May 7, 1992
The City Council on Tuesday approved spending up to $5,000 for a cooperative summer youth program with the Temple City Unified School District. Included will be: * Street hockey/in-line skates hockey at Longden Elementary School. * Opening the Temple City High School swimming pool for an additional three nights weekly, for a total of five. Volleyball and three six-week auto shop classes will also be offered at the high school. * Possibly a football program, at an undetermined location.
February 8, 1990
The Temple City Sheriff's Station is slated for a $7.4-million expansion that will nearly double its size and add a heliport, Supervisor Pete Schabarum has announced. To ease overcrowding at the 36-year-old station, where some employees work in trailers, the Board of Supervisors has approved a two-story addition plus a service building with a heliport. Noise from the helicopters will be minimal because the helipad will be used only during emergencies, Schabarum said.
October 31, 1985
The City Council has appointed Patrick Froehle to the seat formerly held by Jack Tyrell, who died Oct. 10 of cancer. Froehle, 39, who has lived in Temple City since 1969, has worked for the Los Angeles Police Department for 18 years. He also has served as chairman of the Planning Commission for two years. Although the council could have called a special election to replace Tyrell, the members chose to appoint Froehle in the interest of time, city spokeswoman Mary Wilford said.
December 20, 1990
Mayor Thomas Breazeal is suggesting that the city withdraw $400,000 from Bank of America in retaliation for a bank lawsuit that he said delayed a redevelopment project for six months. In the suit, settled in the city's favor last week, the bank had challenged Temple City officials' authority to take its building by eminent domain for a redevelopment project.
November 5, 1992
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend an almost year-old moratorium on construction of commercial buildings within the downtown specific plan study area for a second year. The 4-0 vote in favor of extending the ordinance through Nov. 18, 1993, was made with the expectation that a specific plan for the downtown area will be adopted and the moratorium lifted by early 1993. Councilwoman Mary L. Manning was absent.
March 19, 1992
Commuter trains are not welcome in Temple City, the City Council unanimously decided Tuesday. In response to a request by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission that the city help pay for a study of where to put a commuter rail line through the San Gabriel Valley, the council said it doesn't want to help pay for the study and doesn't want rail lines in the city at all. Council members said train stations would just cause problems, attracting transients and traffic.
February 25, 1988
There is very little graffiti in Temple City, and officials want to keep it that way. So the City Council has tentatively approved an ordinance making residents responsible for cleaning up graffiti on their property. Graffiti attracts more graffiti, said Steve Willkomm, the city's code enforcement officer. Since it is hard to catch the violator in the act, he said, it will be up to property owners to remove the graffiti within 10 days after the city issues a public nuisance notice.