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By Alnas Zia | March 21, 2013
With loud, buzzing cameras weighing up to 250 pounds, the MacGillivray Freeman Films team is careful not to scare away the wildlife as they reach into the depths of the ocean. One lousy shot can end up being amplified on IMAX screens around the world. When Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray's "Coral Reef Adventure" screens Friday at the Festival of Arts Forum Theatre, the audience will have to make do with a regular DVD format. But the screening, the last in the Laguna Beach Film Society's Ocean Awareness series, will hopefully still be eye-catching enough.
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By Candice Baker | November 21, 2008
Laguna filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, of MacGillivray Freeman Films and its related educational foundation, was honored Saturday with the Reef Check Foundation?s 2008 Spirit of the Reef Award, for a lifetime spent documenting reefs and oceans. In addition to 34 other IMAX films like ?Coral Reef Adventure,? ?Dolphins? and ?The Living Sea,? the producer and director was responsible for this year?s ?Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D.? Earlier in his career, he created surf films like ?
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By Catharine Cooper | December 26, 2008
Sitting somewhere between the ending and the beginning of the New Year, I find myself pondering the events of 2008, and of course, looking at the list of “hoped for” in 2009. When I look back on 2008, I’m struck by the extraordinary violence that continues to rage. Bombings, suicide explosions and air raids filled the news. There was not one peaceful month, not one spread of days when we humans lived in harmony. It saddens me that our species has come so far — and not come nearly far enough.
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September 29, 2011
Kudos to the Coastline Pilot for your editorial about the local effects of global climate change, "Editorial: Washing away our revenue," Sept. 16. There seems to be an effective embargo about even mentioning global warming these days. Politicians mock science and liken themselves to Galileo, har har, yet take the word of naysayers and accuse scientists of getting rich off their research grants, har har again. The folks who get their information from faux news outlets are just listening to the latest chapter from the same playbook the tobacco industry used.
NEWS
August 30, 2007
Aliso alternatives need wider dissemination Thank you for providing our community with a report on Village Laguna’s letter to the City Council on the proposed development of Aliso Canyon (CP 8/16). I agree with most of what this civic organization envisions for the canyon and want to laud this volunteer group for taking time out to develop an alternative vision. It is a vision carefully crafted by long term residents who have a reputation for caring about our village atmosphere, our environment and our unique location Earlier this year the Athens Group unveiled its own proposed vision for the redevelopment of Aliso Creek Inn and Canyon.
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January 24, 2003
Suzie Harrison Awareness of the Basques as a group of people who live primarily in the northern foothills of Spain, understanding that warm ocean temperature is the condition necessary for the formation of coral reefs and knowing that the Panama Canal is the waterway that serves as a short cut for most ships traveling from New York to Los Angeles are the type of facts students need to master to excel as a participant in...
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September 3, 2004
CATHARINE COOPER Silvery light caresses the surface of a tranquil sea, while in the shore-strewn kelp, stout-legged birds rummage for breakfast. It's the season for migratory layovers, and the black-breasted plover and the ruddy and black turnstones have begun their short stay at the edge of our shoreline refuge. They join the sandpipers and gulls along the tidewaters, tossing bits of discarded plant life into the air as they search for aquatic insects and worms.
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By Christine Hynes | December 29, 2011
I always enjoy my morning walks on the beach, but my winter strolls are particularly special. It's a great time of year for wildlife viewing — just the other day I watched as an intrepid seal took a lengthy trip up onto the beach — and the summer crowds seem like a distant memory. Yet as I walk the beach these days, I'm weighed down by worry over the health of the ocean, which seems to be in perpetual decline. The world's coral reefs are dying off at a frightening pace, and along the coast of California, the fish that call Laguna Cove and our other nearby waters home are becoming smaller and fewer with each passing year.
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By Dona Leicht | June 30, 2011
Hysteria and misinformation are usually difficult to defuse, but the recent letter to the editor by Anne Earhart ( "Should they sell seashells at store?," June 17) prompts me to try to give some voice to the "other" end. As a 40-year owner of a natural history gallery in town, perhaps I can explain how shells and corals can be bought and sold. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and, or CITES, is an international agreement between governments.
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By CATHARINE COOPER | December 2, 2005
On my library table is Ann Morrow Lindberg's exquisite book, "Gift from the Sea," her compelling meditation on life, love, solitude and contentment. I've pulled it from the shelf this year as I do each holiday season, with the reverence, gratitude and love I hold for the waters which nourish my creative soul. From seaside strolls to frolicking in her deep waters, the sea provides a space for contemplation and renewal. Sweet remembrances of my children's sand castles, of boating adventures in search of fish, and voyages over water to foreign destinations fill my heart as well as my mind.
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By Alnas Zia | March 21, 2013
With loud, buzzing cameras weighing up to 250 pounds, the MacGillivray Freeman Films team is careful not to scare away the wildlife as they reach into the depths of the ocean. One lousy shot can end up being amplified on IMAX screens around the world. When Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray's "Coral Reef Adventure" screens Friday at the Festival of Arts Forum Theatre, the audience will have to make do with a regular DVD format. But the screening, the last in the Laguna Beach Film Society's Ocean Awareness series, will hopefully still be eye-catching enough.
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NEWS
September 29, 2011
Kudos to the Coastline Pilot for your editorial about the local effects of global climate change, "Editorial: Washing away our revenue," Sept. 16. There seems to be an effective embargo about even mentioning global warming these days. Politicians mock science and liken themselves to Galileo, har har, yet take the word of naysayers and accuse scientists of getting rich off their research grants, har har again. The folks who get their information from faux news outlets are just listening to the latest chapter from the same playbook the tobacco industry used.
LOCAL
By Catharine Cooper | December 26, 2008
Sitting somewhere between the ending and the beginning of the New Year, I find myself pondering the events of 2008, and of course, looking at the list of “hoped for” in 2009. When I look back on 2008, I’m struck by the extraordinary violence that continues to rage. Bombings, suicide explosions and air raids filled the news. There was not one peaceful month, not one spread of days when we humans lived in harmony. It saddens me that our species has come so far — and not come nearly far enough.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | November 21, 2008
Laguna filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, of MacGillivray Freeman Films and its related educational foundation, was honored Saturday with the Reef Check Foundation?s 2008 Spirit of the Reef Award, for a lifetime spent documenting reefs and oceans. In addition to 34 other IMAX films like ?Coral Reef Adventure,? ?Dolphins? and ?The Living Sea,? the producer and director was responsible for this year?s ?Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D.? Earlier in his career, he created surf films like ?
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