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July 25, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years ago, economist Ron Halcrow had some bad news for Palmdale and Lancaster, the dusty desert towns that had become two of California's fastest growing cities almost overnight. At the northern edge of Los Angeles County, where dozens of spanking-new housing tracts had sprouted in the old alfalfa fields during the mid- to late 1980s, he saw dark clouds on the horizon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years ago, economist Ron Halcrow had some bad news for Palmdale and Lancaster, the dusty desert towns that had become two of California's fastest growing cities almost overnight. At the northern edge of Los Angeles County, where dozens of spanking-new housing tracts had sprouted in the old alfalfa fields during the mid- to late 1980s, he saw dark clouds on the horizon.
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September 25, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With its sunlit, glitzy interior jammed with shoppers gawking at the towering palms, murals celebrating the area's history, and a merry-go-round inspired by the Clyde Beatty Circus, the $150-million Valencia Town Center is more than the latest of retailing's big splendors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With its sunlit, glitzy interior jammed with shoppers gawking at the towering palms, murals celebrating the area's history, and a merry-go-round inspired by the Clyde Beatty Circus, the $150-million Valencia Town Center is more than the latest of retailing's big splendors.
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May 3, 1992 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
The Santa Clarita Valley economy would receive a $62-million shot in the arm and almost 4,000 jobs would be created if College of the Canyons receives funding from Proposition 153 for the construction of new campus facilities, college officials said this week. Proposition 153, the Higher Education Facilities Bond Act on the June 2 ballot, would fund millions of dollars in projects at the college for the first two years, college President Diane G. Van Hook said.
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January 8, 1991 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Jo Anne Darcy, who 10 years ago helped create a monument to Western film stars in Newhall, has been named to the California Film Commission. Darcy will represent northern Los Angeles County on the 26-member commission, which advises the governor on issues affecting the movie industry. Darcy, who originally applied for a spot on the commission four years ago, learned last week that Gov. Pete Wilson had named her to the panel.
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