January 28, 2013 |
During World War II, the late Manjo and Betty Miyata were among the thousands of Japanese Americans sent to an internment camp in Tule Lake, Calif. Seventy years later, their grandson, Kyle Larson, is one of the hottest prospects in American motor racing with an eye toward joining NASCAR's best. Larson is a 20-year-old driver from Elk Grove, Calif., whose winning record in racing's minor leagues is turning heads throughout the sport. And as the slight, 5-foot-6 Larson keeps climbing each rung of his racing's career ladder, he's inviting comparisons to the early achievements of such star drivers as Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon.
November 26, 2012 |
Officials are investigating the Thanksgiving Day killing of a charging grizzly bear by three members of a hunting party who were stalking elk in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Jackie Skaggs, public affairs director for the park, told the Los Angeles Times that investigators haven't concluded yet whether they will classify the hunters' killing of the adult, male grizzly bear as justifiable self-defense. PHOTOS: Abandoned bear cub rescued “We don't really suspect foul play,” she told The Times.
November 5, 2012 |
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- The Hoboken Elks club has served 800 to 1,000 hot meals since the storm, and it saw steady traffic Sunday as more people sought a warm meal and place to eat it. "It's getting better because the lights are coming on, but there's still not a lot of heat and hot water for people because there was flooding and the hot water heaters were trashed," said Eddie Madigan, 49, a cook at the Elks. "We anticipate more people coming out. " Madigan had no heat or hot water at his house, but that didn't seem to matter -- he had been volunteering at the Elks all week.
August 13, 2012 |
The cities of Sacramento and Elk Grove are the latest municipalities to consider a plan that would seize troubled mortgages using eminent domain and restructure them for homeowners, according to a news report. The plan would adopt a program already under consideration in Southern California that would use private funds to acquire underwater mortgages -- those where the homes wouldn't sell for enough money to pay off the loans. Under the proposal, the condemned loans would be restructured, lowering the amount owed, with the intent of helping the owner keep the property.
March 29, 2012 |
British artist Luke Jerram's “Play Me, I'm Yours” piano installation, which has been touring the world since 2008, is coming to Los Angeles for three weeks, featuring 30 pianos in public places around the city . Sponsored by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, it begins April 12 with 30 pianists performing Bach preludes simultaneously. For additional info, call (213) 622-7001, Ext. 221, or visit www.streetpianosLA.com . . . . That scenic stretch of Highway 1 from Cambria to Carmel has been closed by a rock slide . Caltrans has not set a reopening time . . . . Bear Mountain and Mountain High are sitting pretty for spring break after recent storms dropped several feet of snow.
April 27, 2011
Taking aim at wolves Re "Anti-wolf pack is ready to hunt," April 25 The political pandering by Congress in removing wolves from the endangered species list in Idaho and Montana is yet another act of hubris in the ongoing man versus nature battle. Elk hunter and head of the Idaho Anti-Wolf Coalition Ron Gillett's characterization of the wolves as "Canadian" is laughable in its attempt to make this debate about some kind of invasion of wolves across geographic boundaries.