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May 1, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of a 26-home tract proposed for a wooded canyon in Studio City converged on the development site at dawn Monday, prepared to stand in front of bulldozers that they believed were en route to begin grading. The bulldozers, however, did not show up. The stand-off-that-wasn't provided only the latest quirk in a twisting land-use fight that has pitted a would-be luxury home builder against community activists, environmentalists and politicians.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of a 26-home tract proposed for a wooded canyon in Studio City converged on the development site at dawn Monday, prepared to stand in front of bulldozers that they believed were en route to begin grading. The bulldozers, however, did not show up. The stand-off-that-wasn't provided only the latest quirk in a twisting land-use fight that has pitted a would-be luxury home builder against community activists, environmentalists and politicians.
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NEWS
September 29, 1991
We need to respond to your Aug. 8 article on Marquez Canyon. The spin on that article would lead you to think that one canyon was saved at the expense of another. Nothing could be further from the truth. We who labored to save Fryman Canyon are dedicated to the survival of what is left of the Santa Monica Mountains. We would love nothing better than to save all the canyons. We have been in communication with Marquez people to express our solidarity and our offers of money to help the public save Mother Earth, in this case, Marquez Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer has been prohibited from beginning construction on a controversial housing tract in scenic Fryman Canyon in Studio City until a city commission decides whether the oak-shaded canyon should be preserved as a cultural monument, city officials said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1990 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As environmentalists and city and state officials kept watch against bulldozers at scenic Fryman Canyon in Studio City on Tuesday, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy made a bid to purchase the area to save it from development. Joseph T. Edmiston, director of the conservancy, offered developer Fred Sahadi an undisclosed amount of money for the 63-acre canyon in a bid to save its mature oak trees, year-round stream and dozens of species of plants and wildlife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State park officials announced Saturday that they will ask the National Park Service to designate the dirt portion of Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains as a national historic site. The announcement by officials of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy was made during a fact-finding trip to review the progress of park projects and development threats along the nine-mile dirt stretch of Mulholland between Encino Hills Road and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mulholland Drive developer whose white stucco wall blocks motorists' panoramic vistas has agreed to enlarge a viewer-friendly window of wrought-iron bars on the structure. The 6-foot-high wall, which borders 600 feet of the scenic hilltop corridor in Studio City, sparked protests from drivers, homeowners and environmentalists when it was erected this summer by developer Brian Adler as security for estates in exclusive North Beverly Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Earlier this summer you could motor along a stretch of Mulholland Drive above Studio City and see the ocean. Today, drivers see a six-foot-tall white stucco wall. Dubbed by some "the great white monster" and others "our Berlin Wall," most area residents refer to it simply as "The Wall." "It's cinder blocks with plaster on top," said Judy Marx, founder of the L.A. Urban Wilderness Coalition. "Everybody is up in arms. It's like cutting off access to the ocean. It's unconscionable."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The marathon campaign to save Fryman Canyon from development crossed the finish line at City Hall on Friday with approval of a land swap essential to a $10.4-million deal to turn the 63-acre Studio City property into a park.
NEWS
September 6, 1990 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An attorney for the proposed developer of Fryman Canyon contends that a lawsuit filed by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is a bid to depress the value of his client's 63-acre property in the hills above Studio City. Attorney Ben Reznik said the long-expected lawsuit is "part of a pattern of attempts to drive down the price of Mr. (Fred) Sahadi's property."
NEWS
October 6, 1991 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Mulholland Drive developer whose white stucco wall blocks motorists' panoramic vistas has agreed to enlarge a viewer-friendly window of wrought-iron bars on the structure. The six-foot wall, which borders 600 feet of the scenic hilltop corridor, sparked protests from drivers, homeowners and environmentalists when it was erected this summer by developer Brian Adler as security for estates in exclusive North Beverly Park, above Beverly Hills.
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