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August 1, 1987 | JOHN McKINNEY
The San Jacinto Mountain range is one of those magical places that lures hikers back year after year. Hikers enjoy the contrasts this range offers--the feeling of hiking in Switzerland while gazing down on the Sahara. Author Carey McWilliams called Southern California an island on the land. The San Jacinto Mountains could well be described the same. The 10,000-foot peaks of the San Jacintos are separated from the rest of Southern California by low passes and desert valleys.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
An animal shelter set up for the massive Mountain fire has morphed into a "Noah's Ark" as people fleeing the flames have dropped off a colorful collection of pets, officials said Thursday evening. The animals at the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus include two pygmy goats, a tree frog, an African Grey Parrot, two show horses and about 60 cats and dogs. There are also chickens that laid two blue eggs, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. "It's kind of like a Noah's Ark," department spokesman John Welsh told The Times.  The shelter, at 581 S. Grand Ave. in San Jacinto, has been operating around the clock since evacuation orders were issued.
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July 7, 1992 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fire fanned by hot winds scorched 105 acres of brush in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, damaging three homes and several vehicles and forcing the evacuation of 100 residents before it was declared contained, authorities said. Meantime, firefighters battling a 1,200-acre blaze in the sparsely populated San Jacinto Mountains, southwest of Banning, said the fire was mostly contained by Monday afternoon after burning for more than 24 hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A 300-acre blaze was burning through steep forestland in the San Jacinto Mountains west of Palm Springs on  Saturday, but no homes were threatened. The fire broke out in the mountains just south of Banning, a town of 30,000 in the pass that connects Riverside and Palm Springs through Interstate 10. Mark Annas, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the Riverside County blaze broke out at 11:43 a.m. and 400 firefighters were on the scene by midafternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1991 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
Funny thing about beginnings. You never know how they'll end up. Take that healthy Los Angeles perennial, the Hollywood Bowl. Early in its history, it twice suffered a series of economic pains--bankruptcy once--and almost died. Or Wilshire Boulevard's splendiferous County Museum of Art. In its beginnings and for many years after, it had to share space in Exposition Park with a collection of ancient bones. Then there's today's energetic Center Theatre Group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2010 | By Bettina Boxall
A rare Southern California butterfly and desert bighorn sheep have won a round in their contest for territory in the San Jacinto Mountains. National forest officials are rethinking the extent of cattle grazing on 51,000 acres in the San Jacintos that include habitat for the endangered quino checkerspot butterfly and the peninsular bighorn sheep. In response to appeals by environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service withdrew one decision and reversed another involving the renewal of grazing allotments on San Bernardino National Forest lands.
NEWS
February 13, 2008
Riverside County: An article in Section A on Jan. 28 about ballot issues said Riverside County extended from the Colorado River west to the San Jacinto Mountains. It reaches the Santa Ana Mountains.
NEWS
August 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Forest Service closed a campground in the San Jacinto Mountains after officials discovered a flea carrying bubonic plague. The Marion Mountain Campground, located about six miles north of Idyllwild, is expected to remain closed for about a month, said Steve Moise, a Riverside County environmental health specialist. The campground was closed to the public about three weeks ago after a flea captured by county health inspectors tested positive for the plague, Moise said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Danish man who became lost while hiking in the San Jacinto Mountains was found Monday, officials said. Hans Ebbenscaard, 38, was in fair condition after being found about 11:30 a.m. near Tahquitz Canyon, said Sgt. Earl Quinata, Riverside County sheriff's spokesman. Ebbenscaard was taken to a hospital. Authorities began searching Sunday after learning that Ebbenscaard's rental car had sat several days in the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway parking lot.
NEWS
March 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan Jr. has designated portions of two mountain ranges above Palm Springs as the nation's fourth National Scenic Area, an action that paves the way for stricter management of the region's wildlife and other resources. The designation encompasses 200,000 acres of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, home to Peninsular bighorn sheep, the desert slender salamander, the fringe-toed lizard and other endangered or threatened species.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A wildfire in steep forestland in the San Jacinto Mountains has quickly doubled in size to 650 acres. The blaze, named the Gorgonio fire, is in Riverside County south of Banning, a town of 30,000 in the mountain pass between Riverside and Palm Springs. The blaze was not threatening any structures, and no evacuations have been ordered, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. About 400 firefighters and two helicopters were assigned to the blaze. MAP: Southern California fires The blaze forced the closure of California 243, a state route that winds through the San Jacinto Mountains and connects Banning with Idyllwild in the San Bernardino National Forest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2013 | By Frank Shyong and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times
Monday morning's magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Riverside County was the largest temblor to hit the Los Angeles region in three years and has produced more than 100 aftershocks. It caused no major damage, but it was felt over what seismologists said was an unusually large area. The quake was initially recorded as three separate temblors because a foreshock tricked seismograms into recording multiple quakes of multiple sizes, said Susan Hough, a USGS seismologist. Earthquakes of a 4.7 magnitude are typically felt only about 120 miles away from the epicenter, but Monday morning's quake traveled farther, shaking coffee cups as far as Los Angeles.
TRAVEL
March 20, 2011 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Lost Angeles Times
THE BEST WAY TO SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT From Los Angeles , take Interstate10 east to Highway 111 in Palm Springs. Most of the monument's major attractions can be accessed from 111. WHERE TO STAY The Chase Hotel at Palm Springs, 200 W. Arenas Road, Palm Springs; (877) 532-4273 or (760) 320-8866, http://www.chasehotelpalmsprings.com . Step back into the Palm Springs of Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope at this attractive midcentury boutique motel in downtown Palm Springs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2010 | By Robert J. Lopez and Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon rumbled across Southern California, sparking brush fires and causing flash flooding and hail even as inland areas sweltered amid triple-digit temperatures and high humidity. In Los Angeles County, a powerful afternoon thunderstorm struck the Antelope Valley as fire crews responded to dozens of incidents, including small brush fires and a rescue of two people trapped in mud after a heavy downpour, officials said. In Riverside County, where more than a dozen brush fires erupted, three sheriff's deputies suffered minor injures rescuing a woman from a trailer as flames burned near homes in Lake Elsinore, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2010 | By Bettina Boxall
A rare Southern California butterfly and desert bighorn sheep have won a round in their contest for territory in the San Jacinto Mountains. National forest officials are rethinking the extent of cattle grazing on 51,000 acres in the San Jacintos that include habitat for the endangered quino checkerspot butterfly and the peninsular bighorn sheep. In response to appeals by environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service withdrew one decision and reversed another involving the renewal of grazing allotments on San Bernardino National Forest lands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Fairchild, 82, an experienced mountaineer who helped found the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit, died Sunday at his home in Riverside. He died of natural causes, according to the Riverside County coroner's office. Fairchild, who has been called "the grand old man of mountain rescue," was one of five founding members of the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit in 1961. He participated in hundreds of rescues for more than four decades and continued to help train rescue volunteers after his retirement in 2005.
TRAVEL
March 19, 2000
I loved "Retro Palm Springs" (Feb. 27). You missed a favorite of mine, the San Marino Hotel. This cozy 17-room inn was also designed by William Cody. It is an example of the Wright school of architecture, with extensive use of glass and stone walls. Each unit is uniquely furnished, and the artist-wife of the innkeeper-owner has several of her original pieces in each room. It is built in a U shape around a pool and garden area, with the San Jacinto Mountains as a backdrop. Quiet and delightful.
NEWS
February 13, 2008
Riverside County: An article in Section A on Jan. 28 about ballot issues said Riverside County extended from the Colorado River west to the San Jacinto Mountains. It reaches the Santa Ana Mountains.
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