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A long squabble between Atlantic Richfield Co. and two government entities--the State Lands Commission and Santa Barbara County--ended Friday with Arco formally returning 4,000 acres worth of offshore oil-lease deeds in exchange for the right to drill 300 new wells in Long Beach Harbor. Arco spokesman Al Greenstein said that the settlement ends the company's development plans off the Santa Barbara coast.
October 24, 1986
Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy admitted that he has a miserable record of attendance at meetings of the State Lands Commission--though a voting member, he has been present for only about one session in three. But at least, he said, his record was better than that of his predecessor--and present opponent--Mike Curb, who made it to only two meetings during his four years in office. "Abysmal!" McCarthy thundered. Curb campaign manager Fred Karger had a comeback, however.
July 7, 1998
Huell Howser, the host of KCET's "California's Gold," lost his final bid in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to prevent the Long Beach Naval Station from being demolished and turned into new cargo terminals. Judge Peter J. Lichtman dismissed Howser's lawsuit against the state Lands Commission, which the TV personality claimed was wasting public assets by allowing Long Beach to destroy historic structures on the naval base.
December 16, 1988
The Redondo Beach City Council has moved to prevent a state ruling from forcing the eviction of people who live on boats in King Harbor. Reacting to a State Lands Commission statement that too much residential use of the harbor amounts to private use of public land, the council voted unanimously to have the city staff prepare an emergency ordinance to forbid evictions based on the ruling.
July 13, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Trucks have begun hauling sodium bicarbonate from a San Bernardino neighborhood where 15,000 cubic yards of the sand-like material spilled from a runaway train. Southern Pacific spokesman Jim Loveland said the railroad obtained a permit from the State Lands Commission to dump the sodium bicarbonate in the dry bed of Owens Lake in Inyo County. It will take 20 days and cost $500,000 to relocate the material, which originally was mined from Owens Lake.
March 17, 1991
Plans for a $108-million crude oil pipeline that would pass under part of the San Gabriel Valley and Southeast area have been presented to the Diamond Bar City Council. At the Diamond Bar council meeting March 5, Ronald Hill, president of the Cajon Pipeline Co., assured Councilman Jay Kim that the project, which would run under Grand Avenue downtown, would be able to withstand an earthquake.
September 28, 1996
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has rejected a state effort to block the transfer of more than $40 million from the Port of Los Angeles to the city's general fund. City officials contend the port owes about $80 million in back fees for municipal services performed on port property since 1977, and insist they need the money to balance the city budget.
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