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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1990
Abandoned, dilapidated and unsecured houses serve as crack dens and gang hangouts in Los Angeles. A city program targets the worst of these uninhabitable houses for demolition to remove the dangerous public-safety hazard, but some of them should be salvaged. City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky has proposed rebuilding rather than demolishing the derelict houses to help create more affordable housing. It is a sound proposal.
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July 26, 1992 | SHARON L. WARZOCHA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For more than 60 years, Camp Hollywoodland has provided thousands of inner-city Los Angeles girls with their first summer-camp experience. But plans for this summer's camping program and its craft classes, swimming, hiking, sing-a-longs and storytelling went up in flames three months ago. A determined arsonist, in the chaos of the riots, destroyed much of the camp with two fires a week apart in early May. He even chopped up the camp's fire hoses, for meanness.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who two months ago called for a moratorium on a city program that sought to demolish abandoned homes that had become drug dens, presented an alternative Thursday to the controversial program. Dubbed "Operation Rebuild," Yaroslavsky said at a news conference that the program would be the "antithesis" of the year-old Operation Knockdown and would target derelict homes for rehabilitation rather than demolition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1990
Abandoned, dilapidated and unsecured houses serve as crack dens and gang hangouts in Los Angeles. A city program targets the worst of these uninhabitable houses for demolition to remove the dangerous public-safety hazard, but some of them should be salvaged. City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky has proposed rebuilding rather than demolishing the derelict houses to help create more affordable housing. It is a sound proposal.
REAL ESTATE
July 26, 1992 | SHARON L. WARZOCHA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For more than 60 years, Camp Hollywoodland has provided thousands of inner-city Los Angeles girls with their first summer-camp experience. But plans for this summer's camping program and its craft classes, swimming, hiking, sing-a-longs and storytelling went up in flames three months ago. A determined arsonist, in the chaos of the riots, destroyed much of the camp with two fires a week apart in early May. He even chopped up the camp's fire hoses, for meanness.
SPORTS
March 16, 1988 | Associated Press
Sacramento Kings center Jawann Oldham needs surgery on his left knee and will be lost to the National Basketball Assn. team for the remainder of the season, a team physician said Tuesday. "I am recommending that an operation to rebuild the knee take place as soon as possible," Dr. Richard Marder said. "The earliest Jawann will be able to resume his career, assuming he undergoes the most thorough type of therapy, will be next January."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1990 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A City Council committee Monday recommended approval of a program designed to help Los Angeles property owners renovate rather than demolish buildings that have been taken over by drug dealers and gang members. Under the program--described as a marriage between an earlier plan proposed by Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky and Mayor Tom Bradley's "Operation Knockdown"-- the city would buy vacant, deteriorated buildings and turn the properties over to nonprofit corporations.
NEWS
February 2, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a funeral Mass was held in Tijuana for Sarahi Morales and a priest assured her grieving parents that "little girls go to heaven," doctors in San Diego on Thursday reported that her sister Sarah is continuing to grow stronger. Despite the worldwide attention to the plight of Sarahi and Sarah, born Jan. 12 in Tijuana as Siamese twins and separated Saturday during delicate surgery at Children's Hospital, the Mass was sparsely attended.
NEWS
September 12, 1985 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
Jack Oscar King, convicted of trying to rape and kill Cheryl Bess and then blinding and disfiguring her by pouring sulfuric acid on her face, was sentenced to a maximum 34-year prison term Wednesday by a Superior Court judge who called the defendant "cruel, vicious and callous." Judge Don A. Turner said he hopes that by sentencing King, 65, to the maximum possible sentence, the defendant will be in prison for the rest of his life. "It is the intention of this court to keep Mr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | Valerie J. Nelson
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to figure it out. " Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe made what many consider the most extraordinary medical advance in baseball history that September when he invented a transplant procedure that resurrected...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who two months ago called for a moratorium on a city program that sought to demolish abandoned homes that had become drug dens, presented an alternative Thursday to the controversial program. Dubbed "Operation Rebuild," Yaroslavsky said at a news conference that the program would be the "antithesis" of the year-old Operation Knockdown and would target derelict homes for rehabilitation rather than demolition.
SPORTS
April 10, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sophomore guard Mike Bibby moved toward millionaire status Thursday, announcing he's leaving the University of Arizona to make himself available for the NBA draft. "It's just been a dream of mine since I was a little boy, and now that that chance is here, I don't want to let it pass me up," Bibby said at a campus news conference at Tucson. Some NBA officials say Bibby, 19, will be the first point guard taken in the draft.
NEWS
January 28, 1993 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anesthesiologist had no electronic gear to monitor the heartbeat of the patient splayed on the operating table, so he kept his index fingers tightly hooked under the man's chin to feel his pulse. The 35-year-old Somali's colon had been shattered by a bullet. One hour into an operation to rebuild it, the surgeon, Dr. Omar Nur Abdi, complained that he had no proper thread to sew up the incision in the unconscious man's left side.
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