Archive for October, 2005

Warrior’s Society Race Team and 2006 Event Update

In this Warrior’s Society Race Team and 2006 Event Update:

1. Warrior’s Society Race Team Update

2. Warrior’s Society 2006 Event Update – Cytomax and Switchback Cyclery agree to major sponsorship commitments in 2006.

1. WARRIOR’S SOCIETY RACE TEAM UPDATE

Warrior’s Racing and club member Monique Mata have had some great finishes in 2005 and we still have a few more events, including the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County, before the year is over.

For a complete roster of our race team members, their bio pages, and race write ups (with photos) go to our Warrior’s Society Racing page at:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/index.html

So far Warrior’s Racing will be fielding a coed team (Warrior’s/Team Mata) made up of 2004 and 2005 Female NORBA National Marathon champion Monique Sawicki, Ron Sawicki and Josh Jacquot; two 14 and under two person coed teams made up of Troy Sladeck and Lacey Maxwell and Erick Huth and Camron Panttaja; a solo rider, Drew Lazenby.

Next year the race team will be focusing a lot on our Jr. Race Team. As you can see by the updates below we are very pleased with the Jr. Team’s first year.

Many thanks to our race team sponsors, The Path Bike Shop, Switchback Cyclery, Shimano, Manitou, Clif Bar and Cytomax.

Here’s the Warrior’s Racing Update:

– LACY AT SNOW SUMMIT AM CUP #4:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report040.html

For Lacy’s Bio Page go to:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Bio-Lacey.html

– TROY WINS TWO AM CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS OVER THE WEEKEND:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report039.html

– TROY WINS CAL STATE 10 AND UNDER SERIES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND IS 4TH IN THE U.S.:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report042.html

For Troy’s Bio Page go to:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Bio-Troy.html

– WARRIOR’S SOCIETY CLUB MEMBER MONIQUE “PUA” SAWICKI FINISHES BIG AT THE 24-HOURS OF HURKEY CREEK:

http://www.teammata.com/news/?p=10

– MONIQUE “PUA” SAWICKI IS ALREADY BACK ON A DIFFERENT PODIUM! #1 IN CYCLECROSS:

http://www.teammata.com/news/

For Monique’s Bio Page with a link to the “Team Mate web site go to:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Bio-Monique.html

– MARIO WINS 1ST PLACE RIDING SOLO AT THE 12-HOURS OF BOOTLEG CANYON:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Report041.html

For Mario Bio Page go to:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Racing/Bio-Mario.html

2. WARRIOR’S SOCIETY EVENT SPONSORSHIP UPDATE – CYTOMAX AND SWITCHBACK CYCLERY AGREE TO MAJOR SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENTS IN 2006

The Warrior’s Society has reached agreements with Cytomax to be the named sponsor of the “Cytomax Spring Cross Country Classic.”

Club member James Sladeck is currently designing a downhill course at the Flying B. If this downhill course is finished by April 22nd we will have a downhill race on Sunday after the Saturday cross-country race and the event’s name will be changed to “The Cytomax Mountain Bike Classic.”

We have also reached an agreement with Switchback Cyclery to again be the named sponsor of the 2006 6-Hours of Orange County. The 2006 “Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County” will be held on Saturday, October 21st 2006.

We are still looking for named sponsors of the Toad Festival on May 13th 2006, the “24-Hours of Orange County” on June 3rd 2006 and the “Fall Mountain Bike Classic” on November 18th 2006.

The 2006 Vision Quest and Counting Coup will not be named events.

We will keep you updated as new sponsors are brought on board for 2006.

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10/17/05 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Important change to the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County

2. First Warrior’s Society Trail Work Event this Saturday

3. Technical riding skills class and next Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County Open house on Saturday October 29th.

4. Access Alert – Forest Plan meetings for this week

1. IMPORTANT CHANGE TO THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY

To all participants of the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County:

We have made a change to the format of the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County. Due to the technical nature of the Warrior’s Trail we now have an Expert 6-Hour Course and a Novice 6-Hour Course.

