Caltrans Takes Over the Peaceful Serenity of Dana Point

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Photo by South OC Beaches of Caltrans Work on I-5 Freeway at Stonehill in Capo Beach.

Caltrans night work has switched to day work so area residents can sleep at night.
The next three weeks Caltrans has to create a stable foundation for the I-5 freeway near Dana Point.
The equipment used will create loud sounds.
The logic is that area residents need to sleep so Caltrans will be working during daytime hours.
There will also be significant lane closures during this time. Continue reading “Caltrans Takes Over the Peaceful Serenity of Dana Point”

Laguna Beach Parking, Traffic and Circulation Meeting Tonight at 6:00pm

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The Laguna Beach Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee meets tonight, Thursday January 22 2015 at 6:00pm.
The meeting will be held at The Susi Q Community Center located at 380 Third Avenue.
The public is encouraged to attend. Continue reading “Laguna Beach Parking, Traffic and Circulation Meeting Tonight at 6:00pm”

Dana Point Traffic Improvement SubCommittee Meeting Today at 3:00pm: Town Center Lantern District Update

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The Dana Point Traffic Improvement SubCommittee meets today, Wednesday January 22 2015 at 3:00pm.
The Committee is meeting at City Council Chambers located at 33282 Golden Lantern Street.
The public is encouraged to attend. Continue reading “Dana Point Traffic Improvement SubCommittee Meeting Today at 3:00pm: Town Center Lantern District Update”

Laguna Beach Urban Planning Meeting Today 8:00am

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The Laguna Beach Urban Planning Coordinating Committee Meets Today, Friday December 12 2014 at 8:00am.
The Committee meets in the Community Room at the Susi Q Community Center.
Susi Q Community Center is located at 380 Third Street.

Continue reading “Laguna Beach Urban Planning Meeting Today 8:00am”

Laguna Canyon Road Task Force Updates the Laguna Beach Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee Tonight

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The Laguna Beach Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee meets tonight, Thursday December 4 2014 at 6:00pm.
The Committee is meeting at the Community Room at the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center.
The Center is located at 380 Third Street.

Continue reading “Laguna Canyon Road Task Force Updates the Laguna Beach Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee Tonight”

Laguna Canyon Road to be discussed at Laguna Beach City Council Meeting Tonight

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The Laguna Beach City Council meets tonight, Tuesday December 2 2014 at 6:00pm.
The Council meets at Laguna Beach City Hall Council Chambers.
The City Hall is located at 505 Forest Avenue.
The public is encouraged to attend.

Continue reading “Laguna Canyon Road to be discussed at Laguna Beach City Council Meeting Tonight”

Big Rig Topples Crane onto 5 Fwy North at Pico in San Clemente Update: CHP says 6-8Hours More Shutdown

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Photo by David Crane of South OC Beaches of the 5 SouthBound in San Clemente at Camino De Estrella at 4:00pm

Updated at 7:30pm

A Big Rig fell over with a Crane onto the 5 Fwy Northbound at Pico in San Clemente today, Thursday October 30 2014 at around 3:00pm.
Debris spilled into the 2 left lanes of the 5 Fwy Southbound.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrived on the scene at around 3:13pm.
All lanes of the 5 Fwy Northbound was shutdown and remains shutdown at this time. Continue reading “Big Rig Topples Crane onto 5 Fwy North at Pico in San Clemente Update: CHP says 6-8Hours More Shutdown”

Major Traffic on The 5 Fwy in San Clemente Right Now

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Photo by David Crane of South OC Beaches of the 5 SouthBound in San Clemente at Camino De Estrella at 4:00pm

There is a major traffic jam on the 5 Fwy today in San Clemente.
It is being reported that a crane overturned near Pico on the 5 Northbound.
This closed down all lanes in the area on the 5 northbound.
It is reported that debris spilled onto the first two lanes of the 5 Southbound.
It is being reported that they may be allowing cars to use the emergency lane on the 5 Southbound,
South OC Beaches was out and about in San Clemente today.
There was much additional traffic on the PCH and on the surrounding streets.
It was also reported that the south bound 5 at Ortega Highway also has a major traffic issue.
It is highly reccomended that you avoid the area or refer to your GPS for route guidance for alternative routes.

