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By Chris Bunyan | November 13, 2009
Jan Vandersloot will be remembered for being many things to many people. He was a husband, father, physician and unyielding, tireless fighter for the environment. When Vandersloot suddenly passed away Nov. 4, the world lost a wonderful man. If you did not know Vandersloot then you may have seen the products of his labors when you walked at Bolsa Chica State Park, rode your bike through Fairview Park, or when you surfed the waters off Huntington Beach. To Vandersloot there was no part of nature that was too small to protect.
NEWS
December 7, 2009
Friends and family of the late environmentalist Jan Vandersloot remembered him at a memorial service on Sunday as the guy camped out in beach chair collecting signatures in front of the Sav-On Pharmacy, a tireless champion of Orange County’s wetlands and wildlife. “He leaves behind a legacy of leadership and inspiration, along with hundreds of square miles of wetlands he helped preserve,” said Paul Arms, a member of the California League of Conservation Voters.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | December 7, 2009
Friends and family remembered the late environmentalist Jan Vandersloot as a tireless figure camped out in a beach chair collecting signatures in front of the Sav-on Pharmacy, a champion of Orange County’s wetlands and wildlife. “He leaves behind a legacy of leadership and inspiration, along with hundreds of square miles of wetlands he helped preserve,” Paul Arms, a member of the California League of Conservation Voters, said at a Sunday memorial service for Vandersloot.
NEWS
November 20, 2009
A memorial service for Newport Beach environmentalist Jan Vandersloot is slated for 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Castaways Park, 700 Dover Drive. Vandersloot died suddenly at his Newport Beach home Nov. 4. He was 64. A dermatologist with a practice in Huntington Beach, Vandersloot was one of the founding members of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, a group dedicated to preserving the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach. He also helped found the Ocean Outfall group, which pushed for the Orange County Sanitation District to clean up wastewater being pumped offshore.
NEWS
November 11, 2009
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday paid tribute to late environmentalist Jan Vandersloot, commending his dedication to preserving Newport’s natural resources. Vandersloot, 64, died suddenly Nov. 4 at his Newport Beach home. City Council meetings won’t be the same without Vandersloot’s gentle prodding to respect Newport’s native plants and natural resources, Mayor Ed Selich said. “He was always a gentleman even when things didn’t go his way,” Selich said.
NEWS
September 28, 2000
I read with interest and dismay Jan Vandersloot's letter concerning Bob Wynn in the Aug. 29 edition. Wynn served as Newport Beach city manager for more than 20 years with honor and integrity and, in my view, contributed more than any other single person to making this city as great as it is today. He opposes the Greenlight initiative for very good reasons. We elect councilmen who we think will fairly represent our interests in complicated issues.
NEWS
June 9, 2002
Deirdre Newman NEWPORT BEACH -- Residents who attended a forum on water quality on Saturday were flooded with information about local organizations and city policies that focus on cleaner water. About 70 people attended the forum at the Oasis Senior Center, which was sponsored by SPON -- Stop Polluting Our Newport. In addition to enlightening attendees about the quality of local waterways, SPON also hoped to inspire them to action. A battle is looming on June 26 when the Orange County Sanitation District considers whether or not it will apply for another waiver to continue treating half of the sewage dumped into the ocean at a lower level than the rest.
NEWS
July 1, 2007
So we noticed this week that three notable environmentalists have announced their intentions to actively oppose the plan by architect Bill Ficker to place city hall on the patch of land near the corner of MacArthur and Coast Highway that is currently slated to be a passive park. To Allan Beek, Jean Watt and Jan Vandersloot, we applaud your willingness to step into the debate. It would be hard to imagine three who have cared more about the preservation of open space in Newport Beach than Beek, Watt and Vandersloot.
NEWS
November 6, 2003
June Casagrande A senior affordable housing complex at Lower Bayview Landing will be built, the California Coastal Commission decided Wednesday. The 7-4 commission vote to approve the city's permit request means that work should begin within six months to build 120 apartments for low-income seniors near the Newport Dunes on Jamboree Road near Coast Highway. Construction is expected to take about a year, meaning the project should be done mid-2005.
