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Scouts Get Special Visitor

Sgt. Mike Ryan, an ex-Marine who did two tours of duty in Iraq between 2005 and 2010, paid a recent visit to Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pak 35, Den 1. He showed scouts his uniforms and explained how the environment dictates what is worn and described non-combat dress as well.  ...

Tidewater Docent Class Starts Splashing Soon

Laguna Ocean Foundation is offering a tidewater docent training class Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. The program offers education about the near shore habitats including ecosystems, tide-pool creatures, the laws protecting them, and the reasons behind...

Wanna Be Guards Brave Frigid Waters

Photos and story by Mitch Ridder A total of 64 men and women who want a job as a Laguna Beach lifeguard tried out last Saturday at Main Beach in choppy seas of 52 degrees. The tryout consists of three physical events; a 1,000-meter swim in under 20 minutes; two run-swim-run...

Enforcing a Slippery Issue

As state wildlife officials move closer to finalizing a Southern California coastal protection plan, enforcement has emerged as a significant issue in the debate. The various constituents involved in shaping the boundaries of marine protected areas agree enforcement resources are...