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January 29, 2002
Beginning today, neighbors of a proposed Mormon Temple will have a visual aid to understanding what it will be like to live with a 124-foot building and steeple. At about noon, a crane will go up at 2300 Bonita Canyon Drive, the site of a proposed 17,500-square-foot temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An aircraft warning light on top of the steeple will stand in for a lighted statue of the Angel Moroni. Posts in the ground surrounded the crane will show the location and height of the temple walls.
NEWS
January 29, 2002
Young Chang Looking up at a dirty-yellow crane surrounded by 8.5 acres of barren land, Weatherford Clayton inhaled before exclaiming the sight was beautiful. "I don't see the crane," he said. "I'm seeing the top of the steeple, the lighting. . . . It'll add such an ethereal, spiritual feeling here." Clayton, president of the Newport-Mesa chapter of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was accompanied by church members and workmen Monday during the crane's first hour on 2300 Bonita Canyon Drive.
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By Brianna Bailey | April 17, 2009
A 70,000-pound, 60-foot-long boom crane wrecked on the southbound 405 Freeway just north of Harbor Boulevard on Friday morning, crashing through a sound wall and throwing debris into a backyard swimming pool that borders the freeway. The crane was traveling southbound on the freeway shortly before 6 a.m. Friday when the right front tire of the vehicle separated and became entangled in the undercarriage of the vehicle, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Pines said. The crane careened across three lanes of the freeway before crashing through a sound wall and another retaining wall, tossing brick and debris onto a residential swimming pool.
NEWS
August 3, 2002
Deirdre Newman Ariveting drama unfolded on the Balboa Peninsula on Friday afternoon as workers painstakingly tried to remove a boat that ran aground the night before. Clusters of bystanders watched as a 130-foot crane attempted to haul the powerboat, named Decadence, off the beach and onto a big rig. David Padilla, 40, the captain and owner of the boat, was arrested Thursday night by the harbor patrol on suspicion of operating the boat while being intoxicated.
NEWS
January 18, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- A crane standing in for a 124-foot steeple is too little, too late, some neighbors of a proposed Mormon temple say. Temple planners, who proposed putting up a crane from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30 to give neighbors a feel for what it will be like to live with the spire, were met with skepticism Thursday from some community leaders who said that's not enough time for everyone to get a look....
NEWS
January 19, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- Bending to public pressure, planners of a Mormon temple have extended the length of time a costly crane will stand in for a proposed 124-foot steeple. On Jan. 28, a crane will park at 2300 Bonita Canyon Drive and stay there through Feb. 1, its cherry picker stretched 124 feet into the sky to give residents a chance to gauge the effects of the steeple of the proposed temple. Representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will also send out letters to neighbors telling them about the opportunity to see the crane.
NEWS
August 30, 2003
Lolita Harper O say, if you can't see it -- by the dawn's early light, or any light -- you should forget about the oversized show of patriotism on the campus and walk right into Hoag Hospital for an eye examination. Members of Celebration USA Inc. teamed up with hospital officials Friday to produce a 30-foot-by-50-foot display of Old Glory, hanging from the crane used for construction of Hoag's Women's Pavilion, in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Before a spellbound audience outside the site, the 42-pound flag was hoisted to the top of the Liebherr crane, which is being used to build the state-of-the-art facility.
NEWS
February 21, 2003
June Casagrande Steve Richley was on his way to work Thursday when a spectacle made him do a double-take: A pretty yellow house sat on a trailer in the middle of 32nd Street, workers struggling to attach it to a crane. "I've lived in Newport Beach my whole life and I've never seen anything like this," Richley said. "I just had to pull over and watch." The show he saw did not disappoint. Shortly after 10 a.m., the 40,000-pound first floor of the manufactured home dangled in the air from the crane.
NEWS
October 24, 2008
Because it’s still two months before Christmas, the executives working in offices at the tops of the tall buildings across Bristol Street from South Coast Plaza must have been confused Friday morning as a 96-foot-tall fir tree floated in front of their windows. The tree is one of many in a long line of evergreen trees that have been a holiday staple in Costa Mesa for more than a quarter-century. This year’s tree is a 60-year-old white fir that was carted all the way from Mt. Shasta at the northern tip of California.
NEWS
February 14, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to an issue as contentious as the proposed Mormon temple, city officials think it's best to let an objective third party make the call. Contrary to its original plans, the city has decided to bring in a consulting firm to create an environmental report for the temple proposed to be built at 2300 Bonita Canyon Drive by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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By Emily Foxhall | March 27, 2014
As drivers whizzed north on the San Joaquin Hills (73) toll road Thursday, some veered right toward the cash tollbooths at the Catalina View Mainline Toll Plaza rather than continue through the FasTrak lanes. They discovered that where seven tollbooths once stood sentry, only six remained. Construction crews had removed the center booth earlier that morning in preparation for the toll road - as well as the three others in Orange County - to go cashless. The drivers chose among the other open lanes, shelled out the $6 weekday fee for their cars and continued on their way. Come May, at a specific date still to be determined, traffic will be routed instead through the automated lanes.
