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February 24, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) said Friday that the Mission Viejo Co. has "perverted" city politics by backing the recall campaign against Councilman Robert A. Curtis. In a sweeping criticism of the development firm's conduct during the recall effort, Ferguson also alleged in an interview that top Mission Viejo Co. officials have threatened his political career.
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December 16, 1989 | FRANK MESSINA
After months of accusing the Mission Viejo Co. of being the sole sponsor of a recall campaign against him, City Councilman Robert A. Curtis this week called for an investigation of the developer by the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Curtis claims that the Mission Viejo Co. was the primary source of the $156,000 raised by the Coalition to Recall Councilman Curtis to finance a successful petition drive this fall. The councilman will face a recall election Feb. 27.
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May 21, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
The Mission Viejo Co. will not be penalized for violating the city's weed abatement ordinance because no sensitive species were harmed during an apparently unauthorized sweep of an 80-acre parcel last month, city officials said. Several acres of tall vegetation were leveled April 16 before residents of neighboring homes near Vista del Lago and Los Alisos Boulevard saw the heavy machinery operating in the fields and alerted city officials, who stopped the weeding.
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August 25, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mission Viejo Co. has been fined $17,000 by the county for illegally grading 170 acres of land in the Aliso Viejo area, a company representative said on Saturday. Although the company has agreed to pay, spokeswoman Wendy Wetzel said the penalty was the result of a "disagreement" over whether a grading permit was required. The Mission Viejo Co. believed that because the grading was part of a routine "fire-fuel modification program," a permit was not needed, Wetzel said.
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June 13, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA and WENDY PAULSON
At odds with the majority of the City Council in recent weeks over the future site of a civic center complex, Councilman Robert A. Curtis was thwarted again by his peers when he failed to persuade them to let voters decide the issue. Curtis proposed an advisory election on the November ballot that would allow public input on several future City Hall sites under consideration by the council.
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February 8, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
Stung by bitter campaign rhetoric, the Mission Viejo Co. swamped the city with letters Tuesday defending the company's role in the ongoing battle to recall Councilman Robert A. Curtis. The mailers, sent to 37,889 registered voters, signal a change in strategy for the development company, which so far has given $57,000 to a recall committee trying to unseat Curtis in a Feb. 27 special election. Mission Viejo Co.
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November 21, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
A request to add a major retail store to the Mission Viejo Freeway Center will be heard by the Planning Commission tonight. The Mission Viejo Co. is proposing to eliminate plans for a restaurant in the outdoor shopping center and add a 35,000-square-foot building that would be occupied by REI Inc., an outdoor goods supplier. Commissioner Sunnie Castner said the proposal needed to be studied in more detail at the meeting, but added that "it sounds like a good concept.
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January 9, 1991 | FRANK MESSINA
Mayor Robert A. Curtis on Tuesday shelved his plan to push for approving a huge Mission Viejo Co. commercial complex in exchange for the developer's giving the city 7.2 acres to build a new civic center. The proposal was to have been the subject of a public hearing at tonight's City Council meeting, but Curtis said Tuesday that he will table the plan.
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April 9, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD
The Board of Supervisors delayed action Tuesday on a request by the Mission Viejo Co. to lift a ban on residential development in a portion of Aliso Viejo located six miles south of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The area, near the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor, has been off-limits to housing for nearly 20 years because of jet noise from military aircraft flying overhead. The Mission Viejo Co.
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February 27, 1990
More than 100 opponents of a proposed theater development overflowed City Council chambers Monday, urging the council to overrule its Planning Commission and amend the proposed development. "The basic problem we have is that this is going to create a lot more vehicle traffic and a lot of foot traffic as well," said David Hunt, a 10-year resident of Mission Viejo and one of those who spoke against the proposal. The project, designed and proposed by the Mission Viejo Co.
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