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Laguna Tests Tsunami Planning

Laguna Tests Tsunami Planning

Laguna Beach’s first-responders participated in a statewide tsunami exercise last month, working through a tabletop drill of the challenges whipped up by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the Alaskan coast that put the Californian coastline into a tsunami watch. Laguna Beach holds certification through the National Weather Service as a TsunamiReady city because of simulations […]

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Pet Peeves-Hot Diggity

Pet Peeves-Hot Diggity

I was unable to attend the South Coast Water District’s public tour of the sewer tunnel stabilization project in the ocean side cliffs between Three Arch Bay and Aliso Beach.   This initiative is a five-year, $100 million project that will widen the sewer tunnel and lay new pipeline. According to news reports, 40 people attended […]

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Bringing Back Laguna’s Lagoon

Bringing Back Laguna’s Lagoon

Editor, Long before vast Spanish, Mexican and American cattle ranches changed the natural landscape of South Orange County, Aliso Beach had a seasonal estuary – a rare coastal wetlands. This last remaining lagoon in Laguna Beach can be restored if inland summer urban runoff is captured for reuse and the inland area of Aliso Beach […]

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Touring Laguna’s Underground

Touring Laguna’s Underground

Getting past complaints over a five-year, $100 million project to widen a sewer tunnel and lay new pipeline in Laguna Beach’s coastal bluffs has been a major public relations hurdle for the South Coast Water District, which serves South Laguna and other cities. When the water district opened its tunnel doors at Aliso Beach and […]

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Public Invited to Tour Sewer Tunnel

Public Invited to Tour Sewer Tunnel

The South Coast Water district invites the public to tour the sewer tunnel stabilization project within the cliffs on the ocean side of Coast Highway on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9-noon or 1-4 p.m. to better understand existing conditions and the plan for improvements over the next five years. The tour of the tunnel built […]

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Green Light: Momentum Rebuilding to Clean the Creek

Green Light: Momentum Rebuilding to Clean the Creek

Reportedly, on average 3 million gallons of pollutants empty into Aliso Beach daily–rain or no rain.  Motor oil, fertilizers, animal dung, and more contaminate this much-used public beach and the waterway that flows into it.  Imagine the impact of this on public health; put more starkly, on the unprotected children who play at the mouth […]

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Drowning in Sand?

Drowning in Sand?

Regulars at south Laguna beaches are noticing what they’re calling a relatively new phenomenon, believed to be borne of urban encroachment:  a slow build-up of sand on beaches that’s covering fragile tidepools and curtailing desirable side-swell breaks for wave riders. Charles “Tex” Haines, a 40-year skimboarder and founder of the Victoria Skimboard company, says beaches […]

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Pros Drop in for Weekend’s Waves

Pros Drop in for Weekend’s Waves

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   This weekend sees the return of the 37th annual Victoria World Championship of Skimboarding, now known as The Vic, held at Aliso Beach Park, 31131 S. Coast Highway, Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Touted as the “most prestigious […]

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Calls for More Downtown Policing

Calls for More Downtown Policing

Laguna Beach may see more cops patrolling downtown and in neighborhoods if growing concern voiced by Council member Steve Dicterow and Mayor Kelly Boyd gains traction. Also on Tuesday, the City Council adopted a budget largely as originally proposed last month, which shared the limelight with several other issues including a plan to remove waste […]

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Skim Boarder Makes a Miracle Save - Updated

Skim Boarder Makes a Miracle Save – Updated

Quick action by a skim boarder saved the life of an infant pulled into a rip tide by a rogue wave on Saturday at Aliso Beach, according to witnesses. Pat Watson, 46, who took up skim boarding after moving from Hawaii in 1991, said he threw his board aside and took off in a dead […]

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Skimboarder Rescues Infant Swept to Sea

Skimboarder Rescues Infant Swept to Sea

Quick action by a skimboarder is credited with saving a life after a big wave knocked a child from the arms of her mother on Saturday at Aliso Beach, according to witnesses. Videographer Pat Watson, who was trying out a new skimboard, sprinted into the water after he saw a woman pulled off her feet […]

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Gay Beach’s Best Attributes

Gay Beach’s Best Attributes

Editor, West Street Beach in South Laguna is probably the most well known beach in Laguna because it is listed in gay-lesbian guides around the world. Located north of the verdant West St. stairway and south of Aliso Beach and Camel’s Point, it can be reached by car, O.C.T.A. bus #1, a 46-mile route which connects […]

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Village Laguna Hosts Potluck

Village Laguna Hosts Potluck

The public is invited to join Village Laguna’s annual potluck picnic at Aliso Beach on Monday, July 23, at 6 p.m. Burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Participants should bring their own re-usable eating and drinking utensils, a potluck dish to share and a sand chair.

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Scouts Close Out Year with Flag Retirement Ceremony

Scouts Close Out Year with Flag Retirement Ceremony

Pack 35 closed out another successful scouting year with a family bonfire celebration and annual flag retirement ceremony at Aliso Beach on Wednesday, June 13. Many of the boys received their final patches of the year, including the community service patch for their participation in the Memorial Day flag placement ceremony at Pacific View Cemetery […]

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Celebrating Summer Solstice on the Sand

Celebrating Summer Solstice on the Sand

  Ocean and earth lovers are invited to Aliso Beach on Thursday, June 21, to savor the summer solstice with an 8:30 a.m. beach clean-up, a 10:45 a.m. skim-boarding exhibition featuring Skim Chicks and world champion Bill Bryan and an 11 a.m. acoustic concert. The event is organized by Rick Conkey’s Blue Water Green Earth.