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September 12, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
A state task force on the dangers of asbestos in public buildings has concluded that the cancer-causing material poses significant problems in most government facilities in California and that the cost of reducing exposure to workers and the public may run as high as $660 million, according to a report obtained by The Times.
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July 7, 2001 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It takes a stretch of the imagination to see the front entrance of the Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana as a work of art. But it once was. A towering white- and gray-marble building, the courthouse is the subject of a debate over artistic integrity and compromise. Civic leaders and city and county officials agree that the dried-up basin of cracked cement tile is an eyesore and in dire need of repair. They just can't agree on how to restore it.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors, overriding its own policy of not naming buildings after county officials still living, unanimously agreed Tuesday to put the name of former Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates on a crime lab building constructed under his tenure. Gates, who pushed for funding of the state-of-the-art forensic science center, retired at the end of last year from the post he had held for 24 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2001 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It takes a stretch of the imagination to see the front entrance of the Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana as a work of art. But, in fact, it once was. A towering white-and-gray marble building, the courthouse is the subject of heated debate over artistic integrity and compromise. Civic leaders and city and county officials agree that the dried-up basin of cracked concrete tile out front is an eyesore in dire need of repair. They just can't agree on how best to restore it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1990
A new South County office of the Social Services Agency has opened to provide assistance through the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, food stamp and Medi-Cal programs. The new office will serve El Toro, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente and Emerald Bay.
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April 20, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just hours after a deadly car-bomb explosion at a federal building in Oklahoma City, bomb threats forced the evacuation Wednesday of hundreds of workers from the FBI's headquarters in Santa Ana and from the Anaheim City Hall amid an air of heightened security and jittery nerves at government buildings across Orange County.
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March 31, 1990 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. immigration officials are seeking $10 million to pay for the first-phase construction of a long-projected Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5 south of San Clemente. The funding request, included as part of the 1991 budget proposal of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, brings the proposal for the $30-million facility one step closer to reality. The $10 million is a partial request, but approval is still far from guaranteed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1999
After more than a decade of fighting for additional space, court officials in south Orange County are on the threshold of getting approval for a new courthouse to replace their severely cramped quarters. The county's Board of Supervisors at its Oct. 19 meeting is expected to approve a plan to build a new structure next to the existing Laguna Niguel facility off Crown Valley Parkway. "It's a 'Legoland' courthouse--one that could be expanded as time goes by," said Supervisor Thomas W. Wilson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1999 | JACK LEONARD and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brad Gates is still alive, but Orange County supervisors are poised to grant the former sheriff an honor they have reserved for the dead. Two supervisors are asking their colleagues to allow Gates' name to be emblazoned on a Sheriff's Department building as a tribute to his 24 years of service as the county's top cop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Threats to security at the Hall of Administration have prompted Orange County supervisors to call a closed-door session Tuesday with sheriff's officials to discuss security lapses in county buildings. The weak security surfaced in a confidential report requested by county officials in the wake of the October shooting of five people by a postal worker before a Riverside City Council meeting. The shooter also was wounded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider preliminary construction plans for a $12-million Orange County coroner's office in Santa Ana, complete with a state-sponsored training facility for medical examiners across California. The proposal calls for the demolition of the existing single-story office at 1071 W. Santa Ana Blvd., and replacing it with a two-story facility that is four times larger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Orange County government's power bill expected to increase 40% or more, officials have been urged to look for ways to slash costs, including alternative work schedules for the county's 15,000 workers and generating its own energy. As a major energy user, the county paid $12 million over the last year for lights, air conditioning and heating at more than 220 buildings. With power costs rising, the $13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000
Firefighters moved out of an Orange County Fire Authority building in San Juan Capistrano this week so the facility can be made more earthquake-proof. The crew's home away from home is the Mission Inn, and fire engines stand ready in the parking lot. This marks the 17th Fire Authority building to be retrofitted in recent years, and three more will be done in coming months, officials said. The work costs $80,000 to $100,000 per building, authority spokesman Capt. Paul Hunter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2000 | JAIMEE ROSE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's going to be a long party. On Wednesday, the county kicked off a 17-month centennial celebration of the old county courthouse. The party, which starts in time for the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking, will wrap in November 2001, the anniversary of the official dedication. Wednesday's festivities included a ceremony in the historic courtroom and a luncheon. Other events will be scheduled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Buena Park Civic Center was built in the early 1960s, it was considered state of the art. But, according to the mayor, the concept did not work. The eight campus-style buildings that house the council chamber and city clerk's office, the city manager's office, the Finance Department, the Planning Department, employee lounge, engineering building, Police Department and redevelopment building are spread out over 10 acres.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1999
After more than a decade of fighting for additional space, court officials in south Orange County are on the threshold of getting approval for a new courthouse to replace their severely cramped quarters. The county's Board of Supervisors at its Oct. 19 meeting is expected to approve a plan to build a new structure next to the existing Laguna Niguel facility off Crown Valley Parkway. "It's a 'Legoland' courthouse--one that could be expanded as time goes by," said Supervisor Thomas W. Wilson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1998 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Does Shangri-La need a courthouse? Not if you ask about 2,000 Rancho Santa Margarita homeowners living near a proposed site for a new South County courthouse. Once labeled a paradise by a national TV news magazine, Rancho Santa Margarita is on the county's short list for an $82-million, 19-courtroom complex. It may not be surprising that residents living near the proposed municipal courthouse oppose the prospect of suspected criminals being bused to their bucolic, mountain-view community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1998
Residents opposed to construction of a South County courthouse in the community will meet tonight with county Supervisor Thomas W. Wilson. Residents formed Citizens for a Safe Rancho Santa Margarita to oppose the project, citing concerns that a courthouse would draw criminals to the community. The county recently set aside about $5 million for a courthouse to replace an overcrowded complex in Laguna Niguel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than a decade of fighting for additional space, court officials in south Orange County are on the threshold of getting approval for a new courthouse to replace their severely cramped quarters. The Board of Supervisors at its Oct. 19 meeting is expected to approve a plan to build a structure next to the existing Laguna Niguel facility off Crown Valley Parkway. "It's a 'Legoland' courthouse--one that could be expanded as time goes by," Supervisor Tom Wilson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors, overriding its own policy of not naming buildings after county officials still living, unanimously agreed Tuesday to put the name of former Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates on a crime lab building constructed under his tenure. Gates, who pushed for funding of the state-of-the-art forensic science center, retired at the end of last year from the post he had held for 24 years.
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