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State Parks

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Crystal Cove campground construction underway

    Crystal Cove campground construction underway
    CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK — From a distance, or at least a bird's-eye view, the construction crews are barely visible as they work under the shroud of a thick marine layer. They're laying the infrastructure, building the restrooms and the lifeguard...
  • Point is picture perfect

    Point is picture perfect
    Even with a marine layer, a gorgeous view beats a Monday morning at the office any day. Crystal Cove State Park's celebration of the area's designation as a State and National Landmark on June 28 provides the ideal excuse to start the week with fresh...
  • Corona del Mar Today

    Mayor to Antenna Company: Plans to Add Poles "Offensive" A company's plans to add five freestanding poles in front of Crystal Cove State Park, the Cameo Highlands neighborhood and other locations along East Coast Highway "is about as offensive to as many...
  • Study: Beach litter mostly comes from land, not sea

    An environmental group that studied beach litter in Crystal Cove State Park for seven years has found less trash over time and that most debris comes from inland or is dumped onto the beach, rather than washing up from the sea. Volunteers from...
  • Cell towers get poor reception from community

     Cell towers get poor reception from community
    CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK — He fought powerful interests: Caltrans, Orange County, the state parks system and the Irvine Co., all in the name of ocean views. Dale Ghere, then a high school biology teacher, spent the late 1990s eradicating a towering...
  • Surfing dog could ride wave to contest victory

    Surfing dog could ride wave to contest victory
    Skylar Blue streaked across the beach, a blur of black and white and colors in between. Her eyes, one blue and the other brown, homed in on her airborne prize — a tennis ball. Tongue lolling out, the Australian shepherd bounded into the waves....
  • Crystal Cove hosting sandy, retro Christmas

    Crystal Cove hosting sandy, retro Christmas
    The nonprofit Crystal Cove Alliance plans to host its Deck the Cove and tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 7 at Crystal Cove State Park's historic cottages. The event, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will feature the signature Christmas tree on the sand, an art...