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  • OCTA responds to city leaders' criticism

    OCTA responds to city leaders' criticism
    The Orange County Transportation Authority told the leaders of Costa Mesa and five other Orange County cities bordering the San Diego (405) Freeway that their concerns over the freeway's proposed improvement will be taken into consideration, according...
  • Commentary: Stop the 'south county Lexus' lanes

    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has devised an audacious scheme, and its spin-off, "alternatives 3 and 3-A," would use billions of Measure M2 freeway congestion-improvement tax dollars to construct toll lanes on the San Diego (405)...
  • OCTA committee rejects 19th Street Bridge appeal

    An Orange County Transportation Authority committee rejected an appeal Monday regarding its decision to eliminate long-term plans for a bridge across the Santa Ana River connecting Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach. The OCTA board deleted decades-old plans...
  • Commentary: OCTA'S 405 compromise doesn't cut it

    Recently, I attended another of the Orange County Transportation Authority's Stakeholder Working Group meetings to discuss the latest proposals to widen the San Diego (405) Freeway from the San Gabriel (605) Freeway to the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway....
  • Triathlon to affect Coast Highway lanes, Crystal Cove

    The 15th annual Pacific Coast Triathlon is planned for Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday morning. Drivers can expect a portion of the southbound lanes on East Coast Highway to be closed from early in the morning until about 11 a.m. Organizers didn't...
  • Mailbag: Respect the rights of grandparents

    Thank you for publishing the story, "Documentary explores grandparent visitation rights," (Sept. 8) about a little-known issue that seems to be a growing problem affecting many families in Orange County and beyond. I am a doting grandparent who enjoys a...
  • Mailbag: Coast Highway, not the harbor, is the danger

    I am an avid paddle boarder, paddling four days each week in Newport Harbor for several years. I also travel Coast Highway each day. The tragic accident and death of two cyclists this week are unfortunate reminders of just how dangerous and narrow...
  • State report: Newport rates high in bike accidents

    As the Newport Beach community mourned two cyclists killed within two days, concerns about cycling safety have resurfaced with fresh intensity. But while city officials and advocates said infrastructure improvements are important, changes must start...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island

    Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island
    A Whole Foods Market grocery opened its doors Wednesday morning at Fashion Island, drawing hundreds of customers who lined up for a chance to be among the first to explore the 32,000-square-foot shop. "I'm just really excited about having [it] close by,"...
  • OCTA board postpones 405 expansion decision

    ORANGE — Keeping alive the hopes of toll lane supporters, the Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors voted Monday to postpone its decision on how to expand the San Diego (405) Freeway between Costa Mesa and Seal Beach. With a 12-...
  • Commentary: In light of cyclist deaths, invest in safety

    Pets over people? That's the picture I came away with after attending the Bicycle Safety Committee meeting Monday evening at the Newport Beach Central Library. There were well over 100 in attendance, some of whom gave very moving testimonies...
  • Commentary: Cycling is unsafe in the village

    With the idea of improving bicycle safety and encouraging bicycle riding, the city of Newport Beach has added bicycle "sharrow" markings and other signage to East Coast Highway, between MacArthur Boulevard and Poppy Avenue, and on Bayside Drive through...