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By Ashley Breeding | May 28, 2009
A new children’s book aims to make environmental education enjoyable. “See into the Sea,” written by Laguna Beach resident and Ocean Foundation member Molly Peckels and illustrated by Australian artist Svett Strickland, is a 16-page coloring book designed to educate children about tide pool behavior, sea critter identification and environmental responsibility. Each page has an illustration of common shore and near-shore animals for coloring, information about the creatures and a “Wacky Wave” insert that reveals unusual and quirky characteristic about each animal.
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By Devorah Hertz | September 12, 2008
What is the Montage going to give us besides a big headache ? which I?ve already got from having to review the extensive number of documents involved with these two massive development projects. The Montage has bragged about supposedly giving us this great gift of having a mountains-to-the sea trail. We already have several mountains-to-the sea trails. We have mountain-to-ridgeline trails, we have mountain-to-mountain trails; we have sand-to-sea trails. What is it you are giving us besides a big headache while you wreck (excuse me, I believe the preferred developers term is ?
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By CHERRIL DOTY | February 2, 2007
"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may." The silence stretches, and stretches ? a longing fulfilled. In this "silence" are many sounds ? the laugh of a gull on the water, the soft slap of the waves of the morning-calm sea, chirruping finches, the whir of hummingbird wings. The splash as a cormorant dives below the smooth surface of water while a pelican glides by just inches away. Bright morning light is softened by scattered cloud cover. A panga boat angles away from the shelter of land.
SPORTS
September 17, 2010
27…Northwood…62 Today: at Ocean View, 7 p.m. Sept. 24: at Bishop Montgomery, 6 p.m. Oct. 1: vs. Mary Star of the Sea, 7 p.m. Oct. 8: at Oak Hills, 7 p.m. Oct. 15: at Estancia, 7 p.m. Oct. 22: vs. ^Calvary Chapel, 7 p.m. Oct. 29: vs. Godinez, 7 p.m. Nov. 5: at Costa Mesa, 7 p.m. Nov. 12: vs. Saddleback, 7 p.m. Nov....
NEWS
February 25, 2013
Three girls made it back to shore safely after winds carried them 300 yards offshore in Emerald Bay on Sunday afternoon, according to an Orange County Harbor Patrol official. Numerous calls started coming in at 3:18 p.m. about three girl paddleboarders, ages 10 to 12, drifting out to sea among 15- to 25-mph offshore winds, Harbor Patrol Sgt. Mike Robertson said. Robinson did not know the girls' names. He said two drifted out to sea while one grabbed hold of a buoy. Laguna Beach Marine Safety personnel paddled out to rescue the girl holding the buoy while an Orange County Sheriff's Department rescue boat took the two other girls safely to shore.
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By CATHERINE COOPER | June 2, 2006
Offshore, two pangas race toward the harbor, a sailboat rocks gently at anchor and a flotilla of pelicans dives and dines. Awash in a world of sensations, my mind fills with wonder as I gaze at the Sea of Cortez from my new home in Loreto. The power of friendship is not to be deterred. In October 2005, I had come to Loreto, Baja California Sur, to visit my lifelong Laguna friend, Val Iverson Wilkerson. I had made the journey, as had another Laguna grad, Sue Klaasen Jones, with her husband, Curt, to celebrate the completion of Val and Barry's new home.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014
The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, which is dedicated to preserving the health of marine habitats, has announced the winners of its third annual photo contest. The contest focuses attention on Laguna's marine protected areas to gain public support for their protection. "We saw many more entries to the contest this year, which totaled almost 70 photographs," said Patsee Ober, who served as a judge along with Mark Chamberlain and Mitch Ridder. "It was great to have photos representing the diversity of the marine life in our Bluebelt from the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale, to a small sea slug in the tidepools.
NEWS
February 20, 2004
CHERRIL DOTY Trying to remember the Gulf is like trying to re-create a dream.... We know we must go back if we live, and we don't know why. JOHN STEINBECK, "THE LOG FROM THE SEA OF CORTEZ" Awareness takes on new meaning. The groundhog has returned to his hole in the eastern part of the United States. In spite of this, I feel springtime in my bones. Leaving the house, I walk out into the lavender morning to see ... white, frothy waves scouring the shoreline at high tide ... cream-colored blossoms tinged with deep maroon markings adorning a fig tree ... playful sea lion pups frolicking with dolphins in salute to the springtime of their lives.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 1, 2014
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is again seeing an influx of malnourished sea lion pups at its Laguna Canyon facility, center officials announced in a news release. As of Wednesday, the facility had 100 sea lions in captivity, close to capacity. Last year saw a record number of sea lions at more than 370, the release said. "The sea lion pups we are seeing are exhibiting very similar conditions to last year," Executive Director Keith Matassa said in the release. "Many pups are malnourished and dehydrated with low body weight.
