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November 25, 2004
Re "New Irvine Council Could Look Again at Electric Utility Proposal," Nov. 15: How long will it take for Orange County folks to realize they missed the boat, and will probably miss their plane, because they failed to approve the conversion of El Toro to a commercial airport? Bud Yount Santa Ana
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May 12, 2005
Re "They'd Pave Over Reagan's Park," Opinion, May 8: We are upset by the idea of a toll road being built that would close San Mateo campground. We as a family -- my 76-year-old mom, three brothers and families and my family and I -- have camped at this campground for 12 years. We were so excited when this camp opened. It is a beautiful, serene place where we have enjoyed many hours around campfires. My daughter and her husband grew up going to this camp and now, as they start their own family, they look forward to taking their new twins camping there.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2001
Re "FAA Builds a Stone Wall Around El Toro," (Orange County Voices, Jan. 21): NIMBYs continue to repeat the Big Lie, over and over again. In this case, it is Leonard Kranser, telling us El Toro airport "is unsafe, unneeded and unwanted." The safety of El Toro airport is not the purview of Kranser or any other highly biased South County NIMBY. Rather it is a decision for the Federal Aviation Administration. How is it that these NIMBYs who are so against air traffic in Orange County (sporting "NO JETS AT EL TORO" bumper stickers)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2004 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
The Fullerton City Council has passed a resolution supporting turning the closed El Toro Marine base into a commercial airport. The 3-2 vote this week followed a letter sent by the council to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking the agency to halt the scheduled Jan. 5 sale of El Toro to private developers. Councilman Leland Wilson said Tuesday's formal resolution reiterated that an El Toro airport would be a boon for the region and help meet increased demand for commercial aviation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1998
Anti-airport letters to the Times contain propaganda that sounds as if it comes from one bad source. For instance in the Dec. 13 edition, Tristan Krogius of Monarch Beach said it is a fact the Millennium Plan is projected to create many more jobs countywide than an airport and six times the economic benefit by the year 2020. That is hardly a fact! It is closer to a pie-in-the-sky estimate perpetrated by anti-airport activists and refuted by experts who have studied both plans. There is a financial reason most business leaders, chambers of commerce, and unions support the El Toro Airport plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1999
I congratulate Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach), who has taken a common-sense approach to the El Toro airport issue by stating he will do everything possible to secure restrictions, thereby making it a more friendly neighbor to the community. Orange County needs an additional airport. Cox offers the solution, which should be agreeable to everyone. Work toward a smaller El Toro, secure a curfew so there will be no late-night flights, and impose restrictions on noise, number of flights and types of aircraft.
OPINION
November 25, 2004
Re "New Irvine Council Could Look Again at Electric Utility Proposal," Nov. 15: How long will it take for Orange County folks to realize they missed the boat, and will probably miss their plane, because they failed to approve the conversion of El Toro to a commercial airport? Bud Yount Santa Ana
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2004 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
After having spent $55 million over eight years to study what to do with the closed El Toro Marine base, Orange County supervisors on Tuesday rescinded two massive environmental reviews that examined building an airport at the site. A group of south Orange County cities had promised to withdraw two remaining lawsuits over the county's airport plans if the environmental documents were voided.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2003 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
It was business as usual as an Orange County land-use commission recently turned down plans for an Irvine housing tract, saying it would be too close to an airport. Some of the houses, commissioners reasoned, could end up so close to the runways that they would be in a potential crash zone. And the noise of jets overhead made the area unsuitable for homes. There is only one problem: The airport doesn't exist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2003 | Dana Parsons
Trust me, dear readers, we are not trying to drive you nuts. Nor are we toying with you for our own perverse amusement. We're too nice for that. But if, over the years, you've found yourself scratching your head over the El Toro airport issue and you're not at all clear on what in the heck is going on, or if you've become disoriented in a sea of ETRPAs and Airport Working Groups and Millennium Plans and ALPA and DOD and FAA and Measures S, A, F and W ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2003 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
Supporters of a commercial airport at the closed El Toro Marine base have agreed to settle a lawsuit they filed against the U.S. Navy challenging the federal government's plans to sell most of the property to developers. The settlement, which must be approved by a judge, would bolster plans to redevelop the 4,700-acre base as a massive regional park, with homes and commercial centers instead of as an airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The Navy's opposition to a proposal by Los Angeles to lease part of the former El Toro Marine base for an airport further tilts an already uphill climb for airport supporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Renewed debate over building a commercial airport at El Toro claimed its first political casualty Tuesday when Orange County Supervisor Chuck Smith was removed as the county's representative on a regional planning agency. Three members of the five-member Board of Supervisors said Smith could no longer serve on the Southern California Assn. of Governments because he supports a move by Los Angeles to lease the closed Marine base from the federal government for an airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2003 | Dana Parsons
They began as freshmen congressmen in Washington on the same day in 1989, seen as twin pillars of a new generation of Orange County conservatives. Eight terms later, both have eased into middle age, comfortably ensconced in safe Republican districts. That's not to say that Dana Rohrabacher and Christopher Cox are twins. Cox, 50, has become the button-down, cerebral House insider who's been mentioned for every key opening from federal judgeship to Speaker of the House to vice president.
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