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By Cindy Frazier | November 2, 2006
Seven years after they donated half a million dollars in "seed money," James and Rosemary Nix are seeing the culmination of a long-planned nature center for visitors to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The $3.4 million center, named for the Laguna Woods couple, will be open and staffed seven days a week, and will serve as park ranger headquarters for the wilderness area. It will also be a launching pad for nature lovers who want to explore the centerpiece of the 20,000-acre coastal preserve — which stretches from Crystal Cove State Park north of Laguna Beach to Aliso Creek in South Laguna.
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By Barbara Diamond | June 2, 2009
Mary Fegraus is usually one to avoid the spotlight. But the spotlight shone on her Saturday at the dedication of “Mary’s Trail” in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The ceremony was attended by environmental activists, county officials and admirers of Fegraus, the founding executive director of the Laguna Canyon Foundation. “I want to thank Mary for all her work for the past two decades,” Supervisor Pat Bates said. “She helped raise $13 million to enhance, protect and preserve these wild lands.
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By Cindy Frazier, cindy.frazier@latimes.com | July 9, 2010
Representatives of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park are delighted with a 172-acre donation of land to the park system by the Irvine Co. The parcel is part of a huge, 20,000-acre donation of land, most of it located in eastern Orange County — including Black Star Canyon and Santiago Canyon — which was handed over to Orange County officials on June 29. The 172-acre Laguna Laurel parcel is located east of Laguna Canyon Road, adjacent to...
NEWS
May 31, 2002
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park will gain more than 10 acres of undeveloped land with the recent approval of a $2.6-million grant to Laguna Woods for its purchase. The park is part of an 11,000-acre greenbelt that includes several Laguna Beach open-space sites. Assembly of the greenbelt began about 35 years ago and has grown with the help of groups like Laguna Greenbelt, Inc., the Laguna Canyon Foundation, the Laguna Canyon Conservancy and the Coastal Greenbelt Authority.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2009
Note: Wilderness parks are closed for 48 hours or more after significant rainfall. Call or visit websites for current conditions. ? CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $10 day-use parking fee. The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. Docent-led backcountry hikes are scheduled for 9 a.m. most Saturdays and Sundays. Hikes are three to five miles, and last about two hours.
NEWS
December 6, 2002
Aliso & 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. Crystal Cove State Park 8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach Park Conditions, (949) 494-3539; Interpretive Programs, (949) 497-7647 State Web site www.parks.ca.gov local Web site www.crystalcovestatepark.
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By Barbara Diamond | August 8, 2013
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is Laguna's frontyard. That's what people see when they head into town on Laguna Canyon Road. Locals can take pride in the preservation of the 7,000 acres of wilderness they helped preserve, one of the gems of the South Coast Wilderness area, which includes Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Crystal Cove State Park and the City of Irvine Open Space Preserve, totaling about 20,000 acres, "My heart beats an...
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2011
Friday Garden Club Meeting Horticulturist Ruben Flores will share his "tricks of the trade" for holiday gardens at the Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting at Tankersley Hall in the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. The meeting begins with social time at 9:30 a.m., Flores will speak at 10:30 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony The American Legion Laguna Beach Post 222 will put on a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Legion Hall, 384...
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By Barbara Diamond | October 6, 2011
Environmental activists Elisabeth Brown and Carolyn Wood will be honored Saturday as the "Villagers of the Year. " Both women have been in the forefront of the battle to acquire and preserve open space in and around Laguna, starting in the days when "tree hugger" was meant as an insult not as a compliment. "These are remarkable women," said Mary Fegraus , whose environmental credentials are also first rate. "I have always been in awe of Carolyn, first because of her filing cabinets on the history of Laguna Beach.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
A second outbound traffic lane will be added to Laguna Canyon Road at its intersection with El Toro Road, City Manager John Pietig announced in his weekly update last week. The addition is expected to help improve the flow of traffic through the intersection at peak hours. The project is part of the final phase of the Laguna Canyon Road Realignment project. Still to come is the widening of the street north of El Toro Road and undergrounding utility lines. Also, All American Asphalt has been hired to resurface Laguna Canyon Road between Forest Avenue and the toll road.
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By David Hansen | July 21, 2011
So I spend a fair amount of time in my car with my three boys, schlepping them to baseball and school events and whatnot, which means I have to entertain them or they start fighting. A few years ago I was stopped in traffic on El Toro Road near the 133 coming into town when the fighting and din began in earnest. As I looked into the deep, forested area of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, it struck me how much it resembled some African forest — if I squinted and ignored the din. "Look at the Laguna monkey!"
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2011
Note: Wilderness parks are closed for 48 hours or more after significant rainfall. Parks may be closed due to rain conditions or mud. Call (949) 923-2235 or visit websites for current conditions. CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $15 day-use parking fee. The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. Due to the recent rainstorms, the backcountry is closed until further notice. The beaches and tidepools are open to the public.
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