Archive for April, 2015

Drift Away to the Sounds of The Beachcomber Cafe Favorite, Matt Akiona

Apr 1, 2015

There are few greater feelings than enjoying delicious food with friends and family.  Unless, of course, you are doing so in Crystal Cove’s scenic beachfront to the soothing sounds of The Beachcomber Café favorite, Matt Akiona. Originally from the island of Maui, Matt has been serenading the crowds of Crystal Cove for the last five […]

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Community in the Commons

Apr 1, 2015

Dating back to the early days of beach tents and makeshift cottages, the “Commons” in the Crystal Cove Historic District was known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere.  The cluster of six tiny cottages, located directly on Los Trancos creek, started as weekly rentals used by the Cove’s early film makers.  Later, they evolved into […]

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Rolling Up the Welcome Mat for some of Crystal Cove’s Wildflowers

Apr 1, 2015

This time of year, Crystal Cove’s plants and wildflowers come alive with a dazzling spectacle of colors and smells.  Although many of these flowers paint a beautiful landscape, not all of them are appreciated by resource managers. One of these unfortunate interlopers is Black Mustard.  Instantly recognizable by their vivid yellow color, they attract the […]

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Wanted: Scouts to Help Test Environmental Citizen Science Programs

Apr 1, 2015

This spring, local Brownie and Boy Scouts troops are invited to help Crystal Cove Alliance test its latest batch of innovative programs! Since the opening of the Berns Environmental Study Loop last year, CCA has been working to develop self-guided kits that troop leaders can use when they visit the Park.   In March, a troop […]

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From Crystal Cove to the Sub-Sahara

Apr 1, 2015

The science behind properly managing Parks and open spaces is important at Crystal Cove and around the world.  For ten elite Dana High School students, they will have a chance to learn wildlife research techniques in Crystal Cove’s backcountry and apply what they learn on an expedition to South Africa this summer. Last October, these […]

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