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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1996
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to honor slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by naming the Studio City intersection of Lankershim and Ventura boulevards after him. At the request of Councilman Joel Wachs, the council agreed to name the much-traveled intersection Yitzhak Rabin Square. Wachs proposed the measure soon after the Nobel Peace Prize winner was assassinated Nov. 4. "I am very thankful to my fellow council members for approving my request," Wachs said after the vote.
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NEWS
June 7, 2013 | Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times
As part of the 2013 National Homeland Security Conference, a team of LAPD officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau demonstrated a "response to a weapons of mass destruction device" in the streets of downtown Los Angeles. ALSO: Four small, early morning earthquakes shake South Bay Police find evidence linked to homicide in La Brea Tar Pits Why is San Onofre nuclear plant closing? How much will this cost?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1991
Someday the Soviet Union, where he foreshadowed a freer future, may name some place like Palace Square in St. Petersburg for dissident Andrei Sakharov, but until they get around to it, a Studio City intersection will fill the gap. A sidewalk ceremony was held Thursday at Laurel Canyon and Ventura boulevards, marked by moments of jubilation and solemnity as Sakharov's wife, Yelena Bonner, urged about 100 Soviet emigres to remember her husband by seeking the freedom of oppressed people worldwide.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2012 | By Jason Kehe, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At exactly noon on Thursday, 30 pianists sitting at 30 colorful pianos scattered at public spaces throughout Los Angeles County will simultaneously break into the first prelude of Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier. " The so-called play-in will mark the Southern California debut of a globally oriented public art project called "Play Me, I'm Yours. " But the real fun won't begin until after the opening performances have finished. That's when the pianos - in locations that include L.A. Live and Monterey Park, USC and UCLA, as well as Santa Monica Pier and Old Pasadena - become available to the public, for anyone and everyone to play 24 hours a day for the next three weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harvey Melamed has driven Topanga Canyon Boulevard from his home in Woodland Hills to work in Simi Valley for five years and every year, he says, the potholes have sunk deeper and the pavement has run rougher. The pitted road wore away at his shock absorbers and his tolerance. Finally, Melamed became so enraged that he called Los Angeles city officials to ask that the road be repaired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
Leah Rabin is expected Sunday at a ceremony to dedicate a local intersection after her husband, slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the Campo de Cahuenga memorial museum, according to Gail Koretz, spokeswoman for City Councilman Joel Wachs, who proposed renaming the intersection as a tribute to the late leader.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1994
The 184th anniversary of Mexican Independence Day will be marked with a variety of celebrations this weekend, including various festivities at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park. Today, city workers will begin closing off Los Angeles Street between Arcadia and Alameda streets at 5 a.m., Main Street between Arcadia Street and Cesar Chavez Boulevard at 6 p.m. and New High Street at its intersection with Spring Street at 8 p.m. These streets will reopened at 6 a.m. Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC
The first 100 or so of a planned 390 drought- and smog-resistant pine trees were planted along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles on Friday to honor the late civil rights leader and to beautify the area as part of the city's continuing "urban reforestation" project. "Our challenge to this community and this city today is to join us in realizing our dream of King Boulevard as a living memorial to the life and work of Dr.
NEWS
January 20, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, African American comedians have joked that the most Godforsaken streets in the United States are those named after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Indeed, there is a certain tension between King's dream of a colorblind nation and life on Los Angeles' King Boulevard. The street is seven miles of contradictions. It begins in South-Central L.A. with two lanes at a communal vegetable garden where Latinos and African Americans till their plots side by side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1996 | TIM MAY
The city this week unveiled a new street sign renaming a section of 1st Street inside the city's limits to Frank Modugno Drive, in honor of the late civic leader. The city changed the name of the portion of the street that stretches northwest from Hubbard Avenue to the San Fernando / Sylmar MetroLink Station. The City Council voted last June to rename the section of street, following a similar motion made by the Los Angeles City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2011 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
A feud between Los Angeles officials and business owners on downtown's historic Olvera Street appears headed for a resolution after the City Council moved unanimously Tuesday to approve a negotiated rent increase. The deal calls for rents on Olvera Street — a city-controlled venue highlighting Mexican American food and culture — to rise in steps, edging toward market level in five years. It also ensures that Olvera Street businesses, most of which have been operating on month-to-month leases since the mid-1990s, can continue operating for as long as 40 years.