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NEWS
February 4, 2014
A malnourished sea lion with severe bite marks - possibly left by a great white shark - is making a strong recovery at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. The nonprofit that treats sick and injured marine mammals received a call from a beachgoer at Emerald Bay Beach on Jan. 22, according to a news release. Bruce, an adult male sea lion, was found on the rocks with bite wounds underneath his right front flipper and left chest area. The rescue team, led by Animal Care Supervisor Dean Gomersall, successfully captured the injured mammal and safely transported him back to the center for evaluation and treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014
The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, which is dedicated to preserving the health of marine habitats, has announced the winners of its third annual photo contest. The contest focuses attention on Laguna's marine protected areas to gain public support for their protection. "We saw many more entries to the contest this year, which totaled almost 70 photographs," said Patsee Ober, who served as a judge along with Mark Chamberlain and Mitch Ridder. "It was great to have photos representing the diversity of the marine life in our Bluebelt from the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale, to a small sea slug in the tidepools.
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By Bryce Alderton | January 16, 2014
If Mark McLaughlin needs a reminder of his time in the television production industry, he only needs to look a few feet to the entertainment-themed signs that decorate the walls of his new Laguna Beach store. McLaughlin made the jump from film to candy when he opened the Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop's latest location, at 243 Broadway St. - a spot formerly occupied by a hair salon and day spa. The franchise business boasts more than 500 flavored sodas, candies and other goodies.
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By Bryce Alderton | January 9, 2014
Whizzing drills and pounding hammers have mostly replaced yelping sea lions these days at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Staff and volunteers who help rehabilitate sick and injured pinnipeds were caring for only three sea lions the first week of the new year, a far cry from the hundreds in the first half of 2013. The Laguna Canyon Road center is embarking on an expansion that will add a new intensive care unit, public restroom, multipurpose room and an observation deck. Crews have been putting down roofing shingles, painting outdoor trim and preparing to install drywall.
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By Bryce Alderton | July 26, 2013
A sea lion named Roscoe that Pacific Marine Mammal Center employees nursed back to health was seen off the Newport Beach coast and is making progress, the Laguna Beach-based center reported in a news release. Rescue teams spotted Roscoe, who was originally stranded in Newport Beach, and checked his body weight. He was one of four sea lions who had a satellite tag so mammal center staff could track his status in the ocean. "We were pleased to see Roscoe doing so well in the wild," executive director Keith Matassa said in the release.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 16, 2013
Jeff Corwin has done television segments on sea lions before, but not like the one he just wrapped up earlier this week at Laguna Beach's Pacific Marine Mammal Center. "It's a perfect ocean mystery for us. It really is an ocean mystery," Corwin said Tuesday at the center, which has treated hundreds of malnourished and dehydrated sea lion pups this year. Corwin, the witty and funny TV producer and nature conservationist, helped feed, diagnose, evaluate and assist center personnel while crews filmed an episode for the third season of Emmy Award-nominated series "Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin.
NEWS
April 11, 2013
Reading Karen Klein's commentary had me fuming on Friday (Commentary, "Why bring NOAA into the sea lion killing?," April 5). In the editorial, the writer says, "Sad, but was it irresponsible? Criminally or civilly irresponsible?" I say yes! A sea lion was killed in a national nature reserve. If I had a big strong dog, would it be responsible of me to let my young daughter take it for a walk? Does she have the knowledge or strength to restrain the dog? Had this happened to me, my dog would have been taken to the pound to be destroyed.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 2, 2013
Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz confirmed Monday that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is investigating an incident March 23 at Goff Island Beach when a bulldog escaped from its owner and mauled and killed a sea lion. Kravetz said city officials and NOAA representatives met last week for an hour and determined that the federal agency would look into possible civil or criminal charges against the owner of the 65-pound American bulldog mix. "We don't have power to enforce federal codes," Kravetz said, adding that the area where the attack occurred is within a federal marine protection area.
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By Alisha Gomez | March 25, 2013
A dog that belongs to a relative of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords attacked and killed a sea lion Saturday along the shoreline in Laguna Beach, police said. The violent attack, which shows Giffords' stepdaughter and husband trying to remove the canine from the limp sea mammal as the surf rolls in, can be seen on a YouTube video sent to The Times. (Editor's note: The video features graphic images and curse words.) Laguna Beach police received a call at 2 p.m. and arrived to find that the 65-pound American bulldog mix had broken free from its 18-year-old owner and attacked a beached sea lion on a public beach below the Montage Laguna Beach, a luxury hotel, Capt.
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