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August 15, 1985
The recently restored West Fork Ranger Station, California's first ranger station, will be dedicated in ceremonies at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Chilao Visitor Center at Angeles National Forest. Built by pioneer forest ranger Louie Newcomb in 1900 at a cost of $70 in government funds, the station was the second of its type in the country. The restored station is furnished with artifacts that illustrate the work and living conditions of an early forest ranger.
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November 1, 2009 | Paul Pringle
On a sizzling August morning, as flames burned unchecked down the road, fire crews milled about at an Angeles Crest Highway ranger station. Others were parked along the pavement -- a critical line of defense -- their engines quiet and hoses slack. It was more than an hour after first light, and some six hours after U.S. Forest Service commanders had determined that the fire required a more aggressive air attack. But the skies remained empty of water-dropping helicopters -- tankers that were readily available.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
The Los Padres National Forest ranger station in Ojai will be closed Sundays beginning this week. The office, on East Ojai Avenue across from the Soule Park Golf Course, will be open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is closed Saturdays during the fall and winter months because of reduced visitor traffic. For information, call 646-4348.
NEWS
November 29, 2005
Thanks for "After Dark, No One Can See You Sweat" [Nov. 22], on Griffith Park night hikes. There's one more to add: the Gay & Lesbian Section of the Sierra Club. We meet at the flagpole behind Griffith Park's ranger station on Wednesday evenings for a five-mile round-trip hike to Mt. Hollywood. NANCY BEVERLY Sherman Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998
The body of a software engineer missing since last month was discovered in San Dimas Creek on Wednesday, raising the California death toll from the recent series of powerful storms to 10, authorities said. Hikers found the body of Francis Lee McCall, 59, partially buried in mud near the San Dimas ranger station, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. McCall had been missing since Feb.
NEWS
October 28, 2003
During a weekend trek in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, we made it to the 10,834-foot peak around 5 p.m. It was surprisingly warm and calm up top, and I surprised my wife with a summit patch ($3 at the ranger station). Long evening shadows made for a chilly descent back to camp. Kevin Kightlinger Sunset Beach #S# FEAT OF THE WEEK
NEWS
November 29, 2005
Thanks for "After Dark, No One Can See You Sweat" [Nov. 22], on Griffith Park night hikes. There's one more to add: the Gay & Lesbian Section of the Sierra Club. We meet at the flagpole behind Griffith Park's ranger station on Wednesday evenings for a five-mile round-trip hike to Mt. Hollywood. NANCY BEVERLY Sherman Oaks
FOOD
April 10, 1986 | BONNIE McCULLOUGH
Some people have trouble with washing dishes; others do not. Take a careful look at these two groups of people. Their work patterns show some subtle differences. Because food preparation is the largest work process in most homes, these seemingly insignificant details are greatly magnified. One woman stopped to chat at a recent workshop. "I can't figure out why I have a problem. I live by myself. I am divorced and my four children are raised. For 20 years, my children washed the dishes.
TRAVEL
December 16, 1990
My wife and I embarked happily on the Horn Canyon Trail in Ojai as described by John McKinney ("Bound for the Pines in the Mountains of Ojai," Nov. 11). He got a little confused at the start when he wrote that the ranger station is on the right as you drive east of town. It is on the left. Then he directs you to turn onto Grand and drive half a mile to McAndrew Road. It turns out that it is 2 1/2 miles. I am happy to report that the rest of his descriptions were all right. BRUCE L. BENNETT San Luis Obispo
NEWS
November 15, 1985
One of two hikers missing since a surprise snowstorm hit Mt. San Jacinto near Palm Springs over the weekend walked into the ranger station atop the 10,786-foot peak, authorities said. Rudy Nicholas Brown, 30, of Los Angeles suffered frostbite on his hands and feet. Brown, who once worked in the area as a forest ranger, was airlifted to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, where he was reported in stable condition, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.
NEWS
January 13, 2004 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
As Wade Strahan powered down the isolated, snow-covered airstrip, he sensed that his Cessna 172 had enough juice to clear the looming obstacles. Ahead were Alaska's Eklutna Lake and two huge pieces of driftwood that had washed ashore, root balls from trees long dead. He pulled back on the yoke and felt the plane leave the earth, only to kiss the ground again -- just enough contact to slow his speed. Strahan could feel the takeoff going wrong as he struggled to pull the plane back into the air.
NEWS
October 28, 2003
During a weekend trek in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, we made it to the 10,834-foot peak around 5 p.m. It was surprisingly warm and calm up top, and I surprised my wife with a summit patch ($3 at the ranger station). Long evening shadows made for a chilly descent back to camp. Kevin Kightlinger Sunset Beach #S# FEAT OF THE WEEK
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Ojai Ranger Station across from Soule Park Golf Course is ending its weekend hours today(9/8) for the rest of the season. Beginning this week, the U.S. Forest Service station, at 1190 E. Ojai Ave., will only be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The station provides visitors to Los Padres National Forest with information and Adventure Passes for parking. An automated phone system provides visitor information after hours.
NEWS
June 30, 2002
Re "All Trailer Parks Are Not Created Equal," Letters, June 9: Elisabeth Brown, president of Laguna Greenbelt Inc., states that "El Morro Canyon will be returning to public use after Jan 1, 2005." She should know that El Morro Canyon has been open for public use for a long time. El Morro Canyon consists of 2,200 acres with 18 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. There are 32 campsites in three campgrounds and public parking near the ranger station. El Morro Village does not restrict public use of the canyon or the beach area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Waving an American flag and carrying picket signs with messages such as "This land is still our land," a small group of demonstrators marched in front of a ranger station Saturday to protest fees for use of the state's national forests. The Adventure Pass is a U.S. Forest Service program that since 1997 has charged visitors $5 a day, or $30 per year, to enter four Southern California forests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998
The body of a software engineer missing since last month was discovered in San Dimas Creek on Wednesday, raising the California death toll from the recent series of powerful storms to 10, authorities said. Hikers found the body of Francis Lee McCall, 59, partially buried in mud near the San Dimas ranger station, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. McCall had been missing since Feb.
NEWS
June 30, 2002
Re "All Trailer Parks Are Not Created Equal," Letters, June 9: Elisabeth Brown, president of Laguna Greenbelt Inc., states that "El Morro Canyon will be returning to public use after Jan 1, 2005." She should know that El Morro Canyon has been open for public use for a long time. El Morro Canyon consists of 2,200 acres with 18 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. There are 32 campsites in three campgrounds and public parking near the ranger station. El Morro Village does not restrict public use of the canyon or the beach area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before Walter Roden went strolling in Angeles National Forest, he put food and water into a backpack in case he became lost, as outdoorsmen have done for centuries. But as a modern-day hiker, he also stuck in a cellular phone--which was a lot handier when he got lost. Sheriff's deputies said the Northridge man could have used a compass or a map, but the phone was useful just the same Monday, although it set in motion an eventually unneeded search for Roden.
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