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August 20, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Location: Bounded by Edinger and Warner avenues, Brookhurst and Euclid streets in Fountain Valley. Description: This urban park's 495 acres include open turfed areas; two 18-hole golf courses; two driving ranges; recreational sport fields; two lakes, and a former military airfield. A 55-acre parcel along Brookhurst Street is leased by the county to Fountain Valley and has been developed to include a community center and additional recreation facilities.
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September 22, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A proposal to rename Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley after the late President Reagan was postponed Tuesday. Some are critical because of the park's name recognition and potential hardship for area businesses that have incorporated "Mile Square" into their names. Supervisor Jim Silva said he made the proposal after meeting with the city's mayor and manager, who said they were unopposed to such a change for the county's portion of the park.
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June 11, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Model airplane enthusiasts lost out to golfers Thursday when a judge denied a preliminary injunction that would have blocked an $8-million golf course expansion at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley. Superior Court Judge Eileen C. Moore, who had granted a temporary restraining order to the Save Mile Square Park Committee, said the group did not prove that a golf course was a "nonpublic purpose," said Ward Brady, Orange County deputy counsel.
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September 20, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
The proposal to rename one of Orange County's oldest regional parks in honor of President Reagan may be tossed out or at least delayed because opposition surfaced days after an Orange County supervisor suggested it. It's nothing against the late president, all insist, but renaming Fountain Valley's Mile Square Regional Park would be confusing, two Republican supervisors and other opponents have said. Supervisor Jim Silva proposed the name change Wednesday.
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July 11, 1999
Well, since the Marines have given the county their golf course at El Toro, we don't need another one at Mile Square Regional Park. Right? TRINA WILLIAMS Fountain Valley
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September 22, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A proposal to rename Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley after the late President Reagan was postponed Tuesday. Some are critical because of the park's name recognition and potential hardship for area businesses that have incorporated "Mile Square" into their names. Supervisor Jim Silva said he made the proposal after meeting with the city's mayor and manager, who said they were unopposed to such a change for the county's portion of the park.
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October 7, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
A golf tournament benefiting the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 17 on the greens at Mile Square Regional Park. A $90 donation to the chamber covers green fees, a cart, range balls, tee prizes, dinner and entertainment. Those who wish to register for the event can visit the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, 11100 Warner Ave. Information: (714) 668-0542.
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April 22, 1999 | Stefanie Frith, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 14
After years of fighting to keep their favorite place to fly, model airplane hobbyists are about to be told by Orange County planners to take off. The county's planning commissioners are expected to approve the $8-million expansion of Mile Square Regional Park's golf course Tuesday. The hobbyists' last hope is the Save Mile Square Park committee. Chairman Bob Richards said the group is considering a lawsuit against the county.
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August 1, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Radio-controlled-airplane enthusiasts will again stage their miniature version of the El Toro Air Show on Aug. 9 at Mile Square Regional Park. About 10,000 hobbyists and fans are expected to turn out to see dozens of gas- and electric-powered model planes, mostly replicas of well-known craft, perform. A jet engine powers one of the featured planes. "This is the best place to fly in California," said Larry Judson of Fountain Valley, an event organizer. "There's none better--anywhere."
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May 30, 1999
A travesty of Orange County recreational resources is about to be committed by the Board of Supervisors against our seniors and youngsters. The supervisors are poised to sign the death warrant of the last remaining major multiuse recreational open space area in the county. The 150-plus-acre public airfield at Mile Square Regional Park is about to become a cash cow for private enterprise at the expense of park users and taxpayers. In light of the recent tragic events in our nation's schools, it would seem a wise move for our county leaders to provide a place where our young people can go, at no cost, to expend their energy in a positive way. It would also seem like a wise move on the part of our county leaders to seek grants or corporate sponsors to help fund, let's say, a regional BMX course, skateboard park or go-cart track in a county park that would not have a negative impact on the environment.
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September 15, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva has proposed a new name for Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley: President Ronald W. Reagan Regional Park. "Earlier this summer, America lost a great leader," Silva wrote in a memo. "We are all saddened by the passing of President Ronald Reagan, a man of strong moral character and great humility." Reagan died June 5 at 93 from pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer's disease.
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July 4, 2003 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
The body of a 59-year-old Westminster man was pulled from a lake Thursday afternoon at Mile Square Regional Park, where it may have been floating for hours, Orange County sheriff's officials said. Residents near the Fountain Valley park said they thought the body was a mannequin when they first saw it, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. Investigators found no signs of foul play, Amormino said. The man, dressed in a shirt and pants and carrying identification, may have drowned, he said.
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November 8, 2000 | PETER YOON
Another golf course will open in Orange County this weekend with one difference from the other recently opened courses: affordability. Mile Square Golf Course in Fountain Valley, bucking the trend of high-end courses, opens the Players Course Saturday at a rate of $55 on the weekends and $35 on weekdays.
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August 6, 2000
Re "No-Feeding Rule Ruffles the Feathers of Duck Fans," July 30: After reading your article regarding the death of 150 ducks at Fountain Valley's Mile Square Regional Park, I felt sad. I frequent the park enough to recognize a few ducks and often toss them a crumb or two. I often see kids and their parents dump bags of corn tortillas, graham crackers and birthday cake chunks, complete with icing, into the pond water. I've seen people throw ice too. It is no wonder why many of them are dying.
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September 16, 1999 | Ellen McCarty, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 14
On a 5-0 vote, the City Council authorized $750,000 in state grant funds to be used to expand the recreation facility at Mile Square Park. Proposed ideas for the expansion include softball fields, soccer fields and a skateboard park.
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July 11, 1999
Well, since the Marines have given the county their golf course at El Toro, we don't need another one at Mile Square Regional Park. Right? TRINA WILLIAMS Fountain Valley
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June 6, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
A community organization founded in response to the 1995 slaying of Jane Carver near Mile Square Regional Park has been honored by the City Council for helping police find a suspect and raising money in the victim's name for a scholarship fund and reward. The group, Friends of Jane Carver, accepted a certificate of recognition from Mayor John J. Collins, the City Council and Police Chief Elvin G. Miali.
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September 26, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Mile Square Regional Park will host Special Olympics championships in three sports Oct. 4 and 5. Southern California finals in softball, bowling and roller skating are among the activities, spokesman Michael Fitzpatrick said. About 950 athletes are expected, 130 of whom are from Orange County. Opening ceremonies are Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. Southern California Special Olympics, based in Culver City, serves more than 13,000 athletes in 19 sports. Events both days run from 9 a.m. to about 5 p.m.
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