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April 29, 1994 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
A recreation center offering everything from karate exhibitions to dance courses is set to open in Pacoima's Paxton Park by early June, park officials said. The facility, on 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., will probably be named the Ritchie Valens Community Center, said Paxton Park Director Art Gomez. Valens, who hailed from Pacoima, was a rock star. "It's basically going to be a recreation center to meet the needs of the community, from preschool to adults," Gomez said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1994 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
A recreation center offering everything from karate exhibitions to dance courses is set to open in Pacoima's Paxton Park by early June, park officials said. The facility, on 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., will probably be named the Ritchie Valens Community Center, said Paxton Park Director Art Gomez. Valens, who hailed from Pacoima, was a rock star. "It's basically going to be a recreation center to meet the needs of the community, from preschool to adults," Gomez said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1999
Several community groups will gather Saturday at the Reseda Recreation Center for a rally against gangs. Twenty organizations will have booths at the rally, said Jane O. Clubb, an event planner. "It's for young people to see alternatives in the community to be involved with," Clubb said. The third annual event will coincide with an open house at the recreation center. Los Angeles police officers, U. S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1987
Earthquake relief officials are planning to close two of the four remaining aid application centers and cut back on the telephone hot line hours, now that the number of inquiries is dropping. On Saturday, the centers in Alhambra and at the Bellevue Recreation Center in Los Angeles will close, leaving only centers at the Harvard Recreation Center in Los Angeles and the Quad Mall in Whittier. The disaster hot line will cease Sunday operations this weekend.
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October 9, 1991
A $15,000 city reward offer led to murder charges Tuesday against a jail inmate in the killing of Julian Contreras, who was shot as he played cards at the Van Nuys Recreation Center, Los Angeles police said. The suspect, whose identity will be released at a 1 p.m. news conference today, was already in custody on unrelated criminal charges when he was connected to the Aug. 7 slaying of Contreras, 51, Police Sgt. Dennis Zine said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2000
A public hearing on converting sewage to drinking water will be held tonight at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has proposed the $55-million East Valley Water Reclamation project to treat sewage and deliver it to a wide swath of Los Angeles cities. But a storm of public protest and a contentious June public hearing in North Hollywood put the project on hold. The 7 p.m.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
Crude Idea?: Public hearings on a controversial proposal to build a new crude oil pipeline from a spot near Bakersfield to Los Angeles will be held at several Southern California sites this week by the state Public Utilities Commission. The pipeline that Pacific Pipeline System Inc. plans to build is proposed as environmentally safer than tankers in transporting crude oil from the Point Arguello offshore field to L.A.-area refineries. But the idea is already generating opposition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1994
The American Red Cross will close its seven remaining earthquake service centers at the end of the month, spokeswoman Peggy Hinz said Thursday. The number of victims using the service centers dwindled in recent weeks--and did not increase after Sunday's magnitude 5.3 aftershock--to levels where it was unnecessary to keep them open, she said. The Red Cross provided meals, a place to sleep and mental health counseling at the centers. Since the Jan.
SPORTS
March 6, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE
If you watched rookie point guard Keyon Dooling early in the season, you would know he's a much better player than he has been showing lately. With starter Jeff McInnis playing so well since the All-Star break, Dooling's playing time has been cut and the rookie admits he has been struggling. "I think I hit the [rookie] wall people are always talking about," said Dooling, who has not played more than 17 minutes since Feb. 14. "The minutes were not there and I lost some things.
SPORTS
December 22, 1988
Cornerback Richard Sauls has been suspended by Wyoming Coach Paul Roach for undisclosed violations of team rules and will miss next week's Holiday Bowl, Roach said. Sauls, a 6-foot, 180-pound freshman from Houston, will not make the trip for the game with Oklahoma State on Dec. 30. Sauls played in nine games for the 15th-ranked Cowboys, who take an 11-1 record into the bowl game against 12th-ranked Oklahoma State, 9-2. He started twice and had 26 tackles.
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February 13, 2007 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
Just outside, children were playing soccer. But inside a Glassell Park gym Monday evening, the mood was somber as people demanded to know why a young woman had been killed in a seemingly senseless act of violence, and what the city was doing about it. Franklin High School student Melissa Paul, 16, was shot to death Feb. 6 as she walked with two friends near the Glassell Park Recreation Center in Los Angeles.
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