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April 30, 1990 | LINDA CHONG and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two rallies concerning the homeless of the Los Angeles area were held Sunday--one sponsored by people aiming to help street people re-enter the mainstream, the other by beach community residents concerned about violence linked to the transient population. Kicking off a weeklong campaign to register homeless people and transients to vote in California's June 5 primary, a local social service agency held an afternoon concert and voter registration drive at a Skid Row park.
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December 24, 1996 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former chief accountant for a nonprofit agency that provides housing for the poor was able to embezzle more than $400,000 in agency funds because of the agency's strikingly poor accounting and oversight practices, according to an independent audit released Monday by Los Angeles city redevelopment officials. The ex-chief accountant, Wazir Chand, has not been seen for eight months, according to the man who runs the agency.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1996 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former chief accountant for a nonprofit agency that provides housing for the poor was able to embezzle more than $400,000 in agency funds because of the agency's strikingly poor accounting and oversight practices, according to an independent audit released Monday by Los Angeles city redevelopment officials. The ex-chief accountant, Wazir Chand, has not been seen for eight months, according to the man who runs the agency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1990 | LINDA CHONG and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two rallies concerning the homeless of the Los Angeles area were held Sunday--one sponsored by people aiming to help street people re-enter the mainstream, the other by beach community residents concerned about violence linked to the transient population. Kicking off a weeklong campaign to register homeless people and transients to vote in California's June 5 primary, a local social service agency held an afternoon concert and voter registration drive at a Skid Row park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1987 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
As Mayor Tom Bradley and other Los Angeles officials met Tuesday on Skid Row to formally reopen the gleaming, 58-room Harold Hotel, residents debated how much the $1-million refurbishment project will improve the troubled neighborhood--a gathering point for the homeless. "It's not going to change the people who hang around here," complained one woman sitting on a bench across 5th Street in crime- and drug-plagued San Julian Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike and Luann Mitchell pulled into Orange County six months ago and immediately knew they had a problem. Newly arrived from Michigan, Mike, without a job, and Luann, four months pregnant, had bright hopes of building a new future but they had nowhere to go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1997
A model of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial will be displayed in Palisades Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The 5-foot-high model, consisting of two panels laser-etched with names of those who died, has been traveling around the country. "Normally, we try to display the [replica] for two days. But demand has been so high, we're only getting Saturday," said Bud Hayes of the Single Room Occupancy Housing Corp. of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1990
Joined by Mayor Tom Bradley, residents of a Skid Row hotel celebrated the completion of a massive renovation project in a ceremony Tuesday at the hotel. The Ward Hotel on 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles underwent more than a year of renovations that included installation of new electrical, heating and plumbing systems and the addition of new furniture, a lounge and elevators.
REAL ESTATE
January 13, 1985
The Community Redevelopment Agency has approved a $2.6-million loan that will result in the acquisition of two Skid Row hotels, containing 519 units, by the nonprofit Single Room Occupancy Housing Corp. The funds will be used to purchase the 289-unit Russ Hotel at 521 E. San Julian St., and the 230-room Panama Hotel at 403 East 5th St. Total price for the two properties is $4,060,000.
NEWS
November 19, 1998
John Maguire, urban affairs expert who developed low-income housing for the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, has died. He was 57. Maguire, who also helped draft the federal Housing Act of 1968, died Nov. 11 at his home in Los Angeles of liver failure caused by complications of hepatitis and AIDS, said his partner, Jay McCaslin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike and Luann Mitchell pulled into Orange County six months ago and immediately knew they had a problem. Newly arrived from Michigan, Mike, without a job, and Luann, four months pregnant, had bright hopes of building a new future but they had nowhere to go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1987 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
As Mayor Tom Bradley and other Los Angeles officials met Tuesday on Skid Row to formally reopen the gleaming, 58-room Harold Hotel, residents debated how much the $1-million refurbishment project will improve the troubled neighborhood--a gathering point for the homeless. "It's not going to change the people who hang around here," complained one woman sitting on a bench across 5th Street in crime- and drug-plagued San Julian Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Temporary housing has been found for all 336 of the homeless men, women and children who were forced to leave the city's emergency shelter in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Grace Davis announced Friday. Davis made her announcement after the City Council appropriated $63,280 from the city's general fund Friday morning to provide additional shelter for the homeless, including those displaced from the former print shop at 1st and Alameda streets.
REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1985
We are writing to express our disappointment in Sam Hall Kaplan's column, "A Lesson for Pershing Square." We are concerned that Kaplan has criticized the approach that is being launched to revitalize Pershing Square without understanding the planning process currently being developed by the Pershing Square Management Assn., the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Department of Recreation and Parks. These groups are dedicated to exactly the same thoughtful process for revitalization that Kaplan advocates.
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