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December 18, 1994 | ERIC MANKIN, Mankin is a Los Angeles-based free-lance writer. and
We wanted to get out to the desert. Usually that means just driving east, but an interesting arithmetic had presented itself. The round-trip fare to Tucson for two people, with tax, was $158 on Morris Air, thanks to an accompanying passenger discount. (Morris has since been bought by Southwest Airlines, which offers a similar round-trip for two for about $120.) Budget offered people showing airline tickets a special weekend rate of $20.50 per day on larger-than-juice-can rental cars.
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March 22, 1998 | MICHAEL PARRISH, Parrish, a freelance writer, is a former business reporter for The Times
I've lived most of my life in deserts--the Great Basin, the Sahara, now the Mojave. So while many who trek to this little-settled corner in southwestern Arizona will be struck by the rugged openness of the vast Sonoran Desert, what impresses me is its luxuriance. Generous summer thundershowers bring the region extra water.
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TRAVEL
March 22, 1998 | MICHAEL PARRISH, Parrish, a freelance writer, is a former business reporter for The Times
I've lived most of my life in deserts--the Great Basin, the Sahara, now the Mojave. So while many who trek to this little-settled corner in southwestern Arizona will be struck by the rugged openness of the vast Sonoran Desert, what impresses me is its luxuriance. Generous summer thundershowers bring the region extra water.
TRAVEL
December 18, 1994 | ERIC MANKIN, Mankin is a Los Angeles-based free-lance writer. and
We wanted to get out to the desert. Usually that means just driving east, but an interesting arithmetic had presented itself. The round-trip fare to Tucson for two people, with tax, was $158 on Morris Air, thanks to an accompanying passenger discount. (Morris has since been bought by Southwest Airlines, which offers a similar round-trip for two for about $120.) Budget offered people showing airline tickets a special weekend rate of $20.50 per day on larger-than-juice-can rental cars.
NEWS
December 8, 1987 | Associated Press
Intruders broke into the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and killed one of its two bighorn sheep, then severed the animal's head and a leg, officials said Monday. Chris Helms, a museum spokesman, said that the killing Sunday may have been part of a satanic ritual. The 6-year-old ram was owned by the state Department of Game and Fish, said Bill Rutan, a wildlife manager for that agency. The animal's carcass was found in the bighorn enclosure at the museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1988 | Compiled by Times Science Writer Thomas Maugh II from research presented at the meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science in Boston last week
Archeologists have discovered an ancient canal north of Tucson, Ariz., that may have been a major source of drinking water for a now-vanished society of Native Americans called the Hohokam. Paul R. Fish and his colleagues at the University of Arizona said that the six-mile long structure carried water from the Santa Cruz River to a Hohokam village called the Marana Platform Site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1988 | EDWARD B. HAVENS, United Press International
The olive branch, an ancient symbol of peace emblazoned on the United Nations flag, is unwelcome in one Arizona desert county which became the first to ban olives as a pollen nuisance. Pima County has declared war on the olive tree, first imported to California by Franciscan missionaries in 1769 and cultivated in Mediterranean lands for perhaps 54 centuries. The ripened fruit of the olive tree decorates swizzle sticks in martini glasses and canapes at holiday parties.
OPINION
March 13, 2013
Re "Is the border secure?," March 10 Supporters of building a nearly impenetrable fence along the U.S.-Mexico border say such a barrier would go a long way toward stopping illegal immigration. However, an estimated 40% of the illegal immigrants already in the United States (more than 4 million of the total) are visa abusers. These are people who came to the United States with a valid visa (tourist, student or others) and stayed past the expiration. Many of them don't look like Mexicans, and they blend into our society.
NEWS
March 1, 1987 | KATHEE YAMAMOTO, Community Correspondent
Bromeliads are hardy plants; some species don't even need soil. But they are native to humid climates, so it's a bit surprising that one of the largest collections of bromeliads in the world is in Gardena, where partners Paul Isley and Jerry Robinson claim to have 500 species on a two-acre spread. A Santa Monica native who now lives in Manhattan Beach, the brown-haired Isley, 39, retains the look of a youthful surfer.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Susan Denley
French luxury children's label Catimini plans to celebrate the grand opening of its new Beverly Hills boutique with a family-friendly event from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Kids can enjoy a balloon artist, coloring station, popcorn and juice while adults sip champagne, munch on snacks and, of course, shop. The two-level store at 9511 S. Santa Monica  Blvd. contains clothing, accessories and shoes for boys and girls from newborn to around age 14. Regular store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
NATIONAL
May 6, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON -- The Sonora desert claims the lives of hundreds of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each year. Many of the dead -- about one out of three -- go unidentified. Now, there may be an easier way to put a name to some of these suspected border-crossers who died north of the international boundary. Monday, the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner joined with Humane Borders to launch a Web-based system that will allow the public to identify the deceased found in the desert in the Tucson area -- more than 2,000 dating back 13 years.
NEWS
March 23, 1987 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II
Meeting the 13 candidates who want to spend two years inside Biosphere II is something like stepping into a commune filled with 1960s liberals. Members of the close-knit group tend to be young, well traveled, highly motivated and idealistic. In interviews, they expressed strong views about the need to protect and nurture the environment.
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