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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the sun rises over a black asphalt parking lot near a school, the hyperkinetic kids don their skates and begin practicing the fine art of drilling the slap shot. Their coaches keep one eye on the players and the other peeled for a security guard or principal who is apt to appear and immediately banish them from the schoolyard.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1995 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
The City Council has approved conceptual plans to expand facilities for the city's popular youth roller hockey program. About 400 children participate in the program, nearly half of them from Dana Point, said Bonnie Nicholl, community services manager. Since the roller hockey program began last August, teams have had to play on a small tennis court at the north end of Del Obispo Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1998
A second roller hockey rink will be built at Charles S. Wilson Park by next spring and the park's existing rink will be upgraded. The City Council has approved both projects, said Tom Peffer, president of the Torrance Skate Assn. Work on both rinks will be funded by the association, which is a private group run by Peffer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
After a previous attempt to find a roller hockey site ended in controversy, the city is zeroing in on two other potential locations for the sport facility. City officials said Monday that they are negotiating with the Mission Viejo Co. on exchanging city approval rights for developing a strip mall for land or money that could be used to build a roller hockey rink. The two sites being discussed as possibilities are a 2.5-acre parcel on El Toro Road near Marguerite Parkway, where Mission Viejo Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995 | MICHAEL ARKUSH
Baseball may be in a slump, and football may be long gone, but roller hockey keeps rolling along in Southern California. This week, city parks commissioners began to pave the way for the construction of three new roller hockey rinks, including one at the Balboa Sports Center in Encino. The city already operates rinks in Northridge, North Hollywood, North Hills and Studio City, but those are makeshift facilities also used as tennis courts or parking lots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
An increasingly popular Southland pastime--hockey on roller-skates--is going to become an organized sport in La Palma and Cypress. The La Palma City Council voted unanimously last week to create roller hockey leagues in conjunction with next-door neighbor Cypress. The Cypress City Council approved the joint project on Monday night. "How could we not vote for this?" asked La Palma Councilwoman Eva G. Miner after hearing a city Recreation & Community Services report on the sport's growth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
In response to a protest from residents, the Saddleback Valley Unified School District will delay building a roller hockey court at Los Alisos Intermediate School for a year and explore alternative sites. Residents next to the school had protested a plan by the district's recreation department to convert one of two tennis courts on the campus into a roller hockey rink, complete with bleachers and a portable toilet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1998 | JOHN POPE
An outdoor roller hockey rink, identified as one of the top recreational needs by young people in a recent city survey, will soon become reality in Brea. The City Council has agreed to spend $45,000 for the rink, which will be built in the northeast corner of the Brea Community Center parking lot. The project will replace the existing asphalt with a six-inch concrete surface. A storage area for hockey equipment also will be built.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995 | ED BOND
Volunteers on Saturday will help build a new roller hockey rink over an underused parking lot at Pioneer Park in San Fernando, but the foundation for the project was really laid six months ago--in the form of an idea. San Fernando City Councilman Ray Ojeda recalled driving around town and spotting a few youths playing roller hockey in the street. "I saw them playing from one side of the street to another and I wondered why there wasn't anyplace around for them," Ojeda said.
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August 29, 1995 | DEBRA CANO
The city's first outdoor roller hockey rink is expected to open late next month next to members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. The City Council recently approved spending $4,000 for the portable rink, which will be installed on basketball courts at McCallen Park. "There are so many kids playing out in the street," said Tanya Grimes, executive director of the clubs. "Now they'll have a safe and supervised place to play."
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