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August 19, 1987
The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted to authorize an environmental impact study of a third possible site for a state prison in Los Angeles County. Recently-signed legislation authorizes construction of one prison in East Los Angeles and another near Lancaster--provided environmental impact studies determine these sites to be suitable.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2006 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council decided Wednesday against requiring the builders of the massive Playa Vista housing project to write a supplemental environmental impact report. The vote came one day after a Superior Court judge threw out two lawsuits against the second phase of Playa Vista brought by the city of Santa Monica and environmental groups. It was victories on both counts for the project, which has been slowly rising for several years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1990
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission authorized up to $15,000 to retain a consultant and begin preparing specifications for the environmental impact studies necessary to go ahead with a proposed reconstruction of the Coliseum. The commission acted although talks with the Los Angeles Raiders, aimed at retaining the football team in a rebuilt stadium, have not yet come to a conclusion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Threatening to further delay the new Burbank Airport terminal, the city of Burbank has told airport officials it will prepare a new environmental impact report on the project. The 1993 environmental study is out of date, said Peter Kirsch, special counsel for Burbank on airport issues. Since then, airline flights and ground vehicle traffic have increased, and there have been changes in aircraft noise patterns, Kirsch said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1989
On the surface, developer Jan Anton's proposal to require environmental impact studies on land-use initiatives has some appeal. Anton's stated goal of bringing some sanity to the initiative process is one we can't argue with. November's ballot, with four major growth-control initiatives--all of which lost--was, indeed, legislative insanity. And we agree that one of the problems of land-use planning by initiative is that it bypasses the analysis and scrutiny of professional planners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1995 | J.E. MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite serious misgivings by local residents, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved in concept a massive $169-million redevelopment plan for aging Channel Islands Harbor. In taking the action, the board gave the go-ahead for initial environmental impact studies for the project, which calls for the development of a marine aquarium and a high-rise hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1998 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's controversial plans to expand the James A. Musick Branch Jail here suffered a setback after a judge found that portions of the environmental impact report were flawed. "In our minds, we scored a victory," Lake Forest City Manager Robert C. Dunek said. "They failed to adequately address the impacts" of the proposed jail expansion. Irvine and Lake Forest brought the lawsuit against the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
At first glance, the 30-month battle over Warner Ridge seemed to rage unchanged Thursday as Woodland Hills homeowners for and against the $150-million office proposal took potshots at one another before the Los Angeles Planning Commission. Planners postponed their vote on the 22 1/2-acre hillside development plan until May 11 to give themselves time to review its impact on the environment--the same reason the project was initially delayed after its first planning hearing in October, 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1993 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cost of the environmental impact report prepared for the $1-billion Ahmanson Ranch housing project near Calabasas will be nearly $576,000 if Ventura County officials agree to a final increase. The County Board of Supervisors will consider a request Tuesday by the consultant on the project to raise the cost by $69,800. The rising cost of preparing the report has been attributed, in part, to the voluminous response from the public, which prompted some revisions in the document.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An advisory committee on Friday recommended four locations, including the controversial Taylor Ranch site west of Ventura, for a potential Cal State University campus in Ventura County. The 35-member committee recommended the Duntley Trust north of Central Avenue near western Camarillo, a site at Foothill Road northeast of Ventura and the Diedrich-Donlon property south of Wooley Road near Oxnard. As alternate sites, the committee picked property owned by Lusk Development Co.
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December 24, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO and PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The cost of a proposed airport at El Toro has nearly doubled to $2.9 billion, county officials announced Thursday in a long-awaited environmental review, which also acknowledged for the first time that many areas of South County will face "significant" jet noise. The report, eagerly anticipated by both sides in the airport fight, also shows that the county has abandoned its promise to pursue a nighttime flight curfew at the proposed El Toro airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1998 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's controversial plans to expand the James A. Musick Branch Jail here suffered a setback after a judge found that portions of the environmental impact report were flawed. "In our minds, we scored a victory," Lake Forest City Manager Robert C. Dunek said. "They failed to adequately address the impacts" of the proposed jail expansion. Irvine and Lake Forest brought the lawsuit against the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's plans to greatly expand the James A. Musick Branch Jail suffered a modest setback Monday when a judge found that portions of the project's environmental impact report were inadequate. In a tentative decision, Judge Warren Conklin ruled that the county failed to fully study how the jail expansion, when combined with plans to build a commercial airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, would affect residents in Irvine and Lake Forest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1995 | J.E. MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite serious misgivings by local residents, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved in concept a massive $169-million redevelopment plan for aging Channel Islands Harbor. In taking the action, the board gave the go-ahead for initial environmental impact studies for the project, which calls for the development of a marine aquarium and a high-rise hotel.
NEWS
January 10, 1993 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In recent years, the public image of Playa Vista was carefully crafted by the developer to win public support for the mega project. In public forums and private meetings, the development was sold as an environmentally sensitive model for future building in Los Angeles. Playa Vista was portrayed as a new kind of community where people could live and work, free from dependence on the automobile.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1993 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cost of the environmental impact report prepared for the $1-billion Ahmanson Ranch housing project near Calabasas will be nearly $576,000 if Ventura County officials agree to a final increase. The County Board of Supervisors will consider a request Tuesday by the consultant on the project to raise the cost by $69,800. The rising cost of preparing the report has been attributed, in part, to the voluminous response from the public, which prompted some revisions in the document.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Threatening to further delay the new Burbank Airport terminal, the city of Burbank has told airport officials it will prepare a new environmental impact report on the project. The 1993 environmental study is out of date, said Peter Kirsch, special counsel for Burbank on airport issues. Since then, airline flights and ground vehicle traffic have increased, and there have been changes in aircraft noise patterns, Kirsch said.
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July 15, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight hours over three nights last week, hundreds of concerned residents gathered in a darkened hotel ballroom in Westchester to see a vision of the future. What they saw were images of a vast new community of Spanish-style residences and offices, streets lined with shops and restaurants, landscaped promenades and open spaces, a small-craft harbor and a restored wetland. It was a picture of a quality of life that does not exist today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1992 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two years of controversy and struggle, the city of Los Angeles on Thursday released a final environmental impact report that gives a relatively clean bill of health to Fox Studios' $200-million expansion plan in Century City. In the two-volume, four-inch-thick EIR, Fox promises to mitigate traffic that is expected to double if the project is approved by the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An advisory committee on Friday recommended four locations, including the controversial Taylor Ranch site west of Ventura, for a potential Cal State University campus in Ventura County. The 35-member committee recommended the Duntley Trust north of Central Avenue near western Camarillo, a site at Foothill Road northeast of Ventura and the Diedrich-Donlon property south of Wooley Road near Oxnard. As alternate sites, the committee picked property owned by Lusk Development Co.
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