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Reagan's 105th birthday celebration at presidential library features Camp Pendleton Marine band

ocregister.com — CAMP PENDLETON - The 1st Division Band will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony Saturday in honor of what would have been President Ronald Reagan's 105th birthday. The ceremony will be held at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley and includes a presentation of an 11-foot tall bronze statue of Reagan on his favorite horse.

Photos: 1st Division Marines celebrate 75 years of camaraderie, honors

ocregister.com — CAMP PENDLETON - Retired Marine Lt. Col. Tom Vetter wouldn't have missed this reunion for the world. On Thursday, the 80-year-oldKorean War veteran from San Juan Capistrano was among dozens of Marine veterans and Navy corpsmen who celebrated the 1st Division's 75th anniversary in a morning colors ceremony at the division headquarters aboard the base.
Feb 05, 2016

Photos: 1st Division Marines celebrate 75 years of camaraderie, honors ocregister.com/articles/divis…

Laguna Beach approves short-lived pot ban

ocregister.com — Laguna Beach was among the last of Orange County's 34 cities to place a ban on pot cultivators, delivery services and dispensaries - and likely the first to make it ineffective. The City Council approved the ban Tuesday night but added a sunset clause that would void the ban if Gov.

Free spay day offered by local vet

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Veterinarian Matthew Wheaton has seen too many homeless animals and wants to encourage every pet owner to spay or neuter their pets. Starting this week, Wheaton, a Laguna Beach resident who operates the Alicia Pet Care Center in Mission Viejo, is making spay and neuter operations free later this month to pet owners countywide whose names are chosen randomly in a lottery drawing.

New Laguna, Dana Point mayors look at year ahead

ocregister.com — New mayors took over in most south Orange County cities at the start of the year. The mayors, who serve one-year terms, are chosen by their fellow City Council members. Each mayor was asked several questions about the issues important to his city. Editor's note: Some answers have been edited for clarity and/or length.

Want to visit Camp Pendleton? New security measures will make it tougher

ocregister.com — CAMP PENDLETON - Recently Bob Crittendon was among dozens of volunteers giving turkeys to Marine families who live at Camp Pendleton's north end. He and others drove to the Basilone Gate. There they showed their driver's licenses to a Marine sentry and headed to the nearby commissary to set up.
Jan 30, 2016

Want to visit Camp Pendleton? New security measures will make it tougher ocregister.com/articles/base-…

Mapping Mammoth Mountain: Your guide to the ski runs

ocregister.com — The ski gods are smiling on Mammoth Mountain, as El Niño-patterned storms have dumped the fluffy, cold stuff without abandon over this vast Eastern Sierra ski area. It's one of the best season starts ever at Mammoth. Just 10 weeks into the season, the mountain had exceeded last season's snowfall of 176 inches.

New cliffside cable car to Dana Point's Strand Beach debuts

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - A cliffside cable car designed in Switzerland is being tested this week at the north end of Strand beach and will be open to riders by Saturday, city officials say. The new beige funicular - that can take eight riders at one time - replaces the green one installed in 2007 by Strand at Headlands developer Sanford Edward.
Jan 26, 2016

New cliffside cable car to Dana Point's Strand Beach debuts ocregister.com/articles/city-…

Mail thieves targeting Laguna Beach

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Police are looking for suspects accused of opening dozens of mailboxes and in some cases stealing mail from Saturday night to Sunday morning in Laguna Beach. On Sunday residents in South Laguna were informed by police driving the streets that as many as 50 mailboxes had been opened.

Laguna Beach considers district-wide security cameras after vandalism at high school

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Security cameras and stepped-up police patrols at Laguna Beach High School have been put in place following a rash of vandalism incidents.
Jan 25, 2016

Laguna Beach considers district-wide security cameras after vandalism at high school ocregister.com/articles/camer…

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Jan 25, 2016

Sewage spill closes beach near Bluebird Canyon in Laguna ocregister.com/articles/close…

Jan 20, 2016

Environmentalists critical of Laguna Beach's coyote-trapping practices, want state to review rules ocregister.com/articles/city-…

Jan 20, 2016

Dana Point's successful summertime trolley service to expand ocregister.com/articles/troll…

Jan 18, 2016

Video: Gray whale delights whale-watchers by playing with pod of dolphins ocregister.com/articles/whale…

Jan 13, 2016

Laguna Beach steps up effort to trap, kill coyotes despite animal advocates' claims that city is violating state law ocregister.com/articles/coyot…

Jan 12, 2016

Animal advocates: Laguna Beach is violating state law in trapping, killing coyotes ocregister.com/articles/coyot…

Jan 12, 2016

Pastor Rick Warren joins board advising Marco Rubio's presidential campaign ocregister.com/articles/warre…

Jan 11, 2016

Everyday Hero: Chaplain outfits wheelchair to take hospice patients on their last trips outdoors ocregister.com/articles/rusta…

Jan 08, 2016

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