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Pet Peeves: Smugglers

By Mark D. Crantz Laguna Beach.  Another perfect day in Paradise, but there’s drug smuggling.  Oh no!  Recently, 1,200 lbs. of marijuana was seized in Crystal Cove by the authorities.  Concerned with the sanctity of the chain of evidence, federal agents opted to burn the...

Guest Column

Park It!  Add Transparency to the Process By Senator Tom Harman In The Yosemite (1912) John Muir wrote, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” California is unique in its abundance...

As Some Parks Close, Moro Campground Opens

Even as 70 state parks are expected to shut down due to state budget cuts, the Moro Campground, site of the former El Morro Village mobile home park in Crystal Cove State Park, opened Friday, July 1, with little fanfare. “We’ve been working toward this goal for 30 years and have...