March 12, 1994 |
In an early sign that Cal State Northridge may avoid past earthquake recovery pitfalls, federal officials are promising to help pay for upgrading many CSUN buildings to modern seismic standards instead of authorizing only "patch-and-paint" repairs. Although the latter was a common response to past disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency earlier this month adopted a new repair policy for public facilities damaged in the Northridge earthquake.
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.
May 1, 1992 |
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 |
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.
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.
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.
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 |
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.
January 13, 1998 |
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.