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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1996
Misdemeanor charges of engaging in an act of prostitution were filed Thursday against Scott Z. Adler, the Riordan-appointed head of the Los Angeles Business and Safety Commission, who resigned earlier this year. Adler, a 40-year-old lawyer, lobbyist and land developer who lives in Marina del Rey, and 42-year-old Mark Handel of Sherman Oaks, are accused of paying to have oral sex with a masseuse at a Van Nuys apartment building, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1996
Misdemeanor charges of engaging in an act of prostitution were filed Thursday against Scott Z. Adler, the Riordan-appointed head of the Los Angeles Business and Safety Commission, who resigned earlier this year. Adler, a 40-year-old lawyer, lobbyist and land developer who lives in Marina del Rey, and 42-year-old Mark Handel of Sherman Oaks, are accused of paying to have oral sex with a masseuse at a Van Nuys apartment building, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after revealing that the former president of the city's Building and Safety Commission is under criminal investigation for alleged conflicts of interest, city officials said Thursday that they are conducting a broader probe of whether several building inspectors have taken bribes or approved projects that did not meet required standards. Arthur C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1996
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Monday nominated a Northridge lawyer to the Los Angeles Building and Safety Commission to replace Scott Adler, who resigned in disgrace May 30 and is under two criminal investigation for allegedly soliciting a 17-year-old prostitute and for conflicts of interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top Riordan administration appointee is under criminal investigation for soliciting a teenage prostitute, impersonating a police officer and alleged conflicts of interest connected to his position, officials said Wednesday. Scott Z.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1996
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Monday nominated a Northridge lawyer to the Los Angeles Building and Safety Commission to replace Scott Adler, who resigned in disgrace May 30 and is under two criminal investigation for allegedly soliciting a 17-year-old prostitute and for conflicts of interest.
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November 4, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
An attorney for the Country Club vowed Thursday that the Reseda entertainment venue will continue operating despite the Los Angeles City Council Planning and Environment Committee's denial of its alcohol and dancing permit on Tuesday. The committee sided with the club's residential neighbors, who had complained of the noise and unruliness of the club's patrons--mostly metal-lovers and hard-rock fans. A police report cited 65 undefined "criminal incidents" at the club in the past two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1996
Resigned Los Angeles Building and Safety Commission President Scott Z. Adler pleaded no contest Friday to charges that he engaged in an act of prostitution with a San Fernando Valley masseuse. He was ordered to do 200 hours of community service and contribute $3,000 to a nonprofit organization, Children of the Night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1996
Two weeks after a prominent commissioner resigned amid allegations of conflict of interest, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted to require one-hour training sessions on ethics for all citizen appointees each year. Mayor Richard Riordan, who appoints about 200 residents to such boards and panels, endorsed the ethics training, but backed away from another suggestion that grew out of the incident involving Scott Z. Adler.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1996 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend two measures that would severely restrict the political activity of city commissioners, prohibiting them from being paid lobbyists and soliciting campaign contributions for city officials. Most city commissioners--who sit on panels overseeing everything from city harbors and airports to animal regulation--are appointed by the mayor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after revealing that the former president of the city's Building and Safety Commission is under criminal investigation for alleged conflicts of interest, city officials said Thursday that they are conducting a broader probe of whether several building inspectors have taken bribes or approved projects that did not meet required standards. Arthur C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top Riordan administration appointee is under criminal investigation for soliciting a teenage prostitute, impersonating a police officer and alleged conflicts of interest connected to his position, officials said Wednesday. Scott Z.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1988 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles City Council committee dealt a severe blow Tuesday to a landmark San Fernando Valley music club, voting unanimously to deny it a permit to have a dance floor and serve alcohol. The council Planning and Environment Committee voted 3 to 0 to deny the permit to the 10-year-old Country Club after hearing testimony from Councilwoman Joy Picus. The Reseda club "has proved that it doesn't know how to be a good neighbor," Picus, who represents the area, told the committee Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ethics Commission on Thursday approved in concept a plan to prohibit city commissioners from being paid to lobby other Los Angeles officials, part of a series of reforms considered in the wake of recent investigations of conflict of interest and other wrongdoing by a Riordan administration appointee. "Its purpose is, fundamentally, the restoration of public trust in government . . .
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