June 14, 1990 |
Two crew members aboard a California Air National Guard jet fighter were killed when the plane crashed and burned in the Mojave Desert near Death Valley. Maj. Robert M. McGann, the pilot, and Capt. Thomas M. Steed, the weapons system officer, died in the crash, said Maj. Bruce Roy, an Air National Guard spokesman. He said a new Pentagon policy prohibited the release of the ages or hometowns of the victims.
June 30, 1987 |
The National Park Service's program to remove alive "every last wild burro" from 2-million-acre Death Valley National Monument has been essentially completed with the capture of more than 6,000 burros. Today is the deadline set four years ago for capturing the animals and putting them up for adoption. To make sure wild burros do not return to Death Valley, Park Service rangers beginning Wednesday are authorized to kill any stragglers they encounter while on patrol.
June 11, 1998
Theater "Room Service," the classic comedy that was a Broadway hit in 1937 and a Marx Brothers film of 1938, closes at the Actors Alley at El Portal on Sunday. 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $16. (818) 508-4200. Jazz Trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard's five-day run with vocalist Jubilant Sykes and quintet closes at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City, with 8:30 and 10 p.m. shows today-Saturday.
November 6, 1989 |
Visitors to Death Valley National Monument have been warned to stay away from wild animals because of the danger of rabies. State Health Director Kenneth Kizer said visitors to the monument after Oct. 9 may have been infected with rabies if they came in contact with infected foxes, coyotes, bats and other meat-eating wild or domestic animals. "One person has been bitten by a rabid fox at Stovepipe Wells," Kizer said.
January 25, 1987
"A Couple Disappear in Bermuda Triangle of Death Valley" by Ann Japenga on Dec. 21 is an unjust slam at Death Valley--at least to us Death Valley lovers! As the article states, these disappearances took place in the Saline Valley, some 40 miles from Lone Pine, which is in the Owens Valley. The Saline Valley is some 160 miles from Scotty's Castle in the Death Valley National Monument, or, if one has a four-wheel-drive, high-clearance vehicle, a shorter distance, which still takes about three hours.
October 14, 1997
The cornucopia that is this city must be seen to be believed. Fortunately, there's always something out there to see. TO EVERY SEASON . . . Before we learned about rules and boundaries and borders, the world was our playground. Nothing stopped us from making a castle out of a fallen tree, a serene lake out of a puddle, an Indy 500 car out of a neighbor's discarded cardboard box.