May 10, 2005 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1990 |
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.
June 7, 2005 |
Seventeen miles west of the Strip and two miles from where construction workers are hammering together yet another housing development lies the most spectacular sight in all Las Vegas: a 7,000-foot band of sandstone, riven into a series of canyons and crags, all painted with huge horizontal strips of crimson.
October 4, 1998 |
Driving for the pure fun of the road is one of my secret pleasures. Speeding along a highway going no particular place, windows down and the wind blasting my face, is an indulgence I usually choose not to resist. And of all the roads in my life, U.S. 395 is like a love interest that I never quite get enough of.
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
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.