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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996
Standing beside railroad tracks with a shovel in hand, Mayor Richard Riordan broke ground Thursday to start the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative. The program, also known as LANI, aims to improve Sun Valley's image by renewing the neighborhood's landscape with trees, colorful bus kiosks, better street lighting and bright banners displaying the new Sun Valley logo.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2005 | Erica Williams, Times Staff Writer
Along Vermont Avenue west of downtown, the streetscape is marked by that familiar Los Angeles mix of mini-malls, low-rise office buildings and aging Art Deco storefronts. But head north of 3rd Street and the chaotic commerce of Vermont suddenly takes on an unexpected order. A striking difference is new streetlights that look old-fashioned.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1995
Leimert Park Village in the Crenshaw district is the latest community to undergo a make-over to improve its accessibility to public transportation systems. The village, renowned as a cultural center for African Americans, is one of eight Los Angeles communities that received $250,000 grants from federal and local transportation agencies after being identified as heavily dependent on public transit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly a decade after Tina Kerbrat became the first female officer in Los Angeles history to die in the line of duty, she will be honored by the community she lost her life protecting. In a ceremony Saturday morning at Sun Valley Park, city officials and community activists will honor Kerbrat by dedicating a large bronze plaque with her Los Angeles Police Department badge number and a brief inscription in English and Spanish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1996
Joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena, Mayor Richard Riordan broke ground Friday at a Boyle Heights intersection after accepting $1.6 million in federal funding for neighborhood improvement programs. About 200 people, including community leaders, residents and schoolchildren, attended the event. It took place at 1st and Chicago streets where a small park is being developed with part of the grant money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Seeking to improve living standards for portions of low- and moderate-income areas of Sun Valley and North Hollywood, the Los Angeles City Council has approved a plan to put 300 new street lights in the two communities. The federally funded Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative has targeted the two areas for revitalization and public safety improvements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1997
A two-block stretch of Fairfax Avenue will undergo $300,000 worth of transit-related improvements thanks to a grant from a nonprofit agency, a spokesman for City Councilman Mike Feuer said this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1996
The commercial stretch of 1st Street in Boyle Heights is looking brighter and greener because of a redevelopment project that is in its second phase. The project focuses on improving pedestrian walkways, public transportation and community parks in commercial zones. It is administered by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, a 2-year-old community-based program that infuses federal transportation funds into eight areas of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
Standing beside railroad tracks with shovel in hand, Mayor Richard Riordan broke ground Thursday to kick off the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative. The program, also known as LANI, aims to improve Sun Valley's image by renewing the neighborhood's landscape with lush trees, colorful bus kiosks, better street lighting and bright banners displaying the new Sun Valley logo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1997
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but even the most generous beholder would be hard pressed to find much beauty along the concrete banks of the Los Angeles River. Or amid the ticky-tacky shops that line Sherman Way in Reseda. Or in the congested din of the intersection of Ventura and Topanga Canyon boulevards in Woodland Hills. That may change, though. Over the past week, each of these less-than-scenic spots took a big step toward gaining an aesthetic to match its utility.
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March 7, 1999 | Kevin Starr, Kevin Starr, a contributing editor to Opinion, is State Librarian of California and University Professor at USC. The latest volume of his history of California is "The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s."
Redevelopment theory and practice are changing. A purely one-dimensional approach to community renewal cannot do the job. Cities, especially the inner city, also must be recovered from within. Indeed, without attention to the inner, subliminal life of a neighborhood, no community can be truly renewed. In times past, theories of urban renewal centered on urban design, socioeconomic redevelopment and crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1997
A two-block stretch of Fairfax Avenue will undergo $300,000 worth of transit-related improvements thanks to a grant from a nonprofit agency, a spokesman for City Councilman Mike Feuer said this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1997 | DADE HAYES
Seeking to improve living standards for portions of low- and moderate-income areas of Sun Valley and North Hollywood, the Los Angeles City Council has approved a plan to put 300 new street lights in the two communities. The federally funded Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative has targeted the two areas for revitalization and public safety improvements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1997
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but even the most generous beholder would be hard pressed to find much beauty along the concrete banks of the Los Angeles River. Or amid the ticky-tacky shops that line Sherman Way in Reseda. Or in the congested din of the intersection of Ventura and Topanga Canyon boulevards in Woodland Hills. That may change, though. Over the past week, each of these less-than-scenic spots took a big step toward gaining an aesthetic to match its utility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1996
The commercial stretch of 1st Street in Boyle Heights is looking brighter and greener because of a redevelopment project that is in its second phase. The project focuses on improving pedestrian walkways, public transportation and community parks in commercial zones. It is administered by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, a 2-year-old community-based program that infuses federal transportation funds into eight areas of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1996
Joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena, Mayor Richard Riordan broke ground Friday at a Boyle Heights intersection after accepting $1.6 million in federal funding for neighborhood improvement programs. About 200 people, including community leaders, residents and schoolchildren, attended the event. It took place at 1st and Chicago streets where a small park is being developed with part of the grant money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1994
Mayor Richard Riordan's newly announced program to create a friendlier, "Main Street" ambience along some of the busiest yet least charming streets in Los Angeles is exactly the sort that politicians love. Any infusion of federal dollars brings kudos to local and federal officials alike; private contributions reap positive attention for the companies involved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1996
Much ballyhoo and bad press has come to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and their attempts to build a comprehensive rail and bus line network for the Los Angeles area, and in North Hollywood in particular. While I agree that the MTA has made many missteps and has poorly communicated with local residents, I want to share one positive aspect of this project. There is a group of people, citizen volunteers from all backgrounds, who make up the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative in eight different L.A. communities, including North Hollywood and Sun Valley in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996
Standing beside railroad tracks with a shovel in hand, Mayor Richard Riordan broke ground Thursday to start the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative. The program, also known as LANI, aims to improve Sun Valley's image by renewing the neighborhood's landscape with trees, colorful bus kiosks, better street lighting and bright banners displaying the new Sun Valley logo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
Standing beside railroad tracks with shovel in hand, Mayor Richard Riordan broke ground Thursday to kick off the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative. The program, also known as LANI, aims to improve Sun Valley's image by renewing the neighborhood's landscape with lush trees, colorful bus kiosks, better street lighting and bright banners displaying the new Sun Valley logo.
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