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October 9, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Highly visible cracks, widening with each sizable aftershock, have been discovered about three miles both southeast and northwest of the epicenters of the recent magnitude 5.8 and 5.4 earthquakes north of Ridgecrest. The cracking is not a full surface rupture, but reflects a radiation of seismic energy and strain outward from the ends of the fault strands, said Frank Monastero, a geophysicist at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, where the quakes were centered.
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November 1, 2001 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three old gold mining towns still stand in the dry hills south of Ridgecrest, but you can't buy a restaurant dinner in any of them. The only gas station shut down years ago. The bank closed after World War I. There are no supermarkets or clothing stores, no movie theaters, no traffic lights. The population of Randsburg, Johannesburg and Red Mountain--adjoining dots along U.S. 395--has dwindled to 400 people, a flinty group of retirees, miners and shopkeepers.
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NEWS
September 12, 1995
A magnitude 4.2 aftershock of the Aug. 17 Ridgecrest earthquake occurred Monday, centered 11 miles north of Ridgecrest in the same location as the 5.4 main shock, Caltech seismologists said. Neither damage nor injuries were reported from the 11:37 a.m. temblor near the Kern-Inyo county line.
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January 27, 1997 | PAULA BRYANT PRATT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In this remote High Desert city, the county fair slogan is "shake and bake." It isn't just the recurring earthquakes or the convection-oven temperatures that give the phrase its punch. Ridgecrest residents are trembling and sweating these days, facing a future more independent from the naval base that has been the city's meal ticket since post-World War II days. Like other Navy towns burned by a dwindling federal defense budget, Ridgecrest is in the throes of separation anxiety.
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January 27, 1997 | PAULA BRYANT PRATT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In this remote High Desert city, the county fair slogan is "shake and bake." It isn't just the recurring earthquakes or the convection-oven temperatures that give the phrase its punch. Ridgecrest residents are trembling and sweating these days, facing a future more independent from the naval base that has been the city's meal ticket since post-World War II days. Like other Navy towns burned by a dwindling federal defense budget, Ridgecrest is in the throes of separation anxiety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2001 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three old gold mining towns still stand in the dry hills south of Ridgecrest, but you can't buy a restaurant dinner in any of them. The only gas station shut down years ago. The bank closed after World War I. There are no supermarkets or clothing stores, no movie theaters, no traffic lights. The population of Randsburg, Johannesburg and Red Mountain--adjoining dots along U.S. 395--has dwindled to 400 people, a flinty group of retirees, miners and shopkeepers.
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June 18, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the five women were planting flowers at the new City Hall here the lawn sprinklers suddenly went on. The women screamed and ran. They were drenched. "You never know what's going to happen next," laughed Bernice Butler, 84. The women belong to the Desert Planters, a local garden club whose 35 members, mostly women between 65 and 85, have a goal "to make Ridgecrest the most beautiful desert city on earth by the year 2013."
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November 18, 2007 | Susan Spano
LITTLE PETROGLYPH CANYON Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake Near Ridgecrest, Kern County No one knows for sure who decorated Little Petroglyph Canyon with images out of a dreamscape, some thought to be more than 10,000 years old. Or why the basalt walls of a narrow wash in the bone-dry Coso Mountains at the northern edge of the Mojave became a magic canvas for flocks of bighorn sheep, hunters with bows and arrows poised and more.
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October 27, 1999
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March 19, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
On the way to Death Valley, off a road to nowhere, are the Trona Pinnacles, one of the most unusual sights in the Mojave Desert. Five hundred tufa towers, many more than 100 feet high, rise from Searles (dry) Lake basin. From a distance, the pinnacles appear to be the ruins of some ancient, other-world civilization. Trekkies and movie buffs will recognize the Trona Pinnacles as one of the out-of-this-world locations in "Star Trek V: "The Final Frontier."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Highly visible cracks, widening with each sizable aftershock, have been discovered about three miles both southeast and northwest of the epicenters of the recent magnitude 5.8 and 5.4 earthquakes north of Ridgecrest. The cracking is not a full surface rupture, but reflects a radiation of seismic energy and strain outward from the ends of the fault strands, said Frank Monastero, a geophysicist at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, where the quakes were centered.
NEWS
September 12, 1995
A magnitude 4.2 aftershock of the Aug. 17 Ridgecrest earthquake occurred Monday, centered 11 miles north of Ridgecrest in the same location as the 5.4 main shock, Caltech seismologists said. Neither damage nor injuries were reported from the 11:37 a.m. temblor near the Kern-Inyo county line.
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June 18, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the five women were planting flowers at the new City Hall here the lawn sprinklers suddenly went on. The women screamed and ran. They were drenched. "You never know what's going to happen next," laughed Bernice Butler, 84. The women belong to the Desert Planters, a local garden club whose 35 members, mostly women between 65 and 85, have a goal "to make Ridgecrest the most beautiful desert city on earth by the year 2013."
TRAVEL
March 23, 1997 | JOHN McKINNEY
Lonesome Miner Trail is every bit as lonely as its name suggests--an old prospectors' route through some of the most rugged and remote back country in California. No doubt most of the miners' old trails in the Inyo Mountains could be categorized as lonesome, but this particular path was named by the Bureau of Land Management and volunteer trail builders, who worked very hard to discover--and uncover--it. It traverses the Inyo Mountain Wilderness, established in 1994.
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