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Monday, April 23, 2018

Big Purchase by City of Malibu on 4/23 18 Council agenda

Malibu City to Buy 29 Acres Along PCH From Perenchio Estate

The $42 Million buyout will prevent commercial development of prime land in developed Malibu

https://www.malibucity.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/3217?fileID=4306

The Perenchio estate owns a total of 70 acres in Malibu:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-02/perenchio-estate-selling-malibu-land-and-hoping-for-150-million

NOT PART OF THE DEAL: 25 acres zoned to allow houses on the inland side of PCH immediately west of Trancas Canyon road
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-perenchio-malibu-portfolio-20171106-story.html


BELOW: The 19 acre parcel being purchased on the beach side of PCH between Kanan Dume Road and Heathercliff

BELOW: 10 acres being bought in Malibu Civic Center

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

More of Calabasas Peak Will Likely be saved soon

LA Mountain Park Deals

HIGHLIGHTS:
--101 acres on Calabasas Peak
--91 acres in Malibu's Carbon Canyon
--a new way into Malibu's Escondido Falls


Taken from agendas for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority,  March 7 to April 4, 2018


IN MALIBU:

Oceanfront, East of Malibu Bluffs park: acceptance of a fee title transfer from the State Coastal Conservancy for an approximately 0.23-acre public beach access property, APN 4458-009-900, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 3/7/2018

CARBON CANYON: (a) authorizing an application for Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program (EEMP) grant funds for the Carbon Canyon 91 Acres Acquisition Project, (b) entering into a grant agreement, and (c) authorizing the acquisition of the parcels (APNs 4453-005-081, -082, -083, -084, -085, -086, and -087) in Carbon Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 3/7/2018

CALABASAS PEAK: (a) entering into an option and purchase agreement for approximately 101 acres (APNs 4455-005-020, 4455-008-002 and 4455-008-003), (b) an option payment and deposit, and (c) the acquisition of said parcels, Calabasas Peak area, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] MRCA 3/7/2018

ECSCONDIDO FALLS: Via Escondido Public Access Improvements, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 3/26/2018

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AGOURA HILLS:

TRIANGLE RANCH PURCHASE:
--resolution amending Resolution No. 17-184 authorizing acquiring all or a portion of the subject property (APNs 2061-031-019; 2063-005-013; 2063-006-022 & 023; 2063-036-001) pursuant to a promissory note secured by a deed of trust, unincorporated Los Angeles County and City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 3/16/2018
--resolution (a) amending Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Work Program to expand Significant Ecological Area No. 6, Las Virgenes SW Ridge to include Medea Creek riparian area and (b) adopting a project plan for the Triangle Ranch property (apns 2061-031-019, 2063-005-013, 2063-006-022, 023, and 2063-036-001), unincorporated Los Angeles County and City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Attachment 2] SMMC 3/22/2018

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SIMI HILLS:

authorizing (a) acceptance of a conservation easement over approximately 324 acres within the approximately 1500 acres of Runkle Canyon Open Space proposed to be held by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, and (b) acceptance of associated monitoring funds, Runkle Canyon, Simi Valley. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 4/4/2018

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NORTH LA COUNTY:

comment letter to the County of Los Angeles regarding Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Tesoro Del Valle Project (Revised Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. TR51644-1, sch No. 2016101032), Santa Clarita Valley, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3 SMMC 3/26/2018

acceptance of a conservation easement over approximately 78 acres of APNs 3210-014-024, -026, -033, and 3210-017-063, and (b) acceptance of associated monitoring funds, Bee Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 4/4/2018

Deerlake Highlands: resolution declaring intention to establish Community Facilities District 2018-1 (Santa Susana Mountains) and authorize the levy of special taxes within said Community Facilities District. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 3/7/2018


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A few coastal projects get State $$

State Coastal Conservancy Board actions in March 2018

Study on how sea level rise will affect future wetland restoration projects: disburse up to $46,949 to the Aquatic Science Center to augment the previously authorized marsh migration studies for the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project Regional Strategy in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties

disburse up to $61,075 to the Smith River Alliance to prepare pre-acquisition studies to protect 22 acres of coastal wetlands and fish and wildlife habitat with a conservation easement on the Goodwin Pond Property, Smith River estuary, Del Norte County.

disburse up to $400,000 to the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for acquisition of the 45 acre San Luis Obispo Creek Farms in the lower San Luis Obispo Creek watershed.

