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June 9, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Clara River, one of Southern California's longest and wildest remaining rivers, is among 20 in the nation nominated to become an American Heritage River. A federal advisory committee had narrowed the list of possible choices to 25 a few weeks ago, said Vicki Musgrove, a senior administrator at the Ventura County Flood Control Department. The list was recently narrowed further. President Clinton is expected to choose 10 rivers from those nominated in October, Musgrove said Monday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an attempt to salvage the Santa Clara River's chance of being named an American Heritage River, the City Council will ask Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) to rescind his opposition to the initiative. The council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to ask McKeon to reconsider his position and said it will seek the support of U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to lobby President Clinton on behalf of the river.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an attempt to salvage the Santa Clara River's chance of being named an American Heritage River, the City Council will ask Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) to rescind his opposition to the initiative. The council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to ask McKeon to reconsider his position and said it will seek the support of U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to lobby President Clinton on behalf of the river.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Clara River, one of Southern California's longest and wildest remaining rivers, is among 20 in the nation nominated to become an American Heritage River. A federal advisory committee had narrowed the list of possible choices to 25 a few weeks ago, said Vicki Musgrove, a senior administrator at the Ventura County Flood Control Department. The list was recently narrowed further. President Clinton is expected to choose 10 rivers from those nominated in October, Musgrove said Monday.
NEWS
May 20, 1994 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Phyllis the wandering whale abruptly vanished Thursday, raising hopes that the celebrity mammal has wearied of sightseeing and glided out of the Petaluma River toward the open sea. Although the wily whale may have merely slipped undetected into a side slough for some rest, experts were cautiously optimistic that Phyllis--who may, in fact, be a Pete--had rejoined his or her migrating colleagues and plotted a proper course for Alaska.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1991 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County toll roads got a reprieve Monday when they were exempted from a bill that would prohibit the use of public money or land for the construction of private roads around the state.
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August 27, 1995 | HEIDI HAUGHY CUSICK, Cusick is a free-lance writer based in Mendocino. and
Lured by redwood forests, fog-tempered summers and sandy swimming holes, vacationers have been coming to the Russian River since the turn of the century. Once known as San Francisco's Riviera, the Russian River resort area was a day trip by ferry and train. Travelers stayed in rough cabins or in scores of resorts and camps along the railroad tracks that, until 1935, extended north from Sausalito to Monte Rio and Guerneville.
NEWS
February 18, 1987
The "cooing " call of the yellow-billed cuckoo is nearly gone because of habitat loss, but an experimental $60,000 forestation project along the south fork of the Kern River may revive the bird's shrinking numbers. The Arco Foundation has awarded $45,000 to the California Nature Conservancy to help restore portions of the river bank to the dense primeval cottonwood and willow forests that will support fading populations of the bird, a spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2000
Re "Demise of Bill Allows Disputed Toll Road Routing," Aug. 11: The state Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee has failed the people and diversity of California by succumbing to lobbyist pressures and failing to bring SB 1277 to a full vote. The Transportation Corridor Agencies have clearly engaged in a strategy to build toll roads through parklands. Building massive infrastructure through these wilderness areas is a betrayal of the parks' intent and purpose. The proposed Foothill South tollway will bisect one of the last free-flowing rivers in California, where steelhead trout, thought to be extinct in the region, appeared last year.
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August 5, 2012 | By Jen Leo
Wait! Don't get sick from swimming. See if the water is clean before you dive in. Name: Swim Guide Available for: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android What it does : The app helps you find clean water at beaches, lakes and rivers in California, the Great Lakes, the East and the South, as well as in British Columbia, Canada. Includes descriptions, photos and color-coded safety warnings. Cost: Free What's hot: The corresponding website didn't work for me, but the app was terrific.
TRAVEL
August 27, 1995 | HEIDI HAUGHY CUSICK, Cusick is a free-lance writer based in Mendocino. and
Lured by redwood forests, fog-tempered summers and sandy swimming holes, vacationers have been coming to the Russian River since the turn of the century. Once known as San Francisco's Riviera, the Russian River resort area was a day trip by ferry and train. Travelers stayed in rough cabins or in scores of resorts and camps along the railroad tracks that, until 1935, extended north from Sausalito to Monte Rio and Guerneville.
NEWS
May 20, 1994 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Phyllis the wandering whale abruptly vanished Thursday, raising hopes that the celebrity mammal has wearied of sightseeing and glided out of the Petaluma River toward the open sea. Although the wily whale may have merely slipped undetected into a side slough for some rest, experts were cautiously optimistic that Phyllis--who may, in fact, be a Pete--had rejoined his or her migrating colleagues and plotted a proper course for Alaska.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1991 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County toll roads got a reprieve Monday when they were exempted from a bill that would prohibit the use of public money or land for the construction of private roads around the state.
NEWS
December 8, 1994 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This fall, a local equivalent of the spotted owl controversy came to public notice in Ventura County. But in this case, the endangered animal is the steelhead trout, a relative of the salmon. And the threatened habitat is not the woods but the rivers--the Santa Clara and the Ventura. The local argument is about our water-use habits. And many of the people involved are joining a common cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1994 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concluding that a plan to dam the wild Clavey River near Yosemite would cause irreparable environmental harm, a pivotal federal study released Friday recommends against construction of the huge hydroelectric project. The study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which rarely has sided with environmentalists on river preservation, praised the pristine river canyon and advised the dam's proponents to look for other power sources.
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