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Week ending August 8, 2003-SAMPLE (ARCHIVED)


Date Title and Brief Description Source
030808 Bloomington project rejected
COUNTY: The Planning Commission sides with residents who favor lots of at least one-half acre.
SAN BERNARDINO - Bloomington residents fearful of losing their rural lifestyle found support Thursday from the San Bernardino County Planning Commission, which rejected a proposed 31-home tract. The commission voted 3-1 to deny recommending approval of the project to the Board of Supervisors. Commissioner Michael Cramer voted against the motion, while Commissioner Mark Dowling did not participate in the hearing because of a potential conflict of interest
030808 New homes on Upland's south side
UPLAND — Construction started this week on a 77-home development in southeast Upland. JB Development, a San Dimas home builder, is a partner in the Grovelands LLC development team . It recently acquired 2.8 acres of undeveloped land at the
LA Times
030808 Oceanside to move slowly on resort plan
OCEANSIDE ---- Now that Oceanside has cleared the dark cloud called Manchester that has been hanging over its downtown redevelopment, one question arises: What's next? City officials said Thursday that the best course was to take it slowly in determining what the city is looking for in its next atte...
030807 Condo appeal dies, project approved
MURRIETA ---- Plans for 250 condos on the northeast side of Jefferson Avenue between Los Alamos Road and Juniper Street can move forward, the City Council decided Tuesday night. The project will be an expansion of Madison Park Villas, which is still under construction on Madison Avenue. The Planning..
030807 Council approves police firing range
OCEANSIDE ---- The city's police department finally found a location for its firing range Wednesday, as the City Council unanimously approved a site at the San Luis Rey Wastewater Treatment Plant. The city rejected an appeal from residents which claimed that noise studies done by the city were inad...

Major step expected for third high school
MURRIETA - The search for a new high school in Murrieta may soon hit the fast track.
The Murrieta Valley Unified School District doesn't know exactly what its third high school will look like, where it will be built or even when it will open, but top officials are already exploring those issues and will take a major step when they meet in September to narrow their options.

