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March 20, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS
Two meetings, including one in Ventura, will be held this week to discuss the future of the Santa Clara River. California State Parks officials will use comments from the meetings along with opinion surveys and suggestions from earlier meetings to create recreation and open space plans for the river. The Ventura meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Meeting Room in City Hall. The second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Santa Clarita City Hall.
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March 6, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
This post has been corrected, as indicated below. Environmentalists took a new step Thursday in a decades-long dispute by filing a lawsuit against federal agencies that gave permission for construction of a community of 60,000 residents along the last wild river in Southern California. The lawsuit claims the Clean Water Act permit approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 failed to accurately assess the effect the Newhall Ranch project would have on water quality, Native American cultural sites, and endangered plants and animals along the Santa Clara River.
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September 22, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A family festival titled the "Last River Benefit Concert" will be held Sunday at Libbey Bowl in Ojai to raise money for Friends of the Santa Clara River. The event will include performances by Dave Mason, John McEuen, Cowboy Celtic and Papa Doo Run Run. The concert will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Tickets for bleacher seating are $40; lawn seating is $15 for adults and $5 for children.
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September 26, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
The proposed Newhall Ranch residential development project received another setback this week when a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary ruling that supported concerns raised by environmentalists. Developers seek to eventually house about 60,000 residents along a six-mile stretch of the Santa Clara River. Environmentalists argue that the development would harm the waterway, destroy wildlife habitat and despoil Native American cultural sites. The project has languished for years amid heavy opposition.
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July 27, 1997
A brush fire in the Santa Clara River bottom burned about 1 1/2 acres Saturday afternoon, fire officials said. The blaze started shortly before 2 p.m. near South Mountain Road and the 12th Street bridge, just outside Santa Paula city limits. It took about 20 firefighters and more than 10 vehicles, including a helicopter, to put out the blaze. "The bamboo is really deep, and it requires quite a bit of mop-up," Santa Paula Fire Capt. Dan Campos said. Firefighters finished the job about 4 p.m.
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April 26, 1994 | JOANNA M. MILLER
Residents of Ventura and Los Angeles counties interested in the Santa Clara River and the threats to its future are invited to a daylong seminar May 7 sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of the Santa Clara River. The river, which runs about 100 miles from its headwaters in the hills above Acton in Los Angeles County to the ocean in Oxnard, faces threats from development, oil spills, sand and gravel mining, street runoff and other sources.
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May 9, 1993
I would like to congratulate Amy Pyle and Richard Lee Colvin on an excellent article concerning the Santa Clara River (April 25). As an 18-year resident and community activist, I would like to emphasize how important the people of Santa Clarita feel their river is. I can't tell you how often I hear, "We don't want to end up like the San Fernando Valley," and central to that complaint is the concreting of the Los Angeles River. The city of Santa Clarita has proposed an excellent river plan for the portion of the Santa Clara in its borders.
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October 23, 1990 | JOANNA M. MILLER
A state agency that regulates surface and ground water quality agreed Monday to relax proposed standards for waste water discharge into the Santa Clara River. The agency also backed away from stricter standards for treated sewage discharged into holding ponds that can trickle into the ground-water supply. The proposed standards would have reduced the level of two pollutants that Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru sewage treatment plants can release in their treated waste water.
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June 27, 1988
Los Angeles sheriff's deputies--some driving pickup trucks and some riding horses--raided a large, annual party in the Santa Clara River bottom in Valencia and arrested 27 people, authorities said Sunday. The party-goers, seven of whom were juveniles, were released after their arrest Saturday night on suspicion of trespassing. The party was held Saturday on land owned by Newhall Land & Farming Co. near the Golden State Freeway, Sgt. Howard Fairchild said.
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June 17, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A federal panel Tuesday declined to include the Santa Clara River on its list of finalists for the American Heritage River designation and a local environmental group blamed Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon for the exclusion. In a June 3 letter to the federal Council on Environmental Quality, McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) requested that the Los Angeles County portion of the river be excluded from the initiative.
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April 26, 2012 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
Environmental groups are accusing Six Flags Magic Mountain of polluting the Santa Clara River with huge volumes of contaminated water and allowing trash with its logos to spill into the Southern California waterway and toward the ocean. The allegations were made in a letter sent to the Valencia theme park last week by a coalition of environmental groups, whose investigators say they found alarming levels of pollutants in water sloshing out of the facility's storm water outfalls into the nearby waterway during rainstorms.
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March 11, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
In a victory for environmental groups, a federal appeals court panel has found Los Angeles County and the county flood control district responsible for discharging polluted storm runoff that flows down the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers to the Pacific Ocean. An opinion Thursday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Santa Monica Baykeeper, which argued that the county should be liable for allowing billions of gallons of heavily polluted stormwater to flow untreated each year into the region's rivers and eventually to the ocean, where it can sicken swimmers and surfers.
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May 5, 2010 | By Tony Barboza and Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
You know it's going to be a bad day when it's barely dawn and you're already being chased by police officers, firefighters, three rifle-toting game wardens and a news helicopter, and you're stuck up a tree — in a cemetery, no less. That's the predicament a California black bear faced Tuesday after somehow taking a very wrong turn out of a forest and ending up in a three-hour standoff with authorities in Oxnard. The wayward but intrepid black bear was first spotted around 2:15 a.m., lurking around a fire station on Vineyard Avenue.
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August 25, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Rustic, dotted with willows and cottonwoods and largely untouched, the tiny Leona Valley communities of Lake Hughes and Elizabeth Lake mark a slow and quiet corner of Los Angeles County. Known jointly as The Lakes, it is a community rich with tales of stagecoach stops, bandit hideaways -- even legendary lake monsters. But a welcome sign sums up residents' greatest pride: "The Lakes: Where Nature Is Your Neighbor." "That's why we chose to live here," said Allaire Koslo, the community's honorary mayor, whose family has lived in the area for more than 40 years.
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June 4, 2007 | Gary Polakovic, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County commuters and traveling motorists will get a break this summer when widening of the Santa Clara River bridge on U.S. 101 is completed, a project that officials hope will eliminate what for years has been one of the worst traffic bottlenecks north of Los Angeles. Congestion at the bridge is usually at its peak during rush hours or on weekends, with traffic often backing up for miles in both directions. Local commuters have suffered the most.
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February 15, 2006 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Three environmental groups filed suit against the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday, accusing the federal agency of not properly protecting the Santa Clara River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in Southern California.
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December 11, 1995 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ambitious plan to protect the Santa Clara River has become bogged down by missed deadlines and the overwhelming task of finding consensus among 25 people with conflicting interests along the river's banks. But amid the sometimes contentious rounds of meetings among farmers, aggregate miners, environmentalists, local officials and regulators, there is hope, even determination, that the plan will succeed.
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February 20, 1994 | MATTHEW MOSK
Weeks of scrubbing and rehabilitation paid off Saturday for 13 birds as they returned to the wild after being injured by oil spilled into the Santa Clara River. Rescue crews from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the state Department of Fish and Game and the International Bird Rescue and Research Center watched as biologists pulled the cleaned birds from cardboard boxes.
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November 27, 2005 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Repairs to the Santa Paula Airport, damaged in this past winter's heavy storms, are on track for completion following a tentative agreement reached this month between the city and the Nature Conservancy.
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