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Citizens Organized for Smart Transit sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday over its Feb. 28 approval of an environmental review for a San Fernando Valley busway project. In its Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, COST seeks an order invalidating the approval of the busway environmental impact report.

The busway project would turn an unused right-of-way in the Valley into a dedicated busway from North Hollywood to Woodland Hills.

- City News Service

Israeli supporters in demonstration

WESTWOOD - A pro-Israel crowd of about 500 people demonstrated peacefully near the Federal Building in Westwood on Tuesday.

Carrying U.S. and Israeli flags and signs that read ``Stop Arafat's Carnage'' and ``We Stand With Israel,'' they lined Wilshire Boulevard, prompting honks of support from passing motorists.

- City News Service

West Valley Jail on agenda tonight

RESEDA - Councilman Dennis Zine and representatives of the Los Angeles Police Department will host a community meeting at 7 tonight to discuss the proposed closure of the West Valley Jail.

The meeting will be held at Marie Manoogian Elementary School, 6844 Oakdale St., Reseda.

Zine said he wants to get public input on the need for the jail and explore how its closure would affect police service.

- Daily News

Panel backs plan by Galpin Motors

A Los Angeles City Council committee recommended approval Tuesday of a major expansion of Galpin Motors in North Hills.

The expansion includes the addition of 57,000- and 48,000-square-foot sales and service areas, and a 60,000 square-foot three-level parking structure at 15505 Roscoe Blvd.

The council's Planning & Land Use Management committee recommended approval, with some minor adjustments to the property lines.

- Daily News

County to study link to Boys Town

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to investigate the feasibility of developing a pilot program with Boys Town Home in Nebraska to assist the county with ``high risk'' youths at the overpopulated MacLaren Children's Center in El Monte.

Girls and Boys Town is a nationally recognized leader in the field of treatment for troubled youths.

- Daily News

Donation benefits college's library

CAMARILLO - A former congressman has donated $1 million to the new library at California State University, Channel Islands, university officials said Tuesday.

Robert J. Lagomarsino, an Ojai resident and U.S. congressman from 1974 to 1993, and his wife, Norma, donated the funds to the new John Spoor Broome Library, set to open in 2005. The donation will be used to bolster archives and special collections, and host an annual lecture.

- Daily News

Driver, 18, held after fatal crash

RESEDA - An 18-year-old man suspected of driving a stolen car was arrested after a traffic collision in Reseda in which another motorist was fatally injured, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.

The crash occurred at 12:10 p.m. Sunday at Sherman Way and White Oak Avenue.

The suspect, Miguel Chavez, 18, of Los Angeles, was driving the stolen vehicle east on Sherman Way when it collided with a southbound car driven by 63-year-old Northridge resident Glenn Charles Peters, said Officer Gary Weller of the Los Angles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.

Peters was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he died of his injuries, Weller said.

- City News Service

Camarillo house opens to public

CAMARILLO - After more than a century as a private residence, the former home of Adolfo Camarillo, founder of the city of Camarillo, will open for public tours beginning today.

Free, docent-led tours of the Queen Anne-style Victorian house will be offered noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The home is located at 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. For information, call (805) 389-8182.

- Daily News

CSUN gets grant on Chavez legacy

NORTHRIDGE - California State University, Northridge, has received an $111,000 state grant to coordinate an array of health, historical and cultural events showcasing the life and legacy of late labor leader Cesar Chavez.

For more information about the Chavez events, call (818) 677-7395 or go to www.chavezday.ca.gov/ or www.geocities.com/cesarchavez02.

- Daily News

Gabrielian named to GCC vacancy

GLENDALE - Anita Quinonez Gabrielian, an executive at Pacific Bell, has been chosen to fill a seat on the Glendale Community College board left vacant by Mary Hamilton, who died Feb. 4.

Gabrielian was appointed Monday and would serve out Hamilton's term, which expires next April.

A former Glendale College Foundation board member, she has been involved with the Glendale Hispanic Business and Professional Organization and the Glendale YWCA.

- Daily News

Parents' Night Out to be held Friday

ENCINO - The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring a program for children called Parents' Night Out from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at the Encino Community Center.

The program, which includes games, arts and crafts, and other activities for children ages 5-10, costs $15 for the first child and $10 for each additional child from each family. People interested in this program should call the center at (818) 995-1690.

- Daily News
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