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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1989
Sherman Whitmore, who battled Burbank residents and officials for eight years over development rights in the Verdugo Mountains, announced Monday that he intends to establish a trust that will grant the city at least $5 million when he dies. Whitmore, 55, said he wants the money to go to the city's schools, libraries and "helping the disenfranchised."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1993 | ED BOND
Developer Sherman Whitmore has won permission to restore 3.5 acres of wetlands on Burbank city property, in order to replace wetlands he plans to destroy for a project he is building on private land elsewhere in the city. The council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday night to allow Whitmore to use city property in Stough Canyon to meet a requirement by state and federal agencies that he replace wetlands destroyed by his Burbank Hillside project in the Verdugo Mountains.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1993 | ED BOND
Developer Sherman Whitmore has won permission to restore 3.5 acres of wetlands on Burbank city property, in order to replace wetlands he plans to destroy for a project he is building on private land elsewhere in the city. The council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday night to allow Whitmore to use city property in Stough Canyon to meet a requirement by state and federal agencies that he replace wetlands destroyed by his Burbank Hillside project in the Verdugo Mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge Monday dismissed a developer's lawsuit against a woman who voiced environmental concerns about his plans to build 129 luxury houses in the mountains above Burbank. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Arnold Gold ruled that the woman's opposition was protected by constitutional guarantees of free speech and the freedom to petition the government. The lawsuit by builder Sherman Whitmore against Annette C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge Monday dismissed a developer's lawsuit against a woman who voiced environmental concerns about his plans to build 129 luxury houses in the mountains above Burbank. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Arnold Gold ruled that the woman's opposition was protected by constitutional guarantees of free speech and the freedom to petition the government. The lawsuit by builder Sherman Whitmore against Annette C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The purchase of 185 acres of hillside to preserve as open space was the subject of preliminary discussions this week between Burbank city officials and developer Sherman Whitmore, who owns the property. The meeting, described by both sides as informal, was the first between the city and the developer since last October when the City Council rejected two residential developments Whitmore proposed for the hillside property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Annette C. Baecker was hailed as a hero over the weekend, as a David who is bravely facing up to a vengeful Goliath. But the accolades barely soothed Baecker's fears of being caught in a legal nightmare that might never end. Baecker is a soft-spoken but occasionally fiery advocate for maintaining the beauty and natural environment of the hillsides of Burbank in the face of increasing residential development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1990 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sherman Whitmore IV, the combative developer whose plans to build in the Verdugo Mountains above Burbank kindled public ire for nearly eight years, claims that the protracted battle has forced him into bankruptcy in Miami. Whitmore fought Burbank residents and officials over his plans to build 129 luxury houses on 117 acres he owns in Cabrini Canyon. Burbank City Council members gave reluctant blessing to the development last month after Whitmore met all 112 conditions the city set for approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1987
The Burbank City Council Tuesday approved spending $554,375 to help purchase hillside property in the Verdugo Mountains that the city wants to preserve as a greenbelt. The money will be matched with state funds designated for parklands and channeled through the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The city will buy the property, appraised at $1.1 million, from developer Sherman Whitmore.
NEWS
June 11, 1987
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday approved spending $554,375 to help purchase hillside property in the Verdugo Mountains that the city wants to preserve as a greenbelt. The money will be matched with state funds designated for parklands and channeled through the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The city will buy the property, appraised at $1.1 million, from developer Sherman Whitmore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Annette C. Baecker was hailed as a hero over the weekend, as a David who is bravely facing up to a vengeful Goliath. But the accolades barely soothed Baecker's fears of being caught in a legal nightmare that might never end. Baecker is a soft-spoken but occasionally fiery advocate for maintaining the beauty and natural environment of the hillsides of Burbank in the face of increasing residential development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1990 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sherman Whitmore IV, the combative developer whose plans to build in the Verdugo Mountains above Burbank kindled public ire for nearly eight years, claims that the protracted battle has forced him into bankruptcy in Miami. Whitmore fought Burbank residents and officials over his plans to build 129 luxury houses on 117 acres he owns in Cabrini Canyon. Burbank City Council members gave reluctant blessing to the development last month after Whitmore met all 112 conditions the city set for approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1989
Sherman Whitmore, who battled Burbank residents and officials for eight years over development rights in the Verdugo Mountains, announced Monday that he intends to establish a trust that will grant the city at least $5 million when he dies. Whitmore, 55, said he wants the money to go to the city's schools, libraries and "helping the disenfranchised."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The purchase of 185 acres of hillside to preserve as open space was the subject of preliminary discussions this week between Burbank city officials and developer Sherman Whitmore, who owns the property. The meeting, described by both sides as informal, was the first between the city and the developer since last October when the City Council rejected two residential developments Whitmore proposed for the hillside property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1986
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday night unanimously turned down a proposal by developer Sherman Whitmore to build 212 homes on a city hillside. The five-member council followed the recommendation of city planning officials, who said the development would pose "several unavoidable significant adverse environmental impacts on the hillside."
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