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October 25, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton signed a law Tuesday creating a national monument out of a breathtaking stretch of mountains near Palm Springs, ending a saga that required extensive negotiation among Native Americans, developers and preservationists. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument will encompass 272,000 acres. From the desert floor to the 10,800-foot peak of Mt. San Jacinto, it is a popular recreation center and home to rare animals including bighorn sheep and golden eagles.
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March 20, 2011 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Lost Angeles Times
Barreling across the desert toward Palm Springs, I measured my progress on Interstate 10 by the unsightly roadside landmarks I passed: a sprawl of outlet malls, a pair of larger-than-life concrete dinosaurs, brigades of windmills marching through the Banning Pass. California's desert usually enchants me, but scenery like this repels. On this particular February day, however, a prize awaited just a few miles down the highway: Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
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TRAVEL
March 20, 2011 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Lost Angeles Times
Barreling across the desert toward Palm Springs, I measured my progress on Interstate 10 by the unsightly roadside landmarks I passed: a sprawl of outlet malls, a pair of larger-than-life concrete dinosaurs, brigades of windmills marching through the Banning Pass. California's desert usually enchants me, but scenery like this repels. On this particular February day, however, a prize awaited just a few miles down the highway: Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
NEWS
October 25, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton signed a law Tuesday creating a national monument out of a breathtaking stretch of mountains near Palm Springs, ending a saga that required extensive negotiation among Native Americans, developers and preservationists. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument will encompass 272,000 acres. From the desert floor to the 10,800-foot peak of Mt. San Jacinto, it is a popular recreation center and home to rare animals including bighorn sheep and golden eagles.
NEWS
February 25, 2011 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Hike along a desert trail, shoot photos of wildflowers, learn how to landscape with native plants and more next week, when the annual Wildflower Festival kicks off in Palm Desert . The festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5, will take place on the grounds of the visitor center at Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument . The free event includes live music; an art show; guided hikes and walks; a Kids Zone with arts and...
NEWS
October 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 440-square-mile sweep of jagged mountains and desert in Southern California would become the country's latest national monument under a bill passed Thursday in an effort to protect the land from encroaching development. The unanimous Senate vote sent the bill to President Clinton, who supports the protections in the proposed Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The area forms the postcard backdrop for Palm Springs, rising from the desert floor to the 10,804-foot peak of Mt.
NEWS
April 6, 2004 | Christopher Reynolds
AS of May 28 -- Memorial Day weekend -- the U.S. Forest Service will stop charging people who want to park their cars and hike, picnic or otherwise use parts of three Southern California national forests.
REAL ESTATE
May 8, 2005 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
This newly built house in Rancho Mirage isn't in the typical desert development built around a golf course. The mountainside house is, instead, in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, established in 2000 to protect indigenous plant and animal species, including the peninsular bighorn sheep. The monument was set up to protect public lands in its 272,000 acres. The house is contemporary in style and located in a gated community on privately owned land inside the monument.
OPINION
April 8, 2002
When Congress created the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument in 2000, marble bathrooms and four-car garages probably weren't part of the vision. Yet that's exactly what's being built inside the desert wilderness near Palm Springs, on land that federal park officials had hoped to acquire. Indeed, our nation's special places are under siege.
NEWS
December 12, 1999 | BART JANSEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A 440-square-mile sweep of rugged desert and mountains in Southern California appears headed for greater protection as part of a conservation initiative late in the Clinton administration. The land in the proposed Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument forms the postcard backdrop for Palm Springs, rising from the desert floor to the top of 10,000-foot Mt. San Jacinto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2007 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
In a blustery stretch of desert two hours east of Los Angeles, where many of the world's first power-producing windmills were built, a plan for more turbines has triggered a backlash that echoes a national debate over the merits of wind energy.
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