The Expert Course will take you down the Warrior’s Trail, a very technically demanding trail with steep descents, tight switchbacks and no margin for error. YOU MUST BE MORE COMPETENT IN YOUR TECHNICAL DESCENDING SKILLS THAN YOU ARE IN YOUR CLIMBING SKILLS TO ENTER AS AN EXPERT OR YOU WILL BE WALKING DOWN THIS TRAIL.

At the event pre-ride Saturday one front rim had to be bent back into shape after descending the Warrior’s Trail and several participants became very intimate with the ground and consequently did not leave with all their skin and blood intact.

ALL THOSE WALKING DOWN THE WARRIOR’S TRAIL DURING THE EVENT MUST YIELD (GET OUT OF THE WAY) TO THOSE HAULING BUTT DOWN IT.

The Novice Course will bypass the Warrior’s Trail and is intended for those who are still refining their technical riding skills.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY YOU MUST CONTACT THE WARRIOR’S SOCIETY AND CONFIRM WHAT COURSE YOU WILL BE RIDING. IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND BACK YOU WILL BE ENTERED IN THE EXPERT COURSE.

When you respond back indicate your team type (Solo, 2-Person or 3-person team) and team name. If you have not yet registered for the event but plan on doing so, you must respond back to your confirmation email stating what course you will be riding otherwise you will be entered in the Expert Course.

Our main goal is to make this event fun for you and make sure you leave with all your blood and skin intact. We absolutely hate to medi-vac people from our events.

2. FIRST WARRIOR’S SOCIETY TRAIL WORK EVENT THIS SATURDAY

WHAT: Trail Maintenance brushing the trails in the Blue Jay area
WHERE: Blue Jay Campground, Cleveland National Forest
WHEN: Saturday October 22, 2005
TIME: 8:00 AM sharp!

We will be staging out of the Blue Jay Campgrounds at the lower group area so come on up and join in on a little night ride/hike, or just sit around the campfire, drink beer, eat hamburgers (provided by us) and chew the fat.
For those who do come up on Friday, please bring one bundle of firewood to contribute to the campfire.

We will be working from 8:00 to 2:00 p.m. and providing lunch afterwards. We will also be camping out Friday night serving hamburgers and drinks to anyone camping out. We provide the tools and food and you provide the gloves for the work on Saturday.

Wear long sleeves and long pants in case you run into poison oak as well as a change of clothes. We’ll have water, soap and towels to wash off with after the work.

Trails Manager Keith Eckstein will be making gallons of chili, and cornbread to go with. The club will also supply soft drinks for the volunteers.

To get to the campground from Orange County take the 5 Freeway to the Ortega Highway exit and go east on Ortega Highway for 21.9 miles until you reach Long Canyon Road and turn left. There is a wooden sign where you turn that say’s “Los Pinos Camp” and “McConville” along with other smaller writing. Go up Long Canyon Road 2.5 miles to the upper campgrounds which will be on your left. Drive into the campgrounds and we’ll be on your left about 3/4 of a mile in.

Please RSVP so we have enough food for everyone.

3. TECHNICAL RIDING SKILLS CLASS AND SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.

On Saturday, October 29th we will be having a free skills class on technical riding and a pre-ride on the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County course at the Flying B Ranch after which the course will be open for practice.

The class is sponsored by the Warrior’s Society Dog Soldiers and our Race Team sponsors: Switchback Cyclery, The PATH Bike Shop, Shimano, Manitou, Clif Bar and Cytomax.

The class will be taught by the Warrior’s Society “Dog Soldiers” who designed the “Warrior’s Trail.” The class will cover fire road and technical single track descending as well as how to survive the Warrior’s Trail and the “Jack Knife” drop off – with all the blood and skin you started with. These classes will be a good way to get familiar with the course and learn or refine your endurance and technical skills.

The class and open house will start at 9:00 sharp so arrive early and be ready to ride. Those who participated in the first Open House on October 29th have the option of skipping the class and instead pre-ride the course.

The ride and class is open to the public. After the class participants will have a chance to try out their skills on the course.

