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By Bradley Zint | September 16, 2013
Signature gatherers have combined to protest a proposed parking lot in Fairview Park. A paper petition started last week by some Pacific Avenue residents is joining Benjamin Yessayian's Change.org petition, titled "City of Costa Mesa: Keep Fairview Park natural and Pacific Avenue safe. " The Costa Mesa resident's online petition started Friday. As of about 4:30 p.m. Monday, it had 266 supporters from throughout Orange County. The combined petition effort seeks to reverse the Parks and Recreation Commission's 4-1 vote - with Commissioner Bob Graham dissenting - on Aug. 22 that approved some design concepts for a 10-space parking lot and playground area at the end of Pacific Avenue, within the 208-acre park's southeastern quadrant.
NEWS
July 15, 2002
POLICE FILES COSTA MESA Avenue of the Arts: A woman was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public in the 3400 block at 1:25 a.m. Sunday. Bear Street: A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary in the 3300 block at 2:25 p.m. Friday. Olympic Avenue: A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violating parole and attempted murder in the 13000 block at 8:35 p.m. Friday. Pacific Avenue: A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault, resisting an officer and loud and unreasonable noise in the 2100 block at 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
NEWS
January 4, 2005
POLICE FILES NEWPORT BEACH Clay Street: Illegal fireworks were reported in the 1900 block at 9:35 p.m. Sunday. Cliff Drive: A suspicious vehi- cle was reported in the 2500 block at 4:32 a.m. Monday. Poinsettia Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 400 block at 9:19 a.m. Monday. Sherington Place: Officers were called to keep the peace in the 1900 block at 11:59 a.m. Monday. COSTA MESA West 19th Street: A fight was reported in the 800 block at 12:31 a.m. Friday.
NEWS
By Beau Nicolette and Bradley Zint | August 23, 2013
Costa Mesa's Parks and Recreation Commission approved a conceptual design for a Fairview Park parking lot Thursday evening, but a councilwoman who attended the highly contentious session plans to appeal the commission's decision. The five-member panel heard 21 speakers who were universally against adding the 10-space lot at the northern terminus of Pacific Avenue. In the end, the commission voted 4 to 1 - with Commissioner Bob Graham dissenting - to approve the design. Councilwoman Sandy Genis said Friday that she will appeal the decision, forcing the issue to go before the City Council.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | September 18, 2013
The Costa Mesa City Council voted early Wednesday to add a turnaround space at Fairview Park as a potential compromise to a proposed parking lot, which had been opposed by residents. But a vocal group of people attending the nearly seven-hour council session weren't happy with that decision either, contending that the city should be hands-off and keep the park natural. The 3-2 decision - with Councilwomen Sandy Genis and Wendy Leece dissenting - overrode the Parks and Recreation Commission's design approval for a 10-space lot within the park's southwestern quadrant.
LOCAL
February 12, 2008
AREA 1 Monrovia Avenue: A vehicle was reported burglarized near West 18th Street at 12:18 a.m. Sunday. Pacific Avenue: A vehicle was reported burglarized on the 2100 block at 7:11 a.m. Sunday. Pacific Avenue: A vehicle was reported burglarized on the 2100 block at 8:17 a.m. Sunday. Pacific Avenue: A vehicle was reported burglarized on the 2100 block at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Mindanao Drive: A vehicle was reported stolen on the 2900 block at 8:36 a.m. Sunday.
NEWS
September 25, 2009
A driver likely speeding in Costa Mesa on Friday morning lost control of his vehicle and hit two light poles, shearing one of them in half, authorities said. Matthew Cheeks, 31, was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana just after 2 a.m. Friday with cuts and bruises to his head after crashing on westbound Victoria Street. Cheeks, of Huntington Beach, was likely speeding down the street when he hit a curb, which sent him careening to the opposite side of the street and into two light poles near Pacific Avenue, said Lt. Mark Manley.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | September 13, 2013
After hearing criticism about a parking lot planned for inside Fairview Park, Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer proffered a potential solution during his Meet the Mayor session Thursday night. What if the proposed 10-space lot at the end of Pacific Avenue were replaced with a simple turnaround, which the Fire Department needs for its vehicles, and no parking? Most of the attendees remaining, many of whom were standing in the street a few feet from where the lot would be constructed, seemed to like the idea.
