August 5, 2010
CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 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. Docent-led backcountry hikes are scheduled for 9 a.m. most Saturdays and Sundays. Hikes are three to five miles long. For more information, call (949) 497-7647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Junior Rangers: 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Park Rangers discuss the ecology of Crystal Cove State Park.
August 5, 2010
YOUR WEEKEND TODAY: Seniors are invited to join Elder Trek on an easy, level, 2-mile hike from 8 to 10 a.m. Enjoy the outdoors and learn about diverse plant life with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center. Reservations are required, so call (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person. SATURDAY: Go Green at the Sawdust Festival's Green Day, an all-day event including kids activities and environmental arts and crafts, plus a garden exchange.
July 16, 2010
Councilwoman Toni Iseman announced Monday that she will be running for reelection, and all three Board of Education incumbents — Ketta Brown, Betsy Jenkins and Theresa O'Hare — have filed papers seeking reelection to their seats. Iseman is seeking her fourth consecutive term on the council. "With the economic challenges and the changes in personnel at City Hall, a real working knowledge of the city is invaluable," Iseman said. She sees the selection of a new city manger and working with the selection as central to the city's well being in the next few years.
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...