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A Drought of Solutions for Drawing More Water

Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Even as Laguna Beach County Water District prepares to raise rates over the next five years to pay for the escalating cost of supplying local customers with 1.5 billion gallons of imported water annually, local resident Michael Beanan sees a solution...

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...

Cox Honors Local Heroes

Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Ed Amador, Jean Watt and Laguna Beach’s Michael Beanan as finalists for its conservation heroes program. The winner will be chosen through an online vote, which is open to the public through Sept. 21 at...