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  • Federal officials struggle to maintain order at toll road hearing

    Federal officials struggle to maintain order at toll road hearing
    Federal officials hoping for decorum laid down the rules at the outset of Monday's public hearing on whether to build a toll road through a state park: no booing, no cheering. The public's response: Boos and cheers reminiscent of February's raucous...
  • Shortages added fuel to O.C. fire

    Shortages added fuel to O.C. fire
    Before the Santiago fire started in the hills northeast of Irvine, the Orange County fire department already had been hobbled. Its fire engines were staffed below national standards, it had fewer firefighters per capita than neighboring counties, and its...
  • Drought-gardening resources

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: For the last four years it has developed programs with information about landscaping, irrigation upgrades, resource guides, grants and retailers of California-friendly plants. To learn how to adjust your...
  • Hundreds in O.C. still without power

    High winds and fires have left about 9,250 homes in Southern California without power tonight as fires continued to batter the region, said Gil Alexander of Southern California Edison. Some people could still be without service for the next 24 hours. In...
  • Metrolink planners hope better service will lure more riders

    As the Metrolink train pulled into the Santa Ana station, Martha Hernandez grabbed her purse, carry-all and coffee and boarded the train to Union Station. At 6:22 a.m. the train will take less than an hour to reach Los Angeles, where she will take a...
  • Orange County Great Park balloon on the rise again

    Orange County Great Park balloon on the rise again
    For more than four months Irvine's balloon ride, the lone attraction at the fledgling Orange County Great Park, sat grounded and criticism grew that the project was neither great nor a park. The ride will rise skyward again Saturday, a year after it...
  • The hills are green, but all's not well

    The hills are green, but all's not well
    Recent downpours have turned Orange County foothills charred by October's ferocious Santiago fire a vivid emerald green. From a distance, the explosion of life offers a powerful testament to nature's resilience. Up close, it also provides a worrisome omen...
  • Is O.C. parks debate a power play?

    When Orange County officials first reviewed a plan by the Irvine Co. to drain runoff from its massive Santiago Hills housing development into county-owned Irvine Regional Park, they were deeply troubled. Parks administrators thought the arrangement...
  • A few closures remain as fires flicker out

    Disaster aid Fire victims can apply for federal, state and local assistance at the following locations: Los Angeles County • Castaic Regional Sports Complex, 31230 N. Castaic Road, Castaic 91384 • Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway,...
  • Why some averted disaster

    For nearly an hour, Marianne Shannon thought Stevenson Ranch's luck had run out. The winds seemed so fast, much stronger than in 2003, when the last massive fire threatened her home. She watched from her cul-de-sac Monday afternoon as flames exploded...
  • Hidden in O.C.'s foothills, a gnarled reminder of California's past

    Hidden in O.C.'s foothills, a gnarled reminder of California's past
    Wildfires destroy, but they can also reveal. For years, a monument marking the site of one of Orange County's most infamous killings sat largely obscured amid a thicket of mustard plants a hundred yards or so from the Foothill toll road. But when the...