, 2000
Today is the official day to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Here is a list of closings: * Mail: All post offices are closed and no mail will be delivered. * Banks: Most banks and savings and loan institutions are closed. * Courts: All courts are closed. * Schools: Most public schools in Los Angeles County--including schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District--are closed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2000
Today is the official day to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Here is a list of closings: * Mail: All post offices are closed and no mail will be delivered. * Banks: Most banks and savings and loan institutions are closed. * Courts: All courts are closed. * Schools: Most public schools in Los Angeles County--including schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District--are closed.
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NEWS
July 18, 1985
The South Bay section on July 7 featured an article about parents who exploit the public libraries as day-care centers. The article mentions many instances when either desperate or negligent parents leave their children to be cared for by the library staff. This is a lamentable situation. The library staff and the libraries should not be abused in this manner. However, I'm equally concerned about how the Los Angeles Times has exploited my daughter and the other children that were photographed during children's story time at the Hawthorne Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1998
Students who need help with homework can get free assistance after school at 17 Los Angeles County libraries that feature "homework help centers." The centers are geared primarily to students in elementary and middle schools, but high school students are welcome. Each center has tutors available to help students improve reading comprehension, interpret assignments and locate research materials. The tutors also help students use computers to write reports and conduct research.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1998
Students who need help with homework can get free assistance after school at 17 Los Angeles County libraries that feature "homework help centers." The centers are geared primarily to students in elementary and middle schools, but high school students are welcome. Each center has tutors available to help students improve reading comprehension, interpret assignments and locate research materials. The tutors also help students use computers to write reports and conduct research.
NEWS
September 7, 1986 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
Miki Nishiyama was never much for libraries. His wife, Tomie, was the reader in the family--and she read only Japanese. "We hardly ever went to the library," said Nishiyama, a retired aerospace engineer who lives in Monterey Park. "There were not many books . . . for my wife to read." But that was several years ago. Now the library near his home, the Bruggemeyer Memorial Library in Monterey Park, offers an extensive collection of Japanese-language books.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Sherman Oaks attorney Fred Gaines, who was appointed to the Los Angeles County Library Commission earlier this year by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of that body. "I'm very pleased Fred has been selected to chair the commission," Yaroslavsky said in a written statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First it was the school district. Then it was the San Fernando Valley's quest to secede from the rest of the city of Los Angeles. The new target of the breakup frenzy? Libraries. Library backers from Agoura Hills and the San Gabriel Valley said Monday they support proposals making it easier for cities to break away from the county's massive, 88-library system. Currently, if cities opt out of the county library system, they also forfeit the property taxes used to fund the facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Citing her professional experience and years of community service, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has appointed Sherman Oaks resident Helen Levin to the County Library Commission. "I'm very happy to welcome Helen as one of my representatives to the commission," Yaroslavsky announced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1994
The head of the county's 87-branch library system said Friday she will fight to create a tax district that would provide a permanent funding source for the cash-strapped agency. By September, Sandra Reuben said, she hopes the county will have a Community Facilities District. In such zones, similar to fire protection districts, residents are required to pay an annual fee, depending on the estimated benefit of the service to a property owner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Sherman Oaks attorney Fred Gaines, who was appointed to the Los Angeles County Library Commission earlier this year by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of that body. "I'm very pleased Fred has been selected to chair the commission," Yaroslavsky said in a written statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Citing her professional experience and years of community service, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has appointed Sherman Oaks resident Helen Levin to the County Library Commission. "I'm very happy to welcome Helen as one of my representatives to the commission," Yaroslavsky announced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First it was the school district. Then it was the San Fernando Valley's quest to secede from the rest of the city of Los Angeles. The new target of the breakup frenzy? Libraries. Library backers from Agoura Hills and the San Gabriel Valley said Monday they support proposals making it easier for cities to break away from the county's massive, 88-library system. Currently, if cities opt out of the county library system, they also forfeit the property taxes used to fund the facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1994
The head of the county's 87-branch library system said Friday she will fight to create a tax district that would provide a permanent funding source for the cash-strapped agency. By September, Sandra Reuben said, she hopes the county will have a Community Facilities District. In such zones, similar to fire protection districts, residents are required to pay an annual fee, depending on the estimated benefit of the service to a property owner.
NEWS
September 7, 1986 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
Miki Nishiyama was never much for libraries. His wife, Tomie, was the reader in the family--and she read only Japanese. "We hardly ever went to the library," said Nishiyama, a retired aerospace engineer who lives in Monterey Park. "There were not many books . . . for my wife to read." But that was several years ago. Now the library near his home, the Bruggemeyer Memorial Library in Monterey Park, offers an extensive collection of Japanese-language books.
NEWS
July 18, 1985
The South Bay section on July 7 featured an article about parents who exploit the public libraries as day-care centers. The article mentions many instances when either desperate or negligent parents leave their children to be cared for by the library staff. This is a lamentable situation. The library staff and the libraries should not be abused in this manner. However, I'm equally concerned about how the Los Angeles Times has exploited my daughter and the other children that were photographed during children's story time at the Hawthorne Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
Los Angeles County libraries are the greatest beneficiaries of county spending for recreational and cultural services. The following figures come from the 1987-88 county budget: Arboreta and botanic gardens: $3,446,222 Beaches and harbors: 44,365,211 Museum of Art: 11,099,073 Museum of Natural History: 7,309,850 Music Center/performing arts: 7,301,125 Parks and recreation: 50,466,134 Public library: 54,271,592 Total: $178,259,207
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