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June 29, 1999
More than 100 recreation centers throughout Los Angeles are serving lunches to children and young people until school starts again. Sponsored by the Summer Food Service Program for Children and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the program started Monday and continues through Aug. 20. Any child from 1 to 19 is eligible and no identification is required, a spokesman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Friday the city of Los Angeles will dedicate the Granada Hills Recreation Center, more than six years after the previous center was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake. The project is the largest to be completed in the San Fernando Valley with funds from Proposition K, by which voters in 1995 approved spending $750 million for park improvements over 25 years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, it was almost impossible to find children at the Central Recreational Center, about eight miles south of downtown. Instead, gang members rode the swings and hung around at the center. Residents were afraid to send their children and never talked to police about their fear. Then police took action in an operation known as the Hooper Block Project. They brought in extra personnel and kicked out most hard-core gang members from the South-Central neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2000 | SYLVIA PAGAN WESTPHAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Amid tree-lined streets in a Los Angeles Mid-City neighborhood lies a community united over a school's need for a new gymnasium, yet bitterly divided over plans to open the sports facility to the public during after-school hours and on weekends. The controversy pits area homeowners against a well-known magnet middle and high school they have traditionally supported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
More than 100 recreation centers throughout Los Angeles--including at least 16 in the San Fernando Valley--will serve healthy, nutritious lunches to students until school starts again. Sponsored by the Summer Food Service Program for Children and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the program started Monday and continues through Aug. 20. Any child or young adult from 1 to 19 is eligible; no identification is required, a spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lighting at 84 city parks and recreation centers--including 19 in the San Fernando Valley--will be increased, parks and Department of Water and Power officials announced Monday. At a news conference at Lanark Park in Canoga Park, city officials said the DWP will install large, cobra-head lights for free on existing wooden utility poles near or on park property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Basketball players are itching to use the gym at Victory-Vineland Recreation Center, but the day-care kids have first dibs. The restrooms are off limits too, for security reasons, because they also are used by the children. Students in karate, ballet and other classes are also clamoring for space. And then there are Wednesdays, when more than 200 senior citizens take over the North Hollywood gym for a full day of bingo, and the day-care program is shunted into a tiny side room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1997
The long-awaited expansion of the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center neared completion Tuesday when half of a building was moved from Burbank to the center in Pacoima. "I'm really glad we're finally at this point," said Michael Motoyasu, a board member of the center and project chairman. "It's been a long, long road." It took nearly nearly three years of planning and cutting through bureaucratic red tape to prepare for this week's move, Motoyasu said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1997
The sports scene at Studio City Park leans toward that of Canada--minus the ice. Like their neighbors to the north, many children here eagerly learn to skate and play hockey--albeit on rollers, not blades--almost before they can walk. Leagues for players as young as 5 hold regular games, drawing hordes of goal-scorers from all over the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Residence may soon have its privileges. After years of suffering from a dwindling tax base as people fled Los Angeles for tonier enclaves nearby, city officials are seeking a bit of revenge. According to a motion passed unanimously by the City Council on Wednesday, people who live elsewhere may soon have to pay a premium to use Los Angeles' parks and golf courses, while those with L.A. addresses would get first dibs on recreation programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Basketball players are itching to use the gym at Victory-Vineland Recreation Center, but the day-care kids have first dibs. The restrooms are off limits too, for security reasons, because they also are used by the children. Students in karate, ballet and other classes are also clamoring for space. And then there are Wednesdays, when more than 200 senior citizens take over the North Hollywood gym for a full day of bingo, and the day-care program is shunted into a tiny side room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2000 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A year after taking aim at municipal sports programs in which boys outnumbered girls by more than four to one, the city of Los Angeles has significantly boosted female turnout for its basketball, volleyball, soccer and other youth teams. In 1999, 39% more girls joined city-run sports programs than the year before, according to Department of Recreation and Parks statistics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2000 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A year after taking aim at municipal sports programs where boys outnumbered girls by more than 4 to 1, the city of Los Angeles has significantly boosted female turnout for its basketball, volleyball, soccer, and other youth teams. In 1999, 39% more girls joined city-run sports programs than the year before, according to Department of Recreation and Parks statistics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2000 | SUE FOX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city's determined push to level the playing field may have spurred hundreds of girls citywide to slip on a softball mitt, but it hasn't done much for the ones who got the ball rolling with a lawsuit that attracted national attention. The West Valley Girls Softball League is still grappling with the same problem it started with: The season is approaching, and its 500 girls have nowhere permanent to play. It wasn't supposed to end this way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, it was almost impossible to find children at the Central Recreational Center, about eight miles south of downtown. Instead, gang members rode the swings and hung around at the center. Residents were afraid to send their children and never talked to police about their fear. Then police took action in an operation known as the Hooper Block Project. They brought in extra personnel and kicked out most hard-core gang members from the South-Central neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sergio Rivera, 16, and his 13-year-old brother, Ricardo, say they found self-discipline and safety in a kick-boxing class at a youth center affiliated with the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division. But their class, and others serving 1,200 youths up to age 17, might come to an end as early as November as the center and its sponsor scramble to raise enough funds to remain open, officials said. "It's important to me that it stays open," Sergio said. "It keeps me out of trouble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials used a new technique Monday to jump-start community pride in a troubled Lincoln Heights neighborhood: They tried hot-wiring it. Los Angeles leaders dedicated a fire-damaged neighborhood center being built a few steps from where a 14-year-old was killed in a confrontation with police. And they disclosed that the mysterious blaze that just 13 days ago partially gutted the place was caused by loose electrical wiring--not by gang members using arson to avenge their friend's death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1995 | NONA YATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They look like road warriors as they flash by, suited head to toe in face masks, helmets, wrist pads, shinguards, padded gloves, knee and elbow pads, with hockey sticks clattering on asphalt as they chase down a hard rubber puck. If you haven't noticed them yet, you will. Parks and parking lots throughout Southern California are alive with the sound of one of the fastest-growing sports today--roller hockey. A land-based cousin to the game played on ice, roller hockey is enjoyed by 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
More than 100 recreation centers throughout Los Angeles--including at least 16 in the San Fernando Valley--will serve healthy, nutritious lunches to students until school starts again. Sponsored by the Summer Food Service Program for Children and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the program started Monday and continues through Aug. 20. Any child or young adult from 1 to 19 is eligible; no identification is required, a spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999
More than 100 recreation centers throughout Los Angeles are serving lunches to children and young people until school starts again. Sponsored by the Summer Food Service Program for Children and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the program started Monday and continues through Aug. 20. Any child from 1 to 19 is eligible and no identification is required, a spokesman said.
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