NEWS
November 2, 2003
Environmental extremes are dangerous There are three natural dangers in California: wildfires, earthquakes, and flooding. We know they will occur, but we live here anyway, figuring the benefits outweigh the risks. We mitigate the risks, with insurance, building and fire codes, wild land abatement programs, and flood control channels. Every person wants a pristine environment, but it takes balance. The environmental extremism view that Jan Vandersloot pushes forward leads to unreasonable risks.
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By Britney Barnes | May 12, 2010
Jan Vandersloot, a founding member of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, will be honored posthumously for his dedication to preserving the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The late Newport Beach resident on Sunday will be recognized as an outstanding wetlands community leader by the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. The award is part of the National Wetlands Awards Program that honors six individuals who have contributed to the preservation of the country’s wetlands through education, restoration or activism.
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FEATURES
By Candice Baker | December 30, 2009
The past 10 years have seen massive growth in Newport-Mesa, but they also have seen the deaths of some of the area’s biggest names. From firebrands to sparkling stars, each made their mark on the local scene. Here are a few. THEY ENTERTAINED US JOEY BISHOP, 89 Consummate host, comedian and local legend Joey Bishop died in October 2007 at his Lido Isle home. Bishop was the last surviving Rat Packer; his death signaled the conclusion of a feted age of martinis and dice.
NEWS
December 9, 2009
A wonderful human being was celebrated yesterday. Jan Vandersloot was a man of character. He was a valiant environmentalist, a tireless worker for something greater than self and a brilliant thinker with a good heart. Why didn’t we all follow him, all of us, not just the 200 or so souls who paid respects Sunday? Why were his causes always the long shot? What made him the underdog is our culture, our politics, our way of life. We are much too driven by the proverbial bottom line.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | December 7, 2009
Friends and family remembered the late environmentalist Jan Vandersloot as a tireless figure camped out in a beach chair collecting signatures in front of the Sav-on Pharmacy, a champion of Orange County’s wetlands and wildlife. “He leaves behind a legacy of leadership and inspiration, along with hundreds of square miles of wetlands he helped preserve,” Paul Arms, a member of the California League of Conservation Voters, said at a Sunday memorial service for Vandersloot.
NEWS
December 7, 2009
Friends and family of the late environmentalist Jan Vandersloot remembered him at a memorial service on Sunday as the guy camped out in beach chair collecting signatures in front of the Sav-On Pharmacy, a tireless champion of Orange County’s wetlands and wildlife. “He leaves behind a legacy of leadership and inspiration, along with hundreds of square miles of wetlands he helped preserve,” said Paul Arms, a member of the California League of Conservation Voters.
NEWS
November 20, 2009
A memorial service for Newport Beach environmentalist Jan Vandersloot is slated for 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Castaways Park, 700 Dover Drive. Vandersloot died suddenly at his Newport Beach home Nov. 4. He was 64. A dermatologist with a practice in Huntington Beach, Vandersloot was one of the founding members of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, a group dedicated to preserving the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach. He also helped found the Ocean Outfall group, which pushed for the Orange County Sanitation District to clean up wastewater being pumped offshore.
NEWS
By Chris Bunyan | November 13, 2009
Jan Vandersloot will be remembered for being many things to many people. He was a husband, father, physician and unyielding, tireless fighter for the environment. When Vandersloot suddenly passed away Nov. 4, the world lost a wonderful man. If you did not know Vandersloot then you may have seen the products of his labors when you walked at Bolsa Chica State Park, rode your bike through Fairview Park, or when you surfed the waters off Huntington Beach. To Vandersloot there was no part of nature that was too small to protect.
NEWS
November 11, 2009
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday paid tribute to late environmentalist Jan Vandersloot, commending his dedication to preserving Newport’s natural resources. Vandersloot, 64, died suddenly Nov. 4 at his Newport Beach home. City Council meetings won’t be the same without Vandersloot’s gentle prodding to respect Newport’s native plants and natural resources, Mayor Ed Selich said. “He was always a gentleman even when things didn’t go his way,” Selich said.
NEWS
July 1, 2007
So we noticed this week that three notable environmentalists have announced their intentions to actively oppose the plan by architect Bill Ficker to place city hall on the patch of land near the corner of MacArthur and Coast Highway that is currently slated to be a passive park. To Allan Beek, Jean Watt and Jan Vandersloot, we applaud your willingness to step into the debate. It would be hard to imagine three who have cared more about the preservation of open space in Newport Beach than Beek, Watt and Vandersloot.
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