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February 14, 1992
A "paint-in" sponsored by the Laguna Canyon Conservancy to call attention to the potential impact of proposed toll roads is being held today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sycamore Hills on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, about three-fourths of a mile east of El Toro Road. Participating local artists will include Andy Wing, Anne England, Michael Halinan and Michael Lavery. Saturday at 10 a.m., at the same site, the artists will display their works and will offer many of them for sale.
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May 25, 2003
Re "El Morro Seeks to Stave Off Eviction," May 13: The article fails to mention that there is support from a large coalition of environmental groups for the state park plan for environmental restoration and public access at El Morro. Supporters include the Laguna Beach Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Laguna Greenbelt, Laguna Canyon Conservancy, the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Planning and Conservation League, Orange County Coastkeeper, Friends of the Irvine Coast, and Alliance to Rescue Crystal Cove.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1990
Columnist Dana Parsons quoted Laguna Beach Mayor Lida Lenney ("Mayor Must Escape Canyon for Respite in Mountains," Oct. 7) as remembering her meeting with four other people in 1987 that would become the Laguna Canyon Conservancy. This may be true of that organization, but this does not credit the tireless efforts of the Laguna Greenbelt organization that was started years ago by beloved Mr. Dilley. Without this tireless group's activities over many years, the Conservancy would never have been possible, and I think that any reporting of efforts to save Laguna Canyon must include the really heroic work of the Laguna Greenbelt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1998
The June 7 editorial "Directed Development" was excellent on balancing growth and quality of life, especially as it pertains to south Orange County. Adequate growth here has certainly taken place already or is already approved: the Ladera, Forster Ranch and Talega developments, for example. Wall-to-wall housing, commercial and light industrial structures completely covering the vast majority of our formerly bucolic Orange County are not a legacy which we should hand over to future generations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1992
As a board member of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy and media volunteer responsible for much of the media advocacy alluded to by Transportation Corridor Agencies Public Affairs Director Michael Stockstill in a letter to The Times (Aug. 2), I must say I am flattered to find that our effectiveness is attributable to the fact that he feels we are so fully staffed and well-endowed. I can attest to the fact that this is not the case, and by clouding the issue, he has entirely missed the point of his own rebuttal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1998
The June 7 editorial "Directed Development" was excellent on balancing growth and quality of life, especially as it pertains to south Orange County. Adequate growth here has certainly taken place already or is already approved: the Ladera, Forster Ranch and Talega developments, for example. Wall-to-wall housing, commercial and light industrial structures completely covering the vast majority of our formerly bucolic Orange County are not a legacy which we should hand over to future generations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1988 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
Laguna Beach officials and homeowners Wednesday delivered to the Orange County Board of Supervisors what they said were 7,413 flyers signed by people who oppose a proposed commercial and residential project in Laguna Canyon. The signatures were collected in eight days on street corners, beaches and by mail from people from all over the world, the group said. They were to be added to 2,000 others that had already been sent to the board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
City officials and Irvine Co. executives began meeting this week with representatives of several Orange County environmental groups to discuss a proposed countywide bond measure that would raise money to buy pristine Laguna Canyon so that it can be saved from development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1990
Your article about the visit by Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) to Laguna Canyon (Reporter's Notebook, March 11) contains inaccuracies that lead the reader to unfair conclusions. You wrote, "But no one had asked for Cranston's help in resolving the dispute, and many found it strange that a U.S. senator would make a special trip to Laguna Beach just to see the site of an obscure housing development." Error No. 1: The city of Laguna Beach, the Laguna Canyon Conservancy and Democratic activists have been soliciting Cranston's help with this issue for at least two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1989
PRESERVATION CONFERENCE: Bob Hattoy of the Sierra Club will be the featured speaker at a countywide preservation coalition conference in Laguna Beach on Saturday. Conservation, preservation and environmental groups are invited as well as the general public. The conference, from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., is sponsored by the Laguna Canyon Conservancy. It will be at Anneliese School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. Lunch is included in a $15 registration fee. Group booths are available.
NEWS
April 21, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A lot of people will no doubt take note of the environment tomorrow, Earth Day No. 25. Some will give lip service to green causes; some will spend the day picking up trash at the beach. But tomorrow's focus on the environment will be just like many other days to a number of dedicated high schoolers around the county who think of the planet as something that--like homework and hygiene--requires regular attention if there's to be a healthy future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST
An Aliso Viejo man told police a tollway protester hurled a potato-sized rock at his pickup Tuesday night, cracking his windshield, as he drove along Laguna Canyon Road. It is the first report of violence by opponents of the San Joaquin Hills toll road, police said. Protesters lined Laguna Canyon Road last week after court-allowed grading began Dec. 20, only to be halted Friday by a second injunction. "So far, (violence) hasn't been a trend," said Orange County Sheriff's Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic turn of events, a federal judge Friday ordered a halt to the bulldozers that have been clearing a swath through Laguna Canyon for a tollway, work begun just this week after more than a year of legal delays. The emergency injunction issued by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals accomplished what three days of protests against the San Joaquin Tollway failed to do: stop the bulldozers in the environmentally sensitive canyon.
NEWS
December 3, 1994 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stunning blow to Laguna Canyon environmental groups, a federal court Friday cleared the way for construction to resume on the final phase of the 17-mile San Joaquin Hills tollway. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco unanimously affirmed a 1993 lower court decision allowing the project to proceed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is beautiful and serene, this rolling wilderness that has helped keep coastal Laguna Beach both physically and spiritually apart from the outside world. Some residents are fond of saying that driving through winding, rustic Laguna Canyon at the end of the day is like sipping a martini. Yet when speaking of the beloved canyon--one of only two routes into the community--much local sentiment is tinged with anger and pain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
The City Council has voted to take steps to place a $10-million bond measure on the Nov. 6 ballot for the purchase of open space in Laguna Canyon. The bond would be used to buy at least part of a 2,150-acre Laguna Laurel development site between El Toro Road and the San Diego Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1992
Re "Defense Firms See High-Tech Roads Ahead" (March 9): It is ironic that the Los Angeles Times is interested in exploring "smart roads" while the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) are not. This is particularly outrageous since existing environmental laws mandate that the TCA must explore alternative transportation means. Nonetheless, the TCA seems committed to 1950s-type highways regardless of the facts, and are hell-bent on massive grading and development through the little remaining pristine open space areas of Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
June 16, 1994 | GEBE MARTINEZ and LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Angry and passionate protesters converged on Laguna Canyon again Wednesday to oppose construction of a tollway, and were aided when an appellate court judge temporarily ordered bulldozers to stop work in the environmentally sensitive canyon. Amid escalating tension between demonstrators and the transportation agency that wants to build the thoroughfare, one protester chained himself to a bulldozer and another was arrested.
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