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March 20, 1996 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lucky Stores, which promotes itself as "the low-price leader" among Southern California supermarkets, has agreed to pay more than $145,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging discrepancies between its posted prices and the charges registered at checkout lanes in its Los Angeles County stores. Lucky admitted no wrongdoing in settling the suit, filed by Los Angeles City Atty. Jim Hahn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1996 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Niguel man standing at the podium was spitting out his words. Why, he demanded at the crowded public hearing, should north Orange County residents have any say in an airport that would be built in his backyard? "North Orange County residents are not local residents," William M. Sternchak said, drawing cheers from the crowd as Orange County officials silently looked on.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
Four years after this city's Design Review Board rejected plans to build a hillside home partly because it would have cast a shadow on a neighboring house, the city has agreed to a settlement with the spurned property owners, who sued the city when their building plans were halted. Under the closed-session agreement, the city will pay Meredith and Eugene Gratz $3,000 a month for the next five years, City Atty. Philip D. Kohn said this week. The payments total $180,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1995 | JON NALICK
The City Council has agreed to pay a woman $650,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed after suffering severe internal injuries in a collision with a police car. Sheena Marie Beavis-Valdez, whose medical bills exceed $170,000, had to have her spleen and gallbladder removed after the collision at Civic Center Drive and Flower Street, City Atty. Edward J. Cooper said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County officials and representatives of the county's 10 cities agreed Tuesday to settle a four-year, multimillion-dollar lawsuit over prisoner booking fees. The cities have agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million of the money owed to the county for booking prisoners between 1990 and 1994. In return, the county has agreed to stop billing the cities and instead charge convicted criminals $100 each time they are booked into Ventura County Jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The city of Calabasas has won a minor skirmish in its legal war with Ahmanson Land Co. to prevent the developer from building a controversial mini-city in the Simi Hills. A judge has ruled that the city does not have to pay Ahmanson's legal fees in a suit that challenged the city's decision to deny the developer's application to revamp Thousand Oaks Boulevard to make way for the project.
NEWS
December 30, 1994 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
In a landmark agreement that advances efforts to clean up one of the nation's worst hazardous waste dumps, 14 Los Angeles County cities and a host of waste haulers and other public agencies agreed Thursday to pay more than $63 million to clean up the landfill in Monterey Park. The agreement, announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
NEWS
December 29, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD and MARTIN MILLER and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a move likely to compound the county's financial woes, several cities threatened Wednesday to file lawsuits to gain access to millions of dollars in property tax revenue tied up in the county treasury because of the bankruptcy. The Huntington Beach City Council voted to file a lawsuit against the county unless it works out an agreement by Jan. 6 for the release of about $2.5 million in revenue. Costa Mesa officials also threatened legal action if the disputed funds are not disbursed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1994 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The City Council on Monday rejected a proposal that it file a lawsuit challenging the development of the Bolsa Chica wetlands, despite the angry pleas of a number of residents. "I'm disappointed," said Councilman Ralph Bauer, who had proposed the lawsuit during an executive session. "To think that it can be resolved by talking is utter nonsense." Councilman Peter Green, who said he voted against Bauer's motion because of the cost of a lawsuit, said, "We had little chance of winning."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday against the operators of a Studio City golf course, delivering a blow to owners of the land who wanted to renegotiate the lease or evict the operators. "I'm elated," said George McCallister, golf course manager. "I'm sure that the rest of the neighborhood is happy they aren't going to lose their golf course," he said.
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