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April 4, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The Planning Commission this week unanimously recommended imposing a 45-day moratorium on all proposed development in the city's Pier Bowl area. The commission's 5-0 vote is not binding. The City Council is expected to decide April 15 on the recommendation. If the moratorium is approved, the council will schedule a public hearing to consider extending the ban for 14 months. That is about the time that's needed to develop a detailed plan for the area's future, Planning Commission Chairman John T.
February 8, 1990 | JAMES TORTOLANO
Concerned about an increasing amount of violence and noise at local dance halls, the City Council has put a temporary freeze on the opening of any new dance halls. During the 45-day moratorium, city officials will be considering ways to improve regulation of establishments classified as dance halls, including dance clubs where members dance with hostesses, "go-go" dance bars and dance clubs for juveniles. This week's moratorium follows a Jan.
February 15, 1990
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday authorized the bulldozing of an abandoned home in South-Central Los Angeles in its first review of a proposed demolition since a 60-day moratorium was imposed on "Operation Knockdown." Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores' emergency motion, requested by police and Building and Safety Department officials, was approved unanimously and will lead to the bulldozing Thursday morning of a vandalized home at 11560 S. Link St.
October 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in downtown Oakland will end its yearlong moratorium--don't call it a ban--on rap concerts when Los Angeles rapper King T and three local groups appear at the facility on Nov. 21. Security will be tighter than in the past, and officials at other arenas with rap concerts coming up have similar plans. There have been several incidents of violence the last two years at rap concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
May 4, 2001 | Associated Press
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il pledged to keep a moratorium on missile tests until 2003, but he said there would be no inter-Korean summit as long as the U.S. is reviewing its policy toward the North, a European delegation said Thursday. The promise to adhere to the moratorium was significant progress in a process that has stalled amid U.S.-North Korean tension. Earlier this year, North Korea threatened to end the moratorium on long-range missile tests.
April 5, 1990 | JAMES TORTOLANO
The City Council has extended a ban on new dance halls, nightclubs and topless bars, and has scheduled a public hearing that could lead to an extension of a separate freeze on adult businesses. The council this week voted unanimously to extend the dance hall ban for up to 10 months and 15 days to give the city more time to prepare an ordinance regulating such activities. "There are noise problems and there has been violence connected with some of these operations," said City Atty.
February 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The American Medical Assn. called for a voluntary five-year moratorium on human cloning and urged Congress not to enact any ban that would hinder research. The board of trustees of the largest U.S. doctors' group said it backs research important to human health and said lawmakers should not interfere with current human, animal or cellular cloning research not directly aimed at producing a human being.
October 1, 1992
The Los Angeles City Council approved a moratorium Wednesday on the demolition of hotels that provide housing to low-income residents. The one-year moratorium will preserve more than 160 hotels that provide affordable housing to approximately 5,000 residents. A similar moratorium enacted in 1989 expired two weeks ago. The council tentatively approved the replacement ordinance the same day, but officials feared that hotel owners would tear down their buildings.
July 29, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. announced it would impose a six-month moratorium on industrial bank applications, seeking more time to weigh the bids of retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., that want to get into the banking business. The decision on so-called industrial loan companies came amid pressure from bankers and lawmakers who maintain that allowing non-financial companies to own banks would harm the industry and erode the divide between banking and commerce.
October 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
China on Friday conducted its second nuclear test this year, defying pressure to join an international moratorium on such blasts. The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued a statement confirming that an underground nuclear test had been conducted, the official New China News Agency reported. The test explosion was China's third in just over a year. In Washington, the White House issued a statement declaring that the United States "deeply regrets" the Chinese nuclear test.
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