CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1991 |
Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) and three other congressmen introduced an extensive conservation bill Wednesday that designates vast portions of Los Padres National Forest as wilderness protected from development.
December 29, 2008 |
Perhaps a greater health risk in hot springs is the danger of extreme temperature changes, from tepid to scalding in minutes. In general, the pools can hold temperatures of up to 140 degrees and hotter. The hottest hot springs in Southern California is believed to be Sespe Hot Springs in the Los Padres National Forest. One longtime visitor said the water is so hot, he once boiled an egg in the pool.
June 27, 1999 |
In 1992 it became official: the Sespe Wilderness. But this land near Ojai has always been a wilderness. It remained a wilderness after Don Carlos Antonio Carrillo and his Rancho Sespe cattle operation and the gold miners of the 19th century came through; it even retained its wilderness character when oil companies drilled wells in the 20th century. The Sespe area had long been recognized as something special.
December 1, 1994 |
Staff writer Jeff Meyers and photographer Alan Hagman have been a bit hard to live with since they returned from their trip to the Sespe Wilderness. Just because they went into the rugged outback and stared danger in the face without blinking, they figure that the rest of us are supposed to be really impressed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2000 |
A portion of the massive Newhall Ranch housing project just east of Ventura County lies in a proposed critical habitat for the endangered arroyo toad, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said Wednesday. The housing project is being watched closely by Ventura County officials and environmentalists who believe it could affect water supplies, traffic and the Santa Clara River, which is the region's last free-flowing river.
September 22, 1994 |
The hikers who make up the Rancho Simi Trail Blazers didn't pick their name justbecause it was cute and snappy. Sure, they like to hike, but they actually build trails and maintain them too. The group has existed officially for a year now, and they've attracted some 40 members. During that time they finished one trail segment and have since tackled another.