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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Judge rules Wet Electric will go on

    Despite the city vying for a temporary restraining order to stop the event, the Wet Electric electronic dance music festival will still be held this weekend at the Huntington State Beach, a judge ruled Wednesday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Jamoa...
  • Wet Electric comes off with few hitches

    Wet Electric comes off with few hitches
    Revelers hollered, jumped and pumped their fists as a disc jockey bumped remixes of Nirvana, Macklemore and M.I.A. at one of the three stages at the Wet Electric dance party Saturday at Huntington State Beach. Contrary to the fears of many Huntington...