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KAUFMAN AND BROAD SPEARHEADS BUILDING INDUSTRY EFFORT TO REBUILD CAMP HOLLYWOODLAND

 KAUFMAN AND BROAD SPEARHEADS BUILDING INDUSTRY
 EFFORT TO REBUILD CAMP HOLLYWOODLAND
 66-Year-Old L.A. Landmark, Destroyed in Recent Fires,
 To Get New $1 Million Main Pavilion At No Cost To City
 LOS ANGELES, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Hollywoodland, a rustic canyon retreat for inner-city children whose main hall, dining room and other structures were gutted earlier this month in a pair of suspicious fires, will have those facilities replaced at no cost to taxpayers, thanks to a building industry coalition led by California's largest single-family home builder.
 Kaufman and Broad Home Corp. (NYSE: KBH) today announced the details of a unique public/private sector partnership whose goal is to complete the rebuilding program in time for the camp to accomodate at least part of its regular summer retreat schedule.
 "Our hope is for this project to serve as a model of how government and private industry can and must work together to begin the task of rebuilding Los Angeles," said Bruce Karatz, president and chief executive officer of Kaufman and Broad.
 Thanks to the cooperation of numerous city government agencies, the L.A. County Building and Construction Trades Council, the Carpenters' Union and the volunteer efforts of nearly two dozen subcontractors and materials suppliers, the rebuilding of Camp Hollywoodland should be completed by mid-July, Karatz said. Plans for the new pavilion have been approved, demolition of the burned-out buildings and other site work is already under way, and preliminary construction activity is slated to begin next week, he reported.
 "By being the first project to get started and hopefully the first to be completed, we want to show Los Angeles that private industry is taking a leadership role in the rebuilding effort," Karatz added. "At the same time, we also felt it was crucial for Camp Hollywoodland to resume its regular schedule as soon as possible. In light of recent events in our city, the service that this camp provides inner-city children has never been more important or more needed."
 In addition to the various forms of in-kind support provided by other construction trades and suppliers, Kaufman and Broad is seeking major corporate contributions to augment the cost of the rebuilding program.
 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley noted that the city currently lacks the minimum estimated $1 million cost of replacing the destroyed facilities.
 "The budgetary pressures facing Los Angeles and other cities are no secret to anyone. The reality is that, without this extraordinary effort on the part of Kaufman and Broad and the many other firms volunteering their time and labor, the rebuilding of Camp Hollywoodland would have been postponed indefinitely," Bradley said.
 "To have the effort already under way, creating an opportunity for the camp to resume its activities this coming summer, is a dream come true. To accomplish it at no cost to the taxpayers is little short of a miracle, and I salute the outstanding civic dedication Kaufman and Broad has shown in leading the rebuilding effort," Bradley added.
 According to the Department of Recreation and Parks, Camp Hollywoodland has been in operation since 1926, and is part of Griffith Park. Located at the head of a picturesque canyon in the shadow of the famous "Hollywood" sign, it provides both day camp experiences as well weeklong summer retreats for girls.
 The main meeting hall, camp offices, a 200-seat dining room and all but a portion of the kitchen were burned on Sunday, May 3. Six days later, the on-site camp director's residence was destroyed in a second blaze. The camp's 12 bunkhouses and recreational facilities, scattered throughout the canyon, were undamaged in either incident. Both fires remain under investigation.
 The new 7,500-square-foot pavilion, designed by Kaufman and Broad's award-winning architectural staff, will include a new dining/meeting room, kitchen area, office space, break-out areas and patios. The exterior will be highlighted by wood siding and stone accents to preserve the camp's rustic appearance. Several mature sycamore trees will also be preserved. The camp director's residence will also be rebuilt.
 Subcontractors and suppliers donating labor and/or materials to the camp rebuilding effort include Concorde Building Corp.; Terry Lumber Co.; Kim Truss Corp.; Hamann Plumbing; Freeway Plumbing Inc.; Price Pfister Inc.; City Pipe and Supply; Concrete Construction Corp.; Merzon Industries; Irvine West; Weslock; Superior Fireplaces; John L. Ginger Masonry Inc.; Pioneer Roofing Tile Inc.; Far West Roofing Inc.; CWC Inc.; Gothic Landscaping Inc.; Bold Electric Inc.; L.A. Cellular Telephone Co.; Centennial Lighting; Oxnard Building Materials; and T&R Painting.
 Los Angeles-based Kaufman and Broad is the largest producer of single-family housing in California and the largest builder in metropolitan Paris, where the company develops commercial office properties and a variety of residential investment properties in addition to single-family homes.
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 /CONTACT: Bernard Sandalow of Kaufman and Broad, 310-443-8040/
 (KBH) CO: Kaufman and Broad Home Corp.; Camp Hollywoodland ST: California IN: CST SU:


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