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November 20, 1998 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emerging from years of neglect and the threat of demolition, a northeast Los Angeles landmark--the former Lawry's California Center--will be reborn as a hub of environmental and educational activities, officials announced Thursday. The $8-million project will transform the complex's distinctive hacienda-style buildings and lush gardens into the Los Angeles River Center, a focal point of efforts to develop greenbelts, parks and other public facilities along the riverbed's industrialized corridor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1998 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emerging from years of neglect and the threat of demolition, a northeast Los Angeles landmark--the former Lawry's California Center--will be reborn as a hub of environmental and educational activities, officials announced Thursday. The $8-million project will transform the complex's distinctive hacienda-style buildings and lush gardens into the Los Angeles River Center, a focal point of efforts to develop greenbelts, parks and other public facilities along the riverbed's industrialized corridor.
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OPINION
November 29, 1998
What good news that the much loved Lawry's complex is to be converted into a Los Angeles River Center (Nov. 20). The project will not only save a landmark building and gardens from destruction, it will convert them from private to public use. Even more significant, the center itself, to be administered by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, is a major step toward the reclamation of the Los Angeles River as one of the city's major natural and...
NEWS
September 13, 2005 | Gary Polakovic
IF you enjoy hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, plan to attend one of the public hearings that begins next week on the first comprehensive overhaul of trails. Under consideration is the completion of the Backbone Trail, as well as opening that trail to camping and adding more than 200 miles of public routes. About 500,000 hikers, bikers and dog walkers use 480 miles of trails in the mountains that stretch from Hollywood to Ventura County.
NEWS
September 4, 2001
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority begins training Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon for volunteers at the Los Angeles River Center and in Franklin Canyon. Volunteers will lead children on hikes and run programs. Information: Angi Bates, (310) 858-7272, Ext. 132. Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, which provides counseling, support groups and a 24-hour hotline for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and stalking, needs volunteers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2002 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Visions for the future of a four-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River near downtown are being exhibited this week. But there are no price tags attached, and the ideas would take 30 years to realize, if they ever are. The ideas are those of 12 students of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, whose semester-long efforts were solicited by the Friends of the Los Angeles River and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2000 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One Northeast Los Angeles resident called it a little gem, a place where you can proudly take out-of-town guests. And it is. But the grand opening Saturday of the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens--on the grounds of the lush and long-neglected former Lawry's California Center--marked more than the rebirth of a Southern California landmark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2001 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic state Sen. Richard Polanco announced late Wednesday that he will no longer seek a Los Angeles City Council seat in the 1st District, sending confusion and excitement through the working-class area where he was considered a heavy favorite. The announcement, made through Polanco's Senate office, cites the Senate majority leader's desire to fulfill his obligations in Sacramento before his Senate term expires next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Is there a kernel of truth to the promise that public appreciation will grow as an unusual art project pops up at one of Los Angeles' most neglected industrial sites? Artist Lauren Bon will find out in September, when a $2-million patch of corn she plans to plant as an art installation is ready for harvest at a barren lot between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2001 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As they campaign through some of Los Angeles' meanest streets and oldest neighborhoods, candidates in the 1st Council District are rarely far from local landmarks that have become symbols of civic dysfunction and crisis. Among them: * The former headquarters of the Rampart Division's anti-gang unit, center of the worst police corruption scandal in city history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2001 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new proposal for a state park at a Union Pacific railroad yard near downtown Los Angeles calls for tearing out a 2,000-foot-long stretch of concrete riverbank to create a meandering side stream, pools and a nature habitat for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians.
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