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November 22, 1986 | JOHN McKINNEY
Rarely visited Saddleback Butte State Park, located on the eastern fringe of Antelope Valley, offers an easily reached but out-of-the-way destination for a day hike. This is high-desert country, a land of creosote bush and Joshua trees. Seventy-five miles north of Los Angeles, the park takes the name of its most prominent feature--3651-foot Saddleback Butte, a granite mountaintop that towers above the Antelope Valley.
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August 4, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the sun sets over Saddleback Butte State Park, the desert comes alive with nocturnal activity. Kangaroo rats and deer mice forage for seeds in the dry ground. Yucca night moths flutter about pollenating Joshua trees' pale blossoms. Horned lizards and rattlesnakes emerge from earthen dwellings.
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August 4, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the sun sets over Saddleback Butte State Park, the desert comes alive with nocturnal activity. Kangaroo rats and deer mice forage for seeds in the dry ground. Yucca night moths flutter about pollenating Joshua trees' pale blossoms. Horned lizards and rattlesnakes emerge from earthen dwellings.
NEWS
November 22, 1986 | JOHN McKINNEY
Rarely visited Saddleback Butte State Park, located on the eastern fringe of Antelope Valley, offers an easily reached but out-of-the-way destination for a day hike. This is high-desert country, a land of creosote bush and Joshua trees. Seventy-five miles north of Los Angeles, the park takes the name of its most prominent feature--3651-foot Saddleback Butte, a granite mountaintop that towers above the Antelope Valley.
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September 8, 2000 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you want to make one final summer excursion, consider Saddleback Butte State Park in the Antelope Valley east of Lancaster. Situated on a mountain plateau covered with Joshua trees, the park suffers from a bit of an identity crisis because for many years it was often confused with a more famous destination whose name it once shared.
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August 10, 1999 | DAVID COLKER
A 2-year-old boy was killed Monday afternoon when he was ejected from a car that rolled over after a tire blew out, authorities said. The boy was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, which occurred in a remote area east of Lancaster near Saddleback Butte State Park, according to Officer Karen Faciane of the California Highway Patrol. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
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August 21, 1996 | From Times wire services
A helicopter connected to a film production crashed Tuesday, killing the pilot, injuring the co-pilot and a crew member on the ground, fire officials said. The craft went down in the Antelope Valley in a rugged, desolate area dotted with cactuses and buttes five miles east of Lancaster in north Los Angeles County. A county film office official said a music video was scheduled to film in the area but had no other information.
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September 11, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
The Texas Transportation Commission has approved the highest speed limit in the country -- 85 mph -- for a 40-mile-long toll road between Austin and San Antonio . . . . The first-ever "Tour de Antelope Valley" family campout and bicycle fun ride  will be held Sept. 28-29. Proceeds go to the Save Saddleback Butte fund to help keep Saddleback Butte State Park open. Info:  SaveSaddleback, (661) 946-1976 . . . . Sunset Magazine's SAVOR the Central Coast's Main Event takes place Sept.
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April 19, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Twenty-six years ago Monday, Earth Day was created as a way of focusing attention on problems facing the world's ecosystem--acid rain, toxic waste, pollution and more. Largely dormant for the next two decades, the global event returned to the nation's attention in 1990 with a gala anniversary that reminded people that many environmental problems continue to plague the planet.
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March 6, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The Paso Robles Wine Festival celebrates its 30 th anniversary, May 18-20, in a downtown park and throughout Paso Robles wine country. Tickets: www.pasowine.com . . . . Elite athletes will descend on Oceanside for the Ironman 70.3 California on March 31 .  The course includes a 1.2-mile swim, a one-loop 56-mile bike course that includes the hills of Camp Pendleton, and a 13.1-mile run through the coastal neighborhoods of Oceanside. Info: www.ironman.com . . . . The San Luis Obispo County YMCA will host its 12 th annual bike ride June 23. The ride, which benefits Cambria teens, features Highway 1 ocean vistas and oak-studded hills, over three different distances: 25, 50 and 100 miles.
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September 14, 1988 | Hilary Iker
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which encompases 60,000 acres scattered throughout the mountain range, provides many of the largest parks in Los Angeles County, including the biggest one--Topanga State Park. The widest range of facilities is offered at the City of Los Angeles' landmark Griffith Park, which features, among other things, a zoo, observatory, 650-seat amphitheater and several golf courses.
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February 28, 1988 | MICHELE GRIMM and TOM GRIMM, The Grimms of Laguna Beach are authors of "Away for the Weekend," a travel guide to Southern California.
Self-taught artist Howard Arden Edwards may not be remembered for the movie sets he decorated in Hollywood's early days, but the home he built has become a high desert landmark. Surrounded by Joshua trees in a granite outcropping called Piute Butte, it rises like an apparition in the middle of the Antelope Valley. From a distance the building's gabled roofs seem more appropriate to the Swiss mountains than the Mojave Desert.
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