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May 21, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy was authorized Wednesday to spend $1.65 million to buy out a couple who want to pave a dirt road to their house through Malibu Creek State Park, possibly ending a 15-year battle between Tom and Pat Randa and state parks officials. A formal offer will be made today to buy the Randas' house and five acres just outside the park's northwestern boundary near Malibu Lake, said Liz Cheadle, conservancy staff counsel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy was authorized Wednesday to spend $1.65 million to buy out a couple who want to pave a dirt road to their house through Malibu Creek State Park, possibly ending a 15-year battle between Tom and Pat Randa and state parks officials. A formal offer will be made today to buy the Randas' house and five acres just outside the park's northwestern boundary near Malibu Lake, said Liz Cheadle, conservancy staff counsel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If nothing else, Tom and Pat Randa are persistent. Whatever their neighbors may say about them--the words greedy and scheming come up with some frequency--no one doubts that the Randas are determined to get what they want: $1.6 million for their property near Malibu Lake, even if it means paving a mile-long road through Malibu Creek State Park. The Randas built a stone house as their dream home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If nothing else, Tom and Pat Randa are persistent. Whatever their neighbors may say about them--the words greedy and scheming come up with some frequency--no one doubts that the Randas are determined to get what they want: $1.6 million for their property near Malibu Lake, even if it means paving a mile-long road through Malibu Creek State Park. The Randas built a stone house as their dream home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2003 | Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer
The hospital where American troops recuperated after the Spanish-American War in 1898 is now inhabited by raccoons that enter through broken windows. The handsome wooden buildings that housed thousands of World War I doughboys need new roofs. And the vast mess hall where GIs bound for the Pacific theater in World War II ate their meals is so dilapidated that it may not be worth saving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1993 | DAVE BROWN, Dave Brown is a former chairman of the Santa Monica Mountains Task Force of the Sierra Club and is an associate professor of history at Valley College in Van Nuys.
Take the Ventura Freeway west out of the Valley, turn off at the Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon exit, and you will soon find yourself heading through an unspoiled rural valley flanked by oak-covered hills. In the distance, the valley ends abruptly in a jumble of peaks and buttes backed by a 2,000-foot mountain wall. Look closely and you stand a good chance of seeing browsing deer on the slopes near the road.
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March 11, 1994 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The longest land-use dispute in Los Angeles County history came to a startling conclusion Thursday as the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy announced that it would buy the proposed site of a controversial development in Topanga Canyon--just minutes before the Board of Supervisors was to vote on the project.
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