CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2007 |
After a long day of film classes, working at the Apple Store, rock climbing at the gym and finishing homework in the student union, Cal State Fullerton senior Andy Bussell heads home -- to a white Toyota Tacoma with a twin-size mattress in the truck bed, a camper shell for protection and black curtains for privacy. The 26-year-old has been living in his truck for nearly 19 months, skirting rules against sleeping in vehicles while otherwise living the life of a mainstream student.
April 16, 2013 |
Yellowstone, Yosemite and Sequoia were the first national parks, and Pinnacles in Central California the most recently designated one, though the land had been set aside as a national monument since 1908. National Park Week provides an incentive to go see "America's best idea" firsthand with free entry and free events on Earth Day and beyond. The deal: The 401 national parklands - parks, monuments, historic sites, etc. - will be fee-free for five days during National Park Week, which runs Saturday through April 28. Not all parks charge an entrance fee, but those that do will waive them.
June 20, 2012
Re "There for the ride," Business, June 16 A photo with the article shows re-created scenery that vaguely resembles Zion National Park. One Disney fan featured in the article said she might spend $5,000 on souvenirs during her visit to the new Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. You could spend a lot less money visiting one of the majestic state or national parks. I've enjoyed my visits to Disneyland, but for $5,000, let's pile in the car and go to the Grand Canyon.
January 29, 2012
A list, from Alcatraz Island to Yosemite National Park, with programs, fees and directions. Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or (415) 981-7625 (tickets), http://www.nps.gov/alca or http://www.alcatrazcruises.com. Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego; (619)
October 15, 2010 |
You could say every week is Wolf Week in Yellowstone National Park , now that we’re 15 years into the controversial reintroduction of the animals to the park. But this winter, the people at the Yellowstone Assn. Institute would like to say a little more on the subject. So the nonprofit institute is offering “ Lamar Valley Wolf Week ” programs Dec. 13 through 17 and Dec. 20 through 24, then again March 7 through 11 and March 14 through 18. The programs, led by the institute’s naturalists and guest speakers, include field observation, classroom learning, hikes and snowshoeing expeditions.
October 21, 2010 |
Ken Burns makes amazing documentaries, but even more amazing is that the Oct. 15 fluff piece on national parks by Burns and Dayton Duncan, "Preserving national treasures," made it to print in The Times. The article can be summed up as such: National parks are wonderful, and thank you President Obama for saying that. Unfortunately, there's no meat, no proposals, just nostalgia. But "where's the beef" when our antiquated parks could use a real makeover? Burns and Duncan rightly pay homage to Yosemite, "the home of spectacular waterfalls, silent groves of ancient trees and an unequaled alpine wilderness.