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January 9, 1994 | JOHN McKINNEY
The natural attractions of the Santa Susana Mountains are many. North-facing slopes are covered with coast live-oak woodland; south-facing slopes present panoramas of coastal sage scrub, and both faces have ample grasslands. The upper ramparts of the range have a rich population of valley oak, considered by many to be the most beautiful variety of quercus . Conservationists are attempting to create a 6,000-acre Santa Clarita Woodlands preserve within the mountains.
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November 20, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
A Texas developer and a group of California scientists are feuding over the amount of environmental damage a gated community would bring to one of the last remaining parcels of prime wildlife habitat in the southern Santa Susana Mountains. "This isn't just about adding another bunch of expensive homes in the foothills," said Sean Anderson, director of California State Channel Islands' Pacific Institute for Restoration Ecology and one of 17 scientists who have signed a petition opposed to the project.
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July 25, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
New soil tests have found low levels of radioactive pollution just outside the northern boundary of Rockwell International's Santa Susana Field Laboratory, officials said Friday. Environmental officials said that the levels of tritium, a form of radioactive hydrogen, are so low that they do not pose a health risk. The tritium was found about 100 feet from the lab's property line.
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July 30, 2003 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to protect a key wildlife corridor at the northern edge of Los Angeles County, a coalition of conservation groups has purchased 1,733 acres of rolling hills, grasslands and stream-rich canyons in the Santa Susana Mountains. Called Joughin Ranch, the property is located on the southern slopes of the Santa Susanas between Porter Ranch in the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley in Ventura County. It cost about $7.
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June 27, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The main roads are paved, but others are no more than dirt or gravel tracks that run smack up against houses or through front yards. There are no sidewalks or street lights here. No tract homes with red-tile roofs. Nothing to disturb the community's rural ambience or the brute beauty of the rock-studded Santa Susana Mountains that serve as its backdrop. Residents of Santa Susana Knolls, a small unincorporated community on the southeastern edge of Simi Valley, prefer it this way.
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October 16, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For weeks, Metrolink crews have been working around the clock to restore railroad track in a tunnel beneath the Santa Susana Mountains linking Chatsworth and Simi Valley. The $14-million railroad construction project, scheduled to be completed today, has involved removing existing track, excavating soil and installing water pumps, new track and support bolts along the tunnel lining, transportation officials said.
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August 13, 2002 | ANDREA PERERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich dedicated 500 acres of open space on Monday in the Santa Susana Mountains, an addition that will provide continuous wilderness trails in the Rim of the Valley corridor of the Santa Clarita Woodlands Park.
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February 19, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and GREG SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a bid to ease opposition to its massive Newhall Ranch housing project, the Newhall Land & Farming Co. on Tuesday agreed to make several concessions, but opponents immediately labeled the effort insufficient.
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November 20, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
A Texas developer and a group of California scientists are feuding over the amount of environmental damage a gated community would bring to one of the last remaining parcels of prime wildlife habitat in the southern Santa Susana Mountains. "This isn't just about adding another bunch of expensive homes in the foothills," said Sean Anderson, director of California State Channel Islands' Pacific Institute for Restoration Ecology and one of 17 scientists who have signed a petition opposed to the project.
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March 19, 1992 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A petroleum consortium is boring an exploratory well three miles beneath the Santa Susana Mountains, where a major oil find could complicate efforts to create a state park in the Santa Clarita woodlands. A 170-foot-tall oil rig has been erected in Towsley Canyon in the western Santa Clarita Valley to drill 16,500 feet underground.
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February 19, 2003 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Rescue workers used ropes and pulleys to free two injured people from their small plane as it teetered in the crook of a steep valley wall after crashing in the Santa Susana Mountains on Tuesday. The 32-year-old pilot of the Cessna 172 shouted in pain as firefighters hoisted her in a basket through dense chaparral and up 40 feet of rock face, then to a fire road overlooking Santa Clarita. Minutes later, firefighters pulled up the pilot's 52-year-old passenger.
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August 13, 2002 | ANDREA PERERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich dedicated 500 acres of open space on Monday in the Santa Susana Mountains, an addition that will provide continuous wilderness trails in the Rim of the Valley corridor of the Santa Clarita Woodlands Park.
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May 14, 2002 | WENDY THERMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 10 years of red tape, 1,080 forested acres in the Santa Susana Mountains is set to become public parkland by late June, offering visitors a shady refuge from heat and smog in summer and the possibility of light snow sports in winter. The land, on the northern border of Los Angeles, has sweeping native grasslands, oak groves and "views to everywhere on a clear day," said Jim Park, an assistant director in the county Parks and Recreation Department. "This is glorious property."
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January 22, 2001 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cameraman got exactly the shot he wanted: the femme fatale's profile silhouetted against . . . the Ventura Freeway. An inelegant location, perhaps, but bobcat No. 43 is at home in this patch of green right next to the Liberty Canyon Road offramp.
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October 16, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For weeks, Metrolink crews have been working around the clock to restore railroad track in a tunnel beneath the Santa Susana Mountains linking Chatsworth and Simi Valley. The $14-million railroad construction project, scheduled to be completed today, has involved removing existing track, excavating soil and installing water pumps, new track and support bolts along the tunnel lining, transportation officials said.
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August 6, 2000 | BEVERLY KELLEY, Beverly Kelley teaches communication courses at Cal Lutheran University. She may be reached via e-mail at kelley@clunet.edu
A window-rattling roar rolled me out of bed the first night I spent in Simi Valley. The rumble seemed to be coming from an inconspicuous sandstone bluff snuggled in the bosom of the chaparral-covered Santa Susana Mountains. Rocketdyne, a division of Rockwell International, I eventually learned, was merely full-throttle testing yet another rocket engine.
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May 25, 2000 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It will not come as a surprise to many Californians that some parts of the state have a far greater risk of powerful earthquakes than others. But the 1999 seismic shaking hazard maps developed by the California Division of Mines and Geology, in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, are still striking because they demonstrate how comparatively narrow the bands of maximum danger are.
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March 15, 1989
The state Department of Parks and Recreation will hold the first of two public hearings tonight on two proposals to expand parkland in the Santa Susana Mountains. Tonight's hearing will begin at 7:30 at Saugus High School, 21900 Centurion Way, Santa Clarita. Another hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Simi City Council Chambers, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley.
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June 26, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the rocky outcroppings around Stoney Point could speak, they'd spin plenty of tales about mountain lions, the Lone Ranger, even Charles Manson. History and nature abound in these rugged peaks, from the trail that retraces a stagecoach route to the Indian grinding stones baking in the sun, hundreds of years after they were last used. Bobcats, hawks and a rare plant can be found in the hills, and hikers and climbers are drawn to the hidden canyons and nearby Stoney Point.
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