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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989
Francis P. Farquhar may have known the Sierra Nevada more thoroughly and intimately than any other person of his time. He hiked and climbed the range all his life and wrote "History of the Sierra Nevada" and "Place Names of the High Sierra." Appropriately, every time a new compendium of Sierra names is published from now on, Farquhar's own will be on the list. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has named a 12,893-foot peak in Kings Canyon National Park as Mt. Farquhar. The mountain is the northernmost peak of the Great Western Divide and is 1.6 miles northwest of Mt. Brewer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Two people were killed overnight in a small plane crash in the mountains northeast of San Diego, authorities said Thursday. The single-engine craft had left Palm Springs en route to San Diego and was lost on radar shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. A helicopter search was halted due to rain and wind. But searchers on the ground found the wreckage at about 1 a.m. in a rugged area of the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve north of Julian.
TRAVEL
September 22, 2013
SOUTH AMERICA Presentation Jared Vagy will share his experiences in South America climbing glaciated mountains, technical rock walls, remote icy peaks and an attempt at Aconcagua, Argentina, the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd. Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370. PHOTOGRAPHY Presentation Eric Poppleton will present digital and printed media from his globe-trotting expeditions as well as tips and tricks of the trade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Searchers continued Saturday to comb the frigid 8,831-foot Mt. Pinos for a 64-year-old Chatsworth hiker missing since Wednesday, said Cheryl Longwith, a spokeswoman for the Kern County Sheriff's Department. Robert Komenda failed to return from a day hike on the McGill Trail, said Longwith, adding that Komenda is an experienced hiker familiar with the area. More than 50 people from five counties are involved in the search, scheduled to resume at 7 this morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
In an attempt to quell spats between residents and vacation renters in mountain communities, the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday that requires landlords to apply for permits and submit to inspections. Landlords who rent to people for less than 30 days must pay $155 for the first inspection and $124 every other year. They also must have someone available 24 hours a day to respond to complaints.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2001 | JACK LEONARD
A Mission Viejo bike rider who lost his way in the Santa Ana mountains and spent the night in stormy weather was found unhurt Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Alberto Almanza, 31, managed to signal an Orange County Fire Authority helicopter as it scoured the mountains for him about 3:25 p.m., said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Rich Paddock. Almanza's family reported the experienced biker missing Saturday morning after he failed to return from a ride along the San Juan Trail, Paddock said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two hikers found human bones in a remote part of a mountain range, and authorities were preparing to test them to determine the person's identity, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Authorities believe a mountain lion scattered the bones and carried some of them to a rock plateau, where the hikers found them over the weekend, said Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Morshed.
NEWS
March 31, 1991 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunny skies and lots of snow were the reports coming out of the Sierra Nevada and San Bernardino Mountain ski areas Saturday, and meteorologists predicted sunny to partly cloudy weather and possible showers by the end of the holiday weekend. Most of the roads closed earlier by the storms that pounded the mountain areas in Southern and Central California were open by Saturday, law enforcement agencies reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA
A fast-moving storm system is expected to dump up to 4 inches of rain in Ventura County's mountain areas Monday before giving way to clear skies Tuesday afternoon. Clouds are expected to move over the county tonight, yielding an estimated 80% chance of rain Monday, said Bill Hoffer, a National Weather Service meteorologist. An estimated quarter- to half-inch of rain could fall Monday in coastal areas, with 2 inches possible in the foothills and 4 inches in the mountains, Hoffer said.
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April 18, 2012 | Steve Lopez
We headed into the weekend without much of a plan, other than taking in a Dodger game. But as things turned out, we would have written a song if Randy Newman hadn't beaten us to it. On Saturday morning, the storm had moved out, the air was crisp and the sky was mostly clear. How about a hike in the mountains? I ran this past the family and the chairwoman of the board voted yes, but the 8-year-old vice chair was a tough sell. Her questions included "What mountains?" and "What are we going to do there?"
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