CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 |
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.
January 14, 2013 |
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.
August 6, 1991 |
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.
December 17, 2000 |
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).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2013 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2013 |
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.
March 20, 2011 |
THE BEST WAY TO SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT From Los Angeles , take Interstate10 east to Highway 111 in Palm Springs. Most of the monument's major attractions can be accessed from 111. WHERE TO STAY The Chase Hotel at Palm Springs, 200 W. Arenas Road, Palm Springs; (877) 532-4273 or (760) 320-8866, http://www.chasehotelpalmsprings.com . Step back into the Palm Springs of Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope at this attractive midcentury boutique motel in downtown Palm Springs.