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April 28, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A voluminous draft environmental impact report was released Thursday on a controversial expansion project proposed by the Self-Realization Fellowship for its church headquarters in Mt. Washington, a hilly enclave several miles northeast of downtown. The $40-million proposal has evoked strong passions among proponents, who contend that the church's plan would not negatively affect the almost rural nature of Mt. Washington, and opponents, who contend that the plan's magnitude would destroy it.
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May 11, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sharply divided crowd of 400 people appeared at a six-hour public hearing downtown Thursday on the controversial $40-million proposal by the Self-Realization Fellowship to expand its international church headquarters in Mt. Washington, but few minds seemed to be changed during the marathon session. Opinions from more than 60 speakers were evenly split between supporters, who said the proposal was an appropriate move to update its headquarters at the old Mt.
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August 15, 1998 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
When they committed their lives to spiritual teachers, Luna Tarlo and Dennis White both sought the same thing: bliss. Tarlo found horror instead--her own beloved son transformed into an arrogant and power-mad guru who used fear, threats and insults to control followers, she says in a scathing new book, "Mother of God." But White says his guru, the late Paramahansa Yogananda, gave him the lessons and yoga techniques to help him uncover his own spiritual nature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The annual Halloween bash in Mount Washington, considered by many to be the social event of the year there, has been canceled this year because its sponsor has decided the event was too big for the hillside community northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The decision last week by the Self-Realization Fellowship has disappointed many area youngsters and their parents, who use the event as a springboard for related get-togethers, celebrations and trick-or-treating in the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a place of quiet beauty that offers the promise of inner peace. So why is a garden-like hilltop near downtown Los Angeles the center of a fight that is turning so loud and ugly? That's the question these days in Mount Washington, where residents debating a proposal to enlarge a religious group's world headquarters are arguing instead over just who is looking out for their community's best interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sharply divided crowd of 400 people appeared at a six-hour public hearing downtown Thursday on the controversial $40-million proposal by the Self-Realization Fellowship to expand its international church headquarters in Mt. Washington, but few minds seemed to be changed during the marathon session. Opinions from more than 60 speakers were evenly split between supporters, who said the proposal was an appropriate move to update its headquarters at the old Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Usually, the residents up on Mt. Washington, a scenic and serene neighborhood some 10 minutes' driving time from City Hall, are welcoming, neighborly and tolerant. There, everybody seems to know everybody else. "It's Mayberry RFD," resident Mike Whaley said, referring to the old Andy Griffith TV program set in rural North Carolina. In the coming weeks, however, that tradition will be tested as the latest chapter in a controversy unfolds in the hilly community northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-seven years after his unusual death, the founder of a Los Angeles-based spiritual group may be coming home. The question is, will Paramahansa Yogananda bring a crowd along with him if his remains are re-entombed in an elegant new marble sarcophagus atop Mt. Washington? Those living in the neighborhood of single-family hilltop homes north of downtown are being advised by leaders of the Self-Realization Fellowship that they intend to place Yogananda's remains in a shrine at the group's Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The annual Halloween bash in Mount Washington, considered by many to be the social event of the year there, has been canceled this year because its sponsor has decided the event was too big for the hillside community northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The decision last week by the Self-Realization Fellowship has disappointed many area youngsters and their parents, who use the event as a springboard for related get-togethers, celebrations and trick-or-treating in the area.
NEWS
June 21, 1990
Acting on complaints from members of the Self-Realization Fellowship Church on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles City Councilman Michael Woo proposed Tuesday that an alley behind the church be closed to the public to deter crime and eliminate trash dumping. In a motion referred to the council's Public Works Committee, Woo proposed that the alley between Edgemont and Catalina streets just south of Sunset Boulevard be "withdrawn from public use" and that gates be erected at both ends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A voluminous draft environmental impact report was released Thursday on a controversial expansion project proposed by the Self-Realization Fellowship for its church headquarters in Mt. Washington, a hilly enclave several miles northeast of downtown. The $40-million proposal has evoked strong passions among proponents, who contend that the church's plan would not negatively affect the almost rural nature of Mt. Washington, and opponents, who contend that the plan's magnitude would destroy it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Usually, the residents up on Mt. Washington, a scenic and serene neighborhood some 10 minutes' driving time from City Hall, are welcoming, neighborly and tolerant. There, everybody seems to know everybody else. "It's Mayberry RFD," resident Mike Whaley said, referring to the old Andy Griffith TV program set in rural North Carolina. In the coming weeks, however, that tradition will be tested as the latest chapter in a controversy unfolds in the hilly community northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-seven years after his unusual death, the founder of a Los Angeles-based spiritual group may be coming home. The question is, will Paramahansa Yogananda bring a crowd along with him if his remains are re-entombed in an elegant new marble sarcophagus atop Mt. Washington? Those living in the neighborhood of single-family hilltop homes north of downtown are being advised by leaders of the Self-Realization Fellowship that they intend to place Yogananda's remains in a shrine at the group's Mt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1998 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
When they committed their lives to spiritual teachers, Luna Tarlo and Dennis White both sought the same thing: bliss. Tarlo found horror instead--her own beloved son transformed into an arrogant and power-mad guru who used fear, threats and insults to control followers, she says in a scathing new book, "Mother of God." But White says his guru, the late Paramahansa Yogananda, gave him the lessons and yoga techniques to help him uncover his own spiritual nature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a place of quiet beauty that offers the promise of inner peace. So why is a garden-like hilltop near downtown Los Angeles the center of a fight that is turning so loud and ugly? That's the question these days in Mount Washington, where residents debating a proposal to enlarge a religious group's world headquarters are arguing instead over just who is looking out for their community's best interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1998 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
TrizecHahn Centers Inc., developer of a major shopping and entertainment complex in Hollywood, topped the list of big spenders on lobbyists working Los Angeles' city government this spring, according to a report released Thursday by the city Ethics Commission. The commission provides information on lobbying activity based on quarterly reports filed with the panel.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2001
* The Operating Engineers Pension Trust sold the 200,000-square-foot Wilshire Centre Building at 3055 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles to 3055 Wilshire LLC for $12 million. Ron Buss of Buss-Shelger Associates represented the seller. The buyer was represented by Randal Lee of Lilly Enterprises Inc. * S.S. Rainbow II LP, a San Mateo, Calif.-based private investor, purchased the 53,484-square-foot Art Institute Building of Los Angeles/Orange County at 3601 W. Sunflower Ave.
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