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by mary
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Great Park Balloon Sitting On Toxic TCE
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

Great Park Balloon Sitting On Toxic TCE

Irvine put the great park balloon right on top of where toxic tce is located on El Toro. I saw this on newsoc.org today. People don't know tce vapors rising up from the ground at el toro are hazardous to people especially with kids. Yet irvine wants us all to come out to ride the balloon and watch c...
by mary
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: More Contamination Threatens Irvine, OC Water Supply
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

More Contamination Threatens Irvine, OC Water Supply

NewsOc.org posted a disturbing set of maps that shows how the cleanup at the great park is causing higher concentrations of TCE to be forced off base into surrounding neighborhoods. They also posted a report from a Navy contractor that validates what's shown in the maps. So what does this mean? Irvi...
by mary
Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Media Posts Whopper Contamination Story
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Media Posts Whopper Contamination Story

A media organization called Salem News just posted a whopper of a story about the contamination in and around El Toro. I am glad the truth is finally being told. To see the story, visit http://www.salem-news.com and read/watch. It tells it like it is. I imagine the city of Irvine, the Irvine Ranch W...
by mary
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: El Toro Great Park Coverup Article
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Re: El Toro Great Park Coverup Article

Thought it might be bogus also until I went to the library in the article and verified what I already knew. Since the library is in Irvine, why don't you go take a look yourself, or have someone else do it for you? What the article, newsoc.org, and others are saying is accurate--go take a look. And ...
by mary
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: El Toro Great Park Coverup Article
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

El Toro Great Park Coverup Article

Saw a whopper of an article at newsOC.org that exposes a coverup in irvine the local papers have yet to pick up on. It's an article that really blows the lid off of what's really going on with el toro and the great park. I am glad to see the truth exposed. I just feel bad for those good folks living...
by mary
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Great Park Environmental Cover-Up In Progress
Replies: 0
Views: 1138

Great Park Environmental Cover-Up In Progress

While Irvine, Cox, the Navy, Lennar, etc. have been sitting on their hands doing nothing about cleaning up the contamination on and off el toro, the tce plume under woodbridge has spread all the way into Santa Ana and other cities (it's under a great many more neighborhoods now). How do I know? Visi...
by mary
Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: MCAS El Toro Well Contaminated
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Re: MCAS El Toro Well Contaminated

There's so much more to this contamination story. For example, while Irvine, Cox, the Navy, Lennar, etc. have been sitting on their hands doing nothing about cleaning up the contamination on and off el toro, the tce plume under woodbridge has spread all the way into Santa Ana and other cities (it's ...
by mary
Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Lennar's Credit Rating Downgraded By S&P To Junk
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Lennar's Credit Rating Downgraded By S&P To Junk

On Friday, November 2, 2007, Standard and Poor downgraded Lennar's credit rating to "non-investment" grade 'Junk' status--a MAJOR blow to Lennar who was already struggling to survive before the S&P news broke. To verify the article isn't a hoax, go to msnbc.com, and type in 'Len' in th...
by mary
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Santiago Fire: Time For Heads To Roll...
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Santiago Fire: Time For Heads To Roll...

Today, I saw a news conference on TV where fire officials said, "If we had more air resources, we could have controlled this fire." Well, thanks to Cox, Irvine's Agran, Krom, and a few others, we didn't have any air resources at El Toro to fight the fire when we should have. Yes, that's ri...
by mary
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Irvine Fire: Mr. Spitzer, please help protect us
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Irvine Fire: Mr. Spitzer, please help protect us

I couldn't help hearing Assemblyman Todd Spitzer questioning why air tankers weren't brought in from Riverside County to help with Irvine's fire. Mr. Spitzer, with all due respect, if we had some firefighting planes at El Toro, they could haved handled the matter quickly. If you really want to help,...
by mary
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Fire In Irvine: When Will Irvine Learn?
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Fire In Irvine: When Will Irvine Learn?

The fire raging in Irvine--as shown on KCAL-9 and other TV stations-- serves as a stark reminder as to why runways and other facilities at El Toro should be retained for firefighting, evacuation, and other purposes. When will Irvine figure out how vulnerable we are not just to fires, but to earthqua...
by mary
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Lennar Posts Staggering, Embarrassing Loss
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Lennar Posts Staggering, Embarrassing Loss

I can't help but say, "I told you so" when it comes to Lennar and El Toro--Lennar deserves what they are now reaping. And if their loss isn't embarrassing enough, just look at their stock price! If I was Irvine, I would be worrying about what Lennar's next El Toro move will be. If I was Le...
by mary
Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: LA Times Article Embarrassing News For Irvine, Lennar
Replies: 2
Views: 673

LA Times Article Embarrassing News For Irvine, Lennar

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the LA Times featured an article on the front page of the California section entitled 'Pace of major O.C. projects slows' which featured an embarrassing photo of El Toro (embarrassing for both Lennar and Irvine). Sadly, the article talks about how things aren't going so well f...
by mary
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Great Park supporter no more
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Great Park supporter no more

The other day, I received a great park annual report in the mail--the summer edition. When I read it, it made me angry for supporting the park as I have done in the past. I have come to regret being a park supporter because of how much of the money I and others have contributed is being wasted. And ...
by mary
Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Great Park Puts "Spin" On El Toro Contamination
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Great Park Puts "Spin" On El Toro Contamination

This past weekend, my husband and I took a ride on the Great Park balloon. But before the ride, we took a look around the balloon's "visitor center" where we couldn't help but notice a display of the various soil layers beneath El Toro. And guess what? Not a word mentioned about the massiv...
by mary
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: O.C. Earthquake: A Warning We Should Act Upon Now...
Replies: 5
Views: 803

O.C. Register Calls Quake A 'Wake-Up' Call

Seems I am not the only person that thinks we should heed the warning of mother nature. It's only fools like "Been Here" that don't seem to get it. Hope it's not "Been Here's" loved ones that need medical attention quickly after a big quake hits, and the runways are demolished ca...
by mary
Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: O.C. Earthquake: A Warning We Should Act Upon Now...
Replies: 5
Views: 803

O.C. Earthquake: A Warning We Should Act Upon Now...

On Sunday morning at approx. 10:29 a.m., a 4.7 earthquake occurred at the base of Santiago mountain according to the O.C. Register; it was felt throughout Orange County. Why is this important? It serves as a reminder as to why we should retain El Toro's runways. In the event of a bigger quake, these...
by mary
Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Lennar Selling Homes On Toxic Land
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Lennar Selling Homes On Toxic Land

While reading 'Business Week' (August 13 edition), I noticed an article about how homeowners who bought homes from developers such as Lennar are discovering their homes have a few toxic surprises. According to the article, Lennar has built homes on toxic land in the new 'Pebble Creek' development in...
by mary
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Lennar would be smart to favor an El Toro airport
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Lennar would be smart to favor an El Toro airport

According to the real estate experts, the housing market in SoCal is going to get worse, and the SoCal housing malase will continue for some time. Considering these economic factors, Lennar would be smart to retain the El Toro runways for future airport use considering how more people are traveling ...
by mary
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Lennar In Financial Trouble?
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Lennar In Financial Trouble?

Recently, I was in Miami, Florida. While driving, I heard a commercial on the radio I couldn't believe. To my dismay, it was a Lennar commercial; the announcer was promoting what the commercial said was a "red-tag inventory blowout sale" of some of Lennar's houses they built but couldn't s...

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