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February 3, 1989 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
When Christine Sterling proposed the creation of Olvera Street, she envisioned a marketplace and tourist attraction that would pay homage to the city's Mexican population and preserve a sliver of the downtown sector where Los Angeles was founded in 1781. "The creation of such an international trade center would furnish Los Angeles with the greatest tourist attraction she may ever have," the fourth-generation Californian told civic leaders back in 1926.
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August 19, 1995
Longtime labor and civic leader James M. Wood has been chosen by Mayor Richard Riordan to fill a vacant seat on the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission, the mayor's office announced Friday. Wood, executive secretary treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, was chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency board during former Mayor Tom Bradley's Administration.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1990 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The two Latino members of the Los Angeles City Council--Richard Alatorre and Gloria Molina--clashed Monday over the future of Olvera Street when Alatorre unveiled a plan to create a nonprofit corporation to oversee the revitalization of the aging Mexican tourist spot. The councilman's plan, endorsed by Mayor Tom Bradley, was similar to a proposal suggested last week by Molina, who asked for the creation of a new municipal commission to govern the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1990 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The two Latino members of the Los Angeles City Council--Richard Alatorre and Gloria Molina--clashed Monday over the future of Olvera Street when Alatorre unveiled a plan to create a nonprofit corporation to oversee the revitalization of the aging Mexican tourist spot. The councilman's plan, endorsed by Mayor Tom Bradley, was similar to a proposal suggested last week by Molina, who asked for the creation of a new municipal commission to govern the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1995
Longtime labor and civic leader James M. Wood has been chosen by Mayor Richard Riordan to fill a vacant seat on the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission, the mayor's office announced Friday. Wood, executive secretary treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, was chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency board during former Mayor Tom Bradley's Administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1995
VENICE BOARDWALK: If one straw poll is any indication, Venice residents and enthusiasts would rather stroll along a brick boardwalk than either an asphalt or concrete one. About 100 activists turned out Saturday for a final meeting about the $10-million boardwalk and pier restoration project. When asked to vote on their preference for the boardwalk repaving, 50 people said they preferred brick, 40 voted for asphalt and eight voted for concrete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1990
The Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Commission has agreed to rename a Pacoima park in honor of a 21-year-old World War II hero from the community, the first Los Angeles resident to win a Medal of Honor in that war. The Pacoima Recreation Center will be renamed the David M. Gonzales Recreation Center at a ceremony June 1, the 40th anniversary of the park's opening.
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September 3, 1988
George H. Kennedy, 74, commissioner in the 1960s and '70s for both the Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power and the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Commission. Former owner of Kennedy Outdoor Advertising Co., once one of the city's largest billboard firms, Kennedy also was active in civic activities in the San Gabriel area. In Los Angeles on Aug. 21 of complications of a stroke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1997
The Venice Arts Mecca, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping disadvantaged youths, has been unable to raise enough funds in its two-year effort to refurbish the 18,000-square-foot Venice Pavilion. "We were supposed to raise $1.5 million by the beginning of August; we've raised only half a million," said Lynn Warshafsky, president of the organization's board.
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March 24, 1988
Acontroversial proposal to put rental stalls up for sale at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center will be the topic of a public meeting Friday at 4 p.m. at the Griffith Park Ranger Station, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive. A number of horse boarders are protesting the proposal, saying it will force them out of the center. About 300 horse stalls, which are rented, would be sold for $24,000 cash or for $30,000 if paid over 10 years.
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February 3, 1989 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
When Christine Sterling proposed the creation of Olvera Street, she envisioned a marketplace and tourist attraction that would pay homage to the city's Mexican population and preserve a sliver of the downtown sector where Los Angeles was founded in 1781. "The creation of such an international trade center would furnish Los Angeles with the greatest tourist attraction she may ever have," the fourth-generation Californian told civic leaders back in 1926.
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September 21, 2006 | Lisa Richardson, Times Staff Writer
After an impassioned meeting that lasted for hours Wednesday, the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously voted to approve a parking lot for Runyon Canyon, home to the city's largest off-leash dog park. Those opposed to the lot argued that it would cause more people to use the park, paradoxically creating parking problems for the surrounding neighborhood and increasing traffic and noise as cars lined up to enter.
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March 9, 1990 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 150 Pacoima residents Thursday night enthusiastically endorsed renaming a neighborhood park in honor of David M. Gonzales, a local World War II hero. Several Pacoima residents and members of Gonzales' family have asked the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Commission to rename the Pacoima Recreation Center for the soldier, the first Los Angeles resident to receive the Medal of Honor during the war.
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