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March 17, 1996 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three contractors are vying to build the X-33, a prototype for a reusable launch vehicle envisioned as a low-cost replacement for the space shuttle. The experimental, single-stage spacecraft would have a lightweight composite structure, reusable cryogenic tanks, and durable thermal protection systems--all capable of withstanding multiple launches and reentries. It would be about 100 feet long, and would be fueled by liquid hydrogen. NASA will select the winning X-33 design in June.
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February 12, 2001 | James Flanigan
After years of boom, bust and civil strife, the Antelope Valley is now on the path to economic development--with a lot of help from its friends. The valley, which includes the high desert cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, received Enterprise Zone status from the state in 1997. That enabled local communities to offer tax breaks and other incentives from the state, Los Angeles County and the city-owned Los Angeles World Airports authority to attract companies. The results so far are impressive.
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BUSINESS
February 12, 2001 | James Flanigan
After years of boom, bust and civil strife, the Antelope Valley is now on the path to economic development--with a lot of help from its friends. The valley, which includes the high desert cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, received Enterprise Zone status from the state in 1997. That enabled local communities to offer tax breaks and other incentives from the state, Los Angeles County and the city-owned Los Angeles World Airports authority to attract companies. The results so far are impressive.
NEWS
March 17, 1996 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three contractors are vying to build the X-33, a prototype for a reusable launch vehicle envisioned as a low-cost replacement for the space shuttle. The experimental, single-stage spacecraft would have a lightweight composite structure, reusable cryogenic tanks, and durable thermal protection systems--all capable of withstanding multiple launches and reentries. It would be about 100 feet long, and would be fueled by liquid hydrogen. NASA will select the winning X-33 design in June.
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April 28, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Antelope Valley doesn't want the San Fernando Valley's smog. It doesn't want the more populous valley's crime or crowding. And it doesn't want the jammed streets that come with life in the big city. But when the talk turns to jobs and business, now that's a different story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1989 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Representatives of the Antelope Valley's largest water provider and builders reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on proposed new water facility fees of up to several thousand dollars per new home built in the region. The agreement came only after months of negotiation. In the process, officials of the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency accepted the Building Industry Assn.'s demands to exempt certain projects and phase in the fees over three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1989 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, Times Staff Writer
As a result of three recent fires at Antelope Valley construction sites, Los Angeles County fire officials have warned builders and contractors that safety regulations at construction sites will be strictly enforced and violators will be cited. The crackdown, announced this week by Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman, was spurred by the three fires in less than a month and applies to construction sites countywide, Fire Department spokesman Don Kanallakan said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to an eleventh-hour plea by home builders, the Palmdale City Council has agreed to suspend a city ban due to take effect this weekend on 4-by-8-foot signs used to advertise new housing projects. After years of debate, the city in mid-October banned builders' smaller stick signs that had long cluttered city streets, drawing complaints from residents that the signs were ugly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a mostly symbolic gesture aimed at helping revive the local home-building business and save construction jobs, a divided City Council voted to rescind a 3.2% increase in city engineering and building and safety fees that took effect in July. The increase was mandated by a 1991 ordinance passed by the council that provided for automatic cost-of-living adjustments to city fees each July.
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April 24, 1993 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City crews Friday began tearing down the first of as many as 183 illegal signs advertising new home tracts, signaling a crackdown in the city's on-again, off-again enforcement of its sign laws. The crackdown was initiated because few developers have complied with a compromise measure passed by the City Council last month. The new rules allow the signs as long as developers apply for city permits and abide by restrictions on size and where they can be installed.
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April 28, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Antelope Valley doesn't want the San Fernando Valley's smog. It doesn't want the more populous valley's crime or crowding. And it doesn't want the jammed streets that come with life in the big city. But when the talk turns to jobs and business, now that's a different story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stung by new fees, Antelope Valley home builders Thursday said their already ailing industry faces further decline and predicted that new home prices in Lancaster could jump by as much as $7,000. "I question the wisdom of adopting, given the economic straits we are in now, an increase in developer fees," said Pete Peterson, vice president of engineering development for Kaufman & Broad's Antelope Valley division.
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