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February 2, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In old newspaper articles, Jim Dilley is quoted as calling himself "quixotic, carried away with the cause." His dream? To ring the city with 10,000 acres of open space. Dilley concocted the idea of a "Laguna Greenbelt" 23 years ago, a dozen years before he died of cancer in 1980.
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December 25, 1992 | BERT ELJERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four-year-old Kyle Glaser was eager to look at the birds, but his brother, Robert, 2, was there just for the ride--in his father's backpack. They were in hiking gear as Jeremy and Nancy Glaser of Newport Beach took the boys on a leisurely walk through the Jim Dilley Greenbelt Preserve in Laguna Canyon, a 520-acre wilderness formerly known as Sycamore Hills. "I thought it would be a wonderful way to spend the day," said Jeremy Glaser. "The kids have to see open space.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1992 | BERT ELJERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four-year-old Kyle Glaser was eager to look at the birds, but his brother, Robert, 2, was there just for the ride--in his father's backpack. They were in hiking gear as Jeremy and Nancy Glaser of Newport Beach took the boys on a leisurely walk through the Jim Dilley Greenbelt Preserve in Laguna Canyon, a 520-acre wilderness formerly known as Sycamore Hills. "I thought it would be a wonderful way to spend the day," said Jeremy Glaser. "The kids have to see open space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In old newspaper articles, Jim Dilley is quoted as calling himself "quixotic, carried away with the cause." His dream? To ring the city with 10,000 acres of open space. Dilley concocted the idea of a "Laguna Greenbelt" 23 years ago, a dozen years before he died of cancer in 1980.
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April 1, 1999 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
Saturday marks the beginning of the spring hiking schedule in Jim Dilley Preserve in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The park will be open Saturdays through May 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for self-guided tours. Volunteers will be available to provide maps, directions and information. The park entrance is on the east side of Laguna Canyon Road, just north of the San Joaquin Hills tollway interchange. Information: (949) 494-9352.
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April 15, 1990
As a supporter of Laguna Greenbelt Inc. from 1968, I was very interested in your editorial, "A Park for the Ages"(April 1). The Aliso and Woods Canyon Regional Park will be a living memorial to James W. (Jim) Dilley, who was once described by your newspaper as "The improbable leader of the impossible dream." He truly turned out to be the man from La Mancha, and we are all grateful for his leadership and foresight. HARRY A MOON Laguna Beach
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June 15, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
Today is the last day until October that hikers can explore the Jim Dilley Preserve in Laguna Canyon. The preserve is open every third Saturday from October through June and closes during summer. Hikers can choose between two nature trails, one including a stroll along the county's largest natural lake. There are no facilities at the preserve, and bicycles and dogs are not permitted. The preserve, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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October 15, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST
A section of Laguna Canyon that has been off-limits since the fire season started in June will reopen today for hikes and nature walks. Nature lovers can take self-guided hikes at the Jim Dilley Preserve, formerly known as Sycamore Hills, including one 2 1/2-mile trail that loops around the county's largest natural lake. The area, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is along the east side of Laguna Canyon Road, three-quarters of a mile north of El Toro Road.
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May 15, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
Hikers now have a variety of opportunities to explore the canyons and hillsides of Laguna Canyon. Docents are leading guided walking tours into Laurel and Emerald canyons every Saturday morning. Shorter tours, which begin at 9 a.m., last about three hours and are moderately strenuous. More strenuous tours lasting up to six hours begin at 7:30 a.m. Hikers must make reservations for either tour by calling (714) 854-7108.
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October 16, 1991
Hikers will be allowed into a city preserve all day Saturday, offering them the uncommon opportunity to enjoy the wildlife and scenery of Laguna Canyon, one of Orange County's prime wilderness areas. The 325-acre area, officially named the Jim Dilley Greenbelt Preserve but also known as Sycamore Hills, contains trails that run past a large freshwater lake.
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June 18, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST
Opponents of a planned toll road that would run through Laguna Canyon are asking residents to bring picnic lunches today and gather near the construction site to see the effect of recent grading on the canyon. "There was something of a catastrophe out there and people who haven't had a chance to stop by and see what happened should come out and see it," said Michael Phillips, director of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy.
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April 7, 1996
Seeing Daylight--Take advantage of the extra hour of light after work on a mountain bike or in hiking boots. Where to explore: Aliso-Wood Canyons: Start in Alta Laguna Park, where the terrain is barren but the view is great. After about 1 1/2 miles, the trail heads into Aliso Canyon. This portion can be hilly, but the hard work pays off as the trail crosses a creek and heads along shady sycamore stands and oak woodlands. For a side trip, explore the Dripping Cave trail and Cave Rock.
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