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September 16, 2010
Stephen Stewart's letter provides his partisan beliefs about air traffic in Orange County ("Sounding Off: El Toro airport would have been a loser," Sept. 2). Stewart asserts that since John Wayne Airport (JWA) traffic is down 8% (due to the recession), this proves that there was no need for a larger airport at El Toro. This reasoning does not include all the facts. JWA is a small airport with a single 5700-foot runway that can accommodate only medium-sized airplanes. El Toro has two 10,000-foot runways and two 8,000-foot runways (they are still there)
NEWS
February 1, 2014
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to develop more than 100 acres of county-owned land at the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine. The agreement with Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises lays out a three-phase plan for the property, which is adjacent to Irvine's Great Park. The board also approved funding for the first phase and business plan, which includes environmental reviews and the development of a master plan to guide how the area is used, according to a county news release.
NEWS
September 1, 2010
Let me be the first one to give kudos to Donald Nyre for finally writing a letter without his tired old trademark mention of "turn on the lights" at El Toro ("Mailbag: More JWA passengers not wanted," Aug. 27). Also, kudos to Nyre for finally realizing what most of the county has known all along: we never did and never will need additional airport capacity. He affirmed this by saying, "Next year's capacity limit of 10.8 million annual passengers is not expected to be reached until 2022, according to the FAA's latest Terminal Area Forecast for John Wayne Airport.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | October 13, 2012
LAKE FOREST - A potential game-tying shot ricocheted off the post with one second left to provide frustration for the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team, while giving confidence to El Toro. The final buzzer sounded and the Chargers earned a huge comeback victory, an upset, while the Sailors were left with learning a lesson the hard way. El Toro used strong momentum to rally for an 11-10 nonleague win in its pool Saturday. The Chargers outscored Newport Harbor, 8-4, in the second half, including 4-1 in the third quarter.
FEATURES
January 12, 2006
In her eloquent letter about El Toro, Bonnie O'Neil seems to assume Newport Beach will remain an airport victim if El Toro is not opened, ("Losing the airport war will spoil our community," Jan 8.) I believe somewhat the opposite is true, since 60% of Irvine is closer to John Wayne Airport than it is to El Toro. You see, the runway at John Wayne Airport points in the wrong direction for flights to the east, and without El Toro, pilots can turn and will turn before flying on and on the wrong way. The upside for no El Toro is that South County becomes available for aviation flying to and from John Wayne Airport.
NEWS
January 8, 2005
I am 100% in favor of the use of El Toro as an international airport. I think Mayor James Hahn should be commended for his latest attempts to save this valuable asset. All of Orange County would benefit from the use of the existing airport when converted to an international one. Rep. Christopher Cox should hang his head in shame for not representing the entire population of his district instead of the monied few he seems to prefer. I hope the voters will remember this when election time comes around.
NEWS
June 12, 2003
Hold on to your seats. And your caps. The grounded roller coaster has been patched up enough that we can take another ride on the El Toro Express. Meanwhile, the Agran Ark launched on the lake in the Great Park has sprung a leak. And the victory champagne Rep. Chris Cox was sharing with his Navy and development pals has gone flat. The new ride may be bumpy, but at least there's movement. So climb aboard. All this, of course, because Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has asked the federal government to allow him to run a commercial airport at the closed El Toro Marine Air Base, where Cox and his beloved "private sector" are setting up shop.
NEWS
January 4, 2003
Bryce Alderton A patient offensive attack yielded plenty of goals to go around for the Newport Harbor High girls water polo team against nonleague foe El Toro Friday at Newport Harbor High. Seven Sailors tallied goals for Newport (7-2) which bested the Chargers (6-2), 13-7, six days following a dramatic 8-7 defeat at the hands of undefeated Foothill. Senior driver Jenna Murphy led the Sailor attack with three goals, two assists and two steals while four Newport players scored two goals.
NEWS
August 7, 2002
Esther Fine Charles H. Loos may have been a journalist at one time, but his Aug. 2 letter (Community Commentary, "El Toro isn't the only option for an international airport," Friday) certainly lacked the required investigative qualities necessary for providing good reporting. Loos questioned the money spent on the planning and promoting of an El Toro airport, finding it a waste that could have gone for more welfare programs or infrastructure projects.
NEWS
November 16, 2003
Steve Virgen Momentum was a huge factor in a high-powered, evenly matched CIF Southern Section Division I boys water polo quarterfinal Saturday morning. Almost every time Newport Harbor High seemed to have grabbed it, El Toro was there to steal it back. Coach Don Stoll's Chargers were also opportunistic and made more key plays to earn a 10-7 victory over Newport at El Toro. The Chargers (23-6), champions of the South Coast League, collected three goals in which each of the tallies came less than 19 seconds after the Sailors had scored.
