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June 18, 2000
Re "Ahmanson Opponents Find Hope in Ruling," June 5. Washington Mutual is conducting a superficial, bogus, supplemental environmental impact report study that does not address key issues regarding traffic, air quality and protecting the environment. The company is only conducting a limited environmental study in hopes of circumventing a full study that would expose the truth once and for all. The short-term economic benefits do not outweigh the eternal negative impacts that would be created by the Ahmanson development.
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August 5, 2001
Alexander Cockburn's claim (Commentary, July 27) that the Interior Department under Bruce Babbitt could have impeded Ahmanson Ranch development plans if only it had rated rare species discovered on the site as "requiring critical habitat" is simply wrong. The California red-legged frog was listed as threatened and proposed for critical habitat designation on none other than Babbitt's watch. The Ahmanson Ranch has always treated the red-legged frog and the San Fernando Valley spineflower as threatened species that must be saved and should be listed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2000
Re "Ahmanson Opponents Find Hope in Ruling," June 5. Washington Mutual is conducting a superficial, bogus supplemental environmental impact report study that does not address key issues regarding traffic, air quality and protecting the environment. The company is only conducting a limited environmental study in hopes of circumventing a full study that would expose the truth once and for all. The short-term economic benefits do not outweigh the eternal negative impacts that would be created by the "Ahmanson City" development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2000
Re "Ahmanson Ranch Foes Pin Hopes on New Supplemental Impact Study," Nov. 19. Thank you for the excellent article. As a resident of Hidden Hills and father of three, it is very important to me to see the true facts in print regarding the Ahmanson Ranch development. I would like to see this beautiful area of California stay just as it is. It is my belief that the impact of the proposed development would most certainly have a negative impact on many lives, present and future. STEVE HENDRICKS Hidden Hills The communities that surround the proposed Ahmanson city and commuters on the Ventura Freeway deserve actual up-to-date traffic figures that include those that would be generated by the Ahmanson Ranch development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999
Re "Ahmanson Ranch Project," letters, Aug. 29. Wake up, Washington Mutual, and make the right decision by selling this ecological treasure as critically needed open space for the park-poor Los Angeles area! Preserving Ahmanson Ranch as open space as it was zoned would provide around 20 miles of accessible hiking, biking and jogging trails. The ranch could continue to be available as a wilderness for filming and would help keep the film industry in West Valley. Historical scenes from "Gone With the Wind" were filmed here.
OPINION
August 5, 2001
Alexander Cockburn's claim (Commentary, July 27) that the Interior Department under Bruce Babbitt could have impeded Ahmanson Ranch development plans if only it had rated rare species discovered on the site as "requiring critical habitat" is simply wrong. The California red-legged frog was listed as threatened and proposed for critical habitat designation on none other than Babbitt's watch. The Ahmanson Ranch has always treated the red-legged frog and the San Fernando Valley spineflower as threatened species that must be saved and should be listed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2000
Re "Ahmanson Ranch Foes Pin Hopes on New Supplemental Impact Study," Nov. 19. Thank you for the excellent article. As a resident of Hidden Hills and father of three, it is very important to me to see the true facts in print regarding the Ahmanson Ranch development. I would like to see this beautiful area of California stay just as it is. It is my belief that the impact of the proposed development would most certainly have a negative impact on many lives, present and future. STEVE HENDRICKS Hidden Hills The communities that surround the proposed Ahmanson city and commuters on the Ventura Freeway deserve actual up-to-date traffic figures that include those that would be generated by the Ahmanson Ranch development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2002 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn is expected to join opponents of the Ahmanson Ranch development today to decry the Ventura County project's potential effect on Los Angeles traffic and air quality, according to city officials and activists. The mayor is scheduled to join the coalition of politicians, environmentalists and Hollywood celebrities opposed to Washington Mutual's $2-billion development during an announcement at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2000
Re "Ahmanson Opponents Find Hope in Ruling," June 5. Washington Mutual is conducting a superficial, bogus, supplemental environmental impact report study that does not address key issues regarding traffic, air quality and protecting the environment. The company is only conducting a limited environmental study in hopes of circumventing a full study that would expose the truth once and for all. The short-term economic benefits do not outweigh the eternal negative impacts that would be created by the Ahmanson development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2000
Re "Ahmanson Opponents Find Hope in Ruling," June 5. Washington Mutual is conducting a superficial, bogus supplemental environmental impact report study that does not address key issues regarding traffic, air quality and protecting the environment. The company is only conducting a limited environmental study in hopes of circumventing a full study that would expose the truth once and for all. The short-term economic benefits do not outweigh the eternal negative impacts that would be created by the "Ahmanson City" development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999
Re "Ahmanson Ranch Project," letters, Aug. 29. Wake up, Washington Mutual, and make the right decision by selling this ecological treasure as critically needed open space for the park-poor Los Angeles area! Preserving Ahmanson Ranch as open space as it was zoned would provide around 20 miles of accessible hiking, biking and jogging trails. The ranch could continue to be available as a wilderness for filming and would help keep the film industry in West Valley. Historical scenes from "Gone With the Wind" were filmed here.
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