May 23, 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.
January 2, 2009
The beach at Crystal Cove has long been a favorite of mine — a walk that gives me great pleasure to share. It felt a bit strange to find myself walking alone past the refurbished bungalows; however, I felt invigorated and fulfilled. The rugged cliffs that separate the beach from the highway seem dry and taciturn at first. Study them a bit more carefully and the plants that cling tenaciously to the rocky face form a community. They protect the thin layer of soil from erosion and provide a safe haven and food source for small animals.
November 9, 2007
Once again the watchdogs have dug up a juicy bone that will now be gnawed upon and picked clean. It all started about a month ago when Roger Butow and Clean Water Now! got a call from a couple in Emerald Bay who were wondering why barges were passing through their ocean view. Being an ex-Marine, Butow went out and looked for himself and ferreted out the little-noticed and long-since approved Newport Harbor dredging project, which began in April 2006, and is supposed to wind up by January.
December 5, 2008
Presidential inaugural gala planning under way Laguna Beach will be the scene of a gala celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama as U.S. president. Denny Freidenrich, an Obama supporter, came up with the idea, which caught fire among his friends, days after Obama won the election. Laguna’s inaugural gala will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at [seven-degrees]. That is the day Obama will be sworn in as the nation’s 44th president. “We want people to come away from our event feeling like they actually attended one of the inauguration balls,” said Betsy Gosselin, who is on the planning committee.
December 16, 2010
Recreational and commercial fishing will be banned along Laguna's coastline under strict rules adopted Wednesday by the California Fish and Game Commission The commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to adopt a network of marine protected areas, often called MPAs, along the Southern California coast. Newly protected areas from the Mexican border to Santa Barbara will connect with the existing network from Santa Barbara to the Mendocino County coast. "I am very pleased by the decision," said Councilwoman Verna Rollinger, who attended all but one of the commission hearings held during the past year.
February 11, 2014
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. — Goethe On yet another glorious day, I found myself walking the beaches of Crystal Cove. As usual, so many joys were be found there. Take the search for food: Pelicans and cormorants skimmed low across the water, then lifted and dived with a splash. A lone whimbrel buried its head deep in wet sand over and over. Twenty to 30 dolphins swam not 25 feet offshore as they hunted. Terns and sandpipers searched along the shore, in and out among the rocks, as the waves ebbed and flowed.
July 9, 2004
Tennis camp to hold second session The second session of the summer Pee Wee, Junior, Teen and Competitor Tennis Camps will run Monday through July 29. The camps will be taught by Laguna Beach's Julie Heussenstamm and fellow United States Professional Tennis Assn. coaches. The camp will run Monday through Thursday through July 29. The camps will be divided into age groups: Beginner and intermediate pee wee (ages 5 to 7); 9 to 9:50 a.m. Beginner and intermediate juniors (ages 7 to 12)
January 17, 2003
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel Park Information: (949) 923-2200 or www.ocparks.com The park is open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily, year-round for hiking, bicycling and equestrian use. Parking $2. No dogs. Special Activities: Learn about the canyons' history, plants, animals and trails. From noon to 12:30 p.m., participate in an easy ranger-led walk on Saturday, Jan. 25. Please meet at park headquarters.
August 12, 2005
It's great that the mayor's Adopt-a-Landslide-Family program is bearing fruit. Four families that had not found permanent or long-term-temporary housing since losing their homes June 1 will be placed on donated land on Laguna Canyon Road in mobile homes that were vacated by residents of El Morro Village at Crystal Cove. It's all coming together, and we should all give a big pat on the back -- or tip of the hat -- to our mayor, Elizabeth Pearson-Schneider, whose dogged efforts sometimes drew gasps of opposition but in the end have panned out beautifully.