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April 9, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman whose determination to display a wooden cross on her patio pitted her against her homeowners association has accepted a settlement of $10,000. Jean Majzler Amato, 46, of Irvine was told by the association to remove a 5-foot wooden cross from a planter last year because it violated the community's rules. When Amato refused, citing freedom of religion, the association took her to court. She countersued, and with this settlement she agreed to drop that suit and remove the cross by Tuesday.
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April 9, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman whose determination to display a wooden cross on her patio pitted her against her homeowners association has accepted a settlement of $10,000. Jean Majzler Amato, 46, of Irvine was told by the association to remove a 5-foot wooden cross from a planter last year because it violated the community's rules. When Amato refused, citing freedom of religion, the association took her to court. She countersued, and with this settlement she agreed to drop that suit and remove the cross by Tuesday.
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August 15, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dancers at Captain Cream, a topless club in a Lake Forest shopping center, knew Jim Fitzgerald as a big spender. He could be seen at the club several days a week, dropping as much as $500 in a few hours on tips and drinks. But that cash may have been the dues money of hundreds of Laguna Niguel homeowners, for whom Fitzgerald worked as the property manager of two homeowner associations, law enforcement investigators say.
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August 15, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dancers at Captain Cream, a topless club in a Lake Forest shopping center, knew Jim Fitzgerald as a big spender. He could be seen at the club several days a week, dropping as much as $500 in a few hours on tips and drinks. But that cash may have been the dues money of hundreds of Laguna Niguel homeowners, for whom Fitzgerald worked as the property manager of two homeowner associations, law enforcement investigators say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
The city has eight new bus stop shelters with the recent completion of the first phase of a transit shelter program. The city, in a partnership with Eller Media Co., will eventually install 54 shelters and 150 bus benches throughout Irvine. The white shelters comply with all provisions of the American With Disabilities Act of 1990.
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June 27, 1987 | LANIE JONES, Times Staff Writer
Laguna Beach homeowner Thomas B. Pitcher was delighted Friday by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that limited the California Coastal Commission's authority to require public access to private beaches. "People were struggling to save their castles and here was a public agency telling them they can't do it," Pitcher said. "It (the court decision) should have come."
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September 18, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Drews' life has never been quite the same since he took the Harbor Ridge Assn. to court eight years ago. A Newport Beach heart surgeon, Drews sued the homeowner association when it refused to allow him to trim the trees that had grown to obstruct his home's panoramic view of Newport Harbor. As the resulting legal battle heated up, Drews took leave from his medical practice to give the case his complete attention.
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