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April 2, 1992 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City of Industry officials will continue fighting Los Angeles County over its selection of a 35-acre, city-owned parcel as the site for the proposed East Valley Medical Center. The location--west of Hacienda Boulevard at Don Julian Road near Valley Boulevard--was a last-minute entry in a two-year search by county staff members, who looked at 51 other sites in the region for the proposed 340-bed hospital.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transit Authority has allocated $1.2 million to conduct an environmental impact study of present and future traffic conditions on Cahuenga and Barham boulevards in the Cahuenga Pass, a major link between the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles Basin. The report will try to determine whether it makes sense to replace the Barham Boulevard Bridge with a wider version, among other options. The bridge crosses the Hollywood Freeway in the pass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Describing the proposed Playa Vista project as either a model community or a colossal boondoggle, several hundred residents and business owners turned out last week for a five-hour public hearing that underscored the smoldering debate over the development--one of the largest in Los Angeles history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2012 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
The legal battle to stop a Wal-Mart from opening in Burbank is scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 17, when a judge will consider an injunction seeking to halt renovations on the building that will house the new store. Three Burbank residents who filed suit seeking to stop the renovation of the former Great Indoors site are demanding that more be done to study the economic and environmental impact of the world's largest retailer moving in next to the Empire Center. In the motion, the trio say that Wal-Mart gave notice in a letter to its attorney that it planned to start improvements last week.
NEWS
November 28, 1992 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to turn the former Eagle Mountain iron mine into a giant desert landfill has run into trouble with the state Integrated Waste Management Board. And in the process, the board has sent a message to developers that the California Environmental Protection Agency intends to streamline and put new teeth into its permit process. This week, the waste management board, a division of Cal/EPA, rejected an environmental impact statement prepared by Mine Reclamation Corp.
HEALTH
July 7, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
With the cycles, the flat-screen TVs and, of course, the air conditioning, most people who exercise at gyms are working out the electrical grid along with their muscles. But the members of AC4 Fitness in Goleta will be generating power and feeding it back to the grid every time they step on a treadmill or elliptical. When they need a drink, they'll have to bring their own refillable bottle and get water from a hydration station that provides free water filtered with reverse osmosis. And when they stash their belongings, they'll do so in lockers made from recycled plastic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of costly measures needed to lessen environmental impact, a proposed monorail over the Ventura Freeway would be almost as expensive as a combination subway-surface rail line through the San Fernando Valley, according to a study released Wednesday. Proponents of the monorail have argued that it would be the best choice because it would cost less and take less time to build.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2012 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
A new report on hydraulic fracking at the Inglewood Oil Field found that the controversial oil extraction method used at two wells did not have significant effects on the environment or on the health of those living near the 1,200-acre site. More than 200 residents of the Baldwin Hills area turned out Monday evening to hear the findings and question the author of the environmental impact study. The meeting was organized by Plains Exploration & Production Co., the owner and operator of the field that paid for the study, and was held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Ladera Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2012 | By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times
One of the West's most ambitious private water marketing proposals has taken a step forward with the environmental approval ofCadiz Inc.'s plans to sell massive amounts of Mojave Desert groundwater to Southern California. The board of the Santa Margarita Water District, which serves 155,000 customers in south Orange County, voted 5 to 0 Tuesday night to sign off on the project's environmental impact report under state law. The board also agreed to buy one-tenth of the project's proposed annual yield.
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