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By Candice Baker | February 2, 2007
Marcus Eriksen's dream boat doesn't have fancy equipment and a hulking engine. It's 14 feet long and is made of 800 plastic bottles. Its sail is comprised of 15 polyester shirts, and its ropes are formed from 1,000 plastic bags. "The Fluke" was a strong visual reminder on Tuesday to the students at St. Catherine Catholic School of their environmental impact. Eriksen, of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in Long Beach, was invited to the campus by technology teacher Justin Stephenson, who is working with a team of seventh-graders on a marine science competition sponsored by USC and Quiksilver.
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By James Pribram | February 15, 2008
One of my favorite stretches of coastline is one that many cannot access ? unless one either lives above what I call the ?lost coast? or gains entrance by sea or land. I like to enter by ocean, no small surprise there. Sunny days or stormy, I love to jump on my paddleboard or kayak and visit that unique area which remains for the most part untouched. This is where dolphins love to play, and one little black seal with a spotted face who always has a smile, if I?m not mistaken. The little seal I nicknamed ?
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By Catharine Cooper | January 25, 2008
Imagine as you walk down one of our sandy beaches, you spy, caught in the eddies of a tide pool, a worn and moss-covered bottle. As you stoop to pick it up, you notice through the etched surface, a rolled piece of paper. Your heart races. Is this it? The famed message in a bottle, right in your very own hands? Where did it come from? What seas has it traversed? What storms and doldrums has it weathered? With great glee, you pull the stopper and shake the paper through the bottles narrow neck.
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By Billy Fried | March 7, 2013
If the brilliance of last weekend wasn't harbinger enough that spring is fast approaching, the thick, redolent fragrance of jasmine removed all doubt. As we transition away from our long Laguna nightmare known as winter, we should consider how the mighty Pacific mitigates the gloom - especially this year. For I come not to bury winter, but to praise it. Summer may mean languorous days on our sun-kissed beaches and 70-degree water, but it can never match the magnificence of ocean in winter, when the crisp air and unfiltered visibility is rivaled for clarity only by the ocean beneath.
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February 13, 2004
JAMES PRIBRAM Hello Laguna, we have another beautiful day on hand today (Wednesday) but boy is that ocean cold. Speaking of the ocean, it was extremely disappointing last week when I paddled out near Blue Bird Beach to find that the ocean was again polluted. I love how they post the signs warning swimmers of the contaminated conditions. Again the signs were placed out of sight, high against the cliff. I thought we agreed to post signs warning swimmers of conta- minated conditions at the entrances leading to the beach as well as on the beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alnas Zia | March 21, 2013
With loud, buzzing cameras weighing up to 250 pounds, the MacGillivray Freeman Films team is careful not to scare away the wildlife as they reach into the depths of the ocean. One lousy shot can end up being amplified on IMAX screens around the world. When Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray's "Coral Reef Adventure" screens Friday at the Festival of Arts Forum Theatre, the audience will have to make do with a regular DVD format. But the screening, the last in the Laguna Beach Film Society's Ocean Awareness series, will hopefully still be eye-catching enough.
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December 6, 2002
LAGUNA LIFE The water was so vibrant -- a faint mixture of blue and green. My every movement reflected below me as my outstretched arms reached past my right shoulder and then my left. With each motion, the water pulled alongside my surfboard. Time had stopped, and without a whisper of wind, the ocean glistened before me. The ocean was so glassy it was as though I was on top of a huge mirror with my reflection cascading and surrounded in a blur of blue and green.
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By Christine Hynes | December 29, 2011
I always enjoy my morning walks on the beach, but my winter strolls are particularly special. It's a great time of year for wildlife viewing — just the other day I watched as an intrepid seal took a lengthy trip up onto the beach — and the summer crowds seem like a distant memory. Yet as I walk the beach these days, I'm weighed down by worry over the health of the ocean, which seems to be in perpetual decline. The world's coral reefs are dying off at a frightening pace, and along the coast of California, the fish that call Laguna Cove and our other nearby waters home are becoming smaller and fewer with each passing year.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | April 15, 2014
Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration. Every time Nancy Caruso heard people grouse about kelp washing up on local beaches, she'd want to "bang her head against a wall. " To her, that was akin to planting trees only to gripe when they shed leaves. The Garden Grove resident - who founded Get Inspired Inc., a nonprofit specializing in environmental education and conservation programs - was discussing what she deemed an absurd situation with her friend when inspiration struck.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | March 6, 2014
Paul Woodward landed his first gallery show without anyone's help. He simply walked into Forest and Ocean Gallery and introduced himself to owner Ludo Leideritz last August. His pieces have been on display ever since. From March 10, the 80-year-old sculptor will join photographers Tom Lamb and Hans Rindfleisch for the fourth installment of the gallery's Artist Spotlight series, which features a new group of artists every month. The contributors will be recognized at an opening reception on March 15, and their pieces will remain highlighted until April 6. "Spotlighting three artists shows the diversity of what we are able to offer to the community," Leideritz said.
