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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1991
The Times must be congratulated on the recent articles dealing with Sunset Marina Park. The article "Operators Not Docked for Marina Problems" (Sept. 8) was extremely informative and terrific investigative reporting. Bringing this information to the public scrutiny should make the people in high places in government look more closely at their motivation for wanting the lease renegotiated eight years in advance. Perhaps they will try to get a better deal for the county and its people and not just give it all away (to the private lessee)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1994
Your Aug. 23 editorial regarding the 35-year-lease extension to Goldrich & Kest (G&K) in the Sunset Marina Park in Huntington Harbor (the "marina") and your previous newspaper articles display an appalling lack of knowledge, starting with your constant statement that G&K owed $200,000 in back rent. The facts are as follows: In the lease among Jona Goldrich, Sol Kest and Mel Grau and the Orange County Harbor District dated Sept. 15, 1969, Section 9 contains a formula for revision of percentage rentals.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors Tuesday approved a $10-million development plan and a long-term lease extension for the Sunset Marina Park after marina operators agreed to pay the county $200,000 in back rent. In return, marina operators Goldrich and Kest of Culver City have been granted an option to manage the 94-acre facility for the next 35 years. County officials said the new agreement would provide at least $80 million in revenue over the term of the new lease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1991
For the past week, the Los Angeles Times has run articles on the lease negotiations under way between the County of Orange and the marina leaseholder at Sunset Marina Park. These articles have failed to accurately present the series of events that led to the early renegotiation of the lease. I believe that your readership deserves to have a fair accounting of those activities, rather than the sensationalized reporting that has thus far appeared. To set the record straight, I have long fought for additional parks and park improvements within the 2nd District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS
At the urging of local recreational vehicle users, the City Council voted Monday night to tell state agencies that overnight camping should be included in the Sunset Marina Park. The council voted in 1989 to support a plan that includes facilities for recreational vehicles, but the decision is up to the county. The park, formerly known as Sunset Aquatic Park, is within city boundaries, but zoning and planning decisions for the area are made by the County Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County government's proposed loan of $3.4 million to the operator of a county-owned marina at Huntington Harbour marks the first time that such an arrangement has been offered, a county official said Tuesday. The loan is one aspect of a pending lease renewal that top county executives say would significantly boost the county's share of income generated by slip rentals and other activities at Sunset Marina Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-term future of a county-owned marina at Huntington Harbour should be decided by competitive bidding and without further involvement of Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, boating and recreational-vehicle activists said Monday. The activists--who have not always agreed with Wieder over use of Sunset Marina Park--expressed alarm at learning that her son represented the marina operator as a lobbyist in lease-renewal negotiations with Orange County officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The private operators of Sunset Marina Park, who stand to win a 30-year renewal of their county lease without competitive bidding, have repeatedly been cited for substandard maintenance of the Huntington Harbour facility, records and interviews show. Officials say that the litany of deficiencies found over the years at Sunset Marina are unique among the five county-owned harbors. "It's a sore thumb," said Harbors, Beaches and Parks Commissioner Larry Luera. "It sticks out there."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1991 | DAVE WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Harbors, Beaches and Parks Commission gave mixed signals Wednesday night about a proposed renewal of the controversial lease of the Sunset Marina Park, a 276-slip boat haven at Huntington Harbour. On the one hand, the commission voted 4 to 2 not to endorse a county staff recommendation to renew the lease for another 30 years. But the commission also voted unanimously to direct the staff to seek additional concessions from the operator of the marina, Goldrich & Kest Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1992
County crews are working to repair the small bridge leading to the Sunset Aquatic Park Marina that was closed Tuesday because of damage caused by last week's heavy rains. The bridge, at the westernmost end of Edinger Avenue, did not collapse. However, several of the wood pilings which support the bridge broke, causing a crack in the structure, said Bill Roiter, public works operations manager for the county's Environmental Management Agency.
NEWS
October 29, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial proposal to extend a company's control of a marina at Huntington Harbour appeared dead Monday after the firm's president told the Orange County Board of Supervisors that he was dropping his request. "I'm disappointed, because I wanted to vote against it," Supervisor Roger R. Stanton said. "If it doesn't look good, it probably ain't good. I just see no redeeming value in this at all."
NEWS
October 26, 1991
Is baseball realignment on the horizon? The East Coast Atlanta Braves and the Midwest Minnesota Twins are representing the West Divisions of their respective leagues in the World Series. LEON SMITH, Bonsall
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1991
The Times must be congratulated on the recent articles dealing with Sunset Marina Park. The article "Operators Not Docked for Marina Problems" (Sept. 8) was extremely informative and terrific investigative reporting. Bringing this information to the public scrutiny should make the people in high places in government look more closely at their motivation for wanting the lease renegotiated eight years in advance. Perhaps they will try to get a better deal for the county and its people and not just give it all away (to the private lessee)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An evenly split Harbors, Beaches and Parks Commission declined Wednesday night to endorse a proposal that would extend a private firm's long-term control of one of Orange County's few publicly owned marinas. The 3-3 vote by the commission places in limbo a proposal to grant a new, 30-year lease to the firm operating Sunset Marina Park at Huntington Harbour. Critics of the proposed lease renewal were buoyed by the commission's vote. "It's a victory," said Edward N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1994
Your Aug. 23 editorial regarding the 35-year-lease extension to Goldrich & Kest (G&K) in the Sunset Marina Park in Huntington Harbor (the "marina") and your previous newspaper articles display an appalling lack of knowledge, starting with your constant statement that G&K owed $200,000 in back rent. The facts are as follows: In the lease among Jona Goldrich, Sol Kest and Mel Grau and the Orange County Harbor District dated Sept. 15, 1969, Section 9 contains a formula for revision of percentage rentals.
NEWS
October 29, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial proposal to extend a company's control of a marina at Huntington Harbour appeared dead Monday after the firm's president told the Orange County Board of Supervisors that he was dropping his request. "I'm disappointed, because I wanted to vote against it," Supervisor Roger R. Stanton said. "If it doesn't look good, it probably ain't good. I just see no redeeming value in this at all."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The private operators of Sunset Marina Park, who stand to win a 30-year renewal of their county lease without competitive bidding, have repeatedly been cited for substandard maintenance of the Huntington Harbour facility, records and interviews show. Officials say that the litany of deficiencies found over the years at Sunset Marina are unique among the five county-owned harbors. "It's a sore thumb," said Harbors, Beaches and Parks Commissioner Larry Luera. "It sticks out there."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1991 | DAVE WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Harbors, Beaches and Parks Commission gave mixed signals Wednesday night about a proposed renewal of the controversial lease of the Sunset Marina Park, a 276-slip boat haven at Huntington Harbour. On the one hand, the commission voted 4 to 2 not to endorse a county staff recommendation to renew the lease for another 30 years. But the commission also voted unanimously to direct the staff to seek additional concessions from the operator of the marina, Goldrich & Kest Inc.
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