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October 14, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The massive Ahmanson Ranch housing project can be built on the habitat of rare species without harming a threatened frog or a flower once believed extinct, according to developer Washington Mutual Inc. The firm recently made the assertion in a draft conservation plan filed with Ventura County in a bid to avoid delays in the 3,050-home project. The development, on the east Ventura County line, has become the focus of controversy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The massive Ahmanson Ranch housing project can be built on the habitat of rare species without harming a threatened frog or a flower once believed extinct, according to developer Washington Mutual Inc. The firm recently made the assertion in a draft conservation plan filed with Ventura County in a bid to avoid delays in the 3,050-home project. The development, on the east Ventura County line, has become the focus of controversy.
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October 24, 2000 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk about aromatherapy. The smell of sage along the southern slopes of the Palos Verdes Peninsula wafts up to greet visitors as if the hills were part of a giant outdoor spa. There are, of course, no Jacuzzis or facial peels on those rugged cliffs. But the pleasures for hikers and cyclists include the scent of sage, a glimpse of the endangered blue butterfly or an occasional fox, and the spectacular ocean view to Santa Catalina Island.
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