April 25, 1991
A stretch of the San Gabriel River that flows along the eastern edge of Long Beach is a lot cleaner now, thanks to more than 100 volunteers who participated in the second annual "Rollin' Down the River" program. Armed with rubber gloves and trash sacks, they picked up man-made debris along the channel as part of an Earth Day observance sponsored by the El Dorado Nature Center.
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May 15, 1999 |
With a drizzle threatening, the light is poor for spotting hummingbirds and black phoebes. But bird-watcher Dan Springer is out here anyway, searching the woods. Binoculars hang at his neck. He climbs the trail through a cluster of pine and cedar and veers into a small clearing. "Last year we had a pair of great horned owls nest in here," Springer says, reaching into a fanny pack for "Birds of North America," a fat volume heavily highlighted and indexed with plastic tabs.
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September 9, 1997
El Dorado Nature Center is seeking volunteers to take museum kits to schools in Orange County and teach children about Native American culture. Volunteers will receive 20 hours of instruction in the history, culture and economy of the Chumash and Tongva people who lived in Southern California before the first European settlers. The Acorns, Sea & Sage Moveable Museum kits to be delivered to schools include replicas of artifacts made and used by Native Americans.
January 5, 1989
Two lakes at the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach will soon be off-limits to fishermen under a new city ordinance, although fishing will still be allowed at two stocked lakes in El Dorado East Regional Park. The City Council is banning fishing at the request of Department of Parks and Recreation officials, who say fishermen are depleting the fish stock of the nature center and littering its lakes with fish lines and discarded trash.
December 29, 1998
The El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach hosts a nighttime nature walk for children age 7 and up. Learn constellations. 7-9 p.m. (562) 570-1745. ART Artists get creative with the dollar bill in "On the Money: Art & Commerce." At Santa Monica's Sherry Frumkin Gallery. (310) 453-1850. MUSIC A few of L.A.'s finest men in blue trade in their guns for guitars and rock out as Bent. Tonight at Goldfingers, Hollywood. (323) 962-2913.
October 25, 1998
Saturday: Bus trip to the Getty Center, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., departing from the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $22; reservations required by calling (626) 447-8207. Saturday: Class on composting, 9 a.m.-noon, at El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-1745. Free. Saturday and Nov. 1: Show by the Glendale Chrysanthemum Society, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Can~ada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401.