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January 1, 1990 | From United Press International
Adamson Cos. Argues in Malibu Cityhood Case: The Adamson Cos. in Malibu on Wednesday was made a formal party to a Los Angeles Superior Court suit that seeks to force the county Board of Supervisors to schedule a Malibu cityhood election. Judge Dzintra Janavs declined to order the county to immediately schedule an election and took the matter under submission. The supervisors want a sewer system that many Malibu residents believe would encourage unwanted development. The Adamson Cos.
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January 31, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appellate court has rejected a bid by the widow of the late Merritt Adamson to break up the assets of the wealthy real estate development company he headed and that is now controlled by his sisters. The decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal represents a further setback to Sharon Adamson in her effort to gain access to the one-third of the Adamson Cos.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1990
A trial in which heirs of the late Merritt Adamson were fighting for control of an $80-million family fortune that includes the Adamson Cos., ended abruptly this week after the judge ruled that Adamson's widow had not established the legal right to break up the company's assets. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Berg ordered that Sharon Adamson be notified before the firm engages in any transaction of more than $100,000, and temporarily barred sisters Sylvia R. A.
NEWS
November 18, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Malibu development company has cleared a key hurdle before the California Coastal Commission in its quest to build a luxury hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. By an 8-4 vote, the state panel, meeting in Marina del Rey, last week approved a grading and site preparation plan by the Adamson Cos. for a 27-acre site near Pepperdine University, where the firm wants to build the $65-million, 300-room hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989
A long-anticipated land deal that would have added a key section of Malibu Canyon to the state parks system has collapsed, officials said. The Adamson Cos., the firm that controls the real estate holdings of the pioneer family that once owned most of Malibu, recently rejected a $5.17-million offer made by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to buy 575 acres on the west side of Malibu Canyon Road above Pepperdine University. The land was to be added to Malibu Creek State Park.
NEWS
May 7, 1989 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
A long-anticipated land deal that would have placed a key section of Malibu Canyon under the state parks system has collapsed, leading to fear that the owner of the property may sell the parcel to a private developer. The Adamson Cos., the firm that controls the real estate holdings of the pioneer family that once owned most of Malibu, recently rejected a $5.17-million offer made by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to buy 575 acres on the west side of Malibu Canyon Road above Pepperdine University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for Malibu cityhood supporters, a judge on Wednesday ordered the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to stop delaying a long-sought incorporation election, clearing the way for the election to be held in June. Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs gave the supervisors until Feb. 27 to conclude a hearing on cityhood that the county officials had indefinitely postponed in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Malibu developer, racing to start building a luxury hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean before a new Malibu city government has a chance to block it, was dealt a severe blow Wednesday by the California Coastal Commission. The commission, meeting in this North Coast city, voted 7 to 4 to delay approval of a grading and site-preparation plan by the Adamson Cos. for a 27-acre site near Pepperdine University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1990
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a critical one-year permit extension for a proposed $60-million Malibu seaside hotel, giving the Adamson Companies another year to develop the project. "The people of Malibu were so besieged with so many projects that they chose not to oppose this one," Commissioner Madelyn Glickfeld said after the meeting.
NEWS
August 5, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six hundred miles from Los Angeles, the California Coastal Commission meets this week in the North Coast city of Eureka to decide the fate of large-scale development projects that could change the face and feel of Venice and Malibu. Local activists and even some Coastal Commission insiders complain about the expense and inconvenience of having issues of consuming local importance decided at a location that is as far from Los Angeles as Salt Lake City--and considerably harder to get to.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1990
A trial in which heirs of the late Merritt Adamson were fighting for control of an $80-million family fortune that includes the Adamson Cos., ended abruptly this week after the judge ruled that Adamson's widow had not established the legal right to break up the company's assets. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Berg ordered that Sharon Adamson be notified before the firm engages in any transaction of more than $100,000, and temporarily barred sisters Sylvia R. A.
NEWS
November 8, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court trial in which heirs of the late Merritt Adamson were fighting for control of an $80-million family fortune that includes the Adamson Cos., ended abruptly Wednesday after the judge ruled that Adamson's widow had not established the legal right to break up the company's assets. However, Superior Court Judge Michael Berg ordered that Sharon Adamson be notified before the firm engages in any transaction of more than $100,000, and temporarily barred sisters Sylvia R. A.
NEWS
November 4, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After four years of feuding, the embattled heirs of the late Merritt Adamson are set to confront each other in a Los Angeles courtroom this week in their struggle to control a $75-million family fortune. Lawyers for Sharon Adamson, whose husband headed the Adamson Cos.--one of Malibu's largest landowners--until his death in 1986, will try to convince a judge that Sylvia R. A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Malibu developer, racing to start building a luxury hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean before a new Malibu city government has a chance to block it, was dealt a severe blow Wednesday by the California Coastal Commission. The commission, meeting in this North Coast city, voted 7 to 4 to delay approval of a grading and site-preparation plan by the Adamson Cos. for a 27-acre site near Pepperdine University.
NEWS
August 5, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Six hundred miles from Los Angeles, the California Coastal Commission meets this week in the North Coast city of Eureka to decide the fate of large-scale development projects that could change the face and feel of Venice and Malibu. Local activists and even some Coastal Commission insiders complain about the expense and inconvenience of having issues of consuming local importance decided at a location that is as far from Los Angeles as Salt Lake City--and considerably harder to get to.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Adamson Cos. has announced it will join forces with the firm that owns the Hotel Bel-Air to develop and manage a luxury hotel the company has long wanted to build overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu. A company official hailed the agreement with the Sazale Corp., announced last week, as a "giant step toward ensuring that ours becomes a world-class hotel in Malibu." "We're extremely pleased to have them as partners," said Jay Hanan, director of real estate for the Adamson Cos.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Adamson Cos. has announced it will join forces with the firm that owns the Hotel Bel-Air to develop and manage a luxury hotel the company has long wanted to build overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu. A company official hailed the agreement with the Sazale Corp., announced last week, as a "giant step toward ensuring that ours becomes a world-class hotel in Malibu." "We're extremely pleased to have them as partners," said Jay Hanan, director of real estate for the Adamson Cos.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appellate court has rejected a bid by the widow of the late Merritt Adamson to break up the assets of the wealthy real estate development company he headed and that is now controlled by his sisters. The decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal represents a further setback to Sharon Adamson in her effort to gain access to the one-third of the Adamson Cos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1990
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a critical one-year permit extension for a proposed $60-million Malibu seaside hotel, giving the Adamson Companies another year to develop the project. "The people of Malibu were so besieged with so many projects that they chose not to oppose this one," Commissioner Madelyn Glickfeld said after the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for Malibu cityhood supporters, a judge on Wednesday ordered the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to stop delaying a long-sought incorporation election, clearing the way for the election to be held in June. Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs gave the supervisors until Feb. 27 to conclude a hearing on cityhood that the county officials had indefinitely postponed in November.
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