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July 1, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved $1.5 million Wednesday to fund a trolley-like bus service that Sherman Oaks business and homeowners have requested to alleviate congestion on Ventura Boulevard. The city of Los Angeles is expected to provide another $700,000 to operate the bus service for the next four years.
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June 15, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A long-awaited left-turn light at Ventura and Van Nuys boulevards may soon be installed, according to an aide to Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Vivian Rescalvo said Wednesday that she was told by an attorney for the developer who will install the light and make other traffic improvements at the Sherman Oaks intersection that the project would likely be finished by the end of this month or in early July.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A long-awaited left-turn light at Ventura and Van Nuys boulevards may soon be installed, according to an aide to Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Vivian Rescalvo said Wednesday that she was told by an attorney for the developer who will install the light and make other traffic improvements at the Sherman Oaks intersection that the project would likely be finished by the end of this month or in early July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crime in California dropped 7.2% last year compared to 1993, the third consecutive year that the state's overall crime rate has fallen, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren said Friday. Finalizing preliminary figures issued in January, Lungren said the drop in crime was led by a 13.4% reduction in robberies and a 13.3% decline in murders. A state Department of Justice spokesman said it was the first time in 11 years that all six categories of serious and violent felonies measured by the state had declined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Should Ventura Boulevard be a mini-freeway, or should it be a pedestrian-oriented shopping street? That was the question Thursday for Los Angeles planning commissioners who discussed where they would get the money to pay for street widenings over the next two decades. Commissioner Marna Schnabel said the first issue to be addressed in the discussion of the boulevard's 20-year master plan is "clarity on what is Ventura Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
A letter-writing campaign to bring an old-fashioned trolley to traffic-choked Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks may be paying off. On Thursday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to authorize $1.5 million to fund the $2.2-million proposal aimed at bringing natural-gas-powered minibuses resembling the old-fashioned vehicles into service along the boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
Days before long-awaited traffic improvements were to begin at a busy Sherman Oaks intersection, the wisdom of the proposed improvements has been called into question by local civic leaders. Work scheduled to begin this month by the owner of La Reina Fashion Plaza, 14622 Ventura Blvd., called for widening Ventura Boulevard at its intersection with Van Nuys Boulevard, inserting turn lanes and making other improvements to accommodate increased traffic created by the mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crime in California dropped 7.2% last year compared to 1993, the third consecutive year that the state's overall crime rate has fallen, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren said Friday. Finalizing preliminary figures issued in January, Lungren said the drop in crime was led by a 13.4% reduction in robberies and a 13.3% decline in murders. A state Department of Justice spokesman said it was the first time in 11 years that all six categories of serious and violent felonies measured by the state had declined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
Some community leaders have criticized Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky's recent work on two important community issues--parking and the proposed widening of the Van Nuys Boulevard-Ventura Boulevard intersection in Sherman Oaks. Yaroslavsky issued a news release last week saying that his office had helped find replacement parking for a soon-to-be-closed public lot and contributed to the resolution of the controversial widening issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
Community activists who waged a four-year battle to get a shuttle bus for Sherman Oaks won a bittersweet victory Tuesday when the City Council voted to approve funding for the buses. The City Council voted to appropriate $1.1 million to provide the shuttle buses, which will begin rolling Friday, for three years. That should have been welcome news for a community plagued with traffic and parking headaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Should Ventura Boulevard be a mini-freeway, or should it be a pedestrian-oriented shopping street? That was the question Thursday for Los Angeles planning commissioners who discussed where they would get the money to pay for street widenings over the next two decades. Commissioner Marna Schnabel said the first issue to be addressed in the discussion of the boulevard's 20-year master plan is "clarity on what is Ventura Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
Community activists who waged a four-year battle to get a shuttle bus for Sherman Oaks won a bittersweet victory Tuesday when the City Council voted to approve funding for the buses. The City Council voted to appropriate $1.1 million to provide the shuttle buses, which will begin rolling Friday, for three years. That should have been welcome news for a community plagued with traffic and parking headaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
Some community leaders have criticized Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky's recent work on two important community issues--parking and the proposed widening of the Van Nuys Boulevard-Ventura Boulevard intersection in Sherman Oaks. Yaroslavsky issued a news release last week saying that his office had helped find replacement parking for a soon-to-be-closed public lot and contributed to the resolution of the controversial widening issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved $1.5 million Wednesday to fund a trolley-like bus service that Sherman Oaks business and homeowners have requested to alleviate congestion on Ventura Boulevard. The city of Los Angeles is expected to provide another $700,000 to operate the bus service for the next four years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
Days before long-awaited traffic improvements were to begin at a busy Sherman Oaks intersection, the wisdom of the proposed improvements has been called into question by local civic leaders. Work scheduled to begin this month by the owner of La Reina Fashion Plaza, 14622 Ventura Blvd., called for widening Ventura Boulevard at its intersection with Van Nuys Boulevard, inserting turn lanes and making other improvements to accommodate increased traffic created by the mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
A letter-writing campaign to bring an old-fashioned trolley to traffic-choked Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks may be paying off. On Thursday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to authorize $1.5 million to fund the $2.2-million proposal aimed at bringing natural-gas-powered minibuses resembling the old-fashioned vehicles into service along the boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
Sherman Oaks homeowners and business leaders have joined in a letter-writing campaign to muster support for their bid to bring an old-fashioned trolley to traffic-choked Ventura Boulevard. The campaign, launched last week, is aimed at persuading the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide $1.5 million for a $2.2-million plan to bring gas-powered minibuses resembling the old-fashioned vehicles into service on the boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
Sherman Oaks homeowners and business leaders have joined in a letter-writing campaign to muster support for their bid to bring an old-fashioned trolley to traffic-choked Ventura Boulevard. The campaign, launched last week, is aimed at persuading the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide $1.5 million for a $2.2-million plan to bring gas-powered minibuses resembling the old-fashioned vehicles into service on the boulevard.
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