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State Parks

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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...
  • 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,...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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....
  • Whitehead: Parks Dept. even worse than I thought

    Ahoy! In last week's column, I commented on how the California Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating) becoming a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation was simply a money grab for Cal Boating's dedicated funds. The parks department...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Fire ring application is 'incomplete'

    Corona del Mar Today: Fire ring application is 'incomplete'
    Newport Beach may have to take a third stab at its application to remove 60 beach fire rings, a California Coastal Commission staff member said. "Their application remains incomplete," Coastal Commission Coastal Programs Analyst Jeffrey Rabin said in a...
  • 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...