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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1997 | SUSAN DEEMER
The city officially joined eight other South County municipalities, the county and special districts in an effort to help businesses speed through the process of applying for permits. If approved in June 1998, the proposed one-stop pilot program in the South County area would consolidate the process of obtaining permits for water, hazardous materials, sanitation and air quality. A joint proposal to form the permit consolidation zone will be submitted to the state Dec. 31.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA
Responding to complaints from businesses about slow and inefficient state permit procedures, the City Council has approved a "one-stop" application process. The action means Lake Forest joins other South County cities in a state pilot program that allows permits for fire, sewer, hazardous materials and other services to be processed through one office. Information: (714) 461-3560.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA
The City Council tonight will consider joining a South County municipal group that would work with county and state officials to streamline permit procedures for businesses. Firms that need multiple applications from state agencies dealing with issues including hazardous materials, fire, police and sewer services would be able to submit a single compliance plan at an office in Lake Forest. The proposed permit consolidation zone--a pilot project run by the state--would cover South County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1997
An adult business that had been scheduled to begin operating within a week in Leimert Park Village will not be allowed to open because it lacks the proper permits and is in violation of city regulations, Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas said Thursday. Certain permits and licenses can be avoided by obtaining a waiver from a Los Angeles City Council member. However, because of the nature of the business, waivers will not be granted in this case, an aide to Ridley-Thomas said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The domed tent that had nearby homeowners wincing no longer covers a controversial roller-hockey rink called Stuart's Rollerworld. But neighbors who fought for three years to have roller hockey ended at the facility because of excessive noise, lights and fights between fans may have to wait before Rollerworld is gone for good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1997 | JOHN POPE
A restaurant has been granted permission to offer entertainment and dancing, despite police concern about gang-related crime in the area. The City Council this week voted 3 to 1 to allow Maxim's, 13922 Golden West St., to have live music and dancing on the condition that owners mitigate parking problems and come before the city in six months for review. During a public hearing, Westminster Police Det.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1997
Charging that Circus Vargas mistreats animals and neglects their medical care, dozens of animal rights activists plan to ask the Redondo Beach City Council tonight to block the circus from coming to town in June. The Redondo Beach-based Education and Action for Animals is leading the protest, claiming that the circus mistreated two elephants who died from tuberculosis last summer after Los Angeles-area performances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
As Cirque du Soleil is about to furl its Orange County big top, Circus Vargas may be taking its place in the center ring of controversy. Circus Vargas has filed for a city event permit, asking to hold its show in the city beginning April 28. Even before the circus had filed for the permit, more than a dozen animal-rights activists had urged city officials to deny it access to Garden Grove.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Saying that Circus Vargas mistreats animals and neglects their medical care, half a dozen residents have asked the City Council to deny the show a permit to perform in Huntington Beach in May. At this week's council meeting, volunteer Jane Garrison of Irvine-based Orange County People for Animals showed photographs of two ailing elephants who died of tuberculosis last year after Circus Vargas' Los Angeles-area performances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1997 | BILL BILLITER
Despite police testimony that a near-riot took place Feb. 22 at Via Maria Restaurant, the City Council has voted 4 to 1 to restore the dining facility's live-music permit. Councilwoman Mary Ann Jones cast the opposing vote. "I still feel there is the issue of health and safety for the community," she said. City Manager Mark J. Ochenduszko suspended Via Maria's music permit last month after an early-morning altercation at the restaurant at 9969 Walker St.
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