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April 2, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR and REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an effort to save money and perhaps get more books in the bargain, the Capistrano school district has joined a national trend by hooking up with the county to plan a shared library in Ladera Ranch. The cooperative would be the Orange County public library system's first foray into a joint-use institution. The idea of shared school-public libraries is gaining popularity, experts say.
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November 25, 1999 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new library designed to look like a rambling 19th century mansion will be a key part of the Irvine Ranch Headquarters Historic Park under a plan approved this week by the Board of Supervisors. There was controversy about placing the Lower Peters Canyon Branch Library on the historical Irvine property. Detractors argued that the project could alter the look of the Irvine family grounds, the original buildings of which were constructed in 1876.
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