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May 23, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
Sometimes, Mayor Tom Bradley just hates a good fight. An example of that is the battle between the school board and city government over the future of the old Ambassador Hotel site. It's a fight that is threatening to delay the construction of a badly needed high school in central Los Angeles and the revival of a fading but important commercial and residential area, the Mid-Wilshire District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
Sometimes, Mayor Tom Bradley just hates a good fight. An example of that is the battle between the school board and city government over the future of the old Ambassador Hotel site. It's a fight that is threatening to delay the construction of a badly needed high school in central Los Angeles and the revival of a fading but important commercial and residential area, the Mid-Wilshire District.
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January 18, 1990 | LEON WHITESON
When it comes to the fate of the famed Ambassador Hotel and the future of Wilshire Boulevard, mega-developer Donald Trump's New York money may talk loudly. But another voice--that of the UCLA-based Urban Innovations Group--already is having its considerable say in the contentious debate about the way Los Angeles should grapple with its growth.
NEWS
January 18, 1990 | LEON WHITESON
When it comes to the fate of the famed Ambassador Hotel and the future of Wilshire Boulevard, mega-developer Donald Trump's New York money may talk loudly. But another voice--that of the UCLA-based Urban Innovations Group--already is having its considerable say in the contentious debate about the way Los Angeles should grapple with its growth.
NEWS
October 22, 1992 | DIRK SUTRO
Irving Gill, San Diego's most significant modern architect, left a legacy of innovative buildings in San Diego and Los Angeles when he died in 1936. But while Gill's houses, apartments and public buildings in those two cities are his most famous, the last structures he designed are in Oceanside.
REAL ESTATE
February 9, 1986
The architectural team of Charles Moore/Urban Innovations Group, Los Angeles, and the Danielson Design Group of San Juan Capistrano were chosen winners of the national competition to design a new civic center for Oceanside. The team was selected from among five architects by an 11-member jury composed of architecture professionals and Oceanside community leaders.
NEWS
October 7, 1993
The Los Angeles City Council has approved funds for UCLA's Urban Innovations Group to buy a virtual-reality computer system that will enable planners to "see" neighborhood plans being drawn up for the Pico-Union district of Los Angeles. The motion to authorize the $175,000 purchase was made last week by Councilman Mike Hernandez, who represents Pico-Union, an area that was heavily damaged during last year's riots.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2004
Thank you for Nicolai Ouroussoff's "Grand Plans, Flawed Process" (April 4). Unfortunately, we've seen this all before and know where it's heading. I was an architecture graduate student at UCLA in the late '70s, working as an intern at the Urban Innovations Group (UIG), the "practice arm" of the school. The city was preparing for a major urban design effort on Grand Avenue and UIG was part of Maguire-Thomas' team. It was a visionary scheme in that it didn't rely on one architect or firm to try to design the entire program.
NEWS
October 17, 1993 | SCOTT SHIBUYA BROWN
The City Council has approved funds for a computer system that will enable planners and community members to "see" new neighborhood plans for Pico-Union and other areas of the city. The motion to authorize the $175,000 purchase was made by Councilman Mike Hernandez, who represents Pico-Union.
REAL ESTATE
March 16, 1986
Sam Hall Kaplan's March 2 column on Charles Moore's lecture at UCLA was a remarkable catalogue of misinformation. It begins by getting the name of the school wrong; the lecture was at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. It refers to Charles Moore as "late of UCLA." This will surprise many of his students and colleagues; Charles Moore continues to hold the position of adjunct professor at UCLA, and will teach two important courses here in spring. It tendentiously asserts that Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier never attended architecture school.
REAL ESTATE
December 4, 1988
The Southern California building industry's double-header third annual Real Estate and Economic Forecast Seminars are scheduled for Tuesday and Friday, in Los Angeles, at the Westin Bonaventure, and in Orange County, at the Anaheim Marriott, respectively. Sen. Jake Garn, ranking Republican member of the U.S. Senate's Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, will deliver the keynote address at the Tuesday session only. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. for both programs, which end at 5 p.m.
NEWS
May 1, 1990 | LEON WHITESON, Whiteson is a free-lance writer who covers architecture for The Times
Edgardo Contini, an architect, engineer and urban designer described by his colleagues as the conscience of the planning profession in Los Angeles, died Saturday of complications of cancer at his home in West Los Angeles. He was 76. Born in Ferrara, Italy, and trained at the University of Rome, Contini was first drafted into the Italian army but then was ousted under Benito Mussolini's "Racial Manifesto." Contini was a member of a prominent Jewish-Italian family.
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