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August 13, 2013 | By Tony Perry
  A well-known wildlife biologist was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation and a $7,500 fine for not following federal and state laws about catching and banding golden eagles. John David Bittner, 68, of Julian captured and banded birds without federal or state permits and failed to send carcasses to the National Eagle Repository as required by law. Bittner had pleaded guilty to one count of the unlawful taking of a golden eagle in violation of federal law. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bartick, in San Diego federal court, said Bittner seemed to put his financial interests ahead of rules meant to help the survival of the eagles.
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NEWS
March 6, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Climbing routes in the northern part of Joshua Tree National Park have been closed temporarily so as not to disturb a pair of golden eagles nesting in the area. The routes in the Indian Cove area may remain shut as late as mid-June, according to the National Park Service . "The nesting pair appears to have finished constructing a nest, and this area will remain closed until the nest has been abandoned to ensure the protection of the species for the duration of the nesting activities," a park statement says.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2012 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Two more golden eagles have been found dead at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, for a total of eight carcasses of the federally protected raptors found at the site. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is trying to determine the cause of death of the two golden eagles found Sunday at the Pine Tree wind farm, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles and 15 miles northeast of Mojave, said Lois Grunwald, a spokeswoman for the agency. The agency has determined that the six golden eagles found dead earlier at the 2-year-old wind farm in Kern County were struck by blades from some of the 90 turbines spread across 8,000 acres at the site.
SPORTS
December 24, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are “pretty much done” with their winter shopping, General Manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday. But Colletti declined to say whether the Dodgers would make an exception for Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who is coming to the major leagues. Tanaka's current team announced on Christmas Day in Japan that it would permit the 25-year-old starting pitcher to pursue his dream of pitching in the United States. The Rakuten Golden Eagles initially resisted moving their ace because of new rules that will prevent them from receiving more than $20 million for his rights.
SPORTS
February 14, 1991 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So much work, so much hoopla, and so little to show for it. Five consecutive losses in their longest home stand wasn't how the Gulls wanted to be remembered before leaving on a two-game trip to Phoenix. But the Gulls were lucky Wednesday night even to get a point. Despite a determined goalie and a fired-up defense that forced a five-minute overtime and a shootout, the Gulls fell to Salt Lake, 3-2, at the Sports Arena. They earned one point in the standings for an overtime loss.
NEWS
February 20, 1994 | JOHN TAMANAHA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Senior guard Reggie Phillips poured in 23 points to lead Cal State Bakersfield over host Cal State Los Angeles, 75-60, Thursday night in a battle for second place in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. Sophomore guard Kenny Waren, who sank three three-pointers and finished with 20 points, sealed the victory with seven free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes.
SPORTS
January 12, 1991 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You're slumping, slumping. . . . So you approach practices a little different, tell your players they need to work harder and play more like a team. The usual stuff. The Gulls answer Coach Mike O'Connell by getting dumped on their first home game of the new year. The blues take on added hues when the next day their best defenseman and fourth leading scorer is reassigned, and a new player arrives and tells club officials he can't play because he's too out of shape.
SPORTS
January 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Gulls wasted an early two-goal lead for the second time in three games Thursday night as the Salt Lake Golden Eagles rallied for 5-4 International Hockey League victory in front of 6,085 in the Delta Center. The Gulls have been outscored 8-2 in the second period during the past three games, two of them losses. "Again in the second period, we had a mental lapse," Gulls Coach Don Waddell said. "That is the third game in a row that has happened to us."
SPORTS
December 7, 1991 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Gulls have a name for the three players that currently make up the International Hockey League's No. 1 offensive front. The Gulls are promoting center Len Hachborn and wings Dmitri Kvartalnov and Robbie Nichols as the "Hot Line." It is an apt name, considering the way the three have played for almost a third of the season.
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two delicate golden eagles have been stolen from their cage at the Fresno Zoo. Officials, fearing that the thieves might try to set the birds free, warned that they cannot live in the wild. The U.S. Interior Department turned the birds over to the zoo 15 years ago because they had been hurt and could not fly. "If someone took them to turn them loose, then they should know those birds cannot make it on their own," said Dr. Paul Chaffee, the zoo's director.
SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Bakersfield has defeated Loomis Del Oro 56-26 to win the CIF state Division I championship bowl game at StubHub Center in Carson. It was the Drillers' first state title since 1927 and record seventh overall. Asauni Rufus threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores and Jeremiah Reddick added two scoring runs for Bakersfield (13-2), the Central Section champion. "It hasn't sunk in yet, I'm still in disbelief," said Rufus, who has committed to Nevada, where he'll likely play defensive back.
