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January 10, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Antiquities Passed On: A collection of more than 200 Egyptian funerary objects valued at more than $2 million has been donated to the San Diego Museum of Man by La Jolla collectors Dr. Geoffrey A. Smith and Mrs. Janet Bowden Smith. The collection includes three wooden shrines containing falcon mummies, as well as multiple mortuary vessels, scarabs, amulets and ceramic and wooden figurines.
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December 4, 2009 | By Raja Abdulrahim
The skull of an ice age giant ground sloth was recently uncovered at a construction site in Riverside County and could be headed for display at the San Bernardino County Museum. The bones dating back 1.8 million years were discovered Nov. 18 on the site of a future Southern California Edison substation as earthmovers flattened the land in a hilly area west of Beaumont, said Rick Greenwood, director of Edison's environment health and safety division. Work in the area was immediately halted.
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December 26, 1993 | MARY FRANCES SMITH and Call listed phone numbers for directions.
REDLANDS--In conjunction with its holiday exhibit of dolls and toys, "Pastimes and Playthings," the San Bernardino County Museum offers doll-making demonstrations. Redlands resident Emma Jean Lorenz, whose porcelain dolls are part of the exhibit, leads demonstrations 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Free with museum admission ($3, general; $2, seniors and students; $1, kids 2-12). Exhibit up through Feb. 13. 2024 Orange Tree Lane. (909) 798-8570.
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January 2, 2005 | Barbara E. Hernandez, Special to The Times
Yucaipa, a Serrano Indian word for "marshy land," was a thriving cattle town in the mid-19th century. Today the area's nearly year-round green hills are still dotted with horses and cattle. Yucaipa, recently discovered by young families, offers some city conveniences and a whole lot of view. Beginnings The Serranos were early inhabitants of Yucaipa, which with its abundant water and lush vegetation, was a haven for wildlife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1991
I write to commend you on Charles Hillinger's excellent article about the San Bernardino County Museum's lending service (July 8)--they are providing a wonderful outreach. I would like to call your attention to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's lending service, which has been lending out pieces of the museum's collections for 65 years and is one of the museum's most popular programs. Now called the Classroom Collection Program and funded in part through a grant from the Pacific Telesis Foundation, this lending service allows schools to rent collections of 200 pieces each that include taxidermied animals, skeletons, insects, fossils, historical artifact and models, as well as cultural artifacts from all over the world.
NEWS
July 8, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ranger Barb Ward was borrowing a box full of stuffed birds, mammals, reptiles, mounted butterflies and insects from the museum for the summer. She'll use them to educate the hundreds of youngsters who visit the visitors' center in the San Bernardino National Forest. Ed Grodecki, 70, a bird carver from Riverside, also stopped in for a loan. He was filling out forms to borrow a rose-breasted grosbeak and a loggerhead shrike for three weeks.
REAL ESTATE
January 2, 2005 | Barbara E. Hernandez, Special to The Times
Yucaipa, a Serrano Indian word for "marshy land," was a thriving cattle town in the mid-19th century. Today the area's nearly year-round green hills are still dotted with horses and cattle. Yucaipa, recently discovered by young families, offers some city conveniences and a whole lot of view. Beginnings The Serranos were early inhabitants of Yucaipa, which with its abundant water and lush vegetation, was a haven for wildlife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2009 | By Raja Abdulrahim
The skull of an ice age giant ground sloth was recently uncovered at a construction site in Riverside County and could be headed for display at the San Bernardino County Museum. The bones dating back 1.8 million years were discovered Nov. 18 on the site of a future Southern California Edison substation as earthmovers flattened the land in a hilly area west of Beaumont, said Rick Greenwood, director of Edison's environment health and safety division. Work in the area was immediately halted.
TRAVEL
August 8, 1993
Is there a worldwide conspiracy against Mondays by the museum "industry"? After a nostalgic and delightful weekend at the rejuvenated Riverside Mission Inn, my wife and I decided to stay over for another day. Monday was hot and smoggy, so indoors was a must. The AAA tour book recommended the California Museum of Photography, Riverside Municipal Museum, Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center and March Field Museum. All closed. In nearby Redlands: Lincoln Memorial Shrine, San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino Assistencia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1997
We, too, are excited by the discovery of the partial mammoth skeleton at Hemet that you discussed in your July 11 editorial. This specimen confirms the presence of large specimens of the American mastodon over much of North America and emphasizes the unusual nature of the small mastodon skeletons recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits. However, your claim that the fossils from the Eastside Reservoir site may provide a more accurate picture of prehistoric life in California than those from the Los Angeles locality seems a little exaggerated.
TRAVEL
December 26, 1993 | MARY FRANCES SMITH and Call listed phone numbers for directions.
REDLANDS--In conjunction with its holiday exhibit of dolls and toys, "Pastimes and Playthings," the San Bernardino County Museum offers doll-making demonstrations. Redlands resident Emma Jean Lorenz, whose porcelain dolls are part of the exhibit, leads demonstrations 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Free with museum admission ($3, general; $2, seniors and students; $1, kids 2-12). Exhibit up through Feb. 13. 2024 Orange Tree Lane. (909) 798-8570.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Antiquities Passed On: A collection of more than 200 Egyptian funerary objects valued at more than $2 million has been donated to the San Diego Museum of Man by La Jolla collectors Dr. Geoffrey A. Smith and Mrs. Janet Bowden Smith. The collection includes three wooden shrines containing falcon mummies, as well as multiple mortuary vessels, scarabs, amulets and ceramic and wooden figurines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1991
I write to commend you on Charles Hillinger's excellent article about the San Bernardino County Museum's lending service (July 8)--they are providing a wonderful outreach. I would like to call your attention to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's lending service, which has been lending out pieces of the museum's collections for 65 years and is one of the museum's most popular programs. Now called the Classroom Collection Program and funded in part through a grant from the Pacific Telesis Foundation, this lending service allows schools to rent collections of 200 pieces each that include taxidermied animals, skeletons, insects, fossils, historical artifact and models, as well as cultural artifacts from all over the world.
NEWS
July 8, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ranger Barb Ward was borrowing a box full of stuffed birds, mammals, reptiles, mounted butterflies and insects from the museum for the summer. She'll use them to educate the hundreds of youngsters who visit the visitors' center in the San Bernardino National Forest. Ed Grodecki, 70, a bird carver from Riverside, also stopped in for a loan. He was filling out forms to borrow a rose-breasted grosbeak and a loggerhead shrike for three weeks.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth DeEtte "Dee" Simpson, an archeologist for the Southwest Museum in Highland Park and later the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, has died. She was 81. Simpson, who excavated prehistoric tools and other artifacts in Arizona and California's Mojave Desert, was also director of the Calico Early Man Archeological Site. She died Jan. 19 in Redlands after a series of strokes, said project acting director Fred E. Budinger Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1997
While we have been fixated on far-off Mars, the folk around Hemet are getting excited about a scientific discovery right under their feet: "Little Stevie," the fossilized remains of a mastodon that may have stood nearly 10 feet tall at the shoulder.
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