CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1998
I am appalled by the failure of the U.S. Forest Service to protect the streams in our national forests ("America's Eroding Atolls of Nature," Nov. 3). The government's apparent total disregard for these delicate environments and the wildlife which depend on them is shocking. National forests are supposed to be protected, not exploited. Allowing dirt bikes to ride through rare desert streams ought to be cause for some bureaucratic heads to roll. As for the yahoos who think it's "fun" to trash these priceless areas, they need some basic education on protecting the environment.
November 27, 1987 |
This city dressed its Thanksgiving in black crepe, eulogies and political intrigue Thursday as government leaders publicly mourned the late Mayor Harold Washington, who suffered a fatal heart attack Wednesday, but privately began jockeying to replace him. Alderman David Orr, vice mayor under Washington, was sworn in as interim mayor in a private City Hall ceremony.
February 18, 1993
Teams from Imperial High School in Pasadena and John A. Rowland High School in Rowland Heights are among the seven winners of the Ambassadors to Singapore Competition sponsored by the Los Angeles Times In Education Program and Singapore Airlines. The students and teachers will travel to Singapore on March 5 for a nine-day trip that includes educational and sightseeing opportunities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1995 |
Responding to reports of a recent landslide in the canyon immediately west of La Conchita, county officials have scheduled a community meeting for Thursday. County staff and geologists will hold the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Seacliff Fire Station 25, said Marty Robinson, deputy chief administrator for the county. According to Robinson, La Conchita Ranch manager David Orr reported to the county that a large landslide occurred Aug. 11 in a canyon immediately west of La Conchita.
March 16, 2006
Thanks for your vaguely insulting article about birding and birders in Los Angeles ["Flights of Fancy," March 9]. The description of birders as goofy white people who track down something special and then, unable to contain their excitement, frighten away the object of their search -- did your reporter actually see this happen? I doubt it. Anyone who lists binoculars as "common accessories" -- as opposed to essential equipment -- for birding has not spent much time in the field. It would have been nice if you had directed readers to their local Audubon Society or other birding organization rather than just handing out the locations so that dedicated birders will not be overrun by people looking for something new to do but who haven't put any thought into what birding is about, who bring dogs and small children, etc. You could have done a more respectful job of writing about birders had your reporter not stood to one side with an amused smirk on his face, but rather gotten fully involved.
July 9, 1991 |
One protester was arrested in a Sierra Club demonstration against the cutting of trees for employee housing. About 10 people picketed on Monday near the northwest entrance to the park along California 120, where the employee housing is planned, said Dee Bird, one of the demonstrators. Yosemite officials said the housing is part of the park's decade-old master plan. David Orr, 33, of Davis, was arrested for unlawful assembly and failure to get a permit, said park spokesman Bob Clopine.