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February 27, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service said it will move its main immigrant asylum hearing center to downtown Anaheim by June. For the past year, most local asylum hearings have been held at temporary offices in the Chet Holifield Federal Building in Laguna Niguel. Asylum hearings also have been held in downtown Los Angeles, and some will continue to be held there, said Rosemary Melville, INS regional asylum director.
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April 14, 2001 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials will be moving back into Los Angeles City Hall in July on schedule after a $299-million, three-year project that has been as much a modernization as a seismic retrofitting. Mayor Richard Riordan and City Controller Rick Tuttle wanted to limit the project to retrofitting, which was spurred by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
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January 20, 1988 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Ambitious plans for a large municipal building, along with a major buildup of Little Tokyo, including a 500-room hotel, more stores, hundreds of apartments, a plaza and a museum--all built as an extension of the Los Angeles Civic Center--took a step forward Tuesday. City Administrative Officer Keith Comrie recommended one of four groups of developers competing to build the 1.25-million-square-foot First Street North project, located on 7.
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December 22, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Hall East, the temporary seat of Los Angeles city government, was cited for 480 fire code violations in 1999, and officials found it had no system to keep track of repairs, according to an audit released Thursday. As a result, City Controller Rick Tuttle recommended creating a process to alert the mayor and City Council of continuing problems.
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March 16, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Department of Water and Power officials felt like they had stepped into a scene from "Hogan's Heroes." Pulling aside a tool cabinet in a storage shed at the Scattergood Generating Station in Playa del Rey on March 1, investigators found a strange addition--a hinged, wooden trap door concealing the entrance to a narrow tunnel. Grabbing several flashlights, investigators lowered themselves into the dank shaft and began slithering forward on their bellies.
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January 22, 1987 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council took steps Wednesday to open another public building as a shelter for the homeless, as some of its members lashed out at the Board of Supervisors for failing to do its legally required job of providing social services to the poor. County Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Deane Dana, however, hotly disputed claims that the county is not doing enough for the homeless. Both also criticized city officials for opening City Hall as a shelter for the homeless.
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July 20, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS
Going on a hunger strike in front of a government building isn't what most people would choose to do in their free time. But Tustin resident Julian Belmonte is trying to show that he's different than most folks. After his request for political asylum was denied earlier this year, Belmonte, 19, decided to go without food for 15 days to protest the decision. He began the hunger strike Friday in front of the Immigration and Naturalization Services building in Los Angeles.
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March 15, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two secret underground rooms that may have been used to grow marijuana have been found beneath a Department of Water and Power generating station, prompting an investigation into who built them and why, authorities said. Acting on an informant's tip, DWP investigators discovered the two 10-by-40-foot rooms--supplied with electricity, fresh water and a ventilation system--at the Scattergood Generating Station near El Segundo on March 1, DWP special agent Chuck Rubidoux said.
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June 29, 1999
Despite a 50% increase in costs, the city's top two administrators are prepared to recommend that Los Angeles go ahead with construction of a civic center building in Van Nuys to provide centralized services for the San Fernando Valley, officials said Monday. A report by Chief Legislative Analyst Ron Deaton and acting City Administrative Officer Paul Cauley was being finalized Monday for release as early as today so it can be acted on next month by the City Council, officials said.
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June 29, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a 50% jump in costs, the city's top two administrators are prepared to recommend that Los Angeles go ahead with construction of a new civic center building in Van Nuys to provide centralized services for the San Fernando Valley, officials said Monday. A report by Chief Legislative Analyst Ron Deaton and Acting City Administrative Officer Paul Cauley was being finalized Monday for release as early as today so it can be acted on next month by the City Council, officials said.
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July 20, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO
The West Valley Municipal Building will reopen today after a nine-month renovation project that included seismic retrofitting and expansion of staff and public areas. The center, at 19040 Vanowen St. in Reseda, houses several city branch offices. Those offices include the Department of Building and Safety, city attorney, dispute mediation, Community Redevelopment Agency, Bureau of Street Services and Contract Administration, Department of Transportation, and the Los Angeles Police Department.
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July 24, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved a $34-million government center for the San Fernando Valley--a project that both secessionists and foes claimed as a symbol of their conflicting causes. More than a decade in the works, the Marvin Braude San Fernando Valley Constituent Service Center, named after the former councilman, will consolidate city offices now spread throughout the Valley into one three-story structure in Van Nuys.
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July 20, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While tougher fines have helped cut false burglar alarm calls to the LAPD by 8%, one group of alarm owners continues to have an excessive number of bad calls: Los Angeles city agencies, including the Police Department itself. City departments were responsible for at least 541 false alarms last year, including 97 by the LAPD, largely from defective burglar alarms, or those triggered by wind or animals.
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July 8, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new civic center for the San Fernando Valley moved a step closer to reality Wednesday after a panel recommended that the City Council should go ahead with the $34-million construction of a new office building in Van Nuys. The council's Information Technology and General Services Committee endorsed the Marvin Braude San Fernando Valley Constituent Service Center to be built by the Voit Cos. and leased back to the city for about $3.8 million annually.
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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.
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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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August 7, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
At a special meeting of the Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee, Councilman Richard Alarcon instructed city staff to research how the city might purchase the Department of Water and Power's largely vacant Anthony Building on Arleta Avenue to house a new police station.
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April 13, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Deaton's new office is larger than John Ferraro's. It's also larger than Mayor Richard Riordan's. But that hardly matters because Nate Holden's office is the biggest of all. But, then, it doesn't have a wet bar like Deaton's. Who, you might ask, is Ron Deaton and why should his office be bigger than the mayor's or the City Council president's?
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June 29, 1999
Despite a 50% increase in costs, the city's top two administrators are prepared to recommend that Los Angeles go ahead with construction of a civic center building in Van Nuys to provide centralized services for the San Fernando Valley, officials said Monday. A report by Chief Legislative Analyst Ron Deaton and acting City Administrative Officer Paul Cauley was being finalized Monday for release as early as today so it can be acted on next month by the City Council, officials said.
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June 29, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a 50% jump in costs, the city's top two administrators are prepared to recommend that Los Angeles go ahead with construction of a new civic center building in Van Nuys to provide centralized services for the San Fernando Valley, officials said Monday. A report by Chief Legislative Analyst Ron Deaton and Acting City Administrative Officer Paul Cauley was being finalized Monday for release as early as today so it can be acted on next month by the City Council, officials said.
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