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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1990
City Councilwoman Gloria Molina on Monday supported and forwarded to the City Council a nonprofit developer's plan to buy the city's abandoned LANCER trash incinerator site in South Los Angeles to build Nehemiah West, a development of 316 townhouse-style homes selling for just $62,000. Molina, chairwoman of the Housing and Community Redevelopment Committee, said the project, which relies on the purchase of city-owned land at a below-market price, "is a great idea . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1993 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And on the 18th day, Mayor Richard Riordan sat on the hot seat. Then he tried to show 2,500 volunteers from the city's four largest community organizations that Riordan, the mayor, will keep promises made by Riordan, the candidate. In a sweltering high school gymnasium on Los Angeles' Eastside, he signed papers Sunday that unfettered $2.5 million in city funds for Hope in Youth, a gang intervention program.
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May 30, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved in concept the sale of the city's abandoned LANCER trash incinerator site in South-Central Los Angeles to a nonprofit group that plans to build 316 townhouses for low-income buyers. Under the plan, the Nehemiah West Housing Corp. would buy the 12-acre industrial site for $6.6 million, below the city's investment of $8 million. The project would mark the first major homeownership development in the South-Central area in a generation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC and CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Accusing a black city councilman of denigrating the Latino residents of his racially mixed district, an influential community activists' group members staged a peaceful march against the councilman Wednesday night--then goaded him into a brief shouting match before they stormed out of a community meeting. Leaders of the Southern California Organizing Committee (SCOC) sent about 250 demonstrators, mostly Latinos, on a half-hour march from St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1993 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And on the 18th day, Mayor Richard Riordan sat on the hot seat. Then he tried to show 2,500 volunteers from the city's four largest community organizations that Riordan, the mayor, will keep promises made by Riordan, the candidate. In a sweltering high school gymnasium on Los Angeles' Eastside, he signed papers Sunday that unfettered $2.5 million in city funds for Hope in Youth, a gang intervention program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC and CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Accusing a black city councilman of denigrating the Latino residents of his racially mixed district, an influential community activists' group members staged a peaceful march against the councilman Wednesday night--then goaded him into a brief shouting match before they stormed out of a community meeting. Leaders of the Southern California Organizing Committee (SCOC) sent about 250 demonstrators, mostly Latinos, on a half-hour march from St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1990 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of people marched around Exposition Park on Saturday in what authorities said was the largest anti-crime demonstration in Los Angeles history, but few felt the urgency that moved Jesse Martinez. A member of Carpenter's Local 309 and an organizer of the rally, Martinez was awakened late one night last week by the sound of gunfire outside his East Los Angeles home. Stepping out in the darkness, he found a young man, fatally shot, lying face down in the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990
A Los Angeles City Council committee on Monday praised Nehemiah West, a plan by a nonprofit group to build affordable homes on 12 acres of city-owned land in South-Central Los Angeles. However, the committee delayed a vote on selling the land to the group until a financial report on the $35-million project is finished. Two large church-based organizations want to build 316 townhouse-style homes on the empty site of the rejected LANCER project to construct a massive trash incinerator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1994
Organizers of a powerful South-Central Los Angeles community group found they had friends in high places Wednesday night when Mayor Richard Riordan and County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke said they would do their best to provide more money for a controversial anti-gang program.
BOOKS
January 7, 1990
The Industrial Areas Foundation organizations in Southern California (UNO, SCOC, EVO and VOICE) have been created with a vision of people with various racial and ethnic backgrounds working together to solve common problems facing urban America. In 1984, United Neighborhoods Organization, based in East Los Angeles, and the Southern California Organizing Committee, based in South Central, signed a Covenant of Unity in the presence of 7,000 African-American and Latino leaders.
NEWS
May 30, 1990 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved in concept the sale of the city's abandoned LANCER trash incinerator site in South-Central Los Angeles to a nonprofit group that plans to build 316 townhouses for low-income buyers. Under the plan, the Nehemiah West Housing Corp. would buy the 12-acre industrial site for $6.6 million, below the city's investment of $8 million. The project would mark the first major homeownership development in the South-Central area in a generation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1990
City Councilwoman Gloria Molina on Monday supported and forwarded to the City Council a nonprofit developer's plan to buy the city's abandoned LANCER trash incinerator site in South Los Angeles to build Nehemiah West, a development of 316 townhouse-style homes selling for just $62,000. Molina, chairwoman of the Housing and Community Redevelopment Committee, said the project, which relies on the purchase of city-owned land at a below-market price, "is a great idea . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1990 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of people marched around Exposition Park on Saturday in what authorities said was the largest anti-crime demonstration in Los Angeles history, but few felt the urgency that moved Jesse Martinez. A member of Carpenter's Local 309 and an organizer of the rally, Martinez was awakened late one night last week by the sound of gunfire outside his East Los Angeles home. Stepping out in the darkness, he found a young man, fatally shot, lying face down in the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1994
It hasn't been a good week for Compton. Residents of the city of 91,400 south of Los Angeles are understandably frustrated and irritated. Like all other cities, Compton has its problems . . . but that's all people seem to focus on. What attracted the interest of most outside of Compton was a videotape showing a city police officer beating a youth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1994
A campaign forum on the so-called "Save Our State" initiative at the Museum of Tolerance was briefly disrupted Tuesday night by members of several Los Angeles-area community groups who charged that the November ballot measure, which would eliminate most government services to illegal immigrants, is racist.
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