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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The city wants input from the public on how to improve Fairview Park. A workshop later this month will give residents a glimpse of a proposed master plan for sprucing up the long-neglected facility on Placentia Avenue. Officials are planning a major overhaul. A proposal to convert a portion of the park into a golf course recently was withdrawn by the developer after it was revealed that the plan might displace a popular model railroad that gives free rides.
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August 3, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio - Strike up a conversation about Mitt Romney in this working-class suburb of Cleveland, and it's a good bet that it will quickly turn to Bain Capital. President Obama's blistering indictment of his Republican challenger's career at the private equity firm has come to define Romney, interviews show, among swing voters here in one of the election's Great Lakes battlegrounds. Television ads that Obama and his allies have aired on Cleveland stations for weeks have left some wondering how Romney earned up to $250 million at Bain and whether he caused the layoffs of Americans like themselves along the way. Echoing the Obama ads, they also question why some of Romney's personal fortune wound up in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1994 | TOM RAGAN
A portion of Fairview Park will soon be blooming with native California plants--all at a cost of $1,500. The City Council allocated the money to the Fairview Park Committee at a recent council meeting. The committee requested the money after Robb Hamilton, chairman of the Orange County chapter of the California Native Plant Society, showed the committee a plan last month for rejuvenating the park on Placentia Avenue.
OPINION
February 12, 2005
I was insulted by Steve Lopez's Feb. 4 Orange County column. Having grown up in San Francisco, I know the joys of an urban setting. However, I also remember the sound of the MUNI bus roaring past my home every 15 minutes, the sight of a drunk falling off his seat on the bus ride home and the whispers of my parents discussing a friend assaulted in a downtown parking garage. So, I ask Lopez to take another look at Orange County, not through the eyes of a critical columnist, but through the eyes of a 2-year-old boy, like my son. Maybe he'll find joy in spending the day at Corona del Mar beach watching sailboats and building sandcastles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The city's improvements at Fairview Park, including restoring vernal pools, replanting native plants and creating a network of hiking and biking trails, will be the focus of a guided tour Saturday. Those attending the 9 a.m. event will be briefed on the city's plans for a botanical garden and natural history interpretive area in the 208-acre park. The 90-minute tour will start at the main parking lot on the west side of Placentia Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Dozens of public meetings over the past 10 years still have not brought Costa Mesa residents to a consensus on what to do with Fairview Park. Some would like to keep the 114-acre park at Adams and Placentia avenues as it is, one of the few undeveloped sites in the city that is home to native plants and flowers. Others would like to see it converted to athletic fields.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The model choo-choo offering rides to kids will lay extra track. A new bark park that will allow canines to run unleashed is in the works. And sensitive vernal pools and Native American archeological sites will be protected by fencing. These are among the proposals outlined in Fairview Regional Park's new master plan, which was approved Monday by the City Council after more than a decade of study and debate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Even after years of debate, it seems the community cannot reach consensus on what to do with Fairview Park. For years, residents have argued over whether to keep the 114-acre park at Adams and Placentia avenues as it is, one of the few undeveloped plots of land in the city, or turn it into athletic fields. But the City Council hopes it can satisfy all sides with its latest plan, which it presented at its meeting Monday.
NEWS
December 26, 1990 | APRIL JACKSON
Fairview Regional Park's undeveloped, historic parkland is home to remote-control gliders, miniature train rides and a multipurpose trail. As a recreational area, the bluff-top park along the Santa Ana River in Costa Mesa is spacious and uncluttered, offering plenty of room to try out all the new toys received over the holidays. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, Fairview is thought to be one of the most valuable archeological sites in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1991
Residents can help keep Fairview Park litter-free by volunteering for a cleanup day Saturday. The city and the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee will sponsor the park cleanup from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fairview Park is on Placentia Avenue, north of Estancia High School. Volunteers should report to the main parking lot wearing work clothes and sturdy shoes. The city will provide tools, gloves, trash dumpsters and refreshments.
NEWS
February 7, 2004
Today Jazz Show: The Anaheim Arts council will present "Love That Jazz," an annual fundraising event that will include live performances. 5:30 p.m. Anaheim Coast Hotel, 1855 S. Harbor Blvd. Information: (714) 280-0772. Fun Run: Costa Mesa will hold the "Pride in the Park" 5K run/walk at Fairview Park. Participants will be offered breakfast from Plum's Cafe & Catering. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; run/walk at 8 a.m. Information: (714) 754-5065. Fiesta Day: Irvine's Fine Arts Center will present "Family Arts Day-Latin Fiesta" to celebrate the art and traditions of Latin culture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2004 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
The residents of Costa Mesa's Swan Drive, whose backyards incorporate bits and pieces of a public park, agree that their encroachment onto city land is illegal. They just don't think it's stealing. The offending back fences were erected decades ago, they contend, by previous residents with the tacit consent of the county, which used to own the land. Besides, the strip of dirt and brush that runs behind their homes is useless as parkland.
OPINION
November 30, 2003
Re "Let River Flow, or Let It Grow?" Nov. 3: This article points out how easy it will be for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to balance the budget. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, if the Santa Ana River floods, the economic losses would exceed $30 billion. This is why we, the taxpayers, spent more than $1 billion fixing it. Now we have a bird vacationing in Mexico, which may or may not return to a tree that is plugging up the mouth of the river, endangering half of Orange County.
OPINION
July 27, 2003
Re "A Bleak View of Orange County's Future," letter, July 13: Patricia Perkins of Costa Mesa states, "Our parks are now for the exclusive use of illegal immigrants." I am an employee of the Costa Mesa Recreation Department. Among my duties is working a few days a month at City Hall, at the park permit desk. The city requires a park permit for any gathering of more than 10 people. If the "illegal immigrants" Perkins writes about have European surnames, where are the illegal immigrants from?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The city's improvements at Fairview Park, including restoring vernal pools, replanting native plants and creating a network of hiking and biking trails, will be the focus of a guided tour Saturday. Those attending the 9 a.m. event will be briefed on the city's plans for a botanical garden and natural history interpretive area in the 208-acre park. The 90-minute tour will start at the main parking lot on the west side of Placentia Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2001 | MAI TRAN and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 16-year-old Costa Mesa girl was found apparently bludgeoned to death early Friday near the edge of a grassy cliff in the city's Fairview Park, police said. The girl's body was found about 2:30 a.m. by a man who called authorities, police said. Officers declined to identify the girl, the caller or say why he was in the city park at that hour. Police Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000 | Andrew Glazer, (949) 574-4275
The Planning Commission has voted to allow one dirt trail at Fairview Park but leave open the possibility of paving other trails. The commission also voted Monday to use asphalt, not concrete, on any paved trails. David Alkema, the city's project manager for the Fairview Park redesign, said he is satisfied with the commission's decision. But he said concrete is preferable to asphalt, which requires more maintenance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2000 | Jennifer Kho, (949) 574-4275
After listening to dozens of residents' concerns, the City Council sent Fairview Park remodeling plans back to the drawing board Monday. "The intent is to make it a user-friendly park," Councilman Joe Erickson said. "We listened to the people who spoke. It isn't a natural park right now, but it is very usable. We also want to restore it to its natural state." The city plans to turn the park, now a grassy field with dirt trails, into a nature preserve.
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