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October 10, 1991 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of debate, the Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday night approved a lease with MacPherson Oil Co. for oil drilling at a city maintenance yard. But officials cautioned that the plan must still negotiate a maze of governmental agencies and might never become reality. Dozens of permits are required before the first of 30 proposed wells is drilled.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1989 | BOB WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Five years ago, the idea of drilling for oil in Hermosa Beach captured the imaginations of most residents and city officials. After all, the city could use the money to buy recreational space--such as the abandoned Santa Fe railroad right of way--to better maintain the beach and to generally relieve strains on the municipal budget. So two initiatives were passed by the voters in 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The race for Hermosa Beach City Council kicked into high gear this week as the seven candidates scrambled to print campaign literature, establish name recognition or build on past council records in a campaign that, until recently, had been decidedly low-profile. In some respects, the issues facing candidates--and voters--in the Nov.
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