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By Billy Fried | January 21, 2014
Our string of perfect weather has been nothing short of ridiculous. It's hard not to succumb to gloating, especially when one reads about the miserable winter so many are having. But be careful. The duality of life means some sort of divine retribution awaits us. I make my living off the sun, but these days I pray for rain, and not just because things grow from it and fire is retarded by it, but also because in Mammoth, winter rain is called snow. Still, it's hard not to marinate in the awesomeness of our awesomeness.
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By Bryce Alderton | January 13, 2014
Just because the calendar says January doesn't mean beaches become desolate tracks of sand. Particularly in Laguna. The 58-degree ocean didn't deter swimmers, kayakers, paddle boarders or scuba divers from visiting last weekend and earlier this week - a balmy period with plenty of sunshine. Laguna Beach lifeguards operate year-round, and although the staffing isn't up to summertime numbers, marine safety personnel still keep a close watch on the intricate, craggy 5 1/2-mile coastline.
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By Michael Miller | October 23, 2013
If you're looking for a haunted house to visit this Halloween, you can probably find one in your neighborhood. If you're also looking for a history lesson and a savvy tour for art connoisseurs, the Pageant of the Masters will be happy to oblige. Actually, "Masters" isn't quite right. For the nights of Oct. 25, 26, 27 and 31, the grounds at 650 Laguna Canyon Road will convert to the Pageant of the Monsters, an occasional event that the Festival of Arts rolls out to put a sophisticated spin on the season's horror festivities.
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By Bryce Alderton | August 15, 2013
When it comes to Aliso Creek, Tex Haines often looks below the water's surface. Haines, 61, who remembers coming to Aliso Beach Park when he was 6, is concerned about the amount of sand that workers shovel into the ocean to open up the creek's entrance into the Pacific. Haines, founder of the Victoria Skimboards World Championships of Skimboarding, held every year at Aliso Beach Park, said the ocean's current already takes sand south along the South Laguna coastline where it settles atop tidepools.
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By Bryce Alderton | July 29, 2013
Harrison Milanian trekked through the Mohave Desert for five days in 130-degree heat. Coyotes urinated on his tent while he tried to sleep in the Florida woods. He walked three miles through a thunderstorm. The 22-year-old Tampa, Fla., resident persevered through all those events and ended his nearly three-month cross-country walk Sunday at Main Beach in Laguna Beach. Wearing a sign that displayed his Facebook page address, americaonfoot , Milanian strolled barefoot south along Broadway Street, crossed Coast Highway and walked across the sand toward the ocean.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 15, 2013
The missing diver rescued off Shaw's Cove in Laguna Beach became separated from his classmates during a class dive, Laguna Beach lifeguard officials said Monday. Mark Gibbs, a 51-year-old Tustin resident, died at 1:28 p.m. Friday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County coroner's office. Gibbs separated from his classmates at 25 feet below the ocean's surface and was found with an empty scuba tank, Laguna Beach Marine Safety Lt. Kai Bond said. Newport Beach lifeguards and rescuers from the Orange County Harbor Patrol, Orange County Sheriff's Department and U.S. Coast Guard searched the area and pulled Gibbs from the water at 12:40 p.m., more than an hour after the first 911 calls came in reporting him missing, a Laguna Beach police news release said.
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By Alnas Zia | March 21, 2013
With loud, buzzing cameras weighing up to 250 pounds, the MacGillivray Freeman Films team is careful not to scare away the wildlife as they reach into the depths of the ocean. One lousy shot can end up being amplified on IMAX screens around the world. When Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray's "Coral Reef Adventure" screens Friday at the Festival of Arts Forum Theatre, the audience will have to make do with a regular DVD format. But the screening, the last in the Laguna Beach Film Society's Ocean Awareness series, will hopefully still be eye-catching enough.
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By Billy Fried | March 7, 2013
If the brilliance of last weekend wasn't harbinger enough that spring is fast approaching, the thick, redolent fragrance of jasmine removed all doubt. As we transition away from our long Laguna nightmare known as winter, we should consider how the mighty Pacific mitigates the gloom - especially this year. For I come not to bury winter, but to praise it. Summer may mean languorous days on our sun-kissed beaches and 70-degree water, but it can never match the magnificence of ocean in winter, when the crisp air and unfiltered visibility is rivaled for clarity only by the ocean beneath.
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