Full meeting agenda: http://scc.ca.gov/2018/03/08/coastal-conservancy-public-meeting-in-oakland-march-22/

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SLO Ranch saved by Coastal Conservancy, another deal is delayed

SCC 1/18/2018 meeting

Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to acquire conservation and public trail easements over the approximately 1,620-acre parcel known as the Rips Redwoods Property in coastal Sonoma County. REMOVED FROM AGENDA



SCC 11/30/2017 meeting

Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $750,000 to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County for the acquisition of a conservation easement on the 1,779-acre Hill Ranch in northern San Luis Obispo County.

Some New Purchases by the CA Wildlife Board

WCB MEETING 2017 -11
the full story on each deal:

#7. City of Arcata, Lima Conservation Easement Humboldt County $0
located in the City of Arcata, Humboldt County.
Grantee: CALFIRE/CDF gets CE; City of Arcata owns fee title, bought with CALFIRE grant
Grantor: acceptance of a conservation easement over 20+ acres
WCB 2017-11

#8. Snowcreek VIII Mitigation Mono County $0 ; To consider the acceptance of a conservation easement. The Easement satisfies a mitigation requirement of a grading permit issued to the Snowcreek Development Company and is located in the Town of Mammoth Lakes in Mono County.
Grantee: CDFW
Grantor: no-cost, acceptance of a CE over 15± acres from the Town of Mammoth Lakes
WCB 2017-11

#9. Wheeler Ridge, Expansion 6, Mono County $305,000
located near the community of Swall Meadows, near Mammoth Lakes
Grantee: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Grantor: WCB $275,000 to buy in fee 10± acres
WCB 2017-11

#10. Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, Expansion 3 San Diego County $25,000
located near the community of Jamul
Grantee: CDFW
Grantor: WCB $10,000 to buy in fee 40± acres, land appraised at $150,000
WCB 2017-11

#11 Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, Expansion 4, San Diego County $0 ; To consider the of land by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife as an expansion to CDFW’s Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve to satisfy a mitigation requirement due to the State Route 94 highway safety improvement and widening project, located near the community of Jamul in San Diego County.
Grantee: CDFW
Grantor: no-cost, acceptance of 3± acres
WCB 2017-11

#12. County of San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Plan 2015 (Brown) San Diego County $83,850; located near the City of Santee in San Diego County.
Grantee: Endangered Habitats Conservancy
Grantor: USFWS $137,000 and WCB $73,850 for fee title to 9± acres
WCB 2017-11

#15. San Joaquin River Parkway (County of Madera) Madera County $340,000
located near the City of Fresno
Grantee: CDFW to transfer to SJRC
Grantor: WCB $310,000 to buy in fee 12± acres
WCB 2017-11


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WCB MEETING ON 2/22/2018:

the full story on each deal:


7. East Contra Costa County HCP/NCCP (Roddy Ranch Golf Course) Contra Costa County $1,065,250
located in the city of Antioch, Contra Costa County.
Grantee: ECCCHC to get fee title to 230 acres
Grantor: WCB $1.05M, USFWS $880,000, EBRPD $20,000

11. Hunter Ranch forest, Humboldt County $3,030,000
located near the communities of Maple Creek and Bridgeville in Humboldt County.
Grantee: Northcoast Regional Land Trust
Grantor: WCB $3 M for 15,682± acres conservation easement

13. Palisades Ranch, Mojave River, San Bernardino County $1,270,000
located near the community of Helendale in San Bernardino County.
Grantee: Mojave Desert Land Trust
Grantor: WCB $1.24M, USFWS $1.3M to buy 1640 acres in fee

14. Big Tujunga Wash, Los Angeles County $800,000
located near Sunland in Los Angeles County.
Grantee: MRCA
Grantor: SMMC $3.5M, WCB $800,00 and LA County $140,000 to buy 111 acres in fee

15. Los Angeles River-Taylor Yard G2 Expansion 1, Los Angeles County $5,015,000
at Taylor Yard located 4 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
Grantee: SMMC/MRCA
Grantor: WCB $5M, SMMC $1.9M for 3 acre easement

16. Palo Verde Ecological Reserve, Expansion 4 (Crescent Shores) Riverside County $1,885,000
located north of the city of Blythe in Riverside County and will provide future wildlife oriented public use opportunities.
Grantee: CA DFW
Grantor: USFWS/Pitman Robertson: $5.5M and WCB $1.835M to buy 328 acres in fee


More Land for North Santa Monica Mountains Cougar Park

Over 400 Acres of Parkland to Be Bought Along the 101 Freeway

Plus smaller parcels in Big Tujunga Canyon, Wilson Canyon/Sylmar and Soledad Canyon

