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Grateful for Full-time MPO

Editor, Our thanks to Laguna’s City Council for voting to restore the position of Marine Protection Officer to full-time during their annual budget review. Working with the community, a dedicated full time MPO can make a real difference. Laguna can be overwhelmed with...

Calling Shutterbugs to the Water

The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition is seeking submissions for its third photo competition that showcases Laguna’s marine protected areas. Photos must have been taken between Jan. 18, 2013, and Jan. 18, 2014 in one of the protected areas and should be submitted to:...

Video Inspires Underwater Awe

An educational video featuring Laguna’s Marine Protected Areas was released this week by the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, five organizations whose mission aims to protect and restore marine life. Short, fun and informative, it features local personalities Patsee Ober, Mike Beanan...

Video Inspires Underwater Awe

An educational video featuring Laguna Beach’s Marine Protected Areas was released this week by the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, five organizations whose mission aims to protect and restore marine life. Short, fun and informative, it features local personalities Patsee Ober, Mike...

Art Seen 7/26/13

Art Cube Unfolds for Dubin Local artist Jorg Dubin’s “American Cultural Icons” series opens at Art Cube gallery for Thursday’s Art Walk on Aug. 1, 266 Forest Ave. “I wanted to create an interesting surface that was very tactile and at the same time could be enjoyed from...

Marine Activist Nets Nonprofit a Big Donor

Laguna Bluebelt ocean activist Michael Beanan received Orange County’s first Cox Conserves Hero Award, earning the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition a $5,000 contribution towards its efforts protecting marine life and restoring coastal habitat. The award came from the Trust for Public...

Laguna Bluebelt Coalition Photo Contest Winner

        This panoramic photo of “Heisler tidepools at moonrise” by Eddie Yerkish recently won first place in the Open category of the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition’s photo contest to celebrate the new marine reserves and Underwater Parks Day. Visit the coalition’s...