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January 13, 1988 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Despite protests from slow-growth activists, the Orange County Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a development agreement for a 20,000-home planned community in the southern part of the county. The Laguna Greenbelt environmentalist group filed written objections to the planners' agreement authorizing the Aliso Viejo plan, contending that the accord is intended to circumvent the countywide slow-growth initiative that supporters are trying to get on the June ballot.
January 13, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that aimed at blocking the 20,000-unit Aliso Viejo planned community in south Orange County, officials said Thursday. Under terms of the settlement, to be presented to the Irvine City Council during a closed session Saturday morning, Laguna Greenbelt Inc.
If voters approve Measure A on Tuesday--and all indications are that they will--Aliso Viejo will become Orange County's 34th city, having grown in less than two decades from a few scattered houses in an unincorporated area to a booming community of 45,000. "It's time for us," said Carmen L. Vali, a leader in the cityhood campaign and one of 12 candidates for the first five-seat City Council. "We're big enough that we have the capability.
September 4, 1985 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A six-year battle by an environmental group to block development of the mammoth Aliso Viejo planned community in south Orange County came to an end Tuesday with an appellate court ruling upholding the project. Members of the Laguna Beach-based environmental group Village Laguna, which lost the ruling, said that they will not appeal. But they also said that they will continue to oppose the proposed San Joaquin Hills Freeway, which is essential to the Aliso Viejo development.
October 18, 1989 | G. JEANETTE AVENT
A tax to help pay for new schools in the Aliso Viejo community and a portion of Mission Viejo will be included in property tax bills for the area starting next year. The tax rate, set by the trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District this week, will range from $241 for a single-family, detached home less than 1,700 square feet, to $483 for a home between 2,400 and 3,499 square feet.
November 24, 1999 | (Times Staff and Wire Reports)
An Aliso Viejo telemarketer who bought two Rolls-Royces and evaded authorities for three weeks after bilking more than 500 investors of almost $5 million has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. Robert Louis Syrax, 57, also was ordered Monday to repay those he defrauded through his Gecko Holdings in Costa Mesa, which he promoted as an online gaming business about to go public.
November 21, 1997 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, E. Scott Reckard covers real estate for The Times
And then there's the sizzling south Orange County office market. Just how hot is it? Well, it's been a decade since G&L Realty Corp., a real estate investment trust focused on health-care properties, has built anything in California. But now it is about to do so in Aliso Viejo.
July 23, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
After a three-year search, the Museum of Natural History and Science has found a new interim site in an industrial park about a mile from its proposed permanent location in Aliso/Wood Canyons Regional Park. A former elementary school in Newport Beach that has served as the museum's home for five years will close July 31 in preparation for the move. Museum officials hope the new site, in the Koll Corporate Center in Aliso Viejo, will be open by late fall.
September 9, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
Trash and recyclables from about 6,600 households will be collected by a new automated system, starting next week. Solag Disposal Inc. started dropping off special containers Tuesday and expects to complete the distribution by Friday. Automated pickups will start Monday for about half the community and for the rest of Aliso Viejo by the following week. Under the program, customers get separate containers--one for trash and another for recyclables such as glass, aluminum, plastics and newspapers.
December 30, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The Museum of Natural History and Science, which for a brief time was the county's first and only natural science museum, is still without a home after closing its doors in May. The defunct museum, which was a two-story, 32,000-square-foot facility in Aliso Viejo, opened to robust business in December, 1990, drawing an average of 1,000 visitors per week.
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