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December 27, 1989 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Researcher
Los Angeles was the first city in the county to incorporate--in 1850--with Diamond Bar trailing 139 years later, to become the 86th city earlier this year. Here is how each community was named and the date of its incorporation. Lancaster (1977)--Founded in 1876 by M. L. Wicks of Aberdeen, Miss., and named by officials of the Southern Pacific Railway, presumably for Lancaster, Pa.
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December 27, 1989 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Researcher
Los Angeles was the first city in the county to incorporate--in 1850--with Diamond Bar trailing 139 years later, to become the 86th city earlier this year. Here is how each community was named and the date of its incorporation. Lancaster (1977)--Founded in 1876 by M. L. Wicks of Aberdeen, Miss., and named by officials of the Southern Pacific Railway, presumably for Lancaster, Pa.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1985 | THOMAS OMESTAD, Times Staff Writer
Two weeks ago, the embryonic drive to forge a city from the unincorporated communities of the Santa Clarita Valley drew a sedate crowd of about 30 to its first public meeting. Then Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley stepped into the picture.
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February 5, 1987 | PATRICIA KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Five years after it incorporated so it could determine its own growth policies, Agoura Hills has passed a zoning ordinance implementing the strict guidelines of its general plan. With little comment, Agoura Hills City Council on Tuesday night unanimously voted to adopt the highly technical, 344-page document. Barring unforeseen legal challenges, the ordinance will become part of the municipal code in 30 days, said Paul Williams, Agoura Hills' director of planning and development.
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June 29, 1988 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Executive Officer Larry Monteilh said Tuesday that he did not know that his decision to set a public hearing on the Malibu incorporation plan for Aug. 18 would make it impossible to put the issue on the ballot until next year. "Frankly, I wasn't even aware that there was any deadline to meet," said Monteilh, adding that he had sent a memo to Supervisor Deane Dana, who represents the Malibu area, advising him of the Aug. 18 date.
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January 25, 1985 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Agoura Hills residents may soon be asked to chip in and buy the controversial freeway billboards in their city--and then chop them down. City Council members are considering putting an advisory ballot measure before voters asking whether a citywide assessment district should be formed to finance removal of signs that now clutter a three-mile section of the Ventura Freeway in Agoura Hills.
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April 16, 1992 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day after Malibu's first election since it achieved cityhood, three candidates who pitched themselves as the true believers among slow-growth advocates had plenty to cheer. "We're finally going to have a city government that is responsive to this community," said Councilwoman Carolyn Van Horn, who, with challengers Jeff Kramer and Joan House trounced 17 other candidates Tuesday--including two incumbents--to win four-year terms on the City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1985 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
It has been compared to a relaxing soak in a hot tub and called an escape hatch from the day's accumulation of stress. To the 80,400 commuters who travel it each afternoon, the scenic portion of the Ventura Freeway that winds through Calabasas and Agoura Hills is more than a road home. It is cheap therapy. "You cross under Valley Circle Boulevard and Parkway Calabasas and it's like you've left town," said one such commuter, investment counselor Kenneth Golden. "It's wonderful.
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