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Firms to Fund Water Cleanup
Twelve companies have agreed to reimburse the federal government $10
million for cleaning up hazardous groundwater under a Superfund site
in the San Gabriel Valley, according to a consent decree filed by
federal officials Thursday. The Puente Valley ...
Fight Against Auto Mall Expansion in Santa Clarita to Continue
Environmental groups are taking their fight against a Santa Clarita
auto mall to an appeals court in an attempt to scale back a project
they say will harm an endangered species and increase air pollution.
With their notice of appeal, announced Thursday, ...
approves zoning change
UPLAND City leaders approved a zoning change for 23 acres at
9th Street and Mountain Avenue in Upland to encourage more retail
development. The Upland City Council, with a recommendation from the
Planning Commission, backed the zoning change ...
schools not hit hard by cuts
STATE BUDGET: Officials, however, say they are wary of next year's
projected deficit. RIVERSIDE - City officials said Wednesday that
some potholes and cracks in the street might not get filled as a result
of major cuts in the new state budget while Riverside educators said
they anticipate no new spending reductions. The city expects to have
about $3.5 million taken from its general fund, $600,000 taken from
a fund that pays for street repair projects and $800,000 taken from
its redevelopment agency...
power plant fires up support
ROMOLAND ---- A proposal to build an electricity-generating plant
strong enough to power nearly 700,000 homes was greeted Wednesday
by more friends than foes in the unincorporated community of Romoland,
mainly because of the benefits proponents say the project would bring
to the area. "We are in favor of the project. It will bring jobs,"
said Bob Gibbons, a spokesman for the Harvest Valley Community Council,
who made his remarks at an evidentiary hearing on the project hosted
by the California Energy Commission. "I urge you to bring this
energy commission is responsible for licensing power plants in the
As Gibbons concluded his remarks to a four-member advisory committee
taking testimony on the project, he turned toward more than a dozen
people seated behind him and they immediately stood up in a show of
support for the $350-million Inland Empire Energy Center.
lot for developers to consider
COSTA MESA Two years ago, the City Council set guidelines to
control explosive growth after officials noticed small lot developments
running rampant on the Eastside. Despite the guidelines, developers
often try to circumvent the rules. The fate ...
projects poised for federal boost
NEWPORT-MESA Two proposals in Congress that would bring federal
money to a handful of local environmental projects have cleared key
hurdles on the road to final approval. A bill proposed by Rep. Chris
Cox that would partially fund an Irvine Ranch ...
purchased for business park
---- Oceanside is about to get a new business park. Orange County
developer bkm Development Co., LLC, has bought 37 acres ---- on the
south side of Oceanside Boulevard, east of College Avenue and west
of Peacock Avenue ---- for $7.7 million, with the intention of turning
it into a 529,000-square-foot master-planned industrial development
called Oceanside Gateway Business Park, according to Colliers International.
The first phase of groundbreaking is slated for the late fourth quarter
158 UNITS: The site of the $20 million Sycamore Highlands had been
intended for a grocery. Land once destined for a grocery store soon
will offer another addition to the Inland Empire's collection of luxury
rentals. Construction started in May on the 158-unit project, called
Sycamore Highlands, which should open late this year, according to
Jim Stockhausen, executive vice president of developer Pacific Properties.
The $20 million project will include such amenities ...
OKs Development Plan for PCH Parcel
After months of public hearings and haggling, the Malibu City Council
has approved a revised agreement that could determine how the seaside
community's choicest remaining parcels are developed over the next
two decades. The chief provision of the pact ...
seeks new EIR on project
Many citizens have voiced complaints about condo plan for 10-acre
parcel. A scenic 10 acres at the eastern gateway to Simi Valley will
remain undisturbed for now, after a 4-1 vote Monday by the City Council
requiring developers of a proposed 90-unit condominium complex to
complete a new environmental impact report before moving forward.
Elaine Freeman, a Simi Valley resident and consultant for the developer,
the Larwin Co., said Tuesday the firm was weighing its options whether
to move forward with the study or drop the plans.
Center still facing revisions
GLENDALE CITY HALL Revised plans for the city's Town Center
development were met with mixed actions Tuesday at a Redevelopment
Agency meeting. Changes were made to the plans for the $172-million
complex following concerns from residents and ...
ties bind proposal
WE hold out a lot of hope for Diamond Bar to best competitors in the
third round of Proposition 14 funding. The $350 million Library Bond
Act of 2000 seeks to link schools with libraries. Diamond Bar is doing
just that with not one, but two school districts that serve the city,
Walnut Valley Unified and Pomona Unified. Unlike Glendora, that recently
proposed siting a library branch within the Charter Oak School District,
Diamond Bar hopes to put its new county branch next to its community/senior
center under construction at Summitridge Park.
Energy Allies at Odds Over Pipeline Plan
WASHINGTON After being trapped on the drawing board for more
than 25 years, a proposed 3,600-mile pipeline that would carry natural
gas from Alaska to the lower 48 states is showing signs of life. Natural-gas
prices have more than doubled in the ...
Luis Rey River Park still in planning stages
---- A 20-plus-year-old plan to create a recreational park through
Bonsall near the San Luis Rey River is closer than ever to happening,
officials said. The
San Luis Rey River Park would stretch more than 8 miles, from the
Old Bonsall Bridge, near East Vista Way, to just east of Interstate
15 and would have the San Luis Rey river running through most of
council to discuss 90-unit condo project
Officials to decide fate of plan that has generated hundreds of protests.
The Simi Valley City Council is expected to decide the fate of a 90-unit
condominium project in the east end after what could be a contentious
public hearing tonight. The meeting to discuss the project on 10.2
acres is a continuation of a public hearing held on June 25 that lasted
until 1 a.m. Several hundred residents had shown up for Planning Commission
and City Council meetings in June to oppose to Larwin Co. project,
which includes 23 affordable units, on a pastoral slope at Kuehner
Drive, north of Highway 118.
Steps Up to Save 101 Work
Using $6 million of its own transportation dollars, the city of Oxnard
is prepared to float a loan to save a major highway construction project
from shutting down during one of the worst budget shortfalls in state
history. City officials voted this week ...