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October 1, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER and HUGO MARTIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After nearly three decades of piecemeal development of its 420 acres in the Cahuenga Pass, MCA Inc. announced Thursday it will provide city and county officials with a long-sought master plan for future development. Additionally, MCA executives said they are scrapping plans for a 10-story parking garage, vehemently opposed by neighbors. The garage was proposed for the Universal Studios area near the interchange of the Hollywood and Ventura freeways.
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January 16, 2000 | KATHLEEN O'STEEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With the opening of CityWalk seven years ago, Universal Studios Hollywood was at the leading edge of the "shopper-tainment" trend--mixing quirky retail stores with theaters, themed restaurants and nightclubs. With malls around the country copying the concept, CityWalk doesn't quite stand out like it once did. So, like a theme park opening a hot new ride, CityWalk this spring will debut a major expansion that could help it again stand out from the crowd.
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March 21, 1998 | TOM BECKER
What is expected to be the last in a series of hearings on the proposed Universal Studios expansion and specific plan is set for 9 a.m. Monday. The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is expected to close the hearing phase and order county planners to draft a set of zoning rules for the area, otherwise known as a specific plan. The commission is expected to suggest ways to limit noise from film production at the studios and ask planners to prepare a final environmental impact report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1998 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent first for Hollywood, a studio would be barred from some loud nighttime filming under a recommendation approved Wednesday by a divided Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission. Over the strong objections of Universal Studios executives, and amid joking comments about how much sleep people really need, the commission voted 3 to 2 to restrict helicopter noise, explosions and other loud sounds at the Universal City lot between midnight and 5 a.m.
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October 8, 1998 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent first for Hollywood, a studio would be barred from some loud nighttime filming under a recommendation approved Wednesday by a divided Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission. Over the strong objections of Universal Studios executives, and amid joking comments about how much sleep people really need, the commission voted 3 to 2 to restrict helicopter noise, explosions and other loud sounds at the Universal City lot between midnight and 5 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO
The first public hearing on Universal Studios' proposed 25-year expansion plan will be held Wednesday. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. at the County Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple St., Room 150, in downtown Los Angeles. Because Universal's 415-acre site falls within both city and county jurisdictions, the hearing will take place before the County Regional Planning Commission and a representative of the Los Angeles Planning Department.
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March 29, 1996 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Addressing an audience of often skeptical neighbors, MCA Inc. has embarked on a public relations campaign for its $3-billion proposal to transform the firm's Cahuenga Pass property into a 24-hour resort and entertainment complex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
The company that owns Universal Studios will begin putting together a blueprint for future development in Universal City in a couple of months, according to members of MCA Inc.'s Citizens Advisory Group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission heard several proposed alterations to the Universal Studios expansion plan, including one that changes a land-use designation to further restrict sites that can be developed for entertainment. The commission did not take action on the items discussed--which included height restrictions, as well as permitted and prohibited uses--but continued the discussion to Feb. 11.
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November 20, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's Regional Planning Commission voted to begin a feasibility study of building a ramp from Universal Studios to feed southbound traffic onto the Hollywood Freeway during a hearing Wednesday on the entertainment complex's $1-billion expansion plan. In a raucous meeting, commission member Donald Toy also expressed annoyance at Universal's reluctance to support his idea for a permanent oversight group of neighbors and local businesses to play a major role in the 15-year expansion project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1998 | TOM BECKER
What is expected to be the last in a series of hearings on the proposed Universal Studios expansion and specific plan is set for 9 a.m. Monday. The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is expected to close the hearing phase and order county planners to draft a set of zoning rules for the area, otherwise known as a specific plan. The commission is expected to suggest ways to limit noise from film production at the studios and ask planners to prepare a final environmental impact report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission heard several proposed alterations to the Universal Studios expansion plan, including one that changes a land-use designation to further restrict sites that can be developed for entertainment. The commission did not take action on the items discussed--which included height restrictions, as well as permitted and prohibited uses--but continued the discussion to Feb. 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's Regional Planning Commission voted to begin a feasibility study of building a ramp from Universal Studios to feed southbound traffic onto the Hollywood Freeway during a hearing Wednesday on the entertainment complex's $1-billion expansion plan. In a raucous meeting, commission member Donald Toy also expressed annoyance at Universal's reluctance to support his idea for a permanent oversight group of neighbors and local businesses to play a major role in the 15-year expansion project.
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July 3, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Studios unveiled a sharply scaled-back expansion plan Wednesday, one that would cut its massive, $1-billion project size by 44%, in hopes of winning city and county approvals. The move follows months of complaints by neighboring homeowners and a request by county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and City Councilman John Ferraro that Universal reduce its expansion project by 40% and emphasize its film and TV operations rather than building a new theme park.
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July 3, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Studios unveiled a sharply smaller expansion plan Wednesday, one that would cut its massive, $1-billion project size by 44%, in hopes of winning city and county approval. The move follows months of complaints by neighboring homeowners and a request by county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and City Councilman John Ferraro that Universal scale back its expansion project by 40% and emphasize its film and TV operations rather than building a new theme park.
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January 22, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO and MARTHA WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Homeowners and business executives took turns praising and condemning Universal Studios' proposed 25-year, $2-billion expansion plan before a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday night in a sometimes raucous hearing before the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission. "We don't want another Disneyland in our backyard," said Gerald Silver, president of Homeowners of Encino. "We don't want a large work force of hot dog and hamburger salesmen [attracted by] a worldwide tourist attraction."
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January 22, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO and MARTHA WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Homeowners and business executives took turns praising and condemning Universal Studios' proposed 25-year, $2-billion expansion plan before a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday night in a sometimes raucous hearing before the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission. "We don't want another Disneyland in our backyard," said Gerald Silver, president of Homeowners of Encino. "We don't want a large work force of hot dog and hamburger salesmen [attracted by] a worldwide tourist attraction."
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July 3, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Studios unveiled a sharply scaled-back expansion plan Wednesday, one that would cut its massive, $1-billion project size by 44%, in hopes of winning city and county approvals. The move follows months of complaints by neighboring homeowners and a request by county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and City Councilman John Ferraro that Universal reduce its expansion project by 40% and emphasize its film and TV operations rather than building a new theme park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO and MARTHA WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Homeowners and business executives took turns praising and condemning Universal Studios' proposed 25-year, $2-billion expansion before a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday night in a sometimes raucous hearing before the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission. "We don't want another Disneyland in our backyard," said Gerald Silver, president of Homeowners of Encino. "We don't want a large work force of hot dog and hamburger salesmen [drawn by] a worldwide tourist attraction."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1997 | BARRY STAVRO
The first public hearing on Universal Studios' proposed 25-year expansion plan will be held Wednesday. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. at the County Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple St., Room 150, in downtown Los Angeles. Because Universal's 415-acre site falls within both city and county jurisdictions, the hearing will take place before the County Regional Planning Commission and a representative of the Los Angeles Planning Department.
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