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April 11, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF
Temporary guide signs have been posted at the exits of the Antelope Valley Freeway to direct traffic to the California Poppy Festival, which ends today, Caltrans officials said. The signs were installed at Avenues M, L and K at the northbound and southbound exits of the freeway to guide the estimated 50,000 people expected to attend. Motorists can expect travel delays because of the heavier-than-usual traffic, Caltrans officials said.
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April 6, 2001 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Can you imagine walking on a 6-inch steel girder 100 stories up on a skyscraper when it was under construction in Manhattan? Or what about experiencing what happened to some of our ancestors who arrived in the United States through the daunting, crowded chambers of Ellis Island? If time travel is something you or your family have contemplated, this weekend in Lancaster is your chance to try it.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2001 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Can you imagine walking on a 6-inch steel girder 100 stories up on a skyscraper when it was under construction in Manhattan? Or what about experiencing what happened to some of our ancestors who arrived in the United States through the daunting, crowded chambers of Ellis Island? If time travel is something you or your family have contemplated, this weekend in Lancaster is your chance to try it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of what would have been the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 72nd birthday, this high-desert city struggling with its own racial tensions celebrated the civil rights leader's legacy Sunday with speeches, essays and a gospel choir. King's birthday is a time, Mayor Frank Roberts said, to remember the "clergy and the cleaning women" and all the other Americans who propelled the modern civil rights movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city is celebrating the state's official flower this weekend with the sixth annual California Poppy Festival, but the guest of honor is almost a no-show. The Antelope Buttes 15 miles west of the city should be blazing-orange fields blanketed with poppies this time of year. Instead, because of light rainfall and a relatively warm winter, wild grasses have overrun the area, preventing the poppies from making a dramatic entrance. Only scattered patches of poppies have appeared.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of what would have been the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 72nd birthday, this high-desert city struggling with its own racial tensions celebrated the civil rights leader's legacy Sunday with speeches, essays and a gospel choir. King's birthday is a time, Mayor Frank Roberts said, to remember the "clergy and the cleaning women" and all the other Americans who propelled the modern civil rights movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Unlike last year, when the guests of honor were almost a no-show, blazing fields of poppies await visitors to the seventh annual California Poppy Festival this weekend in Lancaster. Orange carpets of the California state flower cover the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, said park officials, who credited persistent cool weather for this year's bumper crop with perhaps a boost from the torrential rains of the El Nino winter. "I think we are about at the peak right now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sidewalk rally by about 60 supporters kicked off the Antelope Valley's first gay pride festival Friday evening. A large protest demonstration announced by critics of the event failed to materialize. Shortly after plans for the festival were announced in April, conservative activists, including a group called the Alliance Against Immmoral Conduct in Public, vowed to picket the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, where the event was to be held.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1994 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Famed aviator Chuck Yeager won't be there. The B-2 stealth bomber won't fly overhead. And there certainly won't be 250,000 people in attendance. Despite all that, the Fox Field Air Fair and Appreciation Day--to be held Sunday in the shadow of last month's behemoth air show at Edwards Air Force Base--promises some of its own, albeit less fantastic, highlights. "It's just a local air show. We will never attract a quarter of a million people," said Jeff Coonrod, who helped organize the event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF
Temporary guide signs have been posted at the exits of the Antelope Valley Freeway to direct traffic to the California Poppy Festival, which ends today, Caltrans officials said. The signs were installed at Avenues M, L and K at the northbound and southbound exits of the freeway to guide the estimated 50,000 people expected to attend. Motorists can expect travel delays because of the heavier-than-usual traffic, Caltrans officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Unlike last year, when the guests of honor were almost a no-show, blazing fields of poppies await visitors to the seventh annual California Poppy Festival this weekend in Lancaster. Orange carpets of the California state flower cover the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, said park officials, who credited persistent cool weather for this year's bumper crop with perhaps a boost from the torrential rains of the El Nino winter. "I think we are about at the peak right now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city is celebrating the state's official flower this weekend with the sixth annual California Poppy Festival, but the guest of honor is almost a no-show. The Antelope Buttes 15 miles west of the city should be blazing-orange fields blanketed with poppies this time of year. Instead, because of light rainfall and a relatively warm winter, wild grasses have overrun the area, preventing the poppies from making a dramatic entrance. Only scattered patches of poppies have appeared.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1994 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Famed aviator Chuck Yeager won't be there. The B-2 stealth bomber won't fly overhead. And there certainly won't be 250,000 people in attendance. Despite all that, the Fox Field Air Fair and Appreciation Day--to be held Sunday in the shadow of last month's behemoth air show at Edwards Air Force Base--promises some of its own, albeit less fantastic, highlights. "It's just a local air show. We will never attract a quarter of a million people," said Jeff Coonrod, who helped organize the event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sidewalk rally by about 60 supporters kicked off the Antelope Valley's first gay pride festival Friday evening. A large protest demonstration announced by critics of the event failed to materialize. Shortly after plans for the festival were announced in April, conservative activists, including a group called the Alliance Against Immmoral Conduct in Public, vowed to picket the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, where the event was to be held.
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