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January 16, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
Mesa Consolidated Water District might have 2,000 new customers under a proposed merger with the Santa Ana Heights Water Co., a small agency that now buys water from the Metropolitan Water District but wants to associate with a water source closer to home. The board of directors for both water agencies met last Thursday to discuss the possible merger, which would dissolve the 35-year-old Santa Ana Heights Water Co.
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October 2, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A government agency on Wednesday voted to allow the Irvine Ranch Water District to take over the area served by the Santa Ana Heights Mutual Water Co. Members of the Local Agency Formation Commission said they were swayed by Irvine Ranch's promise to offer lower water rates than its rival, the Mesa Consolidated Water District, and because Irvine Ranch owns about 80% of the small, private water company that has served Santa Ana Heights since 1922.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and J. J. POPE
An Orange County Superior Court judge recently denied a preliminary request from Mesa Consolidated Water District to stop the planned merger of Santa Ana Heights Water Co. and Irvine Ranch Water District. However, Mesa Consolidated officials said they plan to proceed with the lawsuit filed in May against Santa Ana Heights Water Co. and its directors. In the lawsuit, Mesa Consolidated alleges that Irvine Ranch's offer to buy the shares is illegal, because Santa Ana Heights Water Co.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1997
Saying they were spending too much on legal fees, Mesa Consolidated Water District board members have decided to drop legal action fighting a merger between Santa Ana Heights Water Co. and Irvine Ranch Water District. The directors, in an emergency meeting last week, said they would instead wait for the Local Agency Formation Commission to make a ruling on the merger. Both Irvine Ranch and Mesa Consolidated have asked LAFCO to decide the appropriate agency to take over Santa Ana Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
The Irvine Ranch Water District and Santa Ana Heights Water Co. are negotiating an agreement to consolidate the two agencies. Arthur Cencel, president of the board of directors for Santa Ana Heights Water Co., said the private company's customers would be better served by the larger public Irvine Ranch Water District because of increasing costs and regulatory fees. The private company serves about 3,000 customers in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and unincorporated Santa Ana Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Despite a lawsuit seeking an injunction to block the deal, the Irvine Ranch Water District and the Santa Ana Heights Water Co. completed their merger Friday. "At last, the will of the majority has prevailed," Art Cencel, Santa Ana Heights board president, said in a statement. "This merger is clearly the best long-term solution for ensuring a reliable water supply for the [Santa Ana Heights Water] customers at the best possible cost."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1997
Saying they were spending too much on legal fees, Mesa Consolidated Water District board members have decided to drop legal action fighting a merger between Santa Ana Heights Water Co. and Irvine Ranch Water District. The directors, in an emergency meeting last week, said they would instead wait for the Local Agency Formation Commission to make a ruling on the merger. Both Irvine Ranch and Mesa Consolidated have asked LAFCO to decide the appropriate agency to take over Santa Ana Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Irvine Ranch Water District officials said that the utility has gained a controlling interest in the Santa Ana Heights Water Co. More than 50% of the shares in the private mutual water company have been signed over to the district, officials said. That does not mean however, that the merger is complete, district board member Peer Swan said. The first goal, gaining the majority of the shares, has been reached. But the merger still has to be approved by the Santa Ana Heights Water Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the obscure world of water delivery in Orange County, the Irvine Ranch Water District and the Santa Ana Heights Water Co. represent the Cadillac and Rambler of the industry. The product of a $141-million annual budget, the Irvine district is encased in an $8-million modern, glass and concrete structure that only recently sprouted from the area's fertile farm fields. A corps of 215 employees maintain miles of pipeline that serve 150,000 South County residents. Then there is Santa Ana Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A government agency on Wednesday voted to allow the Irvine Ranch Water District to take over the area served by the Santa Ana Heights Mutual Water Co. Members of the Local Agency Formation Commission said they were swayed by Irvine Ranch's promise to offer lower water rates than its rival, the Mesa Consolidated Water District, and because Irvine Ranch owns about 80% of the small, private water company that has served Santa Ana Heights since 1922.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and J. J. POPE
An Orange County Superior Court judge recently denied a preliminary request from Mesa Consolidated Water District to stop the planned merger of Santa Ana Heights Water Co. and Irvine Ranch Water District. However, Mesa Consolidated officials said they plan to proceed with the lawsuit filed in May against Santa Ana Heights Water Co. and its directors. In the lawsuit, Mesa Consolidated alleges that Irvine Ranch's offer to buy the shares is illegal, because Santa Ana Heights Water Co.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Despite a lawsuit seeking an injunction to block the deal, the Irvine Ranch Water District and the Santa Ana Heights Water Co. completed their merger Friday. "At last, the will of the majority has prevailed," Art Cencel, Santa Ana Heights board president, said in a statement. "This merger is clearly the best long-term solution for ensuring a reliable water supply for the [Santa Ana Heights Water] customers at the best possible cost."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Concerned about aging collections and technology at the city's two public libraries, a grass-roots organization is calling for construction of a new branch that is both state-of-the-art and centrally located. The Costa Mesa Library Formation Committee, made up of its five founding members, announced Wednesday that it is beginning its quest for a top-flight library that rivals the facilities in neighboring Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Irvine Ranch Water District officials said that the utility has gained a controlling interest in the Santa Ana Heights Water Co. More than 50% of the shares in the private mutual water company have been signed over to the district, officials said. That does not mean however, that the merger is complete, district board member Peer Swan said. The first goal, gaining the majority of the shares, has been reached. But the merger still has to be approved by the Santa Ana Heights Water Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
The Irvine Ranch Water District and Santa Ana Heights Water Co. are negotiating an agreement to consolidate the two agencies. Arthur Cencel, president of the board of directors for Santa Ana Heights Water Co., said the private company's customers would be better served by the larger public Irvine Ranch Water District because of increasing costs and regulatory fees. The private company serves about 3,000 customers in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and unincorporated Santa Ana Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
Mesa Consolidated Water District might have 2,000 new customers under a proposed merger with the Santa Ana Heights Water Co., a small agency that now buys water from the Metropolitan Water District but wants to associate with a water source closer to home. The board of directors for both water agencies met last Thursday to discuss the possible merger, which would dissolve the 35-year-old Santa Ana Heights Water Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Concerned about aging collections and technology at the city's two public libraries, a grass-roots organization is calling for construction of a new branch that is both state-of-the-art and centrally located. The Costa Mesa Library Formation Committee, made up of its five founding members, announced Wednesday that it is beginning its quest for a top-flight library that rivals the facilities in neighboring Newport Beach and Huntington Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the obscure world of water delivery in Orange County, the Irvine Ranch Water District and the Santa Ana Heights Water Co. represent the Cadillac and Rambler of the industry. The product of a $141-million annual budget, the Irvine district is encased in an $8-million modern, glass and concrete structure that only recently sprouted from the area's fertile farm fields. A corps of 215 employees maintain miles of pipeline that serve 150,000 South County residents. Then there is Santa Ana Heights.
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