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Concerts Awash in Star Power

Concerts Awash in Star Power

    Instead, Madsen returned to hike the lesser wonders of Laguna’s coastal canyons. Even so, in absorbing some special comfort while walking Crystal Cove State Park’s environs, her newest composition, “Into the Heart of the Earth: Crystal Cove,” took form. Its premiere was an outdoor performance in the park on Jan. 31. The public […]

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Cutting a New Crystal Cove Trail

Cutting a New Crystal Cove Trail

As a child growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Michael Berns recalls taking one school field trip, into the wilds of Culver City to the Helms Bakery plant. Since moving to Orange County in 1987, though, Berns and his wife Trisha started exploring the wilderness in their backyard, hiking and biking the combined 7,400 […]

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A Crystal Cove Christmas

A Crystal Cove Christmas

The sign said, Crystal Cove State Park Campground. This was Laguna Beach, Calif., Dec. 24, 2013. I saw Dawn open one eye. “Hey, go back to sleep or Santa won’t come!” Dawn elbowed me one hard. “Ain’t never come before. Don’t even know where we live now. You askin’ for another stupid ol’ Christmas tree?” […]

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Correction

Correction

The Green Light column, “Partnering for Preservation,” in the April 5 edition incorrectly reported the source of $5 million for restoration of Crystal Cove cottages. Rather than a personal donation from Peter Douglas, the pledged “mitigation” funds resulted from a ruling by the California Coastal Commission.

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Drug Smugglers Seized in Crystal Cove

Drug Smugglers Seized in Crystal Cove

Border patrol agents arrested nine people and seized 1,200 pounds of marijuana when a panga-style boat came ashore north of Laguna Beach shortly after midnight on Monday, Feb. 4, law enforcement authorities said. Agents observed the boat slip through the shore break at Crystal Cove State Park and seven people unloading 26 bundles of marijuana, […]

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Crystal Cove Alliance Hosts Gala

Crystal Cove Alliance Hosts Gala

About 450 guests attended Crystal Cove Alliance’s 10th annual gala Saturday, Sept.  22 on the bluff top overlooking Crystal Cove, which proved unforgettable and exceedingly charitable as the spectacular underwater-themed event reeled in $238,000 to help fund the alliance’s mission of restoration, education and conservation. Laguna Beach residents Madeline and James Irvine Swinden, left, attended alongside […]

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Tickets Still Available for Bluff-Top Soiree

Tickets Still Available for Bluff-Top Soiree

Some tickets are available to individuals and couples who wish to join the Crystal Cove Alliance’s 10th annual gala “Ocean Treasures” on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pelican Point in Crystal Cove. The evening, including dining and dancing, will showcase education programs on ocean conservation and reveal the wonders beneath the surface of Crystal Cove’s underwater […]

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Flying Through the History of Flight Patterns

Flying Through the History of Flight Patterns

Editor,   Your lead article in the June 24 issue was outstanding (“Fuming Over Jet Noise).  It brought to the front the continuing and potentially escalating problem of commercial jet noise over Laguna Beach.   A few years ago, I was a part of a group of concerned citizens who met with the administrative assistant […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

The Return Of The Dolphins I live in north Laguna and have kayaked from there for some 20 years.  I cast off from Diver’s or Fisherman’s Cove, push beyond the shoals, then turn north to Emerald Bay. If feeling strong, I paddle all the way to Irvine Cove. Heading north, usually I hug the coast […]

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Defending Village Laguna’s Stance

Defending Village Laguna’s Stance

Editor,   I’m really tired of all the folks (especially builders and architects) who rail against Village Laguna (“Historic Cottages on Chopping Block,” April 22).  It is true that Village Laguna takes what seems like the far-left position on many projects, but I think that it is entirely necessary to provide a counterbalance to those […]

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Artists Wanted for Two Exhibits

Artists Wanted for Two Exhibits

State Sen. Tom Harman is accepting submissions for the state Senate’s Annual Contemporary Art Collection. Each legislative session, Senators select a district artist, whose art they believe best represents the district. The artist chosen will have his or her artwork displayed in various locations at the State Capitol. Additionally, the artist will have his or […]

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Suspected Smugglers Land at Crystal Cove

Suspected Smugglers Land at Crystal Cove

By Ted Reckas | LB Indy   Possible human traffickers landed a boat at Crystal Cove State Beach early Tuesday morning. Its 10 occupants fled toward Coast Highway, a witness told a Newport Beach police officer, who was flagged down by a park visitor around 7 a.m. This would be the fifth similar incident of […]

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Laguna Stays the Course on Fishing Ban

Laguna Stays the Course on Fishing Ban

The City Council reiterated its support for a city-wide fishing ban and the designation of its entire coastline as a marine reserve, the highest level of protection permitted under state law. The controversial decision, which is still pending before state wildlife officials, ignited heated local debate last June that continues to simmer. At Tuesday’s meeting, […]

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Economic Tide Turns Against Kelp Foresters

Economic Tide Turns Against Kelp Foresters

Southern California’s kelp forests, essential to the health of the marine ecosystem in California, have taken a beating in recent decades. Natural cycles of growth and decline have been skewed toward decline by El Nino events, algal blooms, polluted water, and populations of kelp-eating urchins unchecked by predators, among other things. Nevertheless, a small number […]