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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2001
Re: "Hasty Move at Crystal Cove," July 15 Op-Ed: I watched the news of the move of all the very fortunate and select individuals who have lived for many, many years at the most beautiful beach in the state. I listened to comments about how upset they were to be forced out of their historic cottages, how most of them have lived in Crystal Cove for 20, 30 or 50 years or more. I listened to the tales of their daily beach life, swimming, surfing, sailing, family gatherings at holidays and summer vacations for generations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2001
Re "Save Crystal Cove's Great Cultural Resource," letters, Nov. 11: Val Carson's letter refers to Crystal Cove's great resource (its cottages). Wrong. It's our beaches. The cottages are nothing more than vermin- and insect-infested dumps. Worse, they are responsible for decades of ocean pollution. They should immediately be demolished. Instead, the state in its wisdom will spend hundreds of thousands in tax money to restore the cottages so a few privileged can enjoy our beaches, because they can afford it. Wrong again.
NEWS
January 13, 2002
Re "A Solution for Crystal Cove," Commentary, Jan. 6: Assemblyman John Campbell's proposal to "save" Crystal Cove by allowing mobile home residents to stay in El Morro is based on flawed reasoning and, worse, a disturbing disregard for the rights of Californians to have full access to their beaches. Crystal Cove and El Morro are state parks, and thus belong to all of the people, not just a privileged few who have managed to monopolize these areas and limit public access over the years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1987
The Huntington Hotel in Pasadena will remain open during the demolition and reconstruction of its main building and will be operated by R & R Hospitality Group until 1990, the new owners have announced. R & R will manage the hotel under its new name, Huntington Hotel and Cottages, until 1990, when construction of the new building is expected to be complete. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. will rename the hotel The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel and will take over the management at that time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2001
Re "Cutbacks Stall Renovations at Crystal Cove," Aug. 29: If the cottages are in such poor condition after only 52 days of vacancy in mild summer weather, the former tenants failed to care for the historic cottages during their long-term, low-rent occupancy. That privileged group would now like to remove the cottages from supervision of the state Parks Department so they may once again occupy that property for which the taxpayers of California paid $32.6 million in 1979 to develop a state park for public use. It took over 21 years to evict those tenants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1996
Re: "Cove Dwellers Not Ready to Leave Yet" (Jan. 3). Undoubtedly, the Crystal Cove Historical District cottages represent a treasured example of California's coastal architecture and history. In fact, the state Department of Parks and Recreation spent over $30 million of taxpayers' money (the most expensive parklands purchase in state history) to purchase and preserve the property in 1983. In that year the tenants of the cottages agreed to a 10-year lease extension in lieu of state-paid relocation costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2001
Instead of everyone challenging the tenants' right to stay, let's emphasize the public's right to protection of all the historical assets of Crystal Cove. It should be viewed as a living museum with a lot of problems. Throwing away the "exhibits" and "art" is not the way to solve them. The real history of the place will be lost when the tenants remove 80 years of artifacts that have not been documented. The state Department of Parks and Recreation is capable of better judgment and needs to look at the long view.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1997
Recent news accounts, and your editorial of Aug. 6, have failed to stress the department's intention to increase, not decrease, public access to the Crystal Cove Historic District. They also have implied or outright stated that our plans for the district have been secret. The department's plans are encompassed in a 1994 report to the state Legislature and in the formal Request for Proposals that was issued in 1995. Both of these documents have always been public. While the department has not made available certain other documents, we have answered every question The Times has asked to the best of our ability.
OPINION
April 17, 2013
Re "Barlow Hospital's overreach," Editorial, April 14 As a committed preservationist, I want to thank you for your excellent editorial about the possible destruction of the historic Barlow cottages and that part of Elysian Park north of downtown Los Angeles. One more crucial point that has not yet been addressed is what 600-plus residential units proposed for the site would do to future parking and traffic flow on the only through street, Elysian Park Boulevard. Now, on nice days with families enjoying the park, there is just adequate parking; with car shows and festivals, parking is tight.
NEWS
March 29, 2009 | Jennifer Quinn, Quinn writes for the Associated Press.
Sheep dot green hills. Pheasants hop across country lanes. Quaint cottages sit next to a tiny stone church. Neighbors who've known each other since birth greet strangers warmly. And for about $32 million, this leafy, nostalgic slice of England could be yours. The village of Linkenholt's 21 cottages, grand manor house, lush green cricket pitch and accompanying pavilion are part of an estate that also encompasses 1,500 acres of farmland and an additional 425 acres of woods. The entire estate is for sale -- as a whole -- with the only part not on the block being St. Peter's, built on the site of a 12th century church.
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