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July 6, 1997 | ROBERT A. JONES
Their names have a certain ring: Mandalay, Redondo, Ormond Beach, Scattergood. Since the Korean War, the huge power plants of Southern California have hovered over our finest beaches like steel T. rexes. Too ugly to love. Too big to move. For half a century, we've been forced to accept them or ignore them. One more price for living in our defiled paradise. But now, an amazing development. We will soon have the chance to rid ourselves of the beach plants. Not all of them, but some.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1997 | ROBERT A. JONES
Their names have a certain ring: Mandalay, Redondo, Ormond Beach, Scattergood. Since the Korean War, the huge power plants of Southern California have hovered over our finest beaches like steel T. rexes. Too ugly to love. Too big to move. For half a century, we've been forced to accept them or ignore them. One more price for living in our defiled paradise. But now, an amazing development. We will soon have the chance to rid ourselves of the beach plants. Not all of them, but some.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1992
The city of Santa Clarita and a landowner are seeking to have a famous pioneer pass known as Beale's Cut designated as a state historical landmark. The cut is a narrow, 90-foot-deep gash in the rocky pass that separates the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. Excavated in 1862 by U. S. Army Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, it opened trade between Los Angeles and the north and was the only convenient passageway connecting the two regions for years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1997 | STEVE PADILLA
Until Edward Fitzgerald Beale came along, there was no good way to cross the mountains separating the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. Most travelers used old Indian trails. Stagecoaches and wagons were raised and lowered using ropes and pulleys. Then in 1862, under Beale's direction, U.S. soldiers swinging picks and shovels dug a 90-foot-deep, 240-foot-long gash in the mountains. It was only 13 feet across, but it was enough. The traffic began to flow, opening the Valley to parts north.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
In the early days of California statehood, the need to develop trade with the north sent Army crews, armed with picks and shovels, to carve roads through the narrow Newhall Pass that links the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. Today, the latest effort to connect the two valleys was prompted by a modern sort of problem: hamburgers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was cut from the earth with picks and shovels and bare hands, a triumph of human endurance and engineering over sheer geology. But today, Beale's Cut, the historic mountain pass between the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, is a third full of mud and rock, thanks to El Nino-powered storms, and has been rendered impassable once more. Who will reclaim this legendary site? Not the city of Santa Clarita, arguably made possible in the 20th century because of the foresight of U.S. Army Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
William S. Hart Union School District is learning what's in a name for its two new campuses. Dozens of suggestions have poured in from parents, teachers and students during the past few weeks for the Valencia high school and Canyon Country junior high school scheduled to open next fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1998
The craggy cliffs, flowing hillsides and pastures are a familiar sight to the nearly 40 million people who travel each year on Interstate 5 through Tejon Ranch property. What motorists don't see are the many things that happen on California's largest privately-owned contiguous land holding: cattle raising, horse breeding, farming, game hunting, mining and dozens of film shoots each year. Once a large operating ranch, Tejon Ranch Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1997
Moments in San Fernando Valley History 1797: San Fernando Mission is founded, 28 years after the first Spanish expedition of the San Fernando Valley made its way into the Valley via Sepulveda Pass. California will become part of Mexico 25 years later. 1834: The San Fernando Mission is secularized, and Andres Pico Adobe, named for the Mexican general, is built nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1994
Cranky commuters trying to get through the Newhall Pass are discovering what has been known to travelers for hundreds of years: Getting in and out of the valleys is no simple trek. Long before the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake crippled the interchange of the Golden State and Antelope Valley freeways, travelers ranging from Native Americans to early motorists struggled to find a convenient way to cross the mountains at the northwest end of the San Fernando Valley. They never did.
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