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Sure they're cute, adding a quaint ambience to the rustic communities that surround this mountain lake. Maybe they're not as sweet as a bunch of Bambies, but they're less threatening than the local black bears. So for a long time, everyone enjoyed the wild, free-roaming descendants of the burros left behind decades ago by gold prospectors which, over time, learned they could head into town for some easy eats.
August 30, 2005 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
If you ask Epifanio Flores, his burro isn't a beast of burden. It's just a burden. "They eat 10 times what a cow eats and they are nothing but trouble," the peasant farmer said as he took some shade in the baking central plaza of this agricultural town in the southern part of Durango state. He is among the thousands of Mexican farmers scratching out a living amid mesquite and cactus who have switched from the once-indispensable burros to pickup trucks and tractors to do their farm work.
April 29, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON
A 61-year-old Northridge woman has been ordered to give up ownership of two burros and two mustangs after being convicted of cruelty to animals, Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn said Tuesday. The woman, Josephine S. Clemens, was also forbidden to have any other animals as a condition of a sentence of two years probation ordered Monday by Hollywood Municipal Judge Andrew Kauffman after she pleaded no contest to one count of cruelty to animals, Hahn said.
August 31, 2003
We are going through a drought cycle here in the West, but Lake Powell is doing exactly what it was designed to do--store water in dry years and regulate flooding in wet years ("A Desert Resurrection," by Wade Graham, July 20). It is nowhere near drying up. The lake is a wonderful, fully functioning ecosystem, and Glen Canyon still exists and is thriving. While there are many fascinating sandstone features under water, there are many more above water. Species that call Lake Powell home include wild burros, bighorn sheep, deer, mountain lions, bobcats, beavers, rabbits, coyotes, mice, bats, snakes, scorpions, tarantulas and a wide variety of birds.
July 28, 1989 | From the Associated Press
The U.S. attorney for Nevada conceded Thursday that the government failed to build a strong case against six rural Nevadans who escaped conviction on charges of taking or killing wild horses and burros. "I think we underestimated the difficulty of proving these cases," Bill Maddox said. "We didn't do a very good job. I take all the blame." On Wednesday, U.S.
July 27, 2003 | Karin Grennan, Special to The Times
Some people may look at the 80 mustangs up for adoption in Thousand Oaks this weekend and see untamed, unpredictable horses, difficult to train and expensive to care for. Troy Becker of Ojai sees perfect horses, untainted by humans. They are smart and physically superior mustangs that have endured the natural selection process, devoid of problems that can come with controlled breeding, he said.
March 15, 1987 | ANN JAPENGA, Times Staff Writer
May many another youth be by me inspired to leave the smug safety of his rut and follow fortune to other lands. --Everett Ruess, writing at age 19 Amid the arrests and auto thefts reported in the Los Angeles Police Department bulletin for Sept. 4, 1935, one item seems out of place. It's too romantic, too mysterious to belong on a police ledger.
December 14, 2003 | Ben Bolch;Mayar Zokaei;Elia Powers
His options limited at running back with Cameron Lonzo sidelined because of a broken ankle, Fontana Kaiser Coach Dick Bruich turned to hulking defensive lineman Bernard Afutiti. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound junior, typically reserved for short-yardage situations, responded with 93 yards rushing and four touchdowns in 16 carries Saturday at Fontana High to lead Kaiser to its second consecutive Southern Section Division VIII football title with a 41-31 victory over Ridgecrest Burroughs.
July 10, 2005 | Veronica Torrejon, Times Staff Writer
To truly appreciate the legacy of Jesus Hernandez and Jorge the stuffed donkey, one must begin with the fortune-telling canaries. Therein lies the tale of a show-biz savvy Mexican immigrant -- the "burro man" of Olvera Street -- whose donkey and photo stand created an institution of L.A. tourist kitsch with a panache worthy of P.T. Barnum.
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