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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2001
Organizers of the San Fernando Valley Fair said Monday they may cancel this year's event, citing permit restrictions imposed by the Army Corps of Engineers that would ban alcohol sales and limit hours of operation. The 55th annual fair was scheduled to run June 7-10 at Hansen Dam Recreation Center, which the corps owns. Katie Parks, an outdoor recreation planner for the corps, said a decision would be made by Wednesday about possibly lifting the restrictions.
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NEWS
March 1, 2001 | From The Washington Post
The Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily suspended its eight-year, $60-million study of Mississippi River construction projects, a response to an independent report released Wednesday detailing serious flaws with the agency's economic and environmental analyses. The National Academy of Sciences report concludes that the study was marred by inaccurate projections and inappropriate methodologies.
NEWS
December 7, 2000 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top Army Corps of Engineers officials manipulated data to justify a $1-billion Mississippi River construction project--and pressured subordinates to approve other big-ticket, taxpayer-funded public work projects, a Pentagon investigation released Wednesday found. The corps, an Army branch under civilian oversight, is responsible for flood control and river navigation and has approved a huge list of construction projects in waterways around the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2000 | JOSH MEYER and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Underscoring concerns about the nation's fastest-growing type of crime, the FBI arrested two people Wednesday and sought a third in what they described as an identity theft ring that used other people's names to steal more than $700,000. Federal authorities said that the three, using a host of aliases and addresses, masterminded the second-largest identity theft ring ever uncovered in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Handing a victory to the developers of the Playa Vista project, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling Monday that had halted for two years the filling of a portion of wetlands at the large Westside construction project. The three-judge panel of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously ruled that the federal authority that oversees sensitive wetlands was right to issue a permit to developers to fill in 16.
NEWS
July 6, 2000 | TONY PERRY and SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Alarmed at the discovery of a highly destructive species of aquatic plant life in a lagoon here, officials Wednesday announced plans to poison the fast-growing algae before it can spread and cause ruination along the entire Southern California coast. The green algae, known scientifically as Caulerpa taxifolia, was found in the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, 35 miles north of San Diego. It is the first reported discovery of the species anywhere in North America.
NEWS
March 3, 2000 | By MICHAEL GRUNWALD,
A key federal agency this week completed wide-ranging new rules designed to protect thousands of acres of wetlands from development in hopes of slowing the steady disappearance of the environmentally sensitive areas nationwide. The 172-page Army Corps of Engineers regulations would make it much harder to build homes, roads or anything else near small streams and creeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2000 | INDRANEEL SUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should order developers to reexamine the environmental effects of the massive Ahmanson Ranch project before allowing the proposed 3,050-home development to be built, elected officials and residents argued Saturday. Residents from the west San Fernando Valley and Ventura County joined activists and area politicians at a public hearing to ask the Corps for a new environmental impact study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2000 | INDRANEEL SUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should require developers to reexamine the environmental effects of the massive Ahmanson Ranch project before allowing the proposed 3,050-home project to be built, elected officials and residents argued Saturday. Residents from the west San Fernando Valley and Ventura County joined activists and several area politicians at a public hearing to ask the corps for a new environmental impact study.
NEWS
February 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The military commanders of the Army Corps of Engineers have launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to boost the agency's $4-billion civil works budget by more than 50%, at a time when the Clinton administration is publicly questioning the agency's traditional agenda of major water projects. The Army Corps has been strongly criticized for wasteful and environmentally damaging construction, even by some of its own leaders.
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