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December 3, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Persian Gulf crisis has sharpened a dispute over the U.S. Army's desire to expand its main desert warfare training center at Ft. Irwin, a sprawling, 1,000-square-mile facility in an isolated area of San Bernardino County. The expansion plan, which would add almost 250,000 acres to the Army's land, has moved slowly because of local opposition.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN and DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) has sparked an uproar in the Mojave Desert, where angry officials charge that the congressman has jeopardized their plans for a new, small airport in order to protect the interests of high-powered Orange County developers. The dispute is over George Air Force Base, near Victorville, where 5,600 acres of lucrative commercial property was suddenly put up for grabs last December, when the base was closed in a cost-cutting move.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and Airport Options Two Air Force bases, due to be closed, are being proposed as possible sites for regional airports. Rep. Ron Packard says he opposes a task force's recommendation of three possible airport sites.
Rep. Ron Packard, a member of the powerful House aviation subcommittee, vowed Wednesday to fight three sites soon to be recommended by an Orange County citizens' panel as potential locations for a new regional airport. In an apparent preemptive move, Packard (R-Carlsbad) hosted a meeting of several local congressmen in Washington, during which they agreed to draft broad guidelines for the location of any future airport.
NEWS
August 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Air Force Secretary Donald C. Rice, in a visit to soon-to-be-closed Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino County, told local authorities Thursday the Air Force would work with them to decide the future of the 2,000-acre tract of land. His message appeared aimed at reassuring local authorities, who have opposed a proposal to use some of the land for a federal prison. Rice is required to review the prison request, but he said he has the discretion to choose other uses instead.
NEWS
November 19, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
A decades-long search for a regional airport site to serve travelers in 2010 moved closer to fruition Saturday as Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino emerged as the favorite among participants in a citizens task force. Seeking to meet at least some of Orange County's projected, unmet air travel demand of 14 million passengers per year, the Airport Site Coalition's staff had recommended possible sites at March Air Force Base, South Camp Pendleton, Potrero Los Pinos, and Cristianitos Canyon.
NEWS
December 31, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
The proposed closure of Norton Air Force Base and George Air Force Base in San Bernardino County has raised the specter of civil warfare among competing interests seeking control of the 10,000-foot airstrips and combined 8,500 acres of valuable land once the military vacates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN and DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) has sparked an uproar in the Mojave Desert, where angry officials charge that the congressman has jeopardized their plans for a new, small airport in order to protect the interests of high-powered Orange County developers. The dispute is over George Air Force Base, near Victorville, where 5,600 acres of lucrative commercial property was suddenly put up for grabs last December, when the base was closed in a cost-cutting move.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lockheed proposed on Monday to establish a commercial aircraft maintenance center that would employ 970 workers by 1994 at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, which is among dozens of military bases nationwide being closed by the Pentagon to save money. The Lockheed proposal is believed to be one of the first significant commitments by a corporation to convert to civilian use one of the 86 military facilities slated last year for closure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1990 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
With only slightly less verve than an old-fashioned land auction, this high-desert community of 10,000 people near Victorville told about 300 developers, bankers, urban planners and business executives Tuesday that it wants to be the site of an international airport and high-speed rail facility.
NEWS
February 20, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Morning has come to the Bowladium, and since it's Thursday, so has the league that, inexplicably, changed its name this year from Desert Dolls to Desert Ladies. On Lane 11, Peaches Oliva has rolled one right down the middle, the kind of ball that could spell triumph or disaster, a resounding strike or the dreaded 7-10 split. It's a strike. Oliva claps as her teammates whoop and offer high-fives. Then she resumes the role of mommy.
NEWS
February 20, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Morning has come to the Bowladium, and since it's Thursday, so has the league that, inexplicably, changed its name this year from Desert Dolls to Desert Ladies. On Lane 11, Peaches Oliva has rolled one right down the middle, the kind of ball that could spell triumph or disaster, a resounding strike or the dreaded 7-10 split. It's a strike. Oliva claps as her teammates whoop and offer high-fives. Then she resumes the role of mommy.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At this military installation near San Bernardino on Tuesday, 150 tightly spaced, neatly made beds covered a gymnasium floor. Each was equipped with a reading light and a neatly folded robe and pajama set. With the medical staff on hand, the base commander declared Norton ready to receive casualties from the Persian Gulf War. Although officials said they have been given no date for the beginning of a ground war, Col.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Persian Gulf crisis has sharpened a dispute over the U.S. Army's desire to expand its main desert warfare training center at Ft. Irwin, a sprawling, 1,000-square-mile facility in an isolated area of San Bernardino County. The expansion plan, which would add almost 250,000 acres to the Army's land, has moved slowly because of local opposition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1990 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
With only slightly less verve than an old-fashioned land auction, this high-desert community of 10,000 people near Victorville told about 300 developers, bankers, urban planners and business executives Tuesday that it wants to be the site of an international airport and high-speed rail facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and Airport Options Two Air Force bases, due to be closed, are being proposed as possible sites for regional airports. Rep. Ron Packard says he opposes a task force's recommendation of three possible airport sites.
Rep. Ron Packard, a member of the powerful House aviation subcommittee, vowed Wednesday to fight three sites soon to be recommended by an Orange County citizens' panel as potential locations for a new regional airport. In an apparent preemptive move, Packard (R-Carlsbad) hosted a meeting of several local congressmen in Washington, during which they agreed to draft broad guidelines for the location of any future airport.
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Southland congressmen want two San Bernardino County military bases slated for closure to be considered as sites for new airports intended to relieve crowding at Orange County's John Wayne Airport. At a meeting in Washington convened by Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad), an opponent of proposals to locate a new airport in Orange or San Diego counties, there was general agreement that any new airports should be developed in less-populated and less-mountainous areas of Southern California.
NEWS
August 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Air Force Secretary Donald C. Rice, in a visit to soon-to-be-closed Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino County, told local authorities Thursday the Air Force would work with them to decide the future of the 2,000-acre tract of land. His message appeared aimed at reassuring local authorities, who have opposed a proposal to use some of the land for a federal prison. Rice is required to review the prison request, but he said he has the discretion to choose other uses instead.
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Southland congressmen want two San Bernardino County military bases slated for closure to be considered as sites for new airports intended to relieve crowding at Orange County's John Wayne Airport. At a meeting in Washington convened by Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad), an opponent of proposals to locate a new airport in Orange or San Diego counties, there was general agreement that any new airports should be developed in less-populated and less-mountainous areas of Southern California.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lockheed proposed on Monday to establish a commercial aircraft maintenance center that would employ 970 workers by 1994 at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, which is among dozens of military bases nationwide being closed by the Pentagon to save money. The Lockheed proposal is believed to be one of the first significant commitments by a corporation to convert to civilian use one of the 86 military facilities slated last year for closure.
NEWS
November 19, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
A decades-long search for a regional airport site to serve travelers in 2010 moved closer to fruition Saturday as Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino emerged as the favorite among participants in a citizens task force. Seeking to meet at least some of Orange County's projected, unmet air travel demand of 14 million passengers per year, the Airport Site Coalition's staff had recommended possible sites at March Air Force Base, South Camp Pendleton, Potrero Los Pinos, and Cristianitos Canyon.
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