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May 26, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Ed Campagna is ready to roll. He wears a pair of pricey bicycling eyeshades to protect his eyes from insects, road debris and glare. He has a helmet and padded gloves in case of a fall. Mounted on his handlebars is a small computer that will tell him how far and how fast he is traveling on this Sunday morning. Then there are the extra batteries taped to the beefy steel frame of his Schwinn cruiser. "That's because I listen to the radio while I ride," says Campagna, 44, a Yorba Linda doctor.
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June 16, 2003 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
Yan Louie tries to ride every day. He jumps on his bike and picks up the Santa Ana River Trail near his house in Yorba Linda. About an hour and a half later, the 47-year-old satellite scientist for Boeing hits the coast near Newport Beach, stops for lunch at an Italian restaurant and heads home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2003 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
Yan Louie tries to ride every day. He jumps on his bike and picks up the Santa Ana River Trail near his house in Yorba Linda. About an hour and a half later, the 47-year-old satellite scientist for Boeing hits the coast near Newport Beach, stops for lunch at an Italian restaurant and heads home.
OPINION
April 13, 2003 | Lou Correa, Assemblyman Lou Correa represents Santa Ana, Anaheim and Garden Grove. Assembly Bill 496 will be heard in the Assembly Natural Resources committee April 21.
In a clash of vision and politics, the battle for the Santa Ana River Conservancy has begun. Some in Orange County would like to see the watershed and the river protected as it flows to the ocean. These groups include the Friends of Harbors, Beachs and Parks and the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. Others, including three members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Water District, have come out against Assembly Bill 496, which would create the Santa Ana River Conservancy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1993
It is disingenuous for the Army Corps of Engineers to assert that the Santa Ana River flood-control project must detour cyclists onto streets for safety considerations ("Bicyclists Want River Trail to Stay Open," June 3). Consider: According to corps documents, an off-road detour was planned, constructed and now sits idle. Since this off-road detour is adjacent to, but not within, the project area, the Orange County Bicycle Coalition (OCBC) wonders why it has not been made available to the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1993 | BILL BILLITER
The Orange County Bicycle Coalition, which represents local bike riders, will this weekend be encouraging the cycling community to protest the closure of parts of the Santa Ana River Trail. "We'll be passing out leaflets to get the support of bicyclists," said Paul E. Pirtle, a member of the coalition. "We'll have representatives handing out the leaflets near the trail, just south of the San Diego Freeway in Costa Mesa."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1986
While riding my bicycle along the Santa Ana River trail in Huntington Beach, I witnessed an accident involving a cyclist. The cyclist fell from his bicycle while trying to avoid a dog who was accompanying his running master. Luckily, the cyclist was unhurt, but the accident never should have occurred in the first place because the dog should have been leashed. As an avid cyclist who uses the Santa Ana River trail daily, I am concerned about the problem of joggers, runners, walkers and even fellow cyclists who let their dogs run free while they pursue their favorite leisure activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2000
Re "Park Plan Gives Wildlife a Way," March 17: To see that the Orange County River Park is finally coming to fruition is really great news for Orange County residents, at least those of us who care about saving some open space for wildlife and people. The next step is to shoot down one of the most damaging toll-road plans of all time, now in the planning stage: to build a toll road covering 10 miles of the Santa Ana River. The proposed toll road would destroy 10 miles of feeding grounds for shorebirds and also destroy the Santa Ana River Trail, a 50-mile urban wonder.
