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An Appreciation

An Appreciation

Editor, Many thanks for reporting on the new Aliso Creek Reclamation Facility (“Plant Prevents Runoff From Reaching the Sea,” May 2 edition). I especially appreciated remarks by SCWD staff linking this project to better ocean water quality. Last week’s visiting gray whales close by 1000 Steps and Aliso Beach and many ocean swimmers certainly appreciate […]

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Video Inspires Underwater Awe

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 Beanan and marine safety Capt. Tom Trager along with stunning photos of Laguna’s underwater marine […]

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Rollinger and Council Act on Climate Change

Rollinger and Council Act on Climate Change

Three cheers for Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger and our City Council! Enthusiastic attendees, like me, were not always able to conceal our jubilation when the Council voted overwhelmingly on Jan. 24 to adopt Ms. Rollinger’s thoughtful, practical agenda bill calling for four specific actions aimed at implementing the city’s 2009 Climate Protection Action Plan. […]

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Setting Sustainable Goals

Setting Sustainable Goals

Editor,   The start of the new year is a good time to consider where our energies as a city should be focused. Most people agree that public safety is one of the top priorities. Having laws, fire and police are of course tent poles. But long-term safety requires a sustainable infrastructure for power, water […]

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Editor, Laguna Beach has no citywide water recycling system.  With ocean diesel power requirements to extract, filter and re-distribute seawater, we will likely have the highest energy per capita use for water management in the state if not the country. Stormwater cisterns located under parks, parking lots and streets throughout our steep terrain can capture millions […]