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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...

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,...

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.

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...

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...

Buyer Emerges for Neglected Modern Masterpiece

The famous modernist Halliburton “Hangover” House overlooking Aliso Beach has been purchased for $2.4 million out of foreclosure by a mystery buyer, according to real estate records.   For residents living beneath the historic landmark on the shoulders of Aliso Peak, who...

A Jury Of Your Piers

You stroll on them to gain an unhindered vista of the shore. You fish from them, but most times all you catch is a cold. Sometimes you even jump off of them. Hard to believe that over the years at least seven piers jutted from Laguna’s coastline, all gone and some forgotten...

Village Matters

Down to Earth In May of 1971 I had just graduated with a master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan.  I made my way west in the white 1964 Ford Fairlane my dad had given me to take to graduate school. He was happy to be rid of it because it was gutless and...

Exploring the Outdoors at County Parks

For the month of July, OC Parks will host a variety of events at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Salt Creek Beach,  Caspers Wilderness Park, Nix Nature Center, Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center, Orange County Zoo, Irvine Regional Park, and Aliso Beach. From hikes that...
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