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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1994
Releasing final audits of the 1993 mayoral campaign, the costliest in Los Angeles history, the city Ethics Commission Thursday found Mayor Richard Riordan and his opponent, former Councilman Michael Woo, received several thousand of dollars in contributions in excess of legal limits. Overall, however, the reviews concluded that both candidates substantially complied with tougher election laws enacted after the ethics controversies in the latter years of former Mayor Tom Bradley's Administration.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992
Adelyn (Ade) Banks, a former newspaper columnist and city editor, has died at a Burbank hospital. She was 64. A longtime Burbank resident, Ms. Banks died Thursday of complications of heart and lung disease, said longtime friend Jim Bacon. Born in Hull, Iowa, she began her newspaper career as a teen-ager on the weekly Burbank News.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2003 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
The locals never paid much attention to the place. It took a newcomer from San Francisco to realize that the home of one of Los Angeles' most important old-time mayors was in jeopardy. And now the Bay Area transplant is helping rally Hollywood residents and city officials to prevent the demolition of the former residence of James R. Toberman, the mayor who brought electric lights, mass transit and fiscal integrity to Los Angeles in the late 1800s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2006 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
Anita Martinez considers herself the historian of her family's century in Los Angeles. The office manager from Lincoln Heights safeguards the old photos, the scrapbooks and the World War II love letters between her grandparents. So when she heard about an unusual exhibition of historical archives on Southern California life, she hurried to the Huntington Library in San Marino on Saturday.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Phantom of the Opera" will become the longest running musical in Los Angeles history with its 839th show a week from tonight at the the Ahmanson Theatre. And it owes some of its success to two dancers who got their first taste of show business in Ventura County. In fact, the two cast members, Irene Cho and Mary Alyce Laubacher, attended the Oxnard School of Ballet together as pre-teens and quickly became best friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2000
Long before the term "multicultural" became popular in Los Angeles, Boyle Heights was the city's melting pot. Today, the Eastside area contains only fading remnants of the Jewish, Japanese, Italian and Russian communities that once shared the area with Mexican families, who are still there. But the Japanese American National Museum is launching a two-year project to preserve the ethnic history of the 120-year-old community, and it is calling on former and current Boyle Heights residents to help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2000 | Cecilia Rasmussen
St. Vincent's Medical Center is Los Angeles' oldest hospital and, in the midst of its sprawling, palm-dotted campus, sits a six-story building, home to the Daughters of Charity, the families of out-of-town patients and the only history center and museum of its kind in the West. What began five years ago as Sister Helen Carmody's personal rescue of dumpster-bound memorabilia is now a 3,000-square-foot repository, research center and museum that encompasses the history of medicine in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Central Avenue: a long thoroughfare slicing through East Los Angeles from East 1st Street on the north to Del Amo on the south. Not much to look at these days, it was at one time one of America's most legendary cultural arenas. It belongs, first of all, on any short list of America's most vital jazz mainsprings.
NEWS
January 18, 1998 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood, which gave Southern California its glamorous image around the world, is rapidly moving from supporting player to star of the region's economy on the strength of exploding global demand for its movies, TV shows and new entertainment technologies.
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