December Sentry

Drip Dry
Continued drought forces dramatic cuts in water usage; still, OC fares better than others.  See Serrano, page 3; Our call, page 12

Over the top
A proposed 40-home development will redefine a neighborhood hilltop; builder seeks harmony with homeowners. See Plans, page 4

For  whom the ball rolls
A last minute suitor saves OUSD from closing a popular sports facility.  See Driving, page 7

Pastures of pavement
New construction at the south end of Santiago Canyon Road turns elbow room into building boom.  See Canyon Beat,

page 11

Eye a yellow ribbon
Orange Acres Back Breakers score big with critters, canned goods, canines and homespun technology.  See OABB, page 19


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Driving range reprieved; OUSD board okays license agreement

From left, leasee Jason Drotter; Golf Pro Steve Gibson; Range Manager Todd Saukkola; and Maintenance Manager Al Rosas will keep the sports complex on course. See story on page 7.