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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2009 | Jeff Gottlieb
The question is whether Melahat Uzumcu will have to move from her big house, to the other big house. Uzumcu's 7,000-square-foot house in Palos Verdes Estates sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean, with a view of the South Bay laid out in front of it. There are seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and floors custom made with wood from Brazil. The bathrooms have granite tile and marble counters. There are three fireplaces and three living rooms. Two life-size statues guard the front door.
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NEWS
March 10, 1995 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city where similarity is part of the master plan, the house at 4822 Kron St. sticks out like a sore home. Neighbors call it the "Kron Street Castle," and their reasons seem clear. It has turrets. Turrets are rare in Irvine, where neighborhood associations become dyspeptic over so much as an oversized mailbox. It has a moat, or at least a dirt front yard that fills with mud when it rains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997
A North Hills community organization, facing intense pressure from city inspectors to repair three of its earthquake-damaged apartment buildings or have them declared public nuisances, won another reprieve Tuesday. The Los Angeles Building and Safety Commission rejected city inspectors' request that two of the buildings be declared nuisances because they had become havens for drug users, gang members and prostitutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Critics and supporters of the troubled Thunderbird club faced off at a final public hearing this week, with those who hope to see the restaurant and nightclub lose its license presenting a video they said showed the problems it has caused. Police reports of public nuisances and continued complaints by neighbors prompted the city to conduct hearings on the operating permit for the club, which opened in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They figured out how to get the marble from Italian quarries, but the people who run the Getty Center haven't figured out how to get the people to their mountaintop museum. Or rather, they haven't figured out how to do it without a fight. The City Council reluctantly stepped into the fray Tuesday, agreeing to extend nearby street parking restrictions for a year to appease the Getty's Brentwood neighbors, upset over museum visitors who park along their streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1999 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A city zoning administrator has ordered a massive cleanup of hotels in downtown's skid row and admonished politicians and charities that conditions in the dilapidated neighborhood have been allowed to fester for far too long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1992 | BERT ELJERA
Homeowners could face penalties if accumulated, unused furniture is stored in a way that is visible from the street or an adjoining property, the City Council decided this week. Under an ordinance tentatively approved Monday, residents with unfiltered swimming pools, unkempt yards or dirty driveways would also be asked to clean them up or pay the cleanup costs if the city does the job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1994 | RICHARD CORE
Although the city has no widespread problems with property owners obeying municipal codes, Laguna Hills officials are planning a code-enforcement program to target a few areas that have generated complaints. Since its incorporation in 1991, the city has received 193 complaints of code violations and public nuisances, 152 of which came in 1993. "It's almost invariably illegal front yard storage" that draws complaints, said Don White, the city's administrative services director.
NEWS
February 7, 1997 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Growing impatient with a politically connected nonprofit organization's failure to repair earthquake-damaged buildings in a North Hills neighborhood, city inspectors have cited three structures as public nuisances and ordered the owners to fix the problems within 30 days.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2000 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twin Palms restaurant in Newport Beach, which has been involved in a running battle with the nearby Four Seasons hotel over noise, has closed its doors to the public and will shut down permanently at the end of the month. The trendy French bistro, which featured live music that drew complaints from hotel guests, will be open only for private parties until it vacates the site Jan. 31, the restaurant said Monday.
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