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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1991
Soka University in Calabasas has been notified by Los Angeles County zoning inspectors that it is illegally operating a non-religious school under permits allowing religious training only. County planning and zoning officials said Tuesday that the university can continue to hold classes only if it can prove they are part of a religious training program, as allowed under a special permit granted to previous owners of the land.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2001 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There had not been a new house built on Marbrisa Avenue in Walnut Park for almost half a century. So when Alta Gonzalez looked Saturday at a row of brand new residences recently built on a dilapidated parking lot on the street, she had to smile. "The neighborhood has people who feel like it is their own again. It is alive," she said in Spanish.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN
The Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to complete its review in August of a new zoning map that will replace a Los Angeles County plan for the city. The commission has been working since last fall on the map, which will designate which areas of the city may be developed as commercial, residential or industrial properties. A decision on the plan ultimately rests with the City Council, which will hold public hearings on the zoning map before voting on it by the end of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a wide-ranging move to protect the Santa Monica Mountains, county supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a blueprint that seeks to limit development in the rugged but fragile wild lands that border urban Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' acceptance of the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan included an eleventh-hour adoption of lower allowable building densities than had been proposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of Castaic want their community to become more than just another truck stop along the Golden Gate Freeway, and on Thursday they took a step in that direction by defeating a proposed 24-hour gasoline station and mini-mart. Although the area is primarily known for its string of gas stations and fast-food restaurants, inflated land prices have pushed urban sprawl toward the Santa Clarita Valley community 39 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to seek legal avenues for closing a bondage-and-discipline club in North Hollywood and for barring similar sadomasochist establishments in unincorporated areas of the county. The board, acting on a recommendation by the county Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, agreed to form a special committee to look for ways to revoke a zoning permit for Club Chateau, approved by a Los Angeles city zoning administrator last August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Church of Scientology is seeking permission from Los Angeles County to open a boarding school for 250 students on the site of a former juvenile detention camp near Green Valley. The proposal has worried some of the 1,200 residents in the rural community, who voiced concerns about it at a public meeting Monday night. About 40 people attended the meeting. "They're a cult," Kimberly Flores, a 19-year-old Green Valley housewife, said before the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the request of Supervisor Mike Antonovich, voted Tuesday to reconsider a proposed country club development in Topanga Canyon, reviving one of the longest-running zoning disputes in county history. The 12-year battle over the proposed Montevideo Country Club and an adjoining housing tract had appeared to be over two weeks ago, when the board denied county permits for the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2001 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There had not been a new house built on Marbrisa Avenue in Walnut Park for almost half a century. So when Alta Gonzalez looked Saturday at a row of brand new residences recently built on a dilapidated parking lot on the street, she had to smile. "The neighborhood has people who feel like it is their own again. It is alive," she said in Spanish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998 | SHARON BERNSTEIN and MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The massive, 70,000-resident Newhall Ranch project--the largest single zoning application ever brought before Los Angeles County--took a major step forward Tuesday as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors held the only public hearing on the matter. The proposal to build a new town from scratch along the banks of the Santa Clara River near the Ventura County border would involve building 24,300 homes, a water reclamation plant and schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A month after an angry stampede by horse owners and stable users, a compromise is shaping up to control commercial land use in a rural Santa Monica Mountains area south of Agoura Hills. To move forward with the compromise, the county Regional Planning Commission agreed Wednesday to drop the original zoning proposal, which would have added tighter restrictions on the presence of horses. The commission's action was spurred by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday turned down a developer's plan to build 11 homes on a 108-acre parcel north of Kanan Road in the shadow of Ladyface Mountain. Citing concerns about significant grading and the impact to local mountain views, commission chairwoman Renee Campbell and members Donald Toy and Esther Feldman cast the majority votes opposing the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 200 people packed a public hearing Wednesday to protest a proposed zoning change they fear could lead to restrictions on horse ownership in rural areas across the county. "This zoning appears to be a solution in search of a problem," Ruth Gerson, an Agoura resident who owns six horses, told the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission. "Until we saw the draft of the ordinance, we were not aware there was a horse problem. We're baffled by the sudden attack."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed zoning amendment that could restrict land use in parts of the Santa Monica Mountains has caused confusion and outrage among owners of horse stables who say they could be put out of business if it is approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. But officials with the county Department of Regional Planning say that, even if the amendment passes, it probably would not affect existing property owners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1998
A group of homeowners has sued the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, saying that the state agency has no business using a residential road to bring guests and catering vans to its facilities. In a complaint filed in Santa Monica Superior Court, about 30 property owners in Ramirez Canyon say that they want a halt to what they say is noisy and dangerous commercial use of a residential road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1998 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a nod to residents' concerns about noise from late-night film shoots at Universal Studios, the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission will consider the first-ever evening restrictions against pyrotechnic and helicopter sounds coming from the studio's movie sets. Commission staff members initially recommended the restrictions months ago, drawing objections from Universal officials who have opposed limitations on the way the studio makes movies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a wide-ranging move to protect the Santa Monica Mountains, county supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a blueprint that seeks to limit development in the rugged but fragile wild lands that border urban Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' acceptance of the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan included an eleventh-hour adoption of lower allowable building densities than had been proposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1995 | TIM MAY
The Los Angeles County counsel has told the Board of Supervisors that the county can legally take title to the only access road leading to Sunshine Canyon Landfill, perhaps clearing the way for the now-closed dump to reopen. The road runs through property owned by the landfill operator, Browning-Ferris Industries, on land located within the city of Los Angeles. The city earlier had blocked the road's use, refusing to issue Browning-Ferris the necessary zoning permits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998 | SHARON BERNSTEIN and MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The massive, 70,000-resident Newhall Ranch project--the largest single zoning application ever brought before Los Angeles County--took a major step forward Tuesday as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors held the only public hearing on the matter. The proposal to build a new town from scratch along the banks of the Santa Clara River near the Ventura County border would involve building 24,300 homes, a water reclamation plant and schools.
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