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May 17, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the worst glut of office space in 20 years, developers are preparing to construct four massive real estate projects that will add 11 skyscrapers and nearly 9 million square feet of commercial rental space in downtown Los Angeles.
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June 21, 1992 | Thomas S. Hines, Thomas S. Hines, who teaches cultural and architectural history at UCLA, is author of "Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture" (Oxford University)
As Los Angeles burned in late April and early May, the images of violence on the TV screen called up counter-images of 50 years ago, when Richard Neutra, California's greatest modernist architect, designed the "Amity Village" housing complex for Compton. In many ways, this ambitious but unbuilt scheme epitomized the high aspirations and the countless broken promises for improving the quality of life in South-Central Los Angeles.
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OPINION
June 21, 1992 | Thomas S. Hines, Thomas S. Hines, who teaches cultural and architectural history at UCLA, is author of "Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture" (Oxford University)
As Los Angeles burned in late April and early May, the images of violence on the TV screen called up counter-images of 50 years ago, when Richard Neutra, California's greatest modernist architect, designed the "Amity Village" housing complex for Compton. In many ways, this ambitious but unbuilt scheme epitomized the high aspirations and the countless broken promises for improving the quality of life in South-Central Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid the worst glut of office space in 20 years, developers are preparing to construct four massive real estate projects that will add 11 skyscrapers and nearly 9 million square feet of commercial rental space in downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley on Tuesday named Gary Squier, a longtime advocate for the poor and for reform of the city's affordable-housing programs, to run the city's new 244-person Housing Preservation and Production Department. Squier, 39, who began his career in the mid-1970s as a VISTA volunteer on Skid Row, has been a private housing consultant and developer as well as acting director of the city Housing Authority. He was previously city housing coordinator under Bradley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1989 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
In an attempt to save the dwindling stock of low-cost housing on Skid Row, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley on Thursday proposed a measure aimed at preventing more demolitions of single-room-occupancy hotels in the city's neighborhood of last resort. "These hotels are our last defense against homelessness," Bradley said in a City Hall press conference to announce his plan.
NEWS
April 3, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
This was supposed to be the easy final two weeks of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley's triumphal march toward a fifth term. But it has not happened that way. Instead, Bradley has had to confront stories raising questions about how he and his Administration deal with some of Los Angeles' poorest citizens--and some of its most influential. Even supporters criticized Bradley's commitment to housing for the poor Sunday after the resignation of the administrator of his Housing Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley on Thursday named the seven appointees to the city's new Affordable Housing Commission--a group that will have a significant say over how the city uses hundreds of millions of dollars in housing funds. Advocates of low-income housing, minorities and the poor dominate the new board, which includes two Latinos, a black woman and a former Legal Aid Foundation attorney who is a longtime critic of the city's housing and redevelopment policies.
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November 8, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa faced criticism Monday for requesting the use of a jet owned by Ameriquest, a mortgage firm that has a City Hall lobbyist assigned to press its interests with the mayor. Villaraigosa, who once worked for the firm, flew last week on the private jet to Detroit with an aide and his security detail after receiving a last-minute invitation to speak at the funeral of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
NEWS
August 20, 1993 | FAYE FIORE and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles, which recently became the first major city in the nation to ban smoking in its restaurants, is considering selling part of the historic Central Library in Downtown to a subsidiary of tobacco giant Philip Morris Cos. in a deal that would give the financially strapped city a source of instant cash.
NEWS
November 28, 1988 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
If the question were put to Los Angeles taxpayers, would they approve spending almost $2 billion in property taxes to finance downtown luxury condos, glittering night-time plazas and multimillion-dollar face lifts for private industries like the garment district? Or would taxpayers approve such a spending plan downtown if it were paired with $2.1 billion for low-cost rental housing citywide, plus several hundred million for child care? Many city leaders, led by Mayor Tom Bradley, say yes.
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