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March 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sheriff's deputies and rescuers searched Concow Creek for a 6-year-old girl who was swept off a bicycle and into churning water while crossing a bridge on her way to school. Amanda Shelton disappeared into Concow Creek on Monday morning while riding on the handlebars of a bicycle over a partially submerged bridge in the Sierra Nevada foothills with a friend, James Strawn, 12.
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July 3, 2012 | By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times
The hunt continued Monday for a mountain lion that over the weekend mauled a sleeping hiker in the Sierra Nevada foothills northwest of Nevada City, Calif. The victim, 63, was treated for puncture and scratch wounds and released from a Grass Valley hospital. It was only the 15th confirmed mountain lion attack on a human in California since 1890. The Bay Area man, who asked authorities not to release his identity, was driving to a trail head for the start of a hiking trip when he decided to spend the night under the stars at a spot he knew on a tributary of the Yuba River.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Winky, a popular but ailing elephant that had been transferred from the Detroit Zoo to a California refuge, has died. The 56-year-old elephant was euthanized Monday, according to the Performing Animal Welfare Society, which housed Winky in its San Andreas compound. Winky was one of two Asian elephants moved in 2005 to the sanctuary in the Sierra Nevada foothills because of arthritis and foot problems. Officials with the society say Winky was unable to get back on her feet after sliding to her hindquarters over the weekend, forcing veterinarians to euthanize her. Fifty-year-old Wanda remains there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2012 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from the Sierra Nevada foothills -- It was a dream to retire here — in a quaint little town atop a hillside, among the pines and the quail and the Main Street shops. When Kate Hamon arrived more than a decade ago, she had it all. Now she is on the phone with Kmart, hustling to get a job. "Please, please keep me in mind," she tells the manager. "I can start any time you like. " Work is hard to find around these parts, especially when you're 78 years old. PHOTOS: Lean times in Gold Rush country For many retirees such as Hamon who came to spend their golden years in California's Gold Rush region, life has not turned out the way they'd hoped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1985 | Associated Press
Friends told Gary Tripp to give up when his efforts to revive his brother from a diving accident seemed to be in vain, but Tripp kept at it until he finally noticed his brother's eyelids flickering. Brian Tripp, 21, broke his neck last weekend diving onto a sand bar at Millerton Lake, in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Fresno. He was pulled from the water with blue skin, purple lips and gray eyes. "I remember some people saying, 'He's dead. He's gone.
NEWS
September 29, 1997 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wildfire raged through more than 5,700 acres of tinder-dry Sierra Nevada foothills north of the capital Sunday, sending hundreds fleeing and destroying or damaging at least 80 residences, both houses and mobile homes, as well as businesses. California Department of Forestry spokesman John Ferreira was hopeful about prospects for controlling the fire: "It looks like things are very good . . . if the winds don't pick up." Full containment was expected by early Tuesday, the department said. Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2011 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
This onetime mining town in the Sierra Nevada foothills — with its tawny autumn leaves, a place where neighbors gather over breakfast and the Fruit Jar Pickers play a gig every Sunday — is enmeshed in a dispute over the N-word. Not the hateful pejorative, although it started there. Shortly after moving into a home last year on Empty Diggins Lane, Gail Smith wanted to learn everything she could about the history of the five acres she and her husband, Zeke, had purchased.
