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April 8, 2007 | Scott Doggett, Special to The Times
EVERY so often you come across somewhere close to home that's so magnificent it stops you in your tracks, leaving you wide-eyed and slack-jawed. Red Rock Canyon State Park -- where the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada meets the El Paso Range and just two hours north of downtown L.A. -- is one of those places. The 4,000-acre swath of spectacular desert scenery could easily be a double for the Southwest.
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April 8, 2007 | Scott Doggett, Special to The Times
EVERY so often you come across somewhere close to home that's so magnificent it stops you in your tracks, leaving you wide-eyed and slack-jawed. Red Rock Canyon State Park -- where the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada meets the El Paso Range and just two hours north of downtown L.A. -- is one of those places. The 4,000-acre swath of spectacular desert scenery could easily be a double for the Southwest.
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May 23, 1993 | JOHN McKINNEY
The view of Red Rock Canyon, in the Mojave Desert's El Paso Mountains, may very well seem like deja vu to visitors. Cliffs and canyons in these parts have appeared in the background of many Western movies over the years. A black-and-white movie of Red Rock Canyon would be dramatic: shadow and light playing over the canyon walls. But technicolor might capture more vividly the aptly named red rock, along with the chocolate brown, black, white and pink hues of the pleated cliffs.
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May 10, 2005 | John Foster
Site: The Ricardo Formation, Red Rock Canyon State Park Where: Off Highway 14 near Ridgecrest Lore: You've seen this place before. Look at the backdrop for the Hannassey ranch in "The Big Country" or the cliffs that Zero and Stanley climb in the movie "Holes." The dramatic crags of Red Rock Canyon have been a frequent star in movies over the years.
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May 10, 2005 | John Foster
Site: The Ricardo Formation, Red Rock Canyon State Park Where: Off Highway 14 near Ridgecrest Lore: You've seen this place before. Look at the backdrop for the Hannassey ranch in "The Big Country" or the cliffs that Zero and Stanley climb in the movie "Holes." The dramatic crags of Red Rock Canyon have been a frequent star in movies over the years.
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September 27, 1990 | SUE ELLEN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial bill to preserve 8 million acres of California desert, much of it in San Bernardino County, stalled in committee Wednesday. Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.), the bill's sponsor, accused Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) of masterminding a procedural tactic that prevented the Energy and Natural Resources Committee from voting on the bill. Wilson, who was in California campaigning for governor, denied Cranston's charge that he called on Sen. James McClure (R-Ida.
TRAVEL
April 15, 2007
I enjoyed the article on Red Rock Canyon State Park ["Otherworldly, in a Reel World Kind of Way," Down and Dirty, April 8]. It is an amazing place, otherworldly and spectacular. However, I was dismayed that you ran the photos of this eerie and colorful natural phenomenon in glorious black and white. On the preceding page, you did run a rather dull photo of a Las Vegas bar in color. DAVID KOETH Bakersfield
NEWS
September 4, 1989
A pilot and his passenger were found dead Sunday underneath the wreckage of a small plane that crashed near Koehn Lake in the Mojave Desert, authorities said. An air ambulance helicopter was used to lift the wreckage of the Long EZ, a type of home-built airplane, from deep mud near the dry lake, east of Red Rock Canyon State Park in the desert northeast of Los Angeles. The crash was thought to have occurred Saturday evening, said Kern County Senior Deputy Sheriff Richard Dixon.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1998
Theater "Room Service," the classic comedy that was a Broadway hit in 1937 and a Marx Brothers film of 1938, closes at the Actors Alley at El Portal on Sunday. 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $16. (818) 508-4200. Jazz Trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard's five-day run with vocalist Jubilant Sykes and quintet closes at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City, with 8:30 and 10 p.m. shows today-Saturday.
TRAVEL
January 4, 1998
A bit of drive-by history is the subject of "The California Deserts: Today and Yesterday," which reveals changes in the desert landscape over 80 years by pairing then-and-now photos from archives of the Automobile Club of Southern California. The exhibit, running Jan. 24 through June 14 at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, includes scenes from Red Rock Canyon State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, the Salton Sea and the Coachella Valley.
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May 23, 1993 | JOHN McKINNEY
The view of Red Rock Canyon, in the Mojave Desert's El Paso Mountains, may very well seem like deja vu to visitors. Cliffs and canyons in these parts have appeared in the background of many Western movies over the years. A black-and-white movie of Red Rock Canyon would be dramatic: shadow and light playing over the canyon walls. But technicolor might capture more vividly the aptly named red rock, along with the chocolate brown, black, white and pink hues of the pleated cliffs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1990 | SUE ELLEN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial bill to preserve 8 million acres of California desert, much of it in San Bernardino County, stalled in committee Wednesday. Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.), the bill's sponsor, accused Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) of masterminding a procedural tactic that prevented the Energy and Natural Resources Committee from voting on the bill. Wilson, who was in California campaigning for governor, denied Cranston's charge that he called on Sen. James McClure (R-Ida.
NEWS
July 3, 2012 | By Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Even in Southern California, stargazers recommend plenty of spots dark enough to see the night sky. Look for stars around the new moon, when the sky is darkest. Some of the best views: Mt. Pinos: This 8,831-foot-high peak in Los Padres National Forest is one of the region's best stargazing spots. http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres/index Red Rock Canyon State Park: Try Ricardo Campground, 54 miles north of Lancaster. http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?
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January 10, 1992 | AMY WALLACE
Before 15-year-old Darren Gresham, a blind Braille Institute student from Los Angeles, strapped on a safety harness this week and climbed a ladder eight times his height, he first had to put his faith in another pair of eyes. As part of an Outward Bound program at Red Rock Canyon State Park, Gresham and Paola Valenzuela, a sighted Franklin High School student, ascended a contraption called the Giant's Ladder, teaming their skills--and their courage--to reach the top.
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