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October 28, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Yellow construction tape still surrounds some rooms and workers are still installing pipes and landscaping, but Canyon Rim Elementary School opened Monday to official fanfare. The school's 560 founding students gathered with their parents and Orange Unified School District officials in the front of the $5.2-million school, each class taking a turn at raising the flag. They ended with a round of "This Land Is Your Land."
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August 7, 2012 | By Jordan Rane
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Who hasn't peered into this brain-bending abyss and failed to conceptualize 6 million years of stream erosion through a vertical mile of primordial rock? "I'm sorry, but there's no way a river did that," huffs a voice among this evening's mesmerized herd of South Rim-at-sunset gawkers. The voice belongs to my buddy Mark Segal, 40, a food service account manager from Long Beach. Or maybe it's my other friend Vic Leyson, 34, a business manager from Studio City.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Parents who want their children to go to Canyon Rim Elementary School may have to show their tax bills before enrolling their kids. It's a last-resort measure that faces the trustees of the Orange Unified School District tonight when they vote on who gets into the overcrowded school. "We have too many students in Canyon Rim, and with the new growth, we decided we need some kind of priority system," said Assistant Supt. Neil McKinnon.
TRAVEL
February 12, 2012
Grand Canyon National Park, the 5-million or 6-million-year-old granddaddy of Arizona tourism, logged 4.3 million visitors last year. Rangers say that's a dip of 3.7% from the year before, but the canyon remains among the nation's most visited parks. And despite its age (also a ranger estimate), it does keep changing. Visitors to the South Rim - by far the park's most heavily trafficked area - will find six recently installed water-bottle refilling stations near major trail heads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
The new Canyon Rim Elementary School will open this summer for students through fourth grade if, as expected, the Orange Unified School District approves a final schedule for the project tonight. District planners will recommend that the new school eventually add a fifth grade and operate on a year-round basis. Under that plan, students would attend sessions for 45 days and then take 15-day breaks.
NEWS
December 5, 1986 | United Press International
The Federal Aviation Administration proposed today banning all flights below the rim of the Grand Canyon where a fiery collision of an airplane and a helicopter killed 25 people earlier this year. The agency announced it is proposing a special regulation to prohibit all sightseeing flights below the canyon's rim level. All other aircraft would be required to stay at least 2,000 feet above the rim. A Dec. 16 hearing was scheduled on the proposal in Las Vegas.
NEWS
December 6, 1986 | PENNY PAGANO, Times Staff Writer
Prompted by the crash of a helicopter and a sightseeing plane in June, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday proposed banning flights below the rim of the Grand Canyon. The special rule would restrict all sightseeing flights over the canyon to the rim level, and require all other aircraft to stay at least 2,000 feet above the rim. On June 10, the collision of a sightseeing airplane and a helicopter at an altitude of about 6,500 feet killed 25 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1985
I read with interest your Sept. 1 article concerning the proposed Tecolote Canyon Environs Overlay District and would like to clarify some misconceptions that have developed in recent weeks. The proposed ordinance, a result of the efforts of the San Diego Planning Department, the Tecolote Canyon Citizens Advisory Board and the Tecolote Task Force, is intended to provide responsible guidelines for development along the canyon rim. Let me quote from the proposal: "The Tecolote Canyon Overlay District is an overlying zoning district intended to accommodate urban development, within the canyon rim and related hillside areas and canyon environs, of a character which will respect the natural environment and mitigate safety hazards resulting from urbanization, thereby conserving the aesthetic qualities and restorative values of the canyon and its environs.
NEWS
November 18, 1986 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
The Interior Department urged Monday that flights be banned inside the lower, narrower portion of the Grand Canyon to increase air safety in the wake of the collision that killed 25 people there in June. Assistant Interior Secretary William P. Horn made the recommendation to ban flights within the canyon's inner gorge--the lower one-third of the canyon--in a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration, calling aircraft procedures "a major unresolved issue at the park."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1985
Adam Z. Horvath did a creditable job in keeping the issue of fire hazard reduction smoldering in the face of cooling public concern, but that he misunderstood some of my statements is apparent in the paraphrasing of my statements in the last two paragraphs of his article ("Fuel Was Ready and Waiting for Inferno," Aug. 7.) I did not say that " . . . the best way to prevent large canyon fires from reaching houses on the rim is to plant foliage that will provide most of the fuel at the bottom of the canyon."
