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September 29, 1986
The decision to cancel the L.A. Street Scene is like throwing out your car because the engine needs tuning. If the rock bands are causing an unsavory element to attend the L.A. Street Scene, you ban the bands, not the entire event. We attended L.A. Street Scene and were enchanted. We wandered among colorful art and craft stalls, sampled ethnic food and watched African dancers in a performance I would have gladly paid for. We enjoyed the colorful characters, most of them ordinary folk who had "dressed up" for the event, and we noted in particular the large number and variety of families with small children, most of whom were having a great time.
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May 12, 1992 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With two stunned and somewhat perplexed gang members in tow, Democratic candidate Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. went white-water rafting here Monday as he campaigned in advance of this state's presidential primary today. Brown later flew to Nebraska, the other state with a primary today, where his campaign hopes to capitalize on the state's tradition of voting for underdogs in its Democratic primaries.
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September 22, 1987
Separate lawsuits were filed by the parents of a 25-year-old man killed during last year's Los Angeles Street Scene festival and by nine police officers who said they were injured by rock-throwing youths during the event. Gilberto and Rosa Maria Coll filed their suit against the city, the Los Angeles Police Department and festival sponsor Adolph Coors Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1988
Plans for staging a new festival next year on Wilshire Boulevard in place of the popular but violence-plagued Street Scene moved ahead Wednesday. The Los Angeles City Council voted 11 to 0 to negotiate a contract with the firm of Perelman, Pioneer & Co. to stage the "L.A. Wilshire Festival" on Sept. 16 and 17 on a seven-block stretch of Wilshire between Normandie and Western avenues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1988 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
An ambitious plan to use a seven-block stretch of Wilshire Boulevard as the setting for a multicultural successor to the popular, but violence-plagued Street Scene Festival cleared a major legislative hurdle Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1988 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
A new cultural festival to be staged later this year in place of the Street Scene, which was canceled last year due to financial problems and scattered violence, has been recommended by two key city officials. Under the proposal, a yet-to-be-chosen private firm would stage the event, without using city employees, and would assume all costs of putting on the event.
NEWS
September 22, 1987
Separate lawsuits were filed by the parents of a 25-year-old man killed during last year's Los Angeles Street Scene festival and by nine police officers who said they were injured by rock-throwing youths during the event. Gilberto and Rosa Maria Coll filed their suit against the city, the Los Angeles Police Department and festival sponsor Adolph Coors Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1987 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley's special committee investigating allegations of mismanagement and favoritism in the Department of General Services has drafted a critical report of the agency's embattled chief, Sylvia Cunliffe. But the three-member panel has left it to the mayor to determine if any disciplinary action should be taken against her, according to sources close to the probe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
In an action that surprised no one, the 1987 Los Angeles Street Scene Festival was canceled by the City Council on Tuesday--a clear casualty of the legal troubles surrounding Sylvia Cunliffe, director of the city's General Services Administration. In voting 9-1 to cancel the event, members voiced hopes that the popular downtown festival can be revived next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1987 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
A City Council committee, heeding the warnings of the acting chief of the city's troubled General Services Administration, urged Tuesday that the 1987 Los Angeles Street Scene Festival be canceled. In making its recommendation, the council's Revenue and Finance Committee disappointed a crowd of about 40 Street Scene supporters, some wearing tags that said "Don't Stop the Music."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1987 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Street Scene Festival was placed in doubt Monday after Mayor Tom Bradley asked City Council members to cancel the event, citing a money shortage and the legal troubles plaguing its principal City Hall organizer. In a letter to council members, Bradley recommended deferring the Street Scene for one year and, in the interim, establishing "a citizens committee" to review the festival and propose changes if necessary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1987
The annual Los Angeles Street Scene will feature shorter hours, less booze, softer rock and tighter security this summer under orders of the City Council. Wary of a recurrence of the violence that occurred during last year's festival--violence that included a fatal shooting, an alleged rape and four stabbings--the council approved the tougher Street Scene regulations on a 12-0 vote Tuesday. There was no debate.
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