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NEWS
February 1, 2014
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to develop more than 100 acres of county-owned land at the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine. The agreement with Los Angeles-based Lowe Enterprises lays out a three-phase plan for the property, which is adjacent to Irvine's Great Park. The board also approved funding for the first phase and business plan, which includes environmental reviews and the development of a master plan to guide how the area is used, according to a county news release.
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NEWS
By Tony Barboza | January 27, 2014
More than 1,900 acres of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine have been cleaned up and removed from  the list  of the nation's most hazardous sites after more than two decades, the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  announced Monday. Officials say $165 million in soil removal and groundwater treatment by the  U.S. Navy  and local water agencies has cleaned up contamination at much of the old World War II-era air base, to the point that it no longer poses a risk to human health or the environment.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 28, 2013
LAKE FOREST - The message was not exactly new, but Newport Harbor High girls' water polo coach Bill Barnett gave it to his girls anyway before Saturday's nonleague game at El Toro. Barnett told his players that he wanted to see them play good defense to start the game. And it was mission accomplished for the Sailors after posting a 10-5 victory. Newport Harbor (4-1) limited El Toro (3-3) to just three goals in the final three quarters. The host Chargers did seem to be making it interesting before the Sailors put the clamps down.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 10, 2013
LAKE FOREST - Wearing all-black uniforms is a new thing for the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer team. "It's sick," senior forward Miranda Stiver said of the uniform the Sea Kings wore Tuesday night, which featured baby blue trim and white numbers. "I love it. " Stiver said CdM has four new jerseys and three new colors of shorts. There will be no shortage of accessorizing options for CdM. "That's a really nice thing for the season," Stiver said. "I think the girls are really excited for that, especially for our senior year.
SPORTS
September 17, 2013
NEWPORT HARBOR •The Newport Harbor High Sailors' next game is against another defending CIF Southern Section champion. And they are familiar with these Sea Kings. Newport Harbor (1-1), ranked No. 6 in the Southwest Division, plays rival Corona del Mar (3-0) in the Battle of the Bay at Orange Coast College on Friday at 7 p.m. The Sailors have won the last six games against CdM in the annual game. Newport Harbor holds a 38-13 edge in the series. CdM, the defending two-time CIF Southern Section Southern Division champion, is ranked No. 1 in the Southern Division.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | September 13, 2013
MISSION VIEJO - On, of all days, Friday the 13th, the Corona del Mar High football team extended its school-best winning streak to 13 games. The Sea Kings cannot even lose on a day that's considered unlucky. They continued their impressive stretch that dates back to last season, edging El Toro, 24-21, at Trabuco Hills High. The Sea Kings' winning streak was in jeopardy on the game's final play. They figured a way for it not to end because of a tie. Before El Toro lined up to kick a 30-yard field-goal try to even the game, CdM Coach Scott Meyer told his players to let it all hang out. With six seconds left, they overloaded the left side and one player came off the edge untouched.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013
The return of the George Yardley Tournament proved to be beneficial for the Newport Harbor High boys' basketball team in more ways than one. The Sailors finished a solid fourth out of 16 teams. In addition, the tournament ran smoothly, said assistant coach Jason Carey. Carey said the 15 teams, including Mater Dei, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Estancia and Sage Hill, plan to return to the summer tournament next year. The Yardley tournament returned this season after a one-year absence.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | October 13, 2012
LAKE FOREST - A potential game-tying shot ricocheted off the post with one second left to provide frustration for the Newport Harbor High boys' water polo team, while giving confidence to El Toro. The final buzzer sounded and the Chargers earned a huge comeback victory, an upset, while the Sailors were left with learning a lesson the hard way. El Toro used strong momentum to rally for an 11-10 nonleague win in its pool Saturday. The Chargers outscored Newport Harbor, 8-4, in the second half, including 4-1 in the third quarter.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | August 17, 2012
A new Wild Rivers location is expected to open in May 2014 in Irvine with a 25-year lease. The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the park's construction and operation at its July 30 meeting. The Irvine Co. did not renew its lease with Wild Rivers last October, leading the water park to close, according to the Los Angeles Times. Its last day was Sept. 25. The location, next to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, was open for 27 years. "We are pleased to be bringing apartments to the greater Irvine Spectrum area," said Irvine Co. spokeswoman Erin Freeman.
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