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July 7, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
A prominent San Fernando Valley development company has required its subcontractors to make political contributions as a condition of doing business with it, a highly unusual and, some critics say, unethical practice. Lycon Group of Sherman Oaks, one of Southern California's largest apartment builders, has written a "contribution schedule" into its contracts for subcontractors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1989
Bob Pool's report on the "Calabasas polo club" (June 3) being developed by the Lycon Group has depicted the modern tactics of a real estate developer whose strategy is rather thinly veiled. Lycon officials indicated that they were naive about the permit process because "we're home builders," not "developers of horse facilities." Rob Franciscan of Lycon claims that Lycon had contact with a county official who said no permit was needed for their equestrian venture. Then his company moved 35,000 cubic yards of earth without being able to cite this or any authority.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1989
Bob Pool's report on the "Calabasas polo club" (June 3) being developed by the Lycon Group has depicted the modern tactics of a real estate developer whose strategy is rather thinly veiled. Lycon officials indicated that they were naive about the permit process because "we're home builders," not "developers of horse facilities." Rob Franciscan of Lycon claims that Lycon had contact with a county official who said no permit was needed for their equestrian venture. Then his company moved 35,000 cubic yards of earth without being able to cite this or any authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
A prominent San Fernando Valley development company has required its subcontractors to make political contributions as a condition of doing business with it, a highly unusual and, some critics say, unethical practice. Lycon Group of Sherman Oaks, one of Southern California's largest apartment builders, has written a "contribution schedule" into its contracts for subcontractors.
REAL ESTATE
February 24, 1985
The Lycon Group, based in Sherman Oaks, currently has four projects under construction for a total of 159 units, all within a one-mile radius of Van Nuys Airport. The projects, on Haskell Avenue and Sherman Way, were designed by Sherman Oaks architects Magaro & Stockton and Lycon Development Corp. is the general contractor for all. Lycon said their value at completion will exceed $10 million.
REAL ESTATE
July 3, 1988
SHERMAN OAKS: Hyde Park, 48-unit apartment by the Lycon Group, 1-3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms; $795-$1,595 monthly rent; office open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 4401 Sepulveda Blvd. PANORAMA CITY: Sundance Park, 52-unit apartment by the Lycon Group, 1-3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms; $567-$950 monthly rent; model and rental office open daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 9233 Van Nuys Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Members of the Calabasas Polo Club may end up playing their first chukker in court instead of at the new polo field they carved out of a canyon at the western edge of the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles County officials said Tuesday that they will seek a criminal complaint against the club operators, who they say built a regulation-size polo field, barn, corrals and a small grandstand with no building or grading permits. Officials said the equestrian facility may have to be torn down and its hillside site re-graded if the Sherman Oaks development company that built it cannot prove that a certified geologist watched every step of the earthmoving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County prosecutors will file criminal charges against officials of a Sherman Oaks development company that constructed a polo field in a rugged Calabasas canyon without county approval, the district attorney's office said Friday. Misdemeanor complaints will be sought against executives of the Lycon Group who were responsible for bulldozing the canyon and building a regulation-sized polo field, corrals, a barn and a small grandstand, said Mike Noyes, a deputy district attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1987 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
A Sherman Oaks development firm has agreed to pay $10 million for 10 acres occupied by the First Baptist Church of Van Nuys, clearing the way for the church's move to Chatsworth, its pastor said Tuesday. The Lycon Group plans to build an undisclosed number of apartments on the site, said Rob Francescon, a partner with the firm. The Rev. Jess Moody said his church will stay on the site until new facilities in Chatsworth are completed in two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
Thousand Oaks has received a donation of 214 acres from two developers, a city official said Wednesday. The donation of 204 acres from Costa Mesa-based General Procurement & Construction Co. to the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency will allow a scenic ridge on the northern edge of Thousand Oaks to remain undeveloped, said Doug Nickles, city open space planner. COSCA also received a donation of 10 acres in the Westlake area from the Sherman Oaks-based Lycon Group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON
For $50,000, donors to the Civic Arts Plaza Endowment Fund can join a new club--the Founders Circle, a fund-raising and advisory body created by the Thousand Oaks City Council. The Founders Circle will advise the city on programming and operations at the cultural center's auditorium and forum theater. The group will also sponsor special presentations or educational programs, such as a children's theater festival.
REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1991
VISTA: First phases of California Capri, 15 of 70 single-family paired homes; $136,900-$145,900; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,147-1,264 square feet; monthly fee, $122.72; developer, Kaufman & Broad of San Diego; common pool, spa, sun deck, clubhouse, picnic area; move-ins, August/September; open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at 449 Florencia Lane, reached from California 78 east exit of Interstate 5 or Melrose Drive north exit of Interstate 15.
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