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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1996
A couple's request to abandon an open-space easement on their property has been denied by the City Council. Barbara and Dave Forman had asked council members to dismiss the easement on their 12.3-acre lot on Via Mimosa, stating the policy was unconstitutional and illegal. In a statement at the council's Nov. 20 meeting, the Formans said that, if their request were denied by the city, "we will take this issue out of their hands and hand it to a federal court."
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OPINION
March 13, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
It might be sound reasoning, but a Supreme Court decision this week on an arcane legal-easement argument will likely have broad and regrettable consequences, particularly in the West, for the national movement to convert old railroad beds into bicycle paths. The case, Brandt vs. U.S., is rooted in the General Railroad Right of Way Law of 1875, through which Congress established a uniform approach to granting easements on government land so railroad companies could extend tracks through the heart of the still-developing country.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1998
I read the article "Pressure Is On for Mobile Home Residents Above Pipeline" (Jan. 5) about the mobile homes atop the water easement in the Santa Susana Mobile Home Park, and I am disgusted with the attitude taken by the water department. Where were your people when this park was established? Why weren't your easements plainly marked and the park developers notified of their location? If anyone is responsible for the relocation of these coaches, it should be shared by the water department and the park owners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2013 | By Kelly Corrigan
La Crescenta residents are on edge after a mountain lion reportedly killed a dog in a home's backyard, prompting wildlife officials to host a public meeting this week on how to avoid the large cats. A series of mountain lion sightings have been reported since Kim and Paul Mattersteig's 14-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Bridgett, was killed in the early morning hours of Nov. 23. After the Mattersteigs discovered that Bridgett had been killed, officials confirmed that the attacking animal was a mountain lion, based on paw prints left behind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
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
December 12, 2013 | By Kelly Corrigan
La Crescenta residents are on edge after a mountain lion reportedly killed a dog in a home's backyard, prompting wildlife officials to host a public meeting this week on how to avoid the large cats. A series of mountain lion sightings have been reported since Kim and Paul Mattersteig's 14-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Bridgett, was killed in the early morning hours of Nov. 23. After the Mattersteigs discovered that Bridgett had been killed, officials confirmed that the attacking animal was a mountain lion, based on paw prints left behind.
OPINION
March 13, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
It might be sound reasoning, but a Supreme Court decision this week on an arcane legal-easement argument will likely have broad and regrettable consequences, particularly in the West, for the national movement to convert old railroad beds into bicycle paths. The case, Brandt vs. U.S., is rooted in the General Railroad Right of Way Law of 1875, through which Congress established a uniform approach to granting easements on government land so railroad companies could extend tracks through the heart of the still-developing country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1991
On Monday, the Newport Beach City Council will hold the eighth (and hopefully final) public hearing on its beach encroachment policy. On June 11, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved the policy to be considered, apparently recognizing the legal rights of adjacent property owners and the significant benefits to the public. Although several flaws remain after many compromises, it deserves support of the community and the council. Approval by the council will resolve a decades-old issue and avoid years of litigation.
NEWS
August 3, 2008 | Susan Gallagher, The Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2011 | By Martin Eichner
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?
NATIONAL
February 17, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
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.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2011 | By Martin Eichner
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 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
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 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
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 ?
NEWS
December 14, 2008 | Roger Vincent, Patrick Kevin Day and Jeffrey Fleishman
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.
NEWS
August 3, 2008 | Susan Gallagher, The Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990
I hope the Newport Beach City Council on Oct. 8 will adopt the policy on oceanfront encroachments in which its Encroachment Committee invested hundreds of hours. It truly represents a reasonable compromise to all parties involved. The committee was chartered in April, 1989, to recommend a policy on encroachments into the 35-foot-to-65-foot easement or right of way seaward of the property lines between the Santa Ana River and E Street, and into the 15 feet where the city holds fee title between E Street and Peninsula Point.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1990
I am pleased to announce our victory to restore the Palisades Canyon. The Planning Commission voted to form a committee to restore the canyon to its original use. This decision was based on the fact that the conservation and resource-reservation easement had been violated. The canyon restoration is a positive step in preserving our wildlife, plants and overall beauty of the Palisades Canyon. I look forward to seeing the canyon back to its original state for public enjoyment and environmental preservation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2006 | Tim Reiterman, Times Staff Writer
After Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered to create a 1,200--acre conservation easement along the San Luis Obispo County coastline, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved permits Thursday to allow the utility to replace corroded steam generators at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2005 | Tim Reiterman, Times Staff Writer
With a rugged grandeur that harks to the Old West, Las Tablas Ranch embraces more than 10 square miles of oak-draped hills and rolling pastures. The cattle ranch is 20 miles west of here, near Lake Nacimiento, where vineyards and home construction have been consuming open space and oak woodlands.
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