Lisa Telles

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Toll Road Fines WILL BE Waived All Summer: Update

    See the update at the end of this post on the operator of the tolls roads agreeing to waive fines to first-time offenders through Labor Day. Remember how closing Orange County toll-road booths was going to increase efficiency? ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 23, 11:55 A.M.: More than 15,000 violations a day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Foothill-Eastern Toll Road Driving Toward Largest Bankruptcy Since Detroit's: Report

    The Foothill-Eastern Toll Road, a.k.a. Route 241, is reportedly nearing the biggest default in the $3.7 trillion municipal market since Detroit's record bankruptcy. Revenues and ridership chronically fail to meet projections--most certainly the ones politicians who said Orange County should be run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Happy International Surfing Day! Water Pollution Regulators Reject Toll-Road Extension

    Here is great news for Surfrider Foundation members to wake up to on International Surfing Day: the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board on Wednesday denied the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) the necessary permit to build the first segment of the 241 toll road extension.Activists f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    [UPDATED: TCA's Thoughts] Time for a Rematch? TCA Rekindles 241 Toll Road Talks, Citing Japan Devastation; Surfrider Foundation Responds

    Surfrider FoundationThe swindle'n continues.‚ÄčUPDATE, MAY 9, 4:20 P.M.: The basis for the most recent PR campaign--pushing the need for additional evacuation routes in the case of a emergency at SONGS or Camp Pendleton--was a concern expressed in a public poll from November 2010 (months before ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 23, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Nov. 15 - Nov. 21

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2006

    Save Trestles on the Airwaves

    Daniel Gannaway, musician and active member of the Surfrider Foundation, has composed a song called "Save Trestles". It can be downloaded from his MySpace page, Why is he giving away the goods for free? "I believe Save Trestles is a really important campaign, and I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Prop 90: Enriching the Rich, Making Us Their Bitch

    Congressman John Campbell (R-Irvine Company) has signed on to support Proposition 90, the Taxpayer Trap Initiative (or Save our Homes, if you're gullible). This is no surprise; back in September 2005, Prop 90's main backers poured $120,000 into Campbell for Congress, the campaign committee formed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Tolls At Any Cost?

    Couldn't help but take a gander at the latest Honk! column in the Register, which is a must-read for anyone who can get past the fact that writer Jim Radcliffe looks far too happy to be a local transportation columnist. Unless, of course, it's driven him barking mad, in which case the grin makes sen ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Toll Road Rage

    Hey, Porter! New firm cashes in on bad toll-road PR

  • Features

    November 8, 2001

    This is Where We Pray

    As earthmovers move in, local Indians move to save their sacred land

  • Features

    May 22, 1997

    Road to Ruin

    The toll road is bleeding money and the Weekly wants you to know what the TCA, local dailies won't tell you: it's a looming financial disaster