Taken from agendas for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority from Oct 2017 to early February 2018




Color coding:
parkland purchase
access rights or right to develop
development projects


AGOURA, LIBERTY CANYON, CALABASAS

acquire approximately 98 acres for $200,000, in the Liberty Canyon/Malibu Creek watershed; APN 2061-015-005, authorizing the use of mitigation funds for partial acquisition, City of Agoura Hills. [Staff Report] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 2/7/2018
[Staff Report] [Attachment ] [Map ] [Map 2] SMMC 12/11/2017
[Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 11/1/2017

acquisition of a portion of the 320 acre Triangle Ranch Property, all or portions of apns 2061-031-019; 2063-005-013; 2063-006-022 & 023; 2063-036-001, Medea Creek area of unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 12/11/2017 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 11/1/2017
acceptance of a grant from the City of Agoura Hills ; owner: Sage Live Oak, LLC. [Staff Report] [Map] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 11/1/2017

donation of approximately 200 acres, APN's 4472 001 016 & 4472 001 013, south of Westlake Village. [Staff Report] MRCA 12/6/2017 REMOVED FROM AGENDA

Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing; [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 11/1/2017

comment letter on the Mitigated Negative Declaration (sch No. 2017091039) for the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Project, City of Agoura Hills. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment ] SMMC 10/23/2017

LIBERTY CANYON: Consideration of adoption of a Resolution of Necessity for the Acquisition in Eminent Domain of 0.27 acres of for Public Purposes, namely the property identified as Los Angeles County Assessor's Parcel No. 2064-006-001. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

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MALIBU:

Santa Monica: acceptance of quitclaim deed for Zanuck property lateral public beach access located off of Pacific Coast Highway, in the City of Santa Monica and in Los Angeles County from Access for All. [Staff Report] MRCA 10/4/2017 [Resolution]

Topanga: acceptance of the offer to dedicate scenic easement and/or open space easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-93-206 (Stevens), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

Topanga: acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. , 4-93-206 (Stevens), 4-96-167 (Simon T.), 4-94-111 (Laden), 4-97-113 (Eisenstein) and 4-97-073 (Keenan), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

Las Flores Canyon: acceptance of the offer to dedicate trail easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-06-171-A1 (Connolly), Santa Monica Mountains. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 1/3/2018

Big Rock beach: acceptance from the County of Los Angeles of a public access easement at 20330 Pacific Coast Highway [Map 3], in the City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/6/2017

Big Rock/Las Flores Beach: acceptance of public access easements from the State Coastal Conservancy at 27348 and 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] Big Rock/Las Flores beach; MRCA 11/1/2017

Malibu Pier: acceptance from the County of Los Angeles of the fee transfer of a portion of a new proposed beach access stairway at Malibu Pier [Map ] , in the City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/6/2017

Lower Malibu Canyon: acceptance of the offers to dedicate scenic easements and/or open space easements associated with Coastal Development Permit Nos. 5-83-559 (Burton), [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

Corral Canyon Trailhead at PCH improvements, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] SMMC 12/11/2017
Corral Parking Lot improvements. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 11/1/2017

Point Dume: acceptance from the County of Los Angeles of a public access and viewing easement at 6800 Westward Beach Road [Map 2] in the City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/6/2017

Escondido Beach: acceptance from the State Coastal Conservancy: (a) fee title transfer of apns 4451-003-900 and 4451-004-900, totaling approximately 0.51 acre and (b) public access easements located on the properties at 27910 and 27920 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 12/11/2017

Escondido Beach: acceptance of public access easements associated with the existing Escondido Beach Accessway from the State Coastal Conservancy at 27420 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

Escondido Beach: acceptance of public access easements from the State Coastal Conservancy at 20802 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 2] Escondido Beach, MRCA 11/1/2017

acceptance of the offer to dedicate trail easement associated with Coastal Development Permit No. 4-40-110 (Foy), incorporated and unincorporated Malibu. [Staff Report] MRCA 12/6/2017 REMOVED FROM AGENDA

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LA CITY SM MTS

GRIFFITH PARK: adopting Griffith Park Area Habitat Linkage Planning Map, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] SMMC 12/11/2017

STUDIO CITY: acceptance of conservation easement over portions of APN 2425-011-001 (3585 Multiview Drive), an approximately 0.8-acre area, in the Mulholland Scenic Corridor to Cahuenga Pass area, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

STUDIO CITY: acceptance of conservation easement on APN 2429-004-046, approximately 0.1-acres, in the Mulholland Scenic Corridor, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

