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May 27, 1993 | MIMI KO
Despite police objections, the City Council has allowed an acupressure clinic to open here. Police recommended that the city deny an operating permit because of concern over the school that two of the clinic's acupressure technicians attended. Authorities claimed that the school, Dong In College of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles, sold diplomas to undercover detectives without requiring any study.
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May 22, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A judge said Thursday he will decide within a few weeks whether to allow a nude juice bar to open in La Habra. Orange County Superior Court Judge John C. Woolley is weighing whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would allow the Pelican Theater to open for business, despite opposition from city officials and hundreds of residents.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1991 | ROSE APODACA
A controversial proposal to build the city's first transitional housing project for homeless families appears before the Planning Commission tonight for the fifth time since December. The proposed facility has prompted emotional debate over its density and location. Protesters at previous meetings have said the nonprofit facility, proposed to be built on 1.55 acres behind Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, will increase traffic and crime and decrease property values in the area.
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November 8, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A parcel of land zoned for a public utility and another zoned for railroad use tentatively have been rezoned to allow light industrial development. Southern California Edison and Union Pacific Railroad asked the city for the rezoning in separate requests so that commercial businesses could operate on their Lambert Road properties. The Edison parcel is at 1151 E. Lambert, and the Union Pacific land is at 1501 E. Lambert. "I think [the zone changes] are a positive thing," Councilman Steven C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1991 | ROSE APODACA
The City Council is expected to hear arguments tonight over the city's first temporary housing facility for homeless families and reach what opponents and supporters hope will be a final decision on the controversial Mary's Home for Transitional Families. It will mark the sixth time that a revised plan for the facility has landed before the council or Planning Commission since last December. On each occasion, promoters of the home have scaled back their plans in hopes of seeing it built.
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October 17, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A decision by the Planning Commission to deny an operating permit for a nude juice bar has been upheld by the City Council. After a six-hour public hearing last week at which scores of residents opposed the Pelican Theater, council members unanimously voted to uphold the commission's decision. Councilman James Flora said the proposal did not provide sufficient parking for customers and that was why the council voted it down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1994 | MIMI KO
The Planning Commission this week unanimously adopted an ordinance that prohibits sexually oriented businesses from opening within 250 feet of a school. In addition, such establishments must be at least 275 feet from any home and 150 feet from other similar businesses, which include adult book and video stores, topless bars and X-rated theaters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1994 | MIMI KO
A homeowner has received permission to split two parcels of land into three so that he can build two more homes, something neighbors had fought for years. City Council members last week upheld a Planning Commission decision allowing Rick Evans to divide his land. The council's 3-2 vote rejected an appeal made by the neighbors who wanted the council to reverse the Planning Commission's approval. The neighbors said they opposed having three homes on a hill at Park Way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Commercial property along Beach Boulevard that has long stood empty soon will be converted into a 235-unit gated apartment complex. City Council members this week changed the zoning for the strip of land to high-density residential, making way for the housing development. The project will include enclosed garages, a clubhouse equipped with computers and billiards tables, and security cameras at the gates. Acacia Construction of Anaheim will build the $22-million project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A parcel of land zoned for a public utility and another zoned for railroad use tentatively have been rezoned to allow light industrial development. Southern California Edison and Union Pacific Railroad asked the city for the rezoning in separate requests so that commercial businesses could operate on their Lambert Road properties. The Edison parcel is at 1151 E. Lambert, and the Union Pacific land is at 1501 E. Lambert. "I think [the zone changes] are a positive thing," Councilman Steven C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Commercial property along Beach Boulevard that has long stood empty soon will be converted into a 235-unit gated apartment complex. City Council members this week changed the zoning for the strip of land to high-density residential, making way for the housing development. The project will include enclosed garages, a clubhouse equipped with computers and billiards tables, and security cameras at the gates. Acacia Construction of Anaheim will build the $22-million project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a major victory for residents, a federal jury found that the city has a right to prevent a nude juice bar from opening. "This is a huge victory," Councilman Juan M. Garcia said Monday. "It's the first time in Orange County that a city has been able to defend its decision." City Atty. Richard D. Jones said a U.S. District Court jury in Santa Ana reached its verdict in favor of La Habra last week. U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A business partnership denied permission to open a nude dance club has filed a lawsuit against the city in the hope that a federal court will overturn La Habra's decision. Filed this week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the lawsuit alleges that the City Council's decision to deny a permit to the Pelican Theater is unconstitutional. Roger Jon Diamond, a lawyer for the group seeking the permit, said he expects a victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
A decision by the Planning Commission to deny an operating permit for a nude juice bar has been upheld by the City Council. After a six-hour public hearing last week at which scores of residents opposed the Pelican Theater, council members unanimously voted to uphold the commission's decision. Councilman James Flora said the proposal did not provide sufficient parking for customers and that was why the council voted it down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1994 | MIMI KO
A homeowner has received permission to split two parcels of land into three so that he can build two more homes, something neighbors had fought for years. City Council members last week upheld a Planning Commission decision allowing Rick Evans to divide his land. The council's 3-2 vote rejected an appeal made by the neighbors who wanted the council to reverse the Planning Commission's approval. The neighbors said they opposed having three homes on a hill at Park Way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1994 | MIMI KO
The Planning Commission this week unanimously adopted an ordinance that prohibits sexually oriented businesses from opening within 250 feet of a school. In addition, such establishments must be at least 275 feet from any home and 150 feet from other similar businesses, which include adult book and video stores, topless bars and X-rated theaters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1993 | MIMI KO
The owners of two parcels on Park Way, who had permission from planning commissioners to subdivide their properties into three lots, were stopped from doing so last week by the City Council. Council members overruled the commission's decision on a 4-1 vote after residents complained that the land division could create landslides, invasion of privacy and traffic problems. Councilman James Flora dissented. "These lots are not that easy to build on," Councilman William D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1990 | DAVID F. BURKE
A decision by the Planning Commission to reopen a restaurant and dance club on South Beach Boulevard was met by angry shouts from residents who charged that the establishment has caused noise, traffic congestion and trash problems in their neighborhood. The restaurant, previously operated as Characters, has been vacant for more than six months, according to Roy Ramsland, the city's associate planner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1994 | MIMI KO
More than 75 angry residents confronted businessman Steve Smith on Monday to protest his plan to open a bikini bar in a local shopping center. "You're going to attract scum if you bring this bar here!" Sharon Zapata yelled in front of the closed Discount 99 1/2 Cent Store that Smith hopes to convert into "La Habra Polo Grounds."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1993 | MIMI KO
The owners of two parcels on Park Way, who had permission from planning commissioners to subdivide their properties into three lots, were stopped from doing so last week by the City Council. Council members overruled the commission's decision on a 4-1 vote after residents complained that the land division could create landslides, invasion of privacy and traffic problems. Councilman James Flora dissented. "These lots are not that easy to build on," Councilman William D.
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