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November 15, 1992 | ELSTON CARR
Later this month the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic will begin construction of a facility to replace its offices at 746 W. Adams Blvd., clinic officials said. Funded by $9 million in private donations, the new 40,000-square-foot building on Vermont Avenue near Exposition Boulevard will allow the 68-year-old clinic to expand its outpatient mental health services by 50%, said Elizabeth W. Pfromm, the clinic's executive director.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in the 1960s, when a redevelopment plan was used to reshape the neighborhoods near USC and allow for expansion of its campus, some opponents called the plan a land grab that was aimed at "Negro removal--not urban renewal." The remark still makes some associated with the university wince because it evokes a time when USC was seen as an elite enclave for rich kids in South-Central Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1996
Singing "We Shall Overcome" and clasping hands to form a giant circle, more than 100 community and church members celebrated Thursday the dedication of a soon-to-be-opened senior housing complex on West 85th Street in South Los Angeles, one of the hardest-hit areas in the 1992 riots. "There is something good that can come out of South-Central Los Angeles," said Rev. Edward Howard. "We had a vision, and the Bible said without a vision, we will perish."
BUSINESS
July 20, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group that includes professional football player Keyshawn Johnson will unveil today plans to build a $53-million shopping center in South-Central Los Angeles, an area that has long struggled to attract new real estate and retail development. Chesterfield Square, a 23-acre project at the southwest corner of Western Avenue and Slauson Boulevard, would be one of the largest retail developments built in the area in more than a decade.
NEWS
November 8, 1992 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the spring fires died out in South-Central Los Angeles, hope surged that a stream of investment money would finally begin to flow into the inner city to nurture a renaissance of businesses and jobs. Indeed, it seemed as if news conferences were being held weekly by groups of well-tailored executives, black and white, announcing the creation of this fund or that program to come up with millions of dollars in new capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A task force appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley announced Friday a broad set of proposals for revitalizing South-Central Los Angeles, a distressed area that City Hall has been criticized for neglecting over the years. The task force was created last July to, in Bradley's words, "resurrect South-Central from the grasp of drug peddlers and gang members." In general, the task force's report deals with ways to increase housing and jobs as well as business and educational opportunities.
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In much of suburban Southern California, outside the areas where stores were being burned and looted, many residents repeatedly asked a single question: Why are people destroying their own communities? But this was no mystery to those in the inner city, and Ivon Allen, who has lived in South-Central Los Angeles for more than 40 years, responded with a brief answer: "Many of us don't feel like it's our community anymore."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until two weeks ago, the construction of a new $45-million Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles seemed an absolute certainty. But that was before the war between North and South broke out in the state Legislature. That was before questions were raised about why money earmarked for earthquake repairs after Northern California's Loma Prieta quake was being used to build a new structure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1993 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Ridley-Thomas, one of the City Council's most influential members, endorsed council colleague Michael Woo for mayor Sunday, a move that could go a long way to solidify the African-American support that Woo sees as crucial to his election hopes. But as Ridley-Thomas said Sunday with Woo standing at his side, his endorsement did not come cheaply.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996
South-Central Los Angeles residents broke ground Wednesday for a supermarket at Western Avenue and 88th Street on a site where another market burned down in the 1992 riots. The new Superior Super Warehouse, part of a small chain of supermarkets, is scheduled to open in late 1997 and will provide 150 jobs in the community, said Calvin Naito, spokesman for Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1996
City officials and community leaders broke ground Thursday for a controversial $15-million development project that will be constructed at 81st Street and Vermont Avenue in South-Central Los Angeles. The development is funded by Wells Fargo Bank and federal subsidies, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1996
Singing "We Shall Overcome" and clasping hands to form a giant circle, more than 100 community and church members celebrated Thursday the dedication of a soon-to-be-opened senior housing complex on West 85th Street in South Los Angeles, one of the hardest-hit areas in the 1992 riots. "There is something good that can come out of South-Central Los Angeles," said Rev. Edward Howard. "We had a vision, and the Bible said without a vision, we will perish."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996
South-Central Los Angeles residents broke ground Wednesday for a supermarket at Western Avenue and 88th Street on a site where another market burned down in the 1992 riots. The new Superior Super Warehouse, part of a small chain of supermarkets, is scheduled to open in late 1997 and will provide 150 jobs in the community, said Calvin Naito, spokesman for Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
With pomp and pageantry, the African American Unity Center recently celebrated the groundbreaking for an arts center on a site where an earthquake-damaged church now stands. Setting the groove with Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," the Washington High School band marked the Sept. 22 ceremony by marching across 53rd Street to the south corner of Vermont Avenue, where the Unity Center's performing arts center is scheduled to open its doors in 1996.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Motown founder Berry Gordy, Mann Theatres, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and several other public and private donors have given $3 million to the African American Unity Center to help turn a quake-damaged church into a community arts center, officials said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until two weeks ago, the construction of a new $45-million Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles seemed an absolute certainty. But that was before the war between North and South broke out in the state Legislature. That was before questions were raised about why money earmarked for earthquake repairs after Northern California's Loma Prieta quake was being used to build a new structure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
In a new offensive against blight and substandard housing, a corps of city building inspectors are expected to converge today on South-Central Los Angeles with orders to find illegal and unsafe living conditions, including garages converted into makeshift homes. The house-by-house inspections mark a dramatic shift in city code enforcement policy, a result of pressure from community activists and City Councilman Robert Farrell, and a recent increase in the ranks of city building inspectors.
NEWS
May 6, 1992 | JONATHAN PETERSON and PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Peter V. Ueberroth, in his first in-depth comments since agreeing to run the Rebuild L.A. task force, said Tuesday that hundreds of companies have tried to contact him about reviving riot-torn neighborhoods, overwhelming the fledgling group. "My home answering machine quit recording at 120 messages last night," Ueberroth said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bank's plan to finance an ambitious low-income housing complex in South-Central Los Angeles is swiftly emerging as a battle royal between two of the city's top African American political heavyweights. In one corner stands City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, who hails the $10-million-plus First Interstate Bank proposal as the largest single private investment along blighted Vermont Avenue since Pepperdine University departed for Malibu more than two decades ago.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1993 | Debora Vrana Times correspondent
Innovative Assignment: An Irvine architecture firm, Stoutenborough Inc., has been selected to design a 53,000-square-foot media plaza owned by former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson. The entertainment plaza in South-Central Los Angeles will include retail, food, a multiple-screen movie theater and a new parking structure.
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