Month: February 2017

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February 24, 2017March 3, 2017
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OCTA Offers Hikes/Equestrian Rides on Preserves

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks partnered with the Orange County Transportation Authority to create an innovative Environmental Mitigation Program to acquire,restore and manage important landscapes.  The Authority offers every other month hikes and equestrian rides (BYO Horse) on several of the preserves.  Attendees must register in advance and sign a waiver. Here are a...

February 16, 2017February 16, 2017
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Trails Open, But Damaged

Many of our trails have seen significant damage due to the heavy rains… and there is more rain to come. Please watch the weather forecast closely and obey all trail closures for your safety and that of emergency personnel. Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP) is part of the Safe Trail Coalition working to...

February 16, 2017February 16, 2017
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Irvine General Plan Study Session (February 16)

The City of Irvine Planning Commission will be conducting a study session on Thursday, February 16, 2017 to review the status of the Comprehensive General Plan update and the next steps in the process. The meeting will be held in the Irvine City Council Chambers, beginning at 5:30 pm. If you live in Irvine, this...

February 5, 2017February 16, 2017
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Commission Considers Banning Ranch (Again)

The California Coastal Commission will revisit the denial of the Newport Banning Ranch project at its February 9th hearing.  Commission staff codified the reasoning behind the denial and is asking the Commission to consider the amended documents.  The Commission voted 9-1 to deny the project last September.  Since then the developer has now sued the...

February 2, 2017February 2, 2017
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Cielo Vista Moves Forward, Esperanza Hills Digs in Heels

Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP) has been engaged on the Esperanza Hills project commenting, testifying, and attending meetings. In December, the developer was asked to do three things: consider the impacts of the bridge, secure a secondary daily access and reduce the density. He simply refuses. On the other hand, the neighboring developer...

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