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April 26, 1992 | SONJA BARISIC, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When businessman Donald Bohnert leaves prison after serving a year for dumping hazardous waste, he will have to do more time--as a Sierra Club member. Several other Ohio polluters also agreed to join the environmental group as part of their punishments, and the trend irritates some civil rights advocates.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1994
Peter Green's attack on the Sierra Club ("Now Sierra Club Threatens Wetlands," Dec. 13) is unwarranted and an attempt to deflect recent criticism of the Amigos (de Bolsa Chica). The past efforts of the Amigos are appreciated, but a great many of the members do not support the densities proposed. Density is the issue, and it will cost the city of Huntington Beach $6 million per year in subsidies to pay for spill-over infrastructure improvements and services. Is there a more sound economic as well as environmental solution?
OPINION
January 26, 2004
"As long as I live," John Muir wrote, "I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.... I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can." Nearly 25 years of running "wild" in the Yosemite Valley and its environs had left the Scottish immigrant so smitten with the Sierra Nevada mountains that he resolved that other Americans should have the chance to see and experience what he had.
OPINION
April 26, 2004
Sierra Club members were quite clear in their vote to conserve the original mission of their organization: They would not mix their message of environmentalism with an anti-immigrant agenda. The results of the weeks-long mail-in election for board of directors can only be good for the venerable club's ongoing work. The worry that the anti-immigrant slate would gain a majority on the board shook awake its complacent membership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2011 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80. Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a visionary and inspirational figure who mentored generations of activists in fights to reduce the environmental damage of developments, including renewable energy projects on pristine landscapes and wildlife. Hughes was among a dozen environmentalists invited to the White House in 1994 when President Clinton signed the landmark California Desert Protection Act, which created a new national park in the eastern Mojave Desert and elevated Death Valley and Joshua Tree from national monument to national park status.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990 | KENNETH R. WEISS
Reversing its decision to stay out of congressional politics, the area chapter of the Sierra Club has decided to support Democrat Anita Perez Ferguson in her bid to unseat Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura). After weeks of holding out, one member of the Sierra Club's Los Padres chapter executive board switched positions to provide the pivotal vote in favor of Ferguson, said Beverly Full, the chapter's political action chairwoman.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1990 | KENNETH R. WEISS
A spokesman for Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) said the congressman plans to compete actively for the endorsement of the Sierra Club--a political blessing from the nation's leading environmental group that Lagomarsino has never received during his 16 years in federal office. "We're taking this seriously," said John Doherty, Lagomarsino's spokesman. "We are competing for their endorsement."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1997 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
An attorney for the Sierra Club vowed Friday to take the group's case against Thousand Oaks and the city's handling of the 2,350-home Dos Vientos Ranch to the California Supreme Court if necessary. The state Court of Appeal on Tuesday rejected the Sierra Club's lawsuit. The group's attorney, Stephan Volker, said he will ask the appeals court to reconsider its decision--and if it declines to do so, he will take the case to a higher court.
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.
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