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December 24, 1998 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign that the region's economic recovery has finally reached long-depressed working-class neighborhoods in central Los Angeles County, rents in the mid-cities climbed sharply this year, outpacing the rent increases for most of Southern California.
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December 24, 1998 | NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign that the region's economic recovery has finally reached long-depressed working-class neighborhoods in central Los Angeles County, rents in the mid-cities climbed sharply this year, outpacing the rent increases for most of Southern California.
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September 16, 1992 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Describing housing in Los Angeles County as among the least affordable in the nation, a report to be released today says poor residents here are spending a considerable chunk of their incomes on rent and crowding more and more people into their living quarters. Although the shortage of affordable housing for the poor is a national problem, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities describes the situation in post-riot Los Angeles as "particularly acute."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1998 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More newly built apartments will become available this year in the San Fernando Valley than in any other portion of Los Angeles County except the booming Westside, recent real estate industry reports show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1997
The West Hollywood City Council has voted to strengthen the rights of tenants to prevent them from being forced out by rising rents in the wake of statewide anti-rent control legislation. The council last week amended the municipal code in anticipation of rents climbing after a statewide vacancy decontrol measure went into effect Jan. 1. "Tenants are a massive chunk of the West Hollywood demographics--close to 85% of our population," said Mayor Paul Koretz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1991
Bowing to tenant demands, the Lancaster City Council denied automatic rent increases this year for mobile-home park occupants after deadlocking on the same issue last month. The 5-0 council decision Monday night means that owners of Lancaster's 33 mobile-home parks, where an estimated 5,000 people live, can only raise rents if they submit and document such requests to a city panel, which would then rule after a public hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1992
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Tuesday asked county health and public works officials to report back on their investigation of problems with run-down Antelope Valley properties owned by convicted slumlord Milton Avol. Describing the situation as a "public health emergency," Antonovich asked that a report on the county's findings be brought to the board next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1998 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More newly built apartments will become available this year in the San Fernando Valley than in any other portion of Los Angeles County except the booming Westside, recent real estate industry reports show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owners and manager of a Glendale apartment building could face $50,000 in civil penalties in a lawsuit filed this week by federal authorities accusing them of discriminating against African Americans and families with children in their rental policies. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by the Department of Justice in U. S. District Court in Los Angeles, accuses Herman and Eva Schondorf, owners of the Kenwood Court Apartments at 340 N. Kenwood Ave.
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January 27, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first slumlord in Los Angeles sentenced to live in one of his own run-down buildings is facing a new round of accusations that property he owns in the Antelope Valley is riddled with slum-like conditions. Los Angeles County health officials say that since November they have cited Milton Avol, a 68-year-old Beverly Hills neurosurgeon, for violations involving unsanitary conditions in at least 32 of 72 houses he owns in a small unincorporated county area within Palmdale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1997
The city has filed a lawsuit accusing an apartment building owner of trying to coerce his tenants into vacating so he could raise the rent on the units. The city attorney's office said it was the first lawsuit filed under a year-old city ordinance against tenant harassment. The suit alleges that landlord George Bassiry began harassing tenants soon after he bought the 19-unit building in the 100 block of Hollister Avenue in April. Deputy City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1997
The West Hollywood City Council has voted to strengthen the rights of tenants to prevent them from being forced out by rising rents in the wake of statewide anti-rent control legislation. The council last week amended the municipal code in anticipation of rents climbing after a statewide vacancy decontrol measure went into effect Jan. 1. "Tenants are a massive chunk of the West Hollywood demographics--close to 85% of our population," said Mayor Paul Koretz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against the owner of an allegedly roach- and rodent-infested North Hollywood apartment building after inspectors from the city Slum Housing Task Force uncovered dozens of health and safety code violations, according to Deputy City Atty. Del C. San Juan. In all, Encino resident Donald C. Braham, 67, and his company, 7300 Lankershim Ltd., are charged with 26 code violations at the two-story, 171-unit complex.
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July 29, 1995 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owners and manager of a Glendale apartment building could face $50,000 in civil penalties in a lawsuit filed this week by federal authorities accusing them of discriminating against African Americans and families with children in their rental policies. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by the Department of Justice in U. S. District Court in Los Angeles, accuses Herman and Eva Schondorf, owners of the Kenwood Court Apartments at 340 N. Kenwood Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
A representative of a property management company accused of price gouging will meet next week with city officials to discuss renters' claims that the landlord is trying to take advantage of a tight housing market created by the Northridge earthquake. The City Hall meeting with Lincoln Property Co. was scheduled after tenants complained recent rent increases at Lincoln Malibu Meadows were unfair. Scott Morrison, regional property manager of Lincoln Property Co., will be at City Hall on Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Describing housing in Los Angeles County as among the least affordable in the nation, a report to be released today says poor residents here are spending a considerable chunk of their incomes on rent and crowding more and more people into their living quarters. Although the shortage of affordable housing for the poor is a national problem, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities describes the situation in post-riot Los Angeles as "particularly acute."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
A representative of a property management company accused of price gouging will meet next week with city officials to discuss renters' claims that the landlord is trying to take advantage of a tight housing market created by the Northridge earthquake. The City Hall meeting with Lincoln Property Co. was scheduled after tenants complained recent rent increases at Lincoln Malibu Meadows were unfair. Scott Morrison, regional property manager of Lincoln Property Co., will be at City Hall on Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1992
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich on Tuesday asked county health and public works officials to report back on their investigation of problems with run-down Antelope Valley properties owned by convicted slumlord Milton Avol. Describing the situation as a "public health emergency," Antonovich asked that a report on the county's findings be brought to the board next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first slumlord in Los Angeles sentenced to live in one of his own run-down buildings is facing a new round of accusations that property he owns in the Antelope Valley is riddled with slum-like conditions. Los Angeles County health officials say that since November they have cited Milton Avol, a 68-year-old Beverly Hills neurosurgeon, for violations involving unsanitary conditions in at least 32 of 72 houses he owns in a small unincorporated county area within Palmdale.
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