Archive for January, 2017

“One Great House” — Community at The Commons: Cottages 42, 43, & 44

Jan 1, 2017

“…It was almost as if all the houses were just rooms belonging to one great house.” This description of the historic cottages from a 1982 article in the LA Times captures the community and sense of place that emerged at Crystal Cove over the decades. The original character of each individual cottage has been preserved, […]

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Students Dolphinitely find their Porpoise!

Jan 1, 2017

Avid whale watchers in Orange County usually spend December on the lookout for the first gray whales of the season as they start to pass right by our shores on their annual migration from Alaska to Baja. This year however, some unexpected guests have been stealing the show: orcas! A rare sight in Southern California […]

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A Man of Many Talents

Jan 1, 2017

If you happen to visit Crystal Cove Historic District on a Wednesday you will see, seated at a small table across from the Beachcomber Café, the jolliest man in Crystal Cove surrounded by smiling children and laughing adults. His name is Rick Boufford, but most people call him Sea Glass Rick, Chef Rick, or Raven Rick […]

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New Artists Keep the Tradition of Plein Air Painting Alive

Jan 1, 2017

Crystal Cove’s stunning views, historic cottages and abundant wildlife have been attracting artists for many generations. They arrive here with blank canvases and leave with art pieces that uniquely capture this one unchanged place in the sun. Crystal Cove Alliance, through its partnership with Crystal Cove State Park at the Park Interpretive Store and Gallery are […]

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