Laguna Beach Parking, Traffic & Circulation Committee Meets Tonight at 6:00pm

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The Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters pertaining to parking, traffic, circulation, transit and traffic complaints. The PTC Committee meets once a month on the fourth Thursday of the month except in August and November. In December, the Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month. The meetings start at 6:00 p.m. and are held at the Community and Susi Q. Center, 380 Third Street, Laguna Beach. The meetings are open to the public.
Scheduled Agenda items include discussion related to the following streets and areas:

McAulay Place

Virginia Way

Catalina and Palmer Place

High Drive

Laguna Canyon Road

La Mirada Street

El Camino Del Mar and Short Street

Laguna Beach High School

Thurston Middle School

For more information please link to Agenda

Fire at Silverado Canyon Right Now

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Photo Courtesy of Karin Horlick at karinppl@gmail.com
The United States Forest Service (USFS) is reporting that at 10:30 am a brush and grass fire began due to unknown origin in Silverado Canyon. The USFS is the incident commander. Over 350 acres are burning and there is zero containment.
The Orange County Fire Authority is stating that The United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA)are working together in a unified command.nFire agencies are initiating an aggressive initial attack.
The Orange County Sherriff Department (OCSD) is reporting that Santiago Canyon Road is closed between Hwy 241 and Live Oak Canyon Road.
The USFS is reporting that the Wildfire is off of Silverado Canyon Road south of Corona. Road closures include: North Main, Indian Truck, Bedford, and Maple Springs Rd.
There are no evacuations at this time.
Orange County Emergency Operations Center (OCEOC)
has established a hotline at (714) 628-7085.
Wildfires can be harmful with at risk individuals. If you have breathing issues, please take necessary precautions.
For more information from the EPA, please link to EPA
This is a ongoing event, we will update you as soon as we are able to.
Update at 12:55pm: The United States Forest Service is reporting that the fire has zero percent containment. The fire area is in steep mountain slopes with dry vegetation in the Cleveland National Forest.
Update at 1:10pm OCSD and OCEOC are reporting that the only road closure is at Silverado Canyon Road and that Santiago Canyon Road remains open.

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Photo courtesy of twitter.com/ocsd

Laguna Beach Mobility and Transit Community Workshop Tonight at 6:00pm

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Laguna Beach Mobility and Complete Streets Community Workshop Meets Tonight, Tuesday August 26 2014 at 6:00 to 7:30pm. The meeting is at the Laguna Beach Community Center located at 380 Third Street. The City of Laguna Beach invites you to view and provide feedback on the refined concepts and strategies for improving mobility and transit of the City. At a community workshop in June, the City received input on preliminary ideas for the Enhanced Mobility and Complete Streets Transition Plan. Join your friends and neighbors at this next workshop to see how these ideas have been refined based on community feedback. The City of Laguna Beach is working on plans to create a city-wide transportation network that is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, reduces traffic congestion and provides frequent and reliable transit service between home, workplace, school, recreation and shopping for residents and visitors.

For more information please link to http://www.lagunabeachcity.net

Dana Point Traffic Improvement Subcommittee Meeting Cancelled Today

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Dana Point Traffic Improvement Subcommittee Meeting cancelled today, Wednesday August 20 2014 at 3:00pm. The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday September 17 2014 at 3:00pm at the Council Chamber at Dana Point City Hall. Dana Point City Hall is located at 33282 Golden Lantern.
For more information please visit: http://www.danapoint.org

Dana Point Town Center Plan and Lantern District Street Improvement Project

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The Dana Point Town Center Plan and Lantern District Street Improvement Project is on going. There is a workshop tonight at 6:30pm. The city of Dana Point will be hosting a community meeting that is open to the public. The meeting site is the Dana Point Community Center Gym at 34052 Del Obispo Street. For more information link to http://www.danapoint.org

To find out the latest schedule on road work you can check out this link to the city’s facebook link.
https://www.facebook.com/DanaPointCityHall