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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The Ventura City Council will decide today whether to condemn several parcels of farmland and vacant lots to build a new overpass over California 126 and lay a road to a long-planned affordable housing project. Although negotiations are continuing, city officials said their offers to buy rights of way across the parcels have been rejected by different landowners.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Supporters of the campaign to bring a professional football team back to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum are pushing a plan to have the city acquire property near the stadium, relocating the parcel's residents to clear space for a retail complex and parking, officials said Thursday. The plan, sources said, would have a public agency, possibly the Coliseum Commission, purchase or condemn 10 to 16 acres across Figueroa Street from Exposition Park, site of the Coliseum.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1990 | JANE HULSE
Despite opposition, the County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to begin condemnation proceedings on 157 acres near Santa Paula where they want to build a new jail. Supervisor John K. Flynn, an opponent of the jail site, voted against condemnation because soil contamination on the property hasn't been completely cleaned up. "I want to know what is in there before I vote," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a plan that even supporters describe as far-fetched, some community and environmental activists are pushing to join two of the west San Fernando Valley region's most controversial developments by building a Soka University campus on Ahmanson Ranch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The future of a Calabasas meadow, coveted by opposing factions for either a public park or a bustling college campus, is uncertain as both sides prepare to fight for the right to use the valuable land in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. Administrators of Tokyo-based Soka University are determined to develop their 580 acres into a 4,400-student college.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How did Soka University of Calabasas manage to get a provision slipped into a Senate spending bill last week that would prevent park officials from using federal funds to acquire the school's coveted mountain campus through condemnation proceedings?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1991 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state Assembly committee approved a bill Wednesday that critics said would probably increase by $10 million the cost of land in the Santa Monica Mountains that the state and federal agencies want to buy from Soka University in Calabasas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Soka University of Calabasas won a surprise victory Wednesday when a key Senate committee adopted language that would prevent park officials from using federal funds to take over the school's mountain campus through condemnation proceedings. Opponents of the school's planned expansion also suffered a setback Wednesday in Sacramento, where the staff of a state agency that regulates higher education said they have no authority over Soka because it is more of a business than a school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The life of the North Hollywood Redevelopment District would be extended 12 years and its budget would grow by $180 million under a proposal being reviewed at a series of neighborhood workshops. Since its formation in 1979, the Community Redevelopment Agency has focused much of its effort in the 740-acre zone toward revitalizing the central business core of North Hollywood, with construction of a major office complex, a theater and senior citizens housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Supporters of the campaign to bring a professional football team back to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum are pushing a plan to have the city acquire property near the stadium, relocating the parcel's residents to clear space for a retail complex and parking, officials said Thursday. The plan, sources said, would have a public agency, possibly the Coliseum Commission, purchase or condemn 10 to 16 acres across Figueroa Street from Exposition Park, site of the Coliseum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The Ventura City Council on Monday voted to condemn several parcels of farmland and vacant lots to construct a new overpass over California 126 and put in a road for an affordable housing project. Different landowners of the parcels have rejected offers to buy rights of way across the parcels, city officials said. Negotiations are continuing, but by condemning the land, the city can later seize it through their power of eminent domain, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The Ventura City Council will decide today whether to condemn several parcels of farmland and vacant lots to build a new overpass over California 126 and lay a road to a long-planned affordable housing project. Although negotiations are continuing, city officials said their offers to buy rights of way across the parcels have been rejected by different landowners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The life of the North Hollywood Redevelopment District would be extended 12 years and its budget would grow by $180 million under a proposal being reviewed at a series of neighborhood workshops. Since its formation in 1979, the Community Redevelopment Agency has focused much of its effort in the 740-acre zone toward revitalizing the central business core of North Hollywood, with construction of a major office complex, a theater and senior citizens housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How did Soka University of Calabasas manage to get a provision slipped into a Senate spending bill last week that would prevent park officials from using federal funds to acquire the school's coveted mountain campus through condemnation proceedings?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1991 | ALAN C. MILLER and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Soka University of Calabasas won a surprise victory Wednesday when a key Senate committee adopted language that would prevent park officials from using federal funds to take over the school's mountain campus through condemnation proceedings. Opponents of the school's planned expansion also suffered a setback Wednesday in Sacramento, where the staff of a state agency that regulates higher education said they have no authority over Soka because it is more of a business than a school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1991 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state Assembly committee approved a bill Wednesday that critics said would probably increase by $10 million the cost of land in the Santa Monica Mountains that the state and federal agencies want to buy from Soka University in Calabasas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The Ventura City Council on Monday voted to condemn several parcels of farmland and vacant lots to construct a new overpass over California 126 and put in a road for an affordable housing project. Different landowners of the parcels have rejected offers to buy rights of way across the parcels, city officials said. Negotiations are continuing, but by condemning the land, the city can later seize it through their power of eminent domain, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a plan that even supporters describe as far-fetched, some community and environmental activists are pushing to join two of the west San Fernando Valley region's most controversial developments by building a Soka University campus on Ahmanson Ranch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The future of a Calabasas meadow, coveted by opposing factions for either a public park or a bustling college campus, is uncertain as both sides prepare to fight for the right to use the valuable land in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. Administrators of Tokyo-based Soka University are determined to develop their 580 acres into a 4,400-student college.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1990 | JANE HULSE
Despite opposition, the County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to begin condemnation proceedings on 157 acres near Santa Paula where they want to build a new jail. Supervisor John K. Flynn, an opponent of the jail site, voted against condemnation because soil contamination on the property hasn't been completely cleaned up. "I want to know what is in there before I vote," he said.
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