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October 24, 1988 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
Republican Sen. Pete Wilson was greeted with hearty applause Sunday when he told about 3,000 people at Paramount Ranch that land acquisition must be a "top priority" for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. But some in the crowd were not persuaded. One of them, environmentalist Steve Hartman, head of the Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society, asked the senator: "Why has the Reagan Administration cut off funds for the Santa Monica Mountains?"
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June 29, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
After Margot Feuer moved to the hills of Malibu in 1965, she was "catapulted into community action" by the threat of development in the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains. The terrifying proposals included building a nuclear power plant in an isolated canyon and a freeway through Malibu Canyon. "I looked around at what I was in the middle of," she later said, "and I figured, gosh, the idea of a park is a beautiful idea. " Hundreds would join her in the movement to create a national park in Los Angeles, but only Feuer and two other activists would be recognized as "the founding mothers" of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which won federal approval in 1978.
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March 17, 2001
The deadline to comment on the draft management plan for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has been extended to May 31, officials said. The original deadline was the end of February, but National Park Service officials said there were printing delays for the draft plan and the public asked for extra time. It has been nearly two decades since the plan has been revised.
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December 30, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Robert S. Chandler, who dealt with complex problems as superintendent of many of the country's largest national parks and took the lead in implementing the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in the late 1970s and early '80s, has died. He was 74. Chandler, a resident of Tehachapi, Calif., died Dec. 23 of multiple myeloma at a hospital in Bakersfield, said his son, Alan Chandler. In a 38-year career with the National Park Service that began in 1958 and included serving as superintendent of the Grand Canyon, Olympic and Everglades national parks, Chandler was known as an effective leader who worked with local communities and state and government officials on tough issues.
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June 13, 1990 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) expressed tentative support on Tuesday for a proposed swap of federal land in Ventura County for property owned by entertainer Bob Hope at the same time that Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) was asking a key Senate subcommittee to block the controversial exchange. Cranston had previously announced his opposition but Wilson, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, had not taken a position.
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June 19, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A $1.86-million renovation to half of the old City Hall complex should begin about Aug. 1, according to city officials who said the work finalizes a deal that will allow Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area employees to move in this fall. The 18,000-square-foot building, used recently as a haven for teenagers who left behind trash and empty beer cans, will have its first professional occupant in nine years.
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March 30, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson asked Congress on Wednesday to provide $4.3 million to $8 million for continued expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Beilenson's request, the first step in the congressional budget process, exceeds the $3 million in land acquisition funding that President Clinton included in his 1996 budget request last month.
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August 17, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and a swelling metropolis, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is already the country's largest urban preserve. Now, in a move that could deliver millions of federal dollars for parkland in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, local members from both sides of the congressional aisle want to more than double the size of the 235-square-mile recreation area.
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December 30, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Robert S. Chandler, who dealt with complex problems as superintendent of many of the country's largest national parks and took the lead in implementing the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in the late 1970s and early '80s, has died. He was 74. Chandler, a resident of Tehachapi, Calif., died Dec. 23 of multiple myeloma at a hospital in Bakersfield, said his son, Alan Chandler. In a 38-year career with the National Park Service that began in 1958 and included serving as superintendent of the Grand Canyon, Olympic and Everglades national parks, Chandler was known as an effective leader who worked with local communities and state and government officials on tough issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
After Margot Feuer moved to the hills of Malibu in 1965, she was "catapulted into community action" by the threat of development in the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains. The terrifying proposals included building a nuclear power plant in an isolated canyon and a freeway through Malibu Canyon. "I looked around at what I was in the middle of," she later said, "and I figured, gosh, the idea of a park is a beautiful idea. " Hundreds would join her in the movement to create a national park in Los Angeles, but only Feuer and two other activists would be recognized as "the founding mothers" of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which won federal approval in 1978.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and a swelling metropolis, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is already the country's largest urban preserve. Now, in a move that could deliver millions of federal dollars for parkland in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, local members from both sides of the congressional aisle want to more than double the size of the 235-square-mile recreation area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2001
The deadline to comment on the draft management plan for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has been extended to May 31, officials said. The original deadline was the end of February, but National Park Service officials said there were printing delays for the draft plan and the public asked for extra time. It has been nearly two decades since the plan has been revised.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A $1.86-million renovation to half of the old City Hall complex should begin about Aug. 1, according to city officials who said the work finalizes a deal that will allow Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area employees to move in this fall. The 18,000-square-foot building, used recently as a haven for teenagers who left behind trash and empty beer cans, will have its first professional occupant in nine years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson asked Congress on Wednesday to provide $4.3 million to $8 million for continued expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Beilenson's request, the first step in the congressional budget process, exceeds the $3 million in land acquisition funding that President Clinton included in his 1996 budget request last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) expressed tentative support on Tuesday for a proposed swap of federal land in Ventura County for property owned by entertainer Bob Hope at the same time that Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) was asking a key Senate subcommittee to block the controversial exchange. Cranston had previously announced his opposition but Wilson, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, had not taken a position.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1988 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
Republican Sen. Pete Wilson was greeted with hearty applause Sunday when he told about 3,000 people at Paramount Ranch that land acquisition must be a "top priority" for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. But some in the crowd were not persuaded. One of them, environmentalist Steve Hartman, head of the Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society, asked the senator: "Why has the Reagan Administration cut off funds for the Santa Monica Mountains?"
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September 23, 2001
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area is about to lose its best and strongest protector. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) has been its most ardent supporter since the recreation area's beginnings in 1978. Redistricting honorable Congressman Sherman out of the recreation area's zone will be a great loss for our national park. MARY E. WIESBROCK Agoura Hills
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July 16, 1999 | JENNIFER HAMM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A fire burned 84 acres of brush in the Santa Monica Mountains south of Newbury Park on Thursday before it was extinguished by hundreds of firefighters. The blaze started about 2:30 p.m. near Potrero Road and Briar Avenue at the north end of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. Officials say the fire quickly spread. Homes were not threatened, but officials called in 250 firefighters.
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