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September 17, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
To begin with, there was a reading assignment. Tim Robbins, actor and founder of the Actors' Gang, had long admired "A People's History of the United States," the 1980 revisionist history book by the late Howard Zinn that tells America's story from the perspective of have-nots rather than big shots. Robbins asked all 60 or so Actors' Gang members to read its sections on Christopher Columbus, Jamestown and pre-revolutionary Boston; then they began to explore the dramatic possibilities in a series of workshops last summer that he hoped would point toward a play.
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September 12, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Jenny Deam
DENVER -- The rains began earlier this week in Colorado, accelerating far beyond the ground's ability to absorb moisture. Torrents churned into flash floods that have killed at least three people, washed out roads, isolated whole towns and forced schools, colleges and municipal offices to evacuate or close. Thursday was the fourth straight day of rain, and forecasts call for more precipitation in the coming days. Making things worse, more than seven inches of rain fell in just hours by Thursday morning, a volume that triggered flooding that left residents in the towns of Lyons and Jamestown cut off.  Suburban Aurora received eight inches of rain in about six hours -- the equivalent of about half of the total precipitation that the Denver metropolitan area gets in an entire year.
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TRAVEL
June 10, 2012 | By Mike Morris
Sonora, Calif., the county seat of Tuolumne County, has a charming downtown full of antiques shops, clothing boutiques and restaurants. Start the weekend by heading to the Sonora Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The market, at Theall and Stewart streets, sells not only fresh fruits and veggies, but also pastries, crepes and locally roasted coffee. The bed Gunn House Hotel (286 S. Washington St.; [209] 532-3421, rooms from $84 to $125 a night) is an easy walk to shopping and dining.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2013 | By Jenny Deam
BOULDER, Colo. - Unrelenting rain that swamped this city and much of the state's heavily populated corridor from Wyoming to New Mexico shattered records Thursday as officials warned the storms weren't over. In Boulder, 7.21 inches of rain fell in just more than 15 hours, from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said. That was 50% more than the previous record set in 1919 - 4.8 inches within 24 hours. Heavy rain was forecast for Boulder and Larimer counties Thursday night, and even more was predicted for Friday.
OPINION
June 1, 2012
Re "He's delving into history to find gold," May 27 Here is a perfect example of the rich being out of touch. David Badner, a venture capitalist, brags about his Miami condo, sports cars and boats. He buys a defunct gold mine near the quiet community of Jamestown, Colo., and hopes to win over the locals by throwing a barbecue and bringing in "a band, face painters, a clown. " "I'll pay for it - I won't be handing out the paper plates," he says. Really? How typical of the rich and insensitive - buy off the potential hindrance to your endeavors with food and trinkets.
NEWS
December 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Tuolumne County judge sentenced a man to 55 years in prison for the kidnaping, rape and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Jamestown girl. Superior Court Judge James Hardin refused Friday to lighten the sentence for Dale Drew Crumpton despite testimony that he was suffering from alcoholic blackouts and was not responsible for his actions. Prosecutors used DNA tests to prove Crumpton was guilty of the October, 1989, kidnaping and rape.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2013 | By Jenny Deam
BOULDER, Colo. - Unrelenting rain that swamped this city and much of the state's heavily populated corridor from Wyoming to New Mexico shattered records Thursday as officials warned the storms weren't over. In Boulder, 7.21 inches of rain fell in just more than 15 hours, from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said. That was 50% more than the previous record set in 1919 - 4.8 inches within 24 hours. Heavy rain was forecast for Boulder and Larimer counties Thursday night, and even more was predicted for Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | Associated Press
Four hundred years ago, on a mission to evangelize and baptize America's Indians, eight Franciscan friars trekked through the desert with Spanish explorers. Although most people think Christianity came to America on the Mayflower, the first permanent Catholic settlers actually arrived earlier, in 1598, in what is now New Mexico, establishing a tiny enclave about 80 miles from Albuquerque.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Jenny Deam
DENVER -- The rains began earlier this week in Colorado, accelerating far beyond the ground's ability to absorb moisture. Torrents churned into flash floods that have killed at least three people, washed out roads, isolated whole towns and forced schools, colleges and municipal offices to evacuate or close. Thursday was the fourth straight day of rain, and forecasts call for more precipitation in the coming days. Making things worse, more than seven inches of rain fell in just hours by Thursday morning, a volume that triggered flooding that left residents in the towns of Lyons and Jamestown cut off.  Suburban Aurora received eight inches of rain in about six hours -- the equivalent of about half of the total precipitation that the Denver metropolitan area gets in an entire year.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2013 | By John M. Glionna and Jenny Deam
BOULDER, Colo. - Weather-weary Coloradans faced another day of nature-driven mayhem Thursday as pelting rain and flash flooding wreaked havoc statewide, washing out roads, closing businesses, isolating mountain towns and causing at least three deaths. The fourth straight day of rain dumped more than 7 inches within hours Thursday morning, turning a state normally known for difficult winters into a late-summer nightmare. Swollen rivers, submerged cars and mudslides stranded residents on rooftops.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2013 | By John M. Glionna and Jenny Deam
BOULDER, Colo. - Weather-weary Coloradans faced another day of nature-driven mayhem Thursday as pelting rain and flash flooding wreaked havoc statewide, washing out roads, closing businesses, isolating mountain towns and causing at least three deaths. The fourth straight day of rain dumped more than 7 inches within hours Thursday morning, turning a state normally known for difficult winters into a late-summer nightmare. Swollen rivers, submerged cars and mudslides stranded residents on rooftops.
