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October 26, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
After 12 years of planning, government, philanthropic and corporate figures joined with schoolchildren Friday to break ground on a model urban nature center at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. The $18-million center should be completed next year, according to directors of the Audubon Society, although they acknowledged that $8 million still must be raised to finance it. A 5,000-square-foot facility will be constructed to house administrative offices and to stage programs.
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December 30, 2003 | Keith Malone
If folks are looking for the challenge of a lifetime, this is not it. But if they are trying to get in a good climb, hike or walk, this is great. The views don't hurt either. I started hiking about three years ago, when I moved to Montecito Heights, just northeast of downtown. My friend Rodney Hoffman, who also was one of my professors at Occidental College, invited me on his Sunday hikes in the nearby park. The locals call it Debs Park, but officially it's Ernest E. Debs Regional Park.
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November 6, 2003 | Brenda Rees, Special to The Times
High atop a lone hill, tranquillity reigns. Overhead, a hawk majestically circles. Nearby, ground squirrels scurry about the open spaces and swallowtail butterflies gracefully sail by. A gopher snake slithers through the tall native grasses as cottontail rabbits hop into a shaded area under a grove of black walnut trees. This isn't a scene from the High Sierra or some other faraway wilderness area. It's a common occurrence at Ernest E.
NEWS
November 6, 2003 | Brenda Rees, Special to The Times
High atop a lone hill, tranquillity reigns. Overhead, a hawk majestically circles. Nearby, ground squirrels scurry about the open spaces and swallowtail butterflies gracefully sail by. A gopher snake slithers through the tall native grasses as cottontail rabbits hop into a shaded area under a grove of black walnut trees. This isn't a scene from the High Sierra or some other faraway wilderness area. It's a common occurrence at Ernest E.
NEWS
December 30, 2003 | Keith Malone
If folks are looking for the challenge of a lifetime, this is not it. But if they are trying to get in a good climb, hike or walk, this is great. The views don't hurt either. I started hiking about three years ago, when I moved to Montecito Heights, just northeast of downtown. My friend Rodney Hoffman, who also was one of my professors at Occidental College, invited me on his Sunday hikes in the nearby park. The locals call it Debs Park, but officially it's Ernest E. Debs Regional Park.
NEWS
July 23, 1992
North East Trees, a volunteer tree planting group, has received notice that its project to plant native trees along 1.75 miles of the Arroyo Seco has been approved for funding by the California Transportation Commission. The proposed greenbelt will connect the south end of Elysian Park with Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. Funding for the project, estimated to cost $260,000, will be provided on a reimbursement basis after the state Department of Transportation inspects the work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
Sixty-five firefighters, supported by three helicopter crews, fought a fire that broke out Tuesday at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, city fire officials said. The blaze began about 3:30 p.m. in the center of the park, just east of the Pasadena Freeway at Avenue 52, and blackened about three acres, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. There were no injuries or damage to structures. The fire was extinguished in about 70 minutes with the help of the water-dropping helicopters.
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January 19, 2013 | By Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times
Here is a lovely country-in-the-city walk, with delightful views, varied greenery and an unlikely hilltop lake - all within 15 minutes of downtown Los Angeles. The Stats Distance: 3.5 miles Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: 2.5 (on a scale of 1 to 5) Details: Park at Hermon Park off Via Marisol or take Metro bus No. 256. FOR THE RECORD: L.A. Walks: In an article in the Jan. 19 Saturday section detailing a hike at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, the "Stats" box gave an incorrect duration for the hike.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997
A swift-moving grass fire burned 15 to 20 acres of land adjacent to Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Montecito Heights on Monday evening, scorching a swath of brush near the Avenue 52 exit of the Pasadena Freeway. No structures or people were threatened by the fire, which was extinguished within two hours, said Los Angeles City Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis, who added that no buildings were located near the blaze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2001
It is wonderful to read about the new "urban nature center" planned for the Ernest E. Debs Regional Park ('Going Wild in the Middle of L.A.," editorial, April 29). You say Los Angeles County has the second-highest concentration of bird species in the nation, after San Diego. Yet L.A. is one of the worst cities in the U.S. for parks. Only about 10% of our land is designated as open space, compared to New York City, which has 27%, and San Francisco, with 25%. But now there is a new 8.5-acre park at the corner of Slauson Avenue and Compton Boulevard in South-Central L.A. Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park reproduces small samples of habitats found in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
After 12 years of planning, government, philanthropic and corporate figures joined with schoolchildren Friday to break ground on a model urban nature center at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. The $18-million center should be completed next year, according to directors of the Audubon Society, although they acknowledged that $8 million still must be raised to finance it. A 5,000-square-foot facility will be constructed to house administrative offices and to stage programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1992
One man was killed and law enforcement authorities detained several other suspects Tuesday in three Los Angeles-area car chases. Authorities said Tuesday that Xian Ca Cun, 20, of Los Angeles, died at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when the BMW he was driving struck a telephone pole and then plowed into the back yard of a Mt. Washington house near Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. The chase approached speeds of 110 m.p.h., Police Lt. Mike Nichol said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1992 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A gang member sprayed a crowd with gunfire from an automatic weapon at an impromptu Montecito Heights street party early Saturday, killing a Pasadena man and injuring six others, Los Angeles police said. The shooting came after some of about 100 revelers tried to reassure a carload of young gang members that they were not affiliated with any of the "sets" that prowl the area. Nevertheless, police said, one of the gang members drew an automatic rifle and started shooting.
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