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July 3, 2006
Re "Family, Neighbors at Odds Over Sale of Land," June 27 This article missed the main issue for the hundreds of residents of the affected community in Woodland Hills who support Save Oak Savanna. As a member, I know our focus is rezoning. The developer is trying to change the current R1 zoning, which allows only single-family residences, to zoning that would allow for apartments and condos. We would have no issue with the Nicholson family developing its property as an R1 parcel and would support any appropriate development.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2014 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
A state coastal agency could soon decide whether Huntington Beach can rezone a site in the Bolsa Chica mesa, an area that opponents say is home to Native American artifacts and remains, to allow for a housing development. The California Coastal Commission is set to vote Wednesday on whether the city can amend its Local Coastal Program - local governments' guide to development in the coastal zone - to allow for new homes on the northwest portion of Bolsa Chica. In a report, commission staff recommends denying amendments because the changes would "eliminate a higher priority land use designation and does not assure that significant culture resources and sensitive habitats will be protected" under the California Coastal Act. The move would also violate a part of the Local Coastal Program that the commission has already approved.
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NEWS
July 23, 1989 | RON RUSSELL, Times Staff Writer
Not long after carpenter Steve Hunter finished remodeling the interior of his home on a quiet, shady street in Hollywood, a neighbor knocked at his door with the bad news. It came in the form of a legal notice, tucked away in a newspaper's classified ads, announcing plans by a developer to demolish the house just two doors away from his.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Maura Dolan, Kate Linthicum and Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court gave local governments the power Monday to zone medical marijuana dispensaries out of existence, a decision that upholds bans in about 200 cities but does little to solve Los Angeles' years-long struggle to regulate hundreds of storefront pot outlets. The unanimous decision provided clarity for cities and counties that want to rid themselves of the dispensaries, which sprouted up statewide after a 1996 voter-approved measure that sought to authorize medical marijuana but lacked specifics in how it would be regulated.
NEWS
July 17, 1986
The Board of City Directors, its members saying they were acting to protect single-family homes, has rezoned more than 100 acres in northwest Pasadena. The massive rezoning will prevent future apartment and condominium developments in areas that are predominately made up of single-family houses. The rezoning follows a 90-day moratorium imposed in April that barred residential development in several sections of the northwest area while the city's Planning Department studied the issue.
NEWS
June 13, 1991
In Bell Gardens, a new controversial rezoning map formed by the City Council could affect many residents. Its plans aim at decreasing the Bell Gardens population density, which is the second largest in Los Angeles County, due to overcrowded apartments and jumbles of houses. Recently, a petition was sent to the city clerk asking for a referendum, or vote, by the citizens regarding the rezoning ordinances. The referendum was rejected by the City Council. As a concerned 15-year-old Bell Gardens resident, I believe the rezoning ordinances are prospectively beneficial to businesses and companies which may use the cleared property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1986 | RACHEL REYNOLDS, Times Staff Writer
San Diego City Atty. John W. Witt said Tuesday he has taken legal action against a local developer who circulated "false and misleading" flyers among North Park and University Heights homeowners, urging them to sell their property because proposed rezoning could reduce their property values. Witt said the developer--the Michael Andrew Group Inc. and its president, Robert (Buzz) Scharringhausen--agreed Monday to pay a stipulated settlement of $10,000 because of the practices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1999
Re "Sustainability Council," Ventura County letters, Sept. 12. I believe Kathy Heiberg's characterization of the Sustainability Council as "a wolf in sheep's clothing" is not so much because it advocates higher density zoning for the city of Ventura but because it won't do so in plain open language. How can the public make informed decisions in response to the Seize the Future vision plan when the editors artfully changed the calls for higher density and rezoning in the first plan drafts to modify zoning and appropriate densities in the present plan draft?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1991
The following statement clearly indicates why the Board of Education decided to protect the school district's rights regarding the value of the Dapplegray School site, an asset to the whole community. People who were in attendance when Mrs. Jacki McGuire was sworn in as a Rolling Hills Estates City Council member stated she made the statement that she would never vote on any issue regarding her employer, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, and would abstain from voting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, Times Staff Writer
