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August 6, 1988 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writers
The rustlers drove the back roads, looking for the right spot on John Gill's place. They didn't want any surprises as they went about their thieving ways. In the late afternoon, they began rounding up the cattle on horseback. Or, perhaps, they used herding dogs--no one is sure which. By dusk, they had driven 81 Hereford-Angus steers into a corral and loaded them onto two trucks. And then they were gone. Jack Gill, who was not insured, was out $53,000.
November 28, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
For the family that once owned Santa Rosa Island, it was part Zane Grey, part "Robinson Crusoe. " Generations of Vail cousins would arrive from the mainland and take refuge for months at a time. They would explore places with pirate-map names: Skull Gulch, Abalone Rocks, China Camp. They were city kids, but they rode with the island's cowboys and knew the island lore — stories about ghosts, about shipwrecks, about a mythical temptress named Rita who supposedly awaited new cowboys.
October 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Responding to concern over the nation's first case of "mad cow" disease, Japan banned the domestic distribution of cattle feed made with recycled cow parts. Imported meat-and-bone meal had previously been banned. The move, which takes effect Thursday, also bars the use of domestic and imported meat-and-bone meal in fertilizers, the Agriculture Ministry said. A cow in central Japan was found last month to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
August 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A rare black and white butterfly found only in San Diego County faces possible extinction as cattle graze and trample thousands of acres of the Cleveland National Forest, environmentalists say. The Laguna Mountains skipper, which exists in a few mountain meadows, has fluttered into a controversy over federal permits allowing ranchers to graze cattle in the forest. For the first time in a decade, thousands of acres of grazing leases are up for renewal, and the U.S.
February 12, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
People who live near the cornfield where 250 head of cattle will stay overnight before a July 15 drive met with Orange County Fairgrounds staff Wednesday to talk about their concerns that the animals will stink up the neighborhood. Jill Lloyd, marketing supervisor for the fairgrounds, told members of the Mesa del Mar Homeowners Assn. that the fair staff will do everything possible to minimize the impact on the neighborhood.
May 24, 1987 | LISA LEVITT RYCKMAN, Associated Press Writer
Cattleman Bob Jahn has survived a time when many ranchers decided a home on the range wasn't worth singing about, when discouraging words were heard all too frequently and financial skies went from cloudy all day to downright stormy. "Right around here, we're about the only ones left in the cattle business," said Jahn, who will be 70 this summer. "Oh, there's a few. But quite a few have given up." His son, Brad Jahn, was among those.
March 8, 2003 | From Reuters
The National Human Genome Research Institute has approved spending $50 million to sequence all the genes in cattle. The work will be done in Texas, at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas A&M University. The Maryland-based research institute, which has sponsored projects to sequence the human genome as well as the collection of genes in mice, fruit flies and other animals, said it would put up half the money if the rest could be raised from other sources. Texas Gov.
April 26, 2001 | From Reuters
Britain battled on new fronts in the foot-and-mouth crisis Wednesday as news that humans may have been infected sparked fresh health worries and dealt a blow to a campaign to woo back nervous tourists. Health officials were investigating two more suspected cases of human infection, 24 hours after a slaughterhouse worker who was sprayed with the entrails from a burst animal carcass became the first suspected victim of the disease here in 34 years. Test results are not expected before next week.
If Elisabeth Brown has anything to say about it, the cows won't be coming home to Laguna Canyon Road next year. To be sure, she'd like to see them moo-ved elsewhere. Brown, a biologist and environmentalist, says the constantly munching cattle are incompatible with long-term environmental goals for the land, including allowing the native grass and coastal sage scrub to reclaim the turf.
January 25, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't long ago that Mark Jorgensen could perch on the ridge above Hellhole Canyon and within minutes spot a bighorn sheep or two maneuvering nimbly up the sheer, rocky cliffs. These days, however, the naturalist at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park can search long and hard with his high-powered binoculars and still fail to find any of the majestic animals roaming Hellhole's rugged terrain.
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