NATIONAL
November 18, 2011 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
A wind-stoked fire that erupted early Friday chased thousands of residents from their homes on the outskirts of Reno, as orange flames licked the sky and chewed through 2,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The Caughlin fire destroyed or damaged 25 homes as 60-mph gusts scattered embers and flooded houses with smoke. A 74-year-old man fleeing his home died of heart failure, officials said, and more than a dozen people were treated for heart and respiratory problems. A firefighter who suffered first- and second-degree burns was hospitalized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2012 | By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times
The hunt continued Monday for a mountain lion that over the weekend mauled a sleeping hiker in the Sierra Nevada foothills northwest of Nevada City, Calif. The victim, 63, was treated for puncture and scratch wounds and released from a Grass Valley hospital. It was only the 15th confirmed mountain lion attack on a human in California since 1890. The Bay Area man, who asked authorities not to release his identity, was driving to a trail head for the start of a hiking trip when he decided to spend the night under the stars at a spot he knew on a tributary of the Yuba River.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2012 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from the Sierra Nevada foothills -- It was a dream to retire here — in a quaint little town atop a hillside, among the pines and the quail and the Main Street shops. When Kate Hamon arrived more than a decade ago, she had it all. Now she is on the phone with Kmart, hustling to get a job. "Please, please keep me in mind," she tells the manager. "I can start any time you like. " Work is hard to find around these parts, especially when you're 78 years old. PHOTOS: Lean times in Gold Rush country For many retirees such as Hamon who came to spend their golden years in California's Gold Rush region, life has not turned out the way they'd hoped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2011 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
This onetime mining town in the Sierra Nevada foothills — with its tawny autumn leaves, a place where neighbors gather over breakfast and the Fruit Jar Pickers play a gig every Sunday — is enmeshed in a dispute over the N-word. Not the hateful pejorative, although it started there. Shortly after moving into a home last year on Empty Diggins Lane, Gail Smith wanted to learn everything she could about the history of the five acres she and her husband, Zeke, had purchased.
NATIONAL
November 18, 2011 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
A wind-stoked fire that erupted early Friday chased thousands of residents from their homes on the outskirts of Reno, as orange flames licked the sky and chewed through 2,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The Caughlin fire destroyed or damaged 25 homes as 60-mph gusts scattered embers and flooded houses with smoke. A 74-year-old man fleeing his home died of heart failure, officials said, and more than a dozen people were treated for heart and respiratory problems. A firefighter who suffered first- and second-degree burns was hospitalized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Winky, a popular but ailing elephant that had been transferred from the Detroit Zoo to a California refuge, has died. The 56-year-old elephant was euthanized Monday, according to the Performing Animal Welfare Society, which housed Winky in its San Andreas compound. Winky was one of two Asian elephants moved in 2005 to the sanctuary in the Sierra Nevada foothills because of arthritis and foot problems. Officials with the society say Winky was unable to get back on her feet after sliding to her hindquarters over the weekend, forcing veterinarians to euthanize her. Fifty-year-old Wanda remains there.
NEWS
September 29, 1997 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wildfire raged through more than 5,700 acres of tinder-dry Sierra Nevada foothills north of the capital Sunday, sending hundreds fleeing and destroying or damaging at least 80 residences, both houses and mobile homes, as well as businesses. California Department of Forestry spokesman John Ferreira was hopeful about prospects for controlling the fire: "It looks like things are very good . . . if the winds don't pick up." Full containment was expected by early Tuesday, the department said. Gov.
NEWS
March 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sheriff's deputies and rescuers searched Concow Creek for a 6-year-old girl who was swept off a bicycle and into churning water while crossing a bridge on her way to school. Amanda Shelton disappeared into Concow Creek on Monday morning while riding on the handlebars of a bicycle over a partially submerged bridge in the Sierra Nevada foothills with a friend, James Strawn, 12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1985 | Associated Press
Friends told Gary Tripp to give up when his efforts to revive his brother from a diving accident seemed to be in vain, but Tripp kept at it until he finally noticed his brother's eyelids flickering. Brian Tripp, 21, broke his neck last weekend diving onto a sand bar at Millerton Lake, in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Fresno. He was pulled from the water with blue skin, purple lips and gray eyes. "I remember some people saying, 'He's dead. He's gone.
SPORTS
August 18, 1985 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
A young man from La Mirada and his friends are riding inner tubes on the Lower Kern River. The young man is suddenly pulled by the current into a white-water area and is knocked off his inner tube. His body is found three days later. A man from Bakersfield is standing on a mossy rock in the Lower Kern River, fishing. He falls into the river. His wife, eight months pregnant, clutches his hand for a few seconds, but he slips away, into the current. Eight days later, his body still is not found.
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