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By Chris Quilter | 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.
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SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | January 29, 2010
Look closely and you can still see the two scars on Katie Averill’s forehead. The Laguna Beach resident is more used to talking about her cooking. The former owner of Mirabeau Bistro in Dana Point, she is now a corporate pastry chef for Balboa Dessert Co. Yet that day nearly 20 years ago, when she fell off a 50-foot cliff in Toledo, Spain, shapes her as well. “The locals said the best view of the city was to go up this path,” Averill said. “It got really gravelly and 50 feet up, like a cartoon, I just went off the side.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | October 15, 2009
Strolling the sands or tide-pooling in Laguna Beach — not to mention fishing, surfing, scuba diving or kayaking — could be subject to future restrictions if the city’s coast is designated as a state marine reserve, as city officials are proposing. A state-appointed blue ribbon task force will meet next week in Long Beach to recommend boundaries and rules for new marine protected areas, which encompass the coastal stretch of Orange County. A proposed set of restrictions under the 1999 Marine Life Protection Act range from a 3-mile no-fishing zone to a citywide ban on fishing and lobster catching.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | October 9, 2009
Construction is expected to resume by the end of the month at Crystal Cove State Park, where a long-planned RV park and campground has been on hold since January, when the state ran out of bond money to fund it. “We just got confirmation from the Department of Finance that the project is now fully funded,” District Park Supt. Ken Kramer said. “This was one of 5,000 projects that was halted and is one of the first to be restarted, after the successful sales of California bonds.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | October 6, 2009
Construction is expected to begin again by the end of the month at Crystal Cove State Park, where a long-planned RV park and campground has been on hold since January, when the state ran out of bond money to fund it. “We just got confirmation from the Department of Finance that the project is now fully funded,” District Park Supt. Ken Kramer said. “This was one of 5,000 projects that was halted and is one of the first to be restarted, after the successful sales of California bonds.
NEWS
By Ashley Breeding | September 17, 2009
Things are coming along at Crystal Cove’s Historic District, where the park is now embarking on “phase two” of a multimillion-dollar restoration project, which will include the Outdoor Education area, House Museum and additional rental and operational support cottages. Laura Davick, founder and president of the Crystal Cove Alliance, said the organization hit a milestone Tuesday, when the bidding process for the phase commenced. Bids are due by Oct. 16. “We’ve had a great year for donations, despite a challenging economy,” she said.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | January 29, 2009
The crisis in the California economy and state budget has dealt a double blow to long-awaited facilities at Crystal Cove State Park. Construction has been halted at a campground and RV park at the former El Morro Village trailer park, where a $10.5-million project has been under way. At the Historic Cottage District — set to begin the second phase of restoration, a $6.5-million project — two sources of funding have dried up,...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | 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.
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