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Plan for Wildlife Corridor Moves Forward

Plan for Wildlife Corridor Moves Forward

The Laguna Canyon Conservancy recently hosted Mike Ellzey, chief executive officer of the Great Park Corporation. Ellzey summaried changes to the Great Park master plan as a result of recent agreements between the developer, FivePoint Communities, and Irvine’s City Council. The new location and layout of the long-planned wildlife corridor was of particular concern by […]

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Janie Cowlin

Janie Cowlin

Janie Cowlin, 1944-2013, beloved friend, artist and protector of the earth, left this planet on Sunday, Jan. 6, one week shy of her 69th birthday. She was born and raised in Glendale, Calif., and spent summers with her parents at the beach.  She moved to Laguna in 1963.  She attended Orange Coast College and was […]

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Today’s Activists Follow the Footsteps of Freeway Opponents

Today’s Activists Follow the Footsteps of Freeway Opponents

Editor, Laguna Canyon Conservancy founder and former mayor of Laguna Beach Lida Lenny was fond of quoting the anthropologist Margret Mead. “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Thank God for the activists. I recently finished reading the 1977 book by Karen Wilson Turnbull, […]

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Guest column

Guest column

 It Takes a Community to Preserve Open Space Laguna’s several hundred acres of remaining open land graces the entire town with marvelous views, wildlife habitat, and colorful native shrubs. For a small price, the open space initiative Laguna Greenbelt and many other groups are circulating offers us the chance to forever preserve this defining green […]

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Support the Open Space Initiative

Support the Open Space Initiative

Editor, Isn’t it great to live in Laguna Beach surrounded by 22,000 acres of natural open space? Elsewhere in Orange County the boundaries between two cities are just lines with no buffer at all to urban sprawl.   How did this happen? Was it just an accident? No. It is thanks to the great leadership […]

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Hesitant to Write a Blank Open-Space Check

Hesitant to Write a Blank Open-Space Check

Editor:  I have seen several letters commenting on the efforts of “Citizens for Preservation of Open Space” (sponsored by Laguna Greenbelt, Inc.). This initiative would create a special fund for acquisition 550 acres of private property for preservation as open space financed by a new tax on all property owners in Laguna Beach for the […]

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Open Space Initiative Unlike Canyon Proposal

Open Space Initiative Unlike Canyon Proposal

Editor, Laguna Greenbelt wants every homeowner in Laguna Beach to be assessed $120 a year for 20 years, collecting $20 million in an attempt to acquire the balance of undeveloped lots in Laguna. What we don’t know is which parcels of land will be purchased and for how much?  Who is this watchdog committee and […]

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Dogs, Too, Are Invasive in the Wildlands

Dogs, Too, Are Invasive in the Wildlands

Editor, Who could object to a dog being able to frolic and be carefree roaming in the natural open space? A dog off its leash chasing birds and critters. The dog is having a ball, and likely its owner has a big smile, and is blissful and happy. So, who could object? Well, me. I object. […]