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May 2, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr.
Ending hours of thumbing through the Dewey decimal system, any bookworm with a computer and a modem will be able to access the Los Angeles Public Library's catalogue by dialing a telephone number. Beginning this week, the catalogue can be accessed from home or office by dialing (213) 623-6455 from a computer equipped with the proper software.
November 8, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A new video detailing methods for thwarting would-be criminals through innovative design techniques will be available next week at Los Angeles libraries, Councilwoman Laura Chick said Friday. The video, "Design Out Crime," emphasizes simple, preventive steps that can be taken by homeowners and business people, as well as architects and developers, to reduce possible crime problems.
Responding to concerns about minors seeing pornography on the Internet, Los Angeles libraries will block access to adult sites from some computer terminals in children's areas, officials said Wednesday. Librarian Susan Kent briefed the Los Angeles City Council on the 90-day trial program that will be instituted at six branch libraries. "We're trying to be responsive to council concerns about the usage of the Internet," Kent said.
August 29, 1988 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Following the hoopla surrounding the Emmy Awards presentation, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences returns its focus to the other issues facing the organization in 1988: the construction of a new academy headquarters, the recent opening of its new television library and the formation of a new committee to track the fast-changing world of television and explore ways for the academy to keep up with it. Doug Duitsman, a Warner Bros.
Although the Board of Supervisors last week spared many critical services from the budget ax, including sheriff's department substations and district attorney's field offices, it decided to scale back hours at all 16 county library branches in Central Los Angeles. Beginning Oct. 19, libraries will open later and close earlier. Some will be closed on days they are now open. The Huntington Park and East Los Angeles libraries are among seven county branches where Sunday hours will be eliminated.
January 22, 1995
To better accommodate students and working adults, four area Los Angeles County libraries recently extended their hours at local branches. * Bell Gardens, 7110 Garfield Ave.: open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., (310) 927-1309. * Cudahy, 5218 Santa Ana St.: open Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., (213) 771-1345.
November 7, 1992 | JULIO MORAN
County budget cuts that will close libraries and eliminate a bookmobile serving the Lancaster area are not expected to affect plans to replace the existing library in Lancaster because most of the funding is coming from the city's redevelopment agency, officials said. The new facility, planned to be three times the size of the present 18,500-square-foot library at 1150 W. Ave.
September 15, 2004 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Fed up with homeless people sprawled in front of Los Angeles public libraries, a City Council committee Tuesday endorsed a proposed law to make it illegal to loiter or sleep on library property between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. City Librarian Fontayne Holmes said librarians coming to work have been forced to step over unconscious bodies and have encountered human waste. "It's intimidating to people," she said, adding that the homeless are welcome inside the city's libraries during business hours.
February 24, 1994 | G. JEANETTE AVENT
The City Council has taken the public relations advice of the city's library director and decided not to charge non-residents to enter the city's public library. Library Director Michael Steinfeld had been asked by the council in July to explore the possibility of charging people who do not live in the city for an entry card as a way to offset the library's $3.6-million annual operating budget.
June 7, 1985 | ROBERT SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
The Jefferson Branch Library, closed 19 months ago after a local gang torched it, reopened Thursday, sporting a new name and a new, secure look. However, area residents and staff members fear that the same gang that set fire to the building in 1983 still "has it in" for the small South Los Angeles library and will try to destroy it again. Mayor Tom Bradley and Councilman Robert Farrell officially reopened the new Vassie D.
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