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January 1, 1992
An environmentalist group opposed to a planned 2,600-house project on the Ahmanson Ranch in eastern Ventura County filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to prevent a state park agency from issuing what the suit called "a $10-million loan" to developers for the purchase of parkland.
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October 10, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ten years after a lawyer and a high school teacher founded one of the most aggressive growth-control movements in the nation, Ventura County has preserved thousands of acres of farmland and open space and sown the beginnings of a new way for cities to grow. A series of initiatives approved over the last decade have required that voters, not politicians, approve any subdivisions on land set aside for open space or agriculture.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A judge cleared the way Friday for a state parks agency to pay a developer of the Ahmanson Ranch project near Agoura Hills $10 million for 404 acres of parkland. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen E. O'Neill denied an injunction sought by the environmental group Save Open Space, which claimed that the payment to Potomac Investment Associates and entertainer Bob Hope amounted to an illegal loan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County residents can't have it both ways, the experts say. They can't save farmland while building large houses on big lots. They can't preserve the open space between their cities without changing the rules of city life. And they won't be able to keep their bucolic county the way it is without making some sacrifices along the way. But people just don't seem to get it, planners say. Not yet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1993 | AARON CURTISS
The environmental group Save Open Space has filed the seventh legal challenge to stop the massive Ahmanson Ranch housing project, contending that the Ventura County Board of Supervisors erred when it approved the development in the Simi Hills. The group, joined by the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization and the Ventura County Environmental Coalition, filed its suit Tuesday in Ventura County Superior Court. It is the seventh group to challenge the 3,050-home project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of campaigning, petitioning and canvassing to limit growth in Ventura County, hundreds of SOAR supporters gathered Sunday afternoon in Camarillo to celebrate their victory. Holding posters worn at the corners, they hugged one another like long-lost friends, toasted their success and speculated about the future of the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ten years after a lawyer and a high school teacher founded one of the most aggressive growth-control movements in the nation, Ventura County has preserved thousands of acres of farmland and open space and sown the beginnings of a new way for cities to grow. A series of initiatives approved over the last decade have required that voters, not politicians, approve any subdivisions on land set aside for open space or agriculture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the Ventura County Libertarian Party succeeded Friday in their fight to kick the Moorpark SOAR initiative off the November ballot, convincing a Superior Court judge that a technicality invalidates the signatures gathered to place it before voters. But leaders of the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources campaign, who expected the ruling, said they have already collected more than 2,200 signatures to place their initiative before voters in a special election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2000 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County residents can't have it both ways, the experts say. They can't save farmland while building large houses on big lots. They can't preserve the open space between their cities without changing the rules of city life. And they won't be able to keep their bucolic county the way it is without making some sacrifices along the way. But people just don't seem to get it, planners say. Not yet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge denied an environmental group's request Thursday to stop a state parks agency from making a $10-million payment to developers of the proposed Ahmanson Ranch housing development near Agoura Hills. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen E. O'Neil refused to issue a temporary restraining order against the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy after hearing arguments by its attorney and counsel for the environmental group Save Open Space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of campaigning, petitioning and canvassing to limit growth in Ventura County, hundreds of SOAR supporters gathered Sunday afternoon in Camarillo to celebrate their victory. Holding posters worn at the corners, they hugged one another like long-lost friends, toasted their success and speculated about the future of the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the Ventura County Libertarian Party succeeded Friday in their fight to kick the Moorpark SOAR initiative off the November ballot, convincing a Superior Court judge that a technicality invalidates the signatures gathered to place it before voters. But leaders of the Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources campaign, who expected the ruling, said they have already collected more than 2,200 signatures to place their initiative before voters in a special election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1993 | AARON CURTISS
The environmental group Save Open Space has filed the seventh legal challenge to stop the massive Ahmanson Ranch housing project, contending that the Ventura County Board of Supervisors erred when it approved the development in the Simi Hills. The group, joined by the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization and the Ventura County Environmental Coalition, filed its suit Tuesday in Ventura County Superior Court. It is the seventh group to challenge the 3,050-home project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An environmental group has sued the city of Calabasas, claiming that the City Council did not follow proper procedures when it gave preliminary approval to Micor Ventures' proposal to build a gated community of 250 luxury homes. The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Save Open Space, claims that the council had no authority to more than triple the number of homes allowed under present zoning on 939 acres east of Las Virgenes Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A judge cleared the way Friday for a state parks agency to pay a developer of the Ahmanson Ranch project near Agoura Hills $10 million for 404 acres of parkland. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen E. O'Neill denied an injunction sought by the environmental group Save Open Space, which claimed that the payment to Potomac Investment Associates and entertainer Bob Hope amounted to an illegal loan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge denied an environmental group's request Thursday to stop a state parks agency from making a $10-million payment to developers of the proposed Ahmanson Ranch housing development near Agoura Hills. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen E. O'Neil refused to issue a temporary restraining order against the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy after hearing arguments by its attorney and counsel for the environmental group Save Open Space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An environmental group opposed to the giant Ahmanson Ranch housing project near Agoura Hills filed a lawsuit Tuesday to prevent a state parks agency from issuing what the suit called "a $10-million loan" to developers for the purchase of parkland. Save Open Space, an environmental group opposed to large-scale developments in the region, sued the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which purchases and oversees parkland in the Santa Monica and Santa Susana mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An environmental group has sued the city of Calabasas, claiming that the City Council did not follow proper procedures when it gave preliminary approval to Micor Ventures' proposal to build a gated community of 250 luxury homes. The suit, filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Save Open Space, claims that the council had no authority to more than triple the number of homes allowed under present zoning on 939 acres east of Las Virgenes Road.
NEWS
January 1, 1992
An environmentalist group opposed to a planned 2,600-house project on the Ahmanson Ranch in eastern Ventura County filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to prevent a state park agency from issuing what the suit called "a $10-million loan" to developers for the purchase of parkland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An environmental group opposed to the giant Ahmanson Ranch housing project near Agoura Hills filed a lawsuit Tuesday to prevent a state parks agency from issuing what the suit called "a $10-million loan" to developers for the purchase of parkland. Save Open Space, an environmental group opposed to large-scale developments in the region, sued the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which purchases and oversees parkland in the Santa Monica and Santa Susana mountains.
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