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May 16, 1992 | BLAINE HALLEY
The Palmdale City Council has officially closed the book on plans to finance and develop a controversial $24-million indoor recreation center. After three years of discussions, the council on Thursday directed city administrators to discontinue work on funding and building the center, which would have provided facilities for swimming, basketball, ice skating and other sports and games.
April 26, 1991
I just finished reading your column "Then Whose Back Yard?" (Dianne Klein, March 28) and feel completely frustrated. As a member of the Rec Centers of Mission Viejo and a resident of the Sierra Rec Center neighborhood, I feel totally misrepresented by your editorializing. Most of the families I know who oppose the sale of the Sierra Rec Center want the site kept as a recreation center. We use it. Our children ride their bikes or walk to the center. None of us knew of the "attempt for years" to sell the site.
June 22, 1993 | KURT PITZER
The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department will offer 8,500 lunches a day to children from low-income families this summer. The program, funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides lunch to children 19 and younger who get free meals at school during the academic year. The lunches, including a sandwich, fruit, fruit juice and milk, will be served for two hours starting about noon at 96 recreation centers in Los Angeles, from July 7 to Aug. 27.
October 18, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
City officials will soon begin reviewing proposals submitted by architects vying for the job of designing the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. The center, a joint project of the two cities, will be the focal point of recreation and programs for local youth, city officials said. At a meeting of the Agoura Hills City Council on Wednesday night, council members learned that 20 architectural firms had submitted applications.
October 25, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The worn facade of the Reseda Park Recreation Center received a welcome boost Thursday as art students from Reseda High School unveiled a new mural illustrating a bright and peaceful underwater scene. Rich hues of green and yellow depict a school of fish feeding in a garden of sun-streaked pond lilies in "Dream City Fish," which was designed by Reseda senior Shen Liska. "This makes me feel really good. I live right down the street so I'm always seeing it," said Shen.
December 17, 1996
When bulldozers finished demolishing the three abandoned buildings near Yucca Street and Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood on Monday, only a 360-by-75-foot empty lot remained. But there are big plans for that small space. Where once stood boarded-up buildings used by young transients for shelter and partying, neighborhood residents envision a community center surrounded by recreation space.
April 11, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY
Moorpark city officials say they are just one month away from finishing a $1.7-million recreation center at Arroyo Vista Park. The city plans to hold a grand opening ceremony in June for the new facility, said Christine Adams, director of community services. The new recreation center has a gymnasium and two multipurpose rooms, Adams said. The city plans to keep the facility open 80 hours a week for everything from adult basketball leagues to summer day camp for preschool-age children.
July 12, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Popcorn, cotton candy and corn dogs, along with rides on the Ferris wheel and scary walks through the funhouse in Winnetka Park, will entertain area children and their parents this weekend at a fair that will benefit the recreation center. The fair, which began Friday night, will continue from 2 to 10:30 p.m. todayand Sunday.
February 24, 1986 | STEVE DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
San Diego State students will vote today through Thursday on a proposed 8,500-seat on-campus recreation center, which could ultimately house Aztec athletic teams. The referendum came about after almost 5,000 students signed a petition last year concerning inadequate recreational facilities on campus. "Our facilities are chronically overcrowded," said Bill Earley, Associated Students president. "When you have intramurals scheduled until midnight, it's unreasonable.
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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