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June 16, 1988
The grand opening of Solstice Canyon Park in the Santa Monica Mountains will be Sunday, to correspond closely with the summer solstice. The event will consist of self-guided walks and picnicking from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a grand opening ceremony at 1 p.m. and guided hikes throughout the afternoon until 5 p.m. Shuttle buses will run from the Malibu Civic Center parking lot every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Private vehicles will not be allowed in the canyon.
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August 23, 2005 | Scott Doggett
ABOUT 150 acres of Solstice Canyon could be protected as part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area using $1.2 million in funding allocated in the transportation bill President Bush signed into law earlier this month. About half of the 1,115-acre canyon falls in the park's boundaries, but the new funds could be used to acquire lands and preserve nearly two-thirds of the canyon, says park spokesman Charles Taylor.
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NEWS
December 24, 1988 | JOHN McKINNEY
With the arrival of winter and winter solstice, now is a good time to visit Solstice Canyon Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. The park is enjoyable year-round, but winter is a particularly fine time to ramble through the quiet canyon. From the park's upper slopes, you might even sight gray whales migrating past Point Dume. Southern Californians don't spend much time pondering the winter solstice, that time in the Northern Hemisphere when we have our shortest day, our longest night.
NEWS
October 5, 2004 | Jenna Bordelon, Special to The Times
I will need hair spray for my hike with Jayne Osborne. It's for the ticks. Jayne, an avid hiker who has visited Solstice Canyon four times, knows an elementary schoolteacher who coats her hair with Aqua Net to ward off lice. Jayne figures ticks won't like the sticky stuff either. "Of all the people I've gone hiking with, I'm the only one who hasn't gotten a tick on her head," she says.
NEWS
December 23, 1989 | JOHN McKINNEY, McKinney is the author of hiking books and a regular contributor to The Times.
Solstice Canyon Park in the Santa Monica Mountains is enjoyable year-round, but winter is a particularly fine time to ramble through the quiet canyon. A newly opened path--Rising Sun Trail--lets you explore the park's upper slopes, from which you might even sight gray whales migrating past Point Dume. Winter solstice, to us modern city dwellers, may seem nothing more than a scientific abstraction--the time when the sun is farthest south of the Equator.
NEWS
October 5, 2004 | Jenna Bordelon, Special to The Times
I will need hair spray for my hike with Jayne Osborne. It's for the ticks. Jayne, an avid hiker who has visited Solstice Canyon four times, knows an elementary schoolteacher who coats her hair with Aqua Net to ward off lice. Jayne figures ticks won't like the sticky stuff either. "Of all the people I've gone hiking with, I'm the only one who hasn't gotten a tick on her head," she says.
NEWS
August 23, 2005 | Scott Doggett
ABOUT 150 acres of Solstice Canyon could be protected as part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area using $1.2 million in funding allocated in the transportation bill President Bush signed into law earlier this month. About half of the 1,115-acre canyon falls in the park's boundaries, but the new funds could be used to acquire lands and preserve nearly two-thirds of the canyon, says park spokesman Charles Taylor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1996 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a war without end, the fight against fire in the brush-filled parklands of the Santa Monica Mountains. But using hard-won lessons, civilian employees of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy prevailed last week, joining firefighters to battle raging flames in a successful defense of Malibu's Solstice Canyon Park. "Even though we were right in the middle of the fire, the only thing we lost was a Porta Potti," conservancy Executive Director Joseph Edmiston said.
NEWS
October 4, 1987 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Two long-sought acquisitions--of acreage in Malibu's pristine Solstice Canyon and of historic bungalows near the Hollywood Bowl--are expected to go forward as the result of two bills that will take effect next year. Gov. George Deukmejian on Wednesday signed into law a bill by Sen. Dan McCorquodale (D-San Jose) that sets aside about $20 million in state tideland oil revenues, including $1.4 million that could be applied to the purchase of 345 acres of Solstice Canyon near Corral State Beach.
TRAVEL
October 2, 1994 | JOHN McKINNEY
"Think globally, act locally" could be the motto for builders of the new Solstice International Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu. The self-guided interpretive trail leads hikers along a year-round creek and introduces them to the flora and history of the Santa Monica Mountains. Interpretive pamphlets are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Cantonese and Mandarin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1997
Solstice Canyon Park, carved out of land owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, is awash in color, with California poppies, sunflowers and other blossoms and grasses forming a backdrop for a stream and waterfalls. It's off Pacific Coast Highway on Corral Canyon Road in Malibu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1996 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a war without end, the fight against fire in the brush-filled parklands of the Santa Monica Mountains. But using hard-won lessons, civilian employees of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy prevailed last week, joining firefighters to battle raging flames in a successful defense of Malibu's Solstice Canyon Park. "Even though we were right in the middle of the fire, the only thing we lost was a Porta Potti," conservancy Executive Director Joseph Edmiston said.
TRAVEL
October 2, 1994 | JOHN McKINNEY
"Think globally, act locally" could be the motto for builders of the new Solstice International Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu. The self-guided interpretive trail leads hikers along a year-round creek and introduces them to the flora and history of the Santa Monica Mountains. Interpretive pamphlets are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Cantonese and Mandarin.
NEWS
December 23, 1989 | JOHN McKINNEY, McKinney is the author of hiking books and a regular contributor to The Times.
Solstice Canyon Park in the Santa Monica Mountains is enjoyable year-round, but winter is a particularly fine time to ramble through the quiet canyon. A newly opened path--Rising Sun Trail--lets you explore the park's upper slopes, from which you might even sight gray whales migrating past Point Dume. Winter solstice, to us modern city dwellers, may seem nothing more than a scientific abstraction--the time when the sun is farthest south of the Equator.
NEWS
December 24, 1988 | JOHN McKINNEY
With the arrival of winter and winter solstice, now is a good time to visit Solstice Canyon Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. The park is enjoyable year-round, but winter is a particularly fine time to ramble through the quiet canyon. From the park's upper slopes, you might even sight gray whales migrating past Point Dume. Southern Californians don't spend much time pondering the winter solstice, that time in the Northern Hemisphere when we have our shortest day, our longest night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Chevron USA Inc. has agreed to pay $100,000 toward the purchase of Malibu's Solstice Canyon as the final settlement of a Sierra Club lawsuit over illegal pollutant discharges into Santa Monica Bay. The settlement, which follows an earlier record agreement to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties, concludes nearly two years of litigation over what had been repeated pollution discharge violations at Chevron's El Segundo refinery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Chevron USA Inc. has agreed to pay $100,000 toward the purchase of Malibu's Solstice Canyon as the final settlement of a Sierra Club lawsuit over illegal pollutant discharges into Santa Monica Bay. The settlement, which follows an earlier record agreement to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties, concludes nearly two years of litigation over what had been repeated pollution discharge violations at Chevron's El Segundo refinery.
NEWS
October 4, 1987 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Two long-sought acquisitions--of acreage in Malibu's pristine Solstice Canyon and of historic bungalows near the Hollywood Bowl--are expected to go forward as the result of two bills that will take effect next year. Gov. George Deukmejian on Wednesday signed into law a bill by Sen. Dan McCorquodale (D-San Jose) that sets aside about $20 million in state tideland oil revenues, including $1.4 million that could be applied to the purchase of 345 acres of Solstice Canyon near Corral State Beach.
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