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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.
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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.
NEWS
December 7, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles school officials on Monday signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to oversee the construction of at least 150 new schools, a move prompted by their concern over incompetence and potential corruption in the district's school-building program. Also Monday, interim superintendent-to-be Ramon C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal engineers ruled Thursday that the Orange County homes and businesses in the vast Santa Ana River flood plain are no longer threatened by the 100-year flood, a decision that could lead to the elimination of $12 million in annual flood insurance premiums. The formal action by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is perhaps the most significant sign yet that the $1.3-billion campaign to protect thousands of Orange County property owners from devastating floods is working.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH
A federal agency this week changed its stance on the controversial Foothill South toll road, saying it acknowledges that Interstate 5 in South County will experience traffic problems. The Army Corps of Engineers says in a letter that it concurs with the so-called "purpose and need" for the proposed highway, a required step in the federal review of the road's environmental impact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge left intact Monday his recent order halting work on 16.1 acres of wetlands on the sprawling Playa Vista project until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts a thorough review of environmental hazards. Judge Ronald S.W. Lew rebuffed bids by both sides in the long-running legal dispute over development of the 1,087-acre site near Marina del Rey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1998
Environmentalists opposed to the residential and commercial Playa Vista project accused the developers of defying a court order by resuming grading at the site this week and vowed to return to court. Marcia Hanscom of the Wetlands Action Network said her organization and two others plan to ask a federal judge today for a court order to halt bulldozing at the 1,087-acre site south of Marina del Rey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG and ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal judge Friday ordered a halt to the filling of wetlands at the Playa Vista project until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts a more thorough review of environmental hazards there. U.S. District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew said the corps was wrong to grant a permit to the developers based on piecemeal environmental studies at the 1,087-acre site adjoining Marina del Rey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1998
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that plans for the giant Playa Vista development do not violate the Endangered Species Act. In January, several environmental groups sued the corps, charging that the developer's plans to build a 1,000-acre residential and commercial complex in the Ballona Wetlands area would harm 19 species of birds and animals.
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