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September 11, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state agency has accused Los Angeles County of denying a promotion to a veteran Latino employee because he had complained about discrimination in the Parks Department. In a civil rights complaint filed last week, the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing accused the county Parks and Recreation Department of "discriminatory retaliation" against employee William De La Garza "because he opposed practices forbidden by the Fair Employment and Housing Act."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Delgado, 11, and Darrell Smith, 13, frolicked Wednesday in the cool water of the Will Rogers Park pool in Watts, paying no attention to the business-suited officials preparing to make an important announcement. George and Darrell had already heard the news and were among the first to take advantage of the fact that the pool would no longer charge children $1 to swim. "Everybody is happy," said George, preparing to make a big splash into the water. "Now all my friends can go swimming."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1992 | HECTOR TOBAR and AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Reflecting recession-driven cutbacks in state funding, Los Angeles County officials Thursday proposed dramatic reductions in public services ranging from the welfare department to art museums, including the closure of 13 district attorney offices, six sheriff's facilities and a branch jail. If adopted by the Board of Supervisors, Chief Administrative Officer Richard B. Dixon's proposed cutbacks would eliminate 4,200 county jobs, more than 5% of the total work force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Opponents of a proposed off-road vehicle park in Baker and Hume canyons have scored a partial victory to keep the facility out of their back yard, but there are several more laps to go before the issue is resolved. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week agreed with a Parks Department report that called Baker Canyon unsuitable for the motocross track, and decided to form an advisory committee to determine what type of facility off-roaders want and where it should be.
NEWS
May 16, 1992 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County officials on Friday submitted a proposed $13.4-billion budget that falls a staggering $2.2 billion short of what is necessary to maintain the already strained level of service in the nation's most populous county. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, the budget's Draconian cuts would affect virtually every corner of county government, taking heavy tolls on the Sheriff's, Welfare, Health, Parks and Recreation and Beaches and Harbor departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1993 | PENELOPE MOFFET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 40 students gathered in a small, dimly lit nature center lined with glass cases of stuffed birds and mammals, eager for instruction in the ways of the wild. "Do you know any animal that, for a small twinkly thing on your finger, would slit your throat?" asked instructor Frank Hovore. "Our humanity is what sets us apart from nature, very truly, but it doesn't set us above it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Opponents of a proposed off-road vehicle park in Baker and Hume canyons have scored a partial victory to keep the facility out of their back yard, but there are several more laps to go before the issue is resolved. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week agreed with a Parks Department report that called Baker Canyon unsuitable for the motocross track, and decided to form an advisory committee to determine what type of facility off-roaders want and where it should be.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Delgado, 11, and Darrell Smith, 13, frolicked Wednesday in the cool water of the Will Rogers Park pool in Watts, paying no attention to the business-suited officials preparing to make an important announcement. George and Darrell had already heard the news and were among the first to take advantage of the fact that the pool would no longer charge children $1 to swim. "Everybody is happy," said George, preparing to make a big splash into the water. "Now all my friends can go swimming."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1993
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to keep the departments of Beaches and Harbors and Parks and Recreation as separate entities, and not combine them to save money. The supervisors voted unanimously to reject a recommendation by the Quality and Productivity Commission to merge the departments. The board agreed with acting Chief Administrative Officer Harry Hufford's finding that combining the departments "would not assure significant enhancements."
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
September 26, 1993 | PENELOPE MOFFET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 40 students gathered in a small, dimly lit nature center lined with glass cases of stuffed birds and mammals, eager for instruction in the ways of the wild. "Do you know any animal that, for a small twinkly thing on your finger, would slit your throat?" asked instructor Frank Hovore. "Our humanity is what sets us apart from nature, very truly, but it doesn't set us above it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1993
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to keep the departments of Beaches and Harbors and Parks and Recreation as separate entities, and not combine them to save money. The supervisors voted unanimously to reject a recommendation by the Quality and Productivity Commission to merge the departments. The board agreed with acting Chief Administrative Officer Harry Hufford's finding that combining the departments "would not assure significant enhancements."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1992 | HECTOR TOBAR and AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Reflecting recession-driven cutbacks in state funding, Los Angeles County officials Thursday proposed dramatic reductions in public services ranging from the welfare department to art museums, including the closure of 13 district attorney offices, six sheriff's facilities and a branch jail. If adopted by the Board of Supervisors, Chief Administrative Officer Richard B. Dixon's proposed cutbacks would eliminate 4,200 county jobs, more than 5% of the total work force.
NEWS
May 16, 1992 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County officials on Friday submitted a proposed $13.4-billion budget that falls a staggering $2.2 billion short of what is necessary to maintain the already strained level of service in the nation's most populous county. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, the budget's Draconian cuts would affect virtually every corner of county government, taking heavy tolls on the Sheriff's, Welfare, Health, Parks and Recreation and Beaches and Harbor departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state agency has accused Los Angeles County of denying a promotion to a veteran Latino employee because he had complained about discrimination in the Parks Department. In a civil rights complaint filed last week, the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing accused the county Parks and Recreation Department of "discriminatory retaliation" against employee William De La Garza "because he opposed practices forbidden by the Fair Employment and Housing Act."
NEWS
September 22, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD
The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department will begin constructing a center next month to house information and objects reflecting the island's history, geology and wildlife. The $1-million, 3,200-square-foot building will be built on a half-acre parcel in Avalon Canyon, which the county will lease from the Santa Catalina Island Co., said Sandra J. Fiorenza, the department's capital projects manager.
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