NEWS
By Jamie Rowe | September 16, 2013
The Banning Ranch Conservancy has entered the fray over a proposed parking lot at Fairview Park. Terry Welsh, president of the Newport Beach-based environmental group, urged recipients in a weekend email to attend Costa Mesa's City Council meeting Tuesday to protest the plan, which calls for 10 parking spaces and a nearby children's play area at the north end of Pacific Avenue. He outlined four arguments against the development, saying the lot isn't needed and that park-goers would end up possibly "trudging across an area of high biological sensitivity.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 9, 2013
The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider a rehearing of a Fairview Park project that outside experts contend may harm known Native American archaeological sites. The project includes a hotly contested turnaround where the north end of Pacific Avenue enters the 208-acre park. It also includes an adjacent children's play area. If the council majority approves holding a rehearing, it would take place at a future council meeting, city officials said. Councilwoman Sandy Genis, who serves as a council liaison on the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee, requested the rehearing.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | November 6, 2013
Experts weighed in on Fairview Park's archaeological significance Wednesday evening, with one speaker urging preservation and another expressing more skepticism as to what's underneath the ground. The park's citizens advisory committee met in the Neighborhood Community Center in a session that attracted some 75 attendees. The 208-acre park in Costa Mesa contains the Fairview Indian Site, an archaeological remnant of a Native American village that's been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 15, 2013
In basic terms, it was an appeal of an appeal. And the Costa Mesa City Council majority denied it. Councilwoman Sandy Genis' request for a rehearing of a contentious planned turnaround within Fairview Park was turned down on a 3-2 vote Tuesday evening. Genis and Councilwoman Wendy Leece had hoped the turnaround, which would be accessed at the northern end of Pacific Avenue, would be up for more council consideration given new information that came to light since its Sept.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 9, 2013
The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider a rehearing of a Fairview Park project that outside experts contend may harm known Native American archaeological sites. The project includes a hotly contested turnaround where the north end of Pacific Avenue enters the 208-acre park. It also includes an adjacent children's play area. If the council majority approves holding a rehearing, it would take place at a future council meeting, city officials said. Councilwoman Sandy Genis, who serves as a council liaison on the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee, requested the rehearing.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | October 5, 2013
Representatives from two Native American tribes visited Fairview Park on Saturday as a reminder that their ancestors inhabited the bluffs there for thousands of years. At the end of Pacific Avenue in Costa Mesa, the group's leader, Rebecca Robles, explained why they were there. "We want them to know our story," she said. "We want them to know our plight. " She stood where Costa Mesa City Council had considered installing a parking lot but last month instead approved creating only a turnaround.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | September 18, 2013
The Costa Mesa City Council voted early Wednesday to add a turnaround space at Fairview Park as a potential compromise to a proposed parking lot, which had been opposed by residents. But a vocal group of people attending the nearly seven-hour council session weren't happy with that decision either, contending that the city should be hands-off and keep the park natural. The 3-2 decision - with Councilwomen Sandy Genis and Wendy Leece dissenting - overrode the Parks and Recreation Commission's design approval for a 10-space lot within the park's southwestern quadrant.
NEWS
By Jamie Rowe | September 16, 2013
The Banning Ranch Conservancy has entered the fray over a proposed parking lot at Fairview Park. Terry Welsh, president of the Newport Beach-based environmental group, urged recipients in a weekend email to attend Costa Mesa's City Council meeting Tuesday to protest the plan, which calls for 10 parking spaces and a nearby children's play area at the north end of Pacific Avenue. He outlined four arguments against the development, saying the lot isn't needed and that park-goers would end up possibly "trudging across an area of high biological sensitivity.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | September 16, 2013
Signature gatherers have combined to protest a proposed parking lot in Fairview Park. A paper petition started last week by some Pacific Avenue residents is joining Benjamin Yessayian's Change.org petition, titled "City of Costa Mesa: Keep Fairview Park natural and Pacific Avenue safe. " The Costa Mesa resident's online petition started Friday. As of about 4:30 p.m. Monday, it had 266 supporters from throughout Orange County. The combined petition effort seeks to reverse the Parks and Recreation Commission's 4-1 vote - with Commissioner Bob Graham dissenting - on Aug. 22 that approved some design concepts for a 10-space parking lot and playground area at the end of Pacific Avenue, within the 208-acre park's southeastern quadrant.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | September 13, 2013
After hearing criticism about a parking lot planned for inside Fairview Park, Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer proffered a potential solution during his Meet the Mayor session Thursday night. What if the proposed 10-space lot at the end of Pacific Avenue were replaced with a simple turnaround, which the Fire Department needs for its vehicles, and no parking? Most of the attendees remaining, many of whom were standing in the street a few feet from where the lot would be constructed, seemed to like the idea.
NEWS
By Bill Gilbert | September 3, 2013
Those who attended the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting Aug. 22 saw the overwhelming majority of commissioners approve a radical and damaging change to Fairview Park, Costa Mesa's precious resource. In doing so, they rejected the views of their own advisers, as well as the important ideas of 22 speakers. Fairview is a park for all Costa Mesa residents. It is important to keep the original intent of the park, a place in which the natural world is more important than swing sets and sandboxes.
NEWS
By Beau Nicolette and Bradley Zint | August 23, 2013
Costa Mesa's Parks and Recreation Commission approved a conceptual design for a Fairview Park parking lot Thursday evening, but a councilwoman who attended the highly contentious session plans to appeal the commission's decision. The five-member panel heard 21 speakers who were universally against adding the 10-space lot at the northern terminus of Pacific Avenue. In the end, the commission voted 4 to 1 - with Commissioner Bob Graham dissenting - to approve the design. Councilwoman Sandy Genis said Friday that she will appeal the decision, forcing the issue to go before the City Council.
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