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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.
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.
June 20, 2004 | J. William Gibson And Chester King, J. William Gibson is a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach and author of "Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America." Archeologist Chester King advises the National Park Service on Native American cultural resources.
Since last fall, archeologists employed by Playa Vista, the huge luxury housing development near Marina del Rey, have excavated more than 300 skeletons of Gabrielino-Tongva Indians, the indigenous people of Los Angeles, from the southwest corner of the Ballona Wetlands. Burial artifacts, mostly beads and other jewelry, were found with the bones. In addition, remnants of a village -- tools, arrowheads and eating utensils -- have been unearthed.
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.
It might be hard to imagine today, but the Sunland-Tujunga area was once a popular vacation spot, which offered fancy resorts and scenic landscapes. Years ago, it was among the favorite spots for Los Angeles residents to relax and get away from hectic city life. The area was also known for its olive groves, where olive oil was sold. Of course, that was in the 1920s, and the area has changed so much it's difficult to imagine what it once was like.
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.
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