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October 13, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
The Summa Corp.'s planned office, residential, hotel and retail development near Marina del Rey--a rallying target of the slow-growth movement in Los Angeles' last municipal election--is under new attack from one of the movement's chief beneficiaries. City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter, who upset the area's once-powerful City Council incumbent, Pat Russell, a backer of the sprawling project, has met twice with Summa officials, demanding that they scale it back. "I campaigned on a platform . . .
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NEWS
June 2, 1991 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter went on the offensive in the waning days of her reelection campaign, blanketing the 6th Council District with a barrage of mailers attacking her opponent, Mary Lee Gray, on several fronts. Gray angrily accused the mailers of misrepresentation and denounced what she called the Galanter campaign's "sleazy" tactics. "It shows Ruth Galanter is desperate," said Gray. "I think the voters will see through the lies and mudslinging."
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REAL ESTATE
March 20, 1988
Preliminary plans have been unveiled for Summerlin, a 25,000-acre mixed-use development near Las Vegas where an estimated 250,000 people will live when the project is completed more than 40 years from now. Summa Corp., the company founded by the late billionaire Howard Hughes, plans to build about 25 residential villages on the site, ranging from starter homes to estates. Del E. Webb has already begun building a 3,100-unit Sun City adult project on 1,050 acres of the Summa parcel.
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nadine Henley, top executive and confidante of the late billionaire Howard Hughes for almost four decades, has died. She was 83. Miss Henley died Friday in her Las Vegas home after suffering a stroke last week and developing pneumonia. As senior vice president and director of Summa Corp., Hughes' umbrella company for all his holdings, she was one of the top three people who ran the Hughes financial empire during his final reclusive years and immediately after his death in 1976.
NEWS
April 24, 1988 | JAY GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Playa del Rey Stables, ordered off its Culver Boulevard location more than three years ago, will not get another reprieve and must move by July 31, according to a representative of the Summa Corp., which owns the 7-acre site. Some owners of the 100 horses at the stables say they may have to destroy their animals if new stable space cannot be found.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1990
William R. Lummis, who transformed the sprawling gaming and industrial empire of the late billionaire Howard Hughes into a streamlined real estate and development company, has announced his retirement as chief executive of Hughes Corp. and Summa Corp. Lummis, 60, called upon to unscramble Hughes' estate and place it in the hands of his heirs following the industrialist's death in 1976, said he will retire March 31 and be replaced by Summa President and Chief Operating Officer John L.
REAL ESTATE
March 12, 1989 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, From staff reports
Maguire Thomas Partners, a Santa Monica-based development firm known for its ability to win governmental approval of its projects, has acquired an interest in Summa Corp.'s $1-billion Playa Vista project south of Marina del Rey, and is redesigning the controversial development. The project, a 957-acre planned community, has been mired in controversy over its density and threat to nearby wetlands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1988 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the Port of Long Beach to proceed with a $98-million landfill project that requires restoration of 116 acres of wetlands in the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, the port must make a good-faith attempt to buy 130 acres from the state in the Ballona Creek area, near Marina del Rey, for wetlands development. But first the state must obtain the land from Summa Corp., which owns the parcel.
NEWS
March 3, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual action, the state Supreme Court said Thursday that it will reconsider a December ruling requiring local authorities to provide details of proposed low-rent public housing projects before seeking their approval by voters. The move came after state and local officials asked the court to at least limit the effect of the ruling to permit some previously authorized housing to be built without going back before the electorate.
NEWS
January 29, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the heart of Westside anti-growth territory, the developer of the enormous proposed city within a city called Playa Vista held a public meeting late last year to unveil plans for a new marina on the edge of Marina del Rey. The audience of several hundred community activists, boat owners, environmentalists and others listened for 2 1/2 hours as Nelson C.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1990
William R. Lummis, who transformed the sprawling gaming and industrial empire of the late billionaire Howard Hughes into a streamlined real estate and development company, has announced his retirement as chief executive of Hughes Corp. and Summa Corp. Lummis, 60, called upon to unscramble Hughes' estate and place it in the hands of his heirs following the industrialist's death in 1976, said he will retire March 31 and be replaced by Summa President and Chief Operating Officer John L.
REAL ESTATE
March 12, 1989 | DAVID M. KINCHEN, From staff reports
Maguire Thomas Partners, a Santa Monica-based development firm known for its ability to win governmental approval of its projects, has acquired an interest in Summa Corp.'s $1-billion Playa Vista project south of Marina del Rey, and is redesigning the controversial development. The project, a 957-acre planned community, has been mired in controversy over its density and threat to nearby wetlands.
NEWS
March 3, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual action, the state Supreme Court said Thursday that it will reconsider a December ruling requiring local authorities to provide details of proposed low-rent public housing projects before seeking their approval by voters. The move came after state and local officials asked the court to at least limit the effect of the ruling to permit some previously authorized housing to be built without going back before the electorate.
NEWS
April 24, 1988 | JAY GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Playa del Rey Stables, ordered off its Culver Boulevard location more than three years ago, will not get another reprieve and must move by July 31, according to a representative of the Summa Corp., which owns the 7-acre site. Some owners of the 100 horses at the stables say they may have to destroy their animals if new stable space cannot be found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1988 | BILL BOYARSKY and JAY GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writers
California entered the battle over Los Angeles development on Tuesday when state Controller Gray Davis announced that the state has taken over 70 acres of vacant Westside land near Marina del Rey that is worth at least $84 million in a tax settlement with the heirs of Howard Hughes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1988 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the Port of Long Beach to proceed with a $98-million landfill project that requires restoration of 116 acres of wetlands in the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, the port must make a good-faith attempt to buy 130 acres from the state in the Ballona Creek area, near Marina del Rey, for wetlands development. But first the state must obtain the land from Summa Corp., which owns the parcel.
REAL ESTATE
March 20, 1988
Preliminary plans have been unveiled for Summerlin, a 25,000-acre mixed-use development near Las Vegas where an estimated 250,000 people will live when the project is completed more than 40 years from now. Summa Corp., the company founded by the late billionaire Howard Hughes, plans to build about 25 residential villages on the site, ranging from starter homes to estates. Del E. Webb has already begun building a 3,100-unit Sun City adult project on 1,050 acres of the Summa parcel.
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