April 27, 2003
Re "Conservancy Would Be Good for Santa Ana River; Highway Won't Be," April 20: Fountain Valley City Councilman Gus Ayer has reasonable concerns about extending the Orange Freeway along the Santa Ana River. The costs and consequences must be carefully weighed, especially to those cities along the route. One thing is certain: The extension would provide enormous relief from traffic congestion in central Orange County. Using the existing river corridor, it would require no land acquisition or eminent domain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2002 |
The Bush administration on Monday edged away from a Clinton-era proposal to create a national seashore on one of the last undeveloped stretches of Southern California's coast, just north of Santa Barbara. The administration's reaction came during a meeting here to review a National Park Service study to establish a Gaviota National Seashore. Such a designation would protect 46 miles of dramatic cliffs, remote beaches and terraced grasslands.
November 2, 2001 |
The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld the city's method of seizing land for the Clinton Presidential Library on Thursday, eliminating the last legal roadblock in the way of construction. The court, in a 6-0 decision with one abstention, said a Little Rock landowner failed to prove that the $200-million library and archive complex wouldn't be a park as the state defines it. The head of the William J.
December 19, 2000 |
Sears, Roebuck & Co. has signed a deal that will put one of its new Great Indoors home decorating stores into Empire Center, a 103-acre development proposed by Los Angeles-based Zelman Development Co. on former Lockheed aerospace property at Empire Avenue and the I-5 Freeway in Burbank. Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears reached an agreement with Zelman Retail Partners Inc.
June 3, 2000 |
White families whose land is threatened with government seizure prepared to abandon their homes Friday ahead of an expected invasion of squatters, farm leaders said. Late Friday, the government announced that the state would immediately begin seizing 804 farms, most of which are white-owned. Farm leaders urged calm in this southern African country, where the government has ignored constitutional ownership rights and laws protecting private property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1999
Claiming the Agoura Hills land is a crucial wildlife corridor, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for more than a decade has tried to acquire five acres north of the Ventura Freeway's Liberty Canyon Road exit. On Wednesday morning conservancy officials, a handful of area politicians and park rangers celebrated the acquisition of the commercially zoned property that connects with more than 10,000 acres of protected public land in the Simi Hills.