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April 17, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
More than 100 patrons of the Laguna Hills Senior Center staged their version o a pep rally Thursday to kick off a fund-raising campaign for the center, which is in danger of shutting down if officials there can't find a way to pay the rent. "Is this center going to close?" center manager Carol Tappero asked the enthusiastic crowd as they ate hot lunches of ham, vegetables and blueberry pie. "No!" the group responded loudly, in unison.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
More than 100 patrons of the Laguna Hills Senior Center staged their version o a pep rally Thursday to kick off a fund-raising campaign for the center, which is in danger of shutting down if officials there can't find a way to pay the rent. "Is this center going to close?" center manager Carol Tappero asked the enthusiastic crowd as they ate hot lunches of ham, vegetables and blueberry pie. "No!" the group responded loudly, in unison.
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BUSINESS
September 22, 1993 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 20 years after the building of a large segment of the gated Leisure World retirement village, the manager of the segment's condominiums has filed a lawsuit against the developer alleging shoddy construction of roofs and ramps. The suit, filed on behalf of Third Laguna Hills Mutual, seeks $1.4 million from the family trust set up by deceased developer Ross Cortese and from his construction companies and contractors that put up the roofs and built the ramps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1985 | ROBERT HANLEY \f7
After delaying the vote for more than two weeks, the San Clemente City Council on Wednesday selected a new mayor from among its ranks. Robert Limberg, a council member since 1980, was elected 4 to 0 with one abstention. Limberg, 63, a retired U.S. Marine colonel, served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam before joining Rossmoor Corp. as administrative vice president. Before his election to the City Council in 1980, Limberg was a member of the San Clemente Planning Commission.
NEWS
March 31, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times and Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Rossmoor Corp. Since liquidated, the developers of Leisure World built a number of planned communities and sold housing units in them. The company had nothing to do with the operation of the community or provision of services. The mutual corporations Each owner in Leisure World is a member of one of three housing corporations, which make policy governing operation of dwelling units. The structure breaks down as follows: United Laguna Hills Mutual (6,323 cooperative units).
NEWS
March 31, 1989 | PAT GERBER, Times Staff Writer: Pat Gerber is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
By the time housing developer Ross W. Cortese opened Leisure World in Laguna Hills nearly a quarter of a century ago, he had already tested his pioneering idea for a walled, planned retirement community on a much smaller scale in Seal Beach. Cortese knew he was taking a chance with the 533-acre Seal Beach project, which he said was the largest cooperative housing project in the country when it opened in 1962.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Laguna Hills Mall soon will be sold by its owner, Pan American Properties, which is divesting all of its real estate holdings in the United States, a company official said Wednesday. Brian Vernon, vice president of acquisitions for Pan American Properties, a New York-based real estate investment trust owned by a pension fund for British coal miners, said the mall and an adjoining strip mall are being sold as part of a portfolio of real estate holdings.
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July 7, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Greene and Dallas Jamison / Los Angeles Times. Page designed by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Driving along Interstate 5 in the southern sector of Orange County, a visitor may catch a glimpse of the spacious estates and castle-style homes high in the hills. At night, if the visitor's imagination is vivid enough, it's almost possible to envision Transylvania. If Bela Lugosi were alive, he'd be living on the Nellie Gail Ranch--an extremely affluent housing development in Laguna Hills.
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October 31, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ross W. Cortese, the onetime fruit-stand peddler whose vision of active havens for the aging led to a nationwide series of planned communities that he called Leisure World, has died of the complications of abdominal surgery. A company spokesman said Wednesday that Cortese died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange. Cortese was 74 and had undergone unrelated cancer surgery in July, said William V. March, a longtime friend and colleague.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
On an average day, more than 100 South County senior citizens come to the Laguna Hills Senior Center to eat a hot meal, participate in an organized activity or just visit with friends. But the center, which is facing hard times after losing one of its major funding sources, will have to shut its doors at the end of May unless directors can find a way to pay the rent. "Everyone is very upset," said manager Carol Tappero. "This place is much more than a nutrition site.
REAL ESTATE
September 28, 1986 | Dick Turpin
One of the nation's innovative housing pioneers has introduced a timely new dimension for the housing needs of senior Americans. His concept relates directly to the 28 million who are currently 65 years old, a group whose size is growing in unprecedented numbers. The 65ers represent, for the first time ever, the largest segment of the nation's population. As for food, clothing and shelter, they are the best-fed, best-dressed and best-housed generation of Americans.
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