Canyonites Gear Up for Legal Fight Over Board of Supervisors' Approval of 65 New Homes
The Norbertine Code: Monks and canyon dwellers go mano a mano in Silverado Canyon
Canyon Complaints Due Soon, "Tree Huggers"!
Hillside Strangers: Trabuco Canyon monks brace for major changes to their quiet lives
Rejecting emotional pleas by area residents and petitions signed by 2,000 people, supervisors voted unanimously last week to not only allow Irvine-based
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Meanwhile, Supervisor Shawn Nelson opposed the project-by-project amendment of the plan, calling for a complete review.
But project foes say restrictions within the original land use plan making it difficult to build in the canyons is there for good reason--good enough to sue over.
"The only recourse left is litigation," Ray Chandos told the Voice of OC's Norberto Santana Jr., and The Rural Canyon Conservancy leader already has a track record, having successfully sued to stop a much larger development a previous board approved in 2003.
|Save Santiago Canyon Facebook page|
Foes fear urbanization, increased traffic and environmental damage will ultimately destroy their rural lifestyle, and to protect it the Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks (FHBP) "Save Santiago Canyon Facebook page" announces a fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Modjeska Canyon.
To buy tickets, go to fhbp.org or here if you cannot attend but want to donate. You can also send a check payable to "Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks" to SCC, P.O. Box 1022, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678.
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