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October 4, 1996 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's the church in South Pasadena. With a 5,000-plus member congregation that includes four former mayors, Holy Family Church is the most powerful political force in this small town. But in its quest to expand its parochial school, the church has run into the most powerful movement in town--South Pasadena's determined efforts to preserve the past.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998
This could be the last year moviegoers will be able to watch films from the balcony of the landmark Rialto Theatre after the City Council rejected a challenge to a plan to add four smaller screens to the balcony area. Assistant City Manager Anne McIntosh said the council's unanimous vote last week to reject an appeal by former Mayor Robert Wagner removed the last obstacle to renovation plans for the 72-year-old Spanish Baroque theater.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1998
This could be the last year moviegoers will be able to watch films from the balcony of the landmark Rialto Theatre after the City Council rejected a challenge to a plan to add four smaller screens to the balcony area. Assistant City Manager Anne McIntosh said the council's unanimous vote last week to reject an appeal by former Mayor Robert Wagner removed the last obstacle to renovation plans for the 72-year-old Spanish Baroque theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1997 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The landmark Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena has survived the death of vaudeville, two fires and even the threat of becoming a parking lot. Now, the owner of the Spanish Baroque-style theater--with a balcony known for its creaky wooden floor and a red velvet curtain that still swoops across the single, giant screen--is hoping to give the 72-year-old theater a new lease on life as a five-screen multiplex. Landmark Theatre Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
Caltrans' plan to shift part of the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension west may require approval by the state Transportation Commission before any money is spent on the roadway, a top commission official said. The commission 16 months ago gave final state approval to a route through Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997
In a victory for proponents of the long-delayed Long Beach Freeway extension, the U.S. Department of Interior has determined that two neighborhoods in the planned roadway's path are ineligible for historic status, removing a major obstacle to construction of the extension.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1996
In what many are calling South Pasadena's own holy war, the city's Cultural Heritage Commission has taken the first step toward blocking a Catholic church's campus expansion by recommending its neighborhood be declared a historic district. Commissioners late Thursday sided with Ramona Avenue residents, who contend that what they call a historic neighborhood is threaten by the expansion plan of Holy Family Catholic Church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1997 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The landmark Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena has survived the death of vaudeville, two fires and even the threat of becoming a parking lot. Now, the owner of the Spanish Baroque-style theater--with a balcony known for its creaky wooden floor and a red velvet curtain that still swoops across the single, giant screen--is hoping to give the 72-year-old theater a new lease on life as a five-screen multiplex. Landmark Theatre Corp.
NEWS
June 6, 1993
The city has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn what preservationists say is a precedent-setting decision to let former Mayor Lee Prentiss expand his historic home. Preservationists and city attorneys say a Court of Appeals ruling April 23 weakens the state historic building code. The court ruled that listing a home on the historic registry should not restrict an owner's use of the property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997
In a victory for proponents of the long-delayed Long Beach Freeway extension, the U.S. Department of Interior has determined that two neighborhoods in the planned roadway's path are ineligible for historic status, removing a major obstacle to construction of the extension.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1996 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's the church in South Pasadena. With a 5,000-plus member congregation that includes four former mayors, Holy Family Church is the most powerful political force in this small town. But in its quest to expand its parochial school, the church has run into the most powerful movement in town--South Pasadena's determined efforts to preserve the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1996
In what many are calling South Pasadena's own holy war, the city's Cultural Heritage Commission has taken the first step toward blocking a Catholic church's campus expansion by recommending its neighborhood be declared a historic district. Commissioners late Thursday sided with Ramona Avenue residents, who contend that what they call a historic neighborhood is threaten by the expansion plan of Holy Family Catholic Church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
Caltrans' plan to shift part of the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension west may require approval by the state Transportation Commission before any money is spent on the roadway, a top commission official said. The commission 16 months ago gave final state approval to a route through Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno.
NEWS
June 6, 1993
The city has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn what preservationists say is a precedent-setting decision to let former Mayor Lee Prentiss expand his historic home. Preservationists and city attorneys say a Court of Appeals ruling April 23 weakens the state historic building code. The court ruled that listing a home on the historic registry should not restrict an owner's use of the property.
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