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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1994 | ALICIA DOYLE
The Los Angeles Equestrian Center and children from George Washington Elementary School in Burbank will hold a tree-planting ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at the center. About 20 third- and fifth-graders will plant native trees in a field at the center at 480 Riverside Drive to replace those removed because of disease. The event will commemorate the Equestrian Center's ongoing support of an environmental science park on the George Washington campus.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1990
The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission has voted to turn over operation of the financially troubled Los Angeles Equestrian Center to a Burbank development firm despite protests by some horse owners that the move could lead to cuts in riding lessons, shows and polo games. Commissioners, after briefly trying to allay the fears of about 150 protesters, voted unanimously to permit the takeover by Del Rey Properties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1990
The Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners agreed Monday to consider a proposal by the owners of the financially troubled Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank to drop the rent of the center from about $30,000 a month to a flat fee of $50,000 for 1990. The board agreed to consider the proposal after Dean W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990
Los Angeles Recreation and Park officials have recommended that a Burbank-based development company be allowed to take over the Los Angeles Equestrian Center from its financially beleaguered operator. The developer, Del Rey Properties, agreed to pay $500,000 of the more than $800,000 in back rent owed by Gibraltar Savings to the city of Los Angeles, which owns the 70-acre center in Griffith Park. Gibraltar executives have blamed the center's previous operator for the debt to the city.
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November 10, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles city parks agency voted Monday to allow chef Raimund Hofmeister, now backed by new financial partners, to reopen his culinary school at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center facility in Griffith Park. By a 3-0 vote, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission approved the sublease between the city's equestrian center franchisee and Equestrian Culinary Enterprises Inc., the cooking school Hofmeister founded with his wife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1993 | ED BOND
The Los Angeles Equestrian Center has started a drive to collect as many as 200 toys for an organization that distributes the items to poor children on reservations throughout the West. The effort is part of a larger toy drive campaign in which the Red Cloud American Indian Society, based in Irvine, plans to ship 7,000 wrapped Christmas gifts to children in 20 reservations or Native American groups in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Gibraltar Savings of Beverly Hills took over operation of the debt-plagued Los Angeles Equestrian Center Friday, ousting its director, J. Albert Garcia. Gibraltar, which has lent $18 million to the Griffith Park facility since 1982 and is its largest creditor, will run the 70-acre center for an indefinite period until a new operator can be found, a spokesman said, adding that services will not be curtailed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1988
A plan by operators of the debt-ridden Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park to raise rents on horse stalls by as much as $40 a month was stalled Friday by the Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks, which ordered the operators to come up with a more comprehensive proposal for making the center financially viable.
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