December 11, 2009
Note: Parks may be closed for 24 to 72 hours during significant rainfall. For park closure information, call (949) 923-2235. 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. 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.
December 4, 2009
HIV/AIDS grants go to local groups Two Laguna Beach organizations will receive part of more than $750,000 in grants from Kaiser Permanente earmarked for more than 60 nonprofits in Southern California. Many of the 2009 grant recipients were selected by committees at each medical center and included physicians, nurses, health educators and other Kaiser Permanente staff members who work with HIV and AIDS patients from the communities they themselves serve. Other agencies were chosen because they provide services that are not covered by insurance benefits or are not available through state, county and federal agencies.
November 6, 2009
Twenty years ago Wednesday, a sea change of attitudes about preservation gelled into the largest public showing of support for an environmental cause ? or any other cause ? in Orange County. Some 8,000 to 10,000 people ? give or take a thousand ? marched up Laguna Canyon Road in 1989 to show their opposition to the impending development of a portion of Laguna Canyon wilderness. And, as they say, nothing was ever quite the same in Laguna Beach. In a brilliant stroke, local organizers enlisted the voice of Jose Feliciano to rally marchers across the county and beyond in the ?
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.