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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI and SYLVIA L. OLIANDE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES;Tamaki is a Times staff writer and Oliande is a correspondent
Back in the mid-1980s, a developer's dream to fill an empty field with a massive office complex drew such ire among growth-conscious residents that it helped fuel the drive for cityhood. A decade later, a different plan for the same 67-acre site prompted a referendum drive aimed at the project itself and campaigns against the local officials perceived as supporting the proposed development. But in the last year, a funny thing has happened.
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BUSINESS
November 11, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
An investor working through Triliad Development has purchased 53 acres of finished lots at Mission Oaks Business Park in Camarillo. The new owner plans to develop build-to-suit and speculative buildings suited for engineering and light manufacturing companies. Pardee Construction Co. of Los Angeles sold the lots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Bill Henry walked the new park named for his slain son, Police Officer Bob Henry, for the first time Monday, admiring the ball diamonds, soccer fields, play equipment, walkways and a tree transplanted from the nearby crime scene. "It's really looking great," said Henry, 63, who was in town from Murietta on business. "It's fantastic to have a park named after your son--it's a hell of a price to pay to get it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Hesperia man trying to evade police officers during a 16-minute chase Saturday made his capture a lot easier when he accidentally drove his car into the parking lot of the Van Nuys police station, authorities said Sunday. Jack Darrel Smith, 36, who was suspected of trying to buy illicit drugs, was arrested after he abandoned his car on the ramp leading to the police station's second-story parking lot, said Sgt. Robert Davis of the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Tenants in the Village Green Office Park said Monday they fear a flock of newly hatched ducklings living in a man-made stream that winds through the complex has perished since the water was recently drained. The business people, who have been putting out bowls and children's plastic pools filled with water for the ducks, said that Greenbrier Properties, the building's management company, drained the stream to clean it and replace a filtration system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1997 | TRACY JOHNSON and JEFF LEEDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles County safety experts Thursday scrambled to determine what is causing the major landslide that has undermined a hilltop office park in the aptly named South Bay community of Rolling Hills Estates. Workers from 18 small businesses evacuated two buildings Wednesday afternoon as the walls began to warp, windows cracked under pressure and sidewalks outside buckled. The buildings were temporarily condemned by county firefighters, and a third was closed to everyone but tenants.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1996 | Barbara Murphy
Silagi Development Co. of Thousand Oaks has announced plans for a $10-million office park in Westlake. Construction is expected to begin by the end of November on the two-building, 95,000-square-foot office complex to be known as Westlake Gardens. The 4.7-acre site at 2535 Townsgate Road, visible from the Ventura Freeway, was acquired by Silagi from IBM.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
After weeks of listening to complaints from citizens, city officials have agreed to restore 10 parking spaces that were removed from in front of the Van Nuys Civic Center post office for security reasons, City Councilman Marvin Braude said Monday.
BUSINESS
June 17, 1996
L.A. Cellular Telephone Co. will be expanding operations and moving into a 100,000-square-foot office complex in Anaheim next month. The cellular-phone company said it plans to move 700 jobs to the city from offices in Cypress and Cerritos, then expects to create 200 new positions by the end of the year. City officials said the move is part of a trend by high-technology companies to move into facilities abandoned by the retreating defense industry. The company's new office, at 5515 E.
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