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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1990
The Community Redevelopment Agency approved a $1.1-million loan Thursday to help a nonprofit agency buy a dilapidated Skid Row hotel and develop a low-income housing complex at the site. The loan, which must be approved by the City Council, would permit the Skid Row Housing Trust to purchase the Olympia Hotel, demolish the blighted three-story building and design a 48-unit housing complex.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1990
The Community Redevelopment Agency approved a $1.1-million loan Thursday to help a nonprofit agency buy a dilapidated Skid Row hotel and develop a low-income housing complex at the site. The loan, which must be approved by the City Council, would permit the Skid Row Housing Trust to purchase the Olympia Hotel, demolish the blighted three-story building and design a 48-unit housing complex.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1990 | PENELOPE McMILLAN and JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The city took the rare step on Monday of ordering the evacuation of a filthy, dilapidated Skid Row hotel in downtown Los Angeles because of conditions described by City Atty. James K. Hahn as too "dangerous" for continued habitation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the last day the Olympia Hotel was open, some things were different and some things seemed just the same. Los Angeles police officers, who call the Skid Row establishment a drug-infested place, were there, which was not unusual. There just seemed to be more of them walking the halls Tuesday, telling people they would have to leave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the last day the Olympia Hotel was open, some things were different and some things seemed just the same. Los Angeles police officers, who call the Skid Row establishment a drug-infested place, were there, which was not unusual. There just seemed to be more of them walking the halls Tuesday, telling people they would have to leave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990
The owners of a dilapidated Skid Row hotel that was closed down by the Los Angeles city attorney two weeks ago were sentenced to two-month jail terms Wednesday. Shlomo Bina, 47, of San Marino, and Daryoush Daian, 33, of Beverly Hills were sentenced by Los Angeles Municipal Court Commissioner Barry Kohn after they admitted failing to make court-ordered repairs on the Olympia Hotel at 1203 E. 7th St., and for continued slum conditions at two other Skid Row hotels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
An Anaheim resident who owns an apartment building in the Los Angeles Skid Row area was charged Thursday with 36 criminal counts alleging substandard housing conditions at the Baker Hotel at 311 E. Winston St. Rodents, roaches, corroded floors, sealed safety exits, broken heaters and peeling paint were among violations cited at the hotel, which has many residential tenants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California corporations invested an unprecedented $30 million last year in a federal tax credit program that will create 15 new low-income housing projects statewide, a dozen of them in Los Angeles County, officials said Monday. In Los Angeles, the funds will mean 481 units of new affordable housing for low-income families in central Los Angeles and of refurbished hotel rooms for single residents of Skid Row.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2011 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
Don't just walk by quickly, looking straight ahead. If you notice a person living on the street, don't pretend you don't. That's what Victor Rodriguez chose to say to a group gathered downtown one evening last week to hear from people who once were homeless and who know how it feels not to be seen. Rodriguez, 52, now lives in the Dewey Hotel Apartments, operated by the Skid Row Housing Trust, which develops and manages affordable housing in an effort to provide homes for the homeless.
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September 17, 2000 | David DeVoss, David DeVoss, former Time magazine bureau chief for Southeast Asia, spent this summer working with the U.S. Agency for International Development to foster Timorese journalism
The recent killings of three aid workers on the island of Timor underscore both the United Nations' ideals and limitations. The men hacked to death by pro-Jakarta militia groups had come to the politically divided island to feed refugees held hostage in West Timor, an Indonesian province. Yet, when the militias ran amok last week, the U.N. was helpless to evacuate, much less defend, its own employees or the refugees under their care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1990 | PENELOPE McMILLAN and JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The city took the rare step on Monday of ordering the evacuation of a filthy, dilapidated Skid Row hotel in downtown Los Angeles because of conditions described by City Atty. James K. Hahn as too "dangerous" for continued habitation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The statistics are numbing. Studies show that 100,000 to 160,000 people in the city of Los Angeles are homeless during the course of a year and 40,000 families live in converted garages. The problem is so severe that Mayor Tom Bradley has made affordable housing his top priority. To meet the demand for temporary shelter, the number of homeless refuges grew and shelter beds increased 25% in the county last year, to nearly 8,000.
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October 25, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As mayor of San Francisco, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dianne Feinstein supported two major projects in which her husband's close associates had financial interests, according to records and interviews. In one project, she lobbied for the sale of land to the city for a new Marriott hotel, centerpiece in the biggest urban renewal effort of her Administration. The major representative for Marriott was a longtime friend and business partner of Feinstein's husband, money manager Richard C.
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