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May 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
President Bush on Thursday gave states and cities greater freedom to sell to private investors many public facilities built with federal help--including airports, bridges, roads and sewage treatment plants. Bush announced his action on an abbreviated trip to Ohio, where he spoke to the Ohio Assn. of Broadcasters.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1986 | Roxana Kopetman \f7
The City Council is expected to adopt an ordinance today that Mayor Donald R. Roth has said means the "death of political signs in Anaheim." Illegal political signs, anyway. In response to a proliferation of signs in public rights of way during election campaigns, Roth--a candidate for county supervisor in the November election--and his colleagues on the council will vote on a law that prohibits the signs on such places as utility poles and street medians.
OPINION
December 31, 2001
"Runoff Rules Get Tougher" (Dec. 14) did not fully explore the impact that new storm drain regulations will have on local communities. The article states that "city and county officials will also, for the first time, be required to clean up after parades and other special events." After every public event, cities clean up trash and debris. In Bellflower, the city removes more than 900 tons of debris every year resulting from community events and everyday activities. We sweep every street every week, some twice a week.
OPINION
February 12, 2013
Re "Scout board delays action on gays," Feb. 7 Scouting originated in Britain, where the Scouts organization welcomes gays. Canada's Scouting organization and most in Europe do likewise. At the California Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts successfully argued that it is a religious organization. It later denied that it is a religious organization that would be required by California law to pay full commercial rent for use of government facilities. At the U.S. Supreme Court, the Boy Scouts argued that it is a private organization allowed to set standards for own members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2012 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles gay rights organization has protested the decision by Manhattan Beach police to release — and many local media to publish — the names and photos of 18 men arrested in an undercover sex sting at a public restroom. Leaders of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center contended that last week's release of the mug shots, names and birth dates of the men could lead to public humiliation and more severe consequences. The social service agency said one of the arrestees had reported to them that a fellow suspect attempted suicide after the results of the sting were made public.
OPINION
March 19, 2006
Your editorial "Scout's dishonor" (March 15) skirts a serious issue. In 1998, the Boy Scouts convinced the California Supreme Court that they were a religious organization free to exclude atheists. In 2000, the Scouts convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that they were a private organization, free to discriminate when admitting members. In 2001, the Scouts convinced Congress that they were a public organization entitled to the same right to use public facilities as any other nonprofit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved studying the feasibility of levying a one-time fee on developers to fund new fire and library facilities in Sylmar, the city's fastest growing community in the 1980s. The study is needed because Sylmar's booming population has outstripped local city services, rendering them deficient, according to Councilman Ernani Bernardi. "This area is badly in need of new public facilities," he said Tuesday.
NEWS
January 13, 1998 | DENNIS McLELLAN
Santa Ana has far fewer community centers than it needs, says Cleve Williams, executive director of Santa Ana's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Agency. The city has gotten a boost from the opening a year ago of the Albert D. Salgado Community Center on the west side and would like eventually to build another major facility in Delhi Park on the east side. Still, the need for facilities is much greater than the funding available to build them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The West Hollywood City Council has responded to growing criticism over the removal of a rainbow flag from atop City Hall by agreeing to a compromise. The rainbow flag - which was raised above West Hollywood City Hall in June - will stay down. However, the city will hang a new City of West Hollywood flag that incorporates rainbow colors into the city logo, a rough geographic outline of the city. Council members agreed to the change at a meeting Monday night. “This has been a very exciting debate,” said Mayor Pro Tem John D'Amico, who is gay. “I think flying a rainbow flag at City Hall is perhaps not as interesting as flying the City of West Hollywood adopted flag that has the rainbow on it. There's a pedigree there, there's a history.” The rainbow flag was removed in January after an earlier unanimous vote by the council to maintain the city's practice of displaying only the United States, California and city flags on public facilities.
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