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May 7, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff, Henry Rivero, Susan Greene / Los Angeles Times
Address: 21501 Chapman Ave., Orange. Description: The county's oldest regional park encompasses 477 acres of oak and sycamore groves set among rolling foothills, bisected by Santiago Creek. It was dedicated in 1897 as Orange County Park after James Irvine Jr. sold the original 160 acres to the county for $1.
August 26, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
An apparent booze-fueled dispute over loud music between two groups at a Chino campground over the weekend escalated to the point where men from both sides drew guns and opened fire. No one was hurt, but the two alleged gunmen have plenty to explain. It turns out that the rival gun-toting campers were both Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. Authorities suspect the off-duty cops learned they were colleagues only after their campground showdown. Chino police officers were called to Prado Regional Park early Sunday morning.
September 30, 1989 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
Former San Diego City Councilman Mike Gotch, long considered a champion of environmental causes and a veteran player in regional government affairs, has been chosen to be executive director of the public agency that is planning a 43-mile-long regional park that will stretch from the foothills of Julian to the Pacific at Del Mar.
July 11, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., the owner of Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, reported a boost in revenue from visitors spending more at its parks through the Fourth of July holiday period. Cedar Fair, one of the nation's largest regional theme-park operators, took in $456 million, a 5% increase over the same period last year, the company reported Tuesday. The period through the Fourth of July holiday traditionally represents about one-third of the company's full-year revenue.
July 19, 1989
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday accepted 114 acres at Upper Newport Bay from the Irvine Co. to complete a regional park on the area's scenic bluffs overlooking an ecological reserve. The county already owns about 16 acres on the bay along Jamboree Road that will connect with the 114 acres received Tuesday. The new acquisition extends west from Jamboree Road and then along the north side of the bay.
February 15, 1990
City, county and state officials today will dedicate the site of a long-proposed county regional park. The ceremonies, to be at 11 a.m. on Seapoint Street near Palm Avenue, will mark the first phase of the Bolsa Chica Linear Regional Park. The new park overlooks the shoreline that has been blackened in recent days by the oil spill from the American Trader. "You can look from the park site and see the infamous oil spill," noted Barbara Foster, executive assistant to county Supervisor Harriett M.
August 23, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
After reaching a settlement, community and environmental activists agreed Friday to drop their lawsuit to block part of the former March Air Reserve Base from being transformed into a mammoth business park. Along with reducing warehouse space and trying to curtail truck diesel fumes, the base's Joint Powers Authority agreed to build a regional park and other improvements.
August 19, 1989 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
Overseers of a proposed 43-mile-long regional park that would stretch across the midsection of San Diego County learned Friday that the county independently has ordered appraisals on two critical properties in the San Dieguito River Valley that, if acquired, would begin to turn the paper park into reality. The news was hailed by directors of the San Dieguito River Valley Regional Park, which so far is both penniless and propertyless.
April 8, 1988 | ANDREA ESTEPA, Times Staff Writer
Saying he wants to protect the only natural open space in the Otay Mesa-Nestor area from "piecemeal development," San Diego City Councilman Bob Filner proposed Thursday that a regional park be established along the Otay River between San Diego Bay and Otay Lakes.
A 100-acre parcel on Kimball Road at the Santa Paula Freeway is the best of 14 potential sites for a new regional park on the city's east end, according to a city report released Friday. For a long time, communities such as Saticoy, Montalvo and Wells have been without their fair share of parks, according to the report. In 1987, the city purchased 87 acres at Petit Avenue and Telephone Road with the intent of turning the land into a regional park.
October 16, 2011 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
Three women were killed Saturday afternoon in San Dimas when their jet ski crashed into a powerboat, injuring four others, authorities said. The collision between the Sea-Doo watercraft and the boat occurred about 4:30 p.m. in Puddingstone Reservoir at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, said Matt Levesque, a Los Angeles County Fire Department inspector. "It was a pretty severe accident in the middle of the water," Levesque said. The three people killed — ages 25, 35 and 60 — were not identified, he said.
September 18, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Lake Machado is best known as the swampy hide-out of Reggie, the abandoned alligator who eluded animal control officers for two years. However, the 31-acre lake and surrounding Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park serve as an important stopover for migratory birds. Although Reggie was finally snagged with a dog-catcher's pole in 2007 and trucked to the Los Angeles Zoo, alien species and pollution remain serious problems at the park, which is a receptacle for urban runoff from Los Angeles County storm drains.
October 16, 2009 | Lauren Williams
Riding her bike throughout Long Beach, Carol Hillis became a frequent sight for residents. She was a local teacher for 25 years, subbing the last six, and she was an avid runner and cyclist. She would cycle along the San Gabriel River, through her Long Beach neighborhood and at El Dorado East Regional Park. When she died of cancer this summer at 61, nearly 700 people came to El Dorado -- where Hillis had spent so much of her time -- to celebrate her life. The Hillises chose El Dorado park because it was central to their community and it was accommodating.
July 4, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Budget cuts have forced Los Angeles County parks officials to restrict swimming at three lakes this summer. Starting Monday, parks officials are closing beaches at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area in Castaic, Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas and Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 7. Beach closure signs will be posted at park entrances, parking lots and shorelines, a parks spokesman said.
November 28, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Stan Shook parked his car, paid a $3 parking fee and unloaded his two dogs at Peters Canyon Regional Park, a scenic 350-acre hiking sanctuary between Orange and Tustin. Rather than well-lighted restroom buildings, playground equipment, concession areas and long hours, the public finds little more than portable toilets and gates that close at sunset. No frills here.
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.
Two miles from the bustling Laguna Hills Mall, a red-shouldered hawk glided effortlessly toward a thick grove of gnarly oaks, towering sycamores and brushy elderberry trees. "Look at that. Isn't it beautiful?" county Park Ranger Bruce Buchman called out last week, pointing to the bird soaring above the dirt path that winds through the picturesque Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park.
January 24, 1990 | STEVE CHURM
A special meeting to select an advisory committee and begin planning for a new 114-acre regional park in Upper Newport Bay will be held tonight at the Newport Dunes Clubhouse. Most of the land for the proposed Upper Newport Bay Regional Park was acquired last summer by the county from the Irvine Co. in exchange for approval of nearby residential and commercial developments in the 1980s. The county park will not include any wetlands, which are managed by the state Department of Fish and Game.
June 22, 2004 | Jeff Gottlieb and Susan Anasagasti, Times Staff Writers
Until the young woman from Massachusetts was brutally assaulted, this had been her most recent home: 3,300 acres of oak and pine trees, mule deer and rattlesnakes, minutes from suburban Rancho Santa Margarita in south Orange County, where the average house is worth $600,000. O'Neill Regional Park's 86 camping spaces provide a temporary home for drifters and vacationers -- people from a few miles away or the other side of the continent.
June 5, 2004 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finished removing old artillery rounds from a section of O'Neill Regional Park in southern Orange County, and within two months will decide when to begin clearing the rest of the park. During a two-week project that ended last week, technicians found 12 ordnance-related items along a 22-foot-wide corridor being planned as a bike path. None of the munitions discovered in the search area of 1 2/3 acres was live.
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