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February 17, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard M. Walbergh's critics have called him a slumlord, a Malibu millionaire squeezing out his fortune by emptying the pockets of poor farm worker tenants. They have accused the 65-year-old real estate investor of turning his back on decay at the Oxnard Mobilehome Lodge, a cramped and crowded trailer camp on the city's southeast side. But Walbergh said he has been unfairly cast as an uncaring absentee landlord.
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February 17, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard M. Walbergh's critics have called him a slumlord, a Malibu millionaire squeezing out his fortune by emptying the pockets of poor farm worker tenants. They have accused the 65-year-old real estate investor of turning his back on decay at the Oxnard Mobilehome Lodge, a cramped and crowded trailer camp on the city's southeast side. But Walbergh said he has been unfairly cast as an uncaring absentee landlord.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995 | ERIC WAHLGREN
After nearly a decade of discussion, Oxnard City Council on Tuesday moved a step closer to building alternative housing for 1,100 residents living in a decrepit trailer park. About two dozen residents of Oxnard Mobilehome Lodge, toting signs reading "Please Listen to Us" and "Please Take Us to the Promised Land," appealed to the council to let them into the decision-making process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1995 | ERIC WAHLGREN
Oxnard city records show that a developer who has submitted a proposal to build an affordable-housing project owes the city more than $100,000 in back taxes and penalties. Oxnard developer Donald T. Kojima said he paid off the $107,420 he owed in taxes and late charges on a 41-acre plot in east Oxnard on Thursday. The Ventura County tax collector's office could not be reached for verification.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
The Oxnard City Council on Tuesday will discuss what kind of affordable housing it wants on a city-owned parcel in northeast Oxnard. Council members and city staffers will debate what criteria should be considered in a request for proposals to build a low-cost housing project on the land. The request will be publicized, and developers will have until May 26 to submit bids. The city bought 41 acres of farmland in east Oxnard last year from real estate speculator Donald T. Kojima for $5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
The Oxnard City Council has amended a previous deal with developer Donald T. Kojima, agreeing to pay him $100,000 out of reserves immediately and extending the time the city has to pay the remaining $655,000 it owes him. Oxnard purchased 40.89 acres near Camino del Sol and Lombard Street last year from Don and Susan Kojima for $5.32 million. The land was intended to be swapped for another parcel, where an affordable housing development would be built. Oxnard paid Kojima $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
The Oxnard City Council on Tuesday will consider amending a previous deal with developer Donald T. Kojima, paying him $100,000 out of reserves and extending the time the city has to pay the remaining $655,000 it owes him. After seemingly endless negotiations and accusations of impropriety from both parties, Oxnard leaders purchased 40.89 acres near Camino del Sol and Lombard Street last year from Don and Susan Kojima for $5.32 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ
The owner of a run-down Oxnard trailer park died Wednesday at Westlake Community Hospital after an apparent heart attack at his Malibu Canyon home. Richard M. Walbergh was pronounced dead at 4:10 a.m., according to the coroner's office. He was 65. The Malibu real estate investor owned the Oxnard Mobilehome Lodge, a five-acre park that has about 1,100 residents and an average of 28 trailers per acre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992 | FRED ALVAREZ
The Oxnard City Council on Tuesday created a panel to search for places to relocate residents of a run-down and dangerous trailer camp on the city's south side. The city wants to build a mobile home park for 1,100 farm workers and their families who live in the Oxnard Mobilehome Lodge, a 140-unit trailer camp crammed onto five acres near Commercial Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ
Offering farm worker families hope of escape from a run-down trailer camp, the Oxnard City Council agreed Tuesday to move forward with plans to help relocate members of the cramped community to a new mobile home park on the city's northeast side. Council members unanimously voted to pursue acquisition of a 20-acre patch of farmland for a replacement park within the Northeast Community, a sprawling commercial and residential development proposed for a site east of Oxnard Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1992 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offering farm workers and their families hope of escape from a rundown and dangerous trailer camp, the Oxnard City Council agreed Tuesday to move forward with plans to relocate members of the cramped community to a new mobile home park. Council members paved the way for the new development by starting annexation proceedings on 21 unincorporated acres near Olds Road and ordering city staff to figure out how to come up with the money to buy the land.
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