July 1, 1998 |
Unocal Corp. said it will jointly bid with other companies for electric power generation, gas pipeline, port and fertilizer projects in India that could be worth as much as $4 billion. The El Segundo-based oil and gas exploration company would manage the projects. Together with partners it didn't identify, Unocal will finance 70% of the costs through borrowings and the rest through equity, the company said. The projects would help Unocal tap surging demand for energy in India.
February 19, 2010 |
The Obama administration proposed rules Thursday that could affect construction of coal-fired power plants and other government-approved projects that produce large amounts of greenhouse gases. The guidelines for the first time set uniform standards on how federal agencies consider the causes and effects of climate change during their environmental analyses. They would require study of the greenhouse gas emissions of any project expected to emit at least 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year -- roughly 4,600 cars' worth.
July 19, 2010 |
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday unveiled an array of development projects -- hydroelectric dams, municipal water supply overhauls, hospital makeovers, even a new mango export initiative -- in hopes of chipping away at the perception many Pakistanis have of an arrogant U.S. oblivious to the power cuts and water shortages that plague their lives. How Pakistanis perceive the U.S., and the billions of dollars in aid that Washington has set aside for Pakistan, became a major focus of Clinton's two-day trip to Islamabad, her second since becoming secretary of state.
July 26, 1987
More than 100 Santa Monica residents confronted developers during a meeting last week on the impact of a proposed 2 million square feet of office development on Colorado Boulevard. Critics claim the projects, Colorado Place Phase III and Water Gardens, would cause traffic gridlocks in their neighborhoods. Southmark Pacific Corp. is building Colorado Place, and Jerome Snyder of Santa Monica is developing Water Gardens.
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July 3, 2011 |
A Texas architect who admitted paying bribes to influence the awarding of school construction contracts in that state later helped manage major construction programs at community colleges in Southern California. Most recently, Louis M. Cruz was a project manager for a $616-million building campaign at Long Beach City College. Previously, he held similar responsibilities at the Los Angeles Community College District, managing $190 million worth of construction. Cruz was a central figure in a corruption scandal in San Antonio, Texas.
August 3, 2013 |
Los Angeles has never been big on regret. For most of the city's history we've been so busy charging forward, inventing and reinventing the future, that we've rarely paused to wonder what might have been. In architecture, when we do look back, we usually focus more on mistakes of action than inaction. We mourn the landmarks we've knocked down rather than the ones we failed to build in the first place. But how do you catalog a history of mistimed, misguided or ill-fated ambition?
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May 7, 1987 |
The $1-billion widening of the Santa Ana Freeway--key to Orange County's traffic relief plan--is $400 million in the red and cannot be completed before 2008 without new county taxes or fees, a study by the Orange County Transportation Commission warned Wednesday. Scheduled to begin this fall, the project is being viewed by some as the potential "centerpiece" of any new countywide sales tax proposals, an OCTC staff report concluded.
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June 8, 2011 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa picked a familiar face to become his deputy mayor for transportation Tuesday, moving Borja Leon from his current post as associate director of transportation into the new job. Leon was responsible for overseeing the mayor's participation in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and implementing the mayor's agenda there. He provided public policy advice to MTA's board and watched over major infrastructure projects in the city and L.A. County, according to a news release from the mayor's office.
December 16, 2010 |
The lemon: An empty Manhattan lot surrounded by beat-up chain-link fencing. The lemonade: An urban oasis with wildflowers, wooden benches and sculptures in the middle of Manhattan. The economic downturn has littered the nation's cities with soured real estate developments ? empty lots or partly built projects that were abandoned when funding dried up. Now architects, developers and urban planner are trying to sweeten the situation with projects like the LentSpace park in downtown Manhattan.
January 30, 2012
AEG's proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles was the kind of job-creating development that needed to move forward, even if that meant passing special-case legislation to help it along. The legislation, which expedites the legal process for lawsuits challenging the project on environmental grounds, won our support because quick action was required and because it didn't let AEG off the hook for adhering to the California Environmental Quality Act, including an environmental impact report.