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April 23, 1990 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This growing, changing city of 180,000 has had many nicknames--Pacific City, Oil City and Surf City, to name just a few. But some residents have another name for Huntington Beach, and it is not one usually associated with this bustling oceanfront enclave: "company town." The term is used disparagingly. In this case, the nickname refers to one of Orange County's largest, but least known, land development firms, the Huntington Beach Co.
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April 29, 1998 | PATRICK J McDONNELL and DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A worker at Boeing Co.'s Huntington Beach plant, believed to be responsible for the slayings of five people at his Artesia home this week, initially killed his wife, his sister-in-law and his 6-year-old niece, then murdered his son and the son's friend when the two men arrived at the house a few hours later, a sheriff's investigator revealed Tuesday. The staggered sequence of the vicious attacks helps explain one of the case's nagging mysteries: How could Ronald L.
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BUSINESS
January 20, 1989 | Michael Flagg, Times staff writer
The Huntington Beach Co., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., said it has purchased the 5,600-acre Gauer Ranch in Sonoma County. The seller is Edward H. Gauer, former chairman of the Roos-Atkins clothing store chain. No price was disclosed. The purchase includes 400 acres of vineyards and a winery called Vinwood Cellars that produces 350,000 cases a year. The oil company unit said it would continue to operate the winery. Chevron acquired majority interest in the Huntington Beach Co. in 1922.
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May 25, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON
Adding to its land stores for the planned Bolsa Chica Regional Park, county officials have taken control of a 3.6-acre gas processing plant in Huntington Beach and plan to convert some of its structures to house exhibits highlighting the area's oil and gas industry. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to claim the Huntington Beach Co. property near Seapoint Street and Garfield Avenue, now operated as an industrial plant by Shell Onshore Ventures.
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January 10, 1990 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The largest planned residential development in the history of the city got a last-minute change late Monday after the general manager of the development company unexpectedly showed up at City Hall and expressed displeasure with a City Council vote on the project. Roger Work, vice president and general manager of the Huntington Beach Co., came to the council meeting about 11 p.m.
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July 10, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder said Monday that the long-proposed Bolsa Chica Linear County Regional Park is proceeding on schedule and as planned. Wieder, who has worked to secure the park for the last 10 years, said that an environmental group's fears that the Huntington Beach Co. was reneging on a pledge to donate land to the park "are based on misinformation." The Amigos de Bolsa Chica last week accused the Huntington Beach Co.
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July 1, 1991 | BILL BILLITER
A proposed land swap between the city and the Huntington Beach Co. that was voted down last month by the Planning Commission comes before the City Council tonight. The suggested swap calls for the city to give the Huntington Beach Co. a .28-acre parcel of land at Golden West and Clay streets in partial exchange for a .77-acre site adjoining the Civic Center. The Planning Commission, by a 4-2 vote on May 7, opposed the proposed land swap with the development company.
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January 11, 1990 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Thomas J. Mays said Wednesday that there was a compelling reason--the possible loss of new parkland--for the City Council's controversial flip-flop vote Monday involving the Huntington Beach Co. and its huge Holly-Seacliff residential project. But Mays also acknowledged that the quick reconsideration, coming on the heels of floor lobbying by the general manager of the development firm, "was not the best way to do it."
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May 6, 1993 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suppose you had a money machine that pumped dollars to the bank. Suppose you found out that the line had fouled: The pool of money was still there, but it couldn't get to the bank. You'd fix that line quickly, right? That's just what the City Council did when it was informed this week that three city-owned oil wells haven't been able to deliver black gold since November because of a damaged underground pipeline. As a result, city government has been losing $35,000 a month in oil income.
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December 26, 1992 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Old-timers in the audience of the City Council were stunned. There, in the same chamber where development czars once boldly signaled how they wanted a vote to go, a new council majority was debating the environmental soundness of a routine street repair. Ultimately, the council decided to require that the recycled asphalt and concrete be used for the repairs.
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November 13, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Mourners paid farewell Thursday to Jack Kelly, a man they remembered for his laughs and loves--of life, family, friends and the city he helped govern. Kelly, who starred in the Western "Maverick" television series before going into local politics as a Huntington Beach councilman, was portrayed "as a real cowboy" at a memorial service in the amphitheater at City Hall.
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November 11, 1992 | BILL BILLITER
The Koll Co., which plans to build up to 4,884 housing units on land surrounding the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, has announced the opening of a branch office here. The Koll Co.'s main office is in Newport Beach. The company's new Huntington Beach branch office will be in the SeaCliff Village Shopping Center at Main Street and Yorktown Avenue, near City Hall.
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October 27, 1992 | BILL BILLITER
Incumbent council members Jim Silva and Don MacAllister and Planning Commissioner Susie Newman have raised the most campaign money in the 14-person City Council race, according to their latest financial disclosure statements. Silva, MacAllister and Newman have also benefited from a controversial mailer sent on their behalf by a Sacramento-based organization whose donors include developers in Huntington Beach.
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October 16, 1990 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite pleas from residents to delay action, the City Council on Monday night voted 6 to 1 to approve a controversial development agreement for Holly-Seacliff, the biggest development project in the city's 86-year history. The agreement with Pacific Coast Homes, a sister firm of the Huntington Beach Co.
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June 19, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
Some City Council and Planning Commission members this week stalled a planned land exchange between the city and the Huntington Beach Co., arguing that the city should keep a quarter-acre parcel as a possible site for a water recycling facility. The council delayed a decision until July 1. Officials meanwhile have asked planners to research whether another property could substitute for that parcel. Pacific Coast Homes, a home-building subsidiary of the Huntington Beach Co.
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June 16, 1992 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once best known for its oil wells, this coastal community is now promoting itself as a tourist destination, the City Council was told in a special report Monday. Representatives of the city's new Conference and Visitors Bureau told the council that the agency is helping bring in tourist and convention dollars by publicizing the attractions of Huntington Beach. "Tourism is on the rise, and I feel very good about it," said Diane Baker, president of the bureau.
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June 5, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
The City Council has told developers to scale down a 284-condominium project proposed for 9.8 acres of land near the ocean and to redraw plans so that homes won't butt up against the boundaries of the future regional Bolsa Chica Linear Park. City Councilwoman Grace Winchell, who appealed an earlier Planning Commission approval, said the number of condominiums should be nearly halved to have the same densities of nearby housing developments. "It's sad to think the Huntington Beach Co.
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