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Annenberg Foundation suspends plan for Ballona Wetlands visitors center
Annenberg Foundation suspends plan for Ballona Wetlands visitors center

In a surprise move, the Annenberg Foundation has suspended its controversial plan to build a $50-million visitors center in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. Some wetlands proponents had criticized the proposal, first revealed by The Times in January 2013, because of Annenberg's intention to include rescue and care facilities for domestic animals. At the time, critics called the plan a theft of public land slated for wildlife habitat. Despite Annenberg's decision, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and the state Coastal Conservancy plan to proceed with an environmental review of options for the nearly 600-acre...

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