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February 7, 1991 | MARILYN TOWER OLIVER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Marilyn Tower Oliver is a Los Angeles writer. and
What do some scientists, real estate investors and insurance account executives have in common? Folk dancing. "Folk dancing has an appeal for everyone," says master dance instructor Beverly Barr of the West L.A. Folkdancers. "It's a particularly good activity for shy people because they don't have to talk. Singles like it because they don't need a partner," adds Barr, who's also president of Folk Dance Federation South, a loosely knit group of dance clubs here.
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May 28, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Willie A. (Big Willie) Robinson is again promoting his plan to build a drag strip that would steer the interests of youngsters away from Uzi machine guns and crack pipes toward grease guns and chrome tailpipes. Ten years after the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners rejected his idea of building a drag strip at Los Angeles International Airport, Robinson is eyeing vacant airport property near Palmdale as an alternative site.
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December 7, 1989 | DEAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city parks officials will turn over the William S. Hart Park and its $284,000 trust fund to the city of West Hollywood for the next 30 years, despite claims by the silent film star's son that Los Angeles has mismanaged the fund. The vote Monday by parks officials, coupled with approval that night by the West Hollywood City Council, officially clears the way for long-awaited renovation of the park at the foot of Sunset Strip. West Hollywood has already started working on the park.
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | MARILYN TOWER OLIVER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Marilyn Tower Oliver is a Los Angeles writer. and
What do some scientists, real estate investors and insurance account executives have in common? Folk dancing. "Folk dancing has an appeal for everyone," says master dance instructor Beverly Barr of the West L.A. Folkdancers. "It's a particularly good activity for shy people because they don't have to talk. Singles like it because they don't need a partner," adds Barr, who's also president of Folk Dance Federation South, a loosely knit group of dance clubs here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Willie A. (Big Willie) Robinson is again promoting his plan to build a drag strip that would steer the interests of youngsters away from Uzi machine guns and crack pipes toward grease guns and chrome tailpipes. Ten years after the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners rejected his idea of building a drag strip at Los Angeles International Airport, Robinson is eyeing vacant airport property near Palmdale as an alternative site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1998
To raise money to build a youth training center for the entertainment industry, a nonprofit group will hold a "fun run" Sunday at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. The event's sponsors, Friends of Recreation Los Angeles, hope to use proceeds from the run to hire an architect for the proposed Entertainment Arts Training Complex, which would be located on city-owned land near Griffith Park. Sunday's event will include 5- and 10-kilometer runs, a 5K walk and a 1K children's run.
NEWS
May 6, 1986
A teen-ager who drowned over the weekend in a Little Rock public swimming area was identified as a 14-year-old Compton boy. Divers recovered the body of Andre Williams from the water in Little Rock Dam Recreation area, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Sam Jones said. The youth had been swimming with some friends when he appeared to have difficulty staying afloat and went under about 30 yards from shore, Jones said.
HEALTH
February 28, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Given the sunny, body-conscious atmosphere of Los Angeles, it's no surprise to find a thriving field of locally based fitness-wear brands; many of the companies design and produce their lines from start to finish in the city. These new or growing collections, fashionable enough to work over time, range from high performance to high style, geared to lower-intensity, California-centric pastimes such as hiking, beach cycling and yoga. Splits 59 From paint-splattered leggings inspired by artist Jackson Pollock to jackets inset with glossy printed python fabric, the latest collection by Marina del Rey-based Splits 59 is on track with looks from spring fashion runways.
REAL ESTATE
March 6, 1988
A ground-breaking ceremony is expected to be held today, after rain forced cancellation last weekend, for the $1.5-million, 8,000-square-foot nature center building of the William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom in the Santa Monica Mountains. The facility, including an auditorium, was designed by George C. Hopkins Construction Co., Glendale, and is a development of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
NEWS
December 7, 1989 | DEAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city parks officials will turn over the William S. Hart Park and its $284,000 trust fund to the city of West Hollywood for the next 30 years, despite claims by the silent film star's son that Los Angeles has mismanaged the fund. The vote Monday by parks officials, coupled with approval that night by the West Hollywood City Council, officially clears the way for long-awaited renovation of the park at the foot of Sunset Strip. West Hollywood has already started working on the park.
BOOKS
October 20, 1985
I would like to remind Richard Eder, the Los Angeles Times' best book reviewer in my opinion, that it was not the Belgian Rene Magritte who painted the mustache on the Mona Lisa, as he indicated in his review of "After the Ball Is Over" (View, Oct. 2), but rather, the Frenchman Marcel Duchamp. No doubt the young Duchamp grew especially tired of the adulation accorded La Gioconda, living so close to her, and gave in to his urge to deface the painting if only by proxy. MEL ROSENBERG Principal Librarian Art, Music and Recreation Department Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1999
Re "L.A.'s Land Purchases in Mountains Criticized," Feb. 14: The remaining portion of undeveloped land in the Santa Monica Mountains has much value in the way of biodiversity (preserving natural habitat), aesthetics and recreation. Los Angeles stands to lose a very important resource by risking our remaining undeveloped spaces to developers and decision-making politicians who reap fortunes at the public expense. It is of value to L.A. residents to be able to escape the concrete jungle and have access to natural places within arm's reach.
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