May 1, 1988 |
Long before the bulldozers began their march along the hillside and the daily drone of the grading equipment filled the air, Hoag Canyon in Bel-Air served as a natural barrier to the encroaching developments of the outside world.
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September 15, 2012 |
A fast-moving brush fire in the Sepulveda Pass that snarled traffic across the Westside and sent jitters through Bel-Air canyon neighborhoods burned through the night Friday, forcing crews to prepare for a second day of battle in record-breaking heat. The Getty fire started in high brush on the east side of the 405 Freeway near Getty Center Drive during the afternoon rush hour and raced through 70 acres of hillside scrub toward the canyons of Bel-Air. It prompted the voluntary evacuation of the Getty Center, and brought an already congested traffic corridor to a standstill.
June 25, 1989
Bel Air Crest will open Wednesday in the Santa Monica Mountains, the first new subdivision in Bel-Air in decades and a development that was more than a dozen years in planning and construction. The $300-million project south of the Mulholland ridge dividing the Westside of Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley opens with six model homes priced from $785,000 to $1.4 million, according to a spokeswoman for Goldrich & Kest Industries, the Culver City-based developers. Designed by McLarand Vasquez & Partners, the Canyon Home models have 2,367 to 4,521 square feet.
July 10, 1988 |
No camp-outs are planned for the building sites and custom homes at Bel Air Crest in the Santa Monica Mountains, but it won't be for lack of demand, according to Bruce Froehlich. Such activity wouldn't be fitting for a development where lots sell from about $550,000 to more than $1 million, he said. Froehlich is director of housing for the Prestige Homes unit of the developer, Goldrich & Kest Industries, Culver City.
February 16, 1989 |
Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky's opponents in the April 11 primary accused him of ducking debates at a news conference outside his City Hall office Wednesday. Environmental activist Laura M. Lake, transportation consultant Ryan Snyder and political consultant Jack McGrath said Yaroslavsky owes 5th District voters an explanation of his record. List of Forums "Zev has said he was ready to campaign, but we want to know when he's going to show up for some debates," Lake said.
February 26, 1989 |
With his swank new Westside hotel sitting empty and losing a reported $800,000 a month, developer Sheldon Gordon struck a desperate deal. Gordon wrote a check for $250,000 to a group of Los Angeles homeowners that had dragged the project through months of tedious hearings. He also dropped $800,000 into a bank account--to be controlled by him and the homeowners--to find more parking. The homeowners, in return, consented to leave the Ma Maison Sofitel alone.