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December 20, 1994 | From staff and wire service reports
As a result of the recently passed federal crime bill, the Orange County Sheriff's Department and 11 cities in the county were authorized Monday to hire a total of 49 law enforcement officers with a total of about $3.6 million in federal grants. But some city officials have said they may not be able to make the hires because they cannot afford to match the grants, which the bill requires.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2001 | From Times staff reports
With the Bush administration considering a severe cut in spending on beach-erosion projects, county supervisors Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for current federal funding levels to remain. Supervisors Jim Silva and Tom Wilson, who represent the county's 42-mile coastline, requested the action after hearing that the administration may reduce the federal share of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' projects from 65% to 35%.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
There's an old saying in the Vietnamese community that "a man without drink is like a flag without wind," according to Chau Nguyen, the program coordinator for a substance abuse prevention program in Little Saigon. Unfortunately, he added, "some people still have that attitude."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2001 | ROBIN FIELDS and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Not again, Southern California leaders groaned Friday as they absorbed the Census Bureau's recommendation against nudging its 2000 head count upward to factor in more than 3 million overlooked Americans. As it did in the 1990s, the region may lose hundreds of dollars in federal funds if Congress and the Bush administration accept the recommendation and extend it beyond the realm of election redistricting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than most other housing officials in Orange County, Bob Pusavat is credited by affordable housing advocates with making innovative use of scarce resources to attack the shortage of housing for low-income families. And he's done it without creating community ill will. Pusavat, the county's manager of housing and community development and redevelopment, has aggressively sought state and federal funds to build low-income housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days after a Christmas Eve announcement that Orange County had received $2.4 million in federal grants for homeless programs in 2000, county officials learned from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that the true figure is $6.8 million. Service providers in the county had been bracing for leaner times after HUD officials warned that funding would probably be reduced this year because of a sharp rise in requests for money. HUD received requests totaling $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1999 | Andrew Glazer, (949) 574-4204
City seniors wonder why they aren't getting a share of the $912 million the county received in a national tobacco settlement. Members of the city's Senior Citizens Committee say they will keep pushing the county to use some of the money to help expand local preventive health programs for seniors. The county voted Tuesday to spend most of the money on expanding jails and reducing its debt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1999 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal highway authorities said Tuesday they are troubled by faulty welds in the Orange Crush interchange and will not reimburse Caltrans for any of the $4 million it will take to repair them. Caltrans had hoped for some federal money to pay for the repairs, which should begin in December or January and last about a year. Federal officials said they received a verbal request for money from Caltrans, but they quickly said no.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Congressional and federal transportation officials presented the Orange County Transportation Authority with a $5-million check Monday to study a proposed light-rail system. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) announced funding for the study with federal and local transportation officials, said Lee Godown, spokesman for the congresswoman. Sanchez and Rep. Ron Packard (R-Vista) lobbied their peers in Congress for the funding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans for a controversial toll road in southern Orange County got a boost in Washington, D.C., Thursday when a congressional subcommittee approved a bill with language that could speed up the environmental review for the road. Road supporter Rep. Ron Packard (R-Vista) had requested the wording, which refers specifically to the proposed Foothill South toll road and could restrict how broadly federal regulatory agencies can critique the need for the proposed $644-million project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County received a $4.1-million federal housing grant to assist residents who are most in need--homeless people who are physically and mentally disabled, officials announced Friday. "The exciting thing about the grant is that affordable housing is such a big issue in Orange County and this is going to really open doors for people who really need it," said Karen Roper, the county's homeless coordinator. The bulk of the grant, $1.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2000 | DIANE WEDNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County will receive about $80 million as its share of the largest Housing and Urban Development budget passed by Congress since 1981. The $32.4-billion housing budget, which includes record funding for community development and housing block grants, will provide a boost to local housing initiatives. "This is the best budget we've seen in a long time," said Jan Breidenbach, executive director of Southern California Assn. of Non-Profit Housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Orange County's languishing CenterLine project received a financial shot in the arm Friday when Congress approved a national transportation funding package that earmarks $2 million for the light rail project. The transportation bill would appropriate $59.7 billion for projects across the nation. The bill cleared both houses of Congress on Friday and is headed to the president for his signature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than $30 million for critical water and watershed projects in Orange County was included in a bill that cleared the House on Thursday and is expected to be approved by the Senate early next week. Among projects the legislation would fund are beach restoration in Surfside, flood controls along the Santa Ana River and a study of water supplies in South County. The announcement of the $23.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly $37.5 million in federal funds for Orange County water projects was included in an appropriations bill approved Monday by a key congressional subcommittee. The Energy and Water Development appropriations subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside), approved the projects as part of an overall $21.7-billion water bill for the 2001 fiscal year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days after a Christmas Eve announcement that Orange County had received $2.4 million in federal grants for homeless programs in 2000, county officials learned from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that the true figure is $6.8 million. Service providers in the county had been bracing for leaner times after HUD officials warned that funding would probably be reduced this year because of a sharp rise in requests for money. HUD received requests totaling $1.
NEWS
March 1, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton held Teresa Sarabia's bruised hands for a moment Saturday, and told the survivor of this week's mudslides in Laguna Canyon, "Bless you, bless you. . . . You have your life. Remember that." Clinton, on his way to a Beverly Hills fund-raiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) spent half an hour in a tiny hangar at Los Angeles International Airport listening to people battered by the punishing El Nino rains and crushing mudslides Monday.
NEWS
March 26, 1998 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acknowledging the damage wrought by El Nino in California, the Senate has agreed on a disaster assistance fund containing $190 million for the state's storm-torn roads, levees, farms and military facilities. The disaster aid, expected to win final Senate approval sometime today, is included in a catch-all emergency spending measure that also underwrites the deployment of military personnel in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. The bill will be taken up by the House next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the award of nearly $3 million in federal funds, the county's half-built trail system will come about 6.5 miles closer to completion. Seven bike and pedestrian trail projects were chosen by an advisory panel for the Orange County Transportation Authority out of 15 proposals competing for the non-roadway funds. Transit board members last week approved a total of $7.3 million in federally funded transportation enhancements, including $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1999 | Andrew Glazer, (949) 574-4204
City seniors wonder why they aren't getting a share of the $912 million the county received in a national tobacco settlement. Members of the city's Senior Citizens Committee say they will keep pushing the county to use some of the money to help expand local preventive health programs for seniors. The county voted Tuesday to spend most of the money on expanding jails and reducing its debt.
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