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September 4, 1993 | ED BOND
About $1.2 million has been earmarked by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department to rebuild the pool at Sun Valley Park, a 66-year-old facility closed two years ago for safety reasons. The pool is scheduled to be reopened in time for the June, 1995, swimming season, said Ralph Lew, project manager with the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department. A public hearing on the project has been set for the next three months.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
James Hadaway, who emphasized the renovation of inner-city parks as general manager of the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department from 1976 to 1992, has died. He was 82. Hadaway, who had cancer, died Monday at his Hermosa Beach home, his family said. "He was the architect of the urban impact program, which refurbished parks and recreation centers in inner-city and lower-income areas that had been kind of neglected," said Kevin Regan, assistant general manager of the department.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1995 | L.D. STRAUB
You can't expect folks to share their soap. That was one of the lessons learned by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department after the Northridge earthquake. So, the department, designated as the city's Emergency Operations Center, has begun stocking up on the smaller, hotel-sized bars of soap to dole out to individuals in the event another disaster sends Angelenos running to their parks for shelter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2008 | Jia-Rui Chong and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Hiking trails Then: Right after the fire, all the trails were closed. Some trails were subsequently opened partially as park officials set up gates or fences to stop hikers from going into the burn areas. Now: Only the Bird Sanctuary Trail, Bee Rock Trail, Fern Canyon Nature Trail and the fire road Vista del Valle Drive between Hogback Trail and Eckhart Trail remain closed. Bird Sanctuary and Bee Rock are in very steep areas where soil is loose. Workers are cleaning and fixing the stairs and amphitheater on the Fern Canyon Nature Trail, which is popular with school groups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1998 | AMY OAKES
The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department has 13 seasonal pools in the San Fernando Valley open through Labor Day. From Saturday to June 28 and Aug. 22 to Sept. 6, weekday hours are 2 to 6 p.m. and weekend hours are 1 to 5 p.m. From June 29 to Aug. 21, the weekday hours generally are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closing from noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and the weekend hours are generally 1 to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
SPORTS
October 24, 1991 | ALLAN MALAMUD
Arnold Palmer always has had a hit-or-miss relationship with Rancho Park Golf Course. . . . He won the Los Angeles Open on the Pico Boulevard municipal layout in 1963, 1966 and 1967. . . . But his most famous--rather, infamous--day at Rancho came in 1961, when he put four consecutive shots out of bounds and finished with a 12 on the par-five ninth hole. . . . Palmer, 62, has returned to the scene of the crime and the championships this week for the $500,000 Security Pacific Senior Classic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A measure that will raise $776 million over 30 years to refurbish city parks formally squeaked by Tuesday with a bare majority of voters approving it. For weeks, Measure K drifted in limbo while the Los Angeles County registrar's office tallied absentee and provisional ballots that determined the outcome of a number of close local races. On Tuesday, the ballot measure was declared a winner as it inched ahead to victory with 50.19% of the vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
James Hadaway, who emphasized the renovation of inner-city parks as general manager of the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department from 1976 to 1992, has died. He was 82. Hadaway, who had cancer, died Monday at his Hermosa Beach home, his family said. "He was the architect of the urban impact program, which refurbished parks and recreation centers in inner-city and lower-income areas that had been kind of neglected," said Kevin Regan, assistant general manager of the department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2008 | Jia-Rui Chong and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Hiking trails Then: Right after the fire, all the trails were closed. Some trails were subsequently opened partially as park officials set up gates or fences to stop hikers from going into the burn areas. Now: Only the Bird Sanctuary Trail, Bee Rock Trail, Fern Canyon Nature Trail and the fire road Vista del Valle Drive between Hogback Trail and Eckhart Trail remain closed. Bird Sanctuary and Bee Rock are in very steep areas where soil is loose. Workers are cleaning and fixing the stairs and amphitheater on the Fern Canyon Nature Trail, which is popular with school groups.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1993 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Coming Back: The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department has agreed to pay $3,700 to repaint two Echo Park murals it "painted out by mistake" shortly before Christmas. The murals had been funded by another city agency, the Cultural Affairs Department, but were whitewashed after residents and City Council staff members reportedly complained about them. Now, the two departments plan to set up a program where new murals will be painted on the walls each year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1998 | AMY OAKES
The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department has 13 seasonal pools in the San Fernando Valley open through Labor Day. From Saturday to June 28 and Aug. 22 to Sept. 6, weekday hours are 2 to 6 p.m. and weekend hours are 1 to 5 p.m. From June 29 to Aug. 21, the weekday hours generally are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closing from noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and the weekend hours are generally 1 to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A measure that will raise $776 million over 30 years to refurbish city parks formally squeaked by Tuesday with a bare majority of voters approving it. For weeks, Measure K drifted in limbo while the Los Angeles County registrar's office tallied absentee and provisional ballots that determined the outcome of a number of close local races. On Tuesday, the ballot measure was declared a winner as it inched ahead to victory with 50.19% of the vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1995 | L.D. STRAUB
You can't expect folks to share their soap. That was one of the lessons learned by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department after the Northridge earthquake. So, the department, designated as the city's Emergency Operations Center, has begun stocking up on the smaller, hotel-sized bars of soap to dole out to individuals in the event another disaster sends Angelenos running to their parks for shelter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1993 | ED BOND
About $1.2 million has been earmarked by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department to rebuild the pool at Sun Valley Park, a 66-year-old facility closed two years ago for safety reasons. The pool is scheduled to be reopened in time for the June, 1995, swimming season, said Ralph Lew, project manager with the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department. A public hearing on the project has been set for the next three months.
SPORTS
October 24, 1991 | ALLAN MALAMUD
Arnold Palmer always has had a hit-or-miss relationship with Rancho Park Golf Course. . . . He won the Los Angeles Open on the Pico Boulevard municipal layout in 1963, 1966 and 1967. . . . But his most famous--rather, infamous--day at Rancho came in 1961, when he put four consecutive shots out of bounds and finished with a 12 on the par-five ninth hole. . . . Palmer, 62, has returned to the scene of the crime and the championships this week for the $500,000 Security Pacific Senior Classic.
NEWS
June 13, 1985
Los Angeles' Recreation and Parks Department is building a 150-foot-long, 10-foot-high fence along the fairway of the eighth hole of Roosevelt Golf Course in Griffith Park, much to the delight of Barney Feldman, who lives nearby and has complained of golf balls bombarding his backyard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY
The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department will enter talks that could lead to a takeover of Van Nuys Golf Course from a contractor and expansion of the junior golfing program, the agency's board agreed Wednesday. The parks board authorized agency officials to approach the city Airports Department, which owns the golf course property next to Van Nuys Airport, and discuss the possibility of a 20-year lease.
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