STUDIO CITY: acquisition of APNs 2381-006-012 and 013 (approximately 3.3 acres) along the San Fernando Valley side of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and (b) acceptance of private funds for option payments and to complete said acquisition, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 12/6/2017

LAUREL CANYON 17 ACRES: grant of a conservation easement to a non-profit entity over APN 5562-006-020 in Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

STUDIO CITY: acceptance of donation of portions of APNs 2384-013-023, and 024 (3619 and 3623 Goodland Drive), approximately 0.4 acres, in the Mulholland Scenic Corridor and Coldwater Canyon watershed, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

LAUREL CANYON: authorize additional Community Facilities District funding for ten Bulwer Drive parcels, Laurel Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment] MRCA 1/3/2018, [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] MRCA 11/1/2017

BEVERLY GLEN CANYON: acceptance of a 1 acre donation of APNs 4371-016-010; 4371-019-013; 4371-032-007; 4380-030-005, Beverly Glen, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

BEL AIR: amending Resolution Nos. 10-20 and 10-37 regarding the Transfer of Jurisdiction of easements and fee simple areas on apns 4377-001-901 and 903 to the California Department of Transportation for already constructed elements of the 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 10/23/2017

BEL AIR: exercise for first right of refusal on City-owned surplus property pursuant to Public Resource Code Section 33207(b) on apn 4369-007-900 located at 11381 W. Chalon Road, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] [Map 3]
SMMC 10/23/2017

BRENTWOOD: acceptance of donation of APNs 4491-004-005 and 4491-005-019, approximately 3-acres, adjacent Westridge Canyonback Wilderness Park in Mandeville Canyon, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 12/6/2017

PACIFIC PALISADES: Temescal Gateway Park improvements, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment ] [Map ] SMMC 12/11/2017

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NORTH LA COUNTY:

acceptance of a donation of approximately 20 acres of land, APN 3056-016-030, Acton area, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] MRCA 2/7/2018

SAND CANYON: comment letter to the City of Santa Clarita regarding the Notice of Preparation for the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Mancara Residential Project (Master Case No. 06-349; sch 2006041029), City of Santa Clarita. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 1/22/2018

Robin's Nest: acceptance of APNs 3209-008-012, 013 and 016 (approximately 33-acres) and maintenance funding from the Trust for Public Land, Soledad Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 10/4/2017

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SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS:

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Hidden Creeks Estates Project (Case No. env-2005-6657- eir; sch No. 2006031049) in Browns Canyon, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] [Attachment 4] [Attachment 5] [Attachment 6] [Attachment 7] [Attachment 8] [Map ] [Comment Letter] SMMC 12/11/2017

Discussion of potential Community Facilities District for Deerlake Ranch subdivision, Browns and Devil Canyons, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 11/1/2017

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EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:

acquire approximately 111 acres (APNs 2552-001-003, 004, 005, 010 and 011; 2552-002-003, 004, 009, 010, 012, 013, and 014) in Big Tujunga Canyon, along Big Tujunga Canyon Road, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment] MRCA 1/3/2018 [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map ] SMMC 1/22/2018

acquire APN 2581-003-001 (approximately 20 acres), Wilson Canyon, unincorporated Los Angeles County. Negotiators: Joseph T. Edmiston and Howard Bannister. [Resolution] [Map] [Staff Report] MRCA 11/1/2017

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BALLONA WETLANDS:

Consideration of resolution authorizing a support letter to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Letter] SMMC 1/22/2018 BOARD REJECTED ENDORSING THE PROJECT

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LA RIVER, DOWNTOWN LA

acquisition of a multipurpose easement over an approximately 3.22 acre portion of APN 5442-002-823, owned by the City of Los Angeles, located adjacent to the Los Angeles River in Glassell Park. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 2/7/2018
acquisition of easement rights over a portion of apn 5442-002-823 and planning purposes for the G2 project, adjacent to the Los Angeles River, Glassell Park neighborhood, City of Los Angeles. [Attachment ] [Map ] [Map 2] [Staff Report] [Resolution] SMMC 12/11/2017

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 920 home, 8 acre Elysian Park Lofts Project (Case No. env-2016-4064- eir; sch 2017111011) in Chinatown, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Comment Letter] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 1/22/2018

Consideration of resolution authorizing a Proposition 1 Urban Creek grant to The Nature Conservancy for a stormwater capture and habitat enhancement project on the Los Angeles River. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] SMMC 1/22/2018







Thursday, September 21, 2017

L.A. and Ventura Mountain Park Additions

Over 750 Acres of New Mountain Parks in the L.A. Area Either Donated or Purchased Last Summer

