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January 19, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein and Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writers
Who is the young man in the sports coat shown on a grainy videotape spilling mercury on a platform of the Red Line subway station at Pershing Square? When it happened on Dec. 22, officials quickly labeled it a harmless accident. But Thursday, officials acknowledged that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority botched its response, waiting eight hours after being told mercury was on the platform before clearing the station and cleaning up the spill.
January 23, 2005
Subway: A Friday editorial said that Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina was upset because a ballot measure sponsored by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky had prevented subways from being built in her district. Actually, a large portion of the existing Red Line subway is in Molina's district.
March 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
To cheers from anti-smoking activists, the county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to permanently ban smoking at two county-owned beaches. The action, proposed by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, outlawed lighting up at Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey and Topanga Beach, where smokers had been barred under a temporary ban last summer.
September 2, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman and Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Charles Sophy, medical director for Los Angeles County's beleaguered child welfare agency, carries two cellphones in his pocket. One BlackBerry tethers him to his county job, where he is responsible for the mental health needs of nearly 20,000 foster children. The second — kept in a plastic case adorned with images of dollar bills — is reserved for his Beverly Hills-based private psychiatric practice, where his patients have included Paris Hilton, and for scheduling appearances on television interview and reality shows.
January 16, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Facing overwhelming opposition to a proposed parcel fee to clean up storm water pollution, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors deferred a vote to place it on the ballot. The proposed fee would be levied on all property owners within the county's flood control district, raising an estimated $290 million a year to help cities and the county deal with widespread water quality issues stemming from polluted storm water and urban runoff - and the resulting threat of fines and litigation.
August 22, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lobbyists would face tougher penalties for violating advocacy rules, including stiffer fines and longer suspensions, under proposed changes presented to the county Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Gloria Molina asked that lobbyists who file reports late be charged increasingly larger fines for every 10 days past a deadline. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky asked staffers to see if registration fees need to be changed.
March 9, 1996 | TIM MAY
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will give an update on the county's budget status and related financial issues Monday at a community meeting sponsored by the Olive View Neighborhood Watch. Yaroslavsky will also address local concerns at the public meeting, including the status of El Cariso Park and services at Olive View/UCLA Medical Center. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Sylmar Community Church, 13901 Polk St.
June 2, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky wants to ban smoking at the county's 144 parks and 17 golf courses in "an effort to safeguard the public from potential exposure to secondhand smoke." The supervisor plans to ask county officials today to draft a law enacting the ban and to return to the board for a vote within three months. -- Molly Hennessy-Fiske
February 16, 2005
LOS ANGELES The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to contribute toward the $35-million purchase of land in the Santa Monica Mountains owned by Soka University. The county will provide $550,000 that was allocated for parks and open space projects in Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's Westside district to help buy the 588-acre site. The rest of the money will come from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, private contributors, other municipalities and the state.
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