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June 15, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what environmentalists hailed as a stern message to developers in California's coastal zone, the state Coastal Commission has revoked the permit of a Malibu developer accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed. By an 8-3 vote, the state panel Wednesday night revoked the permit of developer Sheldon Gordon to build four luxury homes on 184 acres he owns in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Canyon area.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2009 | Martha Groves
Blaming small-scale septic systems for causing much of the pollution in Malibu's watershed, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board will vote Thursday whether to ban the systems in a large portion of central and eastern Malibu. Under the proposed moratorium, no new septic systems would be permitted, and owners of existing systems would have to halt wastewater discharges within five years. Far from a mundane issue, the staff-recommended proposal has prompted heated debate and threats of legal action in Malibu, where almost all homes and businesses rely on septic systems.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2009 | Martha Groves
Blaming small-scale septic systems for causing much of the pollution in Malibu's watershed, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board will vote Thursday whether to ban the systems in a large portion of central and eastern Malibu. Under the proposed moratorium, no new septic systems would be permitted, and owners of existing systems would have to halt wastewater discharges within five years. Far from a mundane issue, the staff-recommended proposal has prompted heated debate and threats of legal action in Malibu, where almost all homes and businesses rely on septic systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what environmentalists hailed as a stern message to developers in California's coastal zone, the state Coastal Commission has revoked the permit of a Malibu developer accused of grading 14 times the amount of earth his permit allowed. By an 8-3 vote, the state panel Wednesday night revoked the permit of developer Sheldon Gordon to build four luxury homes on 184 acres he owns in Malibu's exclusive Sweetwater Canyon area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1998
Turning down the suggestion of county officials to upgrade street lights on the Pacific Coast Highway east of the Malibu Pier, the City Council has voted against adding lights on a mile-long stretch of the road. A project now underway to move overhead utility lines into underground conduits created an opportunity to erect light poles at the same time, said City Engineer Rick Morgan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY
The men of Orange County Engine 8 didn't have to wait long to be introduced to their second dangerous firestorm in a week. When they arrived Tuesday afternoon in Malibu's Sweetwater Canyon, most of the four-man crew had already logged hard time battling the blaze near their home turf of Laguna Beach. But most of the Laguna neighborhoods had plenty of hydrants and adequate water pressure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1993
Southern California cannot forget anytime soon the countless images given us in the last two weeks of thousands of brave firefighters at work. We owe them a lot. For them, the complexities of modern life were reduced to a few basics--victory, defeat, the promise of a new day. They stood against sudden "blowouts" on hillsides; they gave their all for a single structure in Malibu or Laguna Beach. We know some of their faces but few of their stories.
NEWS
October 11, 1991 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson signed major environmental protection legislation Thursday empowering the California Coastal Commission to bypass the courts and order a swift halt to prohibited development. The commission sought the additional authority in part because it was unable under existing law to step in quickly enough to prevent developer damage in the exclusive Sweetwater Canyon area of Malibu and up the coast at Big Sur.
NEWS
October 11, 1991 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson signed major environmental protection legislation Thursday empowering the California Coastal Commission to bypass the courts and order a swift halt to prohibited development. The commission sought the additional authority in part because it was unable under existing law to step in quickly enough to prevent developer damage in the exclusive Sweetwater Canyon area of Malibu and up the coast at Big Sur.
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November 5, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The men of Orange County Engine Company 8 didn't have to wait long to be introduced to their second dangerous firestorm in a week. When they arrived at Malibu's Sweetwater Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, most of the four-man crew had already logged some hard time repelling a fire on their home turf of Laguna Beach that destroyed 366 homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
The waters off Long Beach — long among the most contaminated in the state — have improved dramatically in the last year, according to a new report that gives the city's beaches their highest water quality ratings in more than a decade. All the beaches in the city earned grades of A or B in the environmental group Heal the Bay's End of Summer Beach Report Card, released Tuesday. It's a significant turnaround for Long Beach, which sits at the outlet of the Los Angeles River, a major conduit for polluted urban runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2007
The fires that have swept through Southern California forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate, triggered numerous road closures and prompted school officials to cancel classes throughout the region. For the latest updates, check www.latimes.com. Angeles National Forest * Closure effective today and lasting until the extreme conditions subside. County roads and state highways, such as the Angeles Crest Highway, will remain open to through traffic.
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