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July 19, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST
City residents can learn more about a controversial plan to widen and realign Laguna Canyon Road when Orange County officials explain the options being considered at the City Council meeting tonight. Lawrence Halprin, a landscape architect hired to design the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, will also discuss how changes in the road would affect the parkland at the city's edge. The area under consideration involves a 4.
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February 4, 2004 | Jean-Paul Renaud, Times Staff Writer
The passenger in a sedan was killed early Tuesday when it spun out of control on Laguna Canyon Road and hit a eucalyptus tree, the California Highway Patrol reported. The victim was identified by the Orange County coroner's office as Mark Hering, 27, of Placentia. The driver, Josh Don Weidmann, 20, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs, CHP Officer Chris Goodwin said.
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NEWS
December 28, 1995 | From Times Staff Writers
About 25 business owners along rustic Laguna Canyon Road are seeking more than $5 million in damages, alleging that negligent construction practices on the San Joaquin Hills toll road project caused major property damage from flooding. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court by the Laguna Canyon Property Owners Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2003 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Caltrans broke ground Tuesday on a $28-million project to widen and realign part of scenic Laguna Canyon Road -- long-delayed improvements to reduce accidents along the dangerous rural highway and to restore environmentally sensitive watersheds. "Some of you have waited 10 years or more for this," Kenneth R. Smith, Orange County's director of public works, said during ceremonies in Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
To halt erosion from slopes along Laguna Canyon Road, transportation officials are seeking funding for a $1-million project to anchor the hillsides. The plan, endorsed by the Laguna Beach City Council last week, calls for wire mesh to be installed on the slopes from the Festival of Arts grounds to Canyon Acres Drive. Falling rocks and flowing debris have caused ongoing problems in that area, particularly last winter, when hillsides soaked by unusually heavy rains became unstable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1994 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 100 people gathered Saturday to stage another tollway protest and to talk future strategy. Organizers warned the group to prepare for the worst if bulldozers return Tuesday to begin construction on a 17-mile road stretching between Newport Beach and San Juan Capistrano. Laguna Beach Councilwoman Lida Lenney asked people to keep in touch and be ready to demonstrate Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents who want to help redesign Laguna Canyon Road from El Toro Road to the San Diego Freeway can apply to be part of a committee being formed for that purpose. While unwilling to endorse a design preferred by the county that calls for the winding road to be moved several hundred yards west of its location, the City Council has endorsed widening the road to four lanes and moving it away from three area lakes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The environmental impact of widening or realigning Laguna Canyon Road will be the subject of a meeting Thursday. The project, proposed by the Federal Highway Administration, Caltrans and the county, is designed to make the roadway safer. The project would also preserve the Laguna Lakes, currently being polluted by traffic and runoff. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Thurston Middle School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1999 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A three-car collision on Laguna Canyon Road fatally injured one man and tied up traffic for nearly six hours Monday, police said. The incident, which happened about 11:20 a.m. just south of the San Diego Freeway, began when the driver of a 1992 Honda Accord traveling southbound veered over the center line, sideswiping a northbound 1992 Acura driven by Wilson Szeto, 33, of Aliso Viejo, and sending Szeto's car onto the dirt shoulder, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Construction is scheduled to begin next year on a major widening and realignment of Laguna Canyon Road that was postponed for three years because of Orange County's bankruptcy, officials said Monday. The $23-million project will transform the winding and dangerous road from two to four lanes, add a wide shoulder for bicycle traffic, and move the road away from the Laguna Lakes. Officials said the changes will make the road safer and improve traffic flow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1999 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A three-car collision on Laguna Canyon Road fatally injured one man and tied up traffic for nearly six hours Monday, police said. The incident, which happened about 11:20 a.m. just south of the San Diego Freeway, began when the driver of a 1992 Honda Accord traveling southbound veered over the center line, sideswiping a northbound 1992 Acura driven by Wilson Szeto, 33, of Aliso Viejo, and sending Szeto's car onto the dirt shoulder, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
The environmental impact of widening or realigning Laguna Canyon Road will be the subject of a meeting Thursday. The project, proposed by the Federal Highway Administration, Caltrans and the county, is designed to make the roadway safer. The project would also preserve the Laguna Lakes, currently being polluted by traffic and runoff. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Thurston Middle School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1997 | LIZ SEYMOUR
Standing 130 feet up a hill, Brad Maule and Buddy Johnson watched a 4,000-pound boulder fall down the steep incline toward Laguna Canyon Road. They both yelled, "Look out!" but unlike most days, there were no cars zooming toward downtown. Instead, the cars were backed up--stopped dead, in fact--half a mile away as workers chipped loose boulders from the hillside to prevent the falling debris that nature pulls down each year. Maule and Johnson work for Hi-Tech Rockfall Construction Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Construction is scheduled to begin next year on a major widening and realignment of Laguna Canyon Road that was postponed for three years because of Orange County's bankruptcy, officials said Monday. The $23-million project will transform the winding and dangerous road from two to four lanes, add a wide shoulder for bicycle traffic, and move the road away from the Laguna Lakes. Officials said the changes will make the road safer and improve traffic flow.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1997 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sea lions frolic, dogs run free and fish glitter in Laguna Beach. And that's not even on the coast. Laguna Canyon Road offers a lot more than summer festivals, especially for animal lovers. EARLY AFTERNOON: 1 One sea lion was serenely sunning, half a dozen pups were splashing about, and two more were in intensive care.
NEWS
December 28, 1995 | From Times Staff Writers
About 25 business owners along rustic Laguna Canyon Road are seeking more than $5 million in damages, alleging that negligent construction practices on the San Joaquin Hills toll road project caused major property damage from flooding. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court by the Laguna Canyon Property Owners Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and OTTO STRONG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two drivers suffered massive injuries Monday when one apparently swerved over the double yellow line on Laguna Canyon Road in the latest in a series of crashes that have plagued the treacherous thoroughfare. The accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. about two miles north of El Toro Road. Glenn S. Magness, 32, driving south, crossed the double yellow line and crashed head-on into a Toyota Land Cruiser driven by Robert N.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1997 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sea lions frolic, dogs run free and fish glitter in Laguna Beach. And that's not even on the coast. Laguna Canyon Road offers a lot more than summer festivals, especially for animal lovers. EARLY AFTERNOON: 1 One sea lion was serenely sunning, half a dozen pups were splashing about, and two more were in intensive care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
To halt erosion from slopes along Laguna Canyon Road, transportation officials are seeking funding for a $1-million project to anchor the hillsides. The plan, endorsed by the Laguna Beach City Council last week, calls for wire mesh to be installed on the slopes from the Festival of Arts grounds to Canyon Acres Drive. Falling rocks and flowing debris have caused ongoing problems in that area, particularly last winter, when hillsides soaked by unusually heavy rains became unstable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Residents who want to help redesign Laguna Canyon Road from El Toro Road to the San Diego Freeway can apply to be part of a committee being formed for that purpose. While unwilling to endorse a design preferred by the county that calls for the winding road to be moved several hundred yards west of its location, the City Council has endorsed widening the road to four lanes and moving it away from three area lakes.
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