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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?
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1997 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stretch of 82nd Street between Figueroa Street and Vermont Avenue in South-Central Los Angeles has the neglected look of many inner-city neighborhoods, but Thursday morning it got some unexpected attention. Under the surprised gaze of residents, a strike force made up of county and city agencies swept along the street, painting over graffiti and citing homeowners for health and safety violations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old-timers remember the name Garvanza. So do the artists who flocked to the neighborhood decades ago. But for the most part, the name of this hilly community in northeast Los Angeles has been lost to time and the steep arroyo roads. Now, more than 100 years after it was settled, Garvanza is back. After a yearlong campaign, neighbors at the north end of Highland Park have succeeded in getting the city to put up signs recognizing Garvanza, one of the first suburbs of 19th century Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Portions of Berkeley Road and California Avenue at UC Irvine soon will be renamed in honor of Jack Peltason, former university chancellor and retired president of the University of California system. Berkeley Road from Campus Drive to Bison Avenue will be renamed East Peltason Drive, and California Avenue from Bison Avenue to Bridge Road becomes West Peltason Drive. Bridge Road from California Avenue to Campus Drive also will be part of West Peltason.
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