On June 20, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) and the Orange County Transportation Agency celebrate the dedication of 1,300 acres of permanently preserved lands. Melanie Schlotterbeck writes that it's a culmination, noting that activist leaders took the long view in 2000 in creating the Green Vision Map that highlighted lands in Orange County that needed to be protected along with a leadership role by partnering with the OCTA to conserve lands through Measure M2, the county half-cent sales tax.
Trips to casinos and wineries were some of the destinations that Santa Ana city officials improperly allowed under a public transportation service for seniors, according to a review by the Orange County Transportation Authority.
More than 50 years ago, a Sicilian immigrant built the Park Vue Inn across from Disneyland. Now his grandson says a streetcar project conceived primarily for Disney's benefit is threatening the life of the family business.