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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County and the city of Palmdale agreed Friday to pay a major Antelope Valley developer $2 million to settle a 2 1/2-year-old lawsuit stemming from a dispute over development rights and water entitlements. Rancho Vista Development Co., developer of the 1,307-acre master-planned Rancho Vista community in west Palmdale, is expected to get more than $1.3 million from the county and nearly $700,000 from the city under the settlement, the company's attorney said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County and the city of Palmdale agreed Friday to pay a major Antelope Valley developer $2 million to settle a 2 1/2-year-old lawsuit stemming from a dispute over development rights and water entitlements. Rancho Vista Development Co., developer of the 1,307-acre master-planned Rancho Vista community in west Palmdale, is expected to get more than $1.3 million from the county and nearly $700,000 from the city under the settlement, the company's attorney said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1992 | BLAINE HALLEY
The city of Palmdale has sued 18 developers, construction companies and engineering firms, seeking reimbursement of more than $350,000 for damage caused by floods in 1991. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Lancaster Superior Court, alleges that the companies negligently designed and constructed erosion- and flood-control devices. As a result, the suit said, commercial and residential property in the city was "inundated with water, mud and debris during rains" in February and March, 1991.
REAL ESTATE
February 19, 1989
Los Angeles County PALMDALE: Phase 3 of Rancho Vista Four by Rancho Vista Development Co., 39 detached houses out of 102, 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms; 1,505-2,476 square feet; $149,990-$207,990; June/July move-ins; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 30th West and Rancho Vista Boulevard. WHITTIER: Phase 5 of Murphy Hill by Coast Construction Co., 15 townhouses out of 126, 2-3 bedrooms, 2-2 1/2 bathrooms; 1.372-1,768 square feet; $174,900-$320,900; October move-ins; open 11 a.m.-dusk at 6670 Cozy Wood Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 36th state Assembly District, which stretches from Santa Clarita through the Antelope Valley and includes most of Los Angeles County's remaining open space, candidate Hunt Braly has been fighting the label of "developer pawn" since the very first candidate forum. But campaign finance statements filed Thursday indicate that apparently only 9% of contributions to Braly came from developers--less than $10,000 of the $118,055 Braly received between March and May.
REAL ESTATE
March 10, 1996
BUILDING LEADERS 1995 Company Sales in millions *--* Rank 1995 Company 1995 1996 City, Key Officer Volume Projection 1 Kaufman & Broad Corp.* 432 ** Los Angeles, Bruce Karatz 2 Greystone Homes Inc. 293.9 ** Los Angeles, Jack R. Harter 3 Standard Pacific Corp. 266 ** Costa Mesa, Ronald R. Foell 4 Pardee Construction Co. 231 297.5 Los Angeles, David E. Landon 5 Lewis Homes Group of Companies 210.5 210 Upland, Richard A. Lewis 6 Centex Real Estate Corp.* 191 212.9 Corona, Larry B.
REAL ESTATE
March 5, 1995
For the second year in a row, Los Angeles-based Kaufman & Broad Home Corp. easily captured the top spot in The Times annual survey of residential building in Southern California, building almost 3,000 houses and generating revenue of more than a half-billion dollars in 1994. K&B built 2,946 single-family houses last year and sold all but 393 of them for a sales volume of $513 million, an increase of 18.2% over its 1993 revenues of $434 million.
BUSINESS
November 30, 1993 | RON GALPERIN
No Mello-Roos. That's the slogan being used by developer Urban West Communities in newspaper advertising for its new homes in Moorpark. Another developer, Rancho Vista Development Co., is using a similar pitch in its ads for new three- and four-bedroom homes in Palmdale. Those newspaper ads proudly tout "a complete lack of homeowners association fees and Mello-Roos."
REAL ESTATE
March 25, 1990
Following is an alphabetical listing of the building leaders included in The Times' 19th annual survey, with the rank of each firm. Asterisk indicates a tie in the ranking. Company Name 1989 Rank Acacia Construction Inc. 71 Ahmanson Developments Inc. 87 Akins Development Co. 36 Alamo Homes Inc. 179 Alexander/Catania Development Inc. 121* All Valley Financial Corp. 67 Allred (Douglas) Co. 85 Alpha Construction Co. Inc. 151 A-M Homes 47 American Housing Technologies Inc. 180 Amir Development Co.
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