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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.
June 5, 2003 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
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 | 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.
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.
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.
October 14, 2007 | Diana Dawson, Special to The Times
WHAT Torres del Fuerte Hotel WHERE 102 Rodolfo G. Robles El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico WHY TAKE A DETOUR As you stroll down a quiet, cobblestone street in El Fuerte, Mexico, the front of one simple home is indistinguishable from the next. Then you step through the unpretentious white stucco entrance to Torres del Fuerte Hotel and enter an oasis. Jesus Torres, 62, grasps your hands and says, "Welcome to my family's hacienda."
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