March 1, 1990 |
From a dry spillway near the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale, Don Provine surveyed a most improbable site for an 18-hole, public golf course. Before him lay a 250-acre rectangle of rocky, semi-desert terrain, filled with coastal sage scrub, clumps of bushes, a few trees and a string of power transmission lines. Traffic churned along the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway.
August 12, 1993 |
They didn't much care for the long-haired fans, the grating music or the bumper-to-bumper traffic at last weekend's Lollapalooza rock concert, but county park officials are enthusiastic about plans to begin holding concerts regularly at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area. Looking for a new source of revenue as they struggle with budget cuts, park officials said they would like to hold as many as four concerts annually in the 800-acre county facility in Irwindale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2009 |
Budget cuts have forced Los Angeles County parks officials to restrict swimming at three lakes this summer. Starting Monday, parks officials are closing beaches at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area in Castaic, Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas and Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 7. Beach closure signs will be posted at park entrances, parking lots and shorelines, a parks spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1986
Boating fees at three regional county park reservoirs, including Castaic Lake in Castaic, will be increased March 1 from $2 to $3 for launching inspection and from $20 to $25 for an annual boating pass. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the increases, which also affect Bonelli Park in San Dimas and Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Azusa, to bring fees into line with those charged by regional parks in other counties.
February 24, 2005 |
After 16 years at Glen Helen Park in San Bernardino County, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire is moving. The re-creation of an Elizabethan English country fair will be staged this year at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, on weekends from April 16 to May 22. The new location is "closer to where much of our audience is based," said Pete Leavell, chief executive of Renaissance Entertainment, which owns and operates the event.
May 31, 1992
The coroner's office was attempting to identify the skeletal remains of a man found in a wilderness area in the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. A skull and upper torso were discovered early Monday morning by a search-and-rescue team that had been called to the park to look for a missing boy, 5-year-old Ricardo Leon, who was subsequently found unharmed. The skeleton appeared to have been in the park for at least six months, Irwindale police said.