030807 Oceanside settles with Manchester for $2.2 million
OCEANSIDE ---- The City Council voted Wednesday to accept a $2.2 million settlement with Manchester Resorts, ending a five-year relationship with the developer that has bitterly divided the beach front community. By a 3-2 vote, the council decided to accept the settlement rather than push forward wi...
030807 Santa Paula rejects skate park bids
Association of Skaters will try to raise additional funds for project. Faced with the loss of almost $350,000 in revenue due to the state budget crisis, the Santa Paula City Council voted this week to reject all bids for construction of a skate park. Organizers of the proposed attraction at Veterans Memorial Park had hoped the council could come up with about $100,000 to pay the remaining costs of the $317,000 project.
030806 Airpark plans ready for take off
FALLBROOK ---- The installation of 42 new hangars at Fallbrook Community Airpark ---- approved in January ---- could be two months away from being realized, county officials said Tuesday. Already, the park offers fuel services and a water hydrant ---- with plans for a larger water pipeline system on...
030806 Bonsall sponsor group hears plans for large housing development
BONSALL ---- The Bonsall Community Sponsor Group was officially approached for the first time at its Tuesday meeting with maps showing plans for a 2,313-acre housing development planned for the North Twin Oaks and Bonsall areas. Stonegate Vice President Joe Perring presented the project in hopes of ..
030806 Costco coming to Lake Elsinore
WHOLESALE CHAIN: The new store, to open by June, will anchor a 50-acre shopping center. Costco Wholesale Corp. selected Lake Elsinore for its second store in southwestern Riverside County, affirming the city as a developing market for larger retailers, according to real estate brokers and developers. The Washington-based wholesale chain and developer DEH LLC of Solana Beach are finalizing a deal to bring a 150,000-square-foot Costco to the northeast corner of Dexter Avenue and Highway 74.
030806 Council supports condos, 4-1
HOUSING: The Murrieta project includes units for very low- and moderate-income residents.
MURRIETA - A developer's letter-writing campaign pleading residents to support a condominium project in Old Town Murrieta paid off Tuesday night. The City Council voted 4-1 to deny the appeal filed by Councilman Warnie Enochs and to support the approval of the project. The Planning Commission initially approved the project June 25.
030805 House OKs park funds
FONTANA: The expansion plans get boost with $90,000 earmarked in an appropriations measure. Plans for expansion of Fontana's Jack Bulik Park got a boost with the approval of a federal appropriations bill that earmarks $90,000 for the project. The city has approved plans for a $3.8 million expansion of the park, already home to the popular skateboard park, more than doubling its 12 acres. New amenities include four softball fields, a senior league baseball field, a concession stand, restrooms, a basketball court, picnic shelters and a playground. Funding is being assembled from federal, state and local sources
030805 Trustees to vote on school site
HEMET: The plan calls for relocating Hemet Stadium and using the land for the Jacob Wiens campus. HEMET - After narrowing the future home of Jacob Wiens Elementary School to three sites, the Hemet school board will vote tonight on administrators' recommendation to select Hemet Stadium. Hemet Stadium received the nod over a site at Menlo Avenue and State Street and the Hemet Stock Farm, which the city of Hemet is interested in buying and preserving. Under the plan, Hemet High would get a new stadium.
030804 Four new schools on the way
PROP. 47: Construction and upgrades will ease pressure on southwestern county campuses. Judging by the pounding hammers, whining saws and rumble of bulldozers, it must be summertime in southwestern Riverside County. Eight months after voters approved millions in state and local bond money for new campuses, the mechanical march of construction has turned into a sprint as district leaders prepare to deliver five new projects to the community this month.
030804 SMUSD looking to build new administration offices
SAN MARCOS ---- Saying it's cheaper to own than to rent, San Marcos Unified School District officials plan to move the district's administrative staff out of leased offices at City Hall and into their own quarters by fall 2005. The plan, that district officials say will save some $15 million in the ..
030803 Coastal Commission to rule on golf course plan
CARLSBAD ---- After years of negotiations, the city may soon have a coastal development permit for an 18-hole championship golf course. The California Coastal Commission is expected to rule on the permit Friday during a public meeting in Huntington Beach. The proposal the commission will view this w...
030802 Developer downsizes Murrieta project
WARM SPRINGS: Creekside Village moves ahead with 50 fewer homes and open space set aside. MURRIETA - A 500-home housing development proposed for the Warm Springs area will finally get off the ground, after a year of legal battles and residential protest. American Beauty Development agreed to several changes to the 145-acre project, downsizing the community by 50 homes and erasing some amenities. The Murrieta planning director approved the changes earlier this month.
030802 Fire district still looking at leasing land
FALLBROOK ---- Recent discussions surrounding the possible lease of North County Fire Protection District property to the Bonsall Union School District for portable classrooms will continue, Fire Chief Bill Metcalf said. "We talked about the concept, but we didn't bring it to you yet because there w...
030802 Growing interest in Inland offices
TEMECULA - A pair of new office projects in Temecula and a multimillion-dollar lease for office space in Rancho Cucamonga are the latest proofs of the strength of the Inland Empire office real estate market, observers said.
030802 New center to feature lake, ice skating rink
Caruso Affiliated Holdings plans to start construction by fall, with opening in November 2004. A long-awaited and hotly debated complex with shops and restaurants could begin taking shape on the dirt lot next to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza as early as this fall. Caruso Affiliated Holdings, the Santa Monica development firm behind the project, hopes to break ground in November.
030802 The perfect seaside venue
OCEANSIDE ---- Ambitious redevelopment plans for two vacant blocks east of the Oceanside Pier will likely mean fewer opportunities for the city to host large nationally televised events such as the Vans Triple Crown extreme sports competition. Oceanside's two most eligible parcels have stood empty f...

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