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August 20, 1987 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Declaring that the federal government is about to "auction off the California coastline" to the oil companies, two of the three members of the state Lands Commission said Wednesday that they will vote to sue the U.S. Interior Department to prevent drilling in waters off the state's coast. Lt. Gov. Leo T.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2011 | By Mike Reicher, Los Angeles Times
The State Lands Commission has approved the boundaries for Marina Park in Newport Beach, bringing the Balboa Peninsula public waterfront development one step closer to construction. The city can now complete its California Coastal Commission application and restart the long-stalled project. Park advocates, city officials and others decided on a plan for the development more than three years ago, but it has been stuck in a bureaucratic morass. In the meantime, residents of the 57 mobile homes were afforded more time on public land, while others protested the slow progress.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
The City Council announced Monday night that it will ask the State Lands Commission to shut down the offshore oil loading terminal where a giant oil tanker impaled itself on its own anchor Feb. 7, dumping 394,000 gallons of Alaskan crude on the city's beaches. After a closed-door session, Mayor Thomas J.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2009 | Marc Lifsher
A Texas oil company's campaign to drill the first new wells in 40 years off the California coast continues despite setbacks in both the Legislature and at a key regulatory agency. The measure, which passed the state Senate but failed in the Assembly in August, would authorize drilling from an existing maritime platform in state waters off the northern Santa Barbara County coast. Supporters now hope for action this fall. Boosters of the project say state government stands to get an estimated $14 billion in potential new money to run schools, build prisons and strengthen a tattered social-welfare safety net. But opponents say they worry about the possibility of an oil spill that could threaten the California coast, an internationally renowned tourism magnet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1989
Final agreement on an alternative development and wetlands restoration plan for the Bolsa Chica area is expected at Monday's meeting of the Bolsa Chica Planning Coalition, whose members include the city of Huntington Beach, Orange County, the State Lands Commission, primary property owner Signal Landmark and Amigos de Bolsa Chica, a wetlands preservation group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1989
"The truth is the oil companies aren't prepared to handle a spill the size of Valdez or even one-tenth the size of Valdez." --Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy, who serves on the State Lands Commission, addressing the issue of whether officials would be prepared for a major oil spill off the California coast should one occur.
NEWS
February 8, 1989
The State Lands Commission has issued a permit to allow Seagamb Inc. to make a dive off the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to identify the location of a steamer that sank in 1901 with millions of dollars in gold ingots, opium, silk, jade and jewels on board. About $20 million in silver was also rumored to have been aboard the City of Rio de Janeiro when it sank with a loss of 121 lives. Seagamb will be allowed to make one dive in an attempt to retrieve an identifying artifact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1989 | BILL BILLITER
Two slow-growth organizations are stepping up their opposition to the controversial Pierside Village project by circulating petitions for voter signatures and mailing them to state officials. The groups, Save Our Parks and Huntington Beach Tomorrow, are passing out petitions opposing the construction of three restaurants on the beach side of Pacific Coast Highway between Main and Lake streets.
NEWS
December 12, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Charles Warren, a member of the state Coastal Commission and a former assemblyman, is expected to be named top executive of the State Lands Commission. After serving in the Legislature for 14 years, Warren was appointed in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter to be chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Quality. He was named to the Coastal Commission by Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Lands Commission in Sacramento is being flooded with mail and phone calls from people opposed to the Pierside Village project, an attorney for the commission said Friday. Curtis Fossum, senior staff counsel for the state agency, said in a telephone interview that more than 1,000 letters and petitions have flowed into the commission's office from people opposed to any new buildings on the beach at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis and Maria L. La Ganga
It would be hard to find a lovelier spot to draw lines in the sand than East Beach on the day after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opened the door to new offshore oil drilling for the first time in 40 years. Sunshine glinted off bright blue water. Beach volleyball players, tan and sand-covered, leapt and charged. Boats bobbed. On the distant horizon, oil platforms carved soft silhouettes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2002 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California State Lands Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that a harbor-area city not include most of the land occupied by the Port of Los Angeles. Instead, the commission said the city of Los Angeles should keep control of port land under a trust agreement with the state. The property includes all of the underwater areas around the port and 67% of the dry land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles, in a legal settlement reached Friday, must repay the port $62 million that state officials alleged was improperly diverted to pay for municipal services and projects unrelated to the port. Ending its 1996 lawsuit against the city, the State Lands Commission unanimously approved the settlement after more than 18 months of negotiations between state and port attorneys. The Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Richard Riordan have already signed off on the terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO and SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Opponents of a proposed commercial airport at El Toro cheered a decision Friday by a state commission that once again delayed giving the county police authority over the former Marine base. If the State Lands Commission had approved the transfer, normally routine with decommissioned bases, Orange County would have claimed jurisdiction from the federal government, a step airport opponents say would add momentum to the county's airport plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1997
An editorial in the Sept. 7 edition of The Times implied that the Surfrider Foundation, Ventura chapter, opposed the removal of the Oil Piers at the surf spot known by the same name. That is not true. In fact, in a letter dated Sept. 25, 1996, attorney Roger Lyon on behalf of the chapter wrote to the State Lands Commission. That letter stated, " . . . in conclusion, we support the removal of all or any portion of the Oil Piers complex." It should be noted that the issue was discussed by the Executive Committee of the chapter and the decision to support the removal of the piers is the official position of the chapter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1996
We strongly object to the unsubstantiated conclusion in your recent article on Bolsa Chica that Koll Real Estate Group is "giving up" on its approved Bolsa Chica plan. ("Koll to Offer Bolsa Chica for Sale to State," March 30.) This assertion is totally incorrect. The fact is that we remain committed to moving forward with the federal permit-approval process for the wetlands restoration and residential development on the lowland portion of the property. With the advent of the state's interest in acquiring the lowland, restoration of the degraded Bolsa Chica wetlands could occur through one of two ways: by implementing the Bolsa Chica plan approved by the County of Orange and California Coastal Commission (which includes a privately funded, 1,100-acre wetlands restoration in conjunction with construction of single-family homes on 185 acres of the lowland)
NEWS
October 24, 1986 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy has attended only about one-third of the State Lands Commission meetings since 1983, but nevertheless Thursday he criticized his Republican opponent, Mike Curb, for attending only two meetings during the four years Curb served in the office.
NEWS
September 18, 1992
The State Lands Commission filed a new application Thursday with the federal Bureau of Land Management to acquire 1,000 acres in the Mojave Desert for a nuclear waste dump. Controller Gray Davis, chairman of the commission, wants the panel to hold the land until hearings can be held to resolve questions about the safety of storing nuclear waste at the Ward Valley site, 24 miles west of Needles.
NEWS
January 8, 1993 | MARIA L. La GANGA and MAURA DOLAN, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
A controversial low-level nuclear waste dump in the Southern California desert cleared a major hurdle Thursday night, when Secretary of the Interior Manuel Lujan announced that he will proceed with the sale of 1,000 acres of federal land to the state of California for a site before the White House changes hands. Opponents of the dump said the action virtually assures that it will be built unless the courts intervene or the incoming Clinton Administration can reverse Lujan's decision.
NEWS
September 18, 1992
The State Lands Commission filed a new application Thursday with the federal Bureau of Land Management to acquire 1,000 acres in the Mojave Desert for a nuclear waste dump. Controller Gray Davis, chairman of the commission, wants the panel to hold the land until hearings can be held to resolve questions about the safety of storing nuclear waste at the Ward Valley site, 24 miles west of Needles.
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