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By Emily Foxhall | October 14, 2013
When a guest at the Westin South Coast Plaza pulled open the curtains Monday morning, a 96-foot Christmas tree floated past the window. The South Coast Plaza holiday tree had arrived at the Town Center Park on Anton Boulevard in Costa Mesa after a journey of more than 600 miles. A dozen workers from the tree company helped to guide the 20,000-pound white fir, suspended from a 235-ton crane, toward an awaiting 10-foot hole. Several South Coast Plaza employees were also on hand.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
Crane, Lloyd Norval (Curly) passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 28, 2012 in the Costa Mesa home where he has lived all of his life.  Lloyd was born June 30, 1930 in Hawthorne, California.  He is one of seven siblings born to Martin and Emma Crane and was predeceased by his parents and five of his siblings.  He is survived by a sister, Virginia Easton of Irvine.  Lloyd worked for Seal's Ambulance Service for a number of years as an...
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | August 17, 2010
A 65-year-old Irvine man involved in a cycling accident along Newport Coast Drive earlier this month has died, police confirmed Tuesday. Dan Crane was injured at 6:40 p.m. Aug. 3 when his bicycle collided with a Land Rover on the far right lane, where the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway merges with the southbound lanes of Newport Coast Drive, said Sgt. Steve Burdette of the Newport Beach Police Department. Crane was transported to Mission Hospital shortly after the accident. He was able to give a statement and showed good recollection of the incident, Burdette said.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | April 17, 2009
A 70,000-pound, 60-foot-long boom crane wrecked on the southbound 405 Freeway just north of Harbor Boulevard on Friday morning, crashing through a sound wall and throwing debris into a backyard swimming pool that borders the freeway. The crane was traveling southbound on the freeway shortly before 6 a.m. Friday when the right front tire of the vehicle separated and became entangled in the undercarriage of the vehicle, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Paul Pines said. The crane careened across three lanes of the freeway before crashing through a sound wall and another retaining wall, tossing brick and debris onto a residential swimming pool.
NEWS
October 24, 2008
Because it’s still two months before Christmas, the executives working in offices at the tops of the tall buildings across Bristol Street from South Coast Plaza must have been confused Friday morning as a 96-foot-tall fir tree floated in front of their windows. The tree is one of many in a long line of evergreen trees that have been a holiday staple in Costa Mesa for more than a quarter-century. This year’s tree is a 60-year-old white fir that was carted all the way from Mt. Shasta at the northern tip of California.
NEWS
By Jack Salisbury | August 22, 2008
A downed power line slowed traffic and forced a number of drivers onto the freeway following a construction-related accident in Costa Mesa on Friday morning. Costa Mesa Transportation Service Manager Raja Sephuraman said the power line went down during construction on Fairview Road just south of the 405 Freeway. The city’s contractor, Griffith Company, was working on the project to widen the road when a crane came into contact with a control line — a line used to support the pole.
NEWS
May 7, 2007
loving wife of 50 years to the late Theodore J. Crane, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 5, 2007.   Born on August 3, 1930 in British Columbia, Joyce moved to California in 1938.   She attended South Pasadena-San Marino High School and graduated from Occidental College, where she earned her teaching credential and was a member of Delta Omicron Tau.   Joyce taught in public school and was a director for Head Start.   Joyce is survived by her four devoted daughters - Betsy (Steve)
BUSINESS
By By Dave Brooks | January 30, 2006
Rutan and Tucker, a law firm that grew up with Orange County, celebrates its 100th birthday.Tom Crane doesn't have to look far to see his firm's progress. From the window of his 14th-floor office at the Comerica building just off Anton Boulevard, Crane enjoys dazzling views of the new Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Plaza and several office developments on old lima bean farms. "We've been involved in nearly all of this," said Crane, the managing partner of Rutan and Tucker LLP, Orange County's largest law firm.
NEWS
August 30, 2003
Lolita Harper O say, if you can't see it -- by the dawn's early light, or any light -- you should forget about the oversized show of patriotism on the campus and walk right into Hoag Hospital for an eye examination. Members of Celebration USA Inc. teamed up with hospital officials Friday to produce a 30-foot-by-50-foot display of Old Glory, hanging from the crane used for construction of Hoag's Women's Pavilion, in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Before a spellbound audience outside the site, the 42-pound flag was hoisted to the top of the Liebherr crane, which is being used to build the state-of-the-art facility.
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