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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.
December 7, 1993 | MIMI KO
Anyone wishing to open a nude bar here will be prohibited from doing so for the next 38 days. City Council members last week unanimously imposed a 45-day moratorium on new permits for such businesses. City officials heard a rumor that someone planned to apply for a permit for a nude bar in town, and council members took action to prevent that. "We just want to control it right now," Mayor William D. Mahoney said.
February 10, 1994
Angered by a blaze that was fueled by oil from a quake-ruptured pipeline in Pacoima, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon said Wednesday he will seek a moratorium on new agreements to operate such underground pipelines in the city. The moratorium is likely to delay the renewal of expired franchise agreements between the city and four petroleum companies that want to continue pumping oil through existing pipelines under streets throughout the city.
October 13, 1994
The Los Angeles City Council asked President Clinton and Gov. Pete Wilson on Wednesday to declare a one-year moratorium on foreclosures of buildings damaged in the Northridge quake. "A lot of people are being pushed out," said Councilman Hal Bernson of Northridge. Bernson wants the President and governor to direct federal and state banking regulators to tell lenders not to foreclose on any damaged properties involving owners who were in good financial standing before Jan. 17.
April 29, 1992
The City Council has extended, possibly until next year, a moratorium on KTV businesses out of concern that such establishments have been used for video sex and prostitution. Officials said Monday that they needed more time to regulate KTV, a popular pastime in which patrons rent private sound rooms equipped with sing-along and video equipment for karaoke parties. Law enforcement authorities say they suspect some people use the rooms for filming pornography, although no arrests have been made.
November 8, 1996
It will be at least another year before any new drive-through fast-food restaurants and takeout eateries open in South Pasadena. The City Council late Wednesday extended a moratorium for 12 months on everything from mom-and-pop hamburger joints to franchise restaurants. Citing fears that fast-food outlets erode the character of the small town and escalate traffic problems along its main corridors, the council unanimously renewed the nearly year-old moratorium.
Critics of the Los Angeles Police Department's K-9 unit Monday called for a moratorium on the use of dogs to track down suspects until it can be determined whether the animals have been trained to bite people without provocation. In a letter to the Police Commission, lawyers for two civil rights groups also asked the panel to investigate whether Police Chief Daryl F. Gates has lied about the K-9 unit's policies and practices.
Officials of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons on Sunday blamed publicity over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moratorium on silicone gel breast implants for creating anxiety among former and potential patients that is "way out of proportion" to the dangers. While California plastic surgeons have opposed for a decade the use of liquid silicone, they felt that gel implants "were safe all along," said Dr. John O.
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