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May 14, 1996 | DAN MORAIN and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Legislation to help the San Fernando Valley secede from Los Angeles cleared the Assembly on Monday and headed for a cloudy future in the state Senate. It also is emerging as a hot issue in next year's mayoral election. The chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, moderate Republican William A. Craven of Oceanside, said Monday he has "never seen any clamor" for secession.
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March 30, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
First published on March 20, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. It's not easy being the lungs of Los Angeles. But Griffith Park, the foremost green space in a city notorious for meager parkland and abundant smog, endures bravely, maybe even heroically. Venture into the park, or nearby Elysian Park, or one of the creative neighborhoods in between, and you'll find not only beloved landmarks such as Griffith Observatory and Dodger Stadium, but also happy surprises, such as the time-travel supply shop, or the cafe where cops dine daily to the sound of echoing gunfire, or the Korean greetings that echo at dawn every day atop Mt. Hollywood.
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December 9, 1988 | PAUL CIOTTI, Times Staff Writer
Something's going on in Los Angeles' neighborhoods. And a lot of people don't like it. "People don't know their neighbors," says Jay Rubin, 29, a real estate agent from Van Nuys. "They never knock on their neighbor's door. They never know anyone on the next block. . . . You usually only see your neighbors when there's an earthquake." Marc Goldfarb, 25, a textiles investor from West Los Angeles, agrees: "I wave to my neighbors when I'm out jogging, but it's very hard for them to wave back.
TRAVEL
March 29, 2012
Trails Café, 2333 Fern Dell Drive, Los Angeles; (323) 871-2102, www.thetrailslosfeliz.com . $ Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles; (213) 473-0800,  www.griffithobservatory.org . Lamill Coffee Boutique, 1636 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-4441, www.lamillcoffee.com. Architecture Tours L.A., various meeting points in the area of specific tour; (323) 464-7868, www.architecturetoursla.com. Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles; no public phone, www.neutra-vdl.org . Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles; (323)
NEWS
May 21, 1992 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I lived in Los Angeles for a year and because of the riots I can't just walk away. They really need help," said Deborah Green, an arborist with the city of Ventura. A woman of prodigious energy and civic spirit, Green and a hardy band of local volunteers have launched an effort in our county to help "green" the areas of L.A. burned out last month. "When they rebuild, it has to be better. People from this area want to help. I'm encouraging them to help with trees," she said.
NEWS
April 29, 1985
The Guardian Angels have opened the first of four suburban branches planned for Los Angeles neighborhoods. The citizens' protection group, founded in New York City, earlier opened a chapter in downtown Los Angeles. Scott McKeown, Los Angeles County coordinator, said that 21 men and 22 women will work in the new Westside chapter, having completed two months of training patrols in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice and Culver City. "We've prevented all kinds of situations," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1993
A coalition of Latino and African-American rappers announced plans Monday to hold a series of benefit concerts to promote peacemaking efforts among gangs in various Los Angeles neighborhoods. Using the slogan, "Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace," the musicians applauded black gangs in Watts for the truce they forged last year, and urged Latino gangs in South and East Los Angeles to join them in a unified peace movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1995 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East Los Angeles, Koreatown, Pico-Union and South-Central are not often powerful magnets for out-of-town visitors coming to Los Angeles. But that would change if the makers of a new video succeed in a fledgling campaign touting Central City neighborhoods to tourists otherwise headed to just Beverly Hills and Malibu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1988
Saying that safety must be paramount, Burbank Airport officials on Monday refused demands by Los Angeles political leaders and noise protesters that they try to reroute more departing jetliners over the three cities that own the airport. The unanimous decision by the nine members of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority drew strong protests from Los Angeles lawmakers and predictions of a lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2008 | Robert J. Lopez, Times Staff Writer
For Alex Rodriguez, the rats and stench are the worst things about the rubbish routinely dumped on the street and alley in his South Los Angeles neighborhood. The refuse, he and his neighbors said, has included dead roosters, old tires, household garbage and plastic containers with used motor oil. Someone even left the battered hull of a fiberglass boat by Rodriguez's house near Wadsworth Avenue and East 107th Street. The rubbish sat for four weeks, becoming a magnet for more illegal dumping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
With nearly two dozen parents and others standing behind her, community activist Martha Sanchez announced Monday the end of an eight-year battle to close a metal finishing plant that residents say has contaminated their South Los Angeles neighborhood, making their children and teachers sick. The plant, the target of lawsuits, fines and repeated calls for its closure, is across the street from 28th Street Elementary School. Wearing matching yellow T-shirts, members of Alliance for Californians for Community Empowerment and Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry took turns decrying the facility and celebrating its end. No one was happier than Sanchez, who learned English and began pursuing a bachelor's degree while leading the charge to shutter the plant and protect the health of her three children.
OPINION
July 21, 2009
Oh, for Heaven's sake, it's one Sunday a year. One Sunday in March when runners from all over the world gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the discipline, the pain and ultimately the joy of running. One Sunday on Los Angeles streets, through Los Angeles neighborhoods, saluting Los Angeles and its people and making this city part of a worldwide marathon circuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2009 | Victoria Kim
Ask Genara Paxtor about her corn stalks, and her sun-baked face breaks into a wide grin as she tosses up her chin and gestures to indicate just how large they've grown. Six months ago, Paxtor began cultivating a patch of earth in the Francis Avenue Community Garden, a small, lush space in the otherwise densely populated Koreatown neighborhood. The 43-year-old is also growing tomatoes, peppers, onions and radishes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2009 | Jessica Garrison
The Sugarplum Fairy, sweat glistening on her brow, performed the same sequence of steps over and over across the polished wood floor, looking by turns euphoric and miserable. Sprawled next to the piano stretching their legs, the Garcia sisters watched and waited for their chance to dance. The four girls, ages 6 to 15, make the long car trek each afternoon from their home in South Los Angeles to this tiny dance studio in Silver Lake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2008 | Robert J. Lopez, Times Staff Writer
For Alex Rodriguez, the rats and stench are the worst things about the rubbish routinely dumped on the street and alley in his South Los Angeles neighborhood. The refuse, he and his neighbors said, has included dead roosters, old tires, household garbage and plastic containers with used motor oil. Someone even left the battered hull of a fiberglass boat by Rodriguez's house near Wadsworth Avenue and East 107th Street. The rubbish sat for four weeks, becoming a magnet for more illegal dumping.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2007 | Christopher Hawthorne, Times Staff Writer
When the much-hyped first phase of L.A. Live made its official debut Thursday night, it did so as a package deal. Opening in tandem were the Nokia Theatre, a 7,100-seat venue by the Berkeley firm ELS Architecture, and the plaza at its feet, which covers nearly an acre and was designed by L.A.'s Rios Clementi Hale Studios. It's not difficult to understand the inclination of Anschutz Entertainment Group, the Denver-based developer of the $2.5-billion L.A.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2006 | Juliet Chung, Times Staff Writer
Communities near downtown Los Angeles have remarkably high concentrations of uninsured residents -- in some cases nearly twice the county average, according to a UCLA report released last week. The study provides one of the most detailed portraits of the distribution of health insurance in the county. Local health experts said the geographic distribution of the uninsured was not surprising, confirming that poverty is a key determinant.
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