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California developer wants school district boundary change for his project

The developer of a luxury apartment complex in Newport Beach, Calif., is trying to persuade two school systems and the county commission to change district boundaries to place the complex in a different district. The Orange County Register says the 1,244-unit Uptown Newport Village project is in the Santa Ana district, but the developer, Bill Shopoff, would like it to be part of the Newport-Mesa district. Both districts and the Orange County Commission must approve such a change; Shopoff says negotiations with the Santa Ana district have gone nowhere.

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