CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 |
Firefighters made progress in their efforts to control two brush fires burning in Southern California mountains, officials said Tuesday night. In the Madre fire above Azusa, about 450 firefighters had the blaze 70% contained and were continuing to make headway, the U.S. Forest Service said. The blaze broke out Monday afternoon north of California 39 in San Gabriel Canyon and briefly threatened several homes before ground crews and aircraft were able to knock down flames. The Sierra fire in the Cajon Pass broke out Tuesday afternoon and quickly spread to 200 acres west of t he 15 Freeway near Glen Helen Road, the U.S. Forest Service said.
October 26, 2012 |
As noted Thursday , U.S. 395 is full of fiery yellows and reds as the leaf-peeping season moves into lower elevations. The way to see all this is to take the 395 north toward Mammoth, then take some of the canyon roads west. Here are a couple more worth mentioning: The June Lake Loop is spectacular right now. Clear skies and daytime temps in the 60s make for great hiking and photography. Best June Lake stretch is just past the village and down past Silver Lake, where tunnels of aspen line the road and deer come out to feed just before dusk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2010 |
Jerry Brown, the once and possibly future governor of California, is the only high-profile Democrat hoping to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger -- and has long been the front-runner in voter surveys. Yet nine months before election day, Brown's bid to win his old job back remains in an "exploratory" phase. And some Democrats wish their candidate had heeded his own joking promises to declare his intentions "when the snows fall in the Sierras." Brown, 71, adapted that phrase from another former governor, his father, Pat Brown, but remained silent when white powder began piling high in the mountains late last year.
September 20, 1998
Regarding Lucretia Bingham's story on the Mono Hot Springs Resort ("Sierra Secret," Aug. 9): While the article was detailed and accurate, she failed to mention that the resort is adjacent to a well-kept forestry service campground. The resort and campground are open June through September only. The sinking feeling I experienced upon seeing the article is that she revealed this well-kept "Sierra secret" to 1.4 million Times Travel section readers. In the 18 years that I have known about Mono Hot Springs, I shared it with only six of my most appreciative friends.
February 8, 1987 |
Gradual widening of the main arteries linking Southern California and the eastern Sierra will result in the probable completion of a four-lane highway from the Los Angeles County line to the Nevada border by the end of the century, according to a Caltrans official here. Kit Birmingham, program manager of transportation programs for District 9, said that 60% to 62% of California 14 and U. S. 395 will be four-lane by 1992, according to the agency's current five-year plan.
September 15, 1997 |
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony is visibly animated as he talks about cats, takeout chicken and rice pudding. The 61-year-old cardinal is up before dawn, but not before his cat, Miguel. "Either the fellow with the leaf blower wakes up Miguel or Miguel wakes him up, but the two of them start around 4:15. So, I resist till about 5," said the head of the nation's most populous Catholic archdiocese (3.6 million people).