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April 28, 2006 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Thirteen restored cottages overlooking the ocean at Crystal Cove State Park will be ready for overnight accommodations in June. But in a flurry of first-day ticket sales Wednesday, they were booked through October. The race for reservations at the seaside park just north of Laguna Beach began at 8 a.m., online and by telephone. By 8:46 a.m., there were 16,000 people competing for an overnight stay.
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April 28, 2006 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Thirteen restored cottages overlooking the ocean at Crystal Cove State Park will be ready for overnight accommodations in June. But in a flurry of first-day ticket sales Wednesday, they were booked through October. The race for reservations at the seaside park just north of Laguna Beach began at 8 a.m., online and by telephone. By 8:46 a.m., there were 16,000 people competing for an overnight stay.
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November 13, 2004 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
On any given weekend in Laguna Beach, where Canyon Acres Drive bumps into the brushy hillside, hikers and their dogs trot up an unmarked trail while mountain bikers fly down a steep dirt path once used as a fire road. For years, hikers have been using this trail and several others along Laguna Canyon Road to get from one wilderness park to another. But because the land was private, the rule of the road had always been: Enter at your own risk. Not anymore.
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December 14, 1993 | CINDY K. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the encroachment of new homes and commercial development slowly engulfing the Foothill Ranch area of Orange County, the entrance to Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is barely visible. Even the customers of the new supermarket are oblivious to the entrance nestled into a hillside, only a few yards away. On an early Sunday morning, a group of about 100 cyclists wearing colorful biking gear streams into the park's entrance like a colony of fire ants entering its hill.
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December 23, 1991 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials at three of Orange County's most popular recreation areas--Crystal Cove State Park and Bolsa Chica and Huntington state beaches--are bracing for deep budget cuts that will likely force them to reduce hours of operation, close off some areas and slash services. Officials say they are struggling to find ways to cope with California's financial crisis without jeopardizing the parks' natural resources or making them less enjoyable to the public. "We have to cut personnel.
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February 18, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bicyclist first noticed a peculiar problem two years ago as he commuted past one of Orange County's most spectacular sweeps of ocean. His view of the Pacific was shrinking day by day, inch by inch, as leafy shrubs sprang up along more than two miles of highway. A form of saltbush called Atriplex lentiformis was taking over the roadside and soaring as much as eight feet into the air. Dale Ghere fought back.
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January 11, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County welfare administrator Bob Griffith can see it now: Once the word hits the streets that Gov. Pete Wilson wants to tie welfare payments for new residents to the rates in their old states, everyone will be claiming they immigrated from Alaska. The trick is, Alaska pays the highest welfare rates in the country. California ranks fourth.
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February 15, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bicyclist first noticed a peculiar problem two years ago as he commuted past one of Orange County's most spectacular sweeps of ocean. His view of the Pacific was shrinking day by day, inch by inch, as leafy shrubs sprang up along more than 2 miles of highway. A form of saltbush called Atriplex lentiformis was taking over the roadside and soaring as much as 8 feet into the air. Dale Ghere fought back.
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