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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authentic ethnic restaurants front the spotless sidewalk next to newsstands and card shops, dry cleaners and cobblers. A colorful supermarket is just down the way and airy new apartments overlook it all. People come from around the city to stroll and shop and catch a movie. This is not Westwood Village or Melrose Avenue or Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.
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NEWS
January 31, 1992 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The company that recently won a $4-million contract to supply innovative "SuperBuses" to Orange County was accused last year of skipping out on its rent, and some of its officers are being sued for fraud in unrelated business deals, court records here show. Orange County Transportation Authority officials say they were unaware that SuperBus Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1991
With billions of dollars worth of new transit operations to put in place in Southern California in coming decades, the region clearly needs a guiding force to make certain the job is done right. That means a long overdue merger of Los Angeles' two leading transit agencies. The Legislature has set a Jan. 1 deadline for the merger to take place. It has also set a most important guideline: strict accountability.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1991 | JAMES M. GOMEZ and JEFFREY PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the second time this month, a California Highway Patrol officer has stopped an overloaded Orange County Transit District bus and ordered riders to disembark. The action on Wednesday came just a day before the two agencies were to discuss a solution to the ongoing public service versus safety dispute. The bus--which left the Santa Ana Civic Center terminal at 6:34 a.m., heading for South County--was operating under dangerous conditions, CHP spokeswoman Angel Johnson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1991
The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a union challenge to the creation of a San Gabriel Valley experimental bus transportation zone. Officials of the West Covina-based Foothill Transit District say the decision clears the way for them to expand from seven to 14 lines. The court last week let stand a Court of Appeal ruling that in April upheld the district's formation in 1987 under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and 20 San Gabriel Valley cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1991
In another round of the battle of bus routes in the San Gabriel Valley, the state Court of Appeal has upheld the creation of the Foothill Transit District. In practical terms, the ruling will allow the Foothill, based in West Covina, to take over seven lines from the Southern California Rapid Transit District, Foothill officials said Thursday.
BOOKS
December 2, 1990 | Bret Easton Ellis, Ellis is the author of "Less Than Zero" and "The Rules of Attraction." A new novel, "American Psycho," will be published next year by Vintage.
The title novella and most of the stories in Susan Compo's debut collection, "Life After Death," take place in the Los Angeles of a recent past--the post-punk club scene of the early-to-mid-1980s--and true to period, most of the characters have names like Cruella, Orange, Vex, Pier, Skitz, PX, Brill, Sharlott, Miserable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1990 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
Orange County transportation officials on Monday established a new rail program office, to be headed by veteran transit planner Brian Pearson. The action came during a joint meeting of the Orange County Transit District board and the Orange County Transportation Commission, which are in the process of merging into one super agency. Pearson, 51, of Laguna Hills, is the transit district's director of development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1990 | ERIC BAILEY
Saying it would be akin to imprisoning them in their homes, a group of disabled and elderly people Monday protested a proposal before the Orange County Transit District Board to discontinue door-to-door dial-a-ride service on Saturdays. Although the board put off a decision until its June 18 meeting, several members said they want to keep the Saturday service and possibly even alter the program so more vans are available to the elderly and disabled. County Supervisor Roger R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors Friday endorsed a controversial plan to merge the county's two major transportation agencies, apparently clearing the way for easy passage of the plan by the state Legislature. The plan, which has been more than a year in the making, would merge the Orange County Transportation Commission with the Orange County Transit District.
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