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Week ending August 1, 2003-SAMPLE (ARCHIVED)


Date Title and Brief Description Source
030801 12 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 ...
LA Times
030801 Legal 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, ...
LA Times
030801 Upland 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 ...
LA Times
030731 City, 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...
030731 Proposed 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 here."
The energy commission is responsible for licensing power plants in the state.
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.
030730 A 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 ...
LA Times
030730 Environmental 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 ...
LA Times
030730 Land purchased for business park
OCEANSIDE ---- 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 of 2003.
030730 Luxury rentals planned
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 ...
030730 Malibu 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 ...
LA Times
030730 Simi 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.
030730 Town 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 ...
LA Times
030729 School 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.
030728 Bush, 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 ...
LA Times

San Luis Rey River Park still in planning stages
BONSALL ---- 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 it.

030728 Simi 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.
030726 Oxnard 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 ...
LA Times

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