Drinks will be provided after the class. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Doug at Geoladders has measured the distance (4.6 miles) and the total elevation gain per lap (1,125). To view the map, go to the Geoladders web site at:

http://www.geoladders.com//show_route.php?route=200

Applications for the Switchback Cyclery 6-Hours of Orange County are now available at the majority of bike shops in Orange County.

You can also download and application from our web site at:

http://tinyurl.com/blhbe

Or register on active.com at:

http://tinyurl.com/blwoz

Email the Warrior’s Society to RSVP and for a map to the Flying B.

4. ACCESS ALERT – FOREST PLAN MEETINGS THIS WEEK

The Forest Plan meetings begin this week and we encourage to you attend. We have the meeting dates, times and locations listed after my explanation of what you should be paying attention to at the meetings.

Each parcel of the national forest land has a specific designated land use zone that determines how that parcel will be managed for recreation and other activities.

The Zones are:

DESIGNATED WILDERNESS (EW): These areas are established wilderness areas. Mountain biking is not allowed in wilderness areas.

RECOMMENDED WILDERNESS (RW): These areas are being proposed as new wilderness areas. If congress designates these areas as wilderness mountain biking will not be allowed.

CRITICAL BIOLOGICAL (CB): Areas where the most important habitat for the most threatened species can be protected. Mountain biking is allowed in this zone.

BACK COUNTRY NON-MOTORIZED (BCNM): Areas managed for non-motorized recreation. Mountain biking is allowed in this zone.

BACK COUNTRY MOTORIZED USE RESTRICTED (BCMUR): Roads that are maintained for administrative or permit access but not open to the public. Mountain bikes are allowed in this zone.

BACK COUNTRY (BC): Areas managed for motorized public use. Mountain bikes are allowed in this zone.

DEVELOPED AREA INTERFACE (DAI): Areas adjacent to the forest where development has taken place. Mountain biking is allowed in this zone.

EXPERIMENTAL FOREST (EF): Areas set aside for study. Mountain biking is not allowed in this zone.

It is important that you view the maps showing the various land use zones to determine if any of the trails you ride are in areas that have been changed to any zone that does not allow mountain bike access such as “Recommended Wilderness” and “Experimental Forest” zones. Please contact the Warrior’s Society with any of your concerns.

There is also a current effort to implement a designated route policy for off-road vehicles. In the coming months, the OHV route designation process will be asking the public to review and confirm the inventory of existing routes. Mountain bikers should assist in this effort since many of the existing routes are also accessed by them.

Overall the plans are balanced and we ask that you be sure and thank the Forest Service personal at these meeting for choosing management alternative 4A.

These plans are final and the only option to attempt to change them is during the 90 day appeal process that began September 30th.

The Sierra Club will be out in force at these meetings attempting to deceive the public into opposing this alternative; don’t be deceived and don’t let others be deceived by the Sierra Club’s lies and rhetoric.

You can also view the plans online at:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/scfpr/projects/lmp/openhouse.htm

Below are the meeting dates scheduled for this week for each of the four forests (as well as the dates of future meetings).

-LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-

Ventura: October 17, 5:30-8:30pm, Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue

Goleta: October 19, 5:30-8:30pm, Los Padres NF Headquarters, 6755 Hollister
Avenue #150

New Cuyama: October 21, 5:30-8:30pm, Cuyama Elementary School Cafeteria, 2300 Highway 166

Frazier Park: October 22, 10:00am-1:00 pm, Community Center, 300 Park Drive

-ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-

Santa Clarita: October 18, 6:00-8:00pm, Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway

Wrightwood: October 19, 6:00-8:00pm, Wrightwood Community Center, 1275 Highway 2

Claremont: October 20, 6:00-8:00pm, Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road

Los Angeles: October 22, 9:00-11:00am, imba Park, 3650 Verdugo Road

Los Angeles: October 22, 2:00-4:00pm, Watts Community Center, 10950 S. Central Avenue

Future meetings for the Angeles National Forest

West Covina: October 24, 6:00-8:00pm, West Covina Senior Center, 2501 E. Cortez Street

Fullerton: November 2, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Senior Multi-Service Center, 340 W. Commonwealth

-CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST-

Ramona: October 18, 6:00-8:30pm, Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane

San Diego: October 21, 6:00-8:30pm, Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan-American Road West

Future meetings for the Cleveland National Forest

Corona: October 27, 6:00-8:30pm, Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street
San Juan Capistrano: October 29, 10:00am -1:00pm, Old Fire Station Complex, 31421 La Matanza Street
Fullerton: November 2, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Senior Multi-Service Center, 340 W. Commonwealth

-SAN BERNARDIO NATIONAL FOREST-

Hesperia: October 19, 6:00-8:00pm, Holiday Inn Express, 9750 Keypoint Avenue

Fawnskin: October 27, 6:00-8:00pm, Big Bear Discovery Center, 41397 North Shore Drive, Hwy 38

Future meetings for the San Bernardino National Forest

Rancho Cucamonga: October 26, 6:00-8:00pm, Lions Center West, Felipe Room 9161 Baseline Road
Idyllwild: November 1, 6:00-8:00pm, Idyllwild Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Rm, 26700 Hwy 243

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10/10/05 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Free “Endurance Riding” skills class this weekend (Oct. 15th) for the participants of the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County.

2. Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County course public Open House this weekend (Oct. 15th)

3. First Warrior’s Society Trail Work Event of our 2005-2006 Season

4. Access Alert – Forest Plan meetings begin this week

5. Meetings to discuss the possible road through the Santa Ana’s

6. Help sponsor Warrior’s Society Trails Director Keith Eckstein at the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation fundraiser

1. FREE “ENDURANCE” SKILLS CLASS THIS WEEKEND (OCTOBER 15TH) FOR THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY

This Saturday, October 15th we will be having a free skills class on endurance riding and a guided ride on the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County course at the Flying B Ranch.

Doug at Geoladders has measured the distance (4.6 miles) and the total elevation gain per lap (1,125). To view the map, go to the Geoladders web site at:

http://www.geoladders.com//show_route.php?route=200

The class is sponsored by the Warrior’s Society Dog Soldiers and our Race Team sponsors: Switchback Cyclery, The PATH Bike Shop, Shimano, Manitou, Clif Bar and Cytomax.

The class will be taught by club member Monique Mata, the 2004 and 2005 Female NORBA National Marathon Series Champ as well as the female record holder of the 12-Hours of Orange County, the 12-Hours of Snow Summit and the 24 Hours of Idyllwild. The class will cover pacing, climbing skills, preparation and diet.

We will have a second class on technical riding skills for participants in the Switchback 6-Hours Orange of County on Saturday, October 29th. It will be taught by the designers of the Warrior’s Trail. The class will cover fire road descending and how to survive the Warrior’s Trail and the “Jack Knife” drop off – with all the blood and skin you started with. These classes will be a good way to get familiar with the course and learn or refine your endurance and technical skills.

The class will start at 9:00 sharp so arrive early and be ready to ride. The class is free but there is an entrance fee of $5.00 to enter the park. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASSES.

Drinks will be provided after the class. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Applications for the Switchback Cyclery 6-Hours of Orange County are now available at the majority of bike shops in Orange County.

You can also download and application from our web site at:

http://tinyurl.com/blhbe

Or register on active.com at:

http://tinyurl.com/blwoz

2. SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY COURSE PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND (OCT. 15TH)

We will have an Open House this weekend (October 15th) to give you the opportunity to take a guided ride on the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County course. The ride will start at 11:00 and the entrance gate will be locked after this time.

You do not have to be registered for the event to participate in this Open House.

Doug at Geoladders has measured the distance (4.6 miles) and the total elevation gain per lap (1,125). To view the map, go to the Geoladders web site at:

http://www.geoladders.com//show_route.php?route=200

Email the Warrior’s Society to RSVP and for a map to the Flying B.

3. FIRST WARRIOR’S SOCIETY TRAIL WORK EVENT OF OUR 2005-2005 SEASON

WHAT: Trail Maintenance brushing the trails in the Blue Jay area
WHERE: Blue Jay Campground, Cleveland National Forest
WHEN: Saturday October 22, 2005
TIME: 8:00 AM sharp!

