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October 31, 2002
Bristol Street offramp from northbound I-405 closes tonight at 10 p.m. and is expected to reopen by Nov. 15. It is recommended that motorists use the MacArthur Boulevard exit.
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March 5, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Police Wednesday arrested a second suspect in connection with a hit-and-run in Santa Ana. The woman, they say, was behind the wheel of a Cadillac that injured a 14-year-old girl as she ran through traffic. Amanda Aie Sananikone, 21, of Anaheim, was taken to the Santa Ana Police Department jail and booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, authorities said. The girl was crossing the intersection at Bristol Street and 17th Street near Santa Ana College against a red signal on Monday afternoon when she was struck by two vehicles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2001
Costa Mesa is looking for people who want to serve on its new Bristol Street Oversight Committee. The committee will help city staff make recommendations to city leaders about the future of Bristol Street. The committee will help set goals, objectives and provide direction for land-use policies for the area from the San Diego Freeway south to Red Hill Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
Police are searching for a mental health patient who has threatened to kill children at a Garden Grove elementary school, authorities said. Norris Phuoc Nguyen, 23, escaped Friday afternoon from Royale Health Care Center at Bristol Street and Warner Avenue, where he was being treated for various mental health issues, authorities said. Nguyen has stated his intent to take “total control” of an elementary school in Garden Grove, targeting children and a specific teacher. “He has written manifestos and other writings that are extremely extensive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
With the commitment of $5.3 million in federal transportation money last week, the long-planned widening of Bristol Street is scheduled to begin in August. "That money was very important," Mayor Miguel A. Pulido Jr. said. "It closed the gap, and we are now fully funded to begin phase one." When the $120-million project is complete, Bristol Street will have a landscaped median. The city also plans to create parks on either side of the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996 | JEFF KASS
Property owners who hoped to open a lawn mower sales and repair shop in the Bristol Corridor redevelopment zone have sued the city, alleging that it will neither let them open the business nor buy the properties. In their suit filed Wednesday in Superior Court, Paul X. Le and Ly Thi Phan say that they bought the two Bristol Street parcels in 1992. Le said he was then informed by the city that he could not open a business because of the Bristol Street widening project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1993
A massive $335-million redevelopment plan for the city's "blighted" Bristol Street corridor was delivered a setback Friday when a state appellate court ordered city officials to identify replacement housing for residents who would be displaced by the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2002
A Newport Beach woman was killed Saturday when her bicycle was struck by a car on Bristol Street south of Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa, police said. The woman turned in front of a car traveling in the same direction, and the driver was unable to stop, Sgt. Phil Myers said. The accident occurred about 12:10 p.m. The identity of the 41-year-old has not been released.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation may still be gripped in the throes of recession, but one economic indicator in Orange County still appears bullish: The freeway ramps leading to South Coast Plaza are jammed with traffic. Unfortunately, the snarl at the notorious Bristol Street overpass--feeding the mega-mall's main entrance--has been a regular part of recent holiday seasons. During the height of the shopping day, a queue of cars routinely forms at the off-ramps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1992 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Amid the maze of concrete overpasses, connector roads and black belts of highway that make up the congestion-plagued "Orange Crush" freeway interchange, John Basharyar's Arco mini-market stands as quiet as a mausoleum. The same can be said for half a dozen shops down the street, where business is down as much as 75%. At a nearby apartment complex, so many people have moved out over the past year that the manager was forced to slash rents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Jason Felch
A mentally ill man who had threatened to terrorize a Garden Grove elementary school was back in custody Saturday night, about 24 hours after escaping from his Santa Ana mental health facility, officials said. Norris Phuoc Nguyen, 23, escaped Friday afternoon from Royale Health Care Center at Bristol Street and Warner Avenue, where he was being treated for various mental health issues, authorities said. Nguyen had earlier said he intended to take “total control” of an elementary school in Garden Grove, targeting children and a specific teacher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2007 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana resident Jose Contreras, 77, had great hopes for the Bristol Street expansion project, believing that the road-widening would spruce up his tough-luck neighborhood. To make room for two new lanes, the city bought the home next to Contreras' for $565,000 in August. But when his longtime neighbors left in September and vagrants began slipping through the boarded-up back door, Contreras began to question the way the city was going about the widening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2006
Portions of the Garden Grove Freeway near the Orange Crush will be closed in both directions over the weekend. Westbound closure: 9 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday Between the Costa Mesa and Santa Ana freeways. Eastbound closure: 11 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday Between the Bristol Street onramp and the Main Street offramp. Source: Orange County Transportation Authority
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2004 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Striking a critical compromise with Costa Mesa civic leaders, Orange County transit planners now recommend that the proposed CenterLine light-rail system skirt South Coast Plaza and go underground for a short distance on Avenue of the Arts. The changes represent a major concession for the Orange County Transportation Authority, whose initial elevated route faced stiff opposition from elected officials and an alliance of influential business interests, including C.J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Bristol Street offramp from the northbound San Diego Freeway in Costa Mesa will remain closed another week because recent rains slowed efforts to rebuild the exit, Caltrans officials said. The ramp, which is being redesigned to eliminate dangerous weaving by drivers trying to exit at Bristol while others merge into northbound traffic, is now scheduled to reopen Nov. 22. Caltrans had planned to put the exit back into service Friday after a two-week closure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2002
Bristol Street offramp from northbound I-405 closes tonight at 10 p.m. and is expected to reopen by Nov. 15. It is recommended that motorists use the MacArthur Boulevard exit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1994 | By LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of Santa Ana's controversial Bristol Corridor Redevelopment Project faced off with city officials in Superior Court on Friday, arguing that the city has not complied with a state appellate court ruling that it find new housing for hundreds of families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2007 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana resident Jose Contreras, 77, had great hopes for the Bristol Street expansion project, believing that the road-widening would spruce up his tough-luck neighborhood. To make room for two new lanes, the city bought the home next to Contreras' for $565,000 in August. But when his longtime neighbors left in September and vagrants began slipping through the boarded-up back door, Contreras began to question the way the city was going about the widening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2002 | Dana Parsons
Palm trees on Bristol Street, smack in the middle of Santa Ana? What is this, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills? What's next, a Gucci store to replace the Bristol Swap Mall? All right, not to get too carried away with my own metaphor, but there's the whiff of change in the air and right now it's coming from the asphalting on Bristol, where the city of Santa Ana is widening the street, putting in a permanent median and planting trees. That's done every day in America, but not that often in low-income neighborhoods where many residents speak limited English and don't have lots of money to spend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2002
A Newport Beach woman was killed Saturday when her bicycle was struck by a car on Bristol Street south of Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa, police said. The woman turned in front of a car traveling in the same direction, and the driver was unable to stop, Sgt. Phil Myers said. The accident occurred about 12:10 p.m. The identity of the 41-year-old has not been released.
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