March 4, 2012 |
For those who want to spend more time than money in Las Vegas, here are 21 things to do for less than $21, all aimed at keeping the bottom line low and the fun factor high. 1. Springs Preserve. Forsake the fake pyramid and fake Statue of Liberty for a power walk through the real Vegas: 110 acres of pre-Bugsy Siegel desert. There are miles of cactus-filled trails, botanic gardens and a museum that pays tribute to the city's Mojave Desert roots. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
March 2, 2003 |
Finally released after spending half of his life in prison, and still he had to wait. So Christopher Boyce hung around the prison parking lot, rubbernecking, taking in the fresh air around Sheridan, Ore., unsure what to make of freedom. A half hour went by before the big Suburban at last came lumbering up the driveway, carrying his father, a former FBI agent, and his mother, once a Catholic nun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2013 |
Before the bulldozers arrived last June, Malibu Lagoon was a fully grown habitat for egrets, voles and tidewater gobies, studded with sycamore trees and clusters of tule reeds. Today, the lagoon's islands appear almost barren, covered by a sea of tiny red and blue plastic flags marking young plants just taking root. Depending on whom you talk to, the lagoon has been restored - or ruined. On Friday, bureaucrats, biologists and birders will descend on the state beach at the mouth of Malibu Creek for the ribbon cutting to mark what state officials are calling "the long and successful journey toward restoration.
August 27, 1995 |
Leftist rebels kidnaped a British Embassy staff member while he was bird-watching in western Colombia, authorities said Saturday. Staff Sgt. Timothy Cowley, an aide to the embassy's defense attache, was kidnaped Aug. 12, said Britain's Foreign Office in London. Gen. Camilo Jose Zuniga, commander of Colombia's armed forces, said there were unconfirmed reports that the rebels were members of the Jaime Bateman Canon Front. The group is believed to be no more than 250 strong.
January 27, 1994
The Friends of Ballona Wetlands have reported an unusual abundance of migratory birds this year and spectacular viewing. The group has scheduled its first walk around the wetlands on Feb. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. Local biologists will lead the tours, which will include wildlife exhibits and scopes for viewing migratory birds spending the winter at Ballona. The meeting place for the hourlong tours is at the north end of Pacific Avenue in Playa del Rey, at the Ballona Creek Bridge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1996 |
Because many teenagers have never experienced the wilderness, educators are bringing the outdoors to them. They are bringing Apollo, a red-tailed hawk with a 3-foot wing span. And Alice, an American kestrel that soars at 45 to 60 mph, and Paco, a great horned owl with claws as sharp as sharks' teeth. As part of the Orange County Department of Education's new Birds of Prey program, students at public and private schools this fall will experience nature without leaving their classrooms.