June 1, 2012
Re "Patients save by paying cash," May 27 Let me see if I have this right: People in California pay hundreds of dollars a month in health insurance premiums for the "privilege" of paying up to 10 times the cash cost of a medical procedure or test? With such obviously brilliant talent available, I think I will ask a health insurance company negotiator to come along with me when I buy my next car. David Bowles Rancho Santa Fe ALSO: Letters: Buying a town with a barbecue Letters: Wind farms and birds don't mix Letters: Where deportees can go for help
April 24, 2012
A proposed California Senate bill to outlaw the use of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats in the state gets a hearing Tuesday before the Natural Resources and Water Committee and the dozens of supporters and opponents expected to show. The hunting of bears and bobcats (not mountain lions) is legal but highly regulated in California. There are quotas, seasons and various limitations, such as a ban on killing cubs or mother bears with cubs in tow. The state does allow hunters to deploy dogs, often outfitted with radio telemetry devices on their collars, to track bears or bobcats.
April 3, 2012 |
The scimitar-horned oryx was listed as endangered seven years ago, but a special exemption from the federal Endangered Species Act allowed breeders of the rare African antelope to nonetheless sell and hunt the animals -- at $5,500 a head. As a result, herds grew exponentially on exotic hunting ranches nationwide, especially in Texas. That exemption for the oryx and two other African antelopes popular with Texas hunters, the addax and the dama gazelle, could disappear Wednesday unless a federal judge approves a last-minute appeal by ranchers for an injunction.
January 13, 2012
I just read Mark Vanhoenacker's article “A Rest for Restless Spirits” [Jan. 8] about the Mojave National Preserve and must object to the characterization that allowing hunting is “inferior.” Hunting is not at all an inferior use of public land and has a long tradition in the U.S. and California. Long before MNP came into existence, hunters were, and still are, one of the larger user groups of the MNP. The L.A. Times has a long antihunting bias, somewhat surprising considering the history of its publishers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1988
Here it is, late spring in Orange County. Most wild animals, what are left of them, are raising newborn young. What does The Times commit in its Orange County Digest? An article with photo of our own urban mountain man with bow and bearskin. Though he professes to teach "respect for nature," he promotes in the same breath hunting with bow and arrow. Provides more of a challenge, he feels. Orange County's wildlife has been trampled by development, run over by traffic, shot year-round by poachers, young and old, and sometimes even legislated against.
August 28, 2009 |
An Idaho Republican gubernatorial hopeful said he was only joking when he said he would buy a license to hunt President Obama. Rex Rammell, a long-shot candidate slated to run against incumbent C.L. "Butch" Otter in the May GOP primary, made the comment at a Republican rally Tuesday in Twin Falls, where talk turned to the state's planned wolf hunt, for which hunters must purchase an $11.50 wolf tag. When an audience member shouted a question...