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Delays on Chavez Ravine

August 11, 2009 |  8:00 am


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Aug. 11, 1959, Chavez Ravine Movement toward a new ballpark for the Dodgers kept slowing down.

City Atty. Roger Arnebergh wanted the City Council to wait before approving $2 million in street work for the area destined to be the Dodgers' new home in Chavez Ravine.

The whole matter was still in the hands of the Supreme Court so Arnebergh wanted the city to delay until there was a court decision or the Dodgers agreed to reimburse the city the cost of the work if the ballpark wasn't built.

Was he just being cautious or was he worried?

Meanwhile The Times ran a United Press International story out of Washington detailing another Chavez Ravine appeal filed with the Supreme Court that charged Los Angeles' efforts to lure the Dodgers were "too enthusiastic."

--Keith Thursby

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