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December 14, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
Looking to save about $100,000 per year, the City Council this week severed ties with Sports Leisure Group, a management firm that had run a city recreation center and tennis program. The move was made in a continuing effort by city officials to reduce subsidies to a group of city-owned recreation centers, which now stand at $1 million after once totaling $1.8 million.
March 28, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
The progress of negotiations between city officials and nonprofit organizations over the leasing of city-owned recreation centers will be updated at tonight's City Council meeting. The city has been working to lease four recreation centers in the wake of a recent report that said operating them would cost taxpayers about $1 million per year. The council has assured concerned users of the centers that the city would try to find nonprofit, recreation-oriented groups to run the facilities.
May 28, 1993 | KURT PITZER
The Agoura Hills City Council agreed this week to consider a proposal for a miniature golf course with Grand Prix-style auto racing and bumper boats near the Ventura Freeway, despite one member's concerns that such uses could disrupt the quiet town. By a 3-1 vote, the council Wednesday night approved a zone change that would allow construction of an outdoor recreation center near the freeway. "This is just to let somebody submit a proposal," Councilwoman Fran Pavley said after the vote.
September 28, 1991 | MAIA DAVIS
The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District has moved a step closer to building Simi Valley's first recreation center. The district's board of directors on Thursday chose an architect to design a 26,000-square-foot center at the new Rancho Santa Susana Community Park at Los Angeles Avenue and Stearns Street, district General Manager Jerry L. Gladden said.
April 5, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego City Council, approving a compromise engineered by Mayor Maureen O'Connor, voted Monday to turn over operation of a city-owned recreation center in San Ysidro to Casa Familiar, a social service agency. The vote leaves the larger and newly refurbished San Ysidro Boys' Club, which Casa Familiar had been seeking to take over, in the hands of the city's Park and Recreation Department. The decision was a defeat for District 8 Councilman Bob Filner, whose district includes San Ysidro.
June 10, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY
After nearly a yearlong delay, Moorpark's first community recreation center will have a grand opening Saturday at Arroyo Vista Park. The $2-million recreation center--with a modern gymnasium, two multipurpose rooms and industrial-size kitchen--is the centerpiece to a 69-acre park off Tierra Rejada Road next to Moorpark High School. It was first set to open last July during the city's 10th anniversary celebration, but delays in construction delayed the opening a year.
After hearing the results of a survey of city residents, Palmdale officials said Wednesday they plan to pursue an April ballot measure asking voters to accept higher taxes to build an elaborate recreation complex. A polling firm hired by the city presented its findings during a 90-minute closed-door meeting that included members of a citizens group backing the complex and city officials including the city administrator, economic development director and finance director.
March 2, 1986 | Amalia Duarte \f7
The City Council voted 4 to 1 last week to turn the vacant 17th Street School auditorium into a cultural arts and recreation center, despite opposition from residents who said the money should be spent to give city employees a salary increase. A newly created nonprofit corporation will use city park and recreation funds, plus private and state grants, to refurbish and maintain the building at Hoover Street and Westminster Avenue.
July 26, 1990 | KAREN KINGSBURY
Size: 38 acres. Facilities: Lake with catfish and bass fishing, new picnic area with electrical outlets and barbecue pits, two lighted outdoor basketball courts, three baseball diamonds, four tennis courts, horseshoe pit and a variety of courses for all ages. Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Information: (818) 881-3882.
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