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May 30, 1999 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the city sought ideas for revitalizing Little Tokyo, a group of kids submitted their proposal on a sheet of notebook paper. It was a drawing of a gymnasium, with a handwritten caption: This is what we want. Leaders at a national conference on the future of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles had the same idea. Basketball has for generations been one of the most popular pastimes among Japanese Americans.
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May 27, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outraged at delays in building a police dispatch center in West Hills, Mayor Richard Riordan is calling for construction to begin immediately, even though others say the city might save millions of dollars by putting the center elsewhere. The Los Angeles Board of Public Works decided last week to delay awarding the $20-million construction contract so officials could study whether it would be cheaper to locate the center in a Department of Water and Power office building in Sun Valley.
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May 6, 1999
After a briefing from officials in the city attorney's office and Department of Public Works, a key City Council member said Monday that she is satisfied with the city's efforts to resolve a number of contract disputes arising from a massive expansion of the Hyperion sewage treatment plant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1999
Responding to complaints from San Fernando Valley ratepayers, the Los Angeles City Council selected a firm Tuesday to audit the city's waste-water treatment system. Valley residents have long complained that they have been overcharged by the system, which, with 4 million customers, is the third-largest in the nation. The audit will compare Los Angeles with other public and private systems throughout the country. The project is expected to be completed within six months at a cost of $497,622.
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April 28, 1999
At least $10 million from a settlement with tobacco companies would be used to repair city sidewalks and make them accessible to the disabled under an agreement reached Tuesday between Mayor Richard Riordan and City Atty. James Hahn. The remaining $2 million received annually would go to programs aimed at preventing the sale of tobacco products to minors.
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April 22, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than six years after voters approved a bond measure to build two 911 dispatch centers for the Los Angeles Police Department, the city finally opened bids on the project Wednesday, setting the stage for construction to begin in June. That is, if city officials can agree on the site in the San Fernando Valley. Three companies bid, with Tutor-Saliba Corp. of Sylmar submitting the lowest combined bid of $37.
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April 22, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than six years after voters approved a bond measure to build two 911 dispatch centers for the Los Angeles Police Department, the city finally opened bids on the project Wednesday, setting the stage for construction to begin in June. That is, if city officials can agree on the site in the San Fernando Valley. Three companies bid, with Tutor-Saliba Corp. of Sylmar submitting the lowest combined bid of $37.
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April 21, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Admitting that too many buildings have been abandoned in the city, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has called for rehabilitating the worst 400 structures in the next two years or demolishing them. Riordan said the Abandoned Building Task Force he has proposed should begin by focusing on the backlog of more than 1,800 buildings that have been identified as abandoned nuisances. "They decrease the quality of life," Riordan said.
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April 13, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Council members recommended Monday that the city pay $497,000 to audit the city's waste water system, long a source of complaints from San Fernando Valley residents of overcharging. Joel Wachs and Cindy Miscikowski recommended that Black & Veatch, a management consulting firm, be selected from seven competing bidders to conduct the benchmark audit.
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April 13, 1999
Officials recommended Monday that the city pay $497,000 to audit its waste water system, which San Fernando Valley residents have long complained overcharges them. City Council members Joel Wachs and Cindy Miscikowski recommended that Black & Veatch, a management consulting firm, be selected from seven competing bidders to conduct the audit.
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