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January 24, 2003
The Clean Water Now! Coalition will hit the beaches with trash bags for the Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Main Beach. Afterward, volunteers will travel to O'Neill Regional Park for a rally to stop development in the Cleveland National Forest gateway from 1 to 3 p.m. Mike Hazzard of the Clean Water Now Coalition board and the Clean Aliso Creek Assn. will discuss seismic activities and poor geotechnical reports along the Aliso Creek watershed.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | October 9, 2008
Laguna Beach Resource and Relief Center officials have withdrawn their bid to buy a building in Laguna Canyon and have withdrawn the application for a permit to operate it. Center officials went into escrow, based on city approval of the building’s use as a multipurpose headquarters for services to Laguna’s homeless and needy or victims of disaster — and a $100,000 loan from the city, contingent on an approved conditional use...
LOCAL
By Dan Beighley | March 17, 2006
Police Chief Mike Sellers' world of crime fighting is shrinking. The police department will soon be able to participate in a coalition of countywide law enforcement agencies sharing criminal records, allowing greater access to information. The City Council approved the program, called a joint-powers authority, on March 7. Through software called Coplink, the Laguna police department will have the ability to search various databases across the county. The coalition, known as the Integrated Law and Justice Agency of Orange County, will govern the use of database records from police, courts and corrections departments.
NEWS
By Roger Butow | April 24, 2009
The Clean Water Now! Coalition has presented retiring Marine Safety Chief Mark Klosterman with its first Honorary Lifetime Board Membership. To us, Mark has always personified the embodiment of the core values special to Southern California coastal communities, especially those unique to Laguna Beach. We cannot express in words the gratitude, appreciation and well-deserved respect we have held for him in the midst of innumerable calamities that have befallen this city during his service, not to mention a disconnected City Hall bureaucracy that at times appears deaf, dumb and blind to the infrastructural and staff needs, the taken-for-granted requisite personal courage found in Marine Safety employees.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | April 21, 2011
The City Council on Tuesday honored the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition for its successful campaign to include Laguna Beach in the California network of marine reserves. "I have seen these people in action," said Mayor Toni Iseman, one of the four council members to support the reserve in Laguna. "They are formidable. " The California Fish and Game Commission voted 5 to 0 to designate Laguna's shoreline as a marine reserve, thanks in part to Bluebelt members' constant presence at local and state hearings.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | December 22, 2011
Stringent new state regulations that ban fishing along most of Laguna's coastline are set to take effect Jan. 1, but one local group is already in action. The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition strongly supported the formation of the South Coast Marine Protected Areas, especially in Laguna Beach with its curvy, rocky shoreline, kelp forests and enthusiastic enviromentalists. So the group is getting a jump on the implementation date. "We have been thinking a lot about our new underwater parks and looking forward to the robust recovery that we are sure will take place along our coast," Bluebelt representative Jinger Wallace told the City Council at the Dec. 6 meeting.
NEWS
December 27, 2002
Gina's Pizza and Pastaria and the Clean Water Now! Coalition are teaming up to keep local beaches clean. For every pizza sold on Wednesdays through January, Gina's will donate $1 to the coalition's beach cleanup program. "The Clean Water Now! Coalition is the California Coastal Commission's designee for both programs: the quarterly Adopt-A-Beach and the big event, the yearly statewide Coastal Cleanup Day," said Roger von Butow, founder of Clean Water Now!
NEWS
January 6, 2011
A disaster volunteer meeting announced on Tuesday by Mayor Toni Iseman has been postponed. "People who want to volunteer and have a particular skill set should contact clean-up volunteer coordinator Ann Richards at (949) 683-6242," Iseman said. "Skill sets could range from sweat to putting up drywall. " Volunteers should come equipped with work gloves for protection against poison oak, which is rampant in Laguna Canyon and has been squished into the muck that cascaded down the hills.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | November 23, 2011
You'd think that folks who care enough about needy people to work very hard to feed them would have charity to spare for each other. Not always. Take the case of Helping Hand Worldwide and the Laguna Relief and Resource Coalition, both based in Laguna Beach. Helping Hand has accused the Coalition of mishandling and misappropriating donated food, and of violating federal laws. Although local police and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cannot find any evidence of this, still the accusations are made.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | April 1, 2010
Laguna’s homeless will have a roof over their heads year-round, set to open by the time the ACT V alternate sleeping location has to be vacated in mid-June for summer tourist parking. The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to relocate the homeless shelter from ACT V to property at 20652 Laguna Canyon Road, between the Bark Park and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. The parcel, recently acquired by the city from Verizon, will accommodate a larger facility, with more services and better transportation.
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NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | December 22, 2011
Stringent new state regulations that ban fishing along most of Laguna's coastline are set to take effect Jan. 1, but one local group is already in action. The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition strongly supported the formation of the South Coast Marine Protected Areas, especially in Laguna Beach with its curvy, rocky shoreline, kelp forests and enthusiastic enviromentalists. So the group is getting a jump on the implementation date. "We have been thinking a lot about our new underwater parks and looking forward to the robust recovery that we are sure will take place along our coast," Bluebelt representative Jinger Wallace told the City Council at the Dec. 6 meeting.
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NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | April 21, 2011
The City Council on Tuesday honored the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition for its successful campaign to include Laguna Beach in the California network of marine reserves. "I have seen these people in action," said Mayor Toni Iseman, one of the four council members to support the reserve in Laguna. "They are formidable. " The California Fish and Game Commission voted 5 to 0 to designate Laguna's shoreline as a marine reserve, thanks in part to Bluebelt members' constant presence at local and state hearings.
NEWS
By Roger Butow | April 24, 2009
The Clean Water Now! Coalition has presented retiring Marine Safety Chief Mark Klosterman with its first Honorary Lifetime Board Membership. To us, Mark has always personified the embodiment of the core values special to Southern California coastal communities, especially those unique to Laguna Beach. We cannot express in words the gratitude, appreciation and well-deserved respect we have held for him in the midst of innumerable calamities that have befallen this city during his service, not to mention a disconnected City Hall bureaucracy that at times appears deaf, dumb and blind to the infrastructural and staff needs, the taken-for-granted requisite personal courage found in Marine Safety employees.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | October 9, 2008
Laguna Beach Resource and Relief Center officials have withdrawn their bid to buy a building in Laguna Canyon and have withdrawn the application for a permit to operate it. Center officials went into escrow, based on city approval of the building’s use as a multipurpose headquarters for services to Laguna’s homeless and needy or victims of disaster — and a $100,000 loan from the city, contingent on an approved conditional use...
LOCAL
By Dan Beighley | March 17, 2006
Police Chief Mike Sellers' world of crime fighting is shrinking. The police department will soon be able to participate in a coalition of countywide law enforcement agencies sharing criminal records, allowing greater access to information. The City Council approved the program, called a joint-powers authority, on March 7. Through software called Coplink, the Laguna police department will have the ability to search various databases across the county. The coalition, known as the Integrated Law and Justice Agency of Orange County, will govern the use of database records from police, courts and corrections departments.
NEWS
January 24, 2003
The Clean Water Now! Coalition will hit the beaches with trash bags for the Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Main Beach. Afterward, volunteers will travel to O'Neill Regional Park for a rally to stop development in the Cleveland National Forest gateway from 1 to 3 p.m. Mike Hazzard of the Clean Water Now Coalition board and the Clean Aliso Creek Assn. will discuss seismic activities and poor geotechnical reports along the Aliso Creek watershed.
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