future land use, road traffic, and noise and air pollution in Orange
County. L.A. politicians would decide who gets the jobs, what
property values are hurt, and whether sections of our county become
like the neighborhoods around Los Angeles International.
The Navy is scheduled to begin auctioning the land on Jan. 5. A
Los Angeles high bid in the auction, or a subsequent purchase from
the successful bidders, likely would be coupled with state
legislation to override Measure W and the will of Orange County
voters regarding reuse of the property. Everyone in the media,
elected officials throughout the county, and the general public must
stay alert to this threat to our way of life.
Editor, El Toro Info Site
Completed airport would change minds
The "coffin" of the El Toro international airport may have lots of
nails in it, but it is a trick coffin, and there are many reasons why
the airport exists, ("El Toro fight rolls on," Coastline Pilot, Dec.
17). It is a natural site for an airport away from the coast in a
calm fog-free valley, with energy-efficient cross runways pointing to
where airplanes need to go.
El Toro has two 10,000-foot runways and two 8,000-foot runways,
and it does not have to be built. It can handle 30 million annual
passengers, and, unlike other airports, nobody is in its noise zone.
When the flights begin at El Toro, we will all breath a sigh of
relief, and we will all use El Toro instead of John Wayne and LAX.
Opposition to the airport will disappear when citizens find their
quality of life is enhanced. I love Fullerton, I love Los Angeles, I
love the Department of Transportation and the Navy, and I love the
businessmen who make this economy work, as opposed to the handful of
housing developers that are running roughshod over the land. It is
time to turn on the lights at El Toro.
Friendship Shelter is venue to be proud of
All Lagunans should be proud that we have an organization like the
Friendship Shelter in our town. Join me in supporting the Friendship