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November 12, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Tucked among the pines at Yosemite's doorstep is family-friendly Bass Lake, a mellow place for weekend wandering. Pretty-as-a-postcard Bass Lake has been the backdrop for many movies, ranging from the sublime ("Hiawatha," 1952) to the ridiculous ("The Great Outdoors," 1988, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy). Autumn is a particularly good time to experience the great outdoors around Bass Lake and surrounding Sierra National Forest.
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February 24, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Pines Resort on Bass Lake, which is a 15-minute drive from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park , is offering a winter deal on chalets and suites. The deal: The Winter Special rates are $99 per night for selected chalets, including a $20 meal voucher, and $149 per night for a suite, with a $30 meal voucher; prices don't include tax. The sale rate is based on double occupancy; each additional person costs $20 more. Vouchers can be used for meals but not beverages at the resort's restaurants.
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February 24, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Pines Resort on Bass Lake, which is a 15-minute drive from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park , is offering a winter deal on chalets and suites. The deal: The Winter Special rates are $99 per night for selected chalets, including a $20 meal voucher, and $149 per night for a suite, with a $30 meal voucher; prices don't include tax. The sale rate is based on double occupancy; each additional person costs $20 more. Vouchers can be used for meals but not beverages at the resort's restaurants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2006
In a furious storm, a TWA twin-engine plane bound for New Mexico from San Francisco tried to divert to Los Angeles. It never arrived. Weeks of searching failed to find any trace. Not until mid-June did a Fresno fruit packer named H.O. Collier follow up on a hunch and find the wreckage on a 9,000-foot peak between Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park.
TRAVEL
June 12, 1988 | I. HERBERT GORDON, Gordon is a veteran travel and ski writer living in New York. and
The sleek, powerful boat with water skier in tow roared across Lake Potowotominimac. The skier careened back and forth across the foaming wake. In the middle of the lake, the boat whirled and lunged headlong towards a small dock. Ashore, half the population of Pechoggin Village watched, paralyzed. The boat screamed past the dock, missing it by inches. The skier raced toward the dock amid a rooster-tail spray. Miraculously, his skis bounced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1991
The body of a teen-ager from Pasadena has been recovered from Bass Lake in the central Sierra where he drowned during a school outing, Madera County sheriff's deputies reported Monday. A chaperon saw 15-year-old Julian Dahka Lewis under water late Friday, but it was too dark to search for the body when the sheriff's dive team arrived. The body was recovered on Saturday.
TRAVEL
June 19, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER: O'Dell writes for the Business section in The Times' Orange County Edition. and
As victims of the recession--my wife had lost a big client and we lost much of our discretionary income--our chances for a family vacation last summer were looking pretty grim. We wanted the outdoors, but as aging boomers, are no longer enamored of sleeping on the ground. Besides, our 11-going-on-16-year-old daughter winced at the thought of dirt, bugs, sweat or other unpleasantries.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Bass Lake, Calif.'s economy is booming and it's got nothing to do with fish. A soon-to-be-filmed comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy produced a small job boom in the eastern Sierra Nevada region. Brian Wilkinson, a Madera County Industrial Development commissioner, said Universal Studios is hiring 2,400 extras at $40 a day each from the foothill communities surrounding Bass Lake, where the movie about two vacationing brothers-in-law begins filming Oct. 26.
NEWS
July 13, 1989
Summer fire restrictions will begin today in both the Sierra and Sequoia national forests, federal officials said. Stage I restrictions will take effect in sections of the forests below 6,000 feet, including such popular recreation areas as Pine Flat Reservoir, Bass Lake, Shaver Lake and Mammoth Pool. Campfires and barbecues will be banned except in campgrounds, and visitors will not be allowed to smoke except in enclosed vehicles or developed recreation sites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2006
In a furious storm, a TWA twin-engine plane bound for New Mexico from San Francisco tried to divert to Los Angeles. It never arrived. Weeks of searching failed to find any trace. Not until mid-June did a Fresno fruit packer named H.O. Collier follow up on a hunch and find the wreckage on a 9,000-foot peak between Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park.
