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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1993 | SARA CATANIA
The Weldon Canyon Landfill gained additional backing Tuesday when the Oxnard City Council unanimously approved a report that studies the effect the dump would have on the environment. After almost no discussion, the environmental impact report was approved by the council, and a letter recommending that the report be certified was sent to the Ventura County planning division. "Every community has the right to comment on this," Councilman Andres Herrera said after the meeting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
A state appellate court on Thursday cleared away a legal obstacle standing in the way of plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles. The court essentially restored a permit issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that granted the Newhall Land and Farming Co. permission to alter a wild river. A three-judge panel of the California 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruling that set aside a 5,828-page environmental impact report.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge has scheduled another hearing in the legal battle over Orange County's environmental impact report on a proposed commercial airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. On Nov. 25, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Judith McConnell is expected to hear arguments from attorneys on both sides of the issue. She will later declare what actions she wants Orange County to take.
OPINION
November 24, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Gov. Jerry Brown has released draft regulations to govern fracking in California that very closely follow the lines of a bill passed this year by the Legislature. The problem is that the bill itself, though better than nothing, is not strong enough to ensure the safety of the state's air, water and ground stability in the face of this controversial and not-yet-fully-understood practice. Neither the bill nor the draft regulations make it clear whether the state will require environmental impact reports for individual fracking projects under the California Environmental Quality Act. The author of the bill, Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
The county Planning Commission is seeking public comment on a new report about the likely environmental impact of a 318-unit housing project proposed near Santiago Canyon and Live Oak Canyon roads. Some local residents have opposed the 222-acre development, saying it would damage an environmentally sensitive area. They favor a scaled-down plan for about 100 homes. Officials of TPG Management Inc.
NEWS
January 16, 1992
The City Council has, for the time being, refused to approve a report on the impact that relocation would have on residents of a local mobile home park, citing concern over proposed compensation terms. Owners of Redwood Trailer Park at Valley Boulevard and Durfee Avenue want to redevelop the land. State law requires that an impact report be approved by the council to ensure the fair relocation of residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2008 | David Zahniser
A group challenging the expansion of the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center renewed its calls Thursday for an environmental impact report on the project, saying the hospital had not properly disclosed the seismic risks faced by the facility. Community Advocates for a Responsible Expansion sent an engineering analysis to city officials arguing that the hospital has given conflicting reports on potential earthquake damage at the Mission Hills medical facility. The project was approved by the City Council last year but blocked by a Superior Court judge.
NEWS
January 7, 1990 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed luxury hotel for the site of the private Sand and Sea Club on Santa Monica beach would create air-quality problems during construction and add to traffic congestion on Pacific Coast Highway, according to a draft environmental impact report released recently for public comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2007 | From Times staff and wire reports
A widening of the Ortega Highway from two lanes to four near Interstate 5 needs a full environmental impact report by Caltrans, according to the city's legal consultant Friday. Chatten-Brown & Carstens, which examined Caltrans' proposal, made the recommendation because the expansion project would have "significant adverse environmental impacts" on noise, traffic, water quality and the community's pastoral setting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1993 | SARA CATANIA
In a partial concession to county hospital neighbors, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to conduct an environmental impact report on a proposed new outpatient wing while approving a $480,000 design contract for the project. The board two weeks ago agreed to lend Ventura County Medical Center $1.8 million to pay for design plans for the wing, which would replace dilapidated buildings and double outpatient space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2012 | Ruben Vives
The environmental impact report on hydraulic fracturing at the Inglewood Oil Field was supposed to address key concerns raised by residents of the Baldwin Hills area. Instead, the report has deepened tensions between the oil field's owner, Plains Exploration & Production Co., and the community after the findings were released last week. The yearlong study -- conducted by an environmental consulting firm and paid for by the owner and operator of the oil field -- concluded that the controversial extraction method used at two wells did not affect the environment or health of those living nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2012 | By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times
One of the West's most ambitious private water marketing proposals has taken a step forward with the environmental approval ofCadiz Inc.'s plans to sell massive amounts of Mojave Desert groundwater to Southern California. The board of the Santa Margarita Water District, which serves 155,000 customers in south Orange County, voted 5 to 0 Tuesday night to sign off on the project's environmental impact report under state law. The board also agreed to buy one-tenth of the project's proposed annual yield.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Thousands of new homes could be built along the perimeter of a retired Marine base in Orange County that officials envision being turned into one of the nation's great urban parks, according to a proposal being considered by city officials in Irvine. The proposal from developer Fivepoint Communities Inc. would more than double the number of residences that would be built on the property surrounding the Great Park by changing the zoning of land that had been marked for commercial use and offices, city officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
The California Supreme Court upheld the right of cities to ban plastic bags, ruling Thursday that a full-scale environmental review may not always be needed to prohibit stores from giving bags to their customers. Environmentalists lauded the unanimous decision, calling it a victory for environmental protection. But a lawyer for plastic bag makers said the manufacturers would continue to sue municipalities that impose bans without environmental impact reports. The ruling overturned two lower court decisions and upheld a 2008 plastic bag ban by Manhattan Beach.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
NBC Universal's ambitious plans for a $3-billion overhaul of Universal City passed a milestone Thursday with the release of the long-awaited city report on how the project might affect neighbors and the surrounding area. Much of the study, known as a draft environmental impact report focuses on the traffic that would be generated by adding nearly 3,000 residences to the famed studio property in the San Fernando Valley. The plans also call for the construction of additional studios and offices for producing movies and television shows, as well as a hotel, shops and tourist attractions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2010 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Though the proposed Westside subway extension is expected to provide substantial benefits for transit users, the multibillion-dollar project — contrary to one of its selling points — will do little to relieve traffic congestion in West Los Angeles or the county, a new environmental review shows. Released Friday, the subway's draft environmental impact report states that the project will give transit riders more options and allow them to travel across town much faster than the buses that serve the densely populated corridor along Wilshire Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1988 | JAMES M. GOMEZ and LEE HARRIS, Times Staff Writers
State Department of Health Services officials, reversing a decision made two months ago, have approved plans to build a controversial toxic waste incinerator in Vernon without an environmental impact report, officials announced Monday. The decision was a blow to the efforts of local politicians, community leaders and environmentalists who have battled with state health officials for two years to block construction of the proposed plant by Garden Grove-based California Thermal Treatment Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1995 | SCOTT HADLY
An environmental impact report for an upscale housing project that includes two 18-hole golf courses planned for the north side of Moorpark received its final approval by the City Council this week. The council Wednesday certified the final environmental report for the Bollinger Development Co.'s 216-unit development. The Westlake-based company plans to build the luxury housing on 655 acres near Walnut Canyon Road and Grimes Canyon Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2010 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
In Pasadena's historic civic district, there's a conflict between two images of sacred space. The dispute involves a church, but it's a battle over architecture, not theology, that's dividing residents of the well-heeled city. For years the large and venerable All Saints Episcopal Church and its often-spotlighted rector, the Rev. J. Edwin Bacon, have been in a deadlock with preservationists who say the church's expansion plans are intruding on the architectural history of the district.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2010 | By Ronald D. White
The Port of Long Beach moved forward Thursday with its plan to replace the deteriorating Gerald Desmond Bridge, releasing a draft of its revised environmental impact report on the proposed project. Port officials say the current bridge -- which was built in 1968 and crosses a key shipping channel in Long Beach -- is too low to the water, rendering that part of the Cerritos Channel impassable to the world's biggest cargo ships, which can hold more than 14,000 containers. The bridge's other main problem, port officials say, is that it wasn't built to carry the traffic it does now, adding stress to the structure.
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