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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1990
The Sahara Club, a group of plant-crushing motorcycle enthusiasts is aptly named. Large portions of the Sahara desert and other eroded wastelands of North Africa are man-made. In historical (that is, Roman Empire) times, many now ugly and hostile areas of North Africa were verdant and friendly. They became deserts after men cut down all of the trees and their goats nibbled all of the smaller plants out of existence. MARK SEECOF Santa Monica
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December 1, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal rangers arrested 10 people at the site of the banned Barstow to Las Vegas off-road race course while nine others were allowed to stage a protest ride along the Mojave Desert route. Barbara Maxfield, a Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman, said seven of the arrested people were violating the route closure. Three others were illegally driving cross-country or off the roadway. Maxfield said the 10 were cited and released pending a court date.
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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 22, 1990
Thank you for presenting the article on the Sahara Club (Metro, Dec. 12). We need organizations and individuals to oppose the current wave of extreme environmania that is sweeping the nation and threatening our economy. I do not own a motorcycle and I am not at all interested in cross-country racing. My interest in the desert involves hiking, camping, backpacking, and, where permitted, target shooting. Nonetheless, I am fed up with the shrill propaganda of many environmentalists who constantly predict the end of our planet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Sieman recycles his 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 politer 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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1990
Ventura County sheriff's deputies were summoned to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks Monday night to quell a disturbance at an environmental lecture. Mark Davis, a representative of the Earth First! environmental group, was addressing about 200 people in the Preus-Brandt Forum on the Cal Lutheran campus when about 40 members of a group calling themselves the Sahara Club rose together. They removed their shirts to display black T-shirts showing an Earth First!
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal rangers arrested 10 people at the site of the banned Barstow to Las Vegas off-road race course while nine others were allowed to stage a protest ride along the Mojave Desert route. Barbara Maxfield, a Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman, said seven of the arrested people were violating the route closure. Three others were illegally driving cross-country or off the roadway. Maxfield said the 10 were cited and released pending a court date.
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.
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 10, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rick Sieman recycles his 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 politer 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.
NEWS
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1990
Ventura County sheriff's deputies were summoned to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks Monday night to quell a disturbance at an environmental lecture. Mark Davis, a representative of the Earth First! environmental group, was addressing about 200 people in the Preus-Brandt Forum on the Cal Lutheran campus when about 40 members of a group calling themselves the Sahara Club rose together. They removed their shirts to display black T-shirts showing an Earth First!
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