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May 29, 1985 | Julie Stutts
Col. David L. McEvoy will assume command of the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station from Col. Robert G. Mitchell during a change of command ceremony to be held there Thursday. Mitchell will now become the special projects officer at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. McEvoy most recently served as community planning and liaison officer at El Toro. Lt. Col. Samuel J. Ware recently assumed command of the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-465, Marine Aircraft Group-16, at Tustin Marine Corps Air Station.
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October 30, 2004 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
The first homeowners moved onto the old Tustin Marine base Friday, throwing open the door to one of Orange County's largest suburban infill developments. Unperturbed by flatbed trucks ferrying wooden roof beams across the 30-acre property or construction machinery rumbling across the street, the Gonzales family marveled at the new structure they now called home. "This was nothing but weeds and tumbleweeds," Wayne Gonzales said of the once-barren lot off Edinger Avenue and Jamboree Road.
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September 10, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Irvine officials promised Tuesday to honor a commitment by Tustin to offer 14 homes at the former Tustin Marine base as temporary housing for poor families. The homes are on an area of the base within Irvine's boundaries. The bulk of the base is in Tustin. The homes, transitional housing, will be operated by Families Forward of Irvine, formerly known as Irvine Temporary Housing.
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February 29, 2004 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 2,500 hopeful home buyers attended a hoopla-filled sales event Saturday in Tustin, complete with hot dogs, balloon animals and plenty of information handouts. The only thing missing were the homes. The invitation-only event sponsored by developer John Laing Homes was meant to preview the first master-planned community rising on the grounds of the closed Tustin Marine base. It also illustrated Orange County's superheated housing market.
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February 25, 2000 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
The Community Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday issued a request to seek developer interest as the first step in building a commercial business site at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, which was renamed Tustin Legacy by the City Council. Developer responses are due March 24. Information: (714) 573-3124.
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March 10, 1989
A Marine who fled the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station by threatening to blow up his car was identified Thursday as Lance Cpl. Kevin J. Hurley, 19, of Idaho Falls, Ida. Hurley has been missing since Tuesday. Marine Corps spokesmen said that Hurley was being escorted to the base medical facility by another Marine when Hurley said his car's gasoline tank was wired like a bomb and he would detonate it if anyone tried to stop him from leaving.
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December 18, 2002 | From Times staff reports
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday took the first step toward establishing a military history museum in an 18-story blimp hangar at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station by voting to turn over two buildings adjacent to it for use as an interim site. Dozens of veterans packed the hearing to support the idea. A feasibility study estimates the museum would cost $262 million to build and more than $6 million a year to operate.
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June 9, 2000 | Eric C Sanitate, (949) 764-4309
About 550 Irvine homes, including a number of spacious, three-bedroom spreads, are doing little more than gathering dust in an area where the need for affordable and government-subsidized housing is considered dire. Officials from Irvine and Tustin are seeking to change that by renovating the 1,257 vacant houses on the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station for civilian use. Both cities are in a holding pattern over the 1,571-acre installation as they wait for the U.S.
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December 17, 2003 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
The military officers and their families who lived at the Tustin Marine base left four years ago. On Tuesday, movers finally came for their appliances. Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity plucked refrigerators, stoves and water heaters from rows of apartments on the closed base and loaded them onto a truck. The appliances were headed to Habitat's store in Santa Ana, where they will be sold to raise funds for the nonprofit group, which builds homes for low-income families.
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October 8, 2003 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
The Tustin City Council has selected a master planner for the largest parcel of the shuttered Tustin Marine base, capping more than a decade of preparation in the massive redevelopment project, officials said Tuesday. The council voted unanimously Monday evening to grant redevelopment rights on 700 acres of the former military facility to a partnership between Dallas-based home builder Centex Corp. and Walnut-based real estate giant J.F. Shea Co.
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September 10, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Irvine officials promised Tuesday to honor a commitment by Tustin to offer 14 homes at the former Tustin Marine base as temporary housing for poor families. The homes are on an area of the base within Irvine's boundaries. The bulk of the base is in Tustin. The homes, transitional housing, will be operated by Families Forward of Irvine, formerly known as Irvine Temporary Housing.
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May 29, 2003 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
When the Navy announced the closure of the Tustin Marine base in 1993, local officials immediately saw the possibilities in the 1,600-acre windfall -- new homes, parks, shopping malls and tax revenues. After 10 years, three lawsuits and countless hours of lobbying nearly every level of government, those possibilities will begin taking shape today with a groundbreaking for the first 376 homes to be built on the former base.
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December 18, 2002 | From Times staff reports
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday took the first step toward establishing a military history museum in an 18-story blimp hangar at the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station by voting to turn over two buildings adjacent to it for use as an interim site. Dozens of veterans packed the hearing to support the idea. A feasibility study estimates the museum would cost $262 million to build and more than $6 million a year to operate.
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December 18, 2002 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
Tustin has agreed to pay Santa Ana schools $60 million by Dec. 27, closing the book on a protracted land dispute that threatened redevelopment of the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station and jeopardized funding for new campuses in the overcrowded district. Most of the money will go to speed construction of a 2,500-student high school in the rapidly growing southwest area of the city, Santa Ana Unified School District officials said.
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March 27, 1988
A Tustin Marine who faced life in prison after admitting that he tampered with gauges on a CH-53 Sea Stallion to prove that helicopters were unsafe will be discharged with a less-than-honorable discharge, but without a court-martial. Cpl.
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December 14, 2002 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
A proposed Museum of American Military History, to be housed in a blimp hangar on the former Tustin Marine base, would cost $262 million to create and more than $6 million a year to operate, according to a feasibility study conducted for the Orange County Planning Department. The study, which is to be presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, recommends narrowing the museum's focus from general U.S. military history to exploring the U.S.
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December 3, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Santa Ana Unified School District and the city of Tustin agreed Monday to postpone their latest court showdown over the closed Tustin Marine base to allow the district time to study a new compromise offered by the city, district attorneys said. Tustin agreed in May to pay Santa Ana Unified $60 million for the latter's claim to land at the base. At issue is how Tustin will guarantee payment. The school district wants a letter of credit; Tustin is seeking a less costly alternative.
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