NATIONAL
May 1, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown in Virginia, wrote that settlers ate horses, then cats and dogs, then boots and bits of leather, and, finally, one another. "One of our colony murdered his wife, ripped the child out of her womb and threw it into the river, and after chopped the mother in pieces and salted her for his food," wrote Percy, who then ordered the man executed.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Most wildflower lovers set off on foot to find blooms along trails during spring in California. But those who travel to Gold Country near Sonora will have the option of hopping a vintage steam train to see blooms in style. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, which houses vintage trains and rail cars as well as a historic roundhouse, is offering Wildflower Train Rides on April 13 and 20. Rides are aboard the "movie star locomotive" (so named because it's been in so many films)
TRAVEL
June 10, 2012 | By Mike Morris
Sonora, Calif., the county seat of Tuolumne County, has a charming downtown full of antiques shops, clothing boutiques and restaurants. Start the weekend by heading to the Sonora Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The market, at Theall and Stewart streets, sells not only fresh fruits and veggies, but also pastries, crepes and locally roasted coffee. The bed Gunn House Hotel (286 S. Washington St.; [209] 532-3421, rooms from $84 to $125 a night) is an easy walk to shopping and dining.
OPINION
June 1, 2012
Re "He's delving into history to find gold," May 27 Here is a perfect example of the rich being out of touch. David Badner, a venture capitalist, brags about his Miami condo, sports cars and boats. He buys a defunct gold mine near the quiet community of Jamestown, Colo., and hopes to win over the locals by throwing a barbecue and bringing in "a band, face painters, a clown. " "I'll pay for it - I won't be handing out the paper plates," he says. Really? How typical of the rich and insensitive - buy off the potential hindrance to your endeavors with food and trinkets.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Even though she was born 100 years ago next month and her mega-hit TV show premiered 60 years ago this October, there remains a single truth about Lucille Ball: We still love Lucy. "I Love Lucy" is in black and white, and the fashions are outdated, but the show continues to air in 80 countries and has been dubbed in 21 languages. Her fans are multigenerational. "My daughter is 15 and she just loves it," said Ginger Atkins, whose husband, Scott, treated her to a trip to Jamestown — Ball's hometown — for their 23rd anniversary.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The living-history museum in Williamsburg, Va., that opened in 1957 for the 350th anniversary of America's first permanent English settlement has new galleries and a newly expanded focus. A new 30,000-square-foot exhibit space at Jamestown Settlement explores Jamestown's beginnings in 1607 as an English business venture, as the museum did before.
TRAVEL
May 6, 1990 | Randy Kraft
How to Get There: Jamestown, Yorktown and the more popular Colonial Williamsburg, which lies between them, are on the Virginia Peninsula between Norfolk and Richmond. They comprise what is known as Virginia's Historic Triangle. All are linked by the 23-mile Colonial Parkway, completed in 1957. No commercial vehicles are allowed on the two-lane road, which goes through a tunnel beneath Williamsburg.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
To begin with, there was a reading assignment. Tim Robbins, actor and founder of the Actors' Gang, had long admired "A People's History of the United States," the 1980 revisionist history book by the late Howard Zinn that tells America's story from the perspective of have-nots rather than big shots. Robbins asked all 60 or so Actors' Gang members to read its sections on Christopher Columbus, Jamestown and pre-revolutionary Boston; then they began to explore the dramatic possibilities in a series of workshops last summer that he hoped would point toward a play.
SCIENCE
June 5, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Studies of oyster shells taken from an abandoned well confirm that English colonists who settled on Jamestown Island in 1607 unknowingly picked the worst possible time for their endeavor, arriving in the midst of a drought nearly unprecedented in local history. Research on tree rings had already shown that the colonists' arrival in Virginia coincided with the beginning of the driest seven-year period in 800 years, and their written records — albeit scanty — confirmed that they encountered near-horrific privation.
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