CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 |
Maurice Lyons, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians during the construction of a sprawling casino-resort that was a $250-million gamble to pursue more of the self-sufficiency for the tribe he'd long advocated, died Wednesday. He was 63. Lyons died at his home on the Morongo Reservation, said Michael Fisher, a tribal spokesman. The cause of death was not disclosed. Lyons was elected tribal chairman in 2001 and stepped down in 2006, citing an illness that forced him to reduce his responsibilities.
October 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers do not plan to bring Steve Lyons and Eric Collins back to their broadcast team next year. Lyons had worked on the Dodgers' television broadcasts for nine years, most recently as an analyst on road games and on pregame and postgame shows. Collins, with the Dodgers for five years, had served as the play-by-play voice on televised games outside California and Arizona -- that is, the games to which Vin Scully did not travel. Lyons, a former major leaguer, announced news of his dismissal on Saturday via Twitter.
September 22, 2013 |
The residents of the foothill town of Lyons, hit hard by Colorado flooding, have another misery piled on their already destroyed and damaged homes, businesses and roads: the potentially deadly E. coli bacteria has been found in the town's water system. “We don't want you using any of the water,” Lyons' town administrator, Victoria Simonsen, said during a town hall meeting, which was broadcast online because the town is all but evacuated. There's no timeline for when the water and sewer systems will be restored, Simonsen said.
September 14, 2013 |
LONGMONT, Colo. - David and Lisa Sangelo loved the view from the deck of their home perched on a hillside: the sweetly churning St. Vrain River, green, rolling hillsides, rustic homes, a lightly traveled highway connecting them to civilization. But this week their bucolic landscape began to turn on them. At 2 a.m. Thursday, sirens wailed and a booming voice came over emergency system speakers that are scattered throughout the valley. “Impending flood,” it warned. “Seek higher ground immediately.” The phone rang with a robo-call telling residents to seek safety.
September 12, 2013 |
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.
July 10, 2013 |
One of my favorite Los Angeles independent presses is BüK - an imprint built around the elegant idea of the pamphlet. Beginning in 2005, BüK co-founders Lisa Lyons (a former Lannan Foundation and Getty Trust curator) and Gary Kornblau (former publisher of the iconic 1990s magazine Art issues) have issued small books individually and in curated sets of six, offering a reading experience that is diverse, intelligent and unpredictable, while also being digestible in a single sitting.