By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: May 29, 2019 at 10:59 am | UPDATED: May 29, 2019 at 11:00 am New Lake Forest hotel: TownePlace Suites by Marriott with 112 rooms. (Courtesy: City of Lake Forest) New Lake Forest hotel: Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn with 208 rooms. (Courtesy: City of Lake Forest) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsNew Lake Forest hotel: Springhill Suites by Marriott with 102 rooms. (Courtesy: City of Lake Forest) Show Caption of Expand Lake Forest is getting three new hotels near the Lake Forest Boulevard exits to the 5 freeway. The building surge will add 422 rooms to the city that already has 10 hotels. According to the city, here’s what under construction … TownePlace Suites by Marriott: 112 rooms in 65,000 square feet at 23150 Lake Center Drive. Springhill Suites by Marriott: 102 rooms in 67,000 square feet at 23600 Rockfield Blvd. Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn: 208 rooms in 120,000 square feet at 23021 Lake … [Read more...] about Lake Forest getting 3 new hotels
The prize for the lake in the metro area with poorest water quality goes to Meuwissen Lake, west of Chaska. The prizes for the cleanest lakes are shared in a 10-way tie, most of them in Washington County. The Metropolitan Council recently released the top 10 best and worst lakes, according to the monitoring done in 2017. The rankings do not include all lakes — just the 180 lakes that the Met Council tracks. Brian Johnson, environmental scientist for the Met Council, said the ratings are based on years of monitoring by volunteers in the council’s Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program. A lake’s water quality, he said, is like a report card for everything happening around it. If a lake is clean, it means that nothing washing into the lake is polluting it. The cleanest lakes, said Johnson, are surrounded by development where runoff is controlled — or no development at all. If a lake has poor water quality, it’s a sign of environmentally harmful activity in the … [Read more...] about Met Council rates best, worst lakes across the Twin Cities area
By Eric Licas | [email protected] and Alma Fausto | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: April 16, 2019 at 9:39 pm | UPDATED: April 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm An Anaheim man was in custody Wednesday, April 17, after investigators said he went on a nine-minute crime spree against people he apparently didn’t know the evening before in Lake Forest – leaving two women hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. One victim had run along a street to lure the knife-wielding suspect away from her daughters, and was then stabbed, sheriff’s officials said. Another, just walking along the sidewalk, was struck by a car he allegedly had just stolen. “This does not appear to be a calculated event,” said Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Chad Taylor. “It appears to be pretty random.” The suspect, James Carlos Melendrez, 25, of Anaheim, was booked into the Orange County Jail on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder, carjacking and … [Read more...] about Anaheim man arrested after random Lake Forest stabbing, carjacking and hit-and-run spree leaves 2 women injured
By Julie Brown Published 10:04 am PST, Friday, December 21, 2018 For the first time, both skiers and snowmobilers have an opportunity to discuss how winter recreation is broadly managed across the mountains of Northern California. For the first time, both skiers and snowmobilers have an opportunity to discuss how winter recreation is broadly managed across the mountains of Northern California. Photo: Ming Poon Photo: Ming Poon Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 For the first time, both skiers and snowmobilers have an opportunity to discuss how winter recreation is broadly managed across the mountains of Northern California. For the first time, both skiers and snowmobilers have an opportunity to discuss how winter recreation is broadly managed across the mountains of … [Read more...] about Who should get to play in California’s national forests?
Lee Peltier wasn’t dressed for nasty weather last month when he went deer hunting east of Hinckley, Minn. Wearing camouflage pants, a red sweatshirt, a blaze-orange vest and an orange stocking hat, Peltier planned to be in the Nemadji State Forest for just a short time on Saturday, Nov. 3. It was shortly before lunchtime when he and three friends went out to hunt. Peltier and John Warner, one of the owners of the cabin where they were staying, headed toward a nearby pond. “They separated on purpose,” said Peltier’s daughter Megan DeCorsey of Stillwater. “My dad was going to walk along the edge of the pond; John was going to walk up higher on the bluff. If there were any deer drinking in the pond, my dad would flush the deer out, and they would run toward John, and he would shoot the deer. That was the plan.” Hundreds of people gathered to search the area after Peltier’s friends reported him missing the next day. No trace has been found. … [Read more...] about ‘He’s still out there.’ Family of missing Lake Elmo hunter hopes for answers