Tag Archive for Nature

Speak up for Costa Mesa Bike Trails Next Week!

Hey, everyone… Especially our fine Costa Mesa readers! Please remember to attend the January 15th Costa Mesa City Council Meeting at 6:00 PM to support turning the Paularino and Santa Ana/Delhi flood control channel maintenance road within Costa Mesa into a multipurpose trail to connect the Santa Ana River Regional Trail to the Upper Newport…

Landslide Hits Modjeska Canyon

A slide caused the evacuation of about 15 horses Sunday afternoon from a stable in Modjeska Canyon, [OCFA] fire Capt. Mike Blawn reported. “It appears part of a hill came down when an intense storm cell moved through the area, bringing heavy rain and hail,” Blawn said. Mud slid into the stables at 17286 Modjeska…

What Do YOU Think About All the Cancer in the Air?

The risk levels are “clearly too high, and unacceptable, relative to breathing air here in Southern California,” said Barry Wallerstein, executive officer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which released the study. “The acceptable risk level is really down somewhere between one and 10 in a million.” But unfortunately, The Register reports today…

What Do YOU Think About the Ladera Ranch Power Plant Controversy?

  “It’s frustrating because the community is being portrayed as crybabies,” said Elizabeth Hall, [Ladera Hope’s] spokeswoman. “We are up in arms because there will be toxic emissions and toxic ammonia housed on the site in an 18.000-gallon drum.” Ladera Hope, a nonprofit advocating for Ladera Ranch residents, filed a lawsuit against the county, its…

No Mo’ Toll Road to Trestles: We Win

  In the words of Congressman Ken Calvert, “thanks to Reps. Susan Davis and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a toll road project that has been years in the making has been set back indefinitely.”  Look at what I found this morning at JOMO Blog! I see a lovely epitaph to “Foothill-South”, the now dead effort to…

No Mo’ Toll Road to Trestles? What Do YOU Think?

H/T to our friends down south at San Diego Politico for catching this! The SD Union-Tribune recently reported that Susan Davis’ amendment requiring TCA to comply with California law in extending the 241 Toll Road to Trestles may just end up succeeding. Remember when Susan Davis & Loretta Sanchez attached that amendment to the Defense…