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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1993 | MARK BOUSIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate on Wednesday approved spending $2.79 million for the Hansen Dam restoration project in the northeast San Fernando Valley and $800,000 for various Los Angeles River studies. The funds, included in a massive energy and water development appropriations measure, were approved by the House on Tuesday and the bill now goes to President Clinton for his signature. The Hansen Dam money will be used to complete work on a 15-acre swimming and boating lake and other recreation facilities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the surface, the $319-million parks measure on the Los Angeles County ballot is very simple. Underneath lies a story of intense behind-the-scenes bargaining at the Board of Supervisors. For Measure A was carefully crafted to draw maximum support by offering something for almost everyone from young people in danger of joining gangs to seniors needing a safe place to meet. The ballot measure would raise property taxes modestly--an estimated $6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1996 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
(BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX / INFOGRAPHIC) New Sports Complex A proposed $7.6- million sports complex at Long Beach's El Dorado Park has stirred up a storm of protest. Those who oppose it say it will forever change the look and feel of the area. Proponents say it is a much- needed addition to community recreation facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nobody disputes that parks in the city of Los Angeles are desperate for cash. The fight is about who should pay. Measure K on the city ballot next week would tax property owners $776 million over 30 years for neighborhood projects such as building child-care centers, lighting basketball courts, fixing swimming pools and planting grass on soccer fields. It would cost $18.45 a year for owners of the average single-family home and $161.42 for landlords of a three-story office building.
NEWS
February 22, 1999 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zack Flisik and his buddies blow into the Ralphs parking lot, greeted by sneers, sighs and angry finger gestures. They have little time before the police roll in, so the band of skateboarders quickly grind metal to the curb, "ollie" off some stairs, and buzz between cars and shoppers like flies at a picnic. Store owners and police shoo them off the Diamond Bar streets, but they will be back. They can't resist the sweet placement of planters and curbs, short stairways and smooth, fresh asphalt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A group has appealed a Planning Commission decision to allow batting cages to open in the south-central part of town. Ten Investments Corp. proposes to build a facility with indoor batting cages, a soccer field, food court, arcade and meeting facility on vacant property at 1370 S. Euclid St. The La Habra Gables Homeowners' Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners on Wednesday agreed to participate in an innovative partnership with a neighborhood group that would bring the city's first public roller hockey rink to Studio City Recreation Center.
NEWS
February 13, 1986
City tennis courts and the Hesse's Gap equestrian riding ring, closed by the Rolling Hills Community Assn. when liability insurance policies lapsed a month ago, have been reopened. The facilities are in use again under an amended agreement between the City Council and the Rolling Hills Community Assn., which operates them under a lease from the city. A second riding ring, Hick's Ring, is still closed and equestrian trails is open to residents only.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
A collaborative effort between the county, Brea and the Brea Olinda Unified School District has resulted in $150,000 in improvements to recreation facilities at Laurel Elementary School and adjacent Lagos de Moreno Park. The new facilities, which were dedicated late last month, are available for community use after school and on weekends. Half the funding was provided by the Brea Redevelopment Agency and the other half was provided by a grant from the county's Third Supervisorial District.
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