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November 28, 2000 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A developer who was planning to build a big produce market near downtown Los Angeles now hopes to court high-tech tenants instead. The proposed Los Angeles Tech Campus would combine about 250,000 square feet of existing industrial space with about 1.3 million square feet of new space on 33 acres at Washington Boulevard and Santa Fe Street, according to T.C. Macker, a Grubb & Ellis broker who is marketing the project for developer Richard Meruelo.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to settle a lawsuit over allegations that soil underneath a high school campus in Glassell Park was contaminated by chemicals that originated at a nearby city-owned property. On a 10-0 vote, the council agreed to pay $2.5 million to the Los Angeles Unified School District and its law firm, Musick Peeler & Garritt, city officials said. The money will be paid from the city's Sewer Operations and Maintenance Fund. L.A. Unified filed a lawsuit earlier this year demanding $4 million to pay for cleanup at the new $239-million Sonia M. Sotomayor Learning Academies north of downtown.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to settle a lawsuit over allegations that soil underneath a high school campus in Glassell Park was contaminated by chemicals that originated at a nearby city-owned property. On a 10-0 vote, the council agreed to pay $2.5 million to the Los Angeles Unified School District and its law firm, Musick Peeler & Garritt, city officials said. The money will be paid from the city's Sewer Operations and Maintenance Fund. L.A. Unified filed a lawsuit earlier this year demanding $4 million to pay for cleanup at the new $239-million Sonia M. Sotomayor Learning Academies north of downtown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2007 | Evelyn Larrubia, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District won the first round Monday in a legal battle with developer Richard Meruelo over the fate of a former rail yard. Superior Court Judge Soussan Bruguera ruled that the district had a right to take the 23-acre Glassell Park property from Meruelo through eminent domain. The decision frees the district to build a 2,300-student high school there without fear of losing the property later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2007 | Evelyn Larrubia, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District won the first round Monday in a legal battle with developer Richard Meruelo over the fate of a former rail yard. Superior Court Judge Soussan Bruguera ruled that the district had a right to take the 23-acre Glassell Park property from Meruelo through eminent domain. The decision frees the district to build a 2,300-student high school there without fear of losing the property later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When residents started a successful fight against a proposal to build a state prison near Los Angeles' Eastside in 1985, they sparked a Latino community that had long felt powerless to stop outside intrusions forced upon it. Now they are about to see the fruits of that effort fulfilled in another way. The city has chosen a developer to build an $80-million project that would feature a produce market aimed at ethnic communities. The site is in the southeast corner of downtown where former Gov.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A young Latino entrepreneur has ambitious plans to transform the bulk of Los Angeles' bustling but run-down produce district into a festive retail mercado similar to the garment district's Santee Alley. Richard Meruelo has purchased and is renovating two massive industrial properties and is in talks to purchase the 7th Street Produce Market, which is considered the backbone of the wholesale district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2006 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
A top Los Angeles building official has barred developer Richard Meruelo from construction on vacant land near Union Station for five years as punishment for tearing down aging industrial structures without demolition permits. Raymond Chan, executive officer of the city's Department of Building and Safety, imposed the penalty after agreeing with a hearing officer's finding that the four structures were demolished last year without the required permits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2006 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
For the last three decades, through riots, recessions, building booms and busts, Richard Meruelo and his parents have held an irrepressible faith in the potential of downtown Los Angeles. Beginning with the dress shop Meruelo's mother owned at 3rd Street and Broadway, the family quietly bought up parcel after parcel, and Meruelo managed the portfolio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
County officials said Tuesday they are seeking misdemeanor charges against the managers of a downtown wholesale produce market that was the focus of a KNBC-TV investigation aired last week. Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of public health, said he asked the city attorney to file charges against Alameda Produce Inc. for alleged violations of state health and safety rules at its 7th Street Produce Market. The firm is owned by developer Richard Meruelo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2006 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
For the last three decades, through riots, recessions, building booms and busts, Richard Meruelo and his parents have held an irrepressible faith in the potential of downtown Los Angeles. Beginning with the dress shop Meruelo's mother owned at 3rd Street and Broadway, the family quietly bought up parcel after parcel, and Meruelo managed the portfolio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2006 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
A top Los Angeles building official has barred developer Richard Meruelo from construction on vacant land near Union Station for five years as punishment for tearing down aging industrial structures without demolition permits. Raymond Chan, executive officer of the city's Department of Building and Safety, imposed the penalty after agreeing with a hearing officer's finding that the four structures were demolished last year without the required permits.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2000 | BOB HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A developer who was planning to build a big produce market near downtown Los Angeles now hopes to court high-tech tenants instead. The proposed Los Angeles Tech Campus would combine about 250,000 square feet of existing industrial space with about 1.3 million square feet of new space on 33 acres at Washington Boulevard and Santa Fe Street, according to T.C. Macker, a Grubb & Ellis broker who is marketing the project for developer Richard Meruelo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When residents started a successful fight against a proposal to build a state prison near Los Angeles' Eastside in 1985, they sparked a Latino community that had long felt powerless to stop outside intrusions forced upon it. Now they are about to see the fruits of that effort fulfilled in another way. The city has chosen a developer to build an $80-million project that would feature a produce market aimed at ethnic communities. The site is in the southeast corner of downtown where former Gov.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A young Latino entrepreneur has ambitious plans to transform the bulk of Los Angeles' bustling but run-down produce district into a festive retail mercado similar to the garment district's Santee Alley. Richard Meruelo has purchased and is renovating two massive industrial properties and is in talks to purchase the 7th Street Produce Market, which is considered the backbone of the wholesale district.
OPINION
November 23, 2007
Re "L.A. Unified wins right to buy Glassell Park land for high school," Nov. 20 Developer Richard Meruelo's political, legal and financial maneuverings to derail the L.A. Unified School District's plans to build a much-needed high school in northeast Los Angeles are shameful and unscrupulous. It's obvious that he cares little for the well-being of the city he has exploited to make millions.
OPINION
September 23, 2006
Re "Taking L.A. in a New Direction," Sept. 20 Developer Richard Meruelo and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may be changing the direction of Los Angeles, but they are certainly not taking it in a new direction. According to The Times, Meruelo gives money to gubernatorial candidate and state Treasurer Phil Angelides, who sits on the California Public Employees' Retirement System board. Angelides then steers the CalPERS money, contributed in part by Los Angeles Unified School District employees, to Meruelo, who uses that money to buy land the district is trying to buy. The L.A. school board uses eminent domain in an attempt to procure the land.
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