August 14, 2005
The Aug. 10 article on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway's refusal to go along with plans to upgrade the Riverside Freeway is just a sidebar to a potentially catastrophic regional transportation issue that has yet to be addressed. In October 2002, a Southern California Assn. of Governments report predicted the "total breakdown" of freight and passenger rail services in the region by 2010 unless $4.5 billion is spent on upgrading or constructing new tracks for trains carrying goods from our local ports.
December 1, 1994
After 17 years, Doo Dah founder and organizer Peter Apanel has decided to step down and hand over the alternative parade to The Light-Bringer Project, a Pasadena nonprofit arts group. Apanel announced his decision on Monday at the International Festivals Assn. meeting in Anaheim. Apanel, who has run the parade as a full-time job, could not be reached for comment.
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August 8, 2000 |
The city's request for an $11-million loan to fund its downtown theater project could be rejected because officials didn't meet federal public disclosure requirements, two project critics said Monday. Former downtown development manager Peter Apanel and longtime local government critic and City Council candidate Martin Jones said Oxnard failed to prepare and publish their loan application for public review, an error that could jeopardize its approval.
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December 3, 1992
Pasadena's Doo Dah Parade, facing security problems, is scaling back, according to founder and manager Peter Apanel. Apanel now talks of a smaller parade, for a crowd of maybe 5,000, with paid admission and, no doubt, with paid security as well. That would still be fun, but it wouldn't be free fun. We shall miss the openness of this long-running, home-made spoof of the always sumptuous, sometimes pompous Tournament of the Roses (the Rose Bowl Parade).