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September 9, 2001 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Las Vegas land speculator, who was paid a fortune by conservationists after threatening to develop vacant property along the Central California coast, now has targeted the pristine hillsides and mountains above Malibu. In recent months, investor Brian A. Sweeney has spent more than $15 million to buy nearly 2,000 acres of unspoiled property with commanding views of the Pacific.
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September 9, 2001 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Las Vegas land speculator, who was paid a fortune by conservationists after threatening to develop vacant property along the Central California coast, now has targeted the pristine hillsides and mountains above Malibu. In recent months, investor Brian A. Sweeney has spent more than $15 million to buy nearly 2,000 acres of unspoiled property with commanding views of the Pacific.
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NEWS
September 4, 1989 | LEON WHITESON
New Mexico developer Charles Klotsche fell in love with the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright by chance. Looking for a way to set his life on a new course after a divorce in the early 1980s, Klotsche came across Wright's work while idly leafing through a published copy of one of the Master's sketchbooks. "I was overwhelmed by Wright's talent," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a close vote that mimicked the presidential election until the end--hanging chads and all--Los Angeles County's closest Nov. 7 election was finally decided Wednesday. A recount of Malibu's municipal ballot Measure P concluded that the growth-control initiative won, 3,193 votes to 3,185. For 22 days after the election, Measure P had been locked in an exact tie: 3,137 votes for and 3,137 votes against.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1993 | G. JEANETTE AVENT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The struggle over Malibu's main commercial area is headed for trial late next month, without one of the principal players. Wave Property, a subsidiary of Pepperdine University, has informed the city and its partners in the lawsuit that it would not participate further in the suit--which has a Jan. 20 court date--nor will it continue efforts to develop a cohesive plan for the 125 acres of mostly undeveloped land in and around Malibu's civic center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When real estate developer Charles Tarrats began paving a twisting, 2 1/2-mile road in Malibu's pristine upper Ramirez Canyon without a permit last May, the state Coastal Commission ordered him to stop. He did--for two days. Then the Coastal Commission turned down his request for an emergency permit. Regardless, Tarrats' workmen returned to finish the road that area environmentalists scorned as an "abomination" on the Santa Monica Mountains landscape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1995
Things are getting downright unneighborly in one Malibu neighborhood damaged by the 1993 firestorm. Some residents of the city's La Costa section say that their neighbors' efforts to build even larger replacement homes could hamper firefighting efforts in a future blaze--not to mention blocking superb views of the mountains and the ocean.
NEWS
September 3, 1989 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
Its embattled mayor makes headlines. Its brand-new Jaguars and vintage Mustangs clog the streets. Its mini-malls blight the landscape with yet more porcelain nail clinics. And, of course, its most anticipated restaurant is Wolfgang Puck's. This must be Los Angeles? Wrong. Welcome to Malibu and its not-so-mellow metamorphosis. For more than a century, people ranging from film stars to just plain folks have sought out this laid-back sun and surf refuge in hopes of getting away from it all.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1989 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a leading attraction in a community short on landmarks, the Malibu Pier has seldom won much respect. Long battered by severe storms and neglected by absentee landlords, the 84-year-old pier collapsed into the Pacific Ocean half a century ago. Once rebuilt, it was twice closed as unsafe, the last time, in 1983, for an entire year. Now, nine years after the state spent $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities have ordered a halt to development of a controversial spiritual retreat consisting of 95 Mongolian-style yurt tents in a canyon in Malibu. Los Angeles County planning officials have rescinded a construction permit issued in 1994 and renewed last year for the circular tents and companion meeting halls and fitness facilities at 3660 Latigo Canyon Road.
NEWS
September 29, 2000 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They call them "Malibu Days." At the California Coastal Commission, they are the prolonged sessions when state officials charged with protecting the entire 1,100-mile coastline become mired in the minutiae of deck rebuilds, garage add-ons, even bathroom additions for some of the state's most affluent residents. Coastal commissioners loathe Malibu Days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2000 | BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Plans by Mayor Richard Riordan's wife, businessman Eli Broad and television magnate Haim Saban to build three sprawling homes on the beachfront in Malibu won unanimous approval Wednesday night from the California Coastal Commission, despite neighborhood opposition. Under the plan worked out Wednesday and approved 12-0 by the commissioners, the homes will block a total of about 300 feet of public ocean view.
NEWS
April 12, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is an epic struggle, even by the standards of Malibu, where the cost of a mere spite fence can exceed the price of a single-family home in less lush environs. This time, the fight involves not just commonplace things--like huge sums of money--but more valuable, if less tangible, commodities: power, influence and the stuff that comes with them. Contentious little Malibu's latest controversy involves Mayor Richard Riordan and his wife, along with a couple of their very richest friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities have ordered a halt to development of a controversial spiritual retreat consisting of 95 Mongolian-style yurt tents in a canyon in Malibu. Los Angeles County planning officials have rescinded a construction permit issued in 1994 and renewed last year for the circular tents and companion meeting halls and fitness facilities at 3660 Latigo Canyon Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What goes around comes around when you're talking about a village of yurts. That's what angry Malibu residents are discovering as a developer revives a long-dormant plan to fill their canyon with a "spiritual retreat," building 95 circular yurt tents. The Mongolian-style structures would be accompanied by sprawling meeting and fitness facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts and a 180-car parking lot.
NEWS
September 25, 1999 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
More than two years have passed since the J. Paul Getty Museum closed its villa in Pacific Palisades for a four-year, $150-million renovation, but construction has yet to begin. Well-organized neighborhood groups in Pacific Palisades and Malibu oppose expansion and already have delayed the project for one year. If their veiled threats of litigation come to pass, the reopening of the popular venue may be a long way off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | SCOTT MARTELLE and ERIKA CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The seaside artists' colony in Laguna Beach has sunshine (usually), breezes (constantly) and more trinket and art stores than sea gulls. So what's not to like? The crowds, according to some people in Malibu. A political video mailed to Malibu voters last week, featuring a voice-over by Malibu resident Jack Lemmon, represents Laguna Beach as the kind of overcrowded place Malibu might become under a pro-development city government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1995 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Malibu of the 21st Century will continue to be an exclusive enclave of semirural homes and country roads that will expand amenities for the outside world sparingly, under a development plan approved this week. Nearly five years after one of the world's most celebrated and desirable cities was created, its City Council agreed late Monday to end a record-setting series of hearings and adopt a plan that seems to have a lot of people mad.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1998 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
Civic culture. Private life. These two themes have dominated urban planning debates in this country since the turn of the century. But for the J. Paul Getty Trust, the balance between local needs and public mission must seem like a recurring nightmare. In a public presentation before a city of Los Angeles hearing examiner scheduled for Dec. 7, trust officials will unveil their latest program for the renovation and expansion of the famed villa complex of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The job may seem monotonous, even boring. Hydraulic excavators, bulldozers and trucks emit the rhythmic hum familiar to construction work as dirt is piled and hauled, piled and hauled. But for crews laboring 12 hours a day, seven days a week to regrade a landslide-marred hill near Malibu's Las Flores Canyon Road on Pacific Coast Highway, there is one consolation. "At least the view is nice," said Bijan Salar, a Caltrans inspector supervising the site Saturday morning.
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