CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2013 |
Days after her dramatic rescue from a brush-covered ledge, the 18-year-old hiker who was missing for four days said she has only fleeting memories of her time lost in the south Orange County hills recalling only hallucinations, fending off animals and crying when she and her parents reunited. "I honestly didn't even know I was missing," Kyndall Jack told reporters Monday outside UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. "I didn't know I was gone. I didn't know anything was going on. I just thought I was in a big dream.
November 20, 2005 |
A snowboarder survived three days lost in the backcountry wilderness by building a shelter of pine boughs as temperatures dropped into the low teens, his rescuers said. John Ryan, 31, of Erie was found a few hundred yards from the boundaries of the Keystone ski resort, where he had gone riding alone Wednesday, said Mike Schmitt, spokesman for Summit County Search and Rescue. "Whatever he did, he did something right to stay alive these last three days," Schmitt said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1986 |
Errol T. Bratley adjusts his winter cap, shoves aside his 4-year-old oversized German shepherd and presses on the gas pedal of his bright green Chevy Blazer. In about four hours on a recent chilly morning, Deputy Sheriff Bratley, or "Sheriff Bratley," as he is called in these parts, travels 150 miles of slick rural roads. He begins with a visit to his sergeant's office in Julian, then takes photographs of a camper trailer in a Riverside County towing yard for evidence in a grand theft probe.
October 14, 2009 |
State wildlife commissioners shut down the wolf hunt in backcountry adjacent to Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed there in recent weeks. But the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission kept the statewide kill quota at 75.
November 28, 2010
BACKCOUNTRY Workshop Expert Simon Mayer will discuss primitive survival skills in the backcountry. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave.; and Thursday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St. Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (818) 831-5555 for Northridge. SKIING Workshop Sierra Club members will share stories, photos and tips on backcountry skiing on Southern California peaks.
December 16, 2012
SAFETY Workshop For the winter backcountry traveler, this two-hour session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk. Learn to recognize basic signs of avalanche danger and how to avoid it. When, where: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org .