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August 14, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Smack in the middle of Los Angeles, feasting on deer and roaming the chaparral-covered slopes, a mountain lion prowls Griffith Park. Yes, there had been sporadic rumors over the years of the 140-pound beasts lurking in the shadows of populated hillsides near the park's attractions, but wildlife biologists had discounted them because of the improbability of the animals crossing the freeways to get there. For the first time, however, scientists now have photographic evidence of a lion inhabiting the park.
May 11, 1997
We are disappointed that the federal government has done it again. The federal government has demonstrated that it is unable to keep its word. Ordinary citizens who believe an agreement means something don't have a chance when they are up against the bureaucracy. The Channel Islands National Park was created and Santa Rosa Island was acquired with a clear understanding that Vail & Vickers would be able to continue its historic cattle operation for 25 years. Obviously the proposed management plan is a thinly veiled attempt to renege on the federal government's agreement.
December 19, 1993 | Leslie Marmon Silko, Leslie Marmon Silko's most recent book is "Almanac of the Dead," published by Simon & Schuster. She lives in Tucson, Ariz.
FROM THE TIME I WAS A SMALL CHILD, I WAS AWARE THAT I WAS DIFFERENT. I looked different from my playmates. My two sisters looked different too. We didn't look quite like the other Laguna Pueblo children, but we didn't look quite white either. In the 1880s, my great grandfather had followed his older brother west from Ohio to the New Mexico territory to survey the land for the U.S. government.
December 23, 2003 | Susan Dworski
There's a wilderness out there, Southlanders, more than 650,000-plus federally designated miles of it right on our doorsteps. Author Adkison breaks it down to the 60 best trails, rated for degree of difficulty and hiking time, and surveyed down to the availability of water. Sweat hog or stroller, there's a hike here for you. Meander through the Mojave Desert's Kelso Dunes, crossing paths with feral burros, mule deer and roadrunners.
June 9, 1996
A Grand Canyon--Access to the Laguna Coast Wilderness and Irvine Co. Open Space Reserve is now available every Saturday. Naturalists provide wildlife information while leading hikes through canyons featuring oak woodland. The reserve encompasses 17,000 acres set aside to protect species such as the California gnatcatcher and mule deer. The oak and sycamore woodlands include 300-year-old coast live oaks surrounded by elderberry, gooseberry and wild rose.
March 10, 1996 | DON BARTLETTI, Bartletti is a staff photographer with the Orange County edition of The Times
The canyon was veiled in fog, the sky blurred with snowflakes and the view that of an eerie white void. It was also a time when shy mule deer emerged from what would be their summertime hiding places, when the terrain wasn't swarming with tourists and our family was able to reserve a coveted rim-side room at the Kachina Lodge only a week in advance--something that can take months during the summer. Just as it was after the recent snowfall, the rim and walls were draped in white and silence.
August 25, 1994
Guided equestrian tours and nature walks on the restricted Rancho Mission Viejo Land Conservancy will be held Saturday. Usually closed to the public, 1,200 acres of protected canyons and ridges and open space in South County will be open for special tours and events by the nonprofit conservancy. People interested in the ride must bring their own horse. The tour will cost $15 and starts at 4 p.m. The nature walk will begin at 9 a.m. and costs $3 each.
November 28, 1994
For now, Orange County Ranger Ginny McVickar has the panoramic vistas and oak-filled canyons of Gen. Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park largely to herself--if you don't count the resident population of mule deer, coyotes, hawks and other wild creatures. All that will change Dec. 10, when the 475-acre park opens its trail system to hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. As part of an opening day celebration, the park will offer free hay rides and guided tours.
April 25, 1994 | JOANNA M. MILLER
Smoky skies over the top of Mt. Pinos in Los Padres National Forest this week are not cause for alarm but signal the beginning of a large prescribed burn, U. S. Forest Service officials said. The service is planning to torch 150 acres of brush in a densely vegetated 500-acre portion of the forest on Mt. Pinos, where whitethorn brush has become so dense that it is impenetrable by deer.
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