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  • Natural Perspectives: Good news for conservancy, wetlands

    Lou and I were delighted to read some good news last week. A news report in the Independent indicated that Huntington Beach is to going to see some more of its wetlands protected and probably restored ("Conservancy goes for last piece," June 1). The wetlands to the northeast of Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway are closer than ever before to full protection and restoration. While to some, the area doesn't have the glamour of the larger Bolsa Chica wetlands to the north, it is large enough to support wetland vegetation and wetland wildlife. It is good news indeed that it will be protected and not developed.
  • In The Pipeline: The call of 'great blue beyond' beckons

    In The Pipeline: The call of 'great blue beyond' beckons
    As I included in my column the last two weeks, my son and I were in the Arctic. Having just returned home, I thought I'd share a bit of our trip, which was even more spectacular than we'd imagined. As you may remember, I traveled with Quark...

    Mailbag: Egypt should heed lessons of Iran

    I pray with Mona Shadia ("Hoping for freedom in 'my' Egypt," Feb. 3) that Egyptian people will get freedoms that have been denied to them. However, I also would like to caution Egyptian protesters about the probability of a new regime that could be more...

    Community Commentary: Columnists are wrong again about mesa plan

    Last week, we told you how excited we were about the CPR (Community Promoted Restoration) for the Mesa, a restoration project for the Bolsa Chica mesa. The Bolsa Chica Land Trust, in cooperation with the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), developed this...

    Natural Perspectives: Whole Foods keeps things fresh, local

    Whole Foods Market opened a new store in Huntington Beach on Wednesday. As you may know, Whole Foods promotes healthy eating principles that also include locally and sustainably grown organic produce and meats. Vic and I couldn't be happier. The spiffy...