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August 31, 2008 | Geoff Boucher; Chris Lee; Mark Olsen; Rachel Abramowitz; Scott Timberg; Patrick Day; Kenneth Turan
The 25 best L.A. films of the last 25 years "Los ANGELES isn't a real city," people have said, "it just plays one on camera." It was a clever line once upon a time, but all that has changed. Los Angeles is the most complicated community in America -- make no mistake, it is a community -- and over the last 25 years, it has been both celebrated and savaged on the big screen with amazing efficacy. Damaged souls and flawless weather, canyon love and beach city menace, homeboys and credit card girls, freeways and fedoras, power lines and palm trees . . . again and again, moviegoers all over the world have sat in the dark and stared up at our Los Angeles, even if it was one populated by corrupt cops or a jabbering cartoon rabbit.
January 18, 1994
Water bottles may be filled free at: * Chatsworth High School, 10027 Lurline Ave. * Granada Hills High School, 10535 Zelzah Ave. * John F.Kennedy High School, 11254 Gothic Ave., Granada Hills * Sylmar High School, 13050 Borden Ave. Report water trouble: (818) 503-1783; Between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m.: (213) 580-8120 MISCELLANEOUS PHONE NUMBERS In areas that are part of the city of Los Angeles: * Trees down and removal of street debris, call the city of Los Angeles: (213) 485-5661 or (213) 485-2121.
January 19, 1994
4:31 a.m. Monday morning. A subterranean wave rolls across the Los Angeles Basin and millions of people are simultaneously jolted from sleep. The intensely communal experience of shared disaster begins, a ritual that has become all too common for Southlanders. For most, the day starts with calming the children's jitters and checking for broken plates and glasses. The less fortunate begin to sift through the rubble of their homes, to search for lost pets.
January 15, 1995 | Researched by Julie Sheer and Doug Smith / Los Angeles Times
Nearly $11 billion in federal assistance has been allocated, including $5 billion in FEMA and SBA aid to individuals and business. * Total FEMA loan applications: 667,801 Funded: 72.5% Pending/denied: 27.5% * Disaster housing: 396,632 households, for $1.13 billion * Individual and Family Grants: 196,399 households, for $188 million * FEMA mortgage and rental assistance program: 1,000 applicants, for $3.
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