June 16, 2002
Crystal Cove State Park is one of the very few areas along the Orange County coastline that remains pristine and uncrowded. However, since the residents of the 46 Crystal Cove cottages left in July, the beaches with the park have become more open and have attracted more visitors. On Wednesday, Ken Kramer, lifeguard supervisor and longtime lifeguard, drove City Editor James Meier around the park while discussing his duties, state budget cuts that affect his crew's watch, the park and, most importantly, summer beach safety.
November 25, 2001
-- Sean Hiller THOUGHTS FROM THE SCENE: As many times as I went to the local beaches, I had never been to the tide pools at Crystal Cove State Beach. Much of north Orange County's beaches are long stretches of sand, offering plenty of space for fun in the sun. But at beaches like Pelican Point, being able to shuffle over exposed reef and see live sea creatures was a treat. I felt like I was somewhere far away from Orange County, maybe some far off beach in Mexico.
July 26, 2001
-- Paul Clinton The Orange County Board of Supervisors has implemented a program to help protect the county's delicate tide pools using state grant money. The board on Tuesday approved the use of $265,000 for seven marine-life refuges. The county will spend $185,000 this year to hire a coordinator, put up signs at the tide pools and implement a public-education program. The county will spend $55,000 each of the next two years to keep the program going.
June 22, 2001
Paul Clinton CRYSTAL COVE -- To help protect the delicate marine ecosystem at Little Corona tide pools, Newport Beach has placed an order for explanatory brochures. The laminated, folding pamphlets include colorful pictures of sea life -- including gooseneck barnacle, rock weed and a black turban snail. They also include five tips to protect the tide pools from excited children. The brochures advise children not to remove shells or rocks, pick up the animals or overturn rocks.
April 18, 2001
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH - She didn't want to believe that the waters she swam in were polluted. The beaches would, after all, be closed if they were polluted, Miranda Young thought. So for her sixth-grade science project for the Pegasus School in Huntington Beach, 12-year-old Miranda set out to prove her hypothesis -- that the beaches in Newport Beach are not polluted. But when the Newport Beach resident tested the water in four different spots, she found that one popular area was in fact contaminated.
April 9, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- Way back when, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when Nancy Gardner went surfing at Little Corona Beach, things were different. No steps led down from Ocean Boulevard and rocks didn't secure the bluffs at the other end. City officials didn't install a concrete dam until the 1960s, and the sandy beach led deeper into the ocean. Most importantly, there wasn't a steady stream of fresh water into the waves. The beach "is a poster child of what population growth has done to the coastal area," Gardner said on a recent morning, standing on the bluffs overlooking the beach.
September 14, 2000
Crime is no laughing matter I love humor...love it, love it. But I just can't get past your new approach to reporting crime in the Police Files. It's sad that you choose to be "cute" with someone's misfortune. It is disrespectful to the victim and frankly I was really surprised that this style of reporting has been repeated. Love the Pilot, love to laugh, but your idea of clever writing needs to go somewhere else. MELODY DAIGLE Costa Mesa Photo choice was irresponsible Concerning your Page 2 picture ("Discovering ocean's treasures," Sept.
March 13, 2000
Jasmine Lee Melody Alley smoothly scrambled across the slippery rocks at Little Corona State Beach, stopping occasionally to bend closer to the tide pools. Softly and slowly, but surely, she lifted a brownish, slug-like creature. The California sea hare -- a fragile animal with its glass-like shell underneath its skin -- lie upon her still hand, perhaps a bit confused and a little uncomfortable. Alley splashed some water on the sea hare, which is named for its tentacles that resemble rabbit ears.
October 26, 1999
Susan McCormack CORONA DEL MAR -- Miss Manners meets Mother Nature in a brochure on tide pool etiquette the city co-sponsored to prevent the destruction of the delicate habitats. The Orange County Coast Commission debuted the brochure, entitled "Between a rock and a hard place," at a recent Coastal Commission meeting. The brochure is meant primarily for teachers and students and will be sent to every school in the county. "People are walking on tide pools and turning over rocks."
October 9, 1999
I, too, am interested in preserving Crystal Cove State Park. The dictionary's definition of preserve: to keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged; to keep or maintain intact. Apparently, "preserved" takes on a whole new meaning with the author of the Oct. 5 article, "Let's work together to preserve Crystal Cove." The author, state Parks Director Rusty Areias, suggests that we alter and change Crystal Cove to provide more public beach access, to improve trails and walkways, for educational purposes and to save the taxpayers' money.