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Elder-Care Facility Planned for Tarzana; Local Residents Concerned About Loss of Bucolic Neighborhood

In an area zoned for agriculture and residential homes, a plan for an elder-care home sparks protests.

The City's planning commission has given a preliminary approval to build an elder-care facility in a part of Tarzana zoned for agriculture and residences, according to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times.

Tarzana is located on the former site of author Edgar Rice Burrough's ranch and is . Kevin Roderick wrote in The San Fernando Valley: America's Suburb, that Burrough's farmland contained a goat herd and "champion Berkshire hogs," as well as "alfalfa, Baby limas, barley and corn." The land has been zoned to include agricultural use ever since.

Click here to read the full Times article on the proposed development, and check back with Encino Patch for updates on the situation as it unfolds.

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