| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:05 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:34 PM
California State Parks has added a portion of Huntington State Beach to its short list of beaches charging visitors for parking by the hour as opposed to a flat, $15 day rate.
The pilot program, already in place in Crystal Cove, could one day be...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:27 PM
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....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:14 PM
For some, living near the beach in Orange County is a priceless luxury.
But actually going to the beach — by car, anyway — is about to get a little pricier.
The California Dept. of Parks and Recreation announced this month that annual...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:42 PM
There's an invasion happening along Pacific Coast Highway between Brookhurst and Magnolia streets. They've come by the hundreds and more are on their way, slowly consuming Brookhurst Marsh and threatening the areas around it.
It's the Sahara mustard, an...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Jesse Heydorff likes to call the inaugural Crystal Cove State Park Junior Lifeguard program "outdoor science camp meets junior lifeguard training."
From 8:45 a.m. to noon June 24 through Aug. 2, children ages 9 to 15 will hike, swim, paddleboard,...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 5:30 PM
CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK — As a child of the California Acjachemen tribe, Jacque Tahuka Nunez said she was an innate "keeper of the earth," or someone who appreciates, respects and makes it their duty to preserve Mother Earth.
As an adult and...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 5:31 PM
Phase 2 of the development plan to restore the storied cottages at Crystal Cove State Beach is nearly complete.
The phase renovated 7 of the 46 cottages. Phase 1, which finished in 2006, renovated 22 cottages.
Phase 2 changes include 20 garage door...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 7:29 PM
A vacation in coastal Orange County doesn't have to be at a five-star hotel. For as little as $50 a night, one can have an ocean view and a walk to the beach with the opening of the Moro Campgrounds on Friday.
The 35-acre property in Crystal Cove State...