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January 12, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
Residents no longer have to go all the way to the county animal shelter to retrieve their dogs from the pound or to obtain licenses for their pets. Now they only have to travel a few miles to their local animal shelter in San Clemente, the South Orange County Animal Services Authority. In July, the City Council approved a joint powers agreement with San Clemente to create the authority.
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October 12, 1996 | JOHN POPE and BILL BILLITER and KIMBERLY BROWER
By the end of the month, flowers and trees will be brightening the Town Center area as the city begins the first phase of a streetscape project. The City Council has approved spending $538,300 for the first segment of the project so that it can be completed for the Festival of the Whales in February, said Mort August, public works director.
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October 30, 1996 | LEN HALL
A federal judge has dismissed a citizens group's lawsuit alleging that the Capistrano Beach Water District was polluting San Juan Creek and nearby beaches, including Doheny State Beach. In a decision issued Monday, U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler declared that the group had failed to submit enough facts to demonstrate that the district and two of its elected directors had violated the federal Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
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December 29, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
Seats on several city commissions are vacant and will be filled early in 1996, including a two-year term as alternate planning commissioner.
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November 30, 1995 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
After nearly two hours of heated debate, the City Council voted Tuesday to end its participation in the Orange County Marine Institute joint powers agreement, helping to pave the way for the 18-year-old educational facility to go private.
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September 15, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD
Four South County cities have renewed their membership in a Probation Department program designed to fight gang activity. Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Laguna Hills and San Juan Capistrano will pay the county a total of $71,000 for the services of a probation officer who monitors juvenile offenders on probation and works with the Sheriff's Department on gang suppression programs.
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March 12, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
A survey that will ask residents how they can best be served by City Hall will conducted beginning March 19. The phone poll will show what residents feel are the city's most pressing needs, city officials say. The City Council will use the survey results to help decide how to allocate funds for human services. "Being a new city, we are in the position to have a large impact on our long-term needs," said Bruce Bottolfson, chairman of the city Human Services Commission.
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July 2, 1997 | DAVID REYES
The small stretch of sand known as "Baby Beach" reopened Tuesday, ending what county health officials called the most "intensely investigated" environmental coastal problem in recent years. The area of Dana Point Harbor, popular with parents because its beach is sheltered from rough surf, was closed last August after it was found to be contaminated with high levels of coliform bacteria in the water. County workers then began an investigation.
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November 6, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After bringing meals to the homeless in Santa Ana, parishioners of the Iglesia Calvaria find time to feed themselves. People laugh and chat in Spanish as they gather around pots filled with sweet, spicy chicken mole from Mexico and Peruvian ocupa--small potatoes covered with a creamy salsa sauce--along with dishes from Ecuador, Costa Rica and other countries.
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October 11, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA
A comprehensive plan to regulate the placement of wireless telecommunications equipment will be considered Tuesday by the City Council. A proposal before the council would establish an antenna permit process that requires various levels of review by the city. Antennas with high visual impact proposed for residential areas would go through a rigorous application process.
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