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May 13, 2005
Michael Beanan Decades of time and field research have been invested by county, state and federal agencies in proactive, preventive fire management. Today, local county and state park officials do not permit goat grazing (to control wildfire fuels). Instead, a graduated, multi-cut fuel modification zone alternative is employed, such as in the Emerald Bay community to the north of town.The multi-cut, biomass fuel modification program is presently used by the California Department of Forestry and others to protect urban fringe dwellings.
NEWS
April 17, 2009
The following is from the April 7 City Council meeting. ? Transit funds decline The council authorized the city manager to file an application and claim for $944,000 in Local Transportation Funds with the county transportation authority and file amendments that might become necessary due to budget adjustments or changes in the city?s apportionment of the funds. WHAT IT MEANS The city is allowed to apply for 50% of its projected annual transit budget, which is $2,050,300 for the next fiscal year.
NEWS
April 16, 2004
Andrew Edwards A conceptual Master Plan to keep Heisler Park in top shape could be ready for the city in a little over a month. "It will be late May or early June," Asst. City Manager John Pietig said. City planners and consultants are still hammering out the details of the plan, which would address ongoing concerns such as erosion of the park's coastal bluffs and access to the beach. The plan is intended to chart a course for park improvements over the next 50 years, Pietig said.
LOCAL
By Victor Opincar | May 20, 2008
Many locals know the West Ridge Trail well for walking, jogging and biking. For the uninitiated, this is the dirt road between Alta Laguna Park and Aliso Viejo that runs parallel to Laguna Canyon Road with many access points into the Aliso-Wood Canyon Wilderness park.   The trail was becoming hazardous due to erosion from past rains and daily driving by the Laguna Beach County Water District to a water tank.  What the locals and other users don't know is that the Water District stepped up and repaired trail damage around their pipelines and took the initiate to get the County involved.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | October 6, 2011
The city will bypass normal procedures in order to rush repairs on an unstable, eroded slope on Bluebird Canyon Drive that poses a threat to the sewer below. City officials on Tuesday awarded a design/build contract for the repairs without putting the project out to bid, and directed the city manager to implement the project before mid-December, if possible. This includes authorization to issue permits and apply for permits. "We have been working feverishly on this," said David Shissler, the city's director of water quality.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | October 11, 2011
The City Council took emergency action at its Oct. 4 meeting to stabilize the abandoned burn dump, which shed glass, metal and ceramic debris into a residential area in Laguna Canyon during the December deluge. Stabilization measures are to be implemented before mid-December if possible, bypassing normal bidding procedures when necessary, with contracts not to exceed $150,000. Preliminary studies have been conducted to evaluate the options to keep debris out of residential areas and Laguna Creek pending remediation of the site.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | April 14, 2011
The City Council approved moving ahead with short- and long-term solutions to repair the erosion of the creek bank at the Animal Shelter, even though federal money will not be forthcoming. The council added up to $35,000 to the existing shelter renovation contract for immediate repairs to the western side of the creek and restoration of the pedestrian bridge, which was damaged by the December floods. The council also directed the City Manager John Pietig to continue to pursue a project that would restore the creek bank, rebuild the parking lot and protect the shelter from damage, even without Federal Emergency Management Agency funding.
NEWS
By Imran Vittachi, imran.vittachi@latimes.com | November 11, 2010
The northbound lanes of Coast Highway, south of El Morro Elementary School in Laguna Beach, were closed for about six hours Tuesday as a road crew worked to stabilize a slope above the highway, which had fractured through erosion, according to Caltrans officials. The lanes were reopened at 3 p.m. but the No. 2 northbound lane was closed again on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to allow workers to remove embankment material, according to Gloria Roberts, a spokeswoman for Caltrans' District 12 office in Irvine.
NEWS
November 22, 2002
THE GARDEN FANATIC "There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down." -- Don DeLillo "Who'll start the rain?" -- with apologies to CCR "Long as I remember, the rain's been coming down," declared John Fogerty on KRTH-FM (101.1) this week. But, for those of us in Laguna, the early rainfall did arrive. Although it may rain again this weekend, the Santa Ana winds will likely be problematic in many of our gardens.
NEWS
By Josh Aden | October 11, 2007
As soon as summer’s end was around the corner, the city began gearing up for major renovations to Heisler Park. The $5 million project started in September and aims not to make aesthetic improvements, but to make the park more functional. “In general the park’s going to look very similar to how it looked before,” said project manager Wade Brown. “But functionally it will be much better.” New stairs will be installed to Rockpile Beach, where the current structures are no longer safe.
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April 17, 2009
The following is from the April 7 City Council meeting. ? Transit funds decline The council authorized the city manager to file an application and claim for $944,000 in Local Transportation Funds with the county transportation authority and file amendments that might become necessary due to budget adjustments or changes in the city?s apportionment of the funds. WHAT IT MEANS The city is allowed to apply for 50% of its projected annual transit budget, which is $2,050,300 for the next fiscal year.
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May 13, 2005
Michael Beanan Decades of time and field research have been invested by county, state and federal agencies in proactive, preventive fire management. Today, local county and state park officials do not permit goat grazing (to control wildfire fuels). Instead, a graduated, multi-cut fuel modification zone alternative is employed, such as in the Emerald Bay community to the north of town.The multi-cut, biomass fuel modification program is presently used by the California Department of Forestry and others to protect urban fringe dwellings.
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