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Canyon Life (Newspaper) - August 30, 2002, Canyon, California ^ Covering Orange County's canyon communities ► Aug. 30, 2002 INSIDE Goto, county in dispute over stop sign CZ Master Association hopes three-way stop will prevent accidents, county says it will cause them. Page IS Spot of the Week If we said "Love Shack," would you be able to guess what and where this is? Pages INDEX BIZ/18 BLAKE/29 BLOnER/12 RELIGION/30 SPORTS/22 THINGS TO DO/27 VIEWPOINTS/8 WHO'S THIS7/6 Vol. 3/No. 35/40 Pages Call Your Local Area Expert Lois Jensen (949)234-2902 ^ WasfalngtonMutusI 0rTtTraT.< U>)«1 lu (hmjf Cmjin RUKIiaii >r?'; Wt hitdnnnoirkri arkl «trt« in^Kaic« IB WuhiKiiTi Slutail tiifii. hA • mBi)- uttt\ W«jhia|t)ii [S^;;! MutuiJ iunk - II). OR. tT, WA. «kj iir.L-.p^ MKU«I B<III rid - ID. i.n. LT PARTICIPANTS pass one of tlie luminarias I ninq tfie track. The message reads: "in memory of Toni Apostolache, We love you, miss you." we pants who gathered on the track for the inaugural lap for cancer survivors, Üie battle is a personal one. RSM's Tracey Parco led the way while holding Janet Evans' Olympic torch. Parco, 7, is in remission after battling brain cancer. RSM resident Catherine Squire, leader of "The Cruz Team," said joining the event Planners Photos by MIKE SCHWARTZ/For Canyon Life WALKERS CIRCLE tfie track during tfie "AAile of Hope" at Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School during the American Cancer 5ociet/s Relay for Life. STEPS OF HOPE RSM's first American Cancer Society Relay for Life raises $34,500 for cancer research. BY KATHY FAIRBANKS FOR CANYON UFE RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — They came with tents, lawn chairs, sleeping bags, running shoes and the determination to make a difference. Spurred by their individual motivations, hundreds of participants gathered at RSM Intermediate School's track and infield last weekend to celebrate cancer survivors, to promote cancer education and to remember those who have died from the disease. For 24 hours beginning Saturday morning, the participants united for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, a cause with far-reaching tentacles that seem to touch most everyone. And for about 35 partici- provided the perfect tribute to her father, Aldolfo Cruz, who died 10 years ago from lung cancer. Squire not only gathered her family to form a team of 15, but also called on friends who are vendors to set up shop for the day and to donate a healthy portion of their pro- ► See RELAY, page 21 Meadows project But environmentalists and neighbors plan a prolonged fight. BY SUSAN GILL VARDON THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER SANTA ANA — The decades-delayed plan for the Saddleback Meadows development in rural Trabuco Canyon was approved Wednesday by the county Planning Commission, but lost 16 of its proposed 299 homes in the process. 'This is probably the most researched and the most assessed project of any in Orange County," Planning Commission Chairman Chuck McBumey said before the 4-1 vote _ for 283 homes. The county Board of Su-jervisors wiU lave the final say, probably in October, officials say. But opponents of the project in the environmentally sensitive foothills insisted they would continue to fight, even if it winds up in court. "It will not end with 299 (homes) or 283," said Ed Connor, attorney for opponent and neighbor Ramakrishna Monastery. "It will go on and on and on." After about two hours of debate, Planning Commission members backed the alternative 283-home proposal on the 222-acre site off El Toro and Live Oak Canyon roads. That plan had been recommended by county staff. State wildlife officials agreed Wednesday that the plan was not likely to jeopar- ► See MEADOWS, page 20 ► MORE INSIDE: Details, history of the project. PAGE 14