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May 26, 1998 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Does your car bump from pothole to pothole on ragged city streets? Blame it on Proposition 13. Is your neighborhood stable, full of old-timers enjoying low property taxes? Credit Proposition 13. The San Fernando Valley secession movement. O.J. Simpson's acquittal. The outlet malls gulping up strawberry fields on the Oxnard Plain. The fee for running a red light. The Wal-Mart by the freeway. The waiting list for John Grisham's latest at your local library.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1998 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents have long claimed that increased truck traffic on Happy Camp Road is ruining their lives. Now a county assessment appeals board has agreed, granting whopping reductions in the values of two properties--with perhaps others to follow. The rulings are bittersweet victories for property owners Frank Zamrock and Suzanne Thomas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of new-home owners can expect to pay $300 to $700 in extra property taxes this year because of a change in the way the county calculates house values. Under the new system, the assessor's office is basing the tax bills for many new homes on the value of each property as well as the value of the subdivision's curbs, gutters, lighting and other improvements funded with certain types of special assessment bonds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1998 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rain was gone and the skies were clear--but the fear that gripped many Ojai Valley residents stuck Tuesday like caked-on river mud. "It's mostly psychological now," 56-year-old Art Isgur said, keeping an eye on the horizon. "You see a cloud in the sky and you start shaking." Isgur was among two dozen east Ojai residents who watched helplessly Monday as rushing flood waters inundated their homes. On Tuesday, he and others began to clean up the mess left behind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1997 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the first time in three decades, the Anaheim City School District is considering a building program that would open new schools and refurbish aging campuses. Officials will discuss tonight whether to ask voters next year to approve a bond issue that would pay for the project. "We're just running out of room, and we need some permanent solutions," Supt. Roberta Thompson said Monday. The district has not opened a new school since 1967.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors on Tuesday again criticized Assessor Bradley L. Jacobs for his repeated refusal to participate in a state program that could ease the lengthy backlog in property-tax assessment appeals. "I have a little difficulty with you not working with us on this," Supervisor Charles V. Smith told Jacobs during a lengthy debate. "We are trying to help you do your job." But Jacobs said he would not back down, describing the state program as "a scheme" to raise property owners' taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1997
A panel of judges has ruled that a Los Angeles County board violated a state law by failing to give taxpayers who were appealing their property tax assessment enough notice before their hearings. The board must now pay whatever 23 taxpayers had asked for on their refund application, said their attorney, Robert A. Pool. He said they should receive a total of $1.5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Charging that a limousine service is being run out of their neighbor's home and is driving down the property values on their Calabasas cul-de-sac, seven neighbors won a judgment last week in small claims court. Sara Hyman, one of the seven neighbors on Park Antigua, said the dispute with Max's Limousine and Transportation Service has been going on for a year, and, although the city of Calabasas warned homeowner Judy Marino to stop conducting business from the property, she had not complied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997 | RADHA KRISHNAN THAMPI
Los Angeles County property owners have until 5 p.m. Monday to appeal their tax assessments for 1997-98. Although the county's property values have declined since the early 1990s, real estate prices have recently shown an upswing. Because of that, "we are hoping the number of appeal-filings will be lower this year," said John McKibben, Los Angeles County deputy executive officer, on Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A nagging backlog of 35,000 appeals from Orange County home and business owners protesting past property tax assessments prodded county supervisors Tuesday to create two new three-person appeals boards to clear the logjam. Supervisors also ordered a review of the entire property-tax appeal process, including whether there is adequate staffing in the assessor's office. The assessor must provide auditors to attend appeal hearings and answer questions about how the disputed assessments were set.
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