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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1996
After more than three years, Manhattan Beach has emerged the winner in a court battle over a strip of open space that once belonged to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad. The California Supreme Court ruled last week that land purchased 10 years ago by Manhattan Beach from the railroad for $5 million legally belongs to the city and not to the more than 65 heirs of the Redondo Land Co., a development firm that granted an easement to the railway company in 1888 but not outright ownership.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1996
A decade-long battle over the ownership of former Santa Fe Railway property in Manhattan Beach came to an end Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a state Supreme Court ruling that the strip of open space belongs to the city. The city had purchased the 21-acre property from the railroad in 1985 for $5 million and put in a jogging trail. Two years later, nearly 70 heirs of the Redondo Land Co.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1996
A decade-long battle over the ownership of former Santa Fe Railway property in Manhattan Beach came to an end Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a state Supreme Court ruling that the strip of open space belongs to the city. The city had purchased the 21-acre property from the railroad in 1985 for $5 million and put in a jogging trail. Two years later, nearly 70 heirs of the Redondo Land Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1996
After more than three years, Manhattan Beach has emerged the winner in a court battle over a strip of open space that once belonged to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad. The California Supreme Court ruled last week that land purchased 10 years ago by Manhattan Beach from the railroad for $5 million legally belongs to the city and not to the more than 65 heirs of the Redondo Land Co., a development firm that granted an easement to the railway company in 1888 but not outright ownership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprising about-face that could cost the city of Manhattan Beach millions, a Superior Court judge has once again changed his mind about whether the city owns a 21-acre park on a former railroad right of way. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Beverly Jr.'s decision Monday is the second reversal he has made in the case since his original ruling in December, 1992.
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June 23, 1994 | MARY GUTHRIE
A strip of open space that runs through Manhattan Beach did not belong to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Co. when it sold the land to the city, the state Court of Appeal has ruled. The court confirmed a lower court's decision that sided with 67 heirs of the Redondo Land Co. The heirs claimed that in an 1888 agreement the land company gave an easement to the railroad but did not transfer ownership of the property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge has ruled that the city of Manhattan Beach owns outright a 21-acre park on a former railroad right of way, reversing an earlier decision that could have cost the city up to $100 million. The city is being sued by 88 people who say they are the heirs of the land's rightful owners and that the city must compensate them for the property. Torrance Superior Court Judge William C. Beverly Jr. ruled in the heirs' favor in December, 1992. But he reversed his decision Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1997
The city and an unidentified buyer are in the process of purchasing the old Metlox Pottery site--a vacant plot of land adjacent to downtown Manhattan Beach. The city is set to buy the 65,000-square-foot south parcel from the Santa Fe Railroad Co. A developer is set to buy the north parcel, which is owned by a private investor. Though there are no formal plans on how to develop the land, city officials hope that the two plots will be combined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
For years, residents of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach have sought to preserve the old railroad right of way that runs the length of the two towns. But in their efforts to buy the land for open space, city officials have faced a troubling question: Who owns it? Their doubts were validated this month when Manhattan Beach officials learned that they are being sued by 27 plaintiffs who claim they are the heirs to the right of way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprising about-face that could cost the city of Manhattan Beach millions, a Superior Court judge has once again changed his mind about whether the city owns a 21-acre park on a former railroad right of way. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Beverly Jr.'s decision Monday is the second reversal he has made in the case since his original ruling in December, 1992.
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