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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1996 | HENRY CHU
The Los Angeles City Council decided unanimously Tuesday to apply for a federal grant worth nearly half a million dollars to help spur business growth in the San Fernando Valley. The city will request $467,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, a consortium of local business groups working to promote new economic development and to continue the area's recovery from the Northridge earthquake.
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NEWS
December 1, 2001 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last eight years, the city of Los Angeles has forsaken more than $117 million in federal grants urgently needed to improve safety and security at Los Angeles International Airport. The federal money could have been used to soundproof hundreds of homes, to build safer taxiways to prevent near misses between aircraft and to install advanced security systems to keep intruders from reaching "secure" areas of passenger terminals.
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NEWS
May 14, 1992 | WILLIAM J. EATON and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush announced Wednesday that the government will provide $600 million in low-interest loans for South Los Angeles and other areas devastated in the violent aftermath of the Rodney King verdicts. The new loan funds, to be made available through the Federal Home Loan Bank Board system, are in addition to $600 million in emergency funds already designated for the stricken city and a host of other urban aid programs being considered by Congress and the President.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles will receive $4.4 million in federal housing grants early next year to help the homeless, elderly and disabled and those with AIDS, city officials announced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to commit the funds within a month, said Steve Renahan, a city housing director. About $3.7 million will subsidize the rents of 71 units in downtown Los Angeles, including those at the Rivers Hotel on skid row and a Normandie Avenue apartment building.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | CHAU LAM and SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A string of powerful pre-dawn aftershocks--including a magnitude 5.0 temblor--rattled a sleeping Los Angeles on Saturday, putting police on temporary alert, buckling already weakened structures and sending some nervous residents scrambling back to shelters. But the strongest aftershock to hit the city in 10 days was not enough to impede recovery efforts, as detours were opened around collapsed freeways and U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1995 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a widely publicized effort to stem disaster aid fraud, federal agents on Thursday arrested nine people accused of collecting thousands of dollars by filing false claims after last year's Northridge earthquake and January's floods. The suspects, who were taken into custody at their homes in pre-dawn raids from Anaheim to the San Fernando Valley, fraudulently collected more than $70,000 in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Nathan Hochman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
Police Chief Daryl F. Gates told the City Council on Wednesday that he is certain the federal government will increase its drug-fighting resources in the Los Angeles area in light of the discovery last week of nearly 19 tons of cocaine in a Sylmar warehouse. "I think we will begin to see a buildup of the DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration), the FBI, Customs and even an enhancement of the Coast Guard in this area," Gates told council members during a briefing on the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Year after year, Los Angeles has received millions of dollars for providing housing to poor people with AIDS, but rather than spend the money, the city has allowed much of it to accumulate, infuriating some activists. "We're waiting," said Michael Weinstein, president of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the nation's largest HIV/AIDS medical provider. "We've been waiting for a year."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan, who last week proclaimed 2000 as the "Year of the Child," today will submit a plan to the City Council to spend millions of federal dollars largely on programs that assist Los Angeles children. Although the exact amount of money coming from the federal government was still unclear late Tuesday, Riordan's budget team was estimating that four sources of federal money combined would give the administration about $175 million to work with.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles' Minority Business Opportunity Committee has won federal funding to take it through 2002, a sign of confidence in a program that has become a model to other cities. Created in 1994 after the Northridge earthquake, the committee--known as MBOC--serves as a matchmaking service, pairing minority-owned businesses with both government and private contracts through its database, Web site (http://www.mboc.cityofla.org) and lobbying efforts, said Director Diane Castano-Sallee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2000
USC will receive a $400,000 federal grant for use in augmenting its outreach programs in Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, university officials said Monday. The funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are part of $7.5 million in Community Outreach Partnership Centers grants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan, who last week proclaimed 2000 as the "Year of the Child," today will submit a plan to the City Council to spend millions of federal dollars largely on programs that assist Los Angeles children. Although the exact amount of money coming from the federal government was still unclear late Tuesday, Riordan's budget team was estimating that four sources of federal money combined would give the administration about $175 million to work with.
SPORTS
December 22, 1999 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two billion dollars. That's the federal government's preliminary estimate of the total it put out to help put on the Los Angeles and Atlanta Olympic Games combined with its projected expenditures for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. By far the bulk of the amount, about $1.4 billion, is headed for Salt Lake City. Atlanta's 1996 Summer Games got $605 million and the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles drew a mere $75 million, according to the study, released by the General Accounting Office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an unprecedented gathering of women infected with the AIDS virus underway in Los Angeles, city and federal officials said Monday that millions of additional dollars will be spent in minority communities fighting AIDS. Ferd Eggan, director of AIDS programs for the city of Los Angeles, said the municipal Housing Authority has just sent to the City Council a proposal to spend $8.3 million in federal housing subsidies made available this summer by the Clinton administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a deadline fast approaching, Councilman Alex Padilla saw his efforts Wednesday to include Pacoima in an application for a federal youth program wither without the needed support from the City Council. Padilla has been pushing for Pacoima to be added to the city's application for a $12-million federal grant that would provide job training and placement for youths 14 to 21. Watts and East Los Angeles have already been proposed for the application.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Alex Padilla moved Tuesday to force city officials to include Pacoima in an application for a $12-million federal youth job program. Padilla and several other San Fernando Valley political leaders were angered when Pacoima was left out of plans to apply for the U.S. Department of Labor grant. Watts and East Los Angeles were proposed for the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1999 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Alex Padilla moved Tuesday to force city officials to include Pacoima in an application for a $12-million federal youth job program. Padilla and several other San Fernando Valley political leaders were angered when Pacoima was left out of plans to apply for the U.S. Department of Labor grant. Watts and East Los Angeles were proposed for the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that too many Los Angeles Police Department officers hired with federal grants are ending up behind desks, a City Council panel Tuesday recommended a revised budget requiring that all 157 additional officers authorized for next year be assigned to patrol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing a potentially hefty price tag, Los Angeles officials have launched an attack on a federal proposal to require cities to insure their buildings to be eligible for disaster assistance. For Los Angeles, which has 750 uninsured buildings worth billions of dollars, the cost of meeting the proposed insurance requirements could be in the tens of millions of dollars annually, said Richard Welch, the city's director of risk management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing a potentially hefty price tag, Los Angeles officials have launched an attack on a federal proposal to require cities to insure their public buildings in order to be eligible for disaster assistance. For Los Angeles, which has 750 uninsured buildings worth billions of dollars, the cost of meeting the proposed insurance requirements could be in the tens of millions of dollars annually, said Richard Welch, the city's director of risk management.
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