July 12, 1992 |
Attorneys for a proposed development in Encinal Canyon have accused the city of Malibu and the California Coastal Commission of stalling for time to craft a legal settlement that would doom the embattled project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1990 |
An appellate court has reversed a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Dickran Tevrizian that imposed $611,000 in sanctions against two Thousand Oaks lawyers for filing what he called a frivolous lawsuit. In a decision written by Judge J. Clifford Wallace, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Tevrizian's ruling after finding that "the district court abused its discretion in imposing sanctions" on lawyers Theresa A. Hooks and Shelby H. Moore Jr. The ruling was issued Sept. 28.
January 14, 1990
Sales will begin early this year on the final two new home neighborhoods to be developed in the 481-acre Gordon Ranch Anden Group community in the Chino Hills area of San Bernardino County. The developments--Costain Knolls at Gordon Ranch and Seville by Pacific Gateway Homes at Gordon Ranch--are being developed on land purchased jointly by Costain Homes of Newport Beach and Pacific Gateway Homes of Irvine.
March 27, 1988 |
Twenty-four California-based housing producers made the list of the nation's top 100 builders published in the March issue of Professional Builder magazine. The highest-ranked California builder--based on housing starts in 1987--was Kaufman & Broad Homes Corp., Los Angeles, in 12th place, with 5,200 starts. Following closely, in 13th place with 5,055 starts, was William Lyon Co., Newport Beach. Nationally, the largest producer was Trammell Crow Residential Cos.
April 15, 1990
Carl D. Covitz, chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, will be the keynote speaker at two residential real estate conferences scheduled for next month. The all-day sessions, approved for nine hours of Department of Real Estate (DRE) continuing education credit, and presented by Martin and Barbara Stolzoff, will be held May 14 at the Regency Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, and May 16 at the Hyatt Regency Alicante in Garden Grove.
June 18, 1992 |
Unleashing a torrent of anger from the developer and a wave of optimism from Malibu officials, the California Coastal Commission has rescinded its approval of a controversial development in Encinal Canyon, voting in closed session to rehear the project. The surprise 6-4 decision, rendered late last week by the commission during a closed meeting in San Diego, has sparked accusations of dirty politics and threats of retribution from an attorney representing the project.
July 5, 1987 |
Three Dallas-based builders--Lincoln Property Co., Centex Corp. and Trammell Crow Residential Cos.--ranked as the largest home builders in the nation, but California still has more than three times as many "housing giants" as Texas, according to Professional Builder magazine. The 20th annual report of the nation's 400 largest builders, published in the July issue of the trade journal, shows that California has 115 firms on the list of "giants," with Newport Beach-based William Lyon Co.
June 14, 1992
* AZUSA: Phase Two-B of Citrus Cove, 9 of 37 detached homes; $245,990-$267,990; 3-4 bedrooms; 2 1/2 baths; 2,134-2,312 square feet; monthly homeowners fee, $133; common pool, spa; gated community; developer, Lewis Homes of California; move-ins, November; open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., except Mondays, noon to 6 p.m., at 851 E. Foothill Blvd., reached from the Citrus Avenue north exit of the Foothill (210) Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1992 |
After a cliffhanger debate, the Santa Clarita City Council narrowly approved a tough hillside preservation ordinance opposed by developers. The council late Tuesday also unanimously rejected a developer's request to exempt a 1,000-acre parcel from a slow-growth measure on the April ballot. The votes are the latest sign of the city's increasingly cool attitude toward developers since the growth-control proposition, Measure A, was proposed more than a year ago by a citizens group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1992 |
Developers would have to pay additional fees of up to about $4,000 per housing unit under a proposal by the cash-strapped city of Santa Clarita this week to help raise money for new roads, parks and other improvements. Builders reacted angrily Tuesday to the proposed fee increase, saying it would force them to raise the price of housing in a recessionary economy.