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October 22, 2000
"City to Host Rally Against Gravel Mine," Oct. 10. I am a resident of Canyon Country and live only two miles from where the Transit Mixed Concrete Co. site is proposed. I am vehemently opposed to this operation. I believe that the city of Santa Clarita tries to be self-supporting for all of its needs, including the need for concrete and aggregate, and believe that other areas in the county need to be self-supporting too. I strongly object to the devastation of my neighborhood to build the Alameda Corridor or support the rebuilding of the San Fernando Valley, especially when other suitable sites in north Los Angeles County are available and their neighbors want the mining project.
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March 1, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Saturday was a wet day in Southern California, but rainfall totals were lower than the 2 inches or more seen in some locations on Friday. A flash flood watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday and a high surf advisory until 5 p.m. Sunday. Here's a sampling of rainfall totals throughout the region for the 24-hour period ending 7 p.m. Saturday: Alhambra 0.85 inches Beverly Hills 0.72 inches Costa Mesa 0.56 inches Downtown Los Angeles 0.83 inches Fullerton 0.59 inches Hollywood Reservoir 1.62 inches John Wayne Airport 0.55 inches Lancaster 0.25 inches Long Beach 0.25 inches Ontario 1.02 inches San Gabriel Dam 2.23 inches Santa Ana 0.34 inches Santa Monica 0.81 inches Simi Valley 1.50 inches Soledad Canyon 1.12 inches Thousand Oaks 1.07 inches ALSO: Fight over school's American flag T-shirt ban likely to continue California couple's gold-coin find called greatest in U.S. history Former NFL player Darren Sharper surrenders to police in New Orleans rape case Twitter: @cindychangLA cindy.chang@latimes.com
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2001 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After an outpouring of opposition from residents and city officials, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a proposal to mine 56 million tons of sand and gravel in Soledad Canyon. Citing the project's size and its effect on the environment, the board voted 4 to 0 with Supervisor Gloria Molina absent to deny the project proposed by Transit Mixed Concrete Co., upholding a 1999 decision by the county Regional Planning Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2010 | Times Staff Reports
Evacuation orders were lifted Wednesday morning for more than 500 foothill homes in Los Angeles County as the most recent rainstorm to hit Southern California cleared up. As of late Tuesday, there were reports of 0.51 inches of rain in Long Beach, 0.58 inches in Burbank and 0.69 inches in Whittier. At the San Gabriel Dam, the measurement was 1.73 inches. Nine inches of snow had fallen at Wrightwood, and 12 to 14 inches at Mountain High. No major damage was reported from Tuesday's rainstorm, which officials had feared could cause mudslides on already saturated hillsides that lost vegetation cover in last summer's Station fire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2000 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along the headwaters of the Santa Clara River here is one of the last local frontiers of the odd and the unconventional. There are lions and tigers, RV parks, collectors and a growing tribe of escapees from homeowner association rules. Here, independence is a badge. Many residents leave their doors unlocked--but keep a loaded shotgun or rifle nearby. They relish driving on dirt roads and eye authority with suspicion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four people were killed and two others were injured Thursday night when an Acura Integra speeding down Soledad Canyon Road hurtled through the center divider and smashed head-on into a blue Mustang, officials said. Witnesses said the white Acura, with five teenage occupants, was going an estimated 90 to 100 mph down a bicycle lane on Soledad Canyon Road near Sand Canyon Road, trying to pass another car on the right, said Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Hundreds of north Los Angeles County residents are expected to crowd a Board of Supervisors hearing today in a last-ditch effort to derail plans for a large sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon. The mine would be operated by Transit Mixed Concrete Co., a subsidiary of the Mexico's Cemex, just east of Santa Clarita. After the hearing, the board is scheduled to vote on the plans. If the project is approved, the mine could open within two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing a need for more traffic studies, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday postponed until January a decision on plans for a large sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon near Santa Clarita. Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who opposes the mine, said truck traffic estimates in an environmental impact report were flawed because they depend on a future widening of Soledad Canyon Road. County planners said the two-lane road cannot be safely widened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Saturday was a wet day in Southern California, but rainfall totals were lower than the 2 inches or more seen in some locations on Friday. A flash flood watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. Saturday and a high surf advisory until 5 p.m. Sunday. Here's a sampling of rainfall totals throughout the region for the 24-hour period ending 7 p.m. Saturday: Alhambra 0.85 inches Beverly Hills 0.72 inches Costa Mesa 0.56 inches Downtown Los Angeles 0.83 inches Fullerton 0.59 inches Hollywood Reservoir 1.62 inches John Wayne Airport 0.55 inches Lancaster 0.25 inches Long Beach 0.25 inches Ontario 1.02 inches San Gabriel Dam 2.23 inches Santa Ana 0.34 inches Santa Monica 0.81 inches Simi Valley 1.50 inches Soledad Canyon 1.12 inches Thousand Oaks 1.07 inches ALSO: Fight over school's American flag T-shirt ban likely to continue California couple's gold-coin find called greatest in U.S. history Former NFL player Darren Sharper surrenders to police in New Orleans rape case Twitter: @cindychangLA cindy.chang@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2000