We will be camping out Friday evening at Blue Jay, so come on up and join in on a little night ride/hike, or just sit around the campfire, drink beer and chew the fat. For those who do come up on Friday, please bring one bundle of firewood to contribute to the campfire.

Wear long sleeves and long pants in case you run into poison oak as well as a change of clothes. We’ll have water, soap and towels to wash off with after the work.

Trails Manager Keith Eckstein will be making gallons of chili, and cornbread to go with. The club will also supply soft drinks for the volunteers.

Please RSVP so we have enough food for everyone.

4. ACCESS ALERT – FOREST PLAN MEETINGS THIS WEEK

The Forest Plan meetings begin this week and we encourage to you attend. We have the meeting dates, times and locations listed after my explanation of what you should be paying attention to at the meetings.

Each parcel of the national forest land has a specific designated land use zone that determines how that parcel will be managed for recreation and other activities.

The Zones are:

DESIGNATED WILDERNESS (EW): These areas are established wilderness areas. Mountain biking is not allowed in wilderness areas.

RECOMMENDED WILDERNESS (RW): These areas are being proposed as new wilderness areas. If congress designates these areas as wilderness mountain biking will not be allowed.

CRITICAL BIOLOGICAL (CB): Areas where the most important habitat for the most threatened species can be protected. Mountain biking is allowed in this zone.

BACK COUNTRY NON-MOTORIZED (BCNM): Areas managed for non-motorized recreation. Mountain biking is allowed in this zone.

BACK COUNTRY MOTORIZED USE RESTRICTED (BCMUR): Roads that are maintained for administrative or permit access but not open to the public. Mountain bikes are allowed in this zone.

BACK COUNTRY (BC): Areas managed for motorized public use. Mountain bikes are allowed in this zone.

DEVELOPED AREA INTERFACE (DAI) Areas adjacent to the forest where development has taken place. Mountain biking is allowed in this zone.

EXPERIMENTAL FOREST (EF): Areas set aside for study. Mountain biking is not allowed in this zone.

It is important that you view the maps showing the various land use zones to determine if any of the trails you ride are in areas that have been changed to any zone that does not allow mountain bike access such as “Recommended Wilderness” and “Experimental Forest” zones. Please contact the Warrior’s Society with any of your concerns.

There is also a current effort to implement a designated route policy for off-road vehicles. In the coming months, the OHV route designation process will be asking the public to review and confirm the inventory of existing routes. Mountain bikers should assist in this effort since many of the existing routes are also accessed by them.

Overall the plans are balanced and we ask that you be sure and thank the Forest Service personal at these meeting for choosing management alternative 4A.

These plans are final and the only option to attempt to change them is during the 90 day appeal process that began September 30th.

The Sierra Club will be out in force at these meetings attempting to deceive the public into opposing this alternative; don’t be deceived and don’t let others be deceived by the Sierra Club’s lies and rhetoric.

You can also view the plans online at:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/scfpr/projects/lmp/openhouse.htm

Below are the meeting dates scheduled for this week for each of the four forests (as well as the dates of future meetings).

-LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-

Salinas: October 11, 5:30-8:30pm, Salinas Community Center (Santa Lucia Room), 940 N. Main St.

Big Sur: October 12, 5:30-8:30pm, Big Sur Lodge Conference Room, Highway 1

Arroyo Grande: October 13, 5:30-8:30pm, South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch Street

Salinas: October 11, 5:30-8:30pm, Salinas Community Center (Santa Lucia Room), 940 N. Main St.

-Future meeting dates for the Los Padres-

Ventura: October 17, 5:30-8:30pm, Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue
Goleta: October 19, 5:30-8:30pm, Los Padres NF Headquarters, 6755 Hollister Avenue #150 New Cuyama: October 21, 5:30-8:30pm, Cuyama Elementary School Cafeteria, 2300 Highway 166
Frazier Park: October 22, 10:00am-1:00 pm, Community Center, 300 Park Drive

-ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-

Huntington Park: October 13, 6:00-8:00pm, Family Center-Oldtimers Foundation, 3355 E. Gage Ave.

