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January 13, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Ellen Tracy, who was convicted of prostitution for practicing a religion that preaches absolution through sex, has been told not to return to work as a volunteer docent at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center in Newhall. The Canyon Country mother of eight said she was removed from the volunteer roster Dec. 17 after being told by park officials that publicity surrounding her work there was hurting the park and upsetting some of the parents of schoolchildren who had field trips scheduled.
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June 15, 1998 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plot of land along the Los Angeles River is surrounded by a barbed-wire fence and covered with weeds as tall as a child. Underground chemical storage tanks have been dug up and discarded. Graffiti-covered remnants of a factory have been cleared away. Nearby, an empty warehouse stands facing the river. For years this land--where Slauson Avenue crosses the Los Angeles River in Maywood--was dedicated to manufacturing: household detergents, roofing compounds and petroleum products.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stage is set for Friday's grand reopening of 71-year-old Littlerock Dam, a drama that rewrote history, took two years to produce, cost ticket-buyers a whopping $20 million and is almost certain to play to enthusiastic audiences. The script was written by the state of California, which for more than half a century has demanded that the multiple-arch dam--one of 17 built in the West during the early 1900s--be reinforced to prevent its collapse in an earthquake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1998
The last few days of brilliant sunshine brought relief from more than drenching rains and gloomy skies: The dry weather also enabled Los Angeles County health officials to reopen all but one of the beaches that had been closed because of storm-related sewage spills. Department of Health Services officials said only Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey remained closed Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1993
If you plan to spend the day on a Los Angeles County trail this weekend, you'll need something besides sunscreen and a water bottle. You'll need a permit. After much political wrangling, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has finally begun enforcing the controversial fee system adopted last fall. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians now are required to buy a $23 annual permit--or a $6 three-day pass--for the right to wander through the 330-mile network of trails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1993
Mary Ellen Tracy, who was convicted of prostitution for practicing a religion that preaches absolution through sex, has been told not to return to work as a volunteer docent at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center in Newhall. The Canyon Country mother of eight said she was removed from the volunteer roster on Dec. 17 after being told by park officials that publicity surrounding her work there was hurting the park and upsetting some of the parents of schoolchildren that had field trips scheduled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1998
The last few days of brilliant sunshine brought relief from more than drenching rains and gloomy skies: The dry weather also enabled Los Angeles County health officials to reopen all but one of the beaches that had been closed because of storm-related sewage spills. Department of Health Services officials said only Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey remained closed Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996
A $319-million ballot measure to buy open space, improve parks and provide new recreation facilities across Los Angeles County won broad public support Thursday, but the Board of Supervisors delayed until Tuesday a final vote to place the parks issue on the November ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1993 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson on Tuesday urged repeal of a controversial new $23 annual fee charged to hikers, bicyclists and equestrians who use county trails. Bernson asked the City Council to pass a resolution opposing the fee and to notify the County Board of Supervisors of its stand. The council will vote on the measure next Tuesday. The cash-strapped county last fall approved the plan to charge for use of its 330 miles of trails. The program began Jan.
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February 10, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County officials conceded Tuesday that they have met with little success in persuading businesses to support an "Adopt-a-Trail" program to maintain county parks, and indicated that a controversial fee for trail use by hikers, bikers and equestrians is likely. Los Angeles County supervisors said they hope to make a final decision Tuesday on whether to institute the program or enforce a recently enacted $23 annual fee for park users.
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January 1, 1998 | JUDITH WILLIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's 4:30 p.m. and darkness settles over our homes and offices confirming the presence of the winter season. 'Tis the time of year to settle in, get cozy and drink hot cider by the fireplace. But this is also the time of year to hike in forests made green from winter rains, inhale the fragrance of pine, and observe the seasonal migrations of whales, birds and butterflies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to lure dollars from bass anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts, Los Angeles County is considering a privatization plan that would more than double entrance fees at a portion of Castaic Lake, one of the most popular fishing holes in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996
A $319-million ballot measure to buy open space, improve parks and provide new recreation facilities across Los Angeles County won broad public support Thursday, but the Board of Supervisors delayed until Tuesday a final vote to place the parks issue on the November ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A $319-million ballot measure to buy open space, improve parks and provide new recreation facilities across Los Angeles County won broad public support Thursday, but the Board of Supervisors delayed until Tuesday a final vote to place the parks issue on the November ballot.
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July 8, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a plan to save El Cariso Park, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon proposed Friday that the city take over the sprawling regional recreation area in Sylmar before it is closed by the county this fall. "This park is absolutely vital to the northeast San Fernando Valley," Alarcon said. Alarcon and others made appeals to save the park during budget hearings held by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
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June 19, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The stage is set for Friday's grand reopening of 71-year-old Littlerock Dam, a drama that rewrote history, took two years to produce, cost ticket-buyers a whopping $20 million and is almost certain to play to enthusiastic audiences. The script was written by the state of California, which for more than half a century has demanded that the multiple-arch dam--one of 17 built in the West during the early 1900s--be reinforced to prevent its collapse in an earthquake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1993 | MYRON LEVIN
Motorists passing through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area now can obtain park information in English and Spanish through radio messages transmitted on AM frequency 1610, officials with the National Park Service said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1993 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After more than a month of delays, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $6 passes for hikers, bikers and horse riders who want to use county trails for up to three days. The board's action, effective Monday, also reinstated the $23 annual trail passes required for use of the 330 miles of county trails. The passes were approved last year and took effect Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1993 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you plan to spend the day on the trails in a Los Angeles County park this weekend, you'll need something besides sunscreen and a water bottle--you'll need a permit. After much political wrangling, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has finally begun enforcing the controversial fee system adopted last fall. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians are now required to buy a $23 annual permit--or a $6 three-day pass--for the right to wander through the 330-mile network of trails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1993 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drive beyond the grit and graffiti of the freeways and head into the heart of the Angeles National Forest, up California 39 as it twists and turns above Azusa and leads to a mountain sanctuary of bears, hawks, mountain lions and wild trout. Barely five minutes from the freeway, at the boundary of the 693,000-acre forest, a burnt-orange graffiti sample on a granite wall of San Gabriel Canyon says "HIP."
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