NEWS
June 11, 1988 | JOHN McKINNEY
For most of its length, Southern California's largest river is not a thing of beauty. Concrete-lined and channelized, the Santa Ana River that crosses Orange County is a thoroughly domesticated watercourse. Its once-extensive riverbed has been covered with subdivisions, its natural course altered for human convenience. Glimpsing the river as it passes Costa Mesa back yards, Anaheim Stadium or the Interstate 10-Interstate 15 interchange does not in truth inspire further exploration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1992
The Orange County Bicycle Coalition does not shun off-road trails as stated in the article "A Recreational Bottleneck" (Nov. 16). Although I personally do not use off-road trails, which may have been misunderstood by the reporter, the OCBC works very hard on behalf of commuter and recreational off-road cyclists. OCBC members fully support off-road bicycle paths. Earlier this year, the OCBC stopped the city of Huntington Beach from building a parking lot because the proposed entrances intersected the beach bike path.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2000
Re "Park Plan Gives Wildlife a Way," March 17: To see that the Orange County River Park is finally coming to fruition is really great news for Orange County residents, at least those of us who care about saving some open space for wildlife and people. The next step is to shoot down one of the most damaging toll-road plans of all time, now in the planning stage: to build a toll road covering 10 miles of the Santa Ana River. The proposed toll road would destroy 10 miles of feeding grounds for shorebirds and also destroy the Santa Ana River Trail, a 50-mile urban wonder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The Santa Ana River bike trail is taking a detour. The trail, used by hundreds of cyclists a week, will be diverted through the city on Taft Avenue and Batavia Street while the county works on the river's drainage course. The City Council agreed to prohibit parking on Taft between the river and Batavia Street until the work is completed, probably by November. Public Works Director Harry W. Thomas said that the detour route is likely to be busy.
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April 16, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
Santa Ana River cyclists will be detoured onto city streets beginning late next week when the bike trail between Warner Avenue and 17th Street closes for the start of construction on the next stretch of the flood-control project. Because of liability and safety concerns by Santa Ana city officials, a bike route was not agreed to until Thursday, county officials said.
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January 5, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
The Santa Ana River Trail, heavily used by bicycle riders, walkers, joggers and horseback riders, will be open without detours from the ocean to Yorba Linda during a three-month construction halt. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the midst of a $1.4-billion project to provide better floor protection along the river. The project, to be completed by 2000, has included rerouting parts of the 26-mile trail to permit construction. The Corps on Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1993
In an editorial ("Bike Trail Detours Are Price of Progress" June 20), The Times advised Santa Ana River Trail bicyclists to be patient while the trail is disrupted due to flood control construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Orange County Bicycle Coalition feels that, while patience is certainly a virtue and trail detours on the public streets may at times be needed, still some hard questions remain that deserve answers: Do the construction contracts let by the Corps really say, "A safe and continuous bicycle trail through the project area shall be open at all times"?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1993
It is disingenuous for the Army Corps of Engineers to assert that the Santa Ana River flood-control project must detour cyclists onto streets for safety considerations ("Bicyclists Want River Trail to Stay Open," June 3). Consider: According to corps documents, an off-road detour was planned, constructed and now sits idle. Since this off-road detour is adjacent to, but not within, the project area, the Orange County Bicycle Coalition (OCBC) wonders why it has not been made available to the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1993
Two men were found only miles apart along the Santa Ana River early Sunday, one of them an apparent homicide victim and the other suffering from stab wounds but still alive, police said. "I don't know if there's any connection between the incidents," Costa Mesa Police Officer Rene Meng said. The body of Rafael Galvan Campa, 42, of Santa Ana was found about 7 a.m. by a passerby on a walkway on the west side of the Santa Ana River trail, south of the Fairview Avenue overpass, Santa Ana Police Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The Santa Ana River bike trail is taking a detour. The trail, used by hundreds of cyclists a week, will be diverted through the city on Taft Avenue and Batavia Street while the county works on the river's drainage course. The City Council agreed to prohibit parking on Taft between the river and Batavia Street until the work is completed, probably by November. Public Works Director Harry W. Thomas said that the detour route is likely to be busy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1993 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cyclists who use the Santa Ana River bike trail will be taking to Fountain Valley streets beginning Monday when the trail officially closes for the next phase of the flood-control project. But unhappy riders say the detour is dangerous and will cause delays. Part of the bike trail has been closed for about two years during construction between the ocean and the San Diego Freeway overpass. Detours have routed cyclists onto city streets in Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa.
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