CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994 |
Concerns about disturbing the habitat of the California gnatcatcher prompted the City Council on Tuesday to authorize a new parking area for the Smith's Festival of Ballooning at Tustin Ranch later this month. The small songbird is listed as a threatened species. When a permit was granted in August for the hot-air balloon festival, one of the designated parking lots was on Irvine Co. property next to Tustin Ranch Road and Pioneer Way.