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The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a refuge to many. It's where the endangered western snowy plover and the California least tern come to breed, where visitors snap photos of the fauna and flora, and on occasion, where even a few dolphins glide in...
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...
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The Huntington Beach City Council unanimously approved a property owner's plan to remove three oil tanks from the city's southeastern area at Monday's meeting, concluding a lengthy process that was drawn out by two appeals last year. Plains All...
For about 12 years now, Louann and I have been writing columns for these pages. We regret that this is our last. Presumably, the Independent will be going in a new direction. Unfortunately, the folks there have decided that we — and many other...
It took only 10 years and several rejections and lawsuits, but on Thursday, the California Coastal Commission approved the Shea Homes housing project near the Bolsa Chica wetlands, to the dismay of local environmentalists. The commission voted 6 to 2...
Displeased with the California Coastal Commission's decision to hold off on voting through its housing project near the Bolsa Chica wetlands, Shea Homes has filed a statement with Orange County Superior Court that claims the commission is not honoring...
While Vic was out on the ocean this past weekend, searching for pelagic birds on a trip with Sea and Sage Audubon, I went to photography boot camp. Ralph Velasco, a noted local travel photographer, teaches this great refresher course periodically at...
The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy, a nonprofit that has spent a quarter-century acquiring and preserving the city's coastal area, may soon obtain the last stretch of wetlands not yet marked for restoration. The California Department of...
The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday postponed its vote on a housing project it once rejected because of its close proximity to protected habitat near the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Shea Homes, a 50-acre, 111-home project at 17301 Graham St.,...
When a dolphin swam into Bolsa Chica sometime before noon Friday, the wetlands got a surprise visitor. Now, they may have an unintended mascot. Five days and many media stories later, the dolphin still hadn't left the water near Warner Avenue and Pacific...
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