Rosemead: October 17, 6:00-8:00pm, Garvey Center, 8838 E. Valley Boulevard.

Future meetings for the Angeles National Forest

Santa Clarita: October 18, 6:00-8:00pm, Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Wrightwood: October 19, 6:00-8:00pm, Wrightwood Community Center, 1275 Highway 2
Claremont: October 20, 6:00-8:00pm, Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road
Los Angeles: October 22, 9:00-11:00am, imba Park, 3650 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles: October 22, 2:00-4:00pm, Watts Community Center, 10950 S. Central Avenue West Covina: October 24, 6:00-8:00pm, West Covina Senior Center, 2501 E. Cortez Street
Fullerton: November 2, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Senior Multi-Service Center, 340 W. Commonwealth

-CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST-

Alpine: October 11, 6:00-8:30pm, Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard.

Escondido: October 12, 6:00-8:30pm, East Valley Community Center, 2245 E. Valley Parkway

Future meetings for the Cleveland National Forest

Ramona: October 18, 6:00-8:30pm, Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane,
San Diego: October 21, 6:00-8:30pm, Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan-American Road West
Corona: October 27, 6:00-8:30pm, Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street
San Juan Capistrano: October 29, 10:00am -1:00pm, Old Fire Station Complex, 31421 La Matanza Street
Fullerton: November 2, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Senior Multi-Service Center, 340 W. Commonwealth

-SAN BERNARDIO NATIONAL FOREST-

San Bernardino: October 12, 6:00-8:00pm, Danny Rhynes Training Center, 4121 Quail Canyon Road

Twin Peaks: October 13, 6:00-8:00pm, Mtn Communities Senior Citizens Center, 675 Grandview Road

Future meetings for the San Bernardino National Forest

Hesperia: October 19, 6:00-8:00pm, Holiday Inn Express, 9750 Keypoint Avenue
Fawnskin: October 27, 6:00-8:00pm, Big Bear Discovery Center, 41397 North Shore Drive, Hwy 38
Rancho Cucamonga: October 26, 6:00-8:00pm, Lions Center West, Felipe Room 9161 Baseline Road
Idyllwild: November 1, 6:00-8:00pm, Idyllwild Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Rm, 26700 Hwy 243

5. MEETINGS TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBLE ROAD THROUGH THE SANTA ANA’S

Community Forums to be Held to Discuss Four Alternatives for the Proposed Riverside County – Orange County Corridor

The Orange County Transportation Authority invites the public to attend any one of the three community forums to be held this October regarding the Riverside County-Orange County Corridor Major Investment Study. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback and comments on the four alternatives being considered. Due to the complexity of this study, we urge you to please join us at these open houses and take the opportunity to learn more about the alternatives, ask questions, and provide your comments to the Study team.

For more information, please call our toll-free hotline at 1-877-SR91-FWY or visit our website at:

www.octa.net/91mis

#1 – Monday, October 17, 2005, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Canyon View Elementary…12025 Yale Court in Irvine.

#2 – Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Anaheim Hills Community Center…8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim.

#3 – Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at San Juan Capistrano Community Center…25925 Camino del Avion in San Juan Capistrano.

Each Open House will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m.

6. HELP SPONSOR WARRIOR’S SOCIETY TRAILS MANAGER KEITH ECKSTEIN AT THE JUVENILE DIABETES FUNDRAISER

I’m writing to you to ask for your support in a very special cause.

This year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country. Our goal: To raise $86 million to help fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.

Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure. Aside from the daily challenges of living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease.

That’s the bad news… and yes, it’s pretty bad.

The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. In fact, JDRF funding and leadership is associated with most major scientific breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research to date. And JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research worldwide, more than any other charity.

I’m writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Each of us can make a real difference

Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as you’re able?

Together, we can make the cure a reality.

Thank you,

Keith Eckstein

Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:

http://walk.jdrf.org/walker.cfm?id=86252885

Follow this link to make a donation:

http://walk.jdrf.org/support.cfm?id=86252885

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