October 14, 1993
Gov. Pete Wilson on Monday vetoed a bill that would have put more green space between Hacienda Heights residents and the planned expansion of the Puente Hills landfill. "It's really unfortunate he chose to ignore the concerns of local residents, many of whom voted for him," said Assemblywoman Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte), author of the bill. Solis' bill required an expanded Puente Hills landfill to operate no closer than 2,000 feet from Hacienda Heights homes--an extra buffer of 250 feet.
November 21, 1985
The latest drive to turn the unincorporated community of Hacienda Heights into a city has died for lack of interest, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) said. One of LAFCO's functions is to validate cityhood petitions and organize incorporation elections. The cityhood committee informed LAFCO on Tuesday that it had obtained only 750 of the 6,100 signatures needed by Feb.
December 21, 1989
Six seats on the Hacienda Heights Improvement Assn.'s board of directors will be filled without an election next year because only six candidates are running, Barbara Fish, association president said Monday. Doing without a formal election will save the group hundreds of dollars, said Fish. The association, governed by a 12-member board, acts as liaison between the community and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2003 |
There was little subtlety in the numbers -- by a 2-1 margin, residents of the San Gabriel Valley community of Hacienda Heights have rejected cityhood. Now that the simple question of incorporation has been answered, new queries have arisen. How do you satisfy the thousands of residents who feel underserved by the county? What becomes of the lingering uneasiness in the wake of a bitter campaign that, at times, was racially charged?
June 27, 2001 |
The farmers market that opened Saturday at the eastern edge of Steinmetz Park in Hacienda Heights was one of the year's most promising debuts. The manager, Charles Kirkwood, deserves credit for selecting a roster of small-scale, high-quality growers. Serving a heavily Chinese American area, the market offers a wide range of intriguing Asian vegetables.
September 15, 1988
Residents will be able to dispose of household hazardous waste from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Puente Hills landfill, 2800 S. Workman Mill Road. Used motor oil, car batteries, pesticides, cleaning products and other unwanted materials can be taken to the landfill for collection by hazardous waste contractors. A spokesman for the county Sanitation Districts, which runs the landfill, said paint, explosives and ammunition will not be accepted.
February 26, 1987
The state Energy Commission has scheduled a week of hearings in April to determine whether the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County must obtain commission approval to build waste-to-energy plants at the Puente Hills landfill. Garret Shean, commission hearing officer, issued a nine-page order Monday scheduling the hearings April 6 to 10 and defining the issues to be decided. The commission has jurisdiction over electric generating plants that produce more than 50 megawatts of power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1989 |
Twisting through sharp switchbacks and hugging the side of a steep incline, the road has a mountain quality, even though it ascends just a few hundred feet. At the crest, a traveler can view part of a large valley, bracketed by twin ridges extending north like half-opened arms. An ornate Buddhist monastery occupies about 15 acres near the hilltop. A towering gate invites visitors to ascend broad marble steps and enter the complex.