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Visiting the Wilderness in Laguna’s Backyard

Visiting the Wilderness in Laguna’s Backyard

By Ron Chilcote Perhaps the most pristine and precious of all the canyons in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laurel Canyon nestles in a hollow shielding it from the adjacent San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor, a barrier to the free flow of wildlife that introduces sounds of traffic to the wilderness.           […]

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Stirring the Ashes

Stirring the Ashes

By Anthony Kaufman, Special to the Independent No one was sure what started the blaze that had ravaged this beachside community. I would interview those I knew who had lost their homes and look for a compelling story. I would please my East Coast editor with the tale of a little girl who saved her […]

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Tread Lightly in a Sacred Place

Tread Lightly in a Sacred Place

Photos and Story by Ron Chilcote In the Sycamore Hills of Laguna Canyon, now known as the James Dilley Greenbelt Preserve, the majestic old oaks and sycamores form magnificent groves. Near the entrance the trees stand in sharp contrast to the nearby toll road. The path up the canyon leads to the sycamore and oak groves. […]

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Tread Lightly in a Sacred Place

Tread Lightly in a Sacred Place

Photos and Story by Ron Chilcote, Special to the Independent In the Sycamore Hills of Laguna Canyon, now known as the James Dilley Greenbelt Preserve, the majestic old oaks and sycamores form magnificent groves. Near the entrance the trees stand in sharp contrast to the nearby toll road. The path up the canyon leads to […]

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Initiative Aims to Preserve Laguna’s Open Space

Initiative Aims to Preserve Laguna’s Open Space

Open-space advocates will ask Laguna Beach voters to again tax themselves $20 million over 20 years to claim 550 acres within city limits that could potentially be developed. Citizens for Preservation of Open Space, a political action committee, filed their notice of intent to collect signatures for a tax-imposing ballot initiative earlier this week, Asst. […]