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Construction is halted on disputed Runyon Canyon basketball court

Construction is halted on disputed Runyon Canyon basketball court
latimes.com — Some Runyon Canyon Park regulars said they were particularly angry that the city had approved a basketball court partway up a trail. Others found the corporate logo to be displayed on that court especially offensive.

Construction of donated basketball court at Runyon Canyon Park halted

Construction of donated basketball court at Runyon Canyon Park halted
latimes.com — Construction of a controversial basketball court at Runyon Canyon Park will be halted, according to Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu. The Department of Recreation and Parks also agreed to Ryu's proposal "to have the Board of Recreation and Parks commissioners reconsider its prior approval of this project," Ryu said in a statement.

Santa Monica, awaiting the Expo Line's launch, re-imagines itself as a model of mobility

Santa Monica, awaiting the Expo Line's launch, re-imagines itself as a model of mobility
latimes.com — Each day, about 80,000 people travel to Santa Monica for work. At the same time, about 45,000 Santa Monica residents head to jobs outside the city. Most drive solo, often on jammed freeways.

Runyon Canyon neighbors file lawsuit to stop construction of basketball court

Runyon Canyon neighbors file lawsuit to stop construction of basketball court
latimes.com — Neighbors of Runyon Canyon Park filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court this week, seeking to halt construction of a basketball court at the popular recreation area.

Kobe Bryant: A Wonder Of Nurture He's A Basketball Prodigy. His Greatest Asset Just Might Be His Family.

articles.philly.com — He'd say, `Mom, feel my neck. I'm sweating,' '' recalled his mother, Pam Bryant. ``He was always playing and mimicking his dad. ``And he'd tell me, even then: `Mom, I'm going to play in the NBA.'

Kobe Bryant Bound For Nba At 17, He Seeks `Great Challenge'

articles.philly.com — Hi, I'm Kobe Bryant,'' he said. ``And I've decided to take my talent to, uhhh . . .'' Then the 6-foot-6 senior with black sunglasses atop his shaved-smooth head rubbed his slightly whiskered chin, pretended to ponder, savored the moment, smiled, and said: ``Well, I have decided to skip college and take my talent to the NBA.'' Moments later, tape recorders and microphones swarmed so thickly around him that Bryant could barely move an inch for the next hour.

Beverly Hills' renovated Electric Fountain makes a splash

Beverly Hills' renovated Electric Fountain makes a splash
latimes.com — In June 1931, a grand fountain was installed in Beverly Hills that, according to news reports, led thousands to stop their cars and gape. Officers were stationed nearby to sort out the ensuing traffic snarls. Back then the location, at Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards, hardly was as built up and busy as it is today.

Meet the man behind the idea for a branded basketball court at Runyon Canyon Park

Meet the man behind the idea for a branded basketball court at Runyon Canyon Park
latimes.com — Thirty-five thousand people come to Runyon Canyon Park each week. Neima Khaila says he is just one of them. The 28-year-old chief executive of Pink Dolphin, a Los Angeles company that sells limited-edition street wear, hikes or runs the park's trails three or four times a week. "It's beautiful.

Runyon Canyon Park users furious over plan for branded basketball court

Runyon Canyon Park users furious over plan for branded basketball court
latimes.com — Regulars to Runyon Canyon Park got plenty of warning about the pipe replacement work that has shut the park down for four months. But it was only in recent weeks that they learned about another planned project associated with the closure: the construction of a corporate-branded basketball court partway up a hiking trail.

Getting in one last hike before Runyon Canyon closes Friday

Getting in one last hike before Runyon Canyon closes Friday
latimes.com — Runyon Canyon closes Friday for four months, and Angelenos are coming out for one last hike. Officials say the closure will allow workers to replace an aging 6-inch water main that snakes through the canyon for roughly a mile. Copyright Β© 2016, Los Angeles Times
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