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December 18, 1994 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bundled-up hikers and mountain bikers start their advance on Runyan Canyon Park above Hollywood at dawn each morning, threading through the mountain retreat in a quiet parade of exercise and meditation. Recently their reverie has been jolted, though, by a new breed of visitors to the park--people with hard hats and work boots, geological maps and hydrology reports.
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December 18, 1994 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bundled-up hikers and mountain bikers start their advance on Runyan Canyon Park above Hollywood at dawn each morning, threading through the mountain retreat in a quiet parade of exercise and meditation. Recently their reverie has been jolted, though, by a new breed of visitors to the park--people with hard hats and work boots, geological maps and hydrology reports.
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BUSINESS
July 13, 1988
DeLeuw, Cather & Co. has announced the promotion of William H. George to vice president in Los Angeles. George is deputy construction manager for the Los Angeles Metro Rail Project.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1991
Tutor-Saliba, a Sylmar construction company, said it was awarded a $38.5-million contract for excavation and construction of the Los Angeles Metro Rail's Vermont Station. The company's joint venture partner in the project will be Perini Corp. of Framingham, Mass. Tutor-Saliba has been awarded 11 subway contracts since 1987, worth a total of $478 million.
NEWS
May 5, 1987
Ralph Stanley, head of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and a critic of Los Angeles' Metro Rail subway project, announced he will leave the agency May 31. Stanley, 35, joined the agency in 1983 and quickly became one of its most controversial administrators. He criticized public transit spending as wasteful and sought to have those services turned over to private companies. Stanley is joining Municipal Development Corp.
NEWS
September 26, 1985 | Associated Press
A Senate Appropriations subcommittee today approved spending $85 million for construction of the Los Angeles Metro Rail subway system in 1986, a $32-million cut in the amount offered by the House. The subcommittee on transportation and related agencies agreed upon the money for the planned light-rail system as it worked through a $10.5-billion spending bill for Department of Transportation projects and operations. The entire measure is expected to go before the full committee next Tuesday.
NEWS
February 26, 1987
The Los Angeles City Council, breaking with Mayor Tom Bradley, voted unanimously to support state legislation that would merge the beleaguered Southern California Rapid Transit District and Los Angeles County Transportation Commission into a single body. Bradley has opposed consolidation, saying it could jeopardize federal funding for the Los Angeles Metro Rail project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1987
The Urban Mass Transportation Administration is expected to sign a contract Monday to authorize the release of $123 million in funds for the construction of the first 4.4-mile segment of the Los Angeles Metro Rail project, Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) said Saturday. Congress set aside the funds in the 1987 Transportation Appropriations bill. A Senate vote on the 1988 Transportation Appropriations bill, which will include between $145 million and $150 million for Metro Rail, is scheduled soon.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1989
L.A. Metro Rail Subcontractor Fined: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined a subcontractor working on the Los Angeles metro rail project $10,000 for knowingly placing employees in danger despite warnings from safety engineers. OSHA said Tecumseh Construction Co. in early March allowed employees to work at the bottom of a 12-foot-deep excavation without protection against a cave-in. Tecumseh officials couldn't be reached for comment. The company may contest the fine or pay it and correct violations within 15 days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1990
A key House subcommittee recommended Tuesday that Congress appropriate $150 million for construction of Los Angeles' Metro Rail project in the 1991 fiscal year. The figure is $10 million more than the subway system received in federal funds this year but $35 million less than Mayor Tom Bradley requested in April. The recommendation now goes to the full House Appropriations Committee.
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