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October 2, 1994 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Crenshaw-based Founders National Bank has opened a new branch office in University Village just north of the USC campus, an area where banks are outnumbered by check-cashing stores. The new Founders office, acquired Sept. 9, is in the building formerly occupied by Western Federal Savings Bank, 3301 S. Hoover Ave.
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OPINION
October 30, 2012
The University of Southern California has not always been the best neighbor. In recent years, as the population of undergraduates from out of state has grown, students have overwhelmed the university's supply of campus housing and descended on the neighborhood, where opportunistic property owners jacked up rents that students could pay and displaced families that couldn't afford them. Now the university has a chance to repair some of the disruption it has caused, and, wisely, it is doing that.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
USC says it wants what many other big city universities have: an attractive, lively place next to campus for students and faculty to shop, dine, watch movies and just hang out. In what is described as the most ambitious construction project in South Los Angeles in a generation, the university plans to replace an outdated shopping center with a retail, cinema and hotel complex that would also include dorms for about 5,000 students. The $900-million project, just across West Jefferson Boulevard from USC's traditional northern boundary, is aimed partly at relieving pressure on private housing in the neighborhood, which has led to displacement of low-income families and conflicts over parking and student parties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2012 | Sandy Banks
It's the most ambitious construction project in South Los Angeles in decades: The University of Southern California plans to replace its ancient University Village shopping center on the edge of campus with a $900-million, multistory complex of stores, office buildings and dormitories. USC officials call the project an "economic engine" that will generate thousands of jobs, make the area around campus more attractive and provide enough student dormitory space to free up housing for neighborhood families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2012 | Sandy Banks
It's the most ambitious construction project in South Los Angeles in decades: The University of Southern California plans to replace its ancient University Village shopping center on the edge of campus with a $900-million, multistory complex of stores, office buildings and dormitories. USC officials call the project an "economic engine" that will generate thousands of jobs, make the area around campus more attractive and provide enough student dormitory space to free up housing for neighborhood families.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2000
Screening--The 1984 comedy "Ghostbusters" will screen tonight and Saturday at midnight at the University Village 3 as part of the theater's Late Shows series. The wrong movie was listed in the Revival and Repertory list of Thursday's Calendar Weekend.
OPINION
October 30, 2012
The University of Southern California has not always been the best neighbor. In recent years, as the population of undergraduates from out of state has grown, students have overwhelmed the university's supply of campus housing and descended on the neighborhood, where opportunistic property owners jacked up rents that students could pay and displaced families that couldn't afford them. Now the university has a chance to repair some of the disruption it has caused, and, wisely, it is doing that.
NEWS
July 4, 1985
In what may be a first, Cal Poly Pomona officials have announced plans for the construction of on-campus housing for 400 students, financed with $3.4 million in tax-exempt, multifamily revenue bonds issued by the city of Pomona. The university turned to the City Council after being turned down by state and federal funding sources. University officials said construction of University Village is the first project of its kind in the California State University system and possibly the state.
NEWS
March 21, 1993
I had a strange experience at a restaurant in University Village near USC. I purchased coffee and two hamburgers, planning to eat one there and take one home. While going to the counter to get a coffee refill, I left my market bag with my belongings at the booth. When I returned, my hamburger was gone. Three young girls told me that a woman stole my sandwich and pointed her out to me. She was sitting on a cement curb at the corner of the parking lot. I confronted the woman but she denied stealing the hamburger.
NEWS
November 29, 1987
Regarding "Those Who Stayed" by Gary Libman (Nov. 15) on South-Central Los Angeles residents: I live in this area, and I consider it the cultural center of the city. Let me tell you why. I can walk to the great University of Southern California, with all its outstanding programs and resources. The Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of Natural History, the Afro-American Museum and the IMAX theater with their outstanding programs and exhibits are also within walking distance--mine to enjoy as I will.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
USC says it wants what many other big city universities have: an attractive, lively place next to campus for students and faculty to shop, dine, watch movies and just hang out. In what is described as the most ambitious construction project in South Los Angeles in a generation, the university plans to replace an outdated shopping center with a retail, cinema and hotel complex that would also include dorms for about 5,000 students. The $900-million project, just across West Jefferson Boulevard from USC's traditional northern boundary, is aimed partly at relieving pressure on private housing in the neighborhood, which has led to displacement of low-income families and conflicts over parking and student parties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in the 1960s, when a redevelopment plan was used to reshape the neighborhoods near USC and allow for expansion of its campus, some opponents called the plan a land grab that was aimed at "Negro removal--not urban renewal." The remark still makes some associated with the university wince because it evokes a time when USC was seen as an elite enclave for rich kids in South-Central Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2000
Screening--The 1984 comedy "Ghostbusters" will screen tonight and Saturday at midnight at the University Village 3 as part of the theater's Late Shows series. The wrong movie was listed in the Revival and Repertory list of Thursday's Calendar Weekend.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Crenshaw-based Founders National Bank has opened a new branch office in University Village just north of the USC campus, an area where banks are outnumbered by check-cashing stores. The new Founders office, acquired Sept. 9, is in the building formerly occupied by Western Federal Savings Bank, 3301 S. Hoover Ave.
NEWS
March 21, 1993
I had a strange experience at a restaurant in University Village near USC. I purchased coffee and two hamburgers, planning to eat one there and take one home. While going to the counter to get a coffee refill, I left my market bag with my belongings at the booth. When I returned, my hamburger was gone. Three young girls told me that a woman stole my sandwich and pointed her out to me. She was sitting on a cement curb at the corner of the parking lot. I confronted the woman but she denied stealing the hamburger.
NEWS
November 29, 1987
Regarding "Those Who Stayed" by Gary Libman (Nov. 15) on South-Central Los Angeles residents: I live in this area, and I consider it the cultural center of the city. Let me tell you why. I can walk to the great University of Southern California, with all its outstanding programs and resources. The Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of Natural History, the Afro-American Museum and the IMAX theater with their outstanding programs and exhibits are also within walking distance--mine to enjoy as I will.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in the 1960s, when a redevelopment plan was used to reshape the neighborhoods near USC and allow for expansion of its campus, some opponents called the plan a land grab that was aimed at "Negro removal--not urban renewal." The remark still makes some associated with the university wince because it evokes a time when USC was seen as an elite enclave for rich kids in South-Central Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1999
USC acquired University Village Shopping Center, a 200,000-square-foot retail and office complex next to the university, for $25 million from L.A. University Village Inc., according to an announcement from USC. The center is on a 14.6-acre site bordered by Jefferson Boulevard, McClintock Avenue, 30th Street and Hoover Street, with parking for 685 cars.
NEWS
July 4, 1985
In what may be a first, Cal Poly Pomona officials have announced plans for the construction of on-campus housing for 400 students, financed with $3.4 million in tax-exempt, multifamily revenue bonds issued by the city of Pomona. The university turned to the City Council after being turned down by state and federal funding sources. University officials said construction of University Village is the first project of its kind in the California State University system and possibly the state.
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