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NEWS
January 21, 2003
ON THE AGENDA FAIRVIEW PARK Council members tonight will consider transferring the periodic review of the Fairview Park Master Plan to the parks and recreation commission. At the Dec. 16 meeting, the City Council evaluated the annual report on the city's large and rugged park. It was then that council members suggested the future review by their appointed parks commissioners. To formally transfer the responsibility, the council must revise a section of the City Council policy to reflect the change.
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NEWS
September 7, 2003
COSTA MESA City Council asking 'whose park is it anyway?' Some Swan Drive residents are closer to owning property that they have already encroached upon in Fairview Park. Tuesday, the City Council approved researching what it would take to sell the land and to start negotiating with these residents. Two things have to happen for the sale to happen: all the homeowners who encroach have to participate and the county has to approve the sale. And the council directed staff to create a policy to deal with the removal and replacement of city-owned trees that cause damage to the street, the sidewalk or somebody's property.
NEWS
February 25, 2012
Re "Irvine's PSA seeks to deter wrecks," Feb. 19: Irvine traffic signals are exquisitely asynchronous. They are impeccably interminable as eight lane directions (through and turn) languidly separately proceed, plus time delays. Drivers park in place or stomp gas pedals. Lowered mileage with increased component wear gorge Irvine sales tax. Pollution emissions empower heinous regulation and its political gains. Paralyzed traffic enrages and entraps, feeding traffic court productivity.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
The promotion of the Newport Dunes Resort Hotel has been artfully and professionally crafted by those who will profit from it. It is appealing to all the local businesses, again for the financial gain involved. The city of Newport Beach also plans to profit handsomely from the revenue and business involved. The location is central to the prime traffic area of our city. The losers are those of us who live here and try to drive the streets, which are already crowded with cars and an excess of traffic signals.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | February 25, 2006
It's too early to tear up plans for a bridge that would connect Gisler Avenue in Costa Mesa with Garfield Avenue in Fountain Valley, but preliminary findings of a study show traffic could be eased without building the bridge. The proposal for the Santa Ana River bridge, which is in the county's master transportation plan for the area, has long been a source of concern for Costa Mesa residents, and the City Council has stood firmly against it. Although Costa Mesa doesn't want the bridge, Fountain Valley does.
NEWS
By James P. Gray | September 17, 2011
In 2004, I took an unpaid leave of absence from my duties as a trial court judge and ran for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. I knew I would not win the election, but I was so upset at the direction our country was headed that I wanted to be a part of the discussion. Frankly speaking, it was a waste of time and effort. President George W. Bush's conceding the election in California virtually from the outset resulted in the senatorial campaign of Republican Bill Jones simply never getting off the ground.
NEWS
July 28, 2012
A 41-year-old man died after a vehicle he was traveling in struck a traffic signal pole on Irvine Center Drive, Irvine police said. John Hwan Kim of Laguna Woods was dead when police arrived to the scene of the crash in the 8800 block north of Hubble about 12:40 a.m. Friday, according to the Irvine Police Department. Kim was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash, police said. Police do not believe alcohol was a factor. Irvine Center Drive was closed to northbound traffic between Research Drive and Bake Parkway on Friday morning and afternoon, and workers continued work about 4:15 p.m. Friday on repairing the signal, Cmdr.
NEWS
July 22, 2011
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing batteries from traffic signals located in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, officials said Thursday. An officer who stopped Ricardo Urizar, 28, of Los Angeles, for a traffic violation July 12 noticed 22 batteries in the bed of the rented truck Urizar was driving, according to a news release from the Newport Beach Police Department. Police said Urizar intended to sell the batteries he allegedly stole from the boxes, which had locks that he cut off. The batteries are used as backup in case of power failures, according to the release.
LOCAL
August 19, 2008
A swath of Costa Mesa residents experienced a power outage Tuesday afternoon after a power line on Fair Drive short-circuited, Southern California Edison officials said. From 1:43 to 4:17 p.m. an undetermined number of Costa Mesa customers went without electricity as Edison workers worked to restore power. The outage also darkened many traffic signals in the area. The Costa Mesa police station and City Hall ran on back-up generators during the outage, officials said. Homes between Harbor Boulevard and Santa Ana Avenue and between Wilson Street and Arlington Drive were affected.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | April 19, 2010
A San Clemente woman is asking for Costa Mesa to pay more than $42,000 in medical expenses because she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle at Fairview Road and Fair Drive in November. In the claim filed against the city March 17, Katelyn Obbards, 18, blames the signals at the Costa Mesa intersection for not giving her enough time to cross before she was hit by a Dodge Intrepid after midnight Nov. 18. Obbards claims that when she and her friend were riding their bikes eastbound on Fair Drive and when they got to the corner of Fairview Road, the Fair Drive light turned green, permitting them to cross.
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