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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisors plugged an embarrassing loophole in the county's lawbook by adopting an emergency ordinance Tuesday requiring that fences be built around swimming pools. Thomas B. Mathews, county planning director, said a year ago that the board inadvertently killed the requirement that each new swimming pool have a 5-foot high fence with 4-inch vertical slats during a major "house cleaning" of unneeded ordinances.
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June 24, 2008 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
The government's plan to build a 670-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border took another step forward Monday when the Supreme Court turned away a legal challenge from environmentalists. The court's action clears the way for U.S. officials to press ahead with the project with little worry that judges will be able to stop it.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2007 | Tami Abdollah and Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writers
If good fences make good neighbors, what do bad fences make? Inmates -- at least in Rolling Hills Estates. That's what Francisco Linares found out this week, when an L.A. County Superior Court judge sentenced him to six months in jail. His crime? Erecting a 180-foot-long fence while building his dream home in the horsy hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Never mind Paris Hilton and her 45-day sentence for serial probation busting.
NATIONAL
February 9, 2008 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
In a bid to overcome angry resistance to the government's planned border barrier, federal officials have agreed to run a contested section close to the Rio Grande rather than slice through miles of private land. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced the agreement with Hidalgo County officials Friday, hailing it as a precedent that could be echoed in other parts of the state where resistance to the barrier has been most intense. "It's a great model for what we can do," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1998 | JON STEINMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A drive around the city reveals what lucky homeowners have: fences. There are chain-link monsters that collect leaves and twigs, and brick walls that utterly hide a home from view. And there are traditional white picket fences, such as the one built by Daniel Trevor around his charming home on a charming street in a neighborhood that conjures up New England. But Trevor's fence is illegal and has become the center of a controversy that will soon come before the City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
The Planning Commission this week ordered a homeowner to tear down a fence around his house because it does not conform to building code requirements. Hany Henein had illegally built a 6-foot wrought-iron fence along the sidewalk in front of his residence on Rocky Mountain Drive, near Brookhurst Street and Adams Avenue, planning staff members said. Under city codes, a residential fence may be no taller than 42 inches if it is built within 15 feet of public property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1996 | JOHN COX
Until recently, chain-link fences and fresh coats of paint were the standard remedies for vandalism in western Paramount. If their choice of landscaping ruled out the former, even the most vigilant homeowners could count on repeat visits by taggers, San Marino Avenue resident Yolanda Zuniga said. She remembers watching several months ago as city workers whitewashed graffiti in front of her neighbor's home. "Right after they painted, [vandals] were there to tag on it again," Zuniga said.
NEWS
April 1, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has ordered a mining company to tear down a fence that officials say is a threat to a den of rare rattlesnakes. The ruling from Dutchess County Supreme Court Justice Judith Hillery requires the Sour Mountain Realty Co. to remove the 4-foot fence in Fishkill, N.Y., by Saturday. Owner Jay Montfort said he will appeal. It was installed in February near a den of timber rattlesnakes on Montfort's property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
Several recent incidents of violence on and near high schools in the Southland have prompted Valencia High School officials to begin erecting a chain-link and wrought-iron fence around open portions of the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1987 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
A Canoga Park woman who refused to tear down an illegal fence in her front yard and who, in protest, gathered evidence of similar zoning violations at the houses of city officials, has won a nine-year dispute with Los Angeles inspectors. The city attorney's office said Monday that it dropped a complaint against Barbara Fabricant for having a six-foot fence around her front yard because such walls have become common in the city.
HOME & GARDEN
September 27, 2007 | Tony Kienitz, Special to The Times
JENNIFER and Appie van der Fluit had a dilemma. Eli, their toddler, was a quick little scamp and the frontyard in which he played faced a fairly busy street in Long Beach. The parents knew peace of mind would come only with a fence or wall. But what kind? Picket? Cinder block? Sandbags and razor wire? Inspiration came when Jennifer attended a lecture by garden guru Pat Welsh. The topic: mixed-media murals. Welsh's lecture sparked the idea for a succulent fence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2007 | Tami Abdollah and Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writers
If good fences make good neighbors, what do bad fences make? Inmates -- at least in Rolling Hills Estates. That's what Francisco Linares found out this week, when an L.A. County Superior Court judge sentenced him to six months in jail. His crime? Erecting a 180-foot-long fence while building his dream home in the horsy hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Never mind Paris Hilton and her 45-day sentence for serial probation busting.
NATIONAL
June 22, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Technical issues are delaying the completion of a multibillion-dollar high-tech fence intended to reduce illegal entry along the nation's southern border, the government said. The first phase of the project involves building nine towers that would be along 28 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border, and that bracket the Sasabe, Ariz., port of entry. Boeing Co.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A volunteer border watch group has started erecting a mile of steel-mesh fence along the U.S.-Mexico border east of Naco. Minuteman Civil Defense Corps spokesman Al Garza said the fence will force illegal immigration traffic to the east and west. It also will "let the government know that it's not as difficult to secure the borders as they lead us to believe," he said.
NATIONAL
September 15, 2006 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
The House on Thursday easily passed a bill calling for construction of lengthy sections of double-layered fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico, sending the legislation to a Senate that appeared inclined to approve that and other security measures.
WORLD
October 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of Africans tore down sections of a high-security fence separating Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, cutting themselves on razor wire and fighting with police as they poured across the frontier. The predawn surge left dozens of men bloodied and limping and embarrassed Spanish officials who had built 20-foot-high barriers to keep out undocumented migrants. Officials said 650 people tried to cross and that 350 had succeeded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Humans and deer long have coexisted peaceably in Sierra Madre Canyon, nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Deer trails there meander through backyards of bohemian cottages and hillside houses. But in the past few months, that relationship has been shattered by the deaths of at least five deer and subsequent protests against a fence that critics say caused those deaths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doors leading to new outdoor swimming pools would have to be equipped with alarms under proposed regulations unveiled by city officials Tuesday. The new rules would also require changes in fences surrounding pools, making them more difficult for children to climb. "I'm certain that this is going to be opposed," Councilwoman Joy Picus said at a poolside press conference held at her son's North Hollywood house. "But it's modest in price and it's a precaution that needs to be there."
NATIONAL
January 30, 2005 | Elizabeth Shogren and Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writers
On the southwestern-most tip of the country, just across the border from Tijuana, rugged canyons drop down to a rich Pacific estuary, where millions have been spent restoring fresh and saltwater marshes that sustain the California brown pelican and other rare birds and plants. But this landscape also represents a gaping hole in the nation's defenses against terrorists, drug traffickers and other criminals, federal officials say. At some points, a worn-out border fence teeters atop cliffs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of Commerce to overrule the California Coastal Commission's rejection of a 3 1/2-mile fencing project along the U.S.-Mexico border over concerns that it would damage the environment.
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