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By Mike Reicher | March 12, 2012
ORANGE - The Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Monday to strike the proposed 19th Street Bridge from the county's master plan. The move effectively ends decades of studies and controversy about the potential bridge that would have linked Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach over the Santa Ana River. Environmentalists and 19th Street residents pleaded Monday to eliminate the bridge, as Huntington Beach Mayor and OCTA Director Don Hansen ushered through the unusual vote to change the county's long-standing master plan.
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NEWS
By Joseph Serna | March 6, 2012
Huntington Beach Mayor Don Hansen said he has found a way around the decades-long assumption that Newport Beach has to agree if the county were to remove from its master plan a proposed bridge linking Surf City and Costa Mesa: Ask. Hansen suggests that the Orange County Transportation Authority's board find at its March 12 meeting that the bridge issue is uniquely intractable, and therefore, ignore its policy on unanimity. "It's been very clear we're not going to get consensus with Newport Beach," Hansen said.
NEWS
December 10, 2002
In response to the editorial regarding the 19th Street bridge, I'd like to weigh in as a member of Costa Mesa's Community Redevelopment Action Committee who didn't vote in favor of asking the City Council to fund a study of the economic impact of a 19th Street bridge across Talbert Regional Park. Robert Graham, who continually refers to this project as "19th Street to the beach," needs to pull out a map. His argument is that we Costa Mesans don't have enough access to the state beach in Huntington.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | November 30, 2011
COSTA MESA — With baked snacks, soda to spare and lots of fold-out chairs, more than 60 Costa Mesa residents huddled in Michelle Simpson's Westside backyard Tuesday night to figure out how to stop the area's proposed developments. "It's going to be a long slog, so prepare yourselves," said Bonnie Copeland, the unofficial leader of Tuesday's meeting. "The more people we can get to meetings, the better we are. " Their grassroots fight: protesting the proposed 19th Street Bridge that would link Costa Mesa to Huntington Beach and the development of Banning Ranch.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 8, 2012
Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner sent a letter to the region's transportation agency this week, urging its directing board to put the 19th Street Bridge proposal back on the county's master transportation plan or work with her city on other traffic-reducing alternatives. Gardner and the City Council want to avoid suing the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), which jettisoned the bridge from its master plan at the urging of Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. Newport, however, plans to take legal action if OCTA doesn't comply with its request to negotiate putting the bridge proposal back on the grid or if OCTA rejects alternatives outlined in Gardner's letter to explore traffic-reducing alternatives.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | February 8, 2012
Costa Mesa officials hope their peers in Newport Beach will join them in opposing a proposed bridge that would link Costa Mesa's 19th Street with Huntington Beach. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council upped the ante on its nearly 20-year-old resolution opposing the 19th Street Bridge by also pledging to try and get it removed from the county's master plan. "I'll do my best to show my love to Newport Beach," Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer told the audience Tuesday.
NEWS
July 31, 2007
And I thought I was the only one having trouble with Time Warner. I can't tell you how many times I have been on the phone trying to get someone to listen to my problem. I would be watching a program and suddenly the picture would freeze. Or I had sound and no picture. Or I had nothing! I was without cable for nearly a week. It just bolstered me to read Lloyd McDaniel ("Take Time Warner to task for poor service," July 28) was also having trouble and that I wasn't the only customer with a bull's-eye on my name.
NEWS
December 21, 2002
Lolita Harper A Mesa Verde resident has come under fire for his seemingly inconsistent views on two bridges designed to alleviate regional traffic woes -- neither of which have any local political support. One is proposed for the impoverished Westside, the other for his own upscale neighborhood. Robert Graham has consistently pushed for a bridge at 19th Street but opposes one at Gisler Avenue. On Tuesday, the Fountain Valley City Council voted to fund a study of the feasibility of a bridge on the Mesa Verde street.
NEWS
August 1, 2007
It is unfortunate that the Daily Pilot report's headline ("Stabbed sea lion is dead," July 28) states that the sea lion "stole" the bait from the fisherman. Wildlife on land and in the sea do not commit misdemeanors or felonies against people. That animal was not a "thief" but it merely tried to sustain its livelihood. Using the word "stole" might infer a justification for its murder by the cruel fisherman. Clearly, your reporter was more sensible and wrote that the sea lion "...took the bait from the pole" instead of "stole."
NEWS
January 2, 2003
Geoff West Returning from a holiday trip, I found among my accumulated Daily Pilots the Sunday issue, which contained both an editorial recommending the rejection of the Gisler Avenue and 19th Street bridges (Editorial, "Costa Mesa needs to fight study of bridge at Gisler") and Robert Graham's well-written Community Commentary advocating the study of the impact of a 19th Street bridge on Westside Redevelopment ("19th Street bridge plan needs study")
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