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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996
In a move to inform Inglewood residents about proposed expansion at Los Angeles International Airport and provide details about the residential soundproofing program, Assemblyman Curtis Tucker Jr. (D-Inglewood) will sponsor a town hall meeting today. The meeting will be held at Morningside School Auditorium at 10500 S. Yukon Ave. in Inglewood from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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NEWS
November 6, 2013 | By Michael McGough
Constitutional issues involving the separation of church and state are full of paradoxes, and Wednesday's argument in the Supreme Court over prayers at town meetings illuminated one of them. The justices were reviewing a federal appeals court's ruling that the town of Greece, N.Y., violated the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment by beginning most of its monthly meetings with explicitly Christian prayers, some of them very detailed theologically. A lawyer for two citizens who opposed the prayer - one a Jew, one an atheist - asked the court to rule that prayers at government meetings must be nonsectarian.
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NEWS
April 21, 1988
Suggestions for the future of Duarte, developed by 75 residents in a strategic planning process, will be presented at a town meeting Monday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1600 Huntington Drive. The project was designed to explore issues affecting the city and to plan for the next 20 years. Five task forces studied economic development; educational, cultural and recreational issues; health and medical services; municipal services and public safety, and environmental aesthetics.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Yelp Inc. was hoping to debunk misconceptions and ease business owners' concerns about the popular review website. Instead, many small-business owners at the company's town hall meeting in Hollywood on Tuesday slammed the site, venting their frustration at Yelp for aggressive advertising tactics and bogus reviews that they said hurt their businesses. "I have one-star reviews for my diner from people that have never walked into the place. They've never stepped foot, they've never tried the food, but they give me one-star reviews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1996 | NICK GREEN
What is being dubbed as a national town meeting to show that environmental protection and economic growth are not mutually exclusive will be held Monday in Port Hueneme. The Naval Construction Battalion Center will host participants from throughout the county at the satellite-connected workshop. The daylong seminar includes an interactive teleconference with an expert panel that includes Henry Cisneros, secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1997
U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) and House Budget Committee Chairman John R. Kasich (R-Ohio) will hold a town meeting Saturday to update the public on the latest proceedings of balancing the budget. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sequoia Conference Center, 7530 Orangethorpe Ave., in Buena Park. Information: (714) 992-8081.
NEWS
May 5, 1988
If a recently authorized study goes the way Mayor George Mirabel hopes, Bell may implement a citywide series of town meetings, a concept similar to the old New England style of local government. The City Council this week authorized city staff members to study the cost and the equipment needed to conduct a series of meetings in different locations in the city, said Denise Underwood, assistant city clerk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Preservationists trying to save the historic Fox Theater will hold a town meeting at 7 tonight at Plummer Auditorium. The Fullerton Historic Theater Foundation has raised $300,000 and the city has pledged $1.5 million to help the organization buy the 1920s-era downtown theater, which the owner has offered to sell for $3.3 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | BARBARA MURPHY
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will host a town meeting in Ventura on April 14 during a Senate recess. Boxer will meet with the public from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Ventura College Theater on Loma Vista Road. "Town meetings offer constituents a forum where they can bring their concerns and ideas to me directly and where we can openly discuss the important issues facing California," Boxer said. The senator has scheduled a second town meeting later in the day in Santa Barbara.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1992 | MARESA ARCHER
Officials at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace will hold a town meeting Thursday night to coincide with President Bush's speech accepting his party's nomination for reelection. Participants will be able to watch the speech on a big screen TV in the library's main theater. Afterward, a panel of political analysts will provide analysis, said library spokesman Kevin Cartwright. "We did this for the President's State of the Union address and it was a big success," he said.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Residents of Newtown, Conn., have approved spending $750,000 as a first step toward building a new elementary school to replace the one that was the scene of one of the nation's worst gun attacks on children. At a town meeting on Wednesday night, about 200 people approved spending the state funds on preparatory work toward building the new school on land where the former Sandy Hook Elementary School sits, abandoned since the massacre on Dec. 14. The town meeting lasted about seven minutes, and no one spoke against spending the money, according to the News-Times of Danbury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Dan Weikel and Rosanna Xia
Los Angeles International Airport's neighboring community and labor organizations are hosting a town hall Saturday in response to the L.A. City Council's approval this week of a $4.76-billion renovation project, which includes a controversial plan to move the northernmost runway closer to homes in Westchester and Playa del Rey. The town hall will “discuss the next steps towards addressing broken promises and the lack of accountability by...
