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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1989
Members of the Pasadena Elks Lodge have agreed to sell a parking lot at a key location along the Tournament of Roses parade route for almost $11 million, lodge officials said. The Ramser Development Co. said it will use the parcel near "perhaps the most visible corner in the world"--the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards--for construction of a luxury hotel, commercial space and an underground parking facility.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1989
Members of the Pasadena Elks Lodge have agreed to sell a parking lot at a key location along the Tournament of Roses parade route for almost $11 million, lodge officials said. The Ramser Development Co. said it will use the parcel near "perhaps the most visible corner in the world"--the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards--for construction of a luxury hotel, commercial space and an underground parking facility.
REAL ESTATE
January 11, 1987
Ramser Development Co.'s $5.5-million property purchase at Santa Fe Avenue and 12th Street in Los Angeles, on a site that had been targeted for a prison, is in escrow, and its owners are proceeding with plans for its development as the Crown Commerce Center. Demolition of existing buildings will begin in May after the current owner, Crown Coach International, relocates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1995 | LEN HALL
City planning commissioners have unanimously approved construction of Plaza Pacifica, a commercial center that will be the city's largest. The commissioners voted 4 to 0 Tuesday night to approve the 600,000-square-foot, Spanish-themed center, which will include 12 movie theaters, a food plaza, medical offices, several other major tenants and a gas station. Commissioner Mark Schmitt was absent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
The City Council has unanimously approved a commercial shopping center that will be city's largest. The 600,000-square-foot, Spanish-themed center is planned for a hilly inland area of the city near Avenida Pico. The center, known as Plaza Pacifica, will include a 12-screen movie theater, a food plaza, medical offices, several other major tenants and a gas station. The project also includes 145 single-family homes. The council voted 4 to 0 on Wednesday to move forward with the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1988 | JOSEPH MENN, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego County Superior Court judge issued a surprise preliminary injunction Tuesday against the owners and developers of the old Aztec Brewery in Barrio Logan. The injunction by Judge James A. Malkus forbids Northern Automotive Co. of Arizona and Ramser Development Co. of Los Angeles from removing any additional artwork from the building and from altering the building itself.
NEWS
January 13, 1987 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian, refusing to abandon his choice for a Los Angeles prison site, said Monday that he would consider condemning the property if the state cannot strike a deal to buy it from its new owner. Speaking to reporters in Anaheim, Deukmejian for the first time signaled his willingness to use the state's power of eminent domain to take private property southeast of downtown Los Angeles for the controversial prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1988 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
For more than three decades, murals and other artwork depicting Aztec culture sat largely ignored in the taproom of a former brewery in Logan Heights. Then a snapshot of the work appeared in a San Diego newspaper, prompting widespread interest. Now, it appears that the San Diego City Council will be asked to step in and settle what has developed into San Diego's latest controversy pitting community groups against a developer. On Thursday, a representative of the Ramser Development Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1990 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offering preservationists one last chance to save Barrio Logan's Aztec Brewery buildings, the San Diego City Council agreed Monday to explore a last-minute redevelopment proposal for the two structures before letting them fall to the wrecking ball. The council voted 6-0 to hold a public hearing on an offer made Monday by Foote Development Inc. to explore rehabilitation of the buildings, at 2301 Main St., before allowing their demolition.
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