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December 31, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Handing a legal victory to airport foes, a judge Thursday refused to remove Measure F, the initiative designed to stop a commercial airport at the closed El Toro Marine base, from the March 7 primary ballot. "This is very good news for us," said Jeffrey C. Metzger, chairman of Citizens for Safe and Healthy Communities, the petition drive organizer. "This was another ill-fated attempt to prevent the initiative from being approved by the voters." Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard M.
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April 27, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County is anticipating that the Navy might lock the gates of El Toro Marine base July 2, dislodging thousands of users of the base golf course, horse stables, three child-care centers and a recreational vehicle storage lot, according to a report prepared by County Executive Officer Janice Mittermeier. The Navy's concern is money, according to the report: The base cost the federal government $4.5 million to maintain this fiscal year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County is anticipating that the Navy might lock the gates of El Toro Marine base July 2, dislodging thousands of users of the base golf course, horse stables, three child-care centers and a recreational vehicle storage lot, according to a report prepared by County Executive Officer Janice Mittermeier. The Navy's concern is money, according to the report: The base cost the federal government $4.5 million to maintain this fiscal year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Handing a legal victory to airport foes, a judge Thursday refused to remove Measure F, the initiative designed to stop a commercial airport at the closed El Toro Marine base, from the March 7 primary ballot. "This is very good news for us," said Jeffrey C. Metzger, chairman of Citizens for Safe and Healthy Communities, the petition drive organizer. "This was another ill-fated attempt to prevent the initiative from being approved by the voters." Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1991
I note with interest the letters from super-patriots demeaning those of us who are daily tortured by 15 or more hours of constant aircraft noise from El Toro Marine Corps Air Base. Why are they always from people living in Santa Ana, Newport Beach and other areas who can't possibly know how this constant noise affects the 21,000 retired people of Leisure World in Laguna Hills, who are directly under the flight path? I'll match my patriotism against any of them any day, as long as I can keep my sanity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1991
Aircraft noise from El Toro Marine Corps Air Base may increase this month because of carrier landing practice, the corps announced Thursday. The practice, which would affect South County residents living near the base or beneath its flight paths, is scheduled today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ; Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m, and Jan. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1993
Hooray! The Department of Defense is considering the closing of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Base. For years the jet jockeys have been getting their kicks by rattling our windows, preventing us from hearing the TV or the telephone and keeping us awake at night. Why is it some jets can fly over and you hardly hear them? But then here come the jet jockeys who seem to get a thrill out of making as much noise as possible. Our complaints to the base have been presented to deaf ears.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1997
Saying that the county's economy would benefit greatly from a new airport in South County, the City Council has endorsed conversion of the El Toro Marine Corps air base into a civilian airport. The council recently passed a resolution unanimously supporting the goals of Measure A. That proposition, approved by voters in 1994, calls for planning a commercial airport at El Toro. Last year, voters defeated Measure S, which would have sidetracked the proposed civilian airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1989
Military exercises involving jet aircraft this week will increase noise levels around the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, base officials said. The biggest difference, they said, will be that the hours of operation will be extended. Flights will occur between 8 a.m. today and 1 a.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. both Thursday and Friday, according to Marine public information officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1985
Federals--military and civilian--employed in Orange County contributed more than half a million dollars to charities during their recent Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Led by Brig. Gen. W.A. Bloomer, commander, El Toro Marine Corps Air Base, CFC volunteers and donors contributed to charities that belong to the United Way, the National Health Agencies, and a long list of others. In terms of numbers of people helped, the CFC (separate from the United Way campaign), is the largest fund drive here.
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April 7, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Temperatures in Orange County reached record highs for the fourth consecutive day today. At noon, the temperature in Santa Ana was 99. At El Toro Marine Corps Air Base it was 95 at 1 p.m. and at Fullerton Airport it was 97 at that hour. The previous record high for this date in Orange County was 91 degrees, recorded in 1939 in the city of Orange. The past three days have been the hottest ever in April in Orange County. On Thursday a 112-degree reading was recorded in El Toro.
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December 23, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
Having failed to persuade city officials to take part in planning for conversion of El Toro Marine Corps Air Station Base after the facility is closed in 1997, the county is asking the public to help fill two empty seats on its Citizens Advisory Commission. Applicants from Lake Forest, Irvine and Leisure World are being sought for the 13-member panel, which is involved in settling on a plan for civilian reuse of the military facility.
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