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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1989
Twelve new city street maintenance employees will be hired to rid Los Angeles of the tens of thousands of signs--ranging from political campaign posters to "lost pet" notices--posted illegally on city property and parkways each year. The City Council Tuesday appropriated $603,000 to gear up the clean-up program, designed to eventually be self-supporting via a series of fines assessed to residents and businesses illegally posting signs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN
Los Angeles parks officials are expected to approve final plans for a $350,000 equestrian center behind the Lake View Terrace Recreation Center Wednesday. If approved by the Recreation and Parks Commission, the 5.2-acre project will include three exercise arenas for horses, a parking lot for equestrian trailers, a bridle trail system and a small park with trees and native vegetation where horses can graze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1994 | JAMES RAINEY
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan proposes in his new budget that golfers at municipal courses pay $1 more a round. The charge, a mayoral deputy says, is part of making the city "more entrepreneurial." The city's leading golf gadfly calls it something else. "It's a tax," said Marty Tregnan, president of the Los Angeles Municipal Golf Assn. Tregnan contends that the charge, although nominal, violates Riordan's campaign pledge of no new taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The paint may be fresh, the fences mended and some of the equipment new. But that doesn't mean the rough ride is over for the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park, which has been plagued by financial turmoil for almost a decade. Del Rey Properties, the center's Burbank-based manager, has said that unless the rent it is charged to operate the city-owned facility is reduced by hundreds of thousands of dollars, operations will have to be scaled back.
NEWS
February 18, 1990 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the last two years, Los Angeles city officials have been designing what recycling experts say will be the largest and most sophisticated curbside trash-recycling plan in the nation. Specially designed trucks, bins and cans will enable the city's sanitation crews to pick up, separate and haul hundreds of tons of recyclable trash daily from more than 720,000 households.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Activists from across the city implored a Los Angeles City Council committee this week to exempt their neighborhoods from a proposed bus-bench contract that they say would erase years of efforts to beautify their communities. In order to carry out the proposed contract, which would replace more than 6,000 worn-out benches citywide, the city would have to rewrite the specific plans for 15 Los Angeles communities--including the Ventura Boulevard Specific Plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1998 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sashaying and swirling on the ice to blaring pop music with Mayor Richard Riordan, about 30 children Tuesday inaugurated the new outdoor skating rink at Pershing Square downtown. "This is Rockefeller Center West," Riordan said, referring to the famed New York City ice rink, "but in the best city in the country." The temporary 50-by-80-foot rink, seemingly out of step beneath L.A. palm trees, is the latest effort by the city to breathe new life into its oldest park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not every day Richard J. Riordan makes a public appearance in green swim trunks, but the Los Angeles mayor was in a swimming mood at the North Hollywood Park pool Tuesday. Riordan swam, spoke with about 120 kids and served scoops of free vanilla ice cream at the pool, where officials publicized a program that allows children to use city pools for free this summer. Officials said attendance at the city's 53 pools has jumped more than 60%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 | STEPHEN BYRD
Under a blazing noonday sun, Andro Avendano climbs a ladder and rolls several coats of burnt-orange primer over inch-thick raw steel plates. But Avendano isn't painting highway bridges or radio towers, he's completing his latest work of art. The 38-year-old artist and former construction worker hopes that will bring smiles to weary train commuters traveling to and from Los Angeles. "Alegria," meaning "joy" in Spanish, consists of three 12-foot-high steel sculptures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1996 | TIM MAY
When Los Angeles city parks officials announced an $800,000 project to renovate Orcas Park and build a new equestrian arena there, Eddie Milligan said he could hardly believe his ears. Milligan, who operates the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center next door to the park, said he offered to build an arena there for free, six years ago. And, he said this week, the offer is still good.
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