IMAGE
February 27, 2011 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Since closing his cult-favorite L.A. fashion boutique, Lo-Fi, in 2007, fashion designer, vintage apparel dealer and DJ Kelly Cole has been relatively content spinning records at trendy watering holes and selling clothing to top-flight stores, including American Rag Cie, Barneys New York and Confederacy. But gradually, the naturally social Cole began feeling like a lone wolf. "I started to miss people," he explained. "I deal with people in my DJ life, but at night it's a whole different rhythm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2010 | By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
The Mexican flag is back on the streets of Los Angeles after several years of political exile. Four years ago, Miguel Haro was among half a million people who marched for immigrant rights in downtown L.A. At the urging of organizers and Spanish-language disc jockeys, he left his Mexican flag at home and waved an American flag instead. Concerned that the Mexican flag carried the wrong message, Mexican American political leaders and other activists launched a largely successful effort to have people at public events, particularly protest marches, wave the American flag, believing it to be a better symbol for their case.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2009 | Susan Salter Reynolds
I Am Everyone I Meet Random Encounters on the Streets of Los Angeles James P. White Tabloid Books: 134 pp. paper Growing up in New York City, we were taught not to look people in the eye -- they would certainly follow you home and murder you. Mothers the world over teach their children the same sad lesson. In this collection of brief encounters with strangers on the streets of Los Angeles, James P. White proves the poverty of that legacy.
OPINION
December 14, 2008
Part of Los Angeles is run, according to allegations in a lawsuit filed Monday, by a man locked up in federal prison in Florence, Colo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 2008
(BEGIN TEXT OF INFOBOX) -- Taking the tour This year's route will give participants a tour of some of the city's landmarks and highlights. Hollywood Bowl Soon after the start near Universal City, runners will head downhill past the Hollywood Bowl. -- Hollywood & Highland At Hollywood & Highland Center, site of the Academy Awards ceremonies, Walk of Fame regulars such as Darth Vader, Superman and Elmo pose for pictures with tourists. -- Hancock Park South of Melrose Avenue, the route passes through a residential area of tree-lined streets and lovely old homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The controversial church that claims Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Priscilla Presley as members now can lay claim to a public street as well, with Tuesday's vote by the Los Angeles City Council to rename a one-block stretch of Berendo Street in Hollywood after L. Ron Hubbard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1997 | MAKI BECKER
For years, the residents of the Nickerson Gardens housing project in Watts complained about the terrible condition of their streets. "On 115th Street, there was a pothole so big a child could stand in it and you couldn't see him," said Nora King, president of the Nickerson Gardens Resident Management Corp.
AUTOS
June 21, 2006
Gasoline Carriage Invented in Los Angeles. The Trial Trip Satisfies All the Maker's Most Sanguine Hopes of Success. Over Bad Roads or Hills. The First Journey Early on Sunday Morning. It carried enough gasoline to run from Los Angeles to San Francisco -- J. Philip Erie's Achievement.
NEWS
March 8, 2005 | D.J. WALDIE
I WALK EVERY DAY, RARELY FOR PLEASURE AND NEVER FOR EXERCISE AND without company or electronic media. I listen to what's in the air, not broadcast over it. It's not strenuous walking -- there are no switchbacks or streams to cross, just a simple sidewalk -- which makes the walking more like purposeful loafing at about three miles an hour. I walk because I cannot drive. My walking is a means to an end.
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