TRAVEL
July 21, 2002
Thomas Curwen's nostalgic Huntington Lake feature ("Lakeside in the High Sierra," July 7) more than did justice to this magnificent wonderland. I was raised in Big Creek in the '40s and '50s and, amazingly, the area has changed little. Especially all those wonderful adventures--backpacking, fishing, hunting, trapping. The writer asked, "I wonder if the children who toast marshmallows for s'mores today will have the same feeling 30 years from now." Yes, Mr. Curwen, they will. RAY HOLM Westlake I was disappointed by your description of Huntington Lake as scruffy and not as pretty as Bass Lake.
TRAVEL
November 12, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Tucked among the pines at Yosemite's doorstep is family-friendly Bass Lake, a mellow place for weekend wandering. Pretty-as-a-postcard Bass Lake has been the backdrop for many movies, ranging from the sublime ("Hiawatha," 1952) to the ridiculous ("The Great Outdoors," 1988, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy). Autumn is a particularly good time to experience the great outdoors around Bass Lake and surrounding Sierra National Forest.
SPORTS
August 16, 1995
They're casting crawdads like crazy in Lake Casitas, and it seems the bigger bass can't resist the little lobster-like critters. Randy Crabtree of nearby Oak View used them to take two largemouth bass of almost 10 pounds one day, a 9 1/2-pounder the next day and an 11-pounder the next. Eric Elshere of Ojai, an 11-year-old fishing the same area with the same bait, successfully fought his first big bass, a nine-pounder. "He hooked, played and landed it by himself," King said.
SPORTS
March 1, 1995 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a quiet corner of Lake Casitas, which has put this hamlet on every bass angler's map, a particularly big fish stuck its massive head out of the water as if to study the situation. It remained in this posture, like a spy-hopping whale, for a second or two before slipping beneath the glassy surface. "I've never seen anything like that," said John Shull, 38, a guide who has been fishing here for 21 years.
TRAVEL
June 19, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER: O'Dell writes for the Business section in The Times' Orange County Edition. and
As victims of the recession--my wife had lost a big client and we lost much of our discretionary income--our chances for a family vacation last summer were looking pretty grim. We wanted the outdoors, but as aging boomers, are no longer enamored of sleeping on the ground. Besides, our 11-going-on-16-year-old daughter winced at the thought of dirt, bugs, sweat or other unpleasantries.
SPORTS
December 22, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bored with the usual kinds of fishing? How about fishing in a cemetery? Billy Guy Chapman Jr. can arrange it. Chapman books trips to Lake El Salto, where the headstones and crosses provide prime cover for largemouth bass--although snags, Chapman admits, are a problem. "We lose a lot of fish to the tombstones," said Chapman, 36, who is based in El Paso. "They'll either wrap you up or break you off. I walked through in May when the water was down and collected a lot of lures."
TRAVEL
July 21, 2002
Thomas Curwen's nostalgic Huntington Lake feature ("Lakeside in the High Sierra," July 7) more than did justice to this magnificent wonderland. I was raised in Big Creek in the '40s and '50s and, amazingly, the area has changed little. Especially all those wonderful adventures--backpacking, fishing, hunting, trapping. The writer asked, "I wonder if the children who toast marshmallows for s'mores today will have the same feeling 30 years from now." Yes, Mr. Curwen, they will. RAY HOLM Westlake I was disappointed by your description of Huntington Lake as scruffy and not as pretty as Bass Lake.
SPORTS
February 14, 1986
Bass fishermen at several Southland reservoirs reported signs of big bass moving into shallow spawning areas this week. Spokesmen at Lakes Cachuma, Piru, Isabella, Otay and Vail all reported surges in catches of big bass before rough weather began. WILLOW BEACH--Generally slow fishing but some boat fishermen report success drifting with standard baits between 55- and 58-mile markers. LAKE MEAD--Slow, all species. BULLHEAD CITY--Slow, all species.
SPORTS
February 12, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The series of storms moving through Southern California is doing wonders for two of the Southland's oldest bass fisheries. Lake Cachuma, in Santa Barbara County, and Lake Casitas, in Ventura County, after suffering severe water loss during five consecutive dry seasons, appear headed for rejuvenation. Cachuma, which has not been full since 1986, and which has since dropped 56 feet, had risen five feet by Tuesday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1991
The body of a teen-ager from Pasadena has been recovered from Bass Lake in the central Sierra where he drowned during a school outing, Madera County sheriff's deputies reported Monday. A chaperon saw 15-year-old Julian Dahka Lewis under water late Friday, but it was too dark to search for the body when the sheriff's dive team arrived. The body was recovered on Saturday.
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