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April 24, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watts and West Adams are two strikingly different neighborhoods, separated in physical terms by a few miles of freeway, but in human terms by a yawning gap in family income, property values and upward mobility. Life is upbeat in West Adams, an attractive mid-cities district of red-tiled Spanish homes and neat lawns. White-collar blacks and whites have been busy gentrifying the area since the early 1980s.
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October 13, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the last three years, scandals swirling around Mayor Tom Bradley's Administration have exposed fundamental weaknesses in a local political system once touted as a model of clean government, according to ethics experts, political scientists and elected officials. "It was mythology . . . sold to generations of Angelenos," said Eric Shockman of USC's Unruh Institute of Politics. "We are not 'the city on the hill.'
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September 15, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Tom Bradley hired the highest-ranked black official in San Diego County and a prominent Los Angeles arts figure for top city jobs Wednesday, filling vacancies left when two of his most controversial appointees departed City Hall in a hurry. In also elevating veteran Los Angeles city officials to three other top jobs, Bradley rejected pleas from Latino leaders for at least two appointments and a bigger share of the plum jobs in city government.
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February 26, 1991 | RICH CONNELL and GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A key Los Angeles City anti-poverty program is so badly managed that thousands of needy residents are at risk of being shortchanged on services ranging from child care and job training to low-cost home repairs, city Controller Rick Tuttle said Monday. The disarray in the $7-million-a-year federally financed program is so serious, Tuttle said, that an independent monitor should immediately oversee the disbursement and collection of money.
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February 28, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A city report has concluded that Los Angeles is owed about $48,000 in rent paid for space in a office complex that was secretly owned by Bishop H. H. Brookins, The Times learned Tuesday.
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April 27, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley's proposed city budget contains no funding for a condoms-and-bleach AIDS prevention program he announced three months ago, and City Council budget slashers said Thursday there is no extra money in the city's general fund to pay for it. The future of the program and other AIDS-prevention measures now hinges on whether Los Angeles can obtain a $250,000 federal grant, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1989
The Los Angeles Community Development Department will make available economic development loans to help small businesses struggling to comply with new regional air pollution regulations. At a press conference Monday, Mayor Tom Bradley and City Councilman Robert Farrell said they fear many small manufacturers will go out of business unless they receive financial help in installing pollution devices that are required under a sweeping 20-year plan for the Los Angeles Basin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1991 | RICH CONNELL and GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A key Los Angeles City anti-poverty program is so badly managed that thousands of needy residents are at risk of being shortchanged on services ranging from child care and job training to low-cost home repairs, city Controller Rick Tuttle said Monday. The disarray in the $7-million-a-year federally financed program is so serious, Tuttle said, that an independent monitor should immediately oversee the disbursement and collection of money.
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October 21, 1987 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Tom Bradley joined a consortium of companies Tuesday in announcing the creation of a special real estate investment fund aimed at financing housing projects for low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles and other California cities. The four California-based companies agreed to donate $1 million each to help build or renovate 377 units in various housing projects, according to officials of the National Equity Fund.
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January 13, 1988 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Tom Bradley said Tuesday he will dismiss most members of the board that oversees the troubled Private Industry Council and replace them with top business executives, signaling the virtual demise of the federally funded job training agency. Acting after a series of scandals were publicized, Bradley said he also will seek to strip the council of its $1.1-million budget, forcing the agency to close its office and lay off its dozen staff members, City Hall sources said.
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April 27, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley's proposed city budget contains no funding for a condoms-and-bleach AIDS prevention program he announced three months ago, and City Council budget slashers said Thursday there is no extra money in the city's general fund to pay for it. The future of the program and other AIDS-prevention measures now hinges on whether Los Angeles can obtain a $250,000 federal grant, officials said.
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April 24, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watts and West Adams are two strikingly different neighborhoods, separated in physical terms by a few miles of freeway, but in human terms by a yawning gap in family income, property values and upward mobility. Life is upbeat in West Adams, an attractive mid-cities district of red-tiled Spanish homes and neat lawns. White-collar blacks and whites have been busy gentrifying the area since the early 1980s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1990
Delaying a decision on whether to sue Bishop H.H. Brookins, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday directed the city attorney's office to negotiate with Brookins in a dispute over $48,000 he may owe the city. The council gave the order during a closed session and continued the matter until May 11, Councilman Robert Farrell said. At issue is $48,000 in Community Development Department funds paid to a Brookins organization to rent a building that Brookins owned.
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March 10, 1990
African Methodist Episcopal Church leaders and Councilman Nate Holden on Friday defended a controversial education and job training program that operates out of a building owned by Bishop H.H. Brookins. "This is a gimmick," Holden said of a city investigation that concluded Brookins had "obscured" from the city his ownership of a Southwest Los Angeles office complex that housed the program. The program was stripped of its $87,142-a-year city contract last month.
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March 7, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley is expected to announce plans today for the creation of a new housing department that will focus on the city's growing shortage of affordable housing, aides said Tuesday. At the same time, Bradley will propose the creation of a new seven-member commission to oversee the department, said Deputy Mayor Mark Fabiani. If the plan is approved by the City Council, the authority of the city's beleaguered Community Development Department would be drastically reduced.
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March 1, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
City officials on Wednesday canceled an $87,142-a-year contract with a troubled South Los Angeles education program that operates out of an office building owned by Bishop H.H. Brookins. Responding to the findings of an investigation of Brookins and the program, a City Council committee agreed to let the contract with the South Los Angeles Development Corp. expire effective today.
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March 9, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
For three years, Rosa Pech has been taking her children to a small day-care center in the Pico Union district so she could go to her housekeeping job. On Wednesday, she became the victim of a bureaucratic dispute between the center's operators and the Los Angeles Community Development Department.
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March 7, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley is expected to announce plans today for the creation of a new housing department that will focus on the city's growing shortage of affordable housing, aides said Tuesday. At the same time, Bradley will propose the creation of a new seven-member commission to oversee the department, said Deputy Mayor Mark Fabiani. If the plan is approved by the City Council, the authority of the city's beleaguered Community Development Department would be drastically reduced.
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February 28, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A city report has concluded that Los Angeles is owed about $48,000 in rent paid for space in a office complex that was secretly owned by Bishop H. H. Brookins, The Times learned Tuesday.
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February 16, 1990 | Glenn F. Bunting, This article was reported by Rich Connell and Tracy Wood. It was written by Bunting
Two Los Angeles city employees warned a high-ranking administrator in 1984 that Bishop H.H. Brookins allegedly misused $26,865 in federal poverty funds, but no one notified criminal investigators until after the statute of limitations for embezzlement had elapsed, according to interviews and newly obtained documents. One staff member in the city's Community Development Department, Raul M.
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