July 25, 2013 |
A Republican congressman who represents the northern Mojave Desert has asked the federal government to launch a full-fledged environmental review of Cadiz Inc.'s proposed groundwater pumping project. The request by U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) joins a similar one made last year by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), making a rare show of bipartisan unity on a publics lands issue. In a June letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that was released Thursday by the National Parks Conservation Assn., Cook echoed opponent concerns about Cadiz's plans to pump groundwater from beneath its holdings in the eastern Mojave and sell the water to urban Southern California.
June 28, 2013 |
The Los Angeles area isn't the only spot expecting record heat: Las Vegas is anticipating highs Saturday, Sunday and Monday of 117 degrees, tying an all-time record first set in 1942 and exceeded in 2005. The thermometer may soar higher still along the Strip, said meteorologist Reed Wolcott at the National Weather Service office in Las Vegas. “There's so much concrete there, it's going to be ever hotter,” he said. “That pavement could be 150, easily, and it radiates upward.” Wolcott's advice: “Stay indoors if you can, in air conditioning.” Which isn't so hard to do in Las Vegas.
May 25, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Saturday evening 11 miles from Ft. Irwin in California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:58 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 20 miles from Barstow, 22 miles from Barstow Heights, 48 miles from Apple Valley and 295 miles from Phoenix. In the last 10 days, there have been no other earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. Read more about Southern California earthquakes .
May 21, 2013 |
It's now possible to enjoy stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in the Mojave Desert only about half-an-hour from the Las Vegas Strip. Paddle to the Core offers boarding experiences at all levels on the tranquil waters of Lake Las Vegas , located in an upscale (think Celine Dion) community adjacent to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area . Stand-up paddleboarding is a water sport that's quickly growing in popularity. The experts at Lake Las Vegas treat SUP as much more than just a fun activity during a visit to Vegas.
April 24, 2013 |
Priscilla and her camp crew are set to march into the Mojave Desert as “ Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical ” opens an 11-week run on June 18 at the Venetian in Las Vegas . Fans of the 1994 movie, which morphed into a musical in Sydney, Australia, in 2006, will want to dust off their feather boas and polish up on the lyrics to Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” before opening night. The story features a trio of friends -- two drag queens and a transsexual -- as they traverse the Australian Outback in a battered bus, searching for love during the road trip of a lifetime.
April 21, 2013
Regarding Birmingham, Ala. ["Moving Ever Forward," by Alice Short, April 14]: How can she not include Dreamland, a legendary Alabama barbecue? Chris Erskine would have mentioned this pork palace in his opening paragraph! Otherwise, a very fine article on this historic city. David Grimes Pasadena Cuba's reality? Regarding "Cuba Covertly? Weigh the Risks," by Catharine Hamm [On the Spot, March 31]: Cuba is not a "fabulous destination. " I don't understand this thinking.