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February 22, 1995 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South County residents filed suit Tuesday seeking to bar the city of Laguna Niguel from gating a quiet hilltop community that includes a small public park. The Laguna Niguel City Council in November voted to let the residents of El Niguel Heights privatize their community and install gates on Augusta Drive at Niguel Road and on Glen Abby Drive at Club House Drive. Under the council's decision, non-residents can visit Seminole Park through the Augusta Drive gate only during daylight.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1999 | Deepa Bharath, (949) 574-4204
Members of the Clean Water Now Coalition, a Laguna Beach group formed to clean up the bacteria pollution in Aliso Creek, said Monday that they are "inching closer to a lawsuit" against the city of Laguna Niguel for violation of the Federal Clean Water Act. Member Roger Von Butow said his group has collected most of the background information needed to sue the city.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1999 | Deepa Bharath, (949) 574-4204
Members of the Clean Water Now Coalition, a Laguna Beach group formed to clean up the bacteria pollution in Aliso Creek, said Monday that they are "inching closer to a lawsuit" against the city of Laguna Niguel for violation of the Federal Clean Water Act. Member Roger Von Butow said his group has collected most of the background information needed to sue the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1996 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge has ruled that the controversial Binion housing development violates environmental and coastal view laws, a decision foes of the project hailed Saturday as a major victory. Orange County Superior Court Judge William F. McDonald ruled that the 22-home Laguna Niguel project proposed by Las Vegas casino owner Jack Binion is not set within proper boundaries, which violates the city's coastal plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1996 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge has ruled that the controversial Binion housing development violates environmental and coastal view laws, a decision foes of the project hailed Saturday as a major victory. Orange County Superior Court Judge William F. McDonald ruled that the 22-home Laguna Niguel project proposed by Las Vegas casino owner Jack Binion is not set within proper boundaries, which violates the city's coastal plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
The city of Laguna Niguel will appeal a recent court decision that lifted a building moratorium on property once slated for parkland. After hours of closed-session discussions over the past 10 days, the City Council decided Tuesday to appeal the ruling. The moratorium had stopped the construction of at least 65 homes in the Marina Hills development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
A Laguna Niguel man who spearheaded an unsuccessful recall campaign against four City Council members has charged that he was defamed in flyers distributed to counteract the recall drive and has filed a $10-million claim against the city. Eddie Rose submitted the claim to the city Monday afternoon along with a copy of a flyer distributed in shopping centers during the final weeks of the recall effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
Laguna Niguel officials have asked the courts to decide whether the city must approve or put to a vote a ridgeline protection ordinance that has bitterly divided its residents. The city filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court against the Laguna Niguel Citizens' Committee for Ridgeline Protection and Preservation. That committee collected more than 4,000 signatures last summer in support of a proposed ordinance to outlaw development on city ridge tops.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
A local activist who led a recall movement against four elected officials last year has filed a $1-million lawsuit against city leaders for allegedly making "false and defamatory statements" about him. In legal papers delivered to the city this week, Eddie Rose says council members and their supporters spread lies about him that caused him "public shame and humiliation" and "permanently affected his credibility and stature in the community."
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September 10, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
A South Laguna homeowners group that filed a lawsuit to block the city-approved Binion housing development has been awarded $50,000 in attorneys' fees by a Superior Court judge. Las Vegas casino owner Jack Binion, the project's developer, is responsible for paying the award, officials said. The City Council approved the 22-home project in November, but the South Laguna Civic Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
An agreement that absolves the city from having to pay any legal damages for approving a controversial 22-home project won approval from the City Council this week. Developer Jack Binion agreed to take responsibility for any damage awards as a condition of winning approval for his proposed hilltop housing tract. With a community group having filed a lawsuit against the city and Binion in October to halt the development, however, City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1995 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South County residents filed suit Tuesday seeking to bar the city of Laguna Niguel from gating a quiet hilltop community that includes a small public park. The Laguna Niguel City Council in November voted to let the residents of El Niguel Heights privatize their community and install gates on Augusta Drive at Niguel Road and on Glen Abby Drive at Club House Drive. Under the council's decision, non-residents can visit Seminole Park through the Augusta Drive gate only during daylight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1992 | BOB ELSTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tacked on the wall of the City Council chambers is a photograph of hilltop property overlooking the Orange County coastline. Superimposed over the vegetation and cactus is a computer simulation of exclusive homes on the ridge. The landowner, Jack B. Binion, who also owns the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, has for several years been seeking city approval to build those homes, each with a stunning view of the seascape below.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
Attorneys for the owners of a hillside parcel known as the Binion property notified the city Tuesday that they will file a lawsuit this week challenging the city's newly adopted General Plan. In a letter to the city, the attorneys for the property owners said they will try to block the plan because it does not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, City Atty. Terry Dixon said. The landowners, including Las Vegas casino owner Jack B.
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March 5, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Abandoning an 18-month-old court fight sparked by the discovery that homes were built on land once reserved for public open space, Laguna Niguel has agreed to allow the developer to continue building on the disputed acreage. In return, the company has agreed to drop the $25-million damage suit it filed against Laguna Niguel after the city voted to impose a moratorium on the project in 1990. City Atty. Terry E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
Attorneys for the owners of a hillside parcel known as the Binion property notified the city Tuesday that they will file a lawsuit this week challenging the city's newly adopted General Plan. In a letter to the city, the attorneys for the property owners said they will try to block the plan because it does not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, City Atty. Terry Dixon said. The landowners, including Las Vegas casino owner Jack B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
The city suffered another defeat in its attempt to reclaim a valuable 1.5-mile stretch of coastline when an appellate court ruled this week that the posh community of Monarch Beach was rightly placed within boundaries that are now part of Dana Point. The 4th District Court of Appeal upheld a 1988 decision by the county's Local Agency Formation Commission that transferred the coastal land from the Laguna Niguel Community Services District to Capistrano Bay Park and Recreation District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
A local activist who led a recall movement against four elected officials last year has filed a $1-million lawsuit against city leaders for allegedly making "false and defamatory statements" about him. In legal papers delivered to the city this week, Eddie Rose says council members and their supporters spread lies about him that caused him "public shame and humiliation" and "permanently affected his credibility and stature in the community."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
Rejecting a recent court decision that Monarch Beach should be part of Dana Point, the city of Laguna Niguel has decided to continue its effort to control the valuable strip of coastline by appealing to the state Supreme Court. The boundaries of the 1.5-mile strip, historically part of the Laguna Niguel community, were redrawn by the Local Agency Formation Commission after Monarch Beach residents voted in 1987 to become a part of Dana Point when it incorporated.
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