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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1985 | T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writer
Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Forest Service hope to fly a descendant of the U-2 spy plane high over the Santa Monica and San Gabriel mountains this month to identify the malady that is killing mountain brush, increasing the danger of fires.
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April 2, 2006 | Debra J. Miller, Debra J. Miller teaches English at a private high school in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, 1964, the day the police decided my mother killed my father, I woke up late, the kind of late that snaps you out of your favorite dream, the one where you're wrapped in the arms of your favorite TV hunk--mine was Dr. Kildare--and he's just about to . . . when bang your unconscious tells you the sun is out, the lights are on all over the house and you're going to be late for school because nobody got you out of bed. We were a family of five. I was 14 and the oldest.
SPORTS
December 12, 2009 | Staff Reports
Temecula Chaparral finally got to exhale in the closing moments of a playoff game. After pulling out its previous three games on the last play, the visiting Pumas were able to savor the final minute of a 13-7 victory over top-seeded Vista Murrieta in the Inland Division title game. Quarterback Mitch Glasmann pushed ahead for four yards on third and one with little more than a minute remaining and the unseeded Pumas (10-3) ran out the clock to avenge a 32-13 loss to their Southwestern League rival from earlier this season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1985 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
The old campfire song "Boomdeada" starts off with a melodic, "I like the forest, I like the chaparral." But chaparral has gotten a bad name in recent years because of the ease with which it burns during brush fires. Scenes of the native shrub bursting into flame across thousands of acres of both backcountry and urban brush have been seared into the memories of Southern Californians, many through firsthand tragedies this summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1985
About 1,000 acres of dry chaparral in May Canyon above Sylmar were burned Friday by the U.S. Forest Service to reduce the amount of combustible material in mountainous areas. Smoke from the fire was visible throughout the day in the East Valley. The burns are prescribed for areas where the chaparral has been growing uncontrolled for more than 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1985 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
The old campfire song "Boomdeada" starts off with a melodic, "I like the forest, I like the chaparral." But chaparral has gotten a bad name in recent years because of the ease with which it burns during brush fires. Scenes of the native shrub bursting into flame across thousands of acres of both back-country and urban brush have been seared into the memories of Southern Californians, many through firsthand tragedies this summer.
NEWS
December 26, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Firefighters have doused a brush fire that charred about 850 acres of dense chaparral near Norco over the holiday weekend, a state Forestry Department spokesman said. The wildfire, which broke out Saturday afternoon, was declared out at 6 p.m. Sunday, said Bob Ingram, a forestry official. Fire officials believe the blaze was probably caused by children playing with matches, said Jeff Lloyd, a dispatcher for the Forestry Department and the Riverside County Fire Department.
SPORTS
October 17, 2004 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Temecula Chaparral and Santa Ana Mater Dei seemed to be on a collision course to meet in the championship match Saturday at the Torrey Pines girls' volleyball tournament. Chaparral came into the tournament ranked No. 13 in the nation by prepvolleyball.com, one spot ahead of its semifinal opponent, Carlsbad La Costa Canyon, which it defeated this season at the Las Vegas Durango tournament. On an adjacent court, Mater Dei faced the No. 2 team in the country, San Jose Mitty. The No.
MAGAZINE
October 6, 1985 | JOHN McKINNEY, John McKinney has hiked 1,800 miles while exploring a route for the new California Coastal Trail
The sun is strong, the trail faint, and we are up to our hats in chaparral. "I think," Bob McDermott says hesitantly, swinging his machete at the six-foot-high ceanothus growing in the middle of our path, "we're still on the trail." We are bushwhacking north up Horse Canyon in what seems at the moment to be a futile attempt to locate a 40-mile-long missing link in the California Coastal Trail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1995
Wildfires may occur without warning, but by monitoring the growth of Southern California's distinct chaparral plant community, firefighters attempt to predict how (and possibly when) an area will burn. The Los Angeles County Fire Department's Vegetation Management Program in Pacoima uses vegetation sampling and maps to assess the area's abundance of chaparral. Specialists closely watch areas with low moisture readings and sometimes plan prescribed burns to clear dead material.
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