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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1997
The environmental group Save Our Coast will dedicate its second small redwood at 10 a.m. Sunday at a ceremony in front of City Hall. The first tree was dedicated last month, said executive director Mary Frampton. "Redwoods used to grow in Malibu," she said. "The last one was cut down about 100 years ago. We're trying to reestablish them here." Save Our Coast took its lead from a resident who several years ago planted redwoods in his backyard, on the edge of a ravine.
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TRAVEL
August 25, 2012
The Black Bear Inn, about a 90-minute drive east of Sacramento, is a charming B&B in the mountain community of Arnold, Calif. You are surrounded by tall redwood trees, and the grounds are full of blooming flowers. The rooms are exquisite, with wonderful queen-size beds and comforters. Request the French toast for breakfast - you'll remember it for a long time. We haven't stopped telling our friends about this B&B. We can't wait to go back. Black Bear Inn, 1343 Oak Circle, Arnold, Calif.; (209)
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TRAVEL
August 25, 2012
The Black Bear Inn, about a 90-minute drive east of Sacramento, is a charming B&B in the mountain community of Arnold, Calif. You are surrounded by tall redwood trees, and the grounds are full of blooming flowers. The rooms are exquisite, with wonderful queen-size beds and comforters. Request the French toast for breakfast - you'll remember it for a long time. We haven't stopped telling our friends about this B&B. We can't wait to go back. Black Bear Inn, 1343 Oak Circle, Arnold, Calif.; (209)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2003 | Evan Halper, Times Staff Writer
For years, a significant chunk of California's budget for forest restoration and protection has hinged on the logging of thousands of century-old redwoods in a state forest near the Mendocino coast. To the chagrin of environmentalists, the scenic 50,000-acre Jackson Demonstration State Forest has been a cash cow, with woods full of 80- to 120-year-old trees generating as much as $12 million annually.
NEWS
September 10, 1990 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nature is indeed a wonderful thing. Consider the roar of Niagara Falls, the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the majesty of Yosemite. If that's not enough, consider this: Nature chose car-mad California--home of drive-through diners and banks, drive-through churches and mortuaries--as the one place on Earth to locate trees that are big enough to, well, to drive through. And Californians have responded as Californians ought to.
NEWS
July 28, 1987
Environmentalists protested the legal shooting of black bears by federal trappers in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, saying alternatives to the killings are not being properly considered. The California Department of Fish and Game issues kill permits to owners of timber acreage after inspecting the damage done to redwood trees by bears that strip the bark and eat the sweet layer of new growth underneath. But federal trapper Curt Mullins, supervisor of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1990
There were two articles printed recently that seem to represent, sadly, the shortsighted vision of our nation. In one, even after the irreversible damage caused by the oil spill off Huntington Beach, President Bush sees no reason to prevent oil drilling off our California coast. The other article related that in Northern California, the Pacific Lumber Co. has no qualms about felling 2,000-year-old redwood trees. Do the people involved in these two incidents have no feeling for history; for the eons of time the beaches and redwoods have survived; for the enormity of what they have done or propose to do?
NEWS
May 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Proponents of an initiative to buy vast stands of redwood forests from lumber companies and exclude them from logging say they have gathered more than 800,000 signatures--more than double the number needed--to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
NEWS
November 24, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In a "political response" to a "political act," Rep. Pete Stark (D-Oakland) introduced a bill to give federal scenic river status to several Northern California streams as a way to prevent the logging of some old-growth redwood trees. The Headwaters Forest in Mendocino County belongs to Pacific Lumber Co., which has been criticized for destroying increasingly scarce old redwoods to pay off debts incurred by leveraged-buyout artist Charles Hurwitz when his Maxxam Corp.
