• Juan Valdez

    Imagine all the pollution coming from those cars by a park’s for disabled children. Imagine a car crash and the whole hill catching on fire. Imagine the 6000 tons of concrete by our community, decimating our vegetation, mitigated land.. Imagine all that!! that is what Mr. Bastone proposes. He should be ashamed he is even part of the medical field!!

  • Roger Butow

    OMG, actual facts, actual science, not speculation?
    Round up the usual suspects.
    I too felt as if the comments by Mr. Bastone read like a TCA promo ad, he read like a for hire stalking horse…..I hope that the TCA’s victorious removal of the SSOC (via Settlement & Promissory Agreements) from the fray turns out to be a Pyrrhic one: Win the battle but lose the war to pave over some of the last best open space, i.e,, voraciously, uselessly, needlessly destroy yet more of the San Juan Creek watershed & San Clemente sub-sheds.

  • Amanda Quintanilla

    “Great
    article! I am glad that Dr. Viele wrote this article in response to Mr.
    Bastone. I spent over thirty years in Nursing throughout our community
    and I completely disagree with Mr. Bastone article.

    In emergency situations minutes do matter and that is why people are directed to call 911.

    If you don’t know the circumstances when to call 911, I would urge
    people to be prepared and find out before an emergency situation.

    In his article, Mr. Bastone blames others of using scare tactics,
    but he is guilty of doing the same thing to promote a toll road.

    He stated, “Recently a small plane crash on I-405 and a raging
    fire in San Clemente reminded us that emergency situations compound
    traffic, thereby increasing the risks to public safety. In these cases,
    the absence of the 73 Toll Road could have made a bad situation
    manifestly worse.”

    What he doesn’t mention is how people respond in an emergency
    situation. He doesn’t mention all the people that pulled over and
    assisted, which included an off-duty firefighter that provided medical
    assistance at the scene.

    He doesn’t mention all of the 40 Orange County fire crews and the
    personnel from John Wayne Airport that assisted. The personnel from John
    Wayne Airport used their foam system to put out the fire.

    This was all over social media and we all saw how people came
    together. Just like we have to come together and fight the TCA and a
    Toll Road from destroying South Orange County.”

  • Becky

    Well stated. Thank you!

  • Elizabeth Corder

    Thank you for being concerned for the health and well-being of our kids and families.

  • Joanna Mathews

    Thank you so much for sharing your concerns as a physician. I have kids that would end up eventually having to go to a high school that may be affected by the 241 toll road extension. I not only worry about their health and all the children that live here in San Clemente, but I also have safety concerns. If there was an accident such as a vehicle flying over the flyover and crashing onto homes or schools or even a fire would be devastating to our city and residents including the many children that live here.

  • Amanda Quintanilla

    Great
    article! I am glad that Dr. Viele wrote this article in response to
    Mr. Bastone. I spent over thirty years in Nursing throughout our
    community and I completely disagree with Mr. Bastone article. In
    emergency situations minutes do matter and that is why people are
    directed to call 911.
    If you don’t know the circumstances when to call 911, I would urge people to be prepared and find out before an emergency situation.

    In
    his article, Mr. Bastone blames others of using scare tactics, but he
    is guilty of doing the same thing to promote a toll road.

    He stated, “Recently a
    small plane crash on I-405 and a raging fire in San Clemente reminded us
    that emergency situations compound traffic, thereby increasing the
    risks to public safety. In these cases, the absence of the 73 Toll Road
    could have made a bad situation manifestly worse.”

    What he doesn’t mention is how people respond in an emergency situation. He doesn’t mention all the people that pulled over and assisted, which included an off-duty firefighter
    that provided medical assistance at the scene.

    He doesn’t mention all of the 40
    Orange County fire crews and the personnel from John Wayne Airport that
    assisted. The personnel from John Wayne Airport used their foam system
    to put out the fire.

    This was all over social media and we all saw how people came together. Just like we have to come together and fight the TCA and the Toll Road.

    Please don’t give into scare tactics.

  • Eva O’Ke

    My comment was deleted. Thank you Dr. Viele.

  • Eva O’Ke

    The TRUTH!!!! Thank you.