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May 17, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city Cultural Heritage Commission recommended Wednesday that about 31 acres of mountain property be declared a cultural landmark in an unprecedented decision that critics said represents a misuse of a law meant to protect Los Angeles' heritage. The commission recommended in a 4-1 vote that the upper half of Fryman Canyon, a serene 63-acre parcel of unspoiled land in Studio City, be protected from development as a culturally and historically significant site.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1996 | DADE HAYES
The architect dubbed his house "El Paradiso," and an early news report noted one reason why. "At last," a Times headline from 1964 read, "a house for people who hate to paint." Renowned L.A. architect Raphael Soriano broke new ground with his decision to use aluminum and glass instead of wood, plaster and stucco. Now Soriano's aluminum house has been declared a Historic-Cultural Monument by the city's Cultural Heritage Commission.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1994 | SCOTT GLOVER
Like most of its neighbors along Ventura Boulevard, Studio City suffered widespread damage during last week's earthquake. Perhaps the most vivid reminder of the temblor's fury lies in a pile of smashed Spanish tile, stucco and glass resting on a hillside off Sunswept Drive. The rubble was once a majestic Mediterranean-style home with a commanding view of the San Fernando Valley. But the 3-year-old house imploded during the powerful temblor, burying 75-year-old Beatrice Baitman.
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November 23, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite strong community and City Hall opposition, the electronics superstore Best Buy has entered into preliminary discussions to acquire the site of the Sportsmen's Lodge, a landmark restaurant and banquet complex in Studio City famed for its sylvan grounds that have hosted weddings and conferences for half a century. A Best Buy official on Wednesday described her company's involvement so far as "just discussions," and the owner of the site acknowledged that talks "haven't gone very far."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
A campaign to turn a Studio City carwash into a cultural monument was scrubbed Wednesday when Los Angeles officials decided the place was too common looking--and its customers were not uncommon enough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1996 | DADE HAYES
The architect dubbed his house "El Paradiso," and an early news report noted one reason why. "At last," a Times headline from 1964 read, "a house for people who hate to paint." Renowned L.A. architect Raphael Soriano broke new ground with his decision to use aluminum and glass instead of wood, plaster and stucco. Now Soriano's aluminum house has been declared a Historic-Cultural Monument by the city's Cultural Heritage Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than three hours of heated debate, a city commission Tuesday sided with a developer who wants to build homes in a Studio City canyon that opponents had hoped to save by persuading the city to designate it a cultural landmark. The Board of Building and Safety Commissioners, rejecting arguments from Mayor Tom Bradley's representative that an environmental review be required, voted 3-2 to extend a grading permit issued in 1988 to developer Fred Sahadi.
NEWS
November 23, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite strong community and City Hall opposition, the electronics superstore Best Buy has entered into preliminary discussions to acquire the site of the Sportsmen's Lodge, a landmark restaurant and banquet complex in Studio City famed for its sylvan grounds that have hosted weddings and conferences for half a century. A Best Buy official on Wednesday described her company's involvement so far as "just discussions," and the owner of the site acknowledged that talks "haven't gone very far."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1994 | SCOTT GLOVER
Like most of its neighbors along Ventura Boulevard, Studio City suffered widespread damage during last week's earthquake. Perhaps the most vivid reminder of the temblor's fury lies in a pile of smashed Spanish tile, stucco and glass resting on a hillside off Sunswept Drive. The rubble was once a majestic Mediterranean-style home with a commanding view of the San Fernando Valley. But the 3-year-old house imploded during the powerful temblor, burying 75-year-old Beatrice Baitman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than three hours of heated debate, a city commission Tuesday sided with a developer who wants to build homes in a Studio City canyon that opponents had hoped to save by persuading the city to designate it a cultural landmark. The Board of Building and Safety Commissioners, rejecting arguments from Mayor Tom Bradley's representative that an environmental review be required, voted 3-2 to extend a grading permit issued in 1988 to developer Fred Sahadi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city Cultural Heritage Commission recommended Wednesday that about 31 acres of mountain property be declared a cultural landmark in an unprecedented decision that critics said represents a misuse of a law meant to protect Los Angeles' heritage. The commission recommended in a 4-1 vote that the upper half of Fryman Canyon, a serene 63-acre parcel of unspoiled land in Studio City, be protected from development as a culturally and historically significant site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
A campaign to turn a Studio City carwash into a cultural monument was scrubbed Wednesday when Los Angeles officials decided the place was too common looking--and its customers were not uncommon enough.
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