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June 15, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A mild earthquake rattled through Yosemite National Park but no damage was reported, authorities said. The magnitude 3.0 quake was centered 13 miles east of Lee Vining in Mono County, said Lu Page of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.
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July 18, 2011
Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give the cause, but Kirch had suffered from diabetes and near-blindness for several years. At its height, Kirch's media group was valued at $5 billion. It held Germany's biggest film-licensing library, the nation's only pay-television channel and rights to two World Cup soccer tournaments.
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June 25, 2005 | Claudia Zequeira, Times Staff Writer
The Sierra Nevada hamlet of Lee Vining always takes a long winter's nap, but this year's slumber was longer than most. The town woke up just this week. As always, the awakening was marked by the opening of the Tioga Pass, the winding passageway motorists must take to get from Lee Vining, perched on the eastern flank of the Sierras, to the entrance of Yosemite National Park about 11 miles to the west. The pass is closed by snow each winter and typically opens around Memorial Day.
TRAVEL
October 18, 2010 | By Dan Blackburn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
WHERE TO STAY Bishop Creek Lodge , 2100 S. Lake Road, Bishop; (760) 873-4484, http://www.bishopcreekresort.com . Cabins $125-$315 a night. A longtime favorite stopping place for Sierra visitors. Whispering Pines Motel, 18 Nevada St., June Lake; (800) 648-7762, http://www.junelake.com . In the heart of the fall color in the June Lake loop, with an excellent waterfall across the way. Rooms from $89 a night Murphey's Motel, 51493 U.S. Highway 395, Lee Vining; (760)
SPORTS
November 15, 1990 | ERIC SHEPARD
Rebecca Andreas of Lee Vining High is believed to be the first female football player voted to an all-league first team in the CIF Southern Section. Andreas, a 5-foot-6, 145-pound junior, was unanimously chosen a first-team offensive guard by the Hi-Lo League coaches last Friday. Lee Vining, located 25 miles north of Mammoth, competes in the eight-man small schools division. Andreas, 15, starts at offensive and defensive guard for the Tigers, who were 1-7.
TRAVEL
October 18, 2010 | By Dan Blackburn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
WHERE TO STAY Bishop Creek Lodge , 2100 S. Lake Road, Bishop; (760) 873-4484, http://www.bishopcreekresort.com . Cabins $125-$315 a night. A longtime favorite stopping place for Sierra visitors. Whispering Pines Motel, 18 Nevada St., June Lake; (800) 648-7762, http://www.junelake.com . In the heart of the fall color in the June Lake loop, with an excellent waterfall across the way. Rooms from $89 a night Murphey's Motel, 51493 U.S. Highway 395, Lee Vining; (760)
NEWS
September 28, 2004
Six of us backpacked into the Mono Pass area of Yosemite under cloudless blue skies Sept. 17. That night we huddled sleepless in our tents while the first storm of the winter season nearly blew us away. We woke up to snow flurries and hiked out, abandoning our climb of Koip Peak. The next day the ranger said they received 2 inches of snow and closed Tioga Road (Hwy. 120) for the night from Tuolumne Meadows to Lee Vining. Beth Powis Glendale
SPORTS
February 28, 1987
You finally got it right! On Feb. 17, the lead story on the sports page was about Jackie Chesley, the girl who is having a lot of fun as a starter of Lee Vining's boy's basketball team. Appropriately buried on the back pages were blurbs on Hershiser's greed, Washburn's drugs and Gerald Henderson's petty little snit with Tom Chambers. Real newsworthy stuff! Keep it up, Times. With pros like these, almost all of your readers would rather follow the adventures of the high school kids.
NEWS
June 16, 1989
The city of Los Angeles moved to temporarily stop shipping water it has collected in the Mono Lake basin under an order issued by a judge in El Dorado County. The water was ordered held in the city's Grant Lake reservoir, near Lee Vining, until Judge Terrence M. Finney decides later this summer whether the Mono Lake environment is so badly threatened that all exports of water from the area should be halted. Once he issues his decision, the water will either be released into Mono Lake or put back into the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
NEWS
May 13, 1989 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Snow threatened and an icy mush clung to the banks of Siesta Lake, but the High Sierra tourist season got started anyway Friday with the opening of Tioga Pass, a dramatic "back route" into Yosemite for thousands of vacationers from Southern California. The opening of the 9,941-foot pass after six months of winter is a long-awaited spring event in Sierra Nevada country. It cuts hours off trans-Sierra trips to see family and friends and marks the annual return of tourists and their money, an increasing number of whom are Japanese and Europeans.
TRAVEL
August 15, 2010 | By Tim Shisler
THE BEST WAY TO BODIE HILLS From Los Angeles drive about 350 miles north on U.S. 395 to California 270 and turn east toward Bodie State Historic Park. WHERE TO STAY El Mono Motel, 51 U.S. Highway 395, Lee Vining; (760) 647-6310, http://www.elmonomotel.com . Open May 1-Nov. 1, this 11-room hotel features a summertime garden, coffee shop, free wireless and local artwork in each room. Rates from $67. There are no dedicated campsites in Bodie State Historic Park, so plan on camping at Oh Ridge Campground about 45 miles southwest of Bodie.
