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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Los Angeles Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti has issued a plea for support for a half-cent sales tax extension that could reverse $25.7 million in proposed county budget cuts for his office that would end misdemeanor prosecutions from petty theft to shoplifting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Los Angeles Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti has issued a plea for support for a half-cent sales tax extension that could reverse $25.7 million in proposed county budget cuts for his office that would end misdemeanor prosecutions from petty theft to shoplifting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1989
Mayor Tom Bradley proposed Wednesday using $7.3 million in existing sales tax revenue to add 25 buses to eight of Los Angeles' busiest lines and hire 250 high school students to clean buses on those routes daily. Bradley said that many of the buses on the busiest lines are operating at 150% of capacity and that the crowded buses need to be cleaned more often.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1989
Mayor Tom Bradley proposed Wednesday using $7.3 million in existing sales tax revenue to add 25 buses to eight of Los Angeles' busiest lines and hire 250 high school students to clean buses on those routes daily. Bradley said that many of the buses on the busiest lines are operating at 150% of capacity and that the crowded buses need to be cleaned more often.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1986
Service Area: 14.3-mile line from Canoga Park to a planned Metro Rail terminus in North Hollywood. Service Type: 90-foot trolley cars powered by overhead wires. Three-car trains operating every seven minutes in each direction during rush hour. Smaller trains at longer intervals other times. Ridership: About 50,000 passengers a day if connected with Metro Rail or other downtown rail link, according to a Southern California Assn. of Governments estimate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Gasoline prices in California are primarily influenced by four factors, according to oil industry experts. Crude oil: The cost of crude--unrefined oil pumped from the ground--accounts for 41% of the price of a typical gallon of gas. Nearly half the crude supplied to California refineries comes from within the state, but in recent years more and more foreign oil has been used. Overseas supplies can be volatile, depending on international events, wars and labor disputes. Crude is traded as a commodity, and as the price of a standard 42-gallon barrel goes up and down, so does the price of gas. Taxes: Taxes represent about 30% of the cost motorists pay at the gas pump.
NEWS
September 13, 1990
A proposition on the November ballot to raise the sales tax in Los Angeles County by one-half cent in order to build jails was endorsed Tuesday night by the Lakewood City Council. Backers of Proposition A, known as the Local Communities Safety Act, say it would generate enough additional tax money to cover the cost of new jails for 22,273 inmates and 2,084 juveniles over the next 10 years.
NEWS
January 28, 1988
The City of Pico Rivera is trying to trade $1.5 million in Proposition A transportation funds for the same amount of federal money that could be used for road improvements. The proposed exchange, which has been submitted to the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission for approval, would provide the city with federal urban aid funds to improve Whittier Boulevard, Slauson Avenue and Telegraph Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | Laura J. Nelson
After some last-minute fiscal reshuffling, transportation officials gave a green light to the proposed Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line on Thursday, capping years of controversy over the train's route through South Los Angeles. The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously approved the Crenshaw Line's $2.06-billion budget, the largest in the agency's history, and awarded the joint project contract to Walsh Construction and J.F. Shea Co. The 8.5-mile line, expected to open in 2019, will connect the Expo Line to the Green Line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The office of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joy Picus did not act improperly by approving the use of public transit funds to pay for a bus trip to City Hall by homeowners allied with Picus on a controversial zoning issue, according to the city attorney's office. Picus' office was blameless because it was unaware that the homeowners planned to engage in political activity at City Hall, Assistant City Atty. John F. Haggerty said in a letter released Friday by a Picus aide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1986 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
County transportation planners on Friday edged closer to endorsing Chandler Boulevard as the North Hollywood route for the proposed 14.3-mile San Fernando Valley trolley line. But in a long-awaited report, the staff of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission held back from embracing the controversial but heavily favored Chandler route over Burbank Boulevard for the light-rail line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1986 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
A proposed North Hollywood-to-Canoga Park trolley line was praised by business leaders but attacked by homeowners at a public hearing in Van Nuys Tuesday. Sanford Paris, representing the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., called the 14.3-mile light-rail project a "vital link in the overall pattern of Valley traffic."
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