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September 15, 1994
I read with dismay the article indicating the approval of the development of Sandstone Canyon (July 21). Southern California is so difficult to survive in, at best, and to realize that sooner than later there will be nothing left of natural beauty or wildness to retreat to from the asphalt, fumes and traffic. My suggestion is that all stories of development be placed on the obituary page, to show the true nature of this continued destruction of trees and wildlife. KAREN LEWIS South Pasadena
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NEWS
September 15, 1994
I read with dismay the article indicating the approval of the development of Sandstone Canyon (July 21). Southern California is so difficult to survive in, at best, and to realize that sooner than later there will be nothing left of natural beauty or wildness to retreat to from the asphalt, fumes and traffic. My suggestion is that all stories of development be placed on the obituary page, to show the true nature of this continued destruction of trees and wildlife. KAREN LEWIS South Pasadena
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NEWS
July 21, 1994 | DEBORAH SULLIVAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a decision that bewildered even some who voted for it, the Diamond Bar City Council last week approved a development plan that would allow Arciero & Sons to begin building on a portion of Sandstone Canyon that has been locked in controversy for several years. "We spent over an hour, and the developer indicated he didn't want any more continuances, so out of frustration, I guess, I voted in support of the project," Mayor Gary Werner said. "Why did I vote that way? Good question.
NEWS
July 21, 1994 | DEBORAH SULLIVAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a decision that bewildered even some who voted for it, the Diamond Bar City Council last week approved a development plan that would allow Arciero & Sons to begin building on a portion of Sandstone Canyon that has been locked in controversy for several years. "We spent over an hour, and the developer indicated he didn't want any more continuances, so out of frustration, I guess, I voted in support of the project," Mayor Gary Werner said. "Why did I vote that way? Good question.
NEWS
March 7, 1993 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Dabney's dream for Sandstone Canyon is Don Schad's nightmare. Wedged between the droning traffic of the Orange Freeway and tracts of neat suburban houses, Sandstone Canyon may seem a relatively unremarkable chunk of ravine and ridges. But to Schad, it is Diamond Bar's Grand Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1993 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Dabney's dream for Sandstone Canyon is Don Schad's nightmare. Wedged between the droning traffic of the Orange Freeway and tracts of neat suburban houses, Sandstone Canyon may seem a relatively unremarkable chunk of ravine and ridges. But to Schad, it is Diamond Bar's Grand Canyon. "There is no other place in the world just like this canyon," said Schad, a 70-year-old self-taught naturalist whose house overlooks one of Sandstone's steep, wooded cliffs.
NEWS
March 18, 1993
I have just finished reading the article "Canyon Is the Prize in One Man's Struggle," about the development of Sandstone Canyon in Diamond Bar. I was particularly struck by the quote from James DeStefano, Diamond Bar's community development director. Mr. DeStefano said, ". . . we recognize we have a responsibility to look at the broader needs of the community and . . . believe the benefits outweigh the detriments." I found it extremely ironic that Mr. DeStefano uses the argument of "the broader needs of the community."
NEWS
November 14, 1993 | ANDREW LePAGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After clamoring for the City Council's attention for more than a year, a group of zealous and indefatigable residents fighting to maintain "country living" in Diamond Bar now have their foot in the door at City Hall. Next month, three candidates they supported will be sworn in on the five-member council. And when that happens, both sides of the development issue say, things will not be the same in the city.
NEWS
March 25, 1993 | ANDREW LePAGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Diamond Bar Planning Commission on Monday night voted to delay a public hearing on the proposed master planned development in Sandstone Canyon until its April 12 regular meeting. About 30 residents attended the meeting to voice their concerns over the project. And two private landowners who hold most of the 170 acres in and around the canyon were there to make presentations on their proposed developments.
NEWS
July 14, 1994
The Walnut Valley Unified School Board has removed a major obstacle to the construction of the South Pointe Middle School in Diamond Bar by voting to buy land to accommodate dirt that occupies the proposed school site. The construction of a $16-million school on open land purchased from R-N-P Development in the Sandstone Canyon area has been held up awaiting removal of 400,000 cubic yards of dirt from the site. The district paid $1.5 million for the 78-acre site.
NEWS
November 14, 1993 | ANDREW LePAGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After clamoring for the City Council's attention for more than a year, a group of zealous and indefatigable residents fighting to maintain "country living" in Diamond Bar now have their foot in the door at City Hall. Next month, three candidates they supported will be sworn in on the five-member council. And when that happens, both sides of the development issue say, things will not be the same in the city.
NEWS
April 11, 1993
We are writing in regard to the article in the San Gabriel Valley section on March 7, 1993, featuring Don Schad and his fight to preserve Sandstone Canyon. We wholeheartedly support Mr. Schad's efforts. Our property backs onto this huge development that Diamond Bar is trying to cram down our throats. The many, many animals that live here cannot come to the planning commission and City Council meetings. We feel that we have an obligation to speak on their behalf. Our concern has deepened after attending many planning commission meetings and noting the unbelievable, cavalier attitude of some of the people involved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1993 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Dabney's dream for Sandstone Canyon is Don Schad's nightmare. Wedged between the droning traffic of the Orange Freeway and tracts of neat suburban houses, Sandstone Canyon may seem a relatively unremarkable chunk of ravine and ridges. But to Schad, it is Diamond Bar's Grand Canyon. "There is no other place in the world just like this canyon," said Schad, a 70-year-old self-taught naturalist whose house overlooks one of Sandstone's steep, wooded cliffs.
NEWS
March 7, 1993 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Dabney's dream for Sandstone Canyon is Don Schad's nightmare. Wedged between the droning traffic of the Orange Freeway and tracts of neat suburban houses, Sandstone Canyon may seem a relatively unremarkable chunk of ravine and ridges. But to Schad, it is Diamond Bar's Grand Canyon.
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