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November 4, 1990 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The community around the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station roared like seldom before with the unveiling of a $200-million plan to expand the coastal base. Everybody, even conservative Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, seemed to agree: bad idea. Surf would be ruined. Beaches would be eroded. Ocean views would be pockmarked by more ships. More missiles could mean greater chances of accidental explosions.
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January 12, 2001 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a cell phone tower in Seal Beach, voted to scrutinize a spa in Dana Point and delayed ruling on a contentious plan to build a gated community and outlet center in San Clemente. The commission, meeting in Los Angeles, unanimously approved a Verizon Wireless cell phone tower on the northern corner of Zoeter Field, a baseball field at 11th Street and Landing Avenue in Seal Beach.
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December 18, 1998 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
A proposal to tear down the Shore Shop on Seal Beach Boulevard and build eight homes in its place won approval from the City Council this week. The property's co-owner, Mario Musso, said that after 30 years, the store was no longer getting enough business; he hopes to relocate elsewhere in Seal Beach. The proposed Anaheim Bay Villas won support from most of its residential neighbors, but one business owner said he feared losing the store would hurt the remaining businesses in the area.
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October 12, 2000 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission gave final approval Wednesday to a plan for a 70-home gated community on Seal Beach's Hellman Ranch, ending two decades of battles over the coastal property that, at one point, triggered apparent death threats against local officials. The commission voted unanimously for the plan by Hellman Properties LLC to build the upscale community on 18 acres of a 196-acre undeveloped parcel near the San Gabriel River.
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August 28, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
When a group of residents set out to design a new playground for Marina Park, they soon decided that the customary gray swing set and slide just wouldn't do. They settled on a striking, state-of-the-art playground resembling a castle, made of wood and colorful plastics. When completed later this year, the playground will include an unusual assortment of rides designed to accommodate the varied tastes and interests of children.
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February 1, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
Bixby Ranch Co. development plans are fulfilling expectations that they would become a key issue in the March 26 City Council election. Council candidate Patty Campbell said a community meeting Tuesday to review two development plans was timed to influence the election. Bixby Co. representatives were invited to a community meeting organized by the College Park East Neighborhood Assn.
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November 11, 1995 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the eve of what promised to be another bruising battle over development, the Bixby Ranch Co. has shelved a proposal to build 223 homes in the northern part of the city, a plan that was six years in the making. Three days before public hearings on the 213-acre project were to begin before the City Council, company officials announced Friday that the Old Ranch Development Plan would be withdrawn. "It's obvious to us that we don't have the votes," Bixby Ranch Co. Senior Vice President Ron Bradshaw said.
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February 8, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Three consulting firms have been chosen to help city officials determine how new developments affect the city's "archeological resources." The consultants were selected from among seven firms last month by a special panel that included members of the city's new Archeological Advisory Committee. The City Council approved the selections last week. The firms are Chambers Group Inc. of Irvine, Environmental Research Archeologists of Los Angeles and Interdisciplinary Research Inc. of Altadena.
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January 19, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS
The Bixby Ranch Co. filed an application this week to rezone 213 acres of land known as the Old Ranch property. The site now contains a golf course with a small commercial area. The new zoning would permit housing construction and repositioning of the golf course and commercial areas. Bixby Ranch Co. officers said they expect to complete the zone change process within a year and will prepare a full environmental impact report.
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August 29, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS
Residents have rained criticism on the Los Angeles law firm that serves as the city's attorney and have requested that the City Council hire another firm to evaluate its legal services. Mayor Frank Laszlo said Monday night that he will consult several attorneys on getting a second opinion on the firm's handling of Mola Development-related lawsuits. The city is represented by the firm of Richards, Watson & Gershon.
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October 12, 2000 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission gave final approval Wednesday to a 70-home gated community on Seal Beach's Hellman Ranch, ending two decades of battles over the coastal property that at one point triggered death threats against local officials. The commission voted unanimously for Hellman Properties LLC's plan to build an upscale community on 18 acres of a 196-acre undeveloped parcel near the San Gabriel River.
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August 31, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
Initial approval for grading and installation of water and sewer lines on the future site of 75 homes near the Bixby Old Ranch Towne Center was granted to Centex Homes by the City Council at its meeting Monday. The housing tract was approved by the council in 1998 after it was determined that the area would be adversely affected by traffic resulting from any church facility on the land previously zoned for such use. A final vote on approval of the preliminary work is set for Sept. 11.
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August 16, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an effort to purchase a low- to moderate-income trailer park from owner Richard Hall, the homeowners association plans to apply for a state-funded loan so residents can come closer to Hall's $8-million asking price. Since Hall rejected the Seal Beach Trailer Park Residents Assn.'s $6.4-million bid in June, the homeowners have been working with the city's redevelopment agency to come up with another way to get ownership of the park.
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July 3, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anticipating a windfall in sales taxes collected from the future tenants of the Bixby Old Ranch Towne Center, the City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance that would reduce the city's utilities tax for residents from 11% to 9.5%. Mayor Patty Campbell said she reluctantly voted for the reduction at the council meeting last week because, "overall, that's what the city wants." But she is concerned about the estimated $28 million needed for the city's infrastructure repair.
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June 11, 2000 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission could as early as Tuesday scrap a 19-year-old loophole to the Coastal Act that developers have tried to use to justify destroying wetlands. Would-be developers of the Bolsa Chica wetlands and Seal Beach's Hellman Ranch relied on a set of guidelines, originally adopted in 1981 as temporary measures, to persuade coastal commissioners to allow the developers to fill marshlands. Both approvals were later stopped in the courts.
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April 17, 1990 | MICHELLE NICOLOSI
Two years ago, Mark and Betsy Thompson watched helplessly as neighbors added a second floor to their house, blocking the ocean view the Thompsons had enjoyed from a bedroom window. So the Thompsons decided to build a "doghouse" on top of their home--a small, non-habitable addition permitted under city building codes. But they are creating a doghouse like no other in town: It is a 6-foot-by-6-foot, shiny aluminum dome that rotates 360 degrees and has a mechanical skylight that slides open.
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