February 17, 2012 |
President Obama may have nixed a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, but that hasn't stopped the Canadian company that wants to build the 1,660-mile structure from going to court to force the cooperation of landowners who don't want it crossing their land. The issue erupted into a noisy protest Friday in Paris, Texas, where farm manager Julia Trigg Crawford has sought a temporary restraining order to prevent the company, TransCanada, from beginning any construction or digging on her property until issues of legal jurisdiction are decided.
October 30, 2011 |
Question: I rent an apartment in a large multistory building. There is a long balcony on my side of the building. Management sent me a letter telling me they wanted to install telecom and antenna equipment on this balcony so the local phone company can improve Wi-Fi reception in our area. The only access to the balcony is through two apartments, one of which is mine. Do I have a right to refuse to allow this installation? If they go ahead with the installation, do I have a right to refuse to allow the telephone technicians to use my apartment for access?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2011 |
Deervale-Stone Canyon Park has one of the area's most spectacular views. But for more than a decade, the Sherman Oaks park was a local secret. The few who were in the know about the 80-acre spread would venture in to walk dogs, hike and bike. One shrewd vagrant managed to find a home amid the untamed oaks and shrubs. But in effect, the park — though officially open to the public — was reserved for deer and coyotes. There was no sign, no parking lot, no gate. Confusion reigned over how to get inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2010 |
The state on Thursday approved the purchase of conservation easements on 62,000 acres in Tejon Ranch, the first step in implementing an agreement that would protect up to 240,000 acres of wild lands in one of the largest pieces of private property in California. The $15.8-million grant from the state Wildlife Conservation Board will establish one of the largest conservation easements in California's history. "If the Tejon Ranch is the Holy Grail of conservation in California ?
December 14, 2008 |
Los Angeles real estate reality television star Jeff Lewis, who is known for his cocksure, confrontational style, has made the neighbors of one of his projects very afraid, they said, and they want a restraining order to keep him at bay. Lewis is the star of "Flipping Out," a Bravo channel show that follows him as he buys, renovates and resells homes. Terence Beesley and Ashley Jensen, who live next door to a house Lewis is improving on Valley Oak Drive in Los Feliz, said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the developer constructed a deck at the house that encroached on their property.
August 3, 2008 |
A man who used his Silicon Valley wealth to buy a Montana ranch from actor Steven Seagal 10 years ago and then launched an ambitious environmental agenda has placed nearly all the property under easements restricting development. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land announced Friday that about 11,000 acres of Sun Ranch, which Outside magazine rates among the nation's best eco-getaways, is under a new conservation easement purchased from ranch owner Roger Lang. That easement and an earlier agreement together restrict development on about 95% of Lang's 19,000 acres at Sun Ranch, said Adam DeFanti, a spokesman for Sun Ranch Group.