Yorba Linda History

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close this bookRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Collection
View the documentBotanic Garden and Herbarium Being Created in Santa Ana Canyon
Yorba Linda Star April 5 1929 page 1
View the documentMrs. Bryant Again Entertains Lemon Men's Club at Field Day Meeting
The California Citrograph June 1933
View the documentLocal Ranch is Sanctuary for Flora of State
Yorba Linda Star April 20 1934 page 1
View the documentPasture Fire on Bryant Ranch Burns 9 Hours, 160 Acres
Yorba Linda Star June 17 1938 page 1
View the documentRancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Developing into Institution for Serious Scientific Research
Yorba Linda Star April 28 1939 page 5
View the documentCounty Home Makers Today Make Tour of Botanic Gardens
Yorba Linda Star May 5 1939 page 1
View the documentBig Grass Fire Covers 400 Acres of Bryant Ranch
Yorba Linda Star September 20 1940 page 1
View the documentFire Sweeps S.A. Canyon and Hills; North Edge Y.L. Singed
Yorba Linda Star November 12 1943
View the documentA Short History of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
by Philip A. Munz,
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden of the Native Plants of California May 1947
View the documentRancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens to be Open to Public
Yorba Linda Star March 26 1948 page 1
View the documentBotanical Garden Opens to Public
Yorba Linda Star March 25 1949 page 1
View the documentBotanic Garden to Open to Visitors
Yorba Linda Star March 17 1950 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch Tentative Tract Map Approved Following Council Discussion on Area Roads
Yorba Linda Star October 7 1978 page 1
View the documentControversial Bryant Ranch as Yet Remains Untouched
Yorba Linda Star March 23 1979 page 3
View the documentHistoric Home Subject of City Excursion
Yorba Linda Star February 29 1984 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch Property: A Look at Its Past
Yorba Linda Star March 7 1984 page 3
View the documentSusanna Bryant Leaves Botanic Legacy
Yorba Linda Star March 14 1984 page 6
View the documentBryant Ranch Project Enters First Phase
Yorba Linda Star January 30 1985 page 5
View the documentBryant Ranch Slated to be Museum
Yorba Linda Star January 7 1987 page 1
View the documentYorba Ranch Building to be Salvaged
Yorba Linda Star February 4 1987 page 1
View the documentBryant Ranch House Museum Opens
Yorba Linda Star February 26 1988 page 3
View the documentRanch House has a History
Yorba Linda Star December 14 1995 page 8
View the documentBryant Ranch House to Vie for National Registry
Yorba Linda Star October 17 1996 page 1

Bryant Ranch Tentative Tract Map Approved Following Council Discussion on Area Roads

Yorba Linda Star October 7 1978 page 1   Open this page in a new window

A tentative tract map for a section of the Bryant Ranch, located in the controversial Chino Hills, was approved by the City Council this week. The map divides 167.8 acres in the lower section of the ranch into approximately 124 residential lots.

The tract map was requested by John Wertin Development of Irvine and is an initial step in the construction of homes on the land. John Spiak, Wertin representative, indicated that building would not begin for six months to a year.

Jackie Harrison, city representative of Hills for Everyone (HFE), told the councilmembers that HFE is opposed to any action taken by the council on the Bryant Ranch.

In an effort to help preserve the Chino Hills for a wilderness park, HFE has filed suit to prevent the annexation of the Bryant and other ranches to Yorba Linda. The annexation was approved in August by the Local Agency Formation Commission.

However, the park plan was apparently not a central issue to the councilmembers, who instead discussed potential road development in the Bryant Ranch and how this would affect the proposed Chino Hills airport.

Mayor Irwin Fried and Mayor Pro Tem Hank Wedaa expressed concern that the Weir Canyon extension could be considered an access to an airport in the Chino Hills, opposed by all the councilmembers.

However, City Attorney Leonard Hampel said that if the property is within the boundaries of Yorba Linda, the City Council would have to give its approval to any county, state or federally sponsored road project.

The City Council dropped a condition placed on the tract map by the Planning Commission requiring Wertin to fund a section of the road development on the Bryant Ranch prior to the issuance of building permits for the tract development.

The council members also added a condition requiring that new homeowners in the Wertin tract sign a statement indicating their awareness of the fact that Esperanza Road may be their only way into and out of the tract for a number of years.

The developer must also return to the Planning Commission at a later day with an agreement to either pay park fees or donate land suitable for the development of city parks.

In addition to the decision on the tentative tract map, the council also acted on the following items

The creation of a Housing and Community Development Citizen Committee was authorized. The Committee is required as a part of a federal grant program.

In response to a letter from the Yorba Linda School District asking for a meeting between two representatives from both the board of trustees and the city council, the council again proposed a joint meeting of all members from both bodies. The purpose of the meeting would be to discuss the proposed exchange of the district's Valley View site (Little League field) for the city's underdeveloped Bastanchury site.

City Attorney Leonard Hampel was asked to investigate the possibility of the city withdrawing from the joint powers agreement with the Yorba Linda School District regarding the scheduling and maintenance of the Little League field on Valley View. Council member Doug Groot said this would prevent the city from being named in a potential suit resulting from an accident on the field, which is not in compliance with the federal, state, and city safety standards.

Staff presented a preliminary report on the procedures involved in declaring Lemon to Nixon Park and including the packing house on Yorba Linda Boulevard a historical monument. Staff was directed to continue its investigation.

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