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December 19, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took control from park authorities of the tangled bidding on the miniature golf and video-game concession in the Sepulveda Basin--a contract that may bring the city more than $1 million a year. By an 11-1 vote, lawmakers--led by Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who represents the basin area--put the council in a position to decide the concession issue itself or require park authorities to reconsider the matter. On Dec.
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January 9, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council failed Wednesday to muster enough votes to block a decision by the city Recreation and Parks Commission to reopen bidding for the lucrative miniature golf and video-game concession in the Sepulveda Basin. The concession is one of the biggest moneymakers for the city Recreation and Parks Department. It generates $3 million a year in receipts for its current holder and has become entangled in a running debate over how to choose a new franchise holder.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council failed Wednesday to muster enough votes to block a decision by the city Recreation and Parks Commission to reopen bidding for the lucrative miniature golf and video-game concession in the Sepulveda Basin. The concession is one of the biggest moneymakers for the city Recreation and Parks Department. It generates $3 million a year in receipts for its current holder and has become entangled in a running debate over how to choose a new franchise holder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took control from park authorities of the tangled bidding on the miniature golf and video-game concession in the Sepulveda Basin--a contract that may bring the city more than $1 million a year. By an 11-1 vote, lawmakers--led by Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, who represents the basin area--put the council in a position to decide the concession issue itself or require park authorities to reconsider the matter. On Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN and JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jackie Tatum, who started with the city as a $1.50-an-hour recreation center assistant, on Friday was named head of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the first woman to hold the position. Tatum, 59, will earn $129,519 a year as general manager, a post she formally assumes April 8. The biggest challenge before the department will be to stay afloat financially, Tatum told a City Hall press conference attended by Mayor Tom Bradley and J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city parks department has decided to temporarily take over operation of a lucrative miniature golf complex in the Sepulveda Basin and officials said if the venture is a success the city might consider operating other money-making concessions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major battle is brewing at City Hall over miniature golf. At stake is who will run a 54-hole miniature golf course complex--and its attendant amusement activities, including 144 video games and nine batting cages--at the Sepulveda Basin, an operation that's pint-sized in name only. The Sepulveda Basin miniature golf course complex grosses nearly $3 million a year and has generated $500,000 annually in revenue for its landlord, the city's Recreation and Parks Department.
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