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May 24, 2001 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Must be a sign of the times. Must be that enough people have commented on how confusing it is to get from one district in downtown L.A. to the next. Problem solved, or at least it soon will be. Starting this fall, between 300 and 400 street signs will begin to be posted throughout a 350-square-block area downtown. The idea is to delineate and define separate districts as well as help pedestrians find their way within one district and visit another one. The "Downtown L.A.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 | MARVIN PETAL, Marvin Petal lives in Oxnard
Oxnard is about to hire a sign consultant. As near as I can make out, this is a person who gives (actually sells) expert advice on the design and deployment of street signs. It occurs to me that if the city is about to invest in new street signage, this would be a propitious time to change the names of some of the streets in Oxnard's urban core. The identity of Oxnard's Original Sign Consultant (OSC) is, mercifully, obscured in history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. Michael Walker is nuts about Los Angeles history, but that's not really his calling. "I'm an artist, not a historian," said the 48-year-old transplant from Little Rock, Ark. Nevertheless, Walker is in the midst of a three-year quest to learn as much as he can about the 78 streets in the City of the Angels that are named after saints and to honor them by creating pieces of art that tell the streets' history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Traffic Talk: Recently, the city paved the streets south of Rinaldi Street along Gothic Avenue and adjoining streets, such as Flanders Street and Monogram Avenue. I had assumed the city would continue on the north side because our streets have developed a lot of potholes and driving is getting really dreadful. Can you find out if the city is planning to pave our section and if so, how soon?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1999
They pop up all over: on utility poles, lampposts, trees, even on fire hydrants. Signs, illegal ones, announce garage sales and hot CDs, lost dogs and political candidacies and all manner of business ventures. In the process, they raise the ire of community activists set on eliminating blight. City code makes it illegal to affix a sign to city property without a permit. And a state law implemented last January raised the fine for an illegal posting to $1,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1998 | JENNIFER KNIGHT
Visitors won't see cold metal plaques greeting them as they enter Camarillo. Instead, they will now be given a warm welcome with a new Mediterranean-style sign. The city designed the nearly 8-foot sign to reflect the flavor of Camarillo and to impart a sense of civic pride. "We want to give people that are entering the city a real impression," said Steve Mitchell, assistant planner. "We are concerned about the appearance of our city."
REAL ESTATE
June 14, 1998
Writer Julie Bawden Davis should be informed that posting "eye-catching signs within a one-mile radius" of a garage sale site ("Cash in Your Clutter," May 24) is not only irresponsible but illegal as well, under state law and many municipal ordinances. Drive through any Southland neighborhood on any day and you're likely to see signs that were posted for sales held days, weeks and even months ago, cardboard signs tied up with string, plywood signs nailed to utility poles and living trees and gaudy eye-assaulting posters taped to street signs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
When Calabasas resident Angela Knox became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Martin Tanner, she decided to follow the tradition of finding something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue for her wedding. Then her mother, Gerta Knox, heard that the city of Calabasas was selling its old blue street signs and thought that would be the perfect gift. The Knox family has lived in the same house on Park Corona for all of Angela's 28 years.
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