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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
Residents who have long enjoyed the glimmering lights of Los Angeles from their expensive hillside homes above the Hollywood Reservoir expressed fears Friday that urban problems are intruding on their rustic life styles. First, cross-town traffic began streaming along their winding roads after a novelty book depicting the best shortcuts through Los Angeles went on sale at local bookstores.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
Residents who have long enjoyed the glimmering lights of Los Angeles from their expensive hillside homes above the Hollywood Reservoir expressed fears Friday that urban problems are intruding on their rustic life styles. First, cross-town traffic began streaming along their winding roads after a novelty book depicting the best shortcuts through Los Angeles went on sale at local bookstores.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992
The City Council has given preliminary approval to a long-delayed plan to protect Mulholland Drive from scenery-spoiling development. The plan, first proposed 19 years ago, seeks to minimize grading in a 22-mile-long corridor to maintain the road's rustic character and to prevent development from blocking panoramic views from the street. A final vote on the plan is scheduled for Wednesday. The plan calls for special land-use regulations in a mile-wide corridor divided into two zones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle over Proposition H--the ethics-in-government measure on next Tuesday's Los Angeles ballot--escalated Wednesday to a level of rancor rarely seen at City Hall as Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky accused fellow councilman Michael Woo of "stooping to the very gutter of politics" in soliciting funds for the proposition's campaign.
NEWS
July 4, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Michael Woo did an about-face Wednesday, saying he will oppose a developer's proposal to build 64 multimillion-dollar mansions overlooking the Hollywood Reservoir. Woo's turnaround threatens the project, which the Jefferson Development Corp. has been planning to build on a 172-acre parcel of land on one of the last remaining unspoiled major ridges in the Hollywood Hills. Woo said he no longer trusted Jefferson to build an environmentally sensitive project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a long-delayed plan to protect Mulholland Drive from scenery-despoiling development. The plan, first proposed 19 years ago, seeks to minimize grading in a 22-mile-long corridor to maintain the road's rustic character and to prevent development from blocking panoramic views from the street. A final vote on the plan is scheduled for next Wednesday.
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May 30, 1990 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The campaign committee formed to push for passage of Proposition H--the government ethics measure on next Tuesday's Los Angeles ballot--has raised nearly $100,000 from many of the big real estate, law and business sources that the measure's proponents say should be driven from City Hall.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
California developers, facing off against environmentalists and slow-growth activists, are urging lawmakers to reduce housing regulation and fees in the wake of a controversial new Department of Housing and Urban Development report that says homes would be more affordable if federal, state and local building rules were streamlined. Cliff Allenby, a senior vice president of the 6,800-member California Building Industry Assn., urged Gov.
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the steep hillsides, fiery partisans nurse their grudges and keep their eyes peeled for the enemy. They pore over maps and hoard scraps of intelligence. Mixed in among the majority population, small communities cling to dissident views. Refugees seek new homes. Entreaties go out to the powers that be, including Madonna. Not the Madonna, just Madonna. Yugoslavia? No. This struggle is unfolding in the hills surrounding the Hollywood Reservoir.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1990 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Councilman Michael Woo has come under sharp attack by some Hollywood Hills homeowners for his efforts to help a corporate campaign contributor obtain special environmental exemptions for a $192-million project to build mansions overlooking the Hollywood Reservoir. Opposition to Woo and the project appears to be increasing, according to several area homeowner factions.
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November 21, 1994 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the air they look like archeological digs of lost civilizations. And perhaps they are--wide, dusty swaths of the Santa Monica Mountains where residential home developers of a different era, the late 1980s, built monuments to optimism by flattening ridges for tracts of ultra-expensive houses in the expectation that the Southland's real estate boom would go on forever. It didn't, and some speculators lost millions of dollars.
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