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August 5, 1990 | JOEL SAPPELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office is investigating whether a top aide to Councilman Gilbert Lindsay improperly influenced the award and subsequent cancellation of a proposed contract to build senior citizen apartments on city land later sold to a fund-raiser for Mayor Tom Bradley for a mini-mall. The focus of the probe is Lindsay's longtime deputy Sal Altamirano.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1990 | JOEL SAPPELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office is investigating whether a top aide to Councilman Gilbert Lindsay improperly influenced the award and subsequent cancellation of a proposed contract to build senior citizen apartments on city land later sold to a fund-raiser for Mayor Tom Bradley for a mini-mall. The focus of the probe is Lindsay's longtime deputy Sal Altamirano.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1996 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre on Thursday sided with angry neighbors who are opposed to the proposed construction of outdoor stalls for 45 vendors at El Mercado de Los Angeles, a longtime Mexican marketplace on the Eastside. Alatorre's decision, spelled out in a two-page statement, virtually dooms a proposal by mercado owner Pedro Rosado to legitimize the outdoor vendors, whose activities have been deemed illegal by Los Angeles city building inspectors and county health officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Council candidate Bob Gay accepted a $10,000 international trip in 1987 from a Hong Kong businessman who was attempting to develop a huge hotel and office project in the 9th District, where Gay worked as an aide to then-Councilman Gil Lindsay, according to interviews and records. Gay said on Friday there was nothing improper about his acceptance of the trip, which he considered a gift from a personal friend, developer Howard Yeung.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Council candidate Bob Gay accepted a $10,000 international trip in 1987 from a Hong Kong businessman who was attempting to develop a huge hotel and office project in the 9th District, where Gay worked as an aide to then-Councilman Gil Lindsay, according to interviews and records. Gay said on Friday there was nothing improper about his acceptance of the trip, which he considered a gift from a personal friend, developer Howard Yeung.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stepson of ailing Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay will go to court next week in an attempt to reclaim the elderly councilman's real estate from his former girlfriend, an attorney for the family said Friday. Herbert Howard will ask a judge to appoint him conservator for his stepfather, who was incapacitated by a stroke Sept. 2, said Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., the lawyer who wrote Lindsay's will and represents Howard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1996 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As far as Melanie Erickson and her friends from Hacienda Heights are concerned, El Mercado de Los Angeles is the perfect place to eat Mexican cuisine and revel in Mexican culture. "The food's great and the people here are wonderful," the 35-year-old computer programmer says of the Mexican-themed marketplace in Boyle Heights. But some residents, who have lived with the familiar landmark on East 1st Street near Lorena Street for many years, see it as a nightmare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in five Los Angeles City Council districts face choices on Tuesday that will help reshape political alignments in the city and refocus a longstanding debate on the future of growth and development. Mayor Tom Bradley, whose support has been waning on the council, has endorsed two newcomers, Mark Ridley-Thomas and Rita Walters, who could be important Bradley allies in the coming year as the mayor decides whether to run for an unprecedented sixth term in 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former girlfriend of ailing City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay has control of most of his real estate holdings and is attempting to evict a disabled elderly couple from a house that Lindsay has rented to them for 20 years, records show. Juanda Chauncie, 39, went to court to evict the couple last month, about six weeks after Lindsay suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak. Lindsay, whose 90th birthday is Thursday, remains hospitalized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1986 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
Just last fall, the shopkeepers of 1st Street thought they had waged a final battle over their landmark block of buildings, the last unassuming stretch of proud structures put up by Los Angeles' original Little Tokyo settlers. After years spent fighting the block's would-be destruction, the Little Tokyo community's stubborn resistance had prodded the city's redevelopment staff to recommend saving and restoring the storefronts.
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September 24, 1989 | JOEL SAPPELL, Times Staff Writer
Working behind the scenes, Mayor Tom Bradley has repeatedly intervened with city officials to promote the interests of a political contributor in his dealings with city agencies. During the last several years, according to interviews and public records, Bradley has personally placed a series of telephone calls to city employees in an effort to assist Allen E. Alevy of Long Beach with at least two matters.
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