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Tag: "Aliso Canyon"

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Resume the Quest for a Public Trail

Resume the Quest for a Public Trail

  Editor, I, like many of my Laguna Beach friends and neighbors, was extremely disappointed to learn that the Planning Commission approved the redevelopment plans of the new owners of Aliso Canyon golf course without taking any action to create a pedestrian/bicycle trail connecting Laguna to the water district road leading to Aliso Viejo.  Such […]

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Merritt Believes He Can Improve on City’s Merits

Merritt Believes He Can Improve on City’s Merits

Announcing his intention to run for City Council this week, Paul Merritt says the city of Laguna Beach needs to become more progressive regarding the safety of residents and tourists and tighter with collecting owed business fees from major corporations. Progressive and, at the same time, fiscally more alert, much like he said he sees […]

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Appeal Seeks to Rein in Ranch Makeover

Appeal Seeks to Rein in Ranch Makeover

The remodel underway at The Ranch, the former Aliso Creek Inn hotel and restaurant in Aliso Canyon, is being challenged as unlawful in a hearing before the California Coastal Commission Wednesday, July 9, in Ventura. If the commission follows the recommendation of its staff, the project would be subject to a de novo review by […]

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Hiker Longs for a Trail Connection

Hiker Longs for a Trail Connection

Editor, Great article on The Ranch (“New Era Unfolding in Aliso Canyon,” May 23 edition) Still, I’m bummed about no through-trail for hikers/bikers. I hike the Aliso Creek Ridge Trail regularly, longing to see a through-trail at the bottom of the canyon. That entire watershed is so culturally and environmentally rich that it seems a shame […]

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New Era Unfolding in Aliso Canyon

New Era Unfolding in Aliso Canyon

The new owner of The Ranch at Laguna Beach figures he’s spent $30,000 in the last year trimming 107 trees on the 84-acre property, including towering eucalyptus “widow makers,” as well as cutting down non-native pines. “The haircut they haven’t had in 40 years,” explained co-owner Mark Christy, pulled aside a leafy curtain that obscured […]

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Plant Prevents Runoff from Reaching the Sea

Plant Prevents Runoff from Reaching the Sea

Thanks to the acknowledged efforts of a local waterman for pressing local authorities to clean the creek water spilling onto Aliso Beach, the ribbon was officially cut on a water reclamation facility in Aliso Canyon last week. If creek levels allow, the $2.8 million Aliso Creek Water Reclamation Facility will be able to divert 400 […]

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The Brombies

The Brombies

A larger than expected turnout enjoys The Brombies play bluegrass in the wilds of Aliso Canyon on Sunday. Photo by Mitch Ridder.

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Village Matters

Village Matters

 Amazing Stories  “Only Make Believe,” the Pageant of the Masters presentation this year, included a series of art covers from the 1930s science fiction magazine “Amazing Stories.”  That set off a whole link of community history tidbits floating through my mind.  It turns out that one of the Laguna Beach and South Laguna community leaders, […]

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Early Days of a Pioneering Laguna Family

Early Days of a Pioneering Laguna Family

Part 1 By Michelle Boyd   In early spring 1871, the Thurston family of eight left their home in Utah in search of government grant land in California. The nine-month journey involved a train ride to San Francisco, a boat ride to San Diego, and a journey by covered wagon with a six month stay […]

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Heiresses Leave Lasting Heritage

Heiresses Leave Lasting Heritage

Part 1 Pennsylvania mining heiresses Blanche and Florence Dolph chose the coastal foothills of Laguna and south Orange County as the focus of their property investments in the early 1900s.   Blanche, the more prominent of the sisters, was not just an investor. While Florence lived in Los Angeles, Blanche made her home in Laguna Beach […]