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July 28, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Overnight parking outside two mobile home parks on Old Newport Boulevard was restricted last week in response to complaints from merchants and residents who said people were sleeping in their cars. The City Council banned parking between 15th and 17th streets from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Residents of the El Nido and Snug Harbor trailer parks who obtain permits may still park overnight. Passes will be available for guests of park residents.
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May 1, 1998
A radar sign will boost efforts to slow speeding east-side drivers, who use the neighborhood's streets as alternatives to congested Newport Boulevard. The Automobile Club of Southern California lent the radar board to police through May 30. Earlier this week , the board was posted on East 19th Street, but the location will change regularly, Traffic Officer Eric Reinholtz said. East-side residents have been working with the city to have the neighborhood's posted 25-mph speed limit enforced.
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March 13, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The city has two goals for congested Newport Boulevard: improve traffic flow from 19th Street to 17th Street and attract more shoppers to the area north of 19th. Though formal plans are not in place, the City Council this week listened to a report on how to improve access north of 19th Street. Officials may consider reducing clutter from signs and adding better sidewalks and landscaping to the retail strip that declined after construction of the Costa Mesa Freeway.
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January 7, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Emergency repairs to a sinkhole on Harbor Boulevard at Wilson Street are nearly complete. During rainstorms on Dec. 6, a 27-by-85-foot hole developed under the left-turn lane at the intersection. The hole caused the closure of the turn lane and one other lane. City Manager Allan L. Roeder ordered the repairs Dec. 26 and hired a Long Beach company. Crews pumped more than 10 cubic yards of sand and cement into the hole to fill it. On Monday, the City Council approved $33,000 for the project.
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July 3, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When a cat was run over and killed by a car on Minorca Drive last month, the incident was not unusual. But the events that followed were. Saddened by the death of Oscar the cat and other pet injuries and near-misses, a dozen children in the Mesa Verde neighborhood posted hand-made signs urging drivers to obey the 25 mph speed limit. One of them read: "A cat got run over today--slow." Monica Conlon, 7, Oscar's owner, said, "They should slow down--I watch them.
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January 22, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
A long-awaited repaving and revamping of Sunflower Avenue between Bear Street and Harbor Boulevard should get underway this year, officials said. The city is the lead agency on the $2.6-million improvement project being co-funded by the city of Santa Ana and developer C.J. Segerstrom & Sons. Costa Mesa and Santa Ana share the right of way on Bear, which serves as the border between them, and the developer owns land along the roadway. Costa Mesa is to pick up more of the project cost, about $1.
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January 3, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The city plans to refurbish Harbor Boulevard between MacArthur Boulevard and Wilson Street early this spring to ease traffic congestion, smooth rough spots and widen intersections, officials said. "The primary basis for it is improving the quality of the street," City Manager Allan L. Roeder said. "It really is in pretty bad condition." The City Council is expected to approve a contractor for the job on Monday. Repairs could begin as early as February, depending on the weather.
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June 18, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
City crews over the weekend completed a yearlong project to improve the flow of traffic in the area where Bristol Street intersects the San Diego Freeway, and all ramps are now open. "It should make it a lot easier for shoppers to get to South Coast Plaza," City Manager Allan L. Roeder said Monday. When the freeway was built through Costa Mesa more than 30 years ago, Bristol Street was bordered by bean fields, and South Coast Plaza was not yet built.
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November 28, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Developers will install a traffic signal at the entrance to the new Metro Pointe Shopping Center under construction on South Coast Drive, despite opposition from residents who live nearby. Residents of the Greenbrook neighborhood complained about the signal, saying it would be too close to Greenbrook Drive and create safety problems by causing traffic backups that would block access to South Coast Drive.
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March 27, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
The Planning Commission tonight will consider approving four-way stop signs at Baker and Labrador streets. Citizens have complained about motorists traveling at excessive speeds through the intersection, and this is not the first time the city has contemplated installing stop signs there. In 1987 and 1991, the city's Transportation Commission, after reviewing traffic accidents in the area, concluded that there were not enough of them to warrant the stop signs.
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