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October 9, 1993 | Reuters
The Indian government set an ambitious three-month target Friday for rebuilding 30,000 homes devastated by the country's worst earthquake in more than 50 years. Sharad Pawar, chief minister of the worst-hit state of Maharashtra, said reconstruction will begin in two weeks, with a target completion date of Jan. 26, India's Republic Day holiday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2000
In a rebuke to the Boy Scouts of America, the City Council has passed a resolution prohibiting the use of public buildings by groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected classes. The resolution, approved Monday, says the city discourages "groups which openly discriminate against gay men or women . . . from meeting at public facilities" in West Hollywood.
OPINION
September 8, 2013 | By Nelson Lichtenstein
Last month, Americans took pride in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Unfortunately, we are also revisiting a far darker episode in our history, a civil rights-era conflict that tells us much about the hurdles facing President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the most ambitious piece of social legislation enacted in almost half a century. That episode was the "massive resistance," a policy pushed by a phalanx of Southern white politicians, journalists and local worthies who organized in the 1950s and early '60s when the courts, the federal government and the civil rights movement pressed for desegregation of public schools and the end of Jim Crow racism in American life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1987 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
All but three of the 42 old Navy Hospital buildings in Balboa Park will be torn down, the City Council voted Monday, dashing hopes of historic preservationists and groups who wanted to use the structures. The unanimous vote to preserve only the old Navy chapel, the administration building and a newer medical library-auditorium building came after nearly two hours of public testimony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1993
The city of Anaheim should follow through on Councilman Irv Pickler's suggestion to ban smoking in the seating areas of the city-owned Anaheim Stadium and the soon-to-open Anaheim Arena. National health studies now leave no doubt that secondhand smoking is harmful to nonsmokers. Banning smoking in the city's public facilities is one way of protecting those who choose wisely not to smoke. If the City Council adopts a no-smoking rule for the stadium and arena, it will put them in good company.
NEWS
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.
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.
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