March 10, 1988
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has begun replacing more than 7,000 feet of water pipes in an area bordered by Bundy Drive, Walnut Lane and Texas and Westgate avenues. The new pipes will be between six and eight inches in diameter, contrasted with the four-inch pipes that have been in use in the area since 1924. The water district also plans to add six fire hydrants to the area.
April 9, 1992
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a $219,000 penalty against a West Los Angeles company for allegedly violating federal laws designed to protect the public and the environment from imported toxic chemicals. The EPA filed a civil complaint Monday against Western Star Color and Chemical, 6377 Drexel Ave.
September 20, 1990
A 19-year-old street gang member has been ordered jailed for five months after being convicted in connection with an Aug. 16 brawl at the West Los Angeles Courthouse between rival gangs. Alvino Moody of the Mid-City area was sentenced late last week after pleading no contest to one count of disturbing the peace. He was also found in violation of three terms of probation from previous convictions, according to Deputy City Atty. Peter Shutan, one of two prosecutors handling the case.
February 15, 1990
A committee of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission has approved a $100,000 grant for the West L.A. Veloway project, a plan to build an elevated bikeway to UCLA and Westwood Village. If the grant is approved by the full commission, as expected, it will be used to pay engineering costs for the six-lane bicycle freeway, said Ryan Snyder, executive director of the group spearheading the project. UCLA and the city transportation department have already committed $213,000.
May 28, 1992
Five University High School students will fly to Moscow next month for a nine-day study tour as winners in a competition that tested local teens' knowledge of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Alon Amitai, Nicklas Akers, Jeffeeu Twu, Zanja Yudell and Eun-Sook Kim were among 55 finalists in the Ambassadors to Europe Competition, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times in Education program and Lufthansa Airlines to promote knowledge of this rapidly changing part of the world.
January 30, 1986
Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky has asked the California Department of Transportation to study a proposal from the city to redesign a portion of Santa Monica Boulevard. From Wilshire Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard, the busy thoroughfare is divided into two segments. Each of these segments, known as "Big" and "Little" Santa Monica Boulevard, carries both eastbound and westbound traffic.
July 2, 1987
Members of the Carthay Circle Homeowners Assn., the TreePeople organization and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps will plant 100 trees along the median strips of San Vicente Boulevard and Carthay Circle on July 11. The $20,000 beautification project, which is being funded by donations from residents and corporations, was spurred by the construction of a 22-story office tower at 6500 Wilshire Blvd.
August 20, 1992
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved a plan to annex Westwood Park to the City of Los Angeles. The park, which is administered by the city, is on unincorporated county land. If the annexation is approved, the Los Angeles Police Department will handle law enforcement in the park. Currently, crime victims in the park must turn to the Sheriff's Department, whose nearest station is in West Hollywood.