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September 28, 1989
On the Glendora surplus property in Azusa (Times, Aug. 10): I think Glendorans and Azusans were ill-served by the law firm that serves both cities with legal counsel. And the cities should reflect on what might have been. I could have possibly had my water bill lowered because the Glendora Water Fund could have had $5 million added to it by selling the nine acres to the highest bidder on the open market instead of dealing privately with only one developer. Azusans could have had open space for recreation had their city purchased the nine acres of land for the giveaway 1985 appraised price of $1.13 million.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1990 | TINA DAUNT
The Thousand Oaks City Council on Tuesday night approved a plan that will allow a developer to build on 20 acres of vacant land in MGM Ranch in return for a new high school. Ranch developers Shapell Industries will build the school on a site it originally planned to use for an industrial complex. The complex will now be built on a portion of the 20 acres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
It was a highly complicated and unusual exchange: a sliver of public parkland in the Dana Bluffs area for less than half of an acre of inland private property. But the upshot is this: A Florida businessman wanted a pool for his Dana Point vacation home at almost any price, and for a cool $750,000, he will get it.
NEWS
November 6, 1986 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
The Public Works Committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved a swap that would resolve more than a year of controversy by allowing a private developer to trade land in Highland Park for a city-owned parcel in Hollywood. If approved by the full council, the swap will settle a battle between Los Angeles developer Brian Weiss and a group of Highland Park residents who banded together to oppose an apartment building Weiss had proposed for the site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Santa Clarita developer Wednesday offered to donate 190 acres dotted with walnut trees to a conservation agency in exchange for permission to expand a huge housing tract onto 90 acres of an officially designated sensitive oak woodland. The proposal by Dale Poe Development Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1988 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
The discovery of lead contamination on a 44-acre site near Chollas Park has stalled a land swap between the Navy and the City of San Diego and has forced the Navy to postpone plans to build family housing there this year. A Navy study of the city-owned land also has turned up evidence of toxic contamination in a nearby area that is to be developed into a city park, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stage is set for a showdown Tuesday that has city leaders facing a choice between long-coveted open space and the possibility of much-needed housing for senior citizens. The Thousand Oaks City Council will consider a complicated development-rights swap that aims to save 180 acres of land known as the Western Plateau, once owned by MGM film studios and now slated for 147 single-family homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Pending a final court decision, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has stopped issuing controversial permits that allow landowners to kill endangered species or destroy their habitat in exchange for setting aside land elsewhere. U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan issued a one-page court order Sept. 30 granting a motion by Spirit of the Sage Council and other environmental groups challenging the permits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1990 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY and MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a lengthy and heated debate Saturday, a Sierra Club committee voted to conditionally endorse a land exchange proposed by comedian Bob Hope that would allow a developer to build a road through a 59-acre strip of federal parkland in Cheeseboro Canyon. If the proposal is approved by the National Park Service, Hope has agreed to sell 5,700 acres he owns in the Santa Susana and Santa Monica mountains to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy for a below-market $20 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1990 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of a key House subcommittee agreed Thursday to postpone a decision on whether to block a controversial land exchange involving federal parkland in Cheeseboro Canyon and property owned by entertainer Bob Hope. "All right, we'll be glad to wait," said Rep. Sidney R. Yates (D-Ill.), chairman of the interior subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, in response to a request by Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Los Angeles).
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