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June 22, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Joan Murphy did not hesitate when she saw a coyote with her neighbor's cat in its jaws. She chased the coyote down the street during pre-dawn hours last Friday, forcing it to abandon its prey. "I just started to scream at him. I figured I could scare him," said Murphy, the empathetic owner of two cats she keeps indoors at night in her University Park neighborhood.
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September 26, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) asked federal environmental officials Thursday to ensure the safety of a low-income South Los Angeles community where residents worry that their dizziness, headaches and nosebleeds may be linked to noxious odors from an urban oil field. In a terse letter, Boxer asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to "immediately address these unacceptable situations using all available and appropriate authorities. " Boxer requested a response by Monday describing the steps that the EPA will take to address the chemical smells, which waft through the University Park neighborhood from an oil-pumping operation on land Allenco Energy Co. leases from the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Council members this week approved a zoning change to allow construction of 16 large homes in the city's oldest community, despite objections by some residents that the development will be out of character with the neighborhood. Since the founding of the University Park neighborhood in 1972, residents have been assured that a 3.3-acre lot at University Drive and Yale Avenue would be a church site. The property was sold by Irvine Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Council members this week approved a zoning change to allow construction of 16 large homes in the city's oldest community, despite objections by some residents that the development will be out of character with the neighborhood. Since the founding of the University Park neighborhood in 1972, residents have been assured that a 3.3-acre lot at University Drive and Yale Avenue would be a church site. The property was sold by Irvine Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) asked federal environmental officials Thursday to ensure the safety of a low-income South Los Angeles community where residents worry that their dizziness, headaches and nosebleeds may be linked to noxious odors from an urban oil field. In a terse letter, Boxer asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to "immediately address these unacceptable situations using all available and appropriate authorities. " Boxer requested a response by Monday describing the steps that the EPA will take to address the chemical smells, which waft through the University Park neighborhood from an oil-pumping operation on land Allenco Energy Co. leases from the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1987
Three teen-agers were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shattering 30 car windows in the city's University Park neighborhood with BB and pellet guns, police said. The juveniles, two aged 17 and the other 15, were arrested minutes after midnight, Lt. Albert Muir said. An 18-year-old in the same car was held for questioning and then released.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
Plans for a combination gas station, tuneup shop and carwash were scrubbed by the City Council on Tuesday night after nearly 75 residents packed council chambers in protest. Developer Joel Burnstine maintained his project's design would actually reduce the amount of noise and nighttime light to neighbors of the 1.7-acre lot on the southwest corner of Michelson and Culver drives. There is now a gas station at the site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes. Then Uriarte's 9-year-old daughter and other children in the University Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles began suffering from recurring nosebleeds and respiratory ailments. After a little sleuthing, Uriarte and others traced the smell to property shielded from the neighborhood by a 12-foot-high, ivy-covered wall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1998
Re "State Must Rein In MTA, Official Says," June 23: I ride the bus to work, so for me it's no surprise that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been neglecting the bus service in favor of its rail projects. I have to take three buses, and it takes me two hours to get from the Highland Park area to the University Park neighborhood. Even during the rush hour I typically have to wait 20-30 minutes to transfer between buses. On top of this, the buses and bus stops are filthy and graffitied, most of the drivers are surly, and half the time the wheelchair lifts don't work.
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June 12, 2013 | Paresh Dave
USC's newest structure, the Interactive Media Building, features all the design elements of modern offices housing tech start-ups -- and some added perks. The three-story, 60,250-square-foot facility, to be opened publicly Wednesday, has the adjustable furniture, the open ceilings and the emphasis on collaborative spaces. But it also mixes the next generation of media and gaming into the labs and other rooms. Throughout the building, part of the School of Cinematic Arts, students will find Microsoft Kinect motion sensors, Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, pairs of 3-D glasses and touch-screen monitors for apps and games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Joan Murphy did not hesitate when she saw a coyote with her neighbor's cat in its jaws. She chased the coyote down the street during pre-dawn hours last Friday, forcing it to abandon its prey. "I just started to scream at him. I figured I could scare him," said Murphy, the empathetic owner of two cats she keeps indoors at night in her University Park neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
Air quality regulators say that an urban oil field blamed for chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a South Los Angeles neighborhood is modifying its operations to prevent leaks and upgrade air pollution controls. Allenco Energy Co., which voluntarily suspended operations Nov. 22 at the request of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), plans to inspect and repair tanks, remove an open-air drain and sump from service, and upgrade air pollution control systems, South Coast Air Quality Management District officials said.
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November 22, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
Operators of a controversial urban oil field in South Los Angeles voluntarily agreed Friday to halt operations pending completion of investigations prompted by complaints from neighbors, who blame noxious vapors for persistent respiratory ailments, headaches and nosebleeds. The move comes a few weeks after U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) urged Allenco Energy Co. to suspend oil production in the University Park neighborhood, half a mile north of USC, "until the experts tell us it is safe for our most vulnerable populations.
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