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October 31, 1995 | NONA YATES
Southern California is fast becoming the crossroads and meeting place for the world. The significance of that development is being recognized at USC with the establishment of the Southern California Studies Center. The center, dubbed SC2 by campus officials, is an interdisciplinary organization that will use the Southern California area as a laboratory to study regional changes and patterns taking place here.
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November 11, 1996 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given its sprawl and complexity, Southern California presents tough challenges to anyone seeking to understand the region. But a group of USC professors is giving it a massive try, in hopes of improving life here and providing a model to other cities worldwide.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1996 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given its sprawl and complexity, Southern California presents tough challenges to anyone seeking to understand the region. But a group of USC professors is giving it a massive try, in hopes of improving life here and providing a model to other cities worldwide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1995 | NONA YATES
Southern California is fast becoming the crossroads and meeting place for the world. The significance of that development is being recognized at USC with the establishment of the Southern California Studies Center. The center, dubbed SC2 by campus officials, is an interdisciplinary organization that will use the Southern California area as a laboratory to study regional changes and patterns taking place here.
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March 7, 2001 | Stuart Silverstein
Researchers from USC and the Brookings Institution think tank will issue a report today urging Southern California community leaders to combat the problems of sprawl by developing coordinated regional growth policies. Among other things, the report calls for efforts to encourage home building and job creation in the region's aging communities, where many poor and low-income workers are concentrated.
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March 24, 2001 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) hosted a legislative hearing in Los Angeles on Friday to explore the state's role in promoting smart growth: how to curb sprawl and wisely develop neglected and often polluted urban pockets from downtown to South-Central.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1997 | NONA YATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Internet and the World Wide Web offer both new opportunities and challenges for learning about Los Angeles and its future. The advantages of existing Web sites are already clear. As other sites are more fully developed, with more information, better graphics and additional bells and whistles, these resources will become even more useful. Some Web pages provide basic demographic information, while others help the earnest student of Los Angeles peer into the crystal ball.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1997
The recent research of a UC Irvine assistant professor in the department of urban and regional planning sheds some interesting light on what has come to be known universally as NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) syndrome. For those of us who live and work in the suburbs, this is easily applicable to situations very close to home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2001
For years, the approach favored by slow-growthers in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere has been that if you don't build it, they won't come. That's the tactic being used, for example, in Burbank to control growth of the Burbank Airport. By blocking replacement of the cramped, 70-year-old terminal, airport opponents hope to keep passenger levels from soaring from 4.7 million last year to the 9.4 million passengers the Southern California Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County residents are among the healthiest people in Southern California, according to a USC study released Thursday. Local residents are less likely than residents in other counties to give birth to sick babies, die of cancer-related or heart diseases or fall victim to homicide, the study said. Ventura County also ranks among the lowest in cases of sexually transmitted and other infectious diseases.
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December 10, 1996 | TOM PLATE, Times columnist Tom Plate also teaches in UCLA's policy studies and communication studies programs. E-mail: tplate@ucla.edu
Why, at first, am I reluctant to whine about the president's choices for the top State and Defense jobs? For one thing, the former is a woman who is poised to become the first female Secretary of State; one fears the searing brand of "sexist." And the latter is a Republican, so readers might stereotype your happily nonpartisan, nonsexist columnist as a Democrat.
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March 24, 1998 | SCOTT HARRIS
Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks first called in to confirm. Then he called in to cancel. That's too bad, because now the Cal State Northridge Center for Southern California Studies is scrambling for a substitute, someone who could explain police deployment practices that the Valleyistas love to hate. Yes, the LAPD needs a rep on this round table, right alongside William McCarley.
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