NATIONAL
October 15, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
President Obama and Mitt Romney will go head-to-head Tuesday in their most challenging debate format: the town hall, where they will field questions from more than a dozen undecided voters sitting a few feet away as millions of Americans watch from home. Both men have held dozens of town halls with voters over the years, yet neither has sparkled in that setting. Each is cool and cerebral, often seeming more comfortable behind a lectern. The event in Hempstead, N.Y., moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will put them in a format tailored to produce interaction with voters, rather than heated exchanges with each other that fire up their supporters.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
This post has been corrected.  See note below for details. Jew Pond likely will not be Jew Pond much longer. Mont Vernon, N.H., voted Tuesday night to petition to have the moniker changed. It was not a unanimous vote. Feelings were mixed on the subject in the small New England town. "Here in New England, there's a lot of history and tradition," Rich Masters, health officer for Mont Vernon, told The Times on Wednesday, "and a lot of folks highly value that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2011 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
More than 100 prisoners, many shaved and tattooed, crowded into the hard pews of the Men's Central Jail chapel and craned their necks to get a good look at "The Man. " Sheriff Lee Baca, the top authority figure in Los Angeles County's troubled jail system, had summoned them for a rare town-hall-style meeting Saturday morning. The reason for the gathering? Allegations of abusive behavior on the part of jail guards and the disclosure of a federal law enforcement probe into Baca's jails.
SPORTS
June 27, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Executive Tim Leiweke, spearheading a drive to build a downtown NFL stadium, said AEG this week will present a revised financing plan to the city, one that calls for less money in bonds and contractually obligated revenue to cover them. Leiweke, speaking Monday night at a town hall meeting in Mar Vista, said the original request of $350 million in municipal bonds to relocate the West Hall of the Convention Center, where the proposed Farmers Field will sit, will be reduced to "the high $200 millions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993 | DAVE LESHER
Four Orange County Republican congressmen on Saturday will host a town meeting, during which they are likely to bash President Clinton's economic plan as well as hear from constituents about the job they are doing. The Orange County meeting is part of a nationwide series of forums that will be held by GOP House members Saturday. The town meetings are a vehicle for Republicans to campaign against the President's economic package and to promote a GOP alternative.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
Stacked up against the Academy Awards, city officials hope that a town meeting scheduled tonight isn't a box office flop. "It's a choice between Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino or Bob Breton," said Mission Viejo Mayor Robert D. Breton. "I hope it's not going to be a 'crying game.' " No gripe or concern will be too large or too small to be heard by city officials at Trabuco Hills High School, 27501 Cordova Road. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held in the school's Little Theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2011 | By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
Should government agencies pick up the meal costs when spouses of elected officials attend out-of-town meetings and conferences? A Southeast Los Angeles County water district did just that, to the tune of several thousand dollars. In explaining a policy change two years ago, a staffer for the Central Basin Municipal Water District wrote in an internal email that spouses "help bring a different atmosphere to the business discussions between directors and other guests. " The staffer acknowledged that the policy could result in "questioning by reporters and auditors on these types of reimbursements.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
It was the town hall meeting that was the talk of the town. President Obama held a one-hour live Internet chat from the Palo Alto headquarters of Facebook Inc. on Wednesday to stump for his plan to reduce the deficit. While it's too soon to tell whether his deficit-reduction plan will succeed, Obama's presence gave an immediate status boost to Facebook, which has risen from tiny start-up to potential market value of more than $50 billion in seven years. "It is significant as it is a reminder that Obama is our first cybergenic president in the same way Kennedy was our first telegenic president," said Paul Saffo, Silicon Valley futurist and managing director of foresight at Discern Analytics.
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