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December 25, 1992
I am strongly opposed to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy's actions to condemn property owned by Soka University. It is deplorable and a crime for the government to seize private land against the will of the owner. The public needs to know that if Soka wins, the state will have to pay millions of dollars for the school's attorney fees. If the conservancy wins, then we will still have to pay many millions to acquire the property at a high value set by the court. Either way, the taxpayers lose.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1992
I was most interested to note that among the financial supporters of the election campaign by Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Los Angeles) was Joseph T. Edmiston of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The conservancy has been aggressive in its attempt to take over the facilities owned by Soka University. I am concerned that conservancy bureaucrats will take the place of college students, as well as promised cultural and artistic activities. In addition to Beilenson, several public officeholders, including state Senator-elect Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to build a 4,400-student university and high school in the Santa Monica Mountains is drawing criticism from environmentalists as Los Angeles County's formal review of the controversial project begins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to build a 4,400-student university and high school in the Santa Monica Mountains is drawing criticism from environmentalists as Los Angeles County's formal review of the controversial project begins.
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