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February 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As city commissioners recently debated whether to award the lucrative Greek Theatre contract to House of Blues Concerts Inc., one of the firm's top lobbyists, Steven Afriat, listened in via speaker from the comfortable office of City Councilwoman Laura Chick, the firm's chief council backer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As city commissioners recently debated whether to award the lucrative Greek Theatre contract to House of Blues Concerts Inc., one of the firm's top lobbyists, Steven Afriat, listened in via speaker from the comfortable office of City Councilwoman Laura Chick, the firm's chief council backer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998
Supporters of an effort to recall Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Hernandez failed to collect enough signatures needed by a Thursday deadline, city officials said. The recall attempt was the second one launched after the councilman was arrested last summer on a felony cocaine charge. Hernandez, who has admitted addictions to alcohol and cocaine, was placed in a court-ordered drug diversion program and is attending regular recovery meetings.
OPINION
September 21, 2003
In "New Curbs on Strip Club OKd" (Sept. 17), Steve Afriat, a lobbyist who represents many of the Los Angeles club owners, stated, "Basically, the council is bowing to the morality agenda of certain homeowners." Certain homeowners? Is that a threat or scapegoating? Or is Afriat simply telling us that we should bow to his morality? The City Council passed an ordinance to regulate the adult entertainment business 13 to zip. Those council members represent thousands of constituents: voters.
OPINION
January 3, 2009
Re "Saying goodbye to a Valley institution," Dec. 28 Even I, who distanced myself from Sherman Oaks, know there are some sacred places in the Valley. The Sportsmen's Lodge is one of them. The old must make room for the new, but the closing of this Valley landmark, slated for "refurbishment" by Malibu developer Richard Weintraub, hits especially hard. Little comfort comes from Weintraub's lobbyist representative, Steve Afriat, who says that "the only history that's going away is the run-down operation that's been there for the last 10 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The good news is that after more than a year with only one veterinarian to care for the 74,000 animals that come through Los Angeles shelters each year, the Animal Regulation Department hired a second vet last week. The bad news is that he quit the next day. "He was really not here long enough for me to get used to," said Dena Mangiamele, the department's lone vet. "What are you going to do?" Mangiamele said that Grover H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1999
The City Council took the first steps Tuesday toward helping developers of the so-called Cornfield Project win a $10.5-million federal loan for the abandoned railroad property that once was considered a possible site for a new sports arena. The developer, Majestic Realty Co., owned by Ed Roski Jr., who built the new Staples Center downtown, is attempting to build an industrial park on the 50 acres near Dodger Stadium.
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August 7, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Tuesday asked for the removal from the city Animal Regulation Commission of a Tarzana man who was involved in an embarrassing bottle-throwing incident at a public hearing--as the intended target of the bottle. A Riordan spokeswoman said the mayor asked the council to remove Commissioner Russ Cook from the panel because it would "be in the best interest of the commission" and would improve the "spirit of cooperation" in the department.
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March 14, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High-ranking city, police and fire officials gathered in North Hollywood on Wednesday to celebrate the passage of Proposition Q, a $600-million bond measure to upgrade emergency facilities. The general-obligation bond will pay for the replacement of the city's emergency operations center and four aging police stations. It also will pay for two new stations--in the Valley and Mid-Wilshire--two bomb squad facilities and a downtown jail, as well as for repairs at other police and fire stations.
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April 1, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Woo's reelection campaign has mailed out 2,000 copies of what appears to be a letter of endorsement by the Studio City Residents Assn. even though the group is not supporting him. The letter was printed under the group's letterhead and over the signature of its president, Polly Ward. After Ward complained Friday, the campaign agreed to send retractions to the recipients.
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July 3, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN
Gini Barrett, president of the Los Angeles Animal Regulation Commission, said Tuesday that she has stepped down from her post to head a task force aimed at reducing the population of unwanted pets in the city. Barrett, a Sylmar resident and senior vice president of the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers, said she will remain a member of the commission while she forms and leads the task force. As president, she said she did not have time to concentrate on the problem.
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