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September 22, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
The distress call of a marsh wren at Los Angeles County's busiest park has led to an experimental maintenance plan that favors birds by restricting tree trimming and vegetation cutting to winter seasons. Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation officials revamped maintenance strategies at Legg Lake in South El Monte's Whittier Narrows Recreation Area after bird watchers complained that a cattail removal effort had disturbed a marsh wren.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A movement to ban gang members from Los Angeles County parks is generating little enthusiasm among parks officials and recreation supervisors, most of whom said it would exclude many of the youths they are trying to reach. "One of our goals is for the gang members to use the park. Some of them might see the light that way, see that there are alternatives," said Henry Roman, assistant director of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was one of the longest days of the year and as the last traces of light drained out of the sky, Athens Park in Willowbrook was packed with kids on bikes, shirtless men dribbling basketballs, mothers pushing strollers and couples walking under the trees. In a moment, the tranquil vibe was shattered as the pop-pop-pop of gunfire split the air Thursday night. Nine young men collapsed with bullets in their bodies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
The distress call of a marsh wren at Los Angeles County's busiest park has led to an experimental maintenance plan that favors birds by restricting tree trimming and vegetation cutting to winter seasons. Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation officials revamped maintenance strategies at Legg Lake in South El Monte's Whittier Narrows Recreation Area after bird watchers complained that a cattail removal effort had disturbed a marsh wren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was one of the longest days of the year and as the last traces of light drained out of the sky, Athens Park in Willowbrook was packed with kids on bikes, shirtless men dribbling basketballs, mothers pushing strollers and couples walking under the trees. In a moment, the tranquil vibe was shattered as the pop-pop-pop of gunfire split the air Thursday night. Nine young men collapsed with bullets in their bodies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1992
Burbank wants to honor the mouth that bites it. The Burbank City Council will vote Tuesday on renaming Buena Vista Park after "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, who has repeatedly poked fun at the city for the last 20 years. City Manager Bud Ovrom said in a memo to the council that Carson, who is retiring in May, has brought national recognition to Burbank. "If you go anywhere in the nation, people know about Burbank--and much of the reason is Johnny Carson," Ovrom wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House of Representatives is expected to pass a federal energy and water spending bill next week that contains nearly $15 million for San Fernando Valley projects--including the cleanup of contaminated Rockwell International facilities west of Chatsworth, and recreational improvements at the Sepulveda Basin, Hansen Dam and Los Angeles River. The $21.5-billion Energy and Water Appropriations Act for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 includes $10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON
The city of Burbank wants to honor the mouth that bites it. The Burbank City Council will vote Tuesday on renaming Buena Vista Park after "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, who has repeatedly poked fun at the city for 20 years. City Manager Bud Ovrom said in a memo to the council that Carson, who is retiring from the television talk show in May, has brought national recognition to Burbank.
NEWS
September 3, 1988
George H. Kennedy, 74, commissioner in the 1960s and '70s for both the Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power and the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Commission. Former owner of Kennedy Outdoor Advertising Co., once one of the city's largest billboard firms, Kennedy also was active in civic activities in the San Gabriel area. In Los Angeles on Aug. 21 of complications of a stroke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1992
Burbank wants to honor the mouth that bites it. The Burbank City Council will vote Tuesday on renaming Buena Vista Park after "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, who has repeatedly poked fun at the city for the last 20 years. City Manager Bud Ovrom said in a memo to the council that Carson, who is retiring in May, has brought national recognition to Burbank. "If you go anywhere in the nation, people know about Burbank--and much of the reason is Johnny Carson," Ovrom wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON
The city of Burbank wants to honor the mouth that bites it. The Burbank City Council will vote Tuesday on renaming Buena Vista Park after "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, who has repeatedly poked fun at the city for 20 years. City Manager Bud Ovrom said in a memo to the council that Carson, who is retiring from the television talk show in May, has brought national recognition to Burbank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A movement to ban gang members from Los Angeles County parks is generating little enthusiasm among parks officials and recreation supervisors, most of whom said it would exclude many of the youths they are trying to reach. "One of our goals is for the gang members to use the park. Some of them might see the light that way, see that there are alternatives," said Henry Roman, assistant director of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House of Representatives is expected to pass a federal energy and water spending bill next week that contains nearly $15 million for San Fernando Valley projects--including the cleanup of contaminated Rockwell International facilities west of Chatsworth, and recreational improvements at the Sepulveda Basin, Hansen Dam and Los Angeles River. The $21.5-billion Energy and Water Appropriations Act for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 includes $10.
NEWS
August 15, 1985
The annual Watts Summer Festival, which was begun the year after the 1965 Watts Riot as a memorial to the 34 lives lost in the violence, will not be held this year because Los Angeles County officials have refused to provide a site for the event. Festival director Tommy Jacquette said plans to return the festival to Will Rogers Park, the original site of the event, were canceled after county officials refused to allow the event to be held there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1997
The county Board of Supervisors approved a $4.16-million plan Tuesday to help build parks and greenways along the Los Angeles River. With money from a 1992 Los Angeles County parks proposition, the board gave the go-ahead to six projects that will help transform the concrete-lined waterway into a recreational corridor. The new parks and landscaped bike paths fall within the district of Supervisor Gloria Molina, whose staff worked with local cities to apply for the funding.
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