March 15, 2009 |
With the economy in a tailspin, aircraft "boneyards" across the country are filling up with Boeing 747s and other jetliners no longer needed to ferry passengers. Call it airline limbo. Air carriers are grounding planes at a rate not seen since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and industry experts say this year is likely to set a record for planes sitting on the ground.
June 8, 2006 |
A small plane crashed into an unoccupied home in a residential neighborhood south of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, killing both people aboard and sending 30-foot flames and heavy smoke into the air. The single-engine, four-seat plane crashed about 3 p.m., Reno Fire Department spokesman Steve Frady said. The pilot and passenger have not been identified, he said. Police closed off several blocks around the home about two miles south of the airport just west of U.S. Highway 395.
June 13, 2010 |
With school out (or about to be) and long, sunny days in, the charms of baseball beckon. But if big league prices put a dent in your budget, you can still find excitement at minor league parks. Southern California has five minor-league teams strung in a crescent on the area's northern and eastern rims. They play in intimate parks that are far enough away to provide a getaway but close enough to constitute a day's outing. Heading to a minor-league game is equivalent to running away to baseball never-never land, an affordable destination that can fill a summer evening to the brim.
April 27, 1990 |
The ranchers and the anglers are at it again. With the Eastern Sierra trout season opening Saturday, the Plymouth Land and Livestock Company of Nevada posted signs Thursday, closing a stretch of the East Walker River north of Bridgeport to trespassers. That is the same trophy trout fishery severely damaged by silting when the Walker River Irrigation District--a group of Nevada ranchers--released a large volume of water from Bridgeport Reservoir in the fall of 1988.
April 14, 2013
I feel compelled to respond to Bill Watters' letter of April 7 regarding Japanese internment during World War II. First, he seemed to have missed his history lessons as many of these internees were U.S. citizens. Second, if their "spartan" camps provided "medical and social" needs, it is because the internees had to build them from scratch. Third, upon their return they were not compensated. Most lost their homes (forced to sell before being forced to leave), their businesses, property and farms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1992
A stretch of northbound Interstate 15 north of Gopher Canyon Road was closed Saturday night when spilled chlorine and muriatic acid from an overturned pool cleaning truck reacted on the freeway, releasing a small cloud of chlorine gas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1985 |
A wind-whipped fire charred thousands of acres Friday in the Sierra Nevada mountains, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of scores of residents. U.S. 50, the highway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe, was closed for 10 hours after the blaze burned about 630 acres, destroyed seven homes, damaged three more and forced about 120 residents of the tiny El Dorado County community of Camino to flee, authorities said. A mobile home and two smaller structures also were destroyed.