May 24, 2002
Suzie Harrison Ripping downhill as your body vibrates from the dirt trail underneath; navigating sharp turns; avoiding obstacles as your speed makes sight in your periphery a blur, you're charged -- you must be mountain biking. Mountain biking is in a class all its own, possessing all the key elements to make it addicting -- speed, adventure, excitement. It isn't one of those over-the-counter experiences. It's more like a full-on doctor's orders prescription for Adrenalin.
May 26, 2006
Crystal Cove has found an interesting ally to help restore its historic district ? prison inmates. Convicts from the Prado Conservation Camp in Chino are a major labor force in the restoration effort, working hard to build retaining walls, clear paths and do heavy lifting. Unlike chain gangs depicted in films like "Cool Hand Luke," the inmate labor force are trained, nonviolent offenders used to restore state parks during the off-season and fight wild land fires during the summer.
January 31, 2003
Last week, a group called the El Morro Village Community Assn. pitched a plan that would in essence give a reprieve to some 200 mobile home owners who reside on state beach park lands at El Moro Canyon. The plan, which counters those of state parks officials, would call for an increase in mobile home rents and some of that money, some $10 million, they say, would go toward refurbishing the historic cottages at Crystal Cove. Money gleaned from rents would be earmarked for affordable housing at El Moro and an RV camp next to El Morro Elementary School.
April 30, 2010
On Earth Day, 15 ?Intrepid Travelers? and special guest Mayor Elizabeth Pearson celebrated the first anniversary of the ?green? travel club of Laguna Beach Seniors by taking the bus. Fourteen minutes after boarding the No. 1 at the downtown depot, we got off at a bit of paradise just north of town: Crystal Cove. We walked the beach, admired the historic cottages, lunched at the Beachcomber and ? except for the mayor, who is too young to qualify ? flashed our $1.50 all-day senior bus passes for the photographer.
October 10, 2003
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel Park Information: (949) 923-2200 or http://www.ocparks.com The park is open daily, year 'round, 7 a.m. to sunset, for hiking, bicycling and equestrian use. Parking is $2. No pets. Learn about the canyons' history, plants, animals and trails during a 30-minute Nature Discovery Talk at noon on Saturday. Meet in front of the Natural History Museum at the entrance to the park.
May 9, 2008
Bootlegger Bar 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast On the Beachcomber deck; open afternoons daily until 9:30 p.m. (949) 376-6900 Brussels Bistro 222 Forest Ave. Jazz Monday through Thursday; DJ Friday through Saturday (949) 376-7955 Club Bounce 1460 S. Coast Hwy. Gay-oriented nightclub; weekend dancing; no cover; open 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. (949) 494-0056 Club M at Mosun 680 S. Coast Hwy. Opens at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Guest DJs; sushi and sake bar; $10 cover.