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.
November 2, 2003 |
"Let's start here," Ross Novie says, as he steers his Honda onto Federal Avenue. He and his wife Agnes want to buy a home. It's Sunday. They're trolling the open houses. Between them, the Novies bring in more than $100,000 a year, which puts them in the top fifth of wage earners in California. They're looking to spend around $450,000, and they're hoping to stay on the Westside, near Ross' job as an assistant director on the Fox TV comedy "Arrested Development."
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.
February 6, 1988 |
On a crackling clear Saturday morning shortly after dawn, with the sun slanting brilliantly through the chaparral just east of the Temecula wine country and the tray of port just arrived to take the chill off, things suddenly start to get a little screwy.