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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1996 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of Sport X--which would build a private, profit-making athletic complex on the city's most popular public park--have devised a strategy to thwart the unpopular proposal: buy part of the land themselves. A newly formed anti-Sport X coalition announced Tuesday that it will launch a campaign to purchase a 10-acre portion of Conejo Creek Park owned by the Conejo Valley Unified School District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1996 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SIMI VALLEY-One by one, residents of the Texas Tract stood up and told the park district's board of directors how worthless the land in dispute is. The hillside next to the Simi Valley Golf Course is crumbling, the erosion widespread. And the gophers are tunneling through what's left of it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1994 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby, where hordes of small children descend on the lagoon at Rancho Simi Community Park in early May to hook catfish, is in jeopardy. * Without a few more pancake breakfast fund-raisers such as the one the Kiwanis Club put on last month, Simi Valley park officials won't have the money for the 1,800 pounds of fish it takes to stock the lagoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the new Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is not scheduled to open until late 1994, it may already be losing one of its major tenants. Administrators of the Conejo Recreation and Park District recommend that the district drop its plans to acquire office space in the $64-million complex because of tight budget constraints. "We just don't have the resources and wherewithal to proceed at this time," said Tex Ward, general manager of the park district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1994 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether Simi Valley park rangers should carry guns has become one of the key issues in a race among five candidates for two at-large seats on the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District board of directors. The park district, which includes Simi Valley and Oak Park, is in the process of reviewing a request from rangers that they be equipped with weapons. The final decision will probably not be made until after the two top vote-getters in the Nov.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Robles Trail, a 10-mile stretch along the south edge of Thousand Oaks, is a bonanza for hikers who want easy accessibility. With its network of spurs and loops, though, it can look rather daunting. But every month, naturalists with the Conejo Recreation and Park District lead hikes on a portion of the trail. Usually the hikes are no more than four miles long, beginning at 9 a.m. and running about 2 1/2 hours. These are not forced marches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
Pines Park virtually resonates romance. The little four-acre site on bluffs overlooking Capistrano Beach commands a spectacular ocean view. Stately pines shade lush, jade-green grass. It's a perfect place for weddings--in fact hundreds of couples have gone there in recent years to say their vows. But neighbors and the Capistrano Bay Park and Recreation District think there can be too much of a good thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1995
The Texas Avenue residents who have been identified by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District as encroaching on public land should just accept this fact and take the necessary steps to correct the problem. Instead of being angry at the park district for attempting to reclaim that which is the public's, the homeowners should be angry at the city for failing to check the property boundaries before issuing permits for the pools, decks and patios. Allowing these owners to keep any more land than what their lot dimensions allow, as shown on their recorded tract maps, would be extremely unfair to their neighbors who didn't encroach and unfair to the public as well--and sets a bad example.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2003 | From Religion News Service
A Chicago couple filed a federal lawsuit this week after the Chicago Park District rejected their proposed inscription on a commemorative brick because it contained a religious message. When their local park district announced a "buy a brick" fund-raising campaign for a new playground last fall, Mildred and Robert Tong wrote a check for $50 and filled out a form for the brick's inscription: "Missy, EB, and Baby: Jesus is the cornerstone. Love, Mom & Dad." A few days later, on Oct.
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