CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1995 |
Dick Conti remembers the day, about a decade ago, when a mere four hours of quietly sitting in a cold, windy canyon brought the ultimate reward: sighting a bighorn sheep scrambling 300 feet up the face of a sheer rock cliff. * If only it were that easy now. In March, the latest helicopter survey turned up only 60 bighorn sheep in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Glendora, down from 222 in 1992. In the 1980s, aerial counts found as many as 500 bighorns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2010 |
Gustavo Ortega had expected problems, but nothing like this. The overnight storm, a typical February torrent, had rolled through La Cañada Flintridge, and Angeles Crest Highway stood right in its path. The next day, Ortega surveyed the damage. Less than a mile out, with the rooftops of the city still visible in his rearview mirror, he stopped. The road ahead had nearly disappeared, 24 feet of asphalt reduced to a sliver barely the width of his Expedition. Somewhere in the canyon below lay the rest of the pavement.
October 20, 2006
Re " 'Death' of a movie," editorial, Oct. 16 I do not doubt that if "Death of a President" were released using President Clinton's name during his term of office, it would have been condemned by the media and Democrats alike. There have been any number of movies released with fictitious presidents involved in scandal, death threats and other plots. To make a movie targeting a sitting president, and not see the difference, is proof of a total moral meltdown. Shame on director Gabriel Range, the airheads who applaud his morally bankrupt behavior by giving him awards for it and anyone else who is so filled with hatred of President Bush that they justify a movie that targets the president for murder.
June 26, 1986
The City Council has passed the first reading of an ordinance to increase the Arcadia transient occupancy tax from 5% to 8%, effective Oct. 1. The increase is expected to generate an additional $186,000 for the city. The council is expected to take final action on the ordinance in July. A survey of California cities shows that most have an 8% tax. The city of Los Angeles' occupancy tax is 11% and the county's is 10%. Occupancy taxes in the San Gabriel Valley range from a high of 9.
September 2, 2006 |
A British cable network plans to broadcast a controversial new film that depicts the fictional assassination of President George W. Bush. The head of More4 says it will air "Death of a President," by British filmmaker Gabriel Range, on Oct. 9. The film makes its premiere at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 10. So far, no one has picked up the rights to show the 90-minute movie in the U.S.
October 16, 2006
CONSIDERING THAT PRACTICALLY no one has seen it yet, the film "Death of a President" is garnering an impressive list of enemies. A fictional documentary set in 2007 that depicts the assassination of President Bush, the movie will not be shown in two of the nation's largest theater chains.