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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2010 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
The price tag for a complex of schools at the site of the famed Ambassador Hotel has become the Los Angeles Unified School District's most expensive school project, now surpassing $578 million. The latest cost increase, approved Tuesday by the Board of Education, adds $6.6 million for expenses related mostly to safety and historic preservation at the complex for 4,200 students. The main campus of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools will open this fall. Two small schools already operate on the back portion of the 24-acre Koreatown site.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2006 | Sharon Bernstein and Megan Garvey, Times Staff Writers
The violence that rocked Los Angeles County's jail system over the last week is the legacy of operating jails on the cheap -- with violent inmates living in large, open rooms despite wide agreement nationally that such offenders should be held in cells. Sheriff's Department officials freely acknowledge that the practice has exacerbated racially charged disturbances in the jails, where violent incidents have increased significantly since 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal court judge spent three hours Wednesday inspecting conditions at the downtown Men's Central Jail, which some observers say is so antiquated and overcrowded that it's putting inmates at risk. U.S. District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson had been asked by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California to inspect the jail, at which the group alleges overcrowding contributed to a series of riots this year.
OPINION
October 1, 2007
Re "Fiscal woes jeopardize area hospitals," Sept. 23 The article on struggling hospitals is incomplete without greater discussion of the health reform proposal Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has put forward to address the overcrowding of emergency rooms. Schwarzenegger has proposed a Medi-Cal rate increase that would provide $1.5 billion for hospitals and would require all Californians to have health insurance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1992
Citing bad economic times, the City Council this week withdrew plans to pass a tax on apartment owners. A business license fee would have required owners of buildings with four or more units to pay $25 annually plus $5 for each additional unit. Orange is the only city in the county that does not charge apartment owners such a fee, officials said. "We felt the timing simply wasn't right at this time," Councilman William G. Steiner said, citing high vacancy rates and falling rents.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1996 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City safety officials are investigating recent visitor complaints about overcrowding at Disneyland as the park experiences a surge in attendance during the final weeks of its Main Street Electrical Parade. Anaheim Fire Marshal Gary Wilder said Wednesday he has discussed the situation with park officials and has been invited by Disneyland's private fire department to review crowd safety measures at the theme park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Facing its heaviest caseload in many years, the Los Angeles County Criminal Grand Jury has had to delay or turn away cases of murder, corruption, child abuse and other serious allegations, but that could change when a second panel is allowed under a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Crowded dockets have meant delays in high-profile cases, including the indictment of former city Airport Commissioner Leland Wong on charges of accepting a $100,000 bribe, said Dist. Atty.
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