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June 9, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Richard Katz and other local leaders vowed Saturday during a rally in Sylmar to preserve scenic Wilson Canyon as open space and to stop the building of 250 luxury homes in the woodland retreat. "We will fight to preserve Wilson Canyon," Katz (D-Sylmar) told more than 500 people who gathered in an Olive View Medical Center parking lot below the canyon. "We will do whatever we can, for as long as it takes. And in the end, Wilson Canyon will be saved."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992
The Regional Planning Commission has voted to reconsider a scaled-back version of the La Vina project, a controversial hillside housing development on the grounds of a former tuberculosis sanitarium in Altadena. The commission rejected the plan in November, citing concerns about earthquakes and fires. Some commissioners also criticized the proposed clearing of the 220-acre site, most of which lies within Angeles National Forest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1991 | JOHN RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wilson Canyon, a woodland retreat above Sylmar, is the scene of a standoff between a developer who wants to build 250 houses on ridges overlooking the canyon and residents who want to preserve open space and equestrian trails. Leading the charge for the homeowners is Assemblyman Richard Katz, a Sylmar resident and horse owner who enjoys riding with his wife in the canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Richard Katz and other local leaders vowed Saturday during a rally in Sylmar to preserve scenic Wilson Canyon as open space and to stop the building of 250 luxury homes in the woodland retreat. "We will fight to preserve Wilson Canyon," Katz (D-Sylmar) told more than 500 people who gathered in an Olive View Medical Center parking lot below the canyon. "We will do whatever we can, for as long as it takes. And in the end, Wilson Canyon will be saved."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992
The Regional Planning Commission has voted to reconsider a scaled-back version of the La Vina project, a controversial hillside housing development on the grounds of a former tuberculosis sanitarium in Altadena. The commission rejected the plan in November, citing concerns about earthquakes and fires. Some commissioners also criticized the proposed clearing of the 220-acre site, most of which lies within Angeles National Forest.
NEWS
October 21, 1990
A $60-million business development project for West Altadena has been approved in concept by the county Community Development Commission. Property owners in a 25-acre area along Lincoln Boulevard between West Figueroa Drive and West Woodbury Road will have 30 days to respond to the proposal by Tim Cantwell of Cantwell-Anderson Inc. before the county decides whether to allow him to proceed. Cantwell's project includes construction of West Altadena Technology Center, north of Crosby Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1993
A Superior Court judge has ruled that opponents of the hillside La Vina project must pay $55,000 in attorney's fees by Tuesday to the other side or drop their case. In order to proceed, Judge Robert H. O'Brien ruled Friday, opponents of the 272-home project must compensate Los Angeles County and the project developers for failing to meet a Nov. 16 deadline to file documents. The La Vina project has divided the community since 1986, when Pasadena developers Cantwell-Anderson Inc.
NEWS
November 28, 1985
The Board of City Directors has delayed decision on a proposed 139-unit rental complex to be built at the northeast corner of Marengo Avenue and Bellevue Drive, saying it is doubtful that the project is suited for the neighborhood. City directors will hear the issue again at Monday's regular board meeting. Several neighborhood residents spoke in opposition to the project, claiming that it would worsen traffic on congested Marengo and that the units are not large enough for families.
NEWS
May 23, 1993
Opponents of the 272-unit La Vina housing development have appealed a judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit against the county for approving the project. The Friends of La Vina, a group of Altadena residents, appealed to the Court of Appeals on May 10 in the latest round of a three-year legal battle to stop the project on an old sanatorium site at the north end of Lincoln Avenue. The County Board of Supervisors approved the development last October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1994 | TIM MAY
Ending a seven-year feud between developers and environmentalists, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has agreed to purchase a 246-acre tract of woodland in Wilson Canyon, protecting the area from residential development. Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar), conservancy Director Joseph T. Edmiston, and Tim Cantwell, owner of Cantwell-Anderson Inc., the Altadena developer that owns the land, will make the truce official today when they meet to announce the $3.9-million purchase agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1991 | JOHN RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wilson Canyon, a woodland retreat above Sylmar, is the scene of a standoff between a developer who wants to build 250 houses on ridges overlooking the canyon and residents who want to preserve open space and equestrian trails. Leading the charge for the homeowners is Assemblyman Richard Katz, a Sylmar resident and horse owner who enjoys riding with his wife in the canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors approved a proposal Tuesday that they hope will lead to construction of a business park, retail stores and an upscale restaurant on 37 acres of surplus county land near Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar. The proposal by the county's Asset Development Division calls for the county to seek a developer willing to pay an estimated $260 million over 66 years in a combination of lease payments and profit-sharing from businesses at the site.
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January 28, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by opponents of the hillside La Vina project after the group was unable to meet a requirement that it pay $55,000 in attorneys' fees to compensate for delays stemming from its suit. The opponents say they will appeal Wednesday's ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien that, because of their failure to meet a Nov.
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