CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1998
California needs an alchemist to salvage the shambles of its three-year celebration of the discovery of gold at Coloma 150 years ago, the Gold Rush of the following year and statehood in 1850. The effort has suffered from a slow start, unrealistic expectations, lack of planning, poor management and a failure to reap more than a fraction of its fund-raising goals.
April 27, 2002 |
The California Gold Rush, a day featuring California-breds and Hollywood Park's answer to Oak Tree's California Cup, has brought out the best in Spinelessjellyfish. Spinelessjellyfish, a son of Skywalker owned by a partnership that includes breeder Cardiff Stud Farm and trained by Jenine Sahadi, is perfect in the Gold Rush, which will be run for the third time Sunday.
July 6, 2000
"Life in a Gold Rush Camp" will transport the Gold Rush era from the past to the present with the re-creation of a mining camp--complete with tents, mining equipment and costumed " '49ers"--on the grounds of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. In addition to hands-on crafts and activities, there will be demonstrations of panning, sluicing and assaying, as well as candle-making and woodworking.
May 2, 2003 |
A nose away from being unbeaten in four starts, Brishane will try for his second derby win of 2003 in tonight's $72,400 Gold Rush Derby at 870 yards. A gelded son of the thoroughbred Red owned and trained by Blane Schvaneveldt, Brishane has won three of four since making his debut last Dec. 27. One of his victories came in the Catalina Derby on March 8 when he bested Ahme Gone by three-quarters of a length in 45 flat.
March 27, 1995 |
Boxer Antonio Tarver of Orlando, Fla., wrapped up a record-breaking performance for U.S. athletes at the Pan American Games Sunday by defeating Thompson Garcia of Ecuador in the light-heavyweight final. Tarver's gold medal was the 169th for the United States, which breaks the Pan Am record of 168 the U.S. team set at Indianapolis in 1987. The gold medal mark was tied when Karen Smyers of Lincoln, Mass., won the women's triathlon Sunday morning. Jake Flores of Temecula got a bronze medal in
February 14, 2000 |
Everyone is familiar by now with the colossal sums of money pouring into high tech, especially into firms that have something to do with the Internet. What is less commonly known is what this tidal wave of money may be doing to the technical professions upon which the "new economy" is built.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2000
Within weeks, scientists are expected to release a rough draft of the entire human "genome," the string of chemicals in DNA that governs how we grow and in large part how we behave. Some of the decoded gene sequences have already advanced medical care by allowing doctors to test people's predisposition to diseases like breast and prostate cancers.
May 18, 1997 |
Before developer Norman Jarrett turns off the lights and fires up the projector, he wants to make one thing clear about the creation he calls Gold Rush City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1985 |
Ann Kamali always thought it was too good to be true, and maybe it was. When Kamali and fellow Budget Rent-a-Car employee Nelson Garrett opened the trunk of an abandoned car at San Francisco International Airport last fall, they found $6 million stashed inside-- and figured that it might be theirs if no one claimed it. Well, someone has. Several people, in fact--although that should come as no surprise. The leading candidate for getting the trunk full of treasure also should come as no surprise.
July 18, 1990 |
When it comes to gold panning, you have your recreational speed panners and you have your unvarnished, dirt-chewing prospectors. Speed panners practice in the comfort of their back yards. Prospectors scrabble through the wilderness, scuffing knuckles and fingernails in gravelly stream beds. "Us old miners who have been in the field a long time tend to pooh-pooh the speed panners," says George Massie, president of the Gold Prospectors Assn. of America.