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September 11, 1990
Thomas E. Curtis, a retired engineer who worked on several large public works projects, has died in Mission Hills. He was 77. A resident of Sylmar, Curtis died Wednesday of bone cancer, said his wife, Dorothy Curtis. Born Sept. 10, 1912, in Phoebus, Va., Curtis came to California as a child. He graduated from Eagle Rock High School and later attended Los Angeles City College, where he studied mechanical design engineering.
February 13, 1992 | RON EGGERS, Ron Eggers is a free-lance writer who occasionally contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
If your idea of February fun is an old-fashioned country fair with musical entertainment, carnival rides and a livestock show, head for the low desert and the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival. The fair, in its 46th year, runs Friday through Feb. 23 at Indio's Desert Expo Centre. As it has been since 1947, the theme of the festival again this year is "1,001 Arabian Nights." Minarets and Middle Eastern marketplaces set the mood.
August 6, 1991 | From the Associated Press
A bus that careened off a mountain road last week, killing four Girl Scouts and three other people, had a brake adjustment problem that would have barred it from operating, officials said Monday. "If the bus had been driving along and had been tested, they (state inspectors) would have said, 'Park it and fix it,' " Palm Springs Police Sgt. Ron Starrs said.
July 19, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
The Mountain fire blazing south of Idyllwild continued to grow, reaching 24,818 acres and 15% containment as some evacuated residents were allowed to return home.  Those living in the Apple Canyon and Bonita Vista areas were permitted to head home Thursday night. Highway 74 was open to traffic, but a portion of Highway 243 remained closed. Firefighters focused on the northwest side of the fire Thursday night, in efforts to protect the community of Idyllwild, authorities said.
July 18, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
  Water-dropping helicopters were making assaults on the massive Mountain Fire Thursday night as evacuation orders were lifted for two areas no longer threatened by flames. Residents were being allowed to return to the Apple Canyon and Bonita Vista areas, and Highway 74 was open to traffic, the U.S. Forest Service said. The blaze, which has been raging out of control in the San Jacinto Mountains, still continued to threaten the resort town of Idyllwild, which was under a mandatory evacuation order, fire officials said.
December 17, 2000 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRES
Going up? Way up? Starting Thursday, ski gondolas can take you from South Lake Tahoe to Heavenly ski resort, a 2.4-mile uphill trip. The $20-million, 138-car gondola system is about the same length as another well-known tram system in California, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The Tahoe system reaches higher (9,156 feet elevation versus 8,516 feet) but isn't as steeply banked as the one in Palm Springs (2,933-foot elevation gain versus 5,873).
January 14, 2013 | By Betty Hallock
Looking for some incentive to get out to the desert? The Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week announces its sixth annual event, to take place this spring from May 31 to June 16. Its "Eat. See. Stay. " theme features dining and hotel deals through the 17 days. Newcomers to its roster of restaurants and hotels this spring include Dish Creative Cuisine in Cathedral City, Workshop Kitchen & Bar in Palm Springs, Korakia Pensione and Mastro's in Palm Desert, and Cork & Fork in La Quinta.
May 11, 2006 | From Associated Press
Two people who were lost for three nights in the San Jacinto Mountains were rescued after they stumbled across the campsite of a long-lost hiker and used his matches to start a signal fire. Brandon Day, 28, and Gina Allen, 24, of Dallas said they found a backpack of supplies in the deserted campsite of John Donovan, a little more than a year after he vanished.
February 6, 1992
Are church and civic groups just rolling the dice when they pick a charter bus company? Two bus crashes in the Coachella Valley involving young people on group outings have drawn attention to the question of bus safety and driver competence. After the latest accident, which occurred Friday, the driver admitted he had used cocaine on the day he transported a group of Orange County teen-age girls and chaperons bound for a church retreat; the Long Beach firm for which he drove fired him this week.
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