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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.
September 6, 2011 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
There are hardly more striking film festival settings than this former mining town: an 8,750-foot-elevation box canyon flanked on the sides by sheer red-rock cliffs and capped at its end by a misty waterfall. So it seems only fitting that land itself — and in particular its custodianship — played such a prominent part in the just-concluded Telluride Film Festival. Though the works in the 38th annual movie gathering covered an assortment of topics and themes, some of the Labor Day weekend festival's most memorable new films cast the land in a starring role, using terra firma as a narrative linchpin.
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.
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.
June 25, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In a legal move that surprised Cypress officials, the Cottonwood Christian Center on Monday sought a federal court injunction to block the city from taking 18 acres of the church's land to build a Costco. A church spokeswoman said the 102-page motion would prevent the city from taking "immediate possession" of Cottonwood's property near the Los Alamitos Race Course, an act allowed under eminent domain proceedings. City Atty.
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