SPORTS
December 17, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Ugh ... When will this end? After a new posting system was officially implemented by Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball, prized right-hander Masahiro Tanaka met Tuesday morning with the president of his team. The anticipated resolution of the question of where Tanaka would play next season wasn't reached, according to multiple Japanese news reports. Tanaka told Rakuten President Yozo Tachibana he wants to pitch in the major leagues next season. Tachibana asked him to remain with the Golden Eagles, who are the defending NPB champion.
SPORTS
December 16, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is one step closer to pitching in the major leagues. Major League Baseball officially adopted rules under which teams can acquire non-free-agent Japanese players over the next three years, but there remains an obstacle that could prevent Tanaka from fulfilling his American dream: his team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles are under no obligation to make Tanaka available to major league teams and could retain him for another year or two. Tanaka, 25, is expected to learn his fate Tuesday, when he is scheduled to meet with Golden Eagles officials.
NATIONAL
December 6, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - In a decision that highlights the clash between two cherished environmental goals - producing green energy and preserving protected wildlife - federal officials announced Friday that some wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty. Conservation groups decried the Obama administration's new regulation as a "stunningly bad move" for wildlife, but wind industry officials said Friday that the rules from the Department of the Interior were far from a "free ride.
SPORTS
September 12, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The Blackshirts are in the hands of greenhorns. Nebraska's defense, long known as the Blackshirts and once the monsters of the Midwest, slipped in recent seasons, then hit a free fall in the opener against Wyoming two weeks ago. A 37-34 survival seminar with Wyoming rolling up 602 yards? It was time to send in the cub scouts. Linebackers Josh Banderas and Nathan Gerry , both first-year freshmen, were rushed into the starting lineup last week. The No. 23 Cornhuskers routed Southern Mississippi, 56-13, holding the Golden Eagles to 284 yards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2013 | By Tony Perry
  A well-known wildlife biologist was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation and a $7,500 fine for not following federal and state laws about catching and banding golden eagles. John David Bittner, 68, of Julian captured and banded birds without federal or state permits and failed to send carcasses to the National Eagle Repository as required by law. Bittner had pleaded guilty to one count of the unlawful taking of a golden eagle in violation of federal law. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bartick, in San Diego federal court, said Bittner seemed to put his financial interests ahead of rules meant to help the survival of the eagles.
NEWS
July 16, 1987
Former all-conference goaltender Larry Draluck of Cal State Los Angeles, who has been an assistant coach for the Golden Eagles for four years, has been named head soccer coach. Draluck, 27, replaces Berhane Andeberhan, who resigned to become women's coach at Stanford. Considering that the Golden Eagles posted a 4-11-4 record last year--their first losing record since soccer became a varsity sport in 1979--Draluck realizes he may have a difficult task. "It's going to be a challenge," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2003 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Imperiled foxes on Santa Cruz Island will likely go extinct unless the National Park Service removes golden eagles, a protected species, through bold means, perhaps even shooting them, a new study concludes. Such a draconian step may be necessary because the eagles have eaten so many of the diminutive foxes that the animals are spiraling toward extinction, three experts write in an article appearing today in the journal Science.
HEALTH
September 22, 2012 | Charles Fleming, Fleming is the author of "Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles."
Among the newest Southern California parks, this Santa Monica Mountains facility near Malibu is a step back in time to the Southland's golden age. 1. Park near the intersection of Las Virgenes Road and Mulholland Highway, and walk toward the park gate, or pay $7 for parking inside the ranch property. 2. The long elegant driveway is lined with fine old oak and eucalyptus trees, which provide nesting or roosting for some of the area's hawks, owls and falcons -- and even golden eagles.
SPORTS
March 22, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Reporting from Phoenix -- The NCAA West Regional got an unexpected bonus Thursday night with Florida's 68-58 victory over Marquette at US Airways Center. The second semifinal upset of the night sets up a Saturday regional final pitting Florida Coach Billy Donovan against Louisville's Rick Pitino. The pupil vs. mentor matchup was made possible when both lower-seeded schools in the West prevailed. Not long after No. 4 Louisville knocked top-seeded Michigan State out, No. 7 Florida eliminated No. 3 Marquette.
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