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April 22, 2001
Re "Stop Legal Battle Over Tustin Base," letters, April 15: Maralys Wills' letter claims that the Santa Ana Unified School District should "examine the generous offer made by Tustin and start building the schools they need." Apparently Wills is unaware that Tustin's "generous offer" involved a questionable substitution for the land that the Department of Education approved for Santa Ana student use. Tustin has traded close to four times the land within the Santa Ana district, which was used to grow crops, for a smaller odd-shaped parcel outside district boundaries that is described by an environmental scientist as being among the most toxic parcels on the former Marine Corps air station.
Caught in the middle of a protracted land dispute between their landlord and neighboring homeowners, the 40 or so people living in a migrant camp known as Porterville said Monday they are seeking homes elsewhere. Jorge Luis Ocampo, spokesman for the shantytown community, said the tenants have received a 15-day notice from landlord Sam Porter and "everyone here is looking for a place out there, and some are already moving out." On Friday, the Trabuco Highlands Community Assn.
February 6, 2006 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
In the latest case of unrest afflicting the Chinese countryside, at least 15 people were wounded, some seriously, when a gun battle broke out in a land dispute between two villages in the southern province of Guangdong. Residents said tension that had been brewing for years intensified in the fall, when Xiaomeichen residents decided to build a road through neighboring Dameichen. Both are in Huangpo county.
March 24, 1996
The proposal by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson designed to amicably end one of the nastiest and costliest land-use battles in recent history over Soka University of America should be commended ("Accord May End Parkland Fight at Soka Campus," March 14). The limited funds for parks can now be used to maintain and improve existing parks plus purchase lands from willing sellers instead of squandering these funds on excessive legal fees and court battles.
May 4, 1990
Regarding "Bigger Wilmington of Old" (Times, April 27): Had I known the tenor of the responses from (the) Harbor City Chamber of Commerce and (Los Angeles) Councilwoman (Joan Milke) Flores' office, I could have provided additional information to properly place the issue in context. The impression left by the article is that the area in question has long been considered part of Harbor City. This is not the case at all. It has only been in the last several years that any dispute has existed.
October 20, 1996
Victims just keep stacking up in the tangled web spun by developer Marshall Redman. Now facing criminal charges, Redman is the millionaire landowner who allegedly ripped off hundreds of unsophisticated Latinos by selling them undeveloped and largely uninhabitable desert property in the Antelope Valley. But after authorities seized the assets of Redman's $20-million empire, a new class of victims emerged: those who sold Redman the land in the first place.
July 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Indian leaders rejected government demands that Mohawk gunmen lay down their weapons before peace can be negotiated in conflicts that have erupted on Mohawk reservations in Quebec. The crisis stems from a dispute over ownership of land near a Mohawk reserve. The local town council wanted to use the land to extend a golf course. Indians say the site, about 20 miles west of Montreal, is ancestral land and includes a sacred burial ground.
August 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of Masai tribesmen who were calling for the Kenyan government to give them ancestral land acquired by colonialists 100 years ago. The protest campaign, which began Aug. 13, has brought demonstrations in central Kenya and Nairobi, as well as attempts to invade at least one privately owned ranch. Protesters say one person has been shot to death and more than 100 have been arrested.
June 22, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge in Buffalo threw out the Seneca Indian Nation's claim of ownership of Grand Island and other islands in the Niagara River near Buffalo. The ruling dismisses a 9-year-old lawsuit that residents of Grand Island, a suburb of Buffalo, have long claimed has damaged business and property values. U.S.
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