The Carson City Council has extended for three months a moratorium on construction of apartments and condominiums in multifamily residential areas until the land can be rezoned to reduce density. The extension was approved on a 4-0 vote Tuesday after no property owner or resident appeared to oppose it. The freeze on development was originally imposed last November so the city could study the impact of a recent surge in multifamily building projects. Mayor Michael Mitoma told city staff members that the 93-day extension had better be the last.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2012 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
There was a time when the Pine Mountain Inn hosted the biggest party in town. Bikers would roar up the tortuous mountain roads north of Ojai, and cowboys would mosey by in their pickups. Hunters - sometimes more than 100 at a time - would camp in Tom Wolf's field and string fresh deer jerky on clotheslines. The menu boasted of "the purtiest waitresses, best food, lowest prices and only flush toilets within 14 miles in any direction. " There was no phone and only a generator for power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2009 | Martha Groves
The Los Angeles Planning Commission on Thursday approved the construction of a tower at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and rezoned a vacant Westwood lot so that it can become a city park. Cedars-Sinai received approval for a 200,000-square-foot expansion that will include 100 new patient beds and 700 parking spaces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
In a move that immediately angered business and development interests, Los Angeles officials declared Thursday that only a fraction of industrial land in downtown would be opened to residential and commercial uses. The joint directive by the city's planning department and redevelopment agency -- supported by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- would preserve about 2,633 acres of land zoned for industry while opening 261 acres to residential development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2006 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
A large swath of land that's home to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and the Wild Rivers water park is being converted into a residential neighborhood, and operators of the concert venue and amusement park have expressed interest in moving to the Orange County Great Park, which will take shape on the former El Toro Marine base. Of the two facilities, the immediate future of Wild Rivers appears less certain -- the park's lease with the Irvine Co. expires next year.
OPINION
July 3, 2006
Re "Family, Neighbors at Odds Over Sale of Land," June 27 This article missed the main issue for the hundreds of residents of the affected community in Woodland Hills who support Save Oak Savanna. As a member, I know our focus is rezoning. The developer is trying to change the current R1 zoning, which allows only single-family residences, to zoning that would allow for apartments and condos. We would have no issue with the Nicholson family developing its property as an R1 parcel and would support any appropriate development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2006 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
At 2,000 feet, the view from Ben Meyers' Cessna says it all: To the right of the runway, Spanish-style homes crowd together; up ahead, concrete pads await mansions atop a denuded hillside; and to the left, asphalt-roofed duplexes glisten in the sun.
NEWS
March 28, 1985 | MARTHA WILLMAN and LARRY GORDON, Times Staff Writers
The proposed sweeping change in Glendale's zoning laws has emerged as the most important campaign issue in Tuesday's municipal election, separating candidates who appear to agree on most other major topics. At the last Glendale City Council meeting before the April 2 election, Councilman John Day, one of two incumbents running for reelection, was consistently outvoted, 4 to 1, in his attempts to stop a citywide rezoning plan.
NEWS
December 3, 1987
Plans to build a law center on the grounds of the old Vista del Arroyo hotel won a boost this week from the Board of Directors, which agreed to delay rezoning the property to keep its price down. The board has been considering rezoning the property to allow residential development, a move that would increase the price of the land and make it more difficult for the law center proposal to succeed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra bought Corona City Councilman Darrell Talbert some new palm trees shortly before city officials rezoned the athlete's property for a luxury gas station, then he hired the councilman after it was approved, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2003 | Hilda Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Glendale planners are envisioning replacing an aging strip of businesses along Broadway near downtown with an East Coast-style urban village that mixes neighborhood retail stores with housing built over them. "I think it's a good way to revitalize the area, a good way to redevelop commercial areas, provide housing and hopefully lessen some of the issues pertaining to traffic," said Glendale Mayor Frank Quintero in a recent phone interview.
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