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May 17, 1992 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission has approved a settlement that calls for developer Sheldon Gordon to buy 80 acres of Malibu's pristine Escondido Canyon and donate it as parkland in exchange for being allowed to build four luxury mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area. The complicated arrangement, which some observers speculate could end up costing the wealthy developer millions of dollars, represents the stiffest penalties ever for a violator of the state's coastal protection law.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1992 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission has approved a settlement that calls for developer Sheldon Gordon to buy 80 acres of Malibu's pristine Escondido Canyon and donate it as parkland in exchange for being allowed to build four luxury mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area. The complicated arrangement, which some observers say could cost the wealthy developer millions of dollars, represents the stiffest penalties ever for a violator of the state's coastal protection law.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
Developer Sheldon Gordon has abruptly withdrawn his latest plan to build three mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area before the California Coastal Commission could consider the matter. "Emotions are simply running too high," said Joseph Petrillo, Gordon's attorney. In June, the panel revoked Gordon's permit to build four luxury homes after he was accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed.
NEWS
May 17, 1992 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission has approved a settlement that calls for developer Sheldon Gordon to buy 80 acres of Malibu's pristine Escondido Canyon and donate it as parkland in exchange for being allowed to build four luxury mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area. The complicated arrangement, which some observers speculate could end up costing the wealthy developer millions of dollars, represents the stiffest penalties ever for a violator of the state's coastal protection law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1992 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Coastal Commission has approved a settlement that calls for developer Sheldon Gordon to buy 80 acres of Malibu's pristine Escondido Canyon and donate it as parkland in exchange for being allowed to build four luxury mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area. The complicated arrangement, which some observers say could cost the wealthy developer millions of dollars, represents the stiffest penalties ever for a violator of the state's coastal protection law.
NEWS
June 18, 1989 | RON RUSSELL, Times Staff Writer
A year after shelling out more than $1 million to get neighbors to drop their opposition to his swank Westside hotel, developer Sheldon Gordon is back on the firing line. Only this time, his foe is rival hotelier Severyn Ashkenazy, and the solution may involve more than money alone. In the latest chapter of what some say is a feud that is several years old, lawyers for Ashkenazy, whose hotel group includes L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills, have challenged the right of the Ma Maison Sofitel, Gordon's 6-month-old hotel, to continue serving liquor unless it provides more parking for its patrons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what environmentalists hailed as a stern message to developers in California's coastal zone, the state Coastal Commission has revoked the permit of a Malibu developer accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed. By an 8-3 vote, the state panel Wednesday night revoked the permit of developer Sheldon Gordon to build four luxury homes on 184 acres he owns in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Canyon area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK and DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley inserted himself into the festering Westside controversy over parking at the new Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel on Tuesday, and he used the opportunity to criticize his likely election rival, Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky. Bradley didn't actually take sides in the 3-year-old dispute Tuesday, but said he will ask city zoning officials to close a loophole that allowed the hotel to be built before hearings on a liquor license and minimum parking were finished.
NEWS
October 7, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer, whose permit to build four luxury homes was revoked by the California Coastal Commission after he was accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed, has revealed a new plan for his Malibu property. Developer Sheldon Gordon now wants to build three mansions in the exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area, including a 20,000-square-foot home with two guest houses, three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a two-story horse stable and a barn.
NEWS
October 14, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Developer Sheldon Gordon last week abruptly withdrew his latest plan to build three mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area before the California Coastal Commission could consider the matter. "Emotions are simply running too high. We're going to litigate for a while," said Joseph Petrillo, an attorney for Gordon, after the commission met privately in this Central Coast city for more than an hour Wednesday to discuss how to deal with the matter.
NEWS
October 14, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Developer Sheldon Gordon last week abruptly withdrew his latest plan to build three mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area before the California Coastal Commission could consider the matter. "Emotions are simply running too high. We're going to litigate for a while," said Joseph Petrillo, an attorney for Gordon, after the commission met privately in this Central Coast city for more than an hour Wednesday to discuss how to deal with the matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
Developer Sheldon Gordon has abruptly withdrawn his latest plan to build three mansions in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area before the California Coastal Commission could consider the matter. "Emotions are simply running too high," said Joseph Petrillo, Gordon's attorney. In June, the panel revoked Gordon's permit to build four luxury homes after he was accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed.
NEWS
October 7, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer, whose permit to build four luxury homes was revoked by the California Coastal Commission after he was accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed, has revealed a new plan for his Malibu property. Developer Sheldon Gordon now wants to build three mansions in the exclusive Sweetwater Mesa area, including a 20,000-square-foot home with two guest houses, three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a two-story horse stable and a barn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what environmentalists hailed as a stern message to developers in California's coastal zone, the state Coastal Commission has revoked the permit of a Malibu developer accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed. By an 8-3 vote, the state panel Wednesday night revoked the permit of developer Sheldon Gordon to build four luxury homes on 184 acres he owns in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Canyon area.
NEWS
June 18, 1989 | RON RUSSELL, Times Staff Writer
A year after shelling out more than $1 million to get neighbors to drop their opposition to his swank Westside hotel, developer Sheldon Gordon is back on the firing line. Only this time, his foe is rival hotelier Severyn Ashkenazy, and the solution may involve more than money alone. In the latest chapter of what some say is a feud that is several years old, lawyers for Ashkenazy, whose hotel group includes L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills, have challenged the right of the Ma Maison Sofitel, Gordon's 6-month-old hotel, to continue serving liquor unless it provides more parking for its patrons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK and DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley inserted himself into the festering Westside controversy over parking at the new Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel on Tuesday, and he used the opportunity to criticize his likely election rival, Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky. Bradley didn't actually take sides in the 3-year-old dispute Tuesday, but said he will ask city zoning officials to close a loophole that allowed the hotel to be built before hearings on a liquor license and minimum parking were finished.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1990
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that the California Coastal Commission erred in revoking the license of a Malibu developer accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed, and must reconsider the matter. Although it is a victory for developer Sheldon Gordon, Judge David P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1988
After a seven-hour public hearing, the Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals voted Tuesday night to issue the developers of the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel a permit to sell alcoholic beverages on the premises. By a 3-1 vote, the board agreed to issue the permit, provided that the developers come up with 118 additional parking spaces within the next three years.
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