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September 3, 1992
In September, 1771, two weary Franciscan priests, 14 Spanish solders and four muleteers struggled toward the banks of the Rio de Jesus de los Temblores (River of Jesus of the Earthquakes) in the San Gabriel Valley. War-painted natives blocked the intruders' path, brandishing weapons and giving terrifying war cries. It was a stalemate, threatening to break into bloodshed.
January 28, 2001 | DAN HARDER, Dan Harder last wrote for the magazine about photographer David Muench
Not too many people can say they've found god near the 405. Fewer still will place the epiphany along the overpass-cluttered stretch between the 710 and the 605. And even fewer will know that he was born there, just to the west of the freeway in a quiet part of Long Beach. Mind you, this is not Jehovah or Christ or any of our other well-known deities. This god, known as Wuyoot in older versions of Southern California Indian lore, was the great captain of the Tongva (Gabrielino) Indians.
February 5, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
Anew photo mural designed by artist Jeff Weiss and depicting the chronology of Santa Monica's growth, as seen from the air, has been unveiled by the SMARTS Festival and is on permanent exhibit in the lobby of Santa Monica's Main Library. Composed of photographs from government archives and text describing Santa Monica's original inhabitants, the Gabrielino Indians, the mural also includes pictures of aluminum figures of Muscle Beach acrobats, derived from photos in the library's collection.
February 24, 1986 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
A weary but spirited group of Indians representing seven tribes in Mexico completed a 3,500-mile walk from Mexico City to Los Angeles Sunday to celebrate the birthday of the last Aztec emperor and to spread the message of unity among North American Indians.
State officials are facing the daunting task of trying to locate the living descendants of several prehistoric skeletal remains found at the Arco oil refinery in Carson, officials said Friday. Workers stumbled across the brown, brittle bones and a skull with the teeth intact Thursday while draining water from a 60-foot-by-60-foot trench, said Arco spokesman Walter Neil. The water caused the sides of the 4-foot-deep trench to slough off, exposing the remains, he said.
November 25, 1996 | JASON TERADA
A ring of logs in a grassy clearing below Old Boney Mountain was the center of the universe on Sunday. The circle, on a hill above the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near Newbury Park, was the site of the year's last public ceremonies by members of the Tongva Indian Nation.
September 30, 2003 | Scott Crawford
I sell real estate, and it's a very dog-eat-dog world. This hike is my little getaway. I live in Lomita, and in 20 minutes I can be in the middle of nowhere. I started traipsing through these hills as soon as my friends and I got our driver's licenses, but I've been doing this particular hike for three years -- the terrain is slightly hilly, and it has beautiful ocean and golf course views. You can be burned out, but once you get out there and breathe the salt air, it does a world of good.
July 20, 1986 | EVELYN De WOLFE, Times Staff Writer
The favorite bird chosen for place names in our state is the eagle. There are about 10 Eagle Peaks and as many Eagle Rocks, but the one which rises above a small valley between Pasadena and Glendale is by far the most intriguing. For one thing, the 150-foot-high Eagle Rock just north of Colorado Boulevard which has been the namesake of the local community since 1911, is the 10th historical landmark in the city and the only natural formation so designated.
July 30, 2009 | Ruben Vives
Mission artifacts that could be more than 200 years old were discovered during an archaeological survey near the San Gabriel Mission, an environmental consultant said Wednesday. Pottery, brick, livestock bones and remnants of a masonry waterway associated with a mill built in 1823 were among the artifacts discovered Tuesday during the dig. Archaeologists also recovered items linked with the building of the Union Pacific Railroad in the late 1800s.
September 17, 1998
Members of the Gabrielino-Tongva Indian tribe joined state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) Wednesday at a Westside high school to celebrate passage of a bill that helps preserve natural springs on campus that are of tribal importance. Clear spring water surfaces in a dozen locations on the campus of University High School, which is built on the site of an ancient Indian village, said Angie Dorame Behrns, president of the Springs Foundation.
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