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State Parks

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  • 38th Street beach named a Superstar

    38th Street beach named a Superstar
    Among the most popular American beaches, the cleanest California waters break on 38th Street beach on the Balboa Peninsula, a new study has found. The Newport Beach location was the only one in California to qualify for a list of 35 "Superstar Beaches"...
  • State park celebrates new study loop

    State park celebrates new study loop
    The Berns Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove State Park opens to the public Saturday with festivities that also kick off a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of California State Parks. The free event, from 1 to 6 p.m. in Moro Canyon,...
  • State beaches to increase parking on Fourth

    Visitors to Huntington State Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Crystal Cove State Park will pay as much as $5 more to park on the Fourth of July, following a recommendation by the California Coastal Commission. These locations will charge beachgoers...
  • UCI desert research center awarded $2.8 million

    UC Irvine's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park research center just got a $2.8-million windfall, according to a news release from the university. The California Wildlife Conservation Board awarded the facility the Proposition 84 funds for new construction....
  • Author signing hiking guidebook in Crystal Cove

    A Laguna Beach author will sign copies of her new guidebook about Orange County hiking trails at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday. Karin Klein, author of "50 Hikes in Orange County," will sign copies at the Store (Cottage No. 45), in Crystal Cove's...
  • Editorial: A crowning moment for Crystal Cove

    After years of legal battles and political wrangling, Crystal Cove State Park will finally have its crowning touch: a 60-space RV park atop the ocean-view site where a private mobile home park stood for many years. Just in time for the Fourth of July,...
  • Mailbag: Boat owners should pay their own way

    Mooring charges in Newport Harbor should be revenue neutral and not be subsidized by the non-boat owners of the city ("Newport could say no to bigger boats," Nov. 19). In addition, the availability of the leases, which are public property, should not be...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Lawn bowling athletes headed to championships

    The Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club in Corona del Mar will send four athletes to represent Southern California at this year's U.S. National Championships. Maryna Hyland, Tony Baer, Charlie Herbert and Brian Stewart, along with eight other team members,...
  • In The Arts

    Pacific Symphony call to artists The Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony, in preparing for its upcoming performances in late May and early June of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, has issued a call for artists to create art interpreting the composer'...
  • Community Commentary: At-risk kids get in touch with nature

    As a new member of the Orange County Hiking Club, I'm used to climbing mountains. So a hike advertised for a recent Saturday, inviting members to walk with at-risk kids from a local children's advocacy agency, caught my eye. The event, Kids in Need of...
  • Harman blasts Gov. Brown over parks bill veto

    State Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) this week blamed partisanship on Gov. Jerry Brown's choice to veto one of his bills that could let private companies operate cash-strapped state parks. The state budget crisis has forced the state to temporarily close...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View ranks in top 10%

    Academic Performance Index state rankings have been released, and Harbor View Elementary School, with an API of 950, received a state ranking of 10, said Principal Charlene Metoyer. "This means Harbor View is among the top 10% of schools in the state,"...