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May 13, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since World War II, a forbidding swath of eastern Wilmington has been known as the Third World: a grimy and tough square mile of junkyards, sulfur piles, dirt roads, goat herds and rooster coops. Framed by two oil refineries, a murky channel and the Terminal Island Freeway, the surreal landscape has existed as a stronghold of car strippers, drug dealers and prostitutes, some of whom operate out of wrecked cars on nameless dirt roads.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since World War II, a forbidding swath of eastern Wilmington has been known as the Third World: a grimy and tough square mile of junkyards, sulfur piles, dirt roads, goat herds and rooster coops. Framed by two oil refineries, a murky channel and the Terminal Island Freeway, the surreal landscape has existed as a stronghold of car strippers, drug dealers and prostitutes, some of whom operate out of wrecked cars on nameless dirt roads.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1988
A City of Los Angeles application for special state tax incentives for harbor-area businesses is among five finalists for three spots in a state program. If the city is successful, Wilmington and eastern San Pedro, including the waterfront, will be designated a state Employment and Economic Incentive Area. The designation carries a variety of tax benefits to new and expanding businesses in the area in an effort to create jobs.
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December 11, 2000 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wilmington's Banning Museum, once home to Phineas Banning, the mastermind behind the Los Angeles Harbor, is a nationally recognized historic site and the only real tourist attraction in the economically struggling port community. The four-story wood frame mansion is, by all accounts, the finest example of 19th century Greek revival architecture in Southern California.
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December 1, 1995 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite heated opposition from a group of Wilmington homeowners, the city Planning Commission approved Habitat for Humanity's plan Thursday to build 26 homes for low-income families on an abandoned railroad site. Habitat, the nonprofit housing provider, won approval to use the property for building 13 duplexes on a two-acre site between Young and Denni streets, although a group of neighbors say they would prefer to use the greenbelt for a park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2000 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wilmington's Banning Museum, once home to Phineas Banning, the mastermind behind the Los Angeles Harbor, is a nationally recognized historic site and the only real tourist attraction in the economically struggling port community. The four-story wood frame mansion is, by all accounts, the finest example of 19th century Greek revival architecture in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has blocked a Habitat for Humanity plan to build 13 duplexes for low-income families in Wilmington because issues of how the land should be used and who owns the property are unclear. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien ruled last week that ownership of the former railroad property and its history need to be clarified before the project can proceed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1990
Port of Los Angeles executive director Ezunial Burts advised a Wilmington citizens' advisory committee Tuesday to abandon plans to include the Heinz pet food cannery in a waterfront commercial and recreational development. Burts told the Wilmington Community Advisory Committee that continued pursuit of a project at the cannery could jeopardize the port's support for waterfront development projects at the foot of Avalon Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1997
Banning Park is home to one of the oldest houses in Wilmington, the Banning Residence Museum, built in 1864 by Gen. Phineas Banning. By 1999, it also will be home to a 10,000-square-foot senior citizens center with meeting rooms, craft rooms, offices, a stage and a kitchen. The Wilmington Senior Citizens Center is currently housed inside a 3,300-square-foot house on Avalon Boulevard, where space is at a premium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1997
Banning Park is home to one of the oldest houses in Wilmington, the Banning Residence Museum, built in 1864 by Gen. Phineas Banning. By 1999, it also will be home to a 10,000-square-foot senior citizens center with meeting rooms, craft rooms, offices, a stage and a kitchen. The Wilmington Senior Citizens Center is currently housed inside a 3,300-square-foot house on Avalon Boulevard, where space is at a premium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1996 | TRACY JOHNSON
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has blocked a Habitat for Humanity plan to build 13 duplexes for low-income families in Wilmington because issues of how the land should be used and who owns the property are unclear. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien ruled last week that ownership of the former railroad property and its history need to be clarified before the project can proceed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1995 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite heated opposition from a group of Wilmington homeowners, the city Planning Commission approved Habitat for Humanity's plan Thursday to build 26 homes for low-income families on an abandoned railroad site. Habitat, the nonprofit housing provider, won approval to use the property for building 13 duplexes on a two-acre site between Young and Denni streets, although a group of neighbors say they would prefer to use the greenbelt for a park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1990
Port of Los Angeles executive director Ezunial Burts advised a Wilmington citizens' advisory committee Tuesday to abandon plans to include the Heinz pet food cannery in a waterfront commercial and recreational development. Burts told the Wilmington Community Advisory Committee that continued pursuit of a project at the cannery could jeopardize the port's support for waterfront development projects at the foot of Avalon Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1988
A City of Los Angeles application for special state tax incentives for harbor-area businesses is among five finalists for three spots in a state program. If the city is successful, Wilmington and eastern San Pedro, including the waterfront, will be designated a state Employment and Economic Incentive Area. The designation carries a variety of tax benefits to new and expanding businesses in the area in an effort to create jobs.
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