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June 17, 1999 | Sean Kirwan, (949) 574-4202
Residents of the San Joaquin Hills area are scheduled to meet today with developer Shapell Industries in an effort to head off a conflict over parks. A zoning change sought by the builder would allow homes on land planned for a recreation center. In exchange, two other parcels in the community would be designated for recreation. Some residents fear this will change the park facilities they were promised when they purchased their homes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1999 | Sean Kirwan, (949) 574-4202
Residents of the San Joaquin Hills area are scheduled to meet today with developer Shapell Industries in an effort to head off a conflict over parks. A zoning change sought by the builder would allow homes on land planned for a recreation center. In exchange, two other parcels in the community would be designated for recreation. Some residents fear this will change the park facilities they were promised when they purchased their homes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
The City Council this week agreed to accept a developer's 8.4-acre donation for use as the city's latest public park, Clipper Cove Park. The park will have 3.5 acres for two playgrounds, picnic tables, a garden area, fitness stations and two turf areas not intended for use in organized sports. The park will be located between Thackeray Drive, Clipper Way and Kensington Drive and will be surrounded by almost five acres of landscaped slopes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city will spend $500,000 for improvements to Clipper Cove Park if the City Council goes along with a construction plan for the community facility tonight. "This will be a good little community park," said City Engineer Ken Montgomery of the 4.5-acre park off Alicia Parkway between Niguel and Aliso Creek roads. "It's a little bit hidden . . . but the playground will be very popular once people find out about it."
BUSINESS
February 7, 1989 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
As a developer and as chairman of the Little Hoover Commission, a public watchdog agency, Nathan Shapell has forged a reputation as a take-charge guy. Several years ago, during a commission meeting, Shapell told a federal education official that California's schools were a mismanaged mess. "They could turn it over to me and I could run it," said Shapell, a millionaire Beverly Hills developer. "You go back to Washington and tell Ed Meese that Nate Shapell says we've got to clean up this mess."
BUSINESS
February 12, 1989 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
As a developer and as chairman of the Little Hoover Commission, a public watchdog agency, Nathan Shapell has forged a reputation as a take-charge guy. Several years ago, during a commission meeting, Shapell told a federal education official that California's schools were a mismanaged mess. "They could turn it over to me and I could run it," said Shapell, a millionaire Beverly Hills developer. "You go back to Washington and tell Ed Meese that Nate Shapell says we've got to clean up this mess."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Chumash Indian group has criticized a developer for allowing excavation at an archeological site on the former MGM Ranch. Indians who visited the ranch last weekend found an eight-inch-deep trench at a site the Chumash consider one of the most significant in the Conejo Valley, said Richard Angulo, chairman of the California Indian Council Chumash. "The site was disturbed and left open," Angulo said. "It should have been covered up."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Shapell Industries of Beverly Hills will give Thousand Oaks $8.5 million and more than 1,300 acres in exchange for the right to build homes and a light industrial park on the former MGM Ranch site. In a 4-0 vote late Tuesday, the Thousand Oaks City Council approved an agreement to allow the development on 1,862 acres in the northwest corner of the city. Councilman Lee Laxdal was absent. Under the agreement, the city may use the $8.5 million only for construction of public facilities, such as proposed civic and high school auditoriums and possible freeway improvement projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A residents group in Laguna Niguel, angry that a section of Alicia Parkway still is not built, will drop its suit over the matter if the county guarantees construction will begin within eight months, a group spokesman said Thursday. But a county official said the group may be asking for more than the county can promise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A controversial new housing development in Laguna Niguel came under fire again Thursday with a local citizens' group's claim that it had won a legal victory in challenging the county's agreement with the developer. At issue is the sprawling 4,200-unit Country Village project on 1,232 acres northwest of the intersection of Alicia and Moulton parkways. The project, which is already one-third completed, was approved under a 1987 agreement between the Board of Supervisors and Shapell Industries Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
The City Council this week agreed to accept a developer's 8.4-acre donation for use as the city's latest public park, Clipper Cove Park. The park will have 3.5 acres for two playgrounds, picnic tables, a garden area, fitness stations and two turf areas not intended for use in organized sports. The park will be located between Thackeray Drive, Clipper Way and Kensington Drive and will be surrounded by almost five acres of landscaped slopes.
NEWS
October 27, 1991 | JIM NEWTON and MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As county supervisors cleared the way for a decade-long housing boom that changed the face of Orange County, millions of dollars poured into their campaign coffers from development interests, many of which stood to profit from that growth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Chumash Indian group has criticized a developer for allowing excavation at an archeological site on the former MGM Ranch. Indians who visited the ranch last weekend found an eight-inch-deep trench at a site the Chumash consider one of the most significant in the Conejo Valley, said Richard Angulo, chairman of the California Indian Council Chumash. "The site was disturbed and left open," Angulo said. "It should have been covered up."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1989 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of bitter fighting, a lawsuit and a grand jury investigation, the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved a compromise plan allowing completion of the largest single housing development in Laguna Niguel. On the eve of a vote next month on cityhood for the area, both developer Shapell Industries Inc. and longtime critics of the size of the once-controversial venture agreed on a slightly scaled-back plan that includes more public parkland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A residents group in Laguna Niguel, angry that a section of Alicia Parkway still is not built, will drop its suit over the matter if the county guarantees construction will begin within eight months, a group spokesman said Thursday. But a county official said the group may be asking for more than the county can promise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A controversial new housing development in Laguna Niguel came under fire again Thursday with a local citizens' group's claim that it had won a legal victory in challenging the county's agreement with the developer. At issue is the sprawling 4,200-unit Country Village project on 1,232 acres northwest of the intersection of Alicia and Moulton parkways. The project, which is already one-third completed, was approved under a 1987 agreement between the Board of Supervisors and Shapell Industries Inc.
NEWS
October 27, 1991 | JIM NEWTON and MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As county supervisors cleared the way for a decade-long housing boom that changed the face of Orange County, millions of dollars poured into their campaign coffers from development interests, many of which stood to profit from that growth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city will spend $500,000 for improvements to Clipper Cove Park if the City Council goes along with a construction plan for the community facility tonight. "This will be a good little community park," said City Engineer Ken Montgomery of the 4.5-acre park off Alicia Parkway between Niguel and Aliso Creek roads. "It's a little bit hidden . . . but the playground will be very popular once people find out about it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Shapell Industries of Beverly Hills will give Thousand Oaks $8.5 million and more than 1,300 acres in exchange for the right to build homes and a light industrial park on the former MGM Ranch site. In a 4-0 vote late Tuesday, the Thousand Oaks City Council approved an agreement to allow the development on 1,862 acres in the northwest corner of the city. Councilman Lee Laxdal was absent. Under the agreement, the city may use the $8.5 million only for construction of public facilities, such as proposed civic and high school auditoriums and possible freeway improvement projects.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1989 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
As a developer and as chairman of the Little Hoover Commission, a public watchdog agency, Nathan Shapell has forged a reputation as a take-charge guy. Several years ago, during a commission meeting, Shapell told a federal education official that California's schools were a mismanaged mess. "They could turn it over to me and I could run it," said Shapell, a millionaire Beverly Hills developer. "You go back to Washington and tell Ed Meese that Nate Shapell says we've got to clean up this mess."
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