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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1991
In her underwhelming study of golf as an addiction, Roberta W. Coffey says that golf can be a "cover-up . . . for sexual dysfunction." Too bad Coffey doesn't know, as we hackers do, that golf is in many ways better than sex. It lasts longer and it's safe to do with multiple partners. GORDON MITCHELL, Tarzana
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1999 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A second proposal to build a soccer stadium in the San Fernando Valley with no public subsidy was unveiled Wednesday, creating competition between professional and amateur groups for the site in the renovated Hansen Dam Recreation Area. Steve Sampson, the former coach of the U.S. national soccer team who now represents Pueblo Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1999 | JIM NEWTON and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a hard-won victory at Los Angeles City Hall and 18 months of whirlwind construction and political fence-mending, the curtain lifts tonight on downtown's Staples Center.
NEWS
August 14, 1994 | DIANE SEO
During the late 1970s and early '80s, hundreds of artists and gallery owners searching for spacious lofts and cheap warehouse space moved Downtown to be part of an emerging art scene envisioned as a new "SoHo of the West." But by the mid '80s, the galleries clustered just west of the Los Angeles River began to languish and artists began abandoning their industrial work spaces to be closer to their wealthy patrons in Santa Monica and other Westside communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1993
After nearly nine years of delays and negotiations, plans for a full-service supermarket in a neighborhood near USC moved ahead Thursday. The Community Redevelopment Agency gave approval to Food 4 Less Supermarkets Inc. and Bakewell Development to build an Alpha Beta supermarket at Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue on a site partially owned by the city.
NEWS
February 19, 1990 | LEON WHITESON
Amid the din of traffic and buzz of busy sidewalks, landscape architects Pamela Burton and Katherine Spitz take refuge in the tranquillity of a tiny downtown park they designed on Spring Street. "In this very urban space we've called upon metaphor, narrative and journey to evoke a special sense of place," Burton says.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1998 | MORRIS NEWMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A growing number of buildings in Los Angeles are undergoing face lifts, being stripped to their skeletons and rebuilt with the modern amenities and sleek exteriors that can attract top corporate tenants. Make-overs are also a sign of the times--rising rents justify renovations in some markets but haven't gone high enough to make new construction financially feasible. Buildings in Beverly Hills and Century City, where land is scarce, have recently been remade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's beleaguered campaign to expand Los Angeles International Airport hit another snag this week when the officials who had requested bids to oversee the project's next phase abruptly and indefinitely postponed the process on the advice of city lawyers .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works on Monday gave the final go-ahead for a beautification project that is to act as a Gateway to Hollywood: a 30-foot-high glass tower and a large fountain on the median where Franklin and Wilcox avenues meet Cahuenga Boulevard. Supporters say the Gateway project, to cost an estimated $658,000 in private and public money, will help that portion of Hollywood continue its winning battle against prostitution and drug dealing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although ethics experts say he did nothing wrong, Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla has come under political fire from opponents for asking a city contractor to donate buses to ferry dozens of residents who share his enthusiasm for redevelopment to a critical local election. At the request of Padilla's office, Laidlaw Transit Inc.
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