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September 1, 2011 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
The Riverside County Planning Commission on Wednesday rejected an application for a massive rock quarry proposed near Temecula that was strongly opposed by the city and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. Granite Construction of Watsonville wants to develop a 414-acre rock quarry operation on a mountain that looms over Interstate 15, a peak the Pechanga say is within one of the most sacred sites for all Luiseno people. The commission voted 4 to 1 against the proposal, citing concerns about the effect on the environment and health of residents in the Temecula area and because of the tribal leadership's objections.
January 31, 2012 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
A giant rock quarry proposed in the hills above Temecula had politicians from one of the most conservative corners of the Inland Empire railing Monday against corporate arrogance and environmental devastation, while union workers pushed the project as a job creator. The political twists are intensifying as the five-year-long controversy over the Liberty Quarry barrels toward a vote before the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, which on Monday held the first of two days of public hearings in a packed convention center ballroom.
June 25, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA
A plan to beautify 300 acres in Sun Valley now occupied by four massive pits has been suggested by a landscape architect. The pits, used as quarries and a landfill, would be transformed into a giant greenbelt connecting lakes, an industrial park and other improvements from the edge of Hansen Dam to Tuxford Street in Sun Valley.
A divided City Council this week delayed a decision on whether to shut down the Azusa Rock quarry after a lively public hearing in which environmental activists accused quarry owners of plundering two mountains bordering the Angeles National Forest. Most of the 120 people at the hearing Monday applauded and whooped as local residents and environmental activists called for the Azusa Rock quarry to be closed, saying it pollutes the air and the San Gabriel River. Quarry spokesman G.
January 5, 1989
For the benefit of the citizens of Azusa, we wish to clarify some information on matters relating to the rock quarry on the hillside (Azusa Rock Inc.). First, in March of 1987, the City Council requested staff to review the Azusa Rock quarrying situation. In March of 1988, the council directed the Planning Commission to also review this matter. After hearing numerous hours of public testimony and reviewing many documents over several months time, the City Council elected to proceed with mitigation instead of a long and expensive court fight.
November 2, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The remains of four woolly rhinos found in a quarry in central England will provide important clues about the Ice Age, scientists said. The remains of the extinct mammals, which were found at Whitemoor Haye in Staffordshire, are among the most complete ever found in Britain. One had plant material in its teeth, providing clues to its diet, said Simon Buteux, director of the field archeology unit at the University of Birmingham.
May 24, 1990
The El Monte City Council and the Arcadia Planning Commission are at odds over the future of an Arcadia rock quarry. The Arcadia Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend that the quarry be used as an inert landfill for concrete and building material waste. That recommendation will be forwarded to the Arcadia City Council. Meanwhile, the El Monte City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal the Arcadia decision.
October 2, 1991 | Reuters
Two Indonesian deer hunters riddled their porter with bullets after mistaking him for their quarry, the newspaper Kompas reported Tuesday. The 50-year-old porter had dropped behind to adjust the switch on his flashlight during a night hunt in central Java Saturday evening. Mistaking the light for the glimmer of a deer's eyes, the hunters opened fire with automatic rifles.
December 26, 1985
The Planning Commission has asked for a status report from its staff on a proposed 300-acre residential project centered on the old Chandler gravel quarry. Portions of the project, which calls for 600 homes, would be located in Torrance and discussions are under way between the planning staffs of the two cities and Cayman Development Co., which is proposing the project. The report should go to the commission in January.
The fate of the Azusa Rock Co. was shuffled back to the Planning Commission by the City Council for further review. The order for reconsideration came after a hearing in which some residents called the quarry a nuisance that creates dust in the air and has scarred the mountainside. In May, the council directed the commission to review the operations of the rock quarry on Fish Canyon Road to determine if its special-use permit, granted in 1956, should be revoked.
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