TRAVEL
August 15, 2010 | By Tim Shisler
My aha! moment came after Andy Steele told me to close my eyes and grope a tree. Steele, a retired forest ranger and naturalist at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming, then had me eat a few pine needles and kneel in the snow to see whether a squirrel caused the micro tracks. It was a veritable John Muir experience. As an avid outdoorsman, I always knew there was beauty in nature's details. That's not necessarily a strength for me — I'm more a big-picture guy — but now I was embarking on a trip that required that perspective Steele introduced me to that day in Wyoming.
OPINION
August 1, 2008
Re "A high-water mark for Mono Lake," July 24 Thank you for the stories on the rebirth of California's endangered wetlands. I am blessed to have seen Mono Lake the way it used to be before Los Angeles began to take its water. In 1926, when I was 12, my family took me camping in the high Sierra. The way there was hazardous, with narrow, winding roads. Highway 395 was primitive and rough. The land to the east was a vast meadow extending clear to the lake shore. In the near distance, there it was -- the shimmering jewel of Mono Lake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2005 | Claudia Zequeira, Times Staff Writer
The Sierra Nevada hamlet of Lee Vining always takes a long winter's nap, but this year's slumber was longer than most. The town woke up just this week. As always, the awakening was marked by the opening of the Tioga Pass, the winding passageway motorists must take to get from Lee Vining, perched on the eastern flank of the Sierras, to the entrance of Yosemite National Park about 11 miles to the west. The pass is closed by snow each winter and typically opens around Memorial Day.
NEWS
September 28, 2004
Six of us backpacked into the Mono Pass area of Yosemite under cloudless blue skies Sept. 17. That night we huddled sleepless in our tents while the first storm of the winter season nearly blew us away. We woke up to snow flurries and hiked out, abandoning our climb of Koip Peak. The next day the ranger said they received 2 inches of snow and closed Tioga Road (Hwy. 120) for the night from Tuolumne Meadows to Lee Vining. Beth Powis Glendale
MAGAZINE
May 5, 2002 | HUDSON SANGREE, Hudson Sangree is a freelance writer based in Davis
I first ate at the Tioga Gas and Gift Mart in Lee Vining two years ago during a trip to the high desert and the Eastern Sierra. My girlfriend and I were staying at a historic lodge that overlooked Mono Lake, and we asked the owner where to dine that night. To our amazement, she recommended Tioga Toomey's Whoa Nellie Deli inside the Mobil station on the other side of town. "The chef there has been getting rave reviews," she said.
OPINION
August 1, 2008
Re "A high-water mark for Mono Lake," July 24 Thank you for the stories on the rebirth of California's endangered wetlands. I am blessed to have seen Mono Lake the way it used to be before Los Angeles began to take its water. In 1926, when I was 12, my family took me camping in the high Sierra. The way there was hazardous, with narrow, winding roads. Highway 395 was primitive and rough. The land to the east was a vast meadow extending clear to the lake shore. In the near distance, there it was -- the shimmering jewel of Mono Lake.
TRAVEL
August 15, 2010 | By Tim Shisler
THE BEST WAY TO BODIE HILLS From Los Angeles drive about 350 miles north on U.S. 395 to California 270 and turn east toward Bodie State Historic Park. WHERE TO STAY El Mono Motel, 51 U.S. Highway 395, Lee Vining; (760) 647-6310, http://www.elmonomotel.com . Open May 1-Nov. 1, this 11-room hotel features a summertime garden, coffee shop, free wireless and local artwork in each room. Rates from $67. There are no dedicated campsites in Bodie State Historic Park, so plan on camping at Oh Ridge Campground about 45 miles southwest of Bodie.
TRAVEL
August 5, 2001 | DAN BLACKBURN, Dan Blackburn is a freelance writer and TV correspondent in Los Angeles
The two-lane highway through Lee Vining Canyon is one of the more spectacular in the state, switchbacking up 3,300 awe-inspiring feet from the Mono Basin west to the Tioga Pass and the eastern entrance of Yosemite. The route, California 120, is wild and winding, the canyon dotted with enough streams, lakes and campgrounds to make visitors in this part of the eastern Sierra forget about the national park next door. So forget about it I did.
NEWS
September 10, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Wiles, 17, is loath to admit it too loudly. This isn't the sort of thing a teenager 'fesses to, not in public. But he kind of, sort of, really didn't mind returning to school here a couple of weeks ago. That's because he finally had a school to return to. Back in fall 1998, a boozed-up pair of students broke into venerable Lee Vining High School and began setting trash-can fires. One spread. Lee Vining High--50 students strong--burned nearly to the ground.
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