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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1996
The Sepulveda Basin's Lake Balboa, a popular site with walkers, bikers and boaters, will soon be even more appealing with a $2.6-million project that will extend the bicycle path, add a lifeguard station and public restrooms and expand the children's play area, among other improvements. Among the amenities will be "one of the largest play areas in the western United States," said Jim Andervich, the city Recreation and Parks Department's assistant general manager for the Valley.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1996 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten years ago, the Boyle Heights neighborhood surrounding Ricardo and Juana Gutierrez was slowly unraveling, neighbor after neighbor packing up, selling off and moving out. The source of the upheaval was an eight-acre patch of green space, a neighborhood park that had become a haven for drug deals and gang violence. But the Gutierrez family, with nine children, refused to yield. They organized remaining neighbors and, over the course of several years, drove the drug dealers out.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive energy and water bill hammered out by key members of the House and Senate includes more than $2.28 million for a swimming lake at Hansen Dam and $2 million to restore two miles of the Los Angeles River in the Sepulveda Basin. The measure also contains $500,000 for two studies to determine whether additional river water can be conserved and whether other sections of the 58-mile corridor can be transformed into greenbelts for recreational use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A U.S. congressional committee this week approved a request by Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills) designating $3.2 million for a new phase of improvements for Lake Balboa and the wilderness area in the Sepulveda Basin. The House Appropriations Committee pared down Beilenson's initial request of $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A U.S. congressional committee this week approved a request by Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills) designating $3.2 million for a new phase of improvements for Lake Balboa and the wilderness area in the Sepulveda Basin. The House Appropriations Committee pared down Beilenson's initial request of $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1993 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Schure, an expert white-water canoeist, is a missionary spreading word of an outdoor paradise in the heart of the city. His pulpit is usually a canoe sluicing through one of the few scenic, natural-bottom stretches of the Los Angeles River. "I've shown people a picture of me canoeing . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive energy and water bill hammered out by key members of the House and Senate includes more than $2.28 million for a swimming lake at Hansen Dam and $2 million to restore two miles of the Los Angeles River that runs through the Sepulveda Basin. The measure also contains $500,000 for two studies to determine whether additional water can be conserved from the river and whether other sections of the 58-mile corridor can be transformed into greenbelts for recreational use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1996 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten years ago, the Boyle Heights neighborhood surrounding Ricardo and Juana Gutierrez was slowly unraveling, neighbor after neighbor packing up, selling off and moving out. The source of the upheaval was an eight-acre patch of green space, a neighborhood park that had become a haven for drug deals and gang violence. But the Gutierrez family, with nine children, refused to yield. They organized remaining neighbors and, over the course of several years, drove the drug dealers out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To those who would ban gang members from Los Angeles city parks and beaches, Lupe Loera and other Boyle Heights mothers have a question. "Where are our youth going to go?" asks Loera, a mother who heads the Committee for Peace in the Barrio, a group of parents who walk the streets on weekend evenings in an attempt to ease tensions among gang rivals. "We're trying to improve life for our sons--we don't call them pandilleros (gang members).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
A project to convert crime-ridden alleys into parks or recreation areas in Southwest and South-Central Los Angeles is underway. So far, two alleys between 90th and 92nd streets have been converted, said Bob Hayes, spokesman for the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. The alley conversions are the result of a City Council vote in 1993 to develop the Nuisance Alley Conversion Pilot Project in two Central City council districts. Since then, 23 locations have applied for the project, Hayes said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1996
The Sepulveda Basin's Lake Balboa, a popular site with walkers, bikers and boaters, will soon be even more appealing with a $2.6-million project that will extend the bicycle path, add a lifeguard station and public restrooms and expand the children's play area, among other improvements. Among the amenities will be "one of the largest play areas in the western United States," said Jim Andervich, the city Recreation and Parks Department's assistant general manager for the Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1996
Not far from the fumes and madding crowds of Ventura Boulevard and the San Diego Freeway lies an oasis. More than just a large green rectangle on a map, the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area is the San Fernando Valley's answer to Central Park. Where else but in this verdant basin can recreation- seekers indulge in anything from cricket to softball to bird- watching? Water lovers can fish and boat on 26- acre Balboa Lake, which is stocked with catfish and crappies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
A project to convert crime-ridden alleys into parks or recreation areas in Southwest and South-Central Los Angeles is underway. So far, two alleys between 90th and 92nd streets have been converted, said Bob Hayes, spokesman for the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering. The alley conversions are the result of a City Council vote in 1993 to develop the Nuisance Alley Conversion Pilot Project in two Central City council districts. Since then, 23 locations have applied for the project, Hayes said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To those who would ban gang members from Los Angeles city parks and beaches, Lupe Loera and other Boyle Heights mothers have a question. "Where are our youth going to go?" asks Loera, a mother who heads the Committee for Peace in the Barrio, a group of parents who walk the streets on weekend evenings in an attempt to ease tensions among gang rivals. "We're trying to improve life for our sons--we don't call them pandilleros (gang members).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1993 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Schure, an expert white-water canoeist, is a missionary spreading word of an outdoor paradise in the heart of the city. His pulpit is usually a canoe sluicing through one of the few scenic, natural-bottom stretches of the Los Angeles River. "I've shown people a picture of me canoeing . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the passage of time, the Elysium Fields nudist camp in Topanga Canyon has become more quaint than risque. Its grassy, eucalyptus-screened grounds are covered on warm weekend days with uncovered men and women--many of them aging hippies and earth mothers who nonchalantly display the paunches and sags of time in the morning sun. Some play tennis in nothing but their sneakers. Others skinny-dip in the pool or lollygag in the hot tub. Children squeal as they streak across the lawn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the passage of time, the Elysium Fields nudist camp in Topanga Canyon has become more quaint than risque. Its grassy, eucalyptus-screened grounds are covered on warm weekend days with uncovered men and women--many of them aging hippies and earth mothers who nonchalantly display the paunches and sags of time in the morning sun. Some play tennis in nothing but their sneakers. Others skinny-dip in the pool or lollygag in the hot tub. Children squeal as they streak across the lawn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest twist in a tangled dispute, the concessionaire of the city's Hansen Dam Recreation Center on Thursday threatened to evict 100 horse owners who lease stable space at the facility. The threat comes seven months after the city tried to evict him from the site. It is all part of a stormy conflict that has produced a libel suit, generated ill feelings and involved the concessionaire, a horse owners group, the city Department of Recreation and Parks and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive energy and water bill hammered out by key members of the House and Senate includes more than $2.28 million for a swimming lake at Hansen Dam and $2 million to restore two miles of the Los Angeles River in the Sepulveda Basin. The measure also contains $500,000 for two studies to determine whether additional river water can be conserved and whether other sections of the 58-mile corridor can be transformed into greenbelts for recreational use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive energy and water bill hammered out by key members of the House and Senate includes more than $2.28 million for a swimming lake at Hansen Dam and $2 million to restore two miles of the Los Angeles River that runs through the Sepulveda Basin. The measure also contains $500,000 for two studies to determine whether additional water can be conserved from the river and whether other sections of the 58-mile corridor can be transformed into greenbelts for recreational use.
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