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June 28, 1992 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With time running out before the state begins to pay its bills with IOUs, the Assembly convened for an unusual weekend session Saturday but quickly adjourned when Gov. Pete Wilson again refused to submit a plan to balance the state budget. Democrats said they are trying to draft legislation, without Wilson's cooperation, reflecting what the governor said he wanted to do in a broad outline released 10 days ago. The new fiscal year begins Wednesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2003 | Kimi Yoshino, Dave McKibben and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
Local government officials were plotting worst-case budget scenarios Tuesday as Sacramento lawmakers continued to hold back tens of millions of dollars in vehicle license fees that normally funnel to Orange County and its cities. At a Board of Supervisors meeting, Orange County's chief budget strategist said the possible loss of $55 million in car tax revenue, over a period that supervisors expect will continue through March, could force 30% cutbacks in all county departments.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1988 | BOB JAMES, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles area residents intending to go to the post office today may be in for a surprise as postal officials, seeking to cut $160 million from this year's operating budget, have closed down 21 offices on Saturdays and shortened weekday hours at more than 110 others. Mail delivery will still continue on Saturdays. However, there will no longer be Sunday pickup or processing, adding a one-day delay to mail delivery during the week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1995
Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown delivered a grim message Thursday to veterans at the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles: Plans to cut the federal deficit might mean that veterans' access to medical care would be limited. Brown had traveled to Los Angeles from his Washington office to present grants--totaling more than $1 million--to three Westside organizations that provide services to homeless veterans. However, Brown vowed again to continue lobbying for more VA funding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1995
Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown delivered a grim message Thursday to veterans at the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles: Plans to cut the federal deficit might mean that veterans' access to medical care would be limited. Brown had traveled to Los Angeles from his Washington office to present grants--totaling more than $1 million--to three Westside organizations that provide services to homeless veterans. However, Brown vowed again to continue lobbying for more VA funding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1988 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Amid accusations of "extortion," the RTD Board of Directors on Thursday urged the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission to release $107.8 million to avert a possible 50% cut in bus service. In the event that funds are not received, the board said, a public hearing on possible cutbacks will be held on Nov. 29. The board delayed the date on which service cuts might commence from Dec. 1 to Jan. 2.
NEWS
June 20, 1993
As a Pasadena business owner, I would like to express my opinion about Proposition 1. Pasadena Public Library has provided us with outstanding reference and research service, and we would be devastated by further cutbacks. Proposition 1 asks for a tax of approximately 5 cents per day. In today's business market, where can I find a better bargain? CINDY PARK Pasadena Please, please, please do whatever you can to help Pasadena Public Library restore hours and service. My children and I use the Santa Catalina Branch Library extensively.
NEWS
January 8, 1993 | MARYANN HAMMERS
Despite budget cuts, truncated hours and dwindling staff, the Los Angeles Public Library still has plenty to offer. For a complete list of services, call your local branch. Here's a sampling of what's available: Interlibrary loan: If you can't find the title you want at your neighborhood library, you can still get it without driving downtown or across the San Fernando Valley. Through inter-library loan, the work will be delivered to your local branch for as little as 50 cents.
NEWS
March 12, 1992 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A violently psychotic woman kept two Los Angeles police officers busy for three hours recently, but not in the way one normally thinks of police work. Their task consisted of driving from one county hospital to another in search of a psychiatric emergency room with space for her. She was finally admitted to Martin Luther King Jr.
NEWS
February 11, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite warnings from the city-owned power company that it is falling behind in making needed technological improvements, City Council members said Tuesday that they will transfer $3 million from the utility's reserves to make up for a city budget shortfall. The alternative would be harsh service cuts or layoffs in other city departments, Mayor Rick Cole said. "Taking $3 million without doing irreparable harm to the utility bails us out of some irreparable harm in the community," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It looked like a camper's fantasy. Adam Eichler stood under a cobalt blue mountain sky and surveyed the Crystal Lake campground in Angeles National Forest on Saturday afternoon. It was the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend, but Eichler had his pick of any campsite that caught his fancy. And he could have chosen any one of a couple dozen empty tables to use for a picnic with his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1994 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Achieving one of her earliest goals as a county official, Maria VanderKolk on Tuesday persuaded the Board of Supervisors that a $1.7-million library should be built in Oak Park despite three years of cuts in library services countywide. Although there are concerns that constructing a new library would send the wrong message in tough economic times, the board unanimously approved in concept a new 9,500-square-foot library on the Oak Park High School campus.
NEWS
June 20, 1993
As a Pasadena business owner, I would like to express my opinion about Proposition 1. Pasadena Public Library has provided us with outstanding reference and research service, and we would be devastated by further cutbacks. Proposition 1 asks for a tax of approximately 5 cents per day. In today's business market, where can I find a better bargain? CINDY PARK Pasadena Please, please, please do whatever you can to help Pasadena Public Library restore hours and service. My children and I use the Santa Catalina Branch Library extensively.
NEWS
February 11, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite warnings from the city-owned power company that it is falling behind in making needed technological improvements, City Council members said Tuesday that they will transfer $3 million from the utility's reserves to make up for a city budget shortfall. The alternative would be harsh service cuts or layoffs in other city departments, Mayor Rick Cole said. "Taking $3 million without doing irreparable harm to the utility bails us out of some irreparable harm in the community," he said.
NEWS
January 8, 1993 | MARYANN HAMMERS
Despite budget cuts, truncated hours and dwindling staff, the Los Angeles Public Library still has plenty to offer. For a complete list of services, call your local branch. Here's a sampling of what's available: Interlibrary loan: If you can't find the title you want at your neighborhood library, you can still get it without driving downtown or across the San Fernando Valley. Through inter-library loan, the work will be delivered to your local branch for as little as 50 cents.
NEWS
June 28, 1992 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With time running out before the state begins to pay its bills with IOUs, the Assembly convened for an unusual weekend session Saturday but quickly adjourned when Gov. Pete Wilson again refused to submit a plan to balance the state budget. Democrats said they are trying to draft legislation, without Wilson's cooperation, reflecting what the governor said he wanted to do in a broad outline released 10 days ago. The new fiscal year begins Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2003 | Kimi Yoshino, Dave McKibben and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
Local government officials were plotting worst-case budget scenarios Tuesday as Sacramento lawmakers continued to hold back tens of millions of dollars in vehicle license fees that normally funnel to Orange County and its cities. At a Board of Supervisors meeting, Orange County's chief budget strategist said the possible loss of $55 million in car tax revenue, over a period that supervisors expect will continue through March, could force 30% cutbacks in all county departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1994 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Achieving one of her earliest goals as a county official, Maria VanderKolk on Tuesday persuaded the Board of Supervisors that a $1.7-million library should be built in Oak Park despite three years of cuts in library services countywide. Although there are concerns that constructing a new library would send the wrong message in tough economic times, the board unanimously approved in concept a new 9,500-square-foot library on the Oak Park High School campus.
NEWS
March 12, 1992 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A violently psychotic woman kept two Los Angeles police officers busy for three hours recently, but not in the way one normally thinks of police work. Their task consisted of driving from one county hospital to another in search of a psychiatric emergency room with space for her. She was finally admitted to Martin Luther King Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1988 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Amid accusations of "extortion," the RTD Board of Directors on Thursday urged the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission to release $107.8 million to avert a possible 50% cut in bus service. In the event that funds are not received, the board said, a public hearing on possible cutbacks will be held on Nov. 29. The board delayed the date on which service cuts might commence from Dec. 1 to Jan. 2.
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