August 30, 1989 |
At first light, the Marines are out. At his command post atop a hill, Slader Buck receives a report from his second in command, David Boyer: "We've got three in Alpha 1, seven in Bravo 2, 10 in Charlie, 10 in Delta . . . " All sectors are covered. And the deer are on the run. Camp Pendleton's season defines the difference between hunting and finding . Last year, 75% of military hunters got their deer, 39% of civilians--both figures far above the statewide average.
May 24, 1990 |
This weekend, load the trunk with a rock hammer, chisels, a pick and shovel and all the water you can carry. Your destination is Opal Canyon, the Mojave Desert home of two opal mines that allow visitors to hunt and keep the fabled semiprecious stones. The Kern County mines are the only known sources of gem-fire opals in California, and one of only three recognized opal fields in the United States.
October 11, 2000
Celebrity grave hunting in Southern California's star-filled cemeteries is a curiosity to some and a fascination for others.
October 20, 1993 |
Long Beach launches the Southern California boat-show season today with the opening of the 25th Long Beach show, running through Sunday at the Convention Center and Downtown Marina. The silver anniversary show will feature more than 500 pleasure boats--power and sail--with more than 300 accessory and service booths. Selected boats will be available for demonstration rides in Long Beach Harbor. There will be seminars on various subjects, including how to buy a boat at a show.
April 11, 1987 |
Ending a moratorium of more than 15 years, the state Fish and Game Commission on Friday approved a sport hunting season for mountain lions in Northern and Central California. The commission, on a 3-2 vote, excluded from the hunt all of Southern California south of Ventura County and the Tehachapis, as well as the entire California desert. The decision calls for issuing licenses to 190 hunters allowing them to kill one lion each.
November 4, 1992 |
Limit? What limit? According to reports from Baja's San Jose del Cabo, fishing is nearly too good. "Dorado and yellowfin tuna are absolutely thick," one fleet representative said. Larry Burson of Jig Stop Tours in Dana Point, speaking for Victor's panga fleet, tells of huge schools of dorado holding under anything that floats. "One day, a floating piece of rope, off Salinas, was holding hundreds of dorado," Burson said via fax.