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April 3, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN
A Los Angeles Superior Court ruling requires Santa Clarita to rewrite a section of its General Plan, but allows the city to make land-use decisions in the interim, a city attorney said Thursday. The ruling, issued by Judge Pro Tem Emilie H. Elias, is "a victory for the city" because it rejected a developer's bid to overturn Santa Clarita's entire General Plan--its blueprint for future development--and did not order the city to pay the developer's attorney's fees, according to Terry P.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could doom a $7-million building project that the city of Santa Clarita hoped would spark renewed confidence in its plans to redevelop Newhall, two local merchants are suing the city for allegedly not properly studying the impacts of the project.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1992
The city of Santa Clarita has dropped plans to join a lawsuit against the city of Palmdale over the Ritter Ranch, a proposed 7,200-unit housing project that would be one of Southern California's largest master-planned residential communities. Santa Clarita had considered joining a lawsuit filed in April by the Town Council of Leona Valley, a community near the Ritter Ranch site in the Antelope Valley, challenging Palmdale's environmental impact report on the project as insufficient.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Negotiations to settle a lawsuit blocking Santa Clarita's proposed $1.1-billion redevelopment plan have broken off between city officials and the wholesale water agency that filed the legal action. The sudden impasse may reignite the acrimonious court battle between the two agencies and further delay the start of the 30-year plan that the City Council approved eight months ago to aid the recovery of the Northridge earthquake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Santa Clarita has dropped plans to join a lawsuit against the city of Palmdale over the Ritter Ranch, a proposed 7,200-unit housing project that would be one of Southern California's largest master-planned residential communities. Santa Clarita had considered joining a lawsuit filed in April by the Town Council of Leona Valley, a community near the Ritter Ranch site in the Antelope Valley, challenging Palmdale's environmental impact report on the project as insufficient.
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December 19, 1988 | MAYERENE BARKER and STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writers
It was a gutsy act for a city only 357 days old. Besieged by complaints of congested streets and crowded classrooms, the Santa Clarita City Council decided to sue Los Angeles County to stop growth around the city--at least until schools, roads and other services can catch up. After the vote Dec. 8, the audience in the council chambers broke into applause. "It's kind of like David and Goliath," said one delighted resident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Newhall County Water District is caught up in legal battles with city and state bodies whose roadwork projects have resulted in more than $1 million in waterline relocation costs. The city expects the water district to pay the cost of relocating waterlines that are disturbed when the city tears up roadways. Water district officials contend they aren't required to subsidize road projects initiated by local governments or state agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the city of Santa Clarita say they intend to file a complaint today in Los Angeles Superior Court asking the court to do what the city has so far failed to accomplish: shut down a Veterans of Foreign Wars bar and meeting hall. The complaint, Assistant City Atty. Timothy B. McOsker said Monday, would not affect a temporary stay issued against the city on Sept. 18 by Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles magistrate has rejected a developer's request to overturn the city of Santa Clarita's entire blueprint for future growth but ruled that the plan fails to adequately list the amount of land suitable for residential development, including lower-cost housing. The significance of the two-page ruling by Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Emilie H. Elias was unclear late Wednesday, when it was obtained by the city and Dale Poe Development Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN
A Los Angeles magistrate Wednesday took under advisement a request to overturn the city of Santa Clarita's blueprint for future growth, which a developer says was adopted in violation of several technical requirements. Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Emilie H. Elias said Wednesday that she will review the lawsuit against Santa Clarita by Dale Poe Development Corp., the company building the huge Stevenson Ranch housing tract just west of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court judge has ruled that Santa Clarita's $1.1-billion redevelopment plan qualifies for a disaster-related exemption to the California Environmental Quality Act, despite its inclusion of projects that aren't for disaster recovery. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien's decision dismissed the first of two lawsuits the Castaic Lake Water Agency has filed against Santa Clarita's Community Recovery Plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four days after the city stopped competing with the Castaic Lake Water Agency to buy a water retailer--theoretically easing tensions between the two public agencies--the agency filed a second lawsuit against Santa Clarita's $1.1-billion redevelopment plan. Water agency officials say the city's Community Recovery Plan goes beyond rebuilding from the Northridge earthquake and the roughly $200 million in damage it caused in Santa Clarita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Newhall County Water District is caught up in legal battles with city and state bodies whose roadwork projects have resulted in more than $1 million in waterline relocation costs. The city expects the water district to pay the cost of relocating waterlines that are disturbed when the city tears up roadways. Water district officials contend they aren't required to subsidize road projects initiated by local governments or state agencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Relatives of an 84-year-old nun killed at a Newhall intersection have filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Clarita for not installing a traffic signal or stop sign at the site. Sister Mary Laurita Hahn was struck and killed by a pickup truck Sept. 29 while crossing Lyons Avenue at Wayman Street. "The city neglected and failed to put up a stop sign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An 18-month battle between Santa Clarita and a veterans group ended peacefully Thursday morning, with both sides ready to cease hostilities over the Sand Canyon post's court-mandated closure. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien found Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885 in contempt of court, but agreed to suspend a $500 fine and possible jail time against the post's members at the city's request.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The war may be over, but the fighting continues. As members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885 complete the transformation of their Sand Canyon clubhouse into a private residence, city officials are going to court to pursue allegations that the facility continued operating three months after it was ordered to close down. "The Veterans of Foreign Wars has violated the order of the court by continuing to operate and selling alcohol to a non-member," Santa Clarita City Atty. Carl Newton said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court judge has ruled that Santa Clarita's $1.1-billion redevelopment plan qualifies for a disaster-related exemption to the California Environmental Quality Act, despite its inclusion of projects that aren't for disaster recovery. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien's decision dismissed the first of two lawsuits the Castaic Lake Water Agency has filed against Santa Clarita's Community Recovery Plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old soldiers are digging in, saying all they want is to be left in peace. All their neighbors want is peace and quiet. But a fragile truce in the war over a veterans' bar and meeting hall in Santa Clarita disintegrated Wednesday when the former soldiers refused to obey a city order requiring them to immediately shut down Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885 for violating a camping ban.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1992
The city of Santa Clarita has dropped plans to join a lawsuit against the city of Palmdale over the Ritter Ranch, a proposed 7,200-unit housing project that would be one of Southern California's largest master-planned residential communities. Santa Clarita had considered joining a lawsuit filed in April by the Town Council of Leona Valley, a community near the Ritter Ranch site in the Antelope Valley, challenging Palmdale's environmental impact report on the project as insufficient.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Santa Clarita has dropped plans to join a lawsuit against the city of Palmdale over the Ritter Ranch, a proposed 7,200-unit housing project that would be one of Southern California's largest master-planned residential communities. Santa Clarita had considered joining a lawsuit filed in April by the Town Council of Leona Valley, a community near the Ritter Ranch site in the Antelope Valley, challenging Palmdale's environmental impact report on the project as insufficient.
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