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January 17, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON and GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Riding a surge of popularity in water parks, Six Flags California announced Thursday it will more than double the number of slides at its Valencia water park as part of an expansion early this year at the tropical-themed attraction. Set to open in late May or early June, the expansion will bring to 22 the number of water slides at the company's Hurricane Harbor park, which is adjacent to Magic Mountain theme park.
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October 20, 2000 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday ordered Valencia Water Co. to conduct a detailed study of its water supplies, postponing construction of more than 4,000 new homes in the booming development area. The five-member commission ratified a judge's decision that the water company, owned by Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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September 27, 1994 | Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer
New Theme Park: After much talk about building a second Disney theme park and a resort in Anaheim, the Santa Clarita Valley may instead be the first Southland community to put two theme parks on the same property. Time Warner's Six Flags division said it will build a water park next to Magic Mountain in Valencia, to open next year. Called Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the park will feature lagoons, replicas of shipwrecks, water slides and a wave pool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An owl peered down from a massive valley oak tree set among rolling hills overlooking College of the Canyons. Other than two teenagers hiking along the narrow dirt paths that crisscross what conservationists say is one of the last remaining valley oak habitats in the Santa Clarita Valley, the scene looks much as it did two centuries ago. The unspoiled savanna was once home to Native Americans who harvested acorns for food and used wild tobacco as a muscle relaxant, conservationists say.
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June 3, 1992 | AMY PYLE
An agreement between Los Angeles County and a private builder will result in creation of 40 acres of parkland and trails over the next 10 years in and around a 8,362-unit Valencia development known as North River. The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the agreement with Newhall Land & Farming Co. on Tuesday after concerns raised by Supervisor Gloria Molina about part of the park being private were addressed.
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July 1, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Valencia's primary business group has voted to oppose a landfill suggested for Elsmere Canyon, filling what opponents say was the missing local link in the fight against the dump. The Valencia Industrial Assn. Wednesday announced its opposition to the 190-million ton landfill proposed by developer BKK Corp. southeast of Santa Clarita. Association President Gary Johnson declined to specify the vote by the 14-member board, or even say if it was unanimous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN
A Valencia sewage treatment plant will undergo a $22.4-million expansion under a plan approved this week by two boards of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Santa Clarita Mayor Jill Klajic and Councilwoman Jan Heidt, who make up the majority on Sanitation District Boards No. 26 and 32, had demanded that a public hearing be held in the city before the expenditure could be approved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992
A Los Angeles developer announced plans Monday to build a $90-million discount shopping center on 85 acres just south of Six Flags Magic Mountain. Riley/Pearlman Co. must still obtain permission from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to build the unenclosed center, dubbed the Valencia Marketplace. Residents of the nearby Stevenson Ranch housing development expressed concern Monday about the project, particularly about traffic.
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October 20, 2000 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday ordered Valencia Water Co. to conduct a detailed study of its water supplies, postponing construction of more than 4,000 new homes in the booming development area. The five-member commission ratified a judge's decision that the water company, owned by Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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May 1, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Development giant Newhall Land & Farming Co., which built Magic Mountain in the early 1970s, is planning a 400-acre addition to the theme park that would include an attraction with a movie special-effects theme, a retail and entertainment complex, and hotels. The project, about four times the size of the existing theme park, has been under study for more than two years. Newhall Land hopes to complete planning for it during the coming year, said Marlee Lauffer, a spokeswoman for the company.
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May 1, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Development giant Newhall Land & Farming Co., which built Magic Mountain in the early 1970s, is planning a 400-acre addition to the theme park that would include an attraction with a movie special-effects theme, a retail and entertainment complex, and hotels. The project, about four times the size of the existing park, has been under study for more than two years. Newhall Land hopes to complete planning for it in the coming year, spokeswoman Marlee Lauffer said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1999
In one of the bigger deals of its kind this decade, Pharmavite Corp. has signed a 10-year industrial lease for a 738,760-square-foot complex in the Vista Business Park in Valencia. Cushman Realty Corp., which represented Pharmavite, placed the value of the deal at about $50.5 million.
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December 29, 1998 | BRAD BERTON
Vitamin giant Pharmavite Corp. will substantially expand its Valencia operations with the lease of a 168,000-square-foot industrial building scheduled for completion next month. The Mission Hills-based company, whose best-known brand is Nature Made, already occupies about 300,000 square feet in the area. It has committed to a five-year lease valued in excess of $5 million for the largest of the two Livingston Avenue buildings nearing completion at the $40-million Vista Business Park.
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March 24, 1998 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a young boy growing up in the Michigan countryside, Thomas L. Lee liked nothing better than traveling to the bustling center of Birmingham, a nearby town. "It was just a very exciting place for me to go see different people and different kinds of stores," Lee said, recalling shopping trips with his parents. "I've never forgotten it." As president of Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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January 17, 1997 | MARLA DICKERSON and GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Riding a surge of popularity in water parks, Six Flags California announced Thursday it will more than double the number of slides at its Valencia water park as part of an expansion early this year at the tropical-themed attraction. Set to open in late May or early June, the expansion will bring to 22 the number of water slides at the company's Hurricane Harbor park, which is adjacent to Magic Mountain theme park.
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September 9, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday tentatively approved a condominium project along a tributary of the Santa Clara River that environmentalists fear will be subject to flooding. The commission unanimously asked its staff to draft final plans for the 195-unit Arbor Park project to be built on a flood plain next to Bouquet Creek in Valencia. Most of the creek has been lined with concrete by the developer, Newhall Land and Farming Co.
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March 24, 1998 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a young boy growing up in the Michigan countryside, Thomas L. Lee liked nothing better than traveling to the bustling center of Birmingham, a nearby town. "It was just a very exciting place for me to go see different people and different kinds of stores," Lee said, recalling shopping trips with his parents. "I've never forgotten it." As president of Newhall Land & Farming Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1997
Riding a surge in popularity in water parks, Six Flags California announced Thursday that it will more than double the number of slides at its Valencia water park as part of an early 1997 expansion at the tropical-themed attraction. Set to open in late May or early June, the expansion will raise the number of water slides at the company's Hurricane Harbor park to 22. The company also plans to construct a private picnic area to accommodate large groups and corporate parties.
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February 5, 1996 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the huge master-planned community of Valencia turned 30 last summer, developer Newhall Land & Farming Co. threw an old-fashioned ice cream social in two neighborhood parks, complete with balloons, kids on bikes and the chairman scooping glob after glob of frozen dessert.
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