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September 22, 1985 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Soil & Plant Laboratory Inc. might sound like the setting for one of those teen-age science flicks that hit the big screen this summer. Instead, the Santa Ana horticultural firm will soon be the setting for about 1/44th of the Santa Ana Auto Mall. "They want us out by Oct. 1, but that will be absolutely impossible," said Oris Matkin, 68, owner of the company at 1534 S. Trotter Ave. and a Santa Ana resident.
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January 17, 2006 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
The city of Santa Ana has approved spending $5 million to help expand a Honda dealership at the Santa Ana Auto Mall and demolish a closed strip club that long annoyed city officials. Now, a divided City Council today will consider whether to allocate an additional $1 million for the dealer's legal fees incurred in a fight with the landlord of the strip club, which was known as Mr. J's.
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NEWS
December 16, 1993 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A corporate jet with five people aboard plunged from the sky during rush hour Wednesday evening, slamming nose first into a field next to a jammed auto mall and bursting into flames. There were no survivors. "The plane was just coming in, headed for the ground," said Drew Davis, a 46-year-old Huntington Beach resident who watched the crash. "It sounded like a missile, just like a rocket. The ground just started shaking.
NEWS
December 16, 1993 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A corporate jet with five people aboard plunged from the sky during rush hour Wednesday evening, slamming nose first into a field next to a jammed auto mall and bursting into flames. There were no survivors. "The plane was just coming in, headed for the ground," said Drew Davis, a 46-year-old Huntington Beach resident who watched the crash. "It sounded like a missile, just like a rocket. The ground just started shaking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1985 | G. M. BUSH
In a sweeping move aimed at assuming ownership of land for the proposed Santa Ana Auto Mall, the city has filed seven eminent domain lawsuits against six property owners. Six of the suits were filed Thursday, the seventh on Friday. The suits seek to exercise the city's right to acquire property through condemnation. The city has put on deposit about $2 million to cover the cost of the land purchases, deputy City Atty. Robert Wheeler said. A legal battle could arise over two of the properties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2006 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
The city of Santa Ana has approved spending $5 million to help expand a Honda dealership at the Santa Ana Auto Mall and demolish a closed strip club that long annoyed city officials. Now, a divided City Council today will consider whether to allocate an additional $1 million for the dealer's legal fees incurred in a fight with the landlord of the strip club, which was known as Mr. J's.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1992 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an effort to prop up this city's beleaguered auto mall, the City Council has approved as much as $430,000 in loans and grants to two car dealerships. Acting as the city redevelopment agency on Tuesday, the council approved an $80,000 loan to Paul E. Hobbs' Jeep/Eagle dealership to ease its financial crunch.
REAL ESTATE
May 26, 1985
The term 20-20 means more than good eyesight to Ronald D. McMahon and Don W. Oliphant. It means an $18-million office project that they are developing in Santa Ana between the Santa Ana and Newport freeways. Known as the 2020 Building, the structure, which has just been topped out and will be ready for occupancy in June, was named for its address on East 1st Street and for its developers' vision in planning and design.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The City Council on Monday approved construction plans for a parking lot on a vacant parcel at the Santa Ana Auto Mall. The Auto Mall sits on 44 acres and is home to nine dealerships. The irregularly shaped, 3-acre parcel is owned by the city's Redevelopment Agency.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1992 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an effort to prop up this city's beleaguered auto mall, the City Council has approved as much as $430,000 in loans and grants to two car dealerships. Acting as the city redevelopment agency on Tuesday, the council approved an $80,000 loan to Paul E. Hobbs' Jeep/Eagle dealership to ease its financial crunch.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1985 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Soil & Plant Laboratory Inc. might sound like the setting for one of those teen-age science flicks that hit the big screen this summer. Instead, the Santa Ana horticultural firm will soon be the setting for about 1/44th of the Santa Ana Auto Mall. "They want us out by Oct. 1, but that will be absolutely impossible," said Oris Matkin, 68, owner of the company at 1534 S. Trotter Ave. and a Santa Ana resident.
REAL ESTATE
May 26, 1985
The term 20-20 means more than good eyesight to Ronald D. McMahon and Don W. Oliphant. It means an $18-million office project that they are developing in Santa Ana between the Santa Ana and Newport freeways. Known as the 2020 Building, the structure, which has just been topped out and will be ready for occupancy in June, was named for its address on East 1st Street and for its developers' vision in planning and design.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1985 | G. M. BUSH
In a sweeping move aimed at assuming ownership of land for the proposed Santa Ana Auto Mall, the city has filed seven eminent domain lawsuits against six property owners. Six of the suits were filed Thursday, the seventh on Friday. The suits seek to exercise the city's right to acquire property through condemnation. The city has put on deposit about $2 million to cover the cost of the land purchases, deputy City Atty. Robert Wheeler said. A legal battle could arise over two of the properties.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2000 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent death of In-N-Out Burger's chairman and chief executive, H. Guy Snyder, was caused by an accidental overdose of a prescription painkiller, according to an autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. Snyder, who headed the Irvine-based burger chain for six years, died last month at the age of 48. He was the second brother to run In-N-Out Burger to die unexpectedly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1995
The owners of a Honda dealership at the Santa Ana Auto Mall have sued the owners of a small corporate jet for financial losses incurred when the plane crashed into the mall on Dec. 15, 1993, killing all five people aboard. Because the operators "negligently owned, piloted, maintained, operated and controlled the airplane . . . (the dealership) suffered damages to its personal property, including several Honda automobiles," according to the lawsuit.
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