Full-page ads have been running in The Times to rally opposition to the proposed Soledad Canyon aggregate mine near Santa Clarita. True, it is a waste of a beautiful area and will generate traffic and dust, but why should any community want to host such activities? In Grimes Canyon near Fillmore, mountaintops are being dismantled largely for the same cause. On Oct. 12, I worked at the side of California 23 for a few hours and counted about 10 trucks per minute hauling gravel and sand out of the two facilities just up the canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2003 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
A battle over a massive quarry expansion sought near Santa Clarita took a new turn Tuesday when Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon announced he will ask Congress to cap the mine's activity at roughly its current level. The Santa Clarita Republican said a bill he plans to introduce next week is a compromise version of at least two legislative attempts by him since 1999 that sought to ban mining in Soledad Canyon because of widespread opposition to truck traffic and air pollution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing a need for more traffic studies, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday postponed until January a decision on plans for a large sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon near Santa Clarita. Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who opposes the mine, said truck traffic estimates in an environmental impact report were flawed because they depend on a future widening of Soledad Canyon Road. County planners said the two-lane road cannot be safely widened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Hundreds of north Los Angeles County residents are expected to crowd a Board of Supervisors hearing today in a last-ditch effort to derail plans for a large sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon. The mine would be operated by Transit Mixed Concrete Co., a subsidiary of the Mexico's Cemex, just east of Santa Clarita. After the hearing, the board is scheduled to vote on the plans. If the project is approved, the mine could open within two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2001 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty-one years after the unarmored threespine stickleback landed on the federal list of endangered species, the beleaguered little fish continues to occupy a stretch of the Santa Clara River that runs through Soledad Canyon, just outside Santa Clarita. But after more than three decades of federal protection, the stickleback faces a whole new set of threats, as well as most of those that endangered the fish in the first place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2001 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After an outpouring of opposition from residents and city officials, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a proposal to mine 56 million tons of sand and gravel in Soledad Canyon. Citing the project's size and its effect on the environment, the board voted 4 to 0 with Supervisor Gloria Molina absent to deny the project proposed by Transit Mixed Concrete Co., upholding a 1999 decision by the county Regional Planning Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2001 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 500 Santa Clarita Valley residents traveled to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday hoping to block a proposed 460-acre sand and gravel mine in Soledad Canyon. The board delayed action for at least 90 days. In a hearing at the Hall of Administration, about 100 residents who oppose the project told supervisors that the plan by Transit Mixed Concrete Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2003 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
A battle over a massive quarry expansion sought near Santa Clarita took a new turn Tuesday when Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon announced he will ask Congress to cap the mine's activity at roughly its current level. The Santa Clarita Republican said a bill he plans to introduce next week is a compromise version of at least two legislative attempts by him since 1999 that sought to ban mining in Soledad Canyon because of widespread opposition to truck traffic and air pollution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2000 | CAROL CHAMBERS
City leaders plan to fire another volley Wednesday in opposition to the proposed Transit Mixed Concrete Co. mining pit in Soledad Canyon by hosting a community rally. Officials from nearby Agua Dulce and Acton, along with residents from the three communities, are expected to attend, city officials said. The 460-acre Transit Mixed site lies southeast of the Antelope Valley Freeway about two miles outside the Santa Clarita city limits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2000 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along the headwaters of the Santa Clara River here is one of the last local frontiers of the odd and the unconventional. There are lions and tigers, RV parks, collectors and a growing tribe of escapees from homeowner association rules. Here, independence is a badge. Many residents leave their doors unlocked--but keep a loaded shotgun or rifle nearby. They relish driving on dirt roads and eye authority with suspicion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2000
"City to Host Rally Against Gravel Mine," Oct. 10. I am a resident of Canyon Country and live only two miles from where the Transit Mixed Concrete Co. site is proposed. I am vehemently opposed to this operation. I believe that the city of Santa Clarita tries to be self-supporting for all of its needs, including the need for concrete and aggregate, and believe that other areas in the county need to be self-supporting too. I strongly object to the devastation of my neighborhood to build the Alameda Corridor or support the rebuilding of the San Fernando Valley, especially when other suitable sites in north Los Angeles County are available and their neighbors want the mining project.
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