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June 8, 1987
C. Freeman Allen was elected the first chairman of the new statewide Sierra Club volunteer organization, Sierra Club California. Allen, 58, is chairman of the Advisory Council to the South Coast Air Quality Management District and a member of the chemistry faculty at Pomona College. Allen was chosen from among four candidates by 95 delegates attending the group's first convention, meeting near San Luis Obispo. Also elected were nine members of the group's 11-member board of directors.
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TRAVEL
July 22, 2001 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
In the 1920s, a handsome building rose on one of the rolling hills just outside Silver City, N.M. It was to be a school for troubled teenagers. When that failed, it became a country club. For decades after that, it was a dude ranch, with 178 acres of hills and trails bordering the Gila National Forest. When owner and avid birder Myra McCormick died in 1999, she bequeathed the property to the Nature Conservancy, as long as the conservancy promised to keep it as lodging.
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NEWS
January 19, 1989 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Environmental Writer
Sierra Club California said Wednesday that it will mount a major effort to raise gasoline taxes for everyone and registration fees and sales taxes on "gas-guzzling" vehicles as part of a wide-ranging strategy to place the state in the forefront of efforts to minimize predicted global environmental perils such as the greenhouse effect.
OPINION
June 27, 1999
In his June 20 Opinion piece on inner-city redevelopment ("A Darker Shade of Green"), David Friedman is so anxious to fit the Sierra Club into a neat stereotype that he ignores the facts. Friedman's attack was sparked by draft language circulated by the sponsors of SB 324 (Escutia) which was never approved by the author and never placed in the bill. Despite the assertion that we tried to kill the bill, the Sierra Club has never opposed SB 324. We did raise concerns that the draft language would pose a threat to human health and the environment by allowing redevelopment on sites that are still contaminated by toxic chemicals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1994
Alexander Cockburn accused me and the Sierra Club, among others, of being "potential mass murderers" (Column Left, March 29). His accusation is made as he discounts this century's overwhelming human population growth and its related environmental impacts. World population will reach 5.6 billion this year. Demographers' projections are that global population may double within the next 50 years. The human population already is, or will soon be, beyond the capacity of the Earth to support it. The natural environment is being degraded and destroyed, including a tremendous loss of other plant and animal species.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1987
On July 7, the California Senate Rules Committee relieved Gilbert Contreras of his duties on the California Coastal Commission. The Sierra Club believes that this action was long overdue and was a responsible action by Sen. David Roberti (D-Los Angeles) and the committee. We support the committee's action. Contreras is a developer in San Diego whose business transactions have been sharply criticized by the San Diego City Council (acting as the Housing Commission) and the Department of Urban Development.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | NANCY JO HILL, Hill is a free-lance writer in Los Angeles.
Love for nature is a driving force in the life of Ken Horner, a retired biology teacher who is chairman of the 57,000-member Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. As head of the chapter, Horner will be among conservationists and environmentalists attending the fourth annual convention of Sierra Club California, an umbrella organization for the state's Sierra Club chapters.
OPINION
June 27, 1999
In his June 20 Opinion piece on inner-city redevelopment ("A Darker Shade of Green"), David Friedman is so anxious to fit the Sierra Club into a neat stereotype that he ignores the facts. Friedman's attack was sparked by draft language circulated by the sponsors of SB 324 (Escutia) which was never approved by the author and never placed in the bill. Despite the assertion that we tried to kill the bill, the Sierra Club has never opposed SB 324. We did raise concerns that the draft language would pose a threat to human health and the environment by allowing redevelopment on sites that are still contaminated by toxic chemicals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest escalation of public debate over Mediterranean fruit fly eradication methods, the California division of the Sierra Club petitioned state officials Monday to halt aerial application of malathion over Southern California neighborhoods so that more research can be done on the pesticide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some prominent California environmental groups are urging wide-ranging reforms in a landmark program intended to balance growth with the needs of wildlife. A letter to be delivered to Sacramento legislative leaders today calls for more extensive scientific review, more public comment and a host of other changes in a program that has become key to protecting endangered plants and animals in fast-growing areas of Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some prominent California environmental groups are urging wide-ranging reforms in a landmark program intended to balance growth with the needs of wildlife. A letter to be delivered to Sacramento legislative leaders today calls for more extensive scientific review, more public comment and a host of other changes in a program that has become key to protecting endangered plants and animals in fast-growing areas of Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1994
Alexander Cockburn accused me and the Sierra Club, among others, of being "potential mass murderers" (Column Left, March 29). His accusation is made as he discounts this century's overwhelming human population growth and its related environmental impacts. World population will reach 5.6 billion this year. Demographers' projections are that global population may double within the next 50 years. The human population already is, or will soon be, beyond the capacity of the Earth to support it. The natural environment is being degraded and destroyed, including a tremendous loss of other plant and animal species.
NEWS
May 30, 1991 | Times Wire Services
A fire that began early Wednesday in an abandoned store two blocks from the state Capitol caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a downtown redevelopment district and destroyed the Sierra Club's state headquarters. Transients who frequented the area were seen running from the abandoned Metropolitan Army-Navy store on J Street, but investigators had not determined whether the fire was deliberately set.
FOOD
November 1, 1990 | DANIEL P. PUZO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's environmental and agribusiness interests, traditionally bitter political foes, are searching for common ground on issues such as land use, pesticide practices, air pollution and water quality in the decade ahead. The animosity between the growers and conservationists has reached a peak in recent years, what with the 1986 passage of Proposition 65 and its attendant cancer warnings, the Alar controversy of 1989 and a virtually constant debate over pesticide residues in food.
NEWS
September 18, 1990 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Democrat Dianne Feinstein has won a major victory in her gubernatorial campaign's battle with Republican Sen. Pete Wilson for the support of environmentalists by collecting the endorsement of the 200,000-member Sierra Club of California, sources within the environmental movement disclosed Monday. Wilson earlier got the backing of Friends of the River, which has the bulk of its 10,000 members in California, the Western River Guides Assn.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | NANCY JO HILL, Hill is a free-lance writer in Los Angeles.
Love for nature is a driving force in the life of Ken Horner, a retired biology teacher who is chairman of the 57,000-member Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. As head of the chapter, Horner will be among conservationists and environmentalists attending the fourth annual convention of Sierra Club California, an umbrella organization for the state's Sierra Club chapters.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | FRANK CLIFFORD and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writers
For Leo McCarthy it was a sweet Thursday. Time and again, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate has stood by while his Republican rival, Sen. Pete Wilson, presented himself as the caring candidate with ethnic groups, environmentalists and even some labor leaders. But the Sierra Club's unequivocal endorsement Thursday of Lt. Gov. McCarthy allowed him to turn the tables.
NEWS
June 7, 1987 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
Delegates to the annual convention of a new statewide Sierra Club organization convened here Saturday, determined to wield greater influence in California politics and a bigger voice in club affairs. The newly organized "Sierra Club California" was formed by the club's 13 California chapters. On Sunday, the 95 delegates are scheduled to elect an 11-member state executive committee, which will include a state chairman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest escalation of public debate over Mediterranean fruit fly eradication methods, the California division of the Sierra Club petitioned state officials Monday to halt aerial application of malathion over Southern California neighborhoods so that more research can be done on the pesticide.
NEWS
February 17, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
Incensed that they can no longer scale some of their favorite Sierra Nevada peaks on Sierra Club trips, many of the club's most avid mountaineers are waging an emotional campaign against a ban on climbing that the club's Board of Directors imposed to avoid a skyrocketing insurance bill.
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