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  • Woman says coyote menaced her, daughter, dogs on Crystal Cove trail

    Woman says coyote menaced her, daughter, dogs on Crystal Cove trail
    A Corona del Mar woman and her daughter said a coyote pursued them and their dogs for a quarter-mile on a Crystal Cove State Park trail Tuesday evening. "It was crazy," said Lisa Goon. "It would not leave us alone. It was surreal." The incident...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Filming of 'SciGirls' gets underway at Crystal Cove State Park

    Corona del Mar Today: Filming of 'SciGirls' gets underway at Crystal Cove State Park
    Three girls, all Crystal Cove State Park Junior Guards participants, were recently hanging out at the park, conducting scientific research in the ocean and in university laboratories — all part of filming of a PBS television show that will air in...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • Lifeguards in hot water

    Lifeguards in hot water
    He could be working in any major Southern California hospital, with his master's in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and bachelor's from UCLA. Instead, Kevin Selna, 33, chose a different public health setting: the beach. Selna, who patrols...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...