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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1990
The vociferous reactionaries like Rick Sieman and the Sahara Club may be a refreshing form of entertainment both to themselves and in the media, but nothing in their message is useful in preserving wilderness nor the environment. Early pioneering environmentalists learned long ago that a most effective method of promoting conservation of natural areas was to use facts about the environment, not inflammatory tirades aimed toward persons and/or groups who strive to solve problems. Statements from the Sahara Club Newsletter regarding damage from the Exxon Valdez oil spill as being reversible are shortsighted and lack reasonable research.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1990
The vociferous reactionaries like Rick Sieman and the Sahara Club may be a refreshing form of entertainment both to themselves and in the media, but nothing in their message is useful in preserving wilderness nor the environment. Early pioneering environmentalists learned long ago that a most effective method of promoting conservation of natural areas was to use facts about the environment, not inflammatory tirades aimed toward persons and/or groups who strive to solve problems. Statements from the Sahara Club Newsletter regarding damage from the Exxon Valdez oil spill as being reversible are shortsighted and lack reasonable research.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Sieman recycles aluminum cans, grows his own vegetables and calls himself an environmentalist. But don't mistake the Granada Hills man for an "eco-freak"--one of the more polite terms he uses to describe members of Earth First!, the Sierra Club and even the National Audubon Society. In an office next to his back yard vegetable patch, Sieman plots their undoing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Sieman recycles aluminum cans, grows his own vegetables and calls himself an environmentalist. But don't mistake the Granada Hills man for an "eco-freak"--one of the more polite terms he uses to describe members of Earth First!, the Sierra Club and even the National Audubon Society. In an office next to his back yard vegetable patch, Sieman plots their undoing.
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November 23, 1990 | JENIFER WAREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A motorcyclist group was unable to persuade a judge to stop the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from closing a portion of the Mojave Desert that the cyclists want to use Saturday for a protest ride. U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian, ruling after an emergency hearing late Wednesday, rejected a petition for a temporary restraining order against the BLM that had been sought by the Sahara Club, an off-road biker group.
NEWS
August 3, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury in Santa Ana on Friday found four bikers guilty of deliberately violating a federal order that prohibits motorcycling in areas of the Mojave Desert which are inhabited by a threatened species of desert tortoise. After the guilty verdicts were returned, U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor ordered the four men to pay fines of $850 each. They are Rick Sieman, Wesley Holmes, Patrick Martin and Barry Van Dyke, actor Dick Van Dyke's son.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a heated protest by motorcycle enthusiasts over the cancellation of a Barstow-to-Las Vegas dirt bike race, five bikers knowingly violated a federal order closing sections of the Mojave Desert, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Atty. Bart Williams, who finished presenting his case to a federal jury Wednesday, said after court that on Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two off-road vehicle enthusiasts died when their Jeep slipped off a ridge in a remote area of the Antelope Valley and rolled 1,500 feet into a ravine, landing with such force that "the vehicle literally disintegrated," a California Highway Patrol official said Friday.
SPORTS
August 21, 1991 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Felix Giles has received recognition in the House of Representatives as the first of his race to drive in a desert off-road race, but to his fellow drivers he has become better known and more appreciated as "the Night Hawk." "I am proud to rise today to salute Felix Giles, a former Clevelander and outstanding race car driver," Rep. Louis Stokes (D-Ohio) said in a speech before Congress last Feb. 21.
NEWS
November 25, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten motorcyclists were arrested Saturday during a tense Mojave Desert showdown with federal authorities over cancellation of this year's Barstow-to-Las Vegas dirt bike race. More than 100 angry dirt bikers, declaring themselves defenders of Americans' right to use the nation's public lands, joined in the protest on a wind-swept patch of desert about 25 miles northeast of Barstow. Despite a brief shoving match between a demonstrator and rangers with the U.S.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an escalating battle over the cancellation of this weekend's Barstow-to-Las Vegas motorcycle race, an angry group of motorcycle riders went to court Wednesday seeking permission to stage an alternative ride across the Mojave Desert. The Sahara Club, in a petition filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, contends that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated federal laws when it temporarily closed former race routes to discourage a protest ride planned for Saturday.
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