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February 7, 1996 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone seeking a glimpse into Mayor Richard Riordan's philosophy for turning around neighborhoods need look no further than the knot of locals who trudged along Highland Park's sagging commercial strip one recent showery morning. Umbrellas bobbing in unison, they stopped periodically to point out the possibilities they see in a once-grand movie theater, a long-empty bank building, even in the harsh metal security doors shuttering stores not yet open.
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May 11, 1996 | MONICA VALENCIA
Mayor Richard Riordan accepted $1.6 million in additional federal funding Friday from Transportation Secretary Federico Pena for neighborhood improvement programs in Sun Valley, North Hollywood and six other communities in Los Angeles. Under the project--administered by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative--about 500 street banners, 400 trees, street lights and bus shelters will be installed in the eight commercial areas, Riordan said at a ceremony in Boyle Heights, one of the program areas.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1996 | MONICA VALENCIA
Mayor Richard Riordan accepted $1.6 million in additional federal funding Friday from Transportation Secretary Federico Pena for neighborhood improvement programs in Sun Valley, North Hollywood and six other communities in Los Angeles. Under the project--administered by the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative--about 500 street banners, 400 trees, street lights and bus shelters will be installed in the eight commercial areas, Riordan said at a ceremony in Boyle Heights, one of the program areas.
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 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
February 12, 1997
Seeking to spruce up gritty main streets by giving a financial boost to neighborhoods, Los Angeles officials this week announced that four small districts from South-Central to the San Fernando Valley will each receive $300,000 to clean up their troubled thoroughfares. The awards are part of the so-called Los Angeles Neighborhoods Initiative, a locally devised and federally funded plan that puts the responsibility for cleaning up streets in the hands of residents.
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April 17, 1996 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sounding themes reminiscent of his first campaign and foreshadowing the next, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Tuesday delivered an upbeat, wide-ranging State of the City speech that painted Los Angeles as a metropolis that has turned the bend on the road to recovery. The address, which elicited widely varying responses, also hinted the mayor has some strong--and controversial--medicine in the proposed city budget he will release Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan wants to use chunks of the city's annual share of federal community development funds on targeted projects ranging from rescuing deteriorating neighborhoods to helping AIDS patients return to work, administration sources said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1998
A few years ago, Pacoima was a struggling community, having been hit hard by the recession, 1994 Northridge earthquake and defense downsizing. Now Pacoima is on the rebound, bolstered by a variety of government programs geared toward retaining busineses, adding jobs and increasing homeownership. Upgrading the appearance of the area has also been a focus for the predominantly Latino resdients and Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon alike.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1996 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone seeking a glimpse into Mayor Richard Riordan's philosophy for turning around neighborhoods need look no further than the knot of locals who trudged along Highland Park's sagging commercial strip one recent showery morning. Umbrellas bobbing in unison, they stopped periodically to point out the possibilities they see in a once-grand movie theater, a long-empty bank building, even in the harsh metal security doors shuttering stores not yet open.
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