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February 7, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Rita Walters on Monday boycotted a mayor's office gathering on economic development plans out of concern that the private session may have violated the state's open-meeting law. The meeting was described by Mayor Richard Riordan's office as an informal "brainstorming session" on community development banks, an application for federal funds and other tools to stimulate the economies of some of the city's most blighted neighborhoods.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Rita Walters on Monday boycotted a mayor's office gathering on economic development plans out of concern that the private session may have violated the state's open-meeting law. The meeting was described by Mayor Richard Riordan's office as an informal "brainstorming session" on community development banks, an application for federal funds and other tools to stimulate the economies of some of the city's most blighted neighborhoods.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1996
You could call it the bump that lasted 50 years. In 1945, Lt. Roger C. Terry, a B-25 bomber pilot, defied a whites-only rule at an officer's club in Indiana. As he entered the club, he bumped into a white officer. For this he was convicted of "jostling" an officer. Last year, Terry, 74, received a presidential pardon, and now the Los Angeles City Council has honored him with a resolution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A much-anticipated South-Central Los Angeles pedestrian bridge spanning four sets of tracks on Long Beach Avenue is near completion. City officials hope the new project leads to a reduction in train-related accidents. Construction on the East 53rd Street walkway began in February. Pedestrians will start using it to cross the MTA Blue Line and Union Pacific railroad tracks by September, officials said. The MTA and Caltrans funded the $1.6-million bridge.
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April 10, 1986 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
The California Lottery Commission on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for legislation to allow school districts to use lottery funds to build more classrooms and to acquire land to construct new school facilities. Commission member William J. Johnston, a former Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent, said the Los Angeles district faces an overcrowding crisis and needs a new law to free lottery revenues for school construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1998 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Skid row is scheduled to lose half of its portable toilets today because of budget cuts at the agency that funds them. The decision by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to leave 13 of the toilets at strategic positions within the 50-block area will save the agency $109,000 a year, Executive Director Harreld Adams said. While admitting that all 26 toilets were being used at full capacity, Adams said his hands were tied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1994
A 5% pay increase that took effect Jan. 1 proved to be a litmus test for elected city officials committed to solving the city's budgetary problems. Many felt it would be a political embarrassment to accept the raise in the current budget crisis. In November, the City Council voted to recommend that all elected officials, including themselves, refuse the raise, but left it up to individuals to decide how the money should be spent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1995 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Motivated by a growing dissatisfaction with public schools and by the decisions of two veteran trustees to bow out, 26 candidates filed papers Tuesday to run for four Los Angeles Unified School Board seats. The field of potential candidates--the largest ever to vie for the board--also is wildly disparate, united only by a common concern for the plight of public schools and a dream of doing something about it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1988 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
The Board of Education approved plans Thursday for a $20-million program designed to ease immigrant students into the Los Angeles educational system by teaching them in their native language until they become fluent in English. But board members warned that complete financing of the master plan for bilingual instruction will depend on the amount of money that can be expected from Sacramento.
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March 26, 1995 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN
CITY COUNCIL * LITTLE LEAGUE: Approved an agreement between the city and Little League Baseball Inc., designating Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 3934 S. Western Ave., as the first in the central city to host Little League baseball games, beginning in April, 1996. An official Little League baseball field, complete with fences and grandstands, will be built with $169,000 donated by the Hilton Foundation and the Amateur Athletic Foundation.
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September 2, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yielding to pressure from supporters of a proposed community gymnasium in Little Tokyo, the decision-making body for the Central Avenue Art Park project has broadened its membership to better reflect the community, including neighborhood residents. Under the revised scheme, Little Tokyo residents, businesses, and property owners each get a vote on the executive committee, which has been expanded from nine to 19 members.
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