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January 14, 1998 | FRANK MESSINA
City officials will hold a public meeting tonight at 7 at City Hall to present plans on their vision for a revitalized El Toro Road. City officials will take community comment and present a marketing analysis of the El Toro Road commercial district. Officials are proposing an ambitious project to redevelop about 856 acres of aging retail and commercial property along El Toro Road. "This is a meeting to see where we are at and what information we've collected," City Manager Robert Dunek said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Laguna Beach police said they are continuing to investigate a head-on traffic collision that involved a Tesla car and a Honda Accord. Authorities received calls reporting the accident around 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Louise Callus. Emergency personnel found two vehicles involved in the collision and debris scattered across all lanes of Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and State Route 73, a police statement said. Two men inside a "severely damaged" Honda Accord were declared dead at the scene, officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1993
Police closed El Toro Road for more than an hour Saturday night as they conducted an intensive search for the person who may have fired or thrown a projectile at an unoccupied police car, shattering a side-door window. No one was hurt in the incident, which happened about 11:45 p.m., said Sgt. Robert Rahauser. Police were unable to locate a suspect or a weapon despite searching on foot, in cars and with helicopters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
A head-on traffic collision in Laguna Beach early Tuesday killed two people and injured another, forcing the closure of Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and State Route 73. Authorities received calls reporting the accident around 6:40 a.m., according to Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Louise Callus. Emergency personnel found two vehicles involved in the collision and debris scattered across the northbound and southbound lanes of the roadway, a police statement said. Two adult men inside a "severely damaged" Honda Accord were declared dead at the scene, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1991
A head-on collision on winding El Toro Road injured a woman Wednesday afternoon and forced closure of the road for about an hour. At about 4:20 p.m., Linda Mull of Trabuco Canyon was driving east when she signaled a right turn at Marguerite Parkway, Sheriff's Lt. Jay Mendez said. A pickup truck apparently rear-ended Mull's car and pushed it into opposing traffic, where Mull's Toyota then collided head on with another pickup, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA
When City Council members sit down at a special budget meeting Monday, they'll be looking at a project that officials say will keep the city fiscally strong for years to come. The long-awaited redevelopment of El Toro Road will be a major topic as the council begins the long process of setting the 1997-98 city budget. City officials expect next year's general fund to swell by 11.7%, or about $1.468 million. Expenses are projected to rise by 3.3%, or about $419,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
After hiring road crews to work around the clock this week, city officials say an access road around a washed-out section of El Toro Road will be open by this morning. "Our workers have been sleeping in their campers on the site," Assistant City Manager Dennis Wilberg said. "The road is important to a lot of people." The key roadway was washed away by last weekend's rainstorms north of Santa Margarita Parkway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1987
A half-mile, $3.8-million rebuilding segment of El Toro Road is scheduled to open Wednesday in the Portola Hills area of Trabuco Canyon. Paid for by the Baldwin Co., one of the county's major development firms, the segment replaces a winding, two-lane stretch of road that had been considered dangerous to both motorists and horseback riders in the area. The project includes an underpass for equestrians and a bike trail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA
After dealing with hundreds of phone calls from angry commuters over the past three months, relieved city officials announced that a storm-damaged section of El Toro Road will reopen on Thursday. "These have been trying times for everyone," said City Engineer Loren Anderson. "We've all lost a lot of sleep over this."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2002 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could give senior citizens more mobility to reach shopping malls and other attractions by foot, bicycle and possibly golf cart, the Laguna Woods City Council on Wednesday approved, in concept, a 2.5-mile trail parallel to El Toro Road. City officials said the trail would be the first of its kind in Orange County. "When seniors have to give up their [driver's] licenses it takes away their independence," said Brenda R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A 5-year-old girl died early Friday from injuries she suffered in a traffic collision, officials said. Cheyenne McKean of Aliso Viejo was pronounced dead at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center about 2:35 a.m. Friday, a day after the Ford Explorer she was riding in collided with a Honda Civic on El Toro Road at the northbound Highway 73 exit ramp. The girl's mother and two siblings suffered less serious injuries. The driver of the Civic received minor injuries.
OPINION
February 11, 2004
"Winding Street Tells Tale of L.A., Past and Present" (Feb. 5), the interesting article regarding the length and diversity of Sepulveda Boulevard, really tells only half the story. In Long Beach it turns into Willow Street, then in Orange County it turns into Katella Avenue. From there it becomes Villa Park Road, Santiago Canyon Road, then El Toro Road, until it finally dead-ends into Laguna Canyon Road. Now that is a long street! David Eisenman Tustin
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2002 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martha and Charles Hellmann have a special spot in their garage where they keep their little white Club Car plugged into an electrical outlet and parked next to their new champagne-colored Chrysler van. Sure, it may be just a golf cart to some. But to the Hellmanns, it's a second car. They use it to buzz from clubhouse to clubhouse and visit friends in the sprawling, gated community of Leisure World in southern Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2002 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could give senior citizens more mobility to reach shopping malls and other attractions by foot, bicycle and possibly golf cart, the Laguna Woods City Council on Wednesday approved, in concept, a 2.5-mile trail parallel to El Toro Road. City officials said the trail would be the first of its kind in Orange County. "When seniors have to give up their [driver's] licenses it takes away their independence," said Brenda R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than three years of redevelopment efforts, Lake Forest's dream of revitalizing its deteriorated business district along El Toro Road--one of Orange County's most congested thoroughfares--may be heading toward reality. The owners of the largest of several malls on the traffic-choked street are working with the city to renovate the largely vacant shopping center. A boarded-up movie house across the street is being turned into an upscale gym.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2001 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 82-year-old woman died Thursday after being struck by a semitruck as she crossed a street in Lake Forest, authorities said. Dorothy Melamed of Laguna Woods was hit about 3 p.m. in a crosswalk on El Toro Road at the offramp for northbound Interstate 5. She was taken to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where she died about 45 minutes later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the county's most congested thoroughfares will be partially closed along a one-mile stretch over the next nine months, an inconvenience to thousands of commuters who use El Toro Road to reach inland communities in South County. The project had been delayed for two years after geologists located two active landslides and discovered the road had shifted. Those areas had to be stabilized before the work could begin. The $6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1994 | CAROLINE LEMKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Street Smart: Why is there no striping for a right-turn lane at the intersection of El Toro Road going west and Moulton Parkway heading north? The three other intersections at Moulton and El Toro are striped and marked with an arrow for right turns. Motorists who are not familiar with this very busy intersection stop in the center of the wide lane, backing up the traffic so that cars have to wait for their chance to make the turn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the county's most congested thoroughfares will be partially closed along a one-mile stretch over the next nine months, an inconvenience to thousands of commuters who use El Toro Road to reach inland communities in South County. The project had been delayed for two years after geologists located two active landslides and discovered the road had shifted. Those areas had to be stabilized before the work could begin. The $6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once it was the hub of South County, the place people went to shop, dine, spend a night on the town. Now, 30 years later, the once-bustling strip of El Toro Road just north of Interstate 5 has been abandoned by merchants and customers alike. Stop-and-go traffic. Empty storefronts dotting strip mall after strip mall.
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