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  • OCTA may amend 405 plan in Costa Mesa

    OCTA may amend 405 plan in Costa Mesa
    The Orange County Transportation Authority is working on a second toll-road option for the San Diego (405) Freeway improvement project that would keep the Fairview Road overpass from being torn down. The option, called Alternative "3-A," would have two...
  • Mailbag: Stop toll-lane proposal for the 405 Freeway

    Re. "405 plan may be amended," (Aug. 7): Oh boy, here we go again. Those money-hungry public agencies never give up, from the Orange County Transportation Authority up through the ranks to Sacramento. Your front-page article failed to clearly define...
  • Coastal Commission approves Sunset Ridge Park

    After more than 20 years of planning, the city of Newport Beach on Thursday received the California Coastal Commission's approval for Sunset Ridge Park. City leaders rejoiced that their design changes finally swayed enough commissioners, who voted 8 to 4...
  • Commentary: Do not relocate third lane on Coast Highway

    In 2004, at the request of the city of Newport Beach, the state of California relinquished all responsibility, including maintenance and liability for the length of East Coast Highway that extends from Newport Coast Drive to Jamboree Road, to...
  • 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)...
  • Bridge plan may go nowhere

    The proposed 19th Street bridge, a project that has generated contention for years as it has teetered on the edge of existence, may be back on its way to being deleted from the Orange County Transportation Authority's Master Plan of Arterial Highways....
  • Police: Fleeing suspect wanted on drug charges

    A Costa Mesa police pursuit ended Monday when the female suspect fled her vehicle and jumped off a San Diego (405) Freeway bridge, police said. The pursuit began at 10:47 a.m. when an officer on a motorcycle tried to pull the woman over for traffic...
  • OCTA kills proposed 19th Street Bridge

    The Orange County Transportation Authority board unanimously voted Monday to remove the proposed 19th Street Bridge from the county's master plan, a move that ends decades of debate for the contentious connector over the Santa Ana River. The bridge,...
  • Mailbag: Writer misstated facts about Sandra Genis

  • Respected city administrator puts it in park

    Respected city administrator puts it in park
    He'll never look at traffic lights the same way as everybody else. After more than 22 years at Costa Mesa City Hall, many of them in the transportation department, Peter Naghavi is on the path to retirement starting next week. But it won't quite be...
  • 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....