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July 28, 1991
A cityhood drive in this unincorporated community advanced one step further Thursday when a county agency announced it had verified more than 6,000 signatures on a petition calling for a cityhood election. The county Local Agency Formation Commission, which oversees incorporation matters, verified 6,407 out of 6,707 signatures submitted to the agency last month by cityhood proponents. Signatures of at least 25% of the area's registered voters were required for a cityhood election.
May 6, 1993
The county's planning agency Wednesday gave final approval to plans to keep the Puente Hills Landfill open for 10 more years, allowing it to expand eastward through canyons near Hacienda Heights homes. The Regional Planning Commission renewed the operating permit for the landfill. It had been scheduled to shut down in November, leaving 60 cities without a place to dispose of trash. Homeowners opposed to the expansion have vowed to appeal the decision to the County Board of Supervisors.
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.
June 27, 2001 | David Karp and \f7
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.
November 27, 1989 | DAVID F. BURKE
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.
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