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Farewell to Paradise

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After fighting the state for at least two decades, the residents of El Morro trailer park, located between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, are packing up and moving out. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
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It’s the final sunset for nearly 200 residents who have lived at the El Morro seaside mobile home park just north of Laguna Beach. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
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Artist Martha Gunn of Newport Beach takes inspiration from the El Morro Village trailer park. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
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The El Morro trailer park looking south along Pacific Coast Highway. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
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Dale Newman removes a beam from his trailer at El Morro Village trailer park. He found it on the beach after a storm. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
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El Morro trailer park, looking north along Pacific Coast Highway. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
A toast
Residents cheer and cry as they end their years of living at the mobile home park. “I’ve got so many memories of this place,” said one man who had lived there for more than four decades. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
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Residents toast their last sunset at El Morro Village trailer park. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
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