Plus development threats. Taken from the agendas for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the MRCA for June through September of 2017


MALIBU AND LA COUNTY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

60 acres in Solstice Canyon-partially fund one or more parcels of the donation of apns 4461-005-009 and 4461-006-019 in Solstice Canyon, unincorporated Malibu area. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 6/26/2017

2.38 acres in Escondido Canyon-acquisition of three parcels (apns 4460-014-008, 010, and 011) in City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2]
SMMC 6/26/2017

Escondido Canyon Parking Lot and Trail Improvements, Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 9/25/2017
Escondido Canyon Parking Lot and Trail Improvements Project Planning and Design. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 9/6/2017

6 acre developer donation in Little Las Flores Canyon, APNs 4448-007-058 and 4448-007-060, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 7/5/2017

40 acres at Ballard Mountain in Lobo Canyon, acquisition of APN 2058-008-023 , unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] [Attachment] MRCA 7/26/2017

Upper Escondido Canyon-acceptance of the judgement lien held by the California Coastal Commission against the real property of approximately 46 acres at 2100 McReynolds Road in the Santa Monica Mountains, unincorporated Los Angeles County, APNs 4464-024-020; 4464-024-022; 4464-024-023; 4464-024-024; and 4465-006-054. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017

57 acre donation in Zuma Canyon-APNs 4464-025-006, 007, 008, 009; and 4464-026-007, Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Zone, unincorporated County of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017

acceptance of a coastal access easement over a portion of the property located at 22548 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017

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LA CITY PORTION OF SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS:

2.6 acres in Tarzana, acquire all or part of APNs 2176-026-902 and 2176-026-904 from the City of Los Angeles as the assignee of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 7/5/2017

1.80 acres in Laurel Canyon, composed of APNs 5565-030-005, 5565-030-008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 5565-030-022, 023, and 032, and (2) acceptance of those APNs from the private landowners, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 9/6/2017

0.87 acres in Nichols Canyon, donation of APN 5571-032-020 [Staff Report] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017

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NORTH LA COUNTY:

406 acres, located in the Lake Hughes area: acquisition of APNs 3243-013-009, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 065, and 3243-018-007. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] MRCA 7/5/2017

217 acre donation in the Acton area; APN's 3323-013-002; -017, -023, -048, -049, -052; and -053; and a possible additional 17.5 acres APN's 3223-013-041 and 3223-014-020, unincorporated Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map 1] [Map 2] MRCA 7/26/2017

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VENTURA COUNTY:

grant of Proposition 1 funds the Conejo Recreation and Park District for the Sapwi Trails Community Park project. [Staff Report][Attachment] SMMC 6/26/2017

comment letter to the City of Simi Valley on re-circulated Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for cup-S-778 along the Arroyo Simi, 240 West Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley. [Attachment] [Map] [Comment Letter] SMMC 8/28/2017

South Side of Conejo Mountain: comment letter to the County of Ventura on the Notice of Preparation for the Pacific Rock Quarry Mine Expansion Project (Case No. Lu10-0003, sch No. 2017081052), unincorporated Ventura County. [Comment Letter] [Map 1] [Map 2] SMMC 9/25/2017

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LA RIVER:

12.5 acres located adjacent to the Los Angeles River in Glassell Park: acquisition of a multipurpose easement for habitat restoration, environmental remediation, public access, recreation, and open space purposes from the City of Los Angeles over an approximately 9.28 acre portion of APN 5442-002-823 and for an option to purchase a multipurpose easement over an additional 3.22 acres of the subject property, owned by the City of Los Angeles, [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Map] MRCA 7/26/2017

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WOODLAND HILLS AND CALABASAS:

32 acres in Woodland Hills: comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Notice of Preparation for the Treeland Homes Project. [Comment Letter] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 8/28/2017

4790 Las Virgenes Road east side at Agoura Road: comment letter to the City of Calabasas regarding the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the proposed 77 acre, 180 unit West Village Project (File No. 160003152) in Las Virgenes Canyon, adjacent Las Virgenes View Park, City of Calabasas. [Comment Letter] [Attachment] SMMC 9/25/2017

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SOUTH SIDE OF ANGELES FOREST:

donation of a less than one acre parcel near Mt. Wilson Trail; APN 5763-002-013, from the Sierra Madre Mountain Conservancy, Sierra Madre. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 9/6/2017

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FUTURE MOUNTAIN PARK PLANS:

resolution adopting FY 17/18 MRCA Workprogram [Map] [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 7/5/2017