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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994
The population of Los Angeles has grown slightly over the past year but is still lower than in the 1990 Census, according to estimates released Friday by the city Planning Department. The city's estimated population, as of last October, is 3,467,785--up 5,382 from the year before but down 17,613 from 1990, officials said. Los Angeles has a density of 7,500 people per square mile, which ranks eighth among the nation's 10 largest cities.
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August 27, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Every few years, and particularly during building booms, the city of Los Angeles seems to go through a spasm of introspection. The big question: Are we becoming the next -- oy vey! -- New York? It is, of course, easy to confuse the two cities. They are almost exactly alike, except for their wildly different topography, climate, architecture, history, transportation systems and number of hot dog stands. That doesn't stop people from trying to compare them.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1991
About This Section The Times today presents a comprehensive look at the evolving demographies of Los Angeles County, examining the ethnic composition of more than 160 communities and how it has changed during the past 10 years. A computer comparison of new 1990 census data and 1980 figures indicates that the county is less segregated than it was 10 years ago. At the same time, the numbers suggest that new pockets of ethnic imbalance may be in the making.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2002 | SUE FOX and PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles lags many smaller California cities in the competition for state and federal funds, according to a study underwritten by secession backers. Breakup advocates seized on the results of the study, released Monday, as evidence that the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood would be more efficient if they split from Los Angeles. Secession opponents, however, denounced the study as biased.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Every few years, and particularly during building booms, the city of Los Angeles seems to go through a spasm of introspection. The big question: Are we becoming the next -- oy vey! -- New York? It is, of course, easy to confuse the two cities. They are almost exactly alike, except for their wildly different topography, climate, architecture, history, transportation systems and number of hot dog stands. That doesn't stop people from trying to compare them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2002 | SUE FOX and PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles lags many smaller California cities in the competition for state and federal funds, according to a study underwritten by secession backers. Breakup advocates seized on the results of the study, released Monday, as evidence that the San Fernando Valley and Hollywood would be more efficient if they split from Los Angeles. Secession opponents, however, denounced the study as biased.
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October 7, 1994 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: Wednesday's opening-night performance of the Royal National Theatre company's "Racing Demon" at the Doolittle Theatre. A party followed at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. The play is part of the UK/LA Festival, the British cultural bash. When Prince Charles Arrives, He'll Explain It: Asked about the festival, the play's British director, Richard Eyre, said, "Excuse me, I don't mean to be unpatriotic, but what exactly is that?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2002 | PATRICK McGREEVY and SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles voters would decide in November whether Hollywood--as well as the San Fernando Valley--should become independent cities, but would not vote on breaking off the harbor area for at least two years, under recommendations released Tuesday by the head of the agency studying all three plans. Larry Calemine, executive director of the Local Agency Formation Commission, said he will tell the panel today that Hollywood cityhood would be financially viable and should be placed on the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2001
You've got to give credit to the leaders of the movement to split off the San Fernando Valley from the rest of Los Angeles: They are masters of spin. Richard Close, chairman of the main breakup organization, Valley VOTE, calls the city's new 925-page analysis of Valley secession a "declaration of war." That's absurd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1988 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
On a 34-0 vote, the state Senate approved and sent to the Assembly on Thursday legislation restoring the City of Los Angeles' seat on the governing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The bill, authored by state Sen. Robert Presley (D-Riverside), is intended to break a deadlock between two candidates for the existing seat on the AQMD governing board to represent the cities of Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2002 | PATRICK McGREEVY and SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles voters would decide in November whether Hollywood--as well as the San Fernando Valley--should become independent cities, but would not vote on breaking off the harbor area for at least two years, under recommendations released Tuesday by the head of the agency studying all three plans. Larry Calemine, executive director of the Local Agency Formation Commission, said he will tell the panel today that Hollywood cityhood would be financially viable and should be placed on the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of homeowner activists has sued Los Angeles, claiming the city's plan to accommodate 611,000 more residents by the year 2010 fails to adequately protect existing Angelenos from traffic gridlock, an attorney said Monday. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assns. and the Coalition Against the Pipeline, also alleges the city has insufficient water, sewage facilities and open space to accommodate the city's projected growth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The City Council adopted a plan Wednesday to accommodate 611,000 more people in Los Angeles by 2010, and agreed to conduct six-month reviews of whether transportation improvements are keeping pace with population growth. The reviews were approved to address complaints by slow-growth advocates that the plan does not protect neighborhoods if growth overwhelms freeways, streets and commuter rail lines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2001
You've got to give credit to the leaders of the movement to split off the San Fernando Valley from the rest of Los Angeles: They are masters of spin. Richard Close, chairman of the main breakup organization, Valley VOTE, calls the city's new 925-page analysis of Valley secession a "declaration of war." That's absurd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2001 | PETER H. KING
A great city will find it hard to shake off the troubles it bypassed as a village. --Leonard Pitt, "The Decline of the Californios" * At certain times a city will be made to stop and look at itself, to recalibrate its trajectory and contemplate just where it might be headed. In the not-so-distant past the question of whither Los Angeles has been raised by riots, recession and, in a brighter context, by such grand civic moments as the 1984 Olympics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Challenging a study that found a new harbor-area city would operate in the red, a secession group released a revised plan Saturday that it believes would balance the books and provide better service to San Pedro and Wilmington. The plan by the Harbor Study Foundation provides the most detailed proposal yet for dividing up assets and creating a structure for a new municipality to serve 179,000 residents of the harbor area.
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October 3, 1989 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Flanked by some of the city's Latino leaders, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley on Monday all but promised a lawsuit if Congress and the President approve a measure that would lower the status of illegal aliens in the 1990 Census. The measure, passed by the Senate on Friday, would exclude illegal aliens from the census count that will be used to reapportion the House of Representatives. Sponsored by Sen. Richard C. Shelby (D-Ala.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1988 | MARITA HERNANDEZ and VIRGINIA ELLIS, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles and state officials joined representatives of several other large population centers nationwide Thursday in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure that minorities and the poor are counted accurately in the 1990 census. The suit hopes to remedy "a subtle form of discrimination . . . that has been going on for years in this nation," said Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn at a press conference held simultaneously with one in New York City, where the suit was filed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent setback to secessionists, a study concluded Wednesday that a breakaway city in the harbor area of Los Angeles would generate $35.4 million less in revenue than is needed to pay for existing city services. Leaders who oppose a breakup of Los Angeles said the study proves that independence for Wilmington and San Pedro would cost residents dearly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a crowded basement in a neighborhood that symbolizes the changing face of Los Angeles, about 120 people came together Saturday morning to hear a presentation on the present and future of the region's black population. Held at the Second Baptist Church, a block away from Central Avenue near the Santa Monica Freeway, the event centered on the presentation of a city-commissioned report titled "African Americans in Los Angeles: Prospects for the 21st Century."
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