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November 15, 1987 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Langley Powell is obsessed with graffiti. It is his enemy. He wants to see it eradicated forever, wiped from the part of the world he rules as general manager of the San Diego Trolley. If there is a quicker way to remove it, a better method of covering it, a more impregnable surface that can be applied to shelter walls and trolley cars, Powell will try it. At stake is the public image and ridership of a transit line that he claims is one of the cleanest in the country.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1987 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
Virtually assuring the construction of a bayside trolley line, the Board of Port Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending $10 million to help pay for the proposed $40-million line, which will service several of the Port District's largest tenants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1987 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Agreeing that waterfront lands will benefit from the proposed bayside trolley line, the Board of Port Commissioners on Tuesday took a first step toward helping to pay for the $40-million project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1987 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
State Sen. Alan Robbins was pleased with himself five weeks ago when he unveiled legislation aimed at simultaneously solving two transportation-related political problems. With more than a trace of triumph, the Van Nuys Democrat announced he would introduce a bill that would ban light-rail construction in North Hollywood and Van Nuys for a decade. The provision meets the demands of a bloc of clamorous North Hollywood constituents seeking to head off construction of a trolley line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1987 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Despite concerns over noise, air pollution and traffic problems downtown, the Metropolitan Transit Development Board moved ahead Thursday with plans for the proposed 1.4-mile Bayside Line by approving an environmental impact report on the project. The board also announced that it had received federal clearance to begin construction on a 5.5-mile extension of the East Line within the next four weeks.
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April 23, 1987 | CAROLINE LEMKE, Times Staff Writer
Wanted: Someone with strong knowledge of San Diego who can provide tourist information and bus schedules--and clean restrooms. That's what it will take to run an information-type booth in the new free toilets--the only public restroom downtown--expected to open early next month in the Civic Center complex. Under an obligation to replace downtown's only public restrooms, which were demolished in 1984 when Horton Plaza began reconstruction, Centre City Development Corp.
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March 13, 1987 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
UC San Diego Chancellor Richard Atkinson on Thursday successfully detoured a plan to route the San Diego Trolley through the university's La Jolla campus Thursday. After listening to his protests, Metropolitan Transit Development Board directors agreed to take a second look at an alignment adopted Jan. 8, which would have run the trolley through the UCSD campus, west of Interstate 5.
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February 10, 1987 | LAUREN BLAU, Times Staff Writer
The Newport Beach City Council voted 4 to 3 Monday night to approve an additional 1% hotel bed tax, effective April 1, and by the same vote approved an agreement calling for the city's Conference and Visitors Bureau to develop a study on the future of the Newport Trolley. The bureau had proposed a $100,000 plan under which the daily operation of the trolley, halted last month by a council vote, would be resumed with bureau and city funds.
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January 27, 1987 | LILY ENG, Times Staff Writer
Despite pleas from supporters to keep the Newport Trolley running, the Newport Beach City Council on Monday night voted to end its contract with the company that operates the trolley, four months before the agreement was scheduled to expire. In a 6-0 vote, the council decided to halt the Newport Trolley, operated by Arizona-based American Trolley Lines, on Saturday. American Trolley Lines agreed earlier to let the city out of its contract, which was to expire May 31.
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January 23, 1987 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
City hotel-motel tax funds will be used to finance a downtown trolley line along San Diego Bay under an agreement approved by regional transit directors Thursday. Unlike the South and East trolley lines, which have depended on state and federal funds supplemented by fare revenues, the newest extension to the trolley system will be built with borrowed city funds and expected contributions from adjacent property owners, transit officials said Thursday. The 1.
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