TRAVEL
July 31, 2011 | By Mark Vanhoenacker, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia Griddle-hot deserts, time-forsaken ghost towns, prismatic canyons and endless ribbons of lonely highway: There's nothing quite like a road trip across the Southwest to get the gasoline pumping in an American's wanderlust-ful heart. But what's perfect for America's bottom-left corner works even better here in Africa's. Welcome to Namibia, on Africa's western coast between South Africa and Angola, where the deserts are hotter, the roads are emptier and America - at least when Brangelina aren't visiting - couldn't be farther away.
TRAVEL
July 24, 2011 | By Sarah Karnasiewicz, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Some people head to Peru to climb Incan ruins; some go to sip pisco sours. Me, I went for the birds. The very big birds. Peru contains a staggering 10% of the world's avian population, and the Colca Valley - a stunning slice of earth notched into the southern highlands of the country - is ground zero for two of the most jaw-dropping: the Andean condor, otherwise known as the world's largest flying bird, and the giant hummingbird, whose name speaks...
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July 2, 2008 | By Susan Spano, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona My brother, John, loves deserts, slot canyons, mesas, buttes and treacherous dirt roads. At home, he pores over U.S. Geological Survey maps, dog-ears pages in hiking books, studies dry treatises on the archaeology and geology of the Southwest. Sometimes, he spreads out his camping gear on the patio -- camp stove, check; sleeping bag, check; headlamp, compass, TP, check, check, check. He has a special way of setting up a tent and you'd better get it right if you want to go with him. And I do because he always takes me someplace remarkable -- Fish and Owl canyons in southeastern Utah; Haleakala Volcano on Maui; the old Mojave Road in eastern California; Picacho del Diablo in Baja.
TRAVEL
March 11, 2007 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Hualapai, Ariz. - LADIES and gentlemen, boys, girls and bored gamblers: Let me remind you that in just 17 days, barring construction delays, you and I will be able to slide on booties and tread upon the Hualapai Nation's wacky new tourist attraction, the glass-floored Skywalk, which will jut out over a western edge of the Grand Canyon, about 120 miles east of Las Vegas. Of course, if you don't find the Wile E. Coyote perspective or the $74.95 price tag tempting, you may be inclined to turn away.
NEWS
May 23, 2000 | Associated Press
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park reopened to visitors Monday, almost two weeks after being shut down by a fire that ultimately charred 13,350 acres. About 300 vehicles were already waiting when park officials opened the gate at the North Rim entrance on Highway 67. "There were cars as far as the eye could see. People were in good spirits anticipating the opening of the North Rim and their chance to experience this special place," said Phil Walker, a park official.
NEWS
January 12, 2000 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the stroke of a pen, President Clinton on Tuesday created three national monuments in the West, most notably more than 1 million acres on the Grand Canyon's north rim filled with rugged cliffs and ponderosa pines. The action effectively doubles the amount of federally protected land here. Clinton also designated for protection as a national monument the thousands of small, federally owned islands, rocks and exposed reefs along California's 840-mile coastline.
TRAVEL
July 24, 2011 | By Sarah Karnasiewicz, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Some people head to Peru to climb Incan ruins; some go to sip pisco sours. Me, I went for the birds. The very big birds. Peru contains a staggering 10% of the world's avian population, and the Colca Valley - a stunning slice of earth notched into the southern highlands of the country - is ground zero for two of the most jaw-dropping: the Andean condor, otherwise known as the world's largest flying bird, and the giant hummingbird, whose name speaks...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1985 | By TOM GREELEY, Times Staff Writer
Joe Marciano has seen quite a few land-use debates come and go during the 25 years he has lived on the rim of Tecolote Canyon. And not many of his neighbors have shared his viewpoint that personal property rights should supersede laws designed to protect the surrounding open spaces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Parents who want their children to go to Canyon Rim Elementary School may have to show their tax bills before enrolling their kids. It's a last-resort measure that faces the trustees of the Orange Unified School District tonight when they vote on who gets into the overcrowded school. "We have too many students in Canyon Rim, and with the new growth, we decided we need some kind of priority system," said Assistant Supt. Neil McKinnon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Yellow construction tape still surrounds some rooms and workers are still installing pipes and landscaping, but Canyon Rim Elementary School opened Monday to official fanfare. The school's 560 founding students gathered with their parents and Orange Unified School District officials in the front of the $5.2-million school, each class taking a turn at raising the flag. They ended with a round of "This Land Is Your Land."
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