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July 19, 1994 | JACK SEARLES
Oxnard-based Southland Sod Farms emerged a winner in the World Cup soccer matches at the Rose Bowl. The privately held firm delivered 137,000 square feet of Tifgreen Hybrid Bermuda grass that covered the playing field for games that started with an exhibition June 4 and culminated with Sunday's championship final. Jurgen Gramckow, Southland's managing general partner, said his company received $35,000 for the sod, which his crews installed in 15- by 48-inch sections.
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January 21, 2002 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Rogers spends his days watching the grass grow, but it's not as easy as it sounds. That is because the lawn he is looking after stretches hundreds of acres across the Oxnard Plain, a carefully manicured meadow as flat as a carpet and green as a $100 bill. Turf is his trade. And as co-owner of Pacific Earth Resources, one of the largest sod producers in a state known for its evergreen lawns, he is on a mission to make everyone's grass just a little bit greener.
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January 21, 2002 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Rogers spends his days watching the grass grow, but it's not as easy as it sounds. That is because the lawn he is looking after stretches hundreds of acres across the Oxnard Plain, a carefully manicured meadow as flat as a carpet and green as a $100 bill. Turf is his trade. And as co-owner of Pacific Earth Resources, one of the largest sod producers in a state known for its evergreen lawns, he is on a mission to make everyone's grass just a little bit greener.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1994 | JACK SEARLES
Oxnard-based Southland Sod Farms emerged a winner in the World Cup soccer matches at the Rose Bowl. The privately held firm delivered 137,000 square feet of Tifgreen Hybrid Bermuda grass that covered the playing field for games that started with an exhibition June 4 and culminated with Sunday's championship final. Jurgen Gramckow, Southland's managing general partner, said his company received $35,000 for the sod, which his crews installed in 15- by 48-inch sections.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Southland Sod Farms of Camarillo has introduced a new variety of shade-tolerant grass, SoLow Dwarf St. Augustine. . . . Designworks USA of Newbury Park has become a wholly owned subsidiary of German luxury car maker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW). The local company designs car seats, sports equipment, camera lenses and other consumer products.
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April 25, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN
The City Council has approved the $1.97-million sale of 79 acres to Oxnard-based Southland Sod Farms, which now leases the land. Mark Norris, Oxnard's waste-water superintendent, said his department will use the money to offset the $1.38-million purchase of land in Kern County last August. Norris said the city bought the 79 acres at Casper and Hueneme roads in Oxnard in 1986 for about $1.4 million to compost waste-water byproducts with yard waste and other materials.
REAL ESTATE
July 26, 1987
California Landscape Inc., Canoga Park, received the Sweepstakes Award from the San Fernando Valley chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Assn. for the best entry in all categories at the chapter's 28th annual beautification awards ceremony. The winning job was for the Filmland Corp. building, Culver City, and the award, presented at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills, was sponsored by Valley Crest Tree Co. The F. H.
REAL ESTATE
August 4, 1985
For the second consecutive year, Cacho Nursery & Landscape Co. of Sylmar has won the sweepstakes award of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Assn. The association's highest honor was given for work on the American Beauty Classics Homes and was sponsored by Valley Crest Tree Co. California Landscape Inc. won both the F. H.
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March 10, 1999
Gertrud Gramckow, a founder of Southern California's largest sod farm and mother-in-law of Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury, died Sunday at her Ventura home after a long illness. She was 73 and had lived in Ventura for 49 years. Born May 9, 1925, in Celle, Germany, Gramckow immigrated to the United States in 1950 with her husband and 2-year-old son. She left behind the family roofing business, which continues to specialize in restorations of church steeples.
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December 16, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By nearly a 2-1 margin, Somis voters decided Tuesday to recall three school board members who voted earlier this year to terminate the contract of then-Supt. Dale Forgey. A clear majority of the 547 people who cast ballots in the one-school Somis Union Elementary School District voted to oust board members Debbie Carpenter, Miguel Mejia and Alda Perry, according to unofficial results provided late Tuesday by the Ventura County Department of Elections.
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January 28, 2005 | Fred Alvarez And Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writers
State officials agreed Thursday to purchase 276 acres at Ormond Beach in Ventura County, the second in a three-phase acquisition aimed at restoring one of the largest coastal wetlands in Southern California. Once the goal of integrating the Ormond lands with neighboring Mugu Lagoon is achieved, supporters say, it will be the largest beach marsh in the state, stretching nine miles from Port Hueneme to Point Mugu.
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June 23, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Declaring the projects' environmental studies flawed, critics urged the Oxnard Planning Commission this week to reject proposed housing and business developments in order to protect Ormond Beach wetlands. At a public hearing late Thursday, nearly two dozen residents cited concerns about increased traffic and pollution that the two projects would generate along Hueneme Road, southeast of Oxnard.
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