OPINION
July 30, 1989
It was with deep regret that I read the words attributed to Pat Brown concerning the admission of women to the elite Bohemian Club. I admired his courageous public stances while governor and certainly regarded him as considerably more progressive than his successor, Ronald Reagan. Yet it seems that Brown and Reagan share one reactionary trait--they are strange bedfellows as "Bohos." As Brown put it, female presence would compel a lot of frivolous "talk about sewing and raising babies" and put a damper on the men's urge to "pee on the redwood trees."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Sonoma County supervisor wants to cut back on new vineyards to protect the county's dwindling redwood acreage. Mike Reilly, recently elected chairman of the state Coastal Commission, is proposing new regulations that would prohibit conversion of timberland to grapes in large tracts of the rural countryside. The proposal would include protections in the county's general plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A stand of redwoods the size of San Francisco and home to 23 endangered species would be preserved in a $60-million plan between the state, a timber company and a Bay Area open-space group. The Save the Redwoods League hopes to buy 25,000 acres along California's North Coast from Simpson Lumber Co. and turn it over to the state. Known as the Mill Creek property, it is three times the size of the Headwaters Forest, the preservation of which attracted stiff opposition in 1998.
NEWS
July 15, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge gave environmentalists until Wednesday to come up with a $250,000 court-ordered bond or face a North Coast timber firm's cutting an unprotected tract of redwoods inside the Headwaters forest sanctuary. Judge Quentin Kopp rejected arguments Friday from the Sierra Club that the bond should be reduced or eliminated. Kopp sided with the Sierra Club and another group earlier this week, blocking a plan by Pacific Lumber Co.
NEWS
February 28, 1999 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
A generation ago, California enacted a forest protection law widely heralded as the toughest in the nation. The law was supposed to guarantee a continuous supply of "high quality timber" while protecting hillsides, watersheds and wildlife. Today, it is widely regarded as a failure on both counts.
NEWS
February 27, 1999 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
The $480-million Headwaters Forest agreement to save the grandest redwood trees on Earth still in private hands has apparently collapsed, raising the prospect of renewed conflict over the coveted parcel of land. Officials of Pacific Lumber Co., which owns the forest on the Northern California coast, announced that the company's board of directors voted Friday to reject the deal to turn portions of the forest into a preserve run by the federal and state governments.
NEWS
February 28, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal and state officials said Friday that they have reached agreement with a major corporate landowner on a plan that will allow logging in a nearly 200,000-acre swath of Northern California while preserving some of the most environmentally sensitive acres in the Headwaters Forest.
NEWS
July 1, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Under heavy lobbying from the timber industry, the Assembly rejected legislation Friday aimed at preventing the clear-cutting of ancient stands of redwood trees in Northern California. Backed by environmentalists, the bill was directed particularly at the Pacific Lumber Co., which has greatly increased its harvest of redwood trees since it was taken over by the Maxxam Group with the financial assistance of junk bond wizard Michael Milken.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1990 | SCOTT LAWRENCE
Ventura County environmental leaders kicked off a campaign Thursday to win voter approval for Proposition 130, a forest and wildlife protection measure on the November ballot. Environmentalists who back the proposal say it seeks to stop timber companies from cutting down the last 5% of California's ancient redwood trees. "We want to make a strong statement that the environment will be controlled by the people," said Russ Baggerly, a spokesman for the Ventura County Environmental Coalition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1997
The environmental group Save Our Coast will dedicate its second small redwood at 10 a.m. Sunday at a ceremony in front of City Hall. The first tree was dedicated last month, said executive director Mary Frampton. "Redwoods used to grow in Malibu," she said. "The last one was cut down about 100 years ago. We're trying to reestablish them here." Save Our Coast took its lead from a resident who several years ago planted redwoods in his backyard, on the edge of a ravine.
NEWS
October 25, 1997 | FRANK CLIFFORD and JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The House of Representatives on Friday approved $250 million sought by the Clinton administration to purchase the heart of Northern California's besieged Headwaters Forest, but the measure still faces a veto threat from a White House critical of "anti-environmental" provisions attached to the bill.
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