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January 30, 1990 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern Californians stand to lose hundreds of million of dollars in federal assistance for mass transit and for newly legalized immigrants and refugees under President Bush's $1.23-trillion budget released on Monday. Cutbacks in spending also threaten the closure of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard and the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo and promise further delays in modernizing the outmoded air traffic control center in Orange County.
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December 9, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Sixty-three Southern California school districts have been awarded $106.6 million in federal funds for retrofitting work designed to prevent ceilings and light fixtures from falling on students, teachers and administrators during earthquakes. The grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is the largest single award made under the agency's National Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which is designed to prevent damage and casualties.
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July 13, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In need of cash to help finance part of their massive Anaheim expansion plans, Disneyland officials are asking the nation's taxpayers to pay nearly $400 million to help them out. The Disney Development Co.
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January 24, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clinton Administration officials Sunday shaped a preliminary Southern California earthquake relief package of $4 billion to $5 billion, and rejected a demand by Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) that Congress offset disaster payments by cutting other federal programs. With the figures on earthquake-related damage rising rapidly, officials cautioned that the full cost to the Treasury could rise higher.
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February 19, 1989 | MATHIS CHAZANOV and ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writers
Refugee resettlement efforts in Southern California are about to be overwhelmed by thousands of Jews and Armenians who are backed up in Italy and the Soviet Union waiting for permission to enter the United States. "There is just not enough money and services to serve these people in an expeditious way," said Bruce Whipple, director of the Los Angeles office of the nonprofit International Rescue Committee, which helps find jobs, housing and language training for refugees.
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July 11, 1992
Almost 1,000 residents of Southern California's earthquake-damaged High Desert and mountain regions have requested government disaster aid since authorities began accepting applications this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday. Officials opened disaster application centers this week in Big Bear City and Yucca Valley, and mobile facilities are scheduled to be in operation through Monday at sites in Johnson Valley and Forest Falls.
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January 7, 1993 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A congressionally chartered commission said Wednesday that federal assistance will be required to help some sections of the country--such as Southern California--cope with the impact of defense cutbacks. At the same time, the commission warned that federal programs now in effect are not doing the job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1988 | AMY STEVENS, Times Staff Writer
Saying that Southern California has been badly shortchanged in the amount of federal support given to the fight against drugs, local law enforcement officials joined federal legislators Friday in calling for a federal task force similar to one established six years ago in southern Florida. As outlined in pending legislation by Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) and Reps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1988 | ALAN CITRON and KAREN ROEBUCK, Times Staff Writers
The White House on Friday agreed to provide federal disaster assistance to local governments that sustained property damage in the fierce winter storm that swept across the Southern California coastline last month, but withheld financial aid from private individuals. State and local officials said they were surprised and disappointed by the decision because they requested help for people who sustained losses in the turbulent weather that caused an estimated $68 million damage.
NEWS
January 22, 1988
Gov. George Deukmejian on Thursday proclaimed states of emergency in three counties as a result of the damage caused by wind, rain and coastal flooding from this week's storm. Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties were named in the governor's declaration, which is a necessary legal prerequisite for federal disaster assistance, according to spokesmen for the governor. Damage from the storm that began on Jan. 17 has so far topped $68 million.
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October 22, 1993 | ALAN C. MILLER
Los Angeles--and its economic revival--may well be as vital to the success of the Clinton Administration as any city in the country. President Clinton has made the turnaround of California's reeling economy a priority. Nowhere are the hurdles higher than in Los Angeles-- which is as voter rich as it is job poor. Racked by retrenched defense spending, one in five jobs lost nationwide in the last year was in Los Angeles County, where unemployment remains well above the national average.
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January 7, 1993 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A congressionally chartered commission said Wednesday that federal assistance will be required to help some sections of the country--such as Southern California--cope with the impact of defense cutbacks. At the same time, the commission warned that federal programs now in effect are not doing the job.
NEWS
July 19, 1992 | LARRY SPEER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While budget-weary city and county officials across Southern California continue to fret over their fiscal crises, a tiny measure of relief has arisen: the arrival of thousands of summer interns sponsored by the federal government. This summer's relief picture began to look better than most officials had anticipated when President Bush signed a $1-billion urban aid package last month, which included $500 million for the summer jobs program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992
Almost 1,000 residents of Southern California's earthquake-damaged High Desert and mountain regions have requested government disaster aid since authorities began accepting applications this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday. Officials opened disaster application centers this week in Big Bear City and Yucca Valley, and mobile facilities are scheduled to be in operation through Monday at sites in Johnson Valley and Forest Falls.
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February 26, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Tuesday declared a disaster area in five Southern California counties devastated by this month's heavy flooding, making them eligible for about $77.5 million in federal recovery aid. Bush signed the declaration on board Air Force One as he flew from Washington to San Francisco, where he told a fund-raiser audience that he had been moved by the scale of the recent floods and the plight of the victims. "They're hurting, and the federal government ought to do its part," Bush said.
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July 13, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In need of cash to help finance part of their massive Anaheim expansion plans, Disneyland officials are asking the nation's taxpayers to pay nearly $400 million to help them out. The Disney Development Co.
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June 30, 1990 | MAX BOOT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. George Deukmejian declared a state of emergency Friday in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, triggering a variety of state assistance ranging from tax relief to low-interest loans for those who suffered damage and loss in fires that have ravaged Southern California this week. Beyond what the state can offer, the declarations pave the way for President Bush to declare stricken regions as national disaster areas and pour in federal resources to help affected residents, officials said.
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July 1, 1990 | KEVIN RODERICK and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ground crews aided by helicopters and some welcome humidity encircled the disastrous Santa Barbara fire as it climbed slowly through dense brush in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of here Saturday, while in Maine President Bush ordered federal disaster help for Southern California. Smoke was gone from the skies over Santa Barbara for the first time since Wednesday evening, when an arsonist used an incendiary device to unleash the destructive wildfire.
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July 13, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN and ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In need of cash to help finance part of their massive Anaheim expansion plans, Disneyland officials are asking the nation's taxpayers to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to help them out. The Disney Development Co. has persuaded five key California Democrats to urge the House of Representatives to allocate $395